Two proposed, new city ordinances are before the California City Council.
Discussion concerning the wording of these ordinances has been on-going for several months, with legal and technical advice and input from experts, including the police department and the city attorney.
Proposed Ordinance 20.026, if approved by the City of California Board of Aldermen, would prohibit parking of vehicles on any lawns, lots or other surfaces in the city limits which are unpaved — meaning, no vehicles could be parked on dirt, mud, grass or other vegetation. Nothing could be parked on unpaved areas for more than eight hours, although the rules could be waved for special events.
Proposed Ordinance 20.027, if approved, would prohibit anyone doing mechanical work on a vehicle on a city street or alley in the city.
Both of these proposed ordinances are intended to continue the effort to improve the city, to insure the health and safety of the citizens of the city.
In addition, the council is looking over Ordinance 24.041, which relates to public nuisances in the city. Those items under public nuisances include a large number of items.
Included are restrictions on: weed height, cut or fallen fallen trees, broken furniture and old appliances in the yard, dense or noxious smoke from burning, animal carcasses, wrecked vehicles on the street, and outdoor storage of vehicles designed for racing.
The Board of Aldermen will discuss these proposed and updated ordinances at the October council meeting. Plans are to take final action on these ordinances at the November meeting.
Residents wanting additional information, or have input concerning these or other ordinances are encouraged to attend the next council meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the California City Hall, or contact the Board of Aldermen, the California City Police or City Attorney Ann Perry.