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17.46.060 Enforcement.

A.  If a Publication Box (including a Co-located Publication Box) is found to be in violation of any section of this Chapter, an attempt will be made to contact the permittee of a Co-located Publication Box, or the Distributor of the Publication Box to provide notification of the violation.  In the event the city is unable to contact the permittee or Distributor after 15 days of noted violation, the Publication Box (including a Co-located Publication Box) will be deemed Abandoned.

B.  Violations that are not corrected within 15 days of notification will be subject to fine per the Transportation Fee Schedule (per TRN-3.450).

C.  Publication Boxes (including a Co-located Publication Boxes) with violations that go uncorrected for 30 days after notification, as well as Publication Boxes (including a Co-located Publication Boxes) that remain empty for a period of 30 consecutive days, shall be deemed Abandoned and may be removed by the City.  The City will store all removed Publication Boxes (including a Co-located Publication Boxes) for 3 months, during which time the permittee of a Co-located Publication Box, or the Distributor of the Publication Box may redeem them after paying any outstanding fines, penalties and storage fees.  After 3 months, the City may auction, sell, or dispose of any Publication Boxes (including a Co-located Publication Boxes) that is not redeemed from storage.