No merchandise displays advertisements, signage or other similar materials may be placed on any public street, public alley, or public sidewalk within the city, except as may be specifically permitted by the Zoning Administrator or the City Council, or except as may be placed there under the direction of an employee or public official of the city. Benches may be placed on public sidewalks with the express permission of the Public Works Director. However, benches may be placed only in areas where the public sidewalk is at least eight feet wide and at the location specified by the Public Works Director. The benches must meet the bench specifications of the city. The benches become the property of the city upon placement. No advertising or name may be placed on the benches. Any person who places said objects in violation of this section shall be guilty of a violation of this section. A violation of this section shall be deemed to be a nuisance, and shall be abated in accordance with § 97.11.
('69 Code, § 18-9)  (Ord. 0-86-12, passed 7-28-86; Am. Ord. 0-93-12, passed 12-13-93)  Penalty, see § 10.99