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(A) In addition to and in accordance with the determination made and the authority granted by the state of California under section 22660 of the Vehicle Code to remove abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof as public nuisances, the council of the city hereby makes the following findings:
1. The accumulation and storage of abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof on private or public property not including highways is hereby found to create a condition tending to reduce the value of private property, to promote blight and deterioration, to invite plundering, to create fire hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, to create a harborage for rodents and insects and to be injurious to the health, safety and general welfare. Therefore the presence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle or part thereof, on private or public property not including highways, except as expressly hereinafter permitted, is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance which may be abated as such in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(B) As used in this chapter:
HIGHWAY: A way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. "Highway" includes "street".
PUBLIC PROPERTY: The term "public property" does not include "highway".
VEHICLE: A device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, except a device moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. (Ord. 986, 11-26-1968)