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NUISANCE LAWS - STATE/CITY

13-2917. Public nuisance; abatement; classification

A.     It is a public nuisance, and is no less a nuisance because the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted is unequal, for anything:

       1.     To be injurious to health, indecent, offensive to the senses or an obstruction to the free use of property that interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property by an entire community or neighborhood or by a considerable number of persons.

       2.     To unlawfully obstruct the free passage or use, in the customary manner, of any navigable lake, river, bay, stream, canal or basin, or any public park, square, street or highway.

B.   It is a public nuisance for any person to sell, offer to sell, transfer, trade or disseminate any item which is obscene as defined in section 13-3501, within two thousand feet, measured in a straight line, of the nearest boundary line of any of the following:
         
       1.     Any building used as a private or public elementary or high school.
       2.     Any public park.
       3.     Any residence district as defined in section 28-101.

C.   The county attorney, the attorney general or the city attorney may bring an action in superior court to abate, enjoin and prevent the activity described in subsections A and B of this section.

D.   Any person who knowingly maintains or commits a public nuisance or who knowingly fails or refuses to perform any legal duty relating to the removal of a public nuisance is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.

Sedona Ordinances




          13.35.020 Environmental nuisances defined.     
     

In addition to the public nuisances defined by this code, ordinance or state law, the following specific acts, omissions and conditions in or upon any private lot, building, structure or premises, or in or upon any public right-of-way, street, avenue, alley, park, parkway or other public or private place in the city, are hereby declared to be, among others, environmental nuisances which endanger the public health and safety:.




          8.15.010 Nuisance defined.

It is unlawful for any person to maintain a public nuisance. Anything which isinjurious to health or indecent or offensive to the senses, or which interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property or anything which unlawfully obstructs the free passage or use in a customary manner of any public place, street, sidewalk or alley in the city, is a public nuisance and subject to summary abatement. [Code 2006 § 10-1-5].




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