§ 9-4404.  Nuisance Abatement Activities.
   (1)   Measures that may be taken to reduce, eliminate or prevent future recurrence of nuisance behavior, or that may be required as part of an agreement on a nuisance abatement plan, may include the following:
      (a)   Taking steps to prevent the specific nuisance behavior, personally or through an agent such as a private security company;
      (b)   Hiring sufficient licensed and insured security personnel to patrol the business premises and the sidewalks abutting the business;
      (c)   Documenting ongoing communication efforts with the Police Department regarding nuisance behavior activities;
      (d)   Participating in regular meetings with community-based organizations at which specific efforts to address nuisance behavior are discussed;
      (e)   Installing and maintaining improved lighting at each point of entry to and exit from the business and in designated common areas;
      (f)   Installing and maintaining surveillance cameras at each point of entry to and exit from the business, in designated common areas and in interior spaces, illuminated in such a manner so as to identify persons entering and exiting the business and maintaining recordings from such cameras for not less than 30 days after the recording occurs;
      (g)   Installing metal detectors to screen persons visiting the business;
      (h)   Maintaining an internal log or incident reporting system documenting the owner's response to specific incidents of illegal activity inside the business or on the sidewalks abutting the business;
      (i)   Displaying signage identifying prohibited behavior at the property;
      (j)   Making specific efforts to address litter and other cleanliness issues;
      (k)   Installing soundproofing insulation or taking other steps to control noise;
      (l)   Changing the hours of operation in a manner designed to reduce the likelihood of nuisance behavior;
      (m)   Changing business operations or products sold in a manner designed to reduce the likelihood of nuisance behavior; and
      (n)   Any other measures deemed likely to abate or prevent the recurrence of the nuisance behavior. 1251

 

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   Enrolled bill numbered this as subsection (l); renumbered by Code editor.