Section 11-251 Weeds defined.

    As used in this division, the term “weeds” means:

    (1)    All vegetation, other than commonly known and recognized trees, decorative shrubs and ornamental grasses, which has attained a height of 12 inches or more and which meets any one of the following tests:

        a.    Vegetation which may exhale unpleasant or noxious odors.
        b.    Vegetation which does or could conceal deposits of trash or other material or which does or could afford food or harborage for rats, mice or snakes.
        c.    Vegetation which is commonly known and recognized as weeds and grasses.
        d.    Vegetation which causes a safety hazard by obstructing the line of sight of a motor vehicle driver, bicyclist or pedestrian at a street intersection.
        e.    Vegetation which could interfere with the passage of motor vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians on any public right-of-way.

        (2)    Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, at any height or stage of maturity.


(Code 1964, § 10.7020; Ord. No. 16982, § 2, 8-6 -01)


(16982, Amended, 09/01/2001, Prior Text)