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7.22.010 PURPOSE.

This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority provided in Government Code Sections 38771 through 38773.5 and pursuant to the City's police powers. The purpose of this chapter is to identify activity which constitutes a public nuisance, to provide for the summary abatement of such a nuisance at the expense of the persons creating, causing, committing or maintaining it, and to promote the public peace, health, safety and welfare by minimizing the frequency of occurrences requiring calls for service to unruly gatherings which disturb the public peace and threaten the general welfare and to promote the reduction of underage drinking by imposing penalties upon responsible persons for unruly gatherings where alcohol is consumed by, served to, or in the possession of underage persons.