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17.43.010 Purpose of Establishing Prohibited Conduct.

The purpose of these rules is to preserve pedestrian plazas areas as defined by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for the enjoyment, safety, comfort and convenience of the public and to enhance the orderly administration of the pedestrian plazas, by prohibiting conduct that unreasonably interferes with the administration and lawful use of the pedestrian plaza.  The purpose of this Chapter is not to punish any person for prior conduct, but, rather, to provide civil and non-punitive regulations the Council finds necessary to prevent nuisances and to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public using the pedestrian plazas.  Any violation of the provisions of this Chapter is punishable in accordance with these rules.