§ 3701.

FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco finds and declares that:

a.

The vast majority of emergency alarms to which law enforcement officials respond are false alarms. Most false alarms are the result of improper maintenance or improper or careless use of an alarm system.

b.

The public and the police are subjected to needless danger when the police are called to respond to false alarms. In addition, police officers responding to false alarms are not available to carry out other police duties. In the interest of using limited law enforcement resources most effectively and efficiently, the number of false alarms can and must be reduced.

c.

The purpose of this Article is to reduce the dangers and annoyances associated with the use of particular types of alarm systems and to encourage property owners to maintain their systems in good working condition and to use them properly.

d.

A prolonged sound from an audible alarm system fixed to a motor vehicle is a public nuisance.

History

(Added by Ord. 154-02, File No. 021078, App. 7/12/2002)

(Former Sec. 3701 added by Ord. 524-83, App. 11/4/83; repealed by Ord. 154-02, File No. 021078, App. 7/12/2002)

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