The Board of Supervisors hereby finds that newsracks placed and maintained on the streets, sidewalks, or other public rights-of-way, absent some reasonable regulation, may unreasonably interfere with the use of such streets, sidewalks, and public rights-of-way, and may present hazards to persons or property.
The Board of Supervisors further finds that streets, sidewalks and public rights-of-way are historically associated with the sale and distribution of newspapers and other publications, and that access to and use of these areas for such purposes is not to be denied except where such use unreasonably interferes with the use of these areas by pedestrians or traffic, or where such use presents a hazard to persons or property.
The Board of Supervisors therefore has determined that a reasonable accommodation of these competing interests can be achieved by adoption of this Article, which regulates the placement and maintenance of newsracks.
(Added by Ord. 359-85, App. 7/24/85)