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A. Public Nuisance. Abandoned shopping carts constitute a public nuisance, create potential hazards to the health and safety of the public, and interfere with pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the city. The accumulation of wrecked and dismantled abandoned shopping carts on public property tends to create conditions that reduce property values, and promotes blight and deterioration.

B. Intention. The intent of this chapter is to ensure that measures are taken to facilitate the retrieval of abandoned shopping carts in a manner consistent with state law.

C. Applicability. This chapter shall apply to all owners of any business establishments or other commercial services within the city of Auburn that provide shopping carts for customer use or the public. (Ord. 6530 § 1, 2014; Ord. 5906 § 1, 2005.)