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It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, owning or employed in any laundry in the City and County of San Francisco, to spray the clothing of any person or persons with water emitted from the mouth of said owner or employee.
Any person violating any of the provisions of Section 348 of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than one month, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or association of persons to establish, maintain, operate or carry on the business of a public laundry or washhouse, where clothes or other articles are cleansed, ironed, washed, starched, marked or sorted for hire or profit, including automatic laundries as defined in Section 360 of this Code, in any building or premises within the limits of the City and County of San Francisco, without having first obtained a permit therefor from the Director of Public Health, which said permit shall specify the name of the permittee and the location of the premises used or to be used as such laundry or washhouse.
(a) Permit Conditions. No permit shall be granted except upon satisfactory evidence that the premises are properly and sufficiently drained, and that all proper arrangements for carrying on the business without injury to the sanitary condition of the neighborhood have been complied with, and particularly that the provisions of all ordinance pertaining thereto have been complied with and upon a report from the Chief of the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation of the City and County of San Francisco, or other satisfactory evidence that the stoves, chimneys, machinery, equipment, washing and drying apparatus and the appliances for heating smoothing-irons are adequate and in good condition, and that their use is not dangerous to the surrounding property from fire, and that all proper precautions have been taken to comply with the provisions of the ordinance defining the fire limits of the City and County of San Francisco and regulating the erection and use of buildings in said city and county, and of all ordinances pertaining thereto.
It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Health and of the Chief of the Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation, respectively, upon request of any applicant for a permit hereunder to inspect the premises on which it is proposed to establish, maintain, operate or carry on said business, or in which said business is being maintained, operated or carried on with a view to ascertaining the existence or nonexistence of the conditions and matters set forth in this Section.
(b) Revocation of Permits, etc. The Director of Public Health shall not grant, refuse or revoke any permit hereunder except after a full hearing, publicly had, at which the applicant or permittee may appear in person and by counsel and introduce evidence; and in the granting, refusal or revocation of permits said Director of Public Health shall exercise a sound and reasonable discretion.
Permits issued hereunder are not transferable.
Any permit granted hereunder shall be revocable by the Director of Public Health for any violation of the provisions of any ordinances of the City and County of San Francisco, in the conduct of such laundry or washhouse.
(c) Persons Afflicted with Contagious Diseases. No person, firm, corporation or association of persons maintaining, operating or carrying on the business of a public laundry or washhouse or automatic laundry, as defined in Section 360 hereof, within the limits of the City and County of San Francisco, shall permit any person suffering from any infectious or contagious disease to lodge, sleep or remain within or upon the premises used by him, her, it or them, for the purpose of such laundry or washhouse.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or association of persons to establish, maintain, operate or carry on a public laundry or washhouse, or automatic laundry as defined in Section 360 hereof, within the City and County of San Francisco in any building or any portion thereof, or in any annex or outhouse thereto or other premises that is frequented by persons likely to spread infectious, contagious or loathsome diseases or that is occupied or used or frequented directly or indirectly for any immoral or unlawful purpose, or that is occupied or used as a public hall or store unless there is a complete wall separation between said hall or store and said laundry, washhouse, or automatic laundry and the latter has its own separate entrance from the street.
(d) Lettering on Laundry Vehicles. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation either as owner, agent or employee of any public laundry or public washhouse, where clothes or other articles are cleansed for hire, or for any owner or operator of any independently owned laundry route, to operate or to cause to be operated any vehicle for the purpose of receiving clothes or other articles to be cleansed or for the purpose of delivering any clothes or other articles which have been cleansed, unless such vehicle shall carry in letters at least four inches high, painted on both sides, the name of the laundry where said clothes or other articles have been or are to be cleansed.
(e) Exception. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to hotels, or hospitals maintaining or operating laundries exclusively for the convenience, service or accommodation of the respective guests, patients or employees.
(f) Violation. It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee, occupant, or person in charge or control of any building or premises within the limits of the City and County of San Francisco or for the president, manager, superintendent or other managing officer of any firm, corporation or association to cause or to permit the business of public laundry or public washhouse, or automatic laundry as defined in Section 360 hereof, to be established, maintained, operated or carried on in any building or premises within the City and County of San Francisco in violation or in disregard of the provisions of this Article.
No permittee may change or replace existing machinery or equipment or install additional machinery or equipment in any building or premises for which a permit has been previously issued under the provisions of Section 354 of this Article without first having obtained a certificate of approval therefor from the Director of Public Health. No certificate of approval shall be granted except upon satisfactory evidence that such change, replacement or installation is in compliance with the conditions and requirements set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 354 for the original issuance of a permit for the laundry operation.
(Amended by Ord. 257-59, App. 5/14/59)
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to maintain any device for receiving soiled clothing for the purpose of being laundered, or to conduct any office or place for the collection of soiled clothing for laundering purposes, or for the distribution of clothing after laundering, within any building, room, apartment, dwelling, basement or cellar where food stuffs are sold, offered for sale, prepared, produced, manufactured, packed, stored, or otherwise disposed of; or in any premises wherein the business of secondhand or misfit clothing, hat or clothing renovating, cleaning and dyeing and repairing of shoes is conducted.
Any automatic laundry is defined to be any place where two or more self-service type automatic washing machines are installed, each powered by electric motors; where one or more gas-fired or electric heated drying machines are installed; where one or more extractor machines are installed; and where a fee is charged for the individual use of such washing machines and drying machines or either of them.
(a) Solicitation of Business, Collection of Laundry. It shall be unlawful for the owner, operator or there agent to solicit or collect clothing to be laundered from the customer outside the premises.
(b) Operation, Removal of Clothes by Operators. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent the operator of an automatic laundry, as defined herein, from operating and controlling the mechanical operations of the equipment in such automatic laundry, or from removing clothes from the washing machines after the washing operation has been completed, or from placing such cleansed clothes in and removing them from an extractor or drying machine.
(c) Maintenance of Machines. It shall be the duty of the owner, operator, or their agent of the automatic laundry, to post in a conspicuous manner, the name, address and telephone number of the person or entity responsible for the servicing of defective machinery in the automatic laundry. For purposes of this Section, a post office box number constitutes an address.
(d) Penalty. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section 360 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $200, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than one month, or by such fine and imprisonment.
(Amended by Ord. 331-75; App. 7/16/75)