CHAPTER 15. OFFENSES--MISCELLANEOUS.
Sec. 15-9. Possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited on premises of retail package off-sale alcoholic beverage licensee.
(a) This section may be cited as the “illegal consumption of
alcoholic beverages ordinance.”
(b) No person shall consume any
alcoholic beverage, as defined in Business and Professions Code Section 23004,
on or in any posted parking lot immediately adjacent to the posted premises of
any retail package off-sale alcoholic beverage licensee licensed pursuant to
Division 9 (commencing with Section 23000) of the Business and Professions Code,
or on any public sidewalk immediately adjacent to the licensed and posted
premises. Any person violating the provisions hereof shall be guilty of an
(c) As used in subsection (b), “posted premises”
means those premises which are subject to licensure under any retail package
off-sale alcoholic beverage license, the parking lot immediately adjacent to the
licensed premises and any public sidewalk immediately adjacent to the licensed
premises on which clearly visible notices indicate to the patrons of the
licensee and parking lot and to persons on the public sidewalk, that the
provisions of subsection (b) are applicable.
(d) The provisions of this
section shall not apply to a private residential parking lot which is
immediately adjacent to the posted premises, but nothing in this subsection
shall affect the power of the city to regulate the possession of an opened
alcoholic beverage in any public place or in a place open to the public. (Ord.
No. 1045, § 1; Ord. No. 1204, § 2(A).)