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SEC. 7A-3.1.   CITY REMOVAL OF SHOPPING CART FROM A PUBLIC PLACE.
   (a)   A shopping cart found by the city in a public place shall be presumed lost or abandoned, unless the shopping cart has:
      (1)   been reported as stolen to the Dallas Police Department within the last 30 days;
      (2)   a legible name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the shopping cart; and
      (3)   a legible unique identifier, such as a serial number.
   (b)   A shopping cart found by the city in a public place is hereby declared a public nuisance.
   (c)   A shopping cart found by the city in a public place shall be considered litter.
   (d)   Upon collection, the city may immediately dispose of the shopping cart, including by recycling it, or the city may temporarily store the shopping cart before disposing of it, whichever method the director, in the director's discretion, deems appropriate.  For purposes of this section, DIRECTOR is the director of the department of street services of the city of Dallas.  (Ord. 30136)