Cart Ordinances

Chino, CA

Chino, CA
20.21.140 - Convenience markets and grocery stores. Modified

A. Convenience markets. Where a convenience market abuts residentially zoned property, no commercial loading activity is permitted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

B. Grocery stores.

1. Where a grocery store or supermarket abuts residentially zoned property, no commercial loading activity is permitted between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. In addition, the planning commission may restrict hours of operation based upon potential adverse impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.

2. The final approving authority may impose additional special operational conditions, requirements or standards, as it deems necessary to ensure the public health, safety and general welfare.

3. New or substantially altered commercial development utilizing outdoor shopping carts shall develop and implement, in coordination with the property owner, an anti-theft/abandoned cart prevention plan. The anti-theft/abandoned cart prevention plan must include, at a minimum, the following information subject to review and approval by the director of community development:

a. Pertinent business information, including the name and address of the business, phone number for the premises where business is conducted. If the address and phone number of the cart owner is different from the business owner, this information shall also be provided.

b. Cart identification conforming to state law.

c. A complete cart inventory of all carts belonging to, maintained on or in the premises.

d. Standard procedure for written notification to customers that removal of carts from the premises is prohibited and a violation of state and local law. Appropriate notification may be provided in the form of shopping bags, flyers, or any form of written notification effective in notifying customers of the prohibition.

e. A description of physical measures designed to prevent the removal of carts from the premises. These measures may include, but are not limited to: Devices attached to carts which prevent their removal from the premises or a designated employee or security guard posted to deter or stop customers from removing carts from the premises.

f. A standard procedure for retrieval of abandoned carts, or proof that the owner has entered into a contract approved by the City of Chino for cart retrieval services.

g. A description of an ongoing employee training program designed to educate all employees on the anti-theft/abandoned cart prevention plan.

(Ord. 2010-05, § 1(exh. A), 2010.)

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