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 infraction.
(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).)