Sec. 3-3. Signs in public rights-of-way.
(a) Except for the city, no one shall install any signs, banners, billboards or similar structures or objects in the public rights-of-way.
(b) Any violation of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance. No person shall have any legal right to the continued presence of a sign in a public right-of-way in violation of this section, nor is there any legal remedy against any person solely for the removal from a public right-of-way of a sign which is in violation of this section. Any person may abate the nuisance created by a violation of this section without liability for doing so. If abatement is made by the city, the reasonable costs incurred in removal may be assessed against any person responsible for or benefited by the violation, and such costs shall be collected in the same manner as city taxes. For a willful violation, the city shall be entitled to recover costs, the reasonable value of attorney's fees, and punitive damages in any proceeding which it may bring to enjoin future violations. (Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04; Ord. No. O-05-162, 12-13-05)
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