Mayor Casey Tanaka,
After reading the crime blog posted on this site...it's clear that there are bigger problems.
What exactly is the violation in spreading some sand on the pavement and that's sand that he swept up
from the street to begin with?
The algae and kelp cost more to deal with and were a bigger mess.
He PROVIDES smiles from everyone I see pass by...the number of tourists who take pictures astounds me.
Abuse of POWER by law enforcement is a complete waste of taxpayers dollars.
He has complied with a liability policy.
What ordinance is he not in compliance with?
It is demeaning and mean spirited to continue this persecution.
Please advise what it takes to stop this and leave the "old man" alone.
No person shall place, remove or replace any item within the public right-of-way or on public property nor shall a person do or cause to be done any work in the public right-of-way or on public property covered by this title without first having obtained a permit, a City contract or a franchise right to do so. All activities performed under this title shall be done in accordance with conditions of the required permit, City contract or franchise and shall conform to the approved plans, standard drawings, standard specifications, general provisions and other conditions determined by the Director of Public Services as being applicable to the project. This title, however, shall not affect the requirements of any other title of the Municipal Code requiring permits, the payment of fees or the granting of franchises.