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16.70.330 Impounding Bicycles.

A.  A bicycle left on a street or other public property for more than 72 hours may be impounded.

B.  A bicycle may be immediately impounded if:

1.  It is parked in violation of this code and obstructs or impedes pedestrian or vehicular traffic; or

2.  It is an immediate threat to the public welfare.

C.  The impounding agency must make reasonable efforts to notify the owner of the impoundment and a description of how and by what date the bicycle must be claimed.

D.  A fee may be charged to the owner of an impounded bicycle.  No impoundment fee will be charged to the owner of a stolen bicycle that has been impounded.

E.  An impounded bicycle that remains unclaimed after 30 days may be disposed of in accordance with city procedures for disposal of abandoned or lost personal property.