Moreno Valley, CA
CHAPTER 6.12 AND SECTION 9.28.260: RELATING TO THE REGULATION AND CONTAINMENT OF SHOPPING CARTS
Section 6.12.010: Purpose
a) This chapter is adopted to set forth regulations to ensure that reasonable measures are taken by the owners and operators of retail establishments to either prevent the removal of shopping carts from the premises, or provide for the prompt retrieval of removed or abandoned shopping carts, to complement and supplement provisions of state law, and to adopt local regulations to the extent not otherwise preempted by state statute.
Section 6.12.050: Shopping Cart Abatement
a) Upon discovering the existence of a removed or abandoned shopping cart which is not belonging to a particular retail establishment, or parts thereof, on public or private property within the City, enforcement personnel shall have the authority to cause the abatement and removal thereof in accordance with the procedures described in this chapter.
Section 9.28.260: Shopping Cart Containment and Retrieval Requirements
a) General Provisions: The provisions in this chapter are applicable to new businesses with ten or more shopping carts established after the adoption of this ordinance and to existing businesses with ten or more shopping carts which have experienced a change in ownership after the adoption of this ordinance.
1) Cart Containment and Retrieval Plan
I) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every business that provides shopping carts to customers for use on their premises shall develop, implement and comply with the provisions of a written plan approved by the City to prevent customers from removing shopping carts from the premises of such business without authorization of the owner and to provide for the retrieval of removed or abandoned shopping carts which have been removed from the premises of the retail establishment (the "plan"), and shall demonstrate compliance with all other purposes and provisions of this chapter.
2) Containment Methods
II) All shopping carts shall be contained or controlled within the boundaries of the store premises, which refers to the lot area, maintained, managed and/or utilized by the business, that may include the building, parking lot and adjacent walkways where the business’s shopping carts are permitted.
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