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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.

23.58.010 PURPOSE.

This chapter is enacted pursuant to the City's police powers. The purpose of this chapter is to require all areas in bars that are open for patron use to be readily visible upon entry into the bar, or from public areas outside private rooms that might be provided in bars. This requirement is necessary to discourage illegal activity that might occur in areas that are not readily visible to public view.