8.44.060 Maintenance requirements.
   In addition to the requirements of Chapter 8.20 of this code, properties subject to registration under Section 8.44.050 shall comply with the following:
   A.   In comparison to the neighborhood standard, the property shall be kept free of weeds, dry brush, dead vegetation, trash, junk, debris, building materials, any accumulation of newspapers, circulars, flyers, notices, except those required by federal, state or local law, discarded personal items including but not limited to, furniture, clothing, large and small appliances, printed material or any other items that give the appearance that the property is abandoned.
   B.   The property shall be maintained free of graffiti, tagging, or similar markings by removal or painting over with an exterior grade paint that matches the color of the exterior of the structure.
   C.   All yards visible from the public right-of-way shall be landscaped and maintained to the neighborhood standard at the time registration was required.
      1.   Landscape includes, but is not limited to, grass, ground covers, bushes, shrubs, hedges or similar plantings, decorative rock or bark, or artificial turf or sod designed specifically for residential installation.
      2.   Landscape does not include weeds, broken concrete, asphalt, decomposed granite, plastic sheeting, mulch, indoor-outdoor carpet, or any similar material.
      3.   Maintenance includes, but is not limited to, regular watering, irrigation, cutting, pruning and mowing of required landscape, and removal of all trimmings.
   D.   Pools and spas shall either be kept in working order and treated so the water remains clear and free of pollutants, debris, and any kind of larvae that would cause a health danger to the surrounding vicinity, or drained and kept dry. In either case, properties with pools or spas must comply with the minimum security fencing requirements of the State of California.
(Ord. 557 § 4, 2020; Ord. 404 § 1, 2008)