[HISTORY: Adopted by the Rochester City Council 11-25-1941; amended in its entirety 5-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-190. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall paint, mark or write on or post or otherwise affix any handbill or sign to or upon any sidewalk, crosswalk, curb, street lamppost, hydrant, tree, shrub, tree stake or guard, electric light or power or telephone pole or wire, fire alarm box, bridge, street sign, traffic sign or other traffic control device, parking meter or any other street appurtenance.
Any handbill or sign found posted or otherwise affixed contrary to the provisions of this section may be removed or obliterated by the City. The person responsible for any such illegal posting shall be liable for the cost incurred in the removal thereof, in addition to any penalty which may be imposed.
This section shall not apply to the placement of advertisements by the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority on bus shelters within the right-of-way.
[Added 4-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-127]
This section shall not apply to the placement of advertisements on or within a public bikeshare station or a public scooter-sharing station that is authorized to be placed within the public right-of-way or public lands pursuant to a duly authorized agreement, ordinance, or Municipal Code provision of the City of Rochester.
[Added 10-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-349; amended 5-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-138]
Every person owning, operating, maintaining or leasing a billboard or a part thereof or structure of any kind used for advertising purposes shall cause to be removed or obliterated therefrom any indecent, filthy, lewd or obscene writing placed upon said billboard or structure or any change made in or any damage done to the advertising, writing or printing upon the billboard or structure.
The existence of any such writing, change or damage for a period of 24 hours without correction or removal shall constitute a violation of this section.
No person shall place, leave, deposit or distribute or cause to be placed, left, deposited or distributed in any street or public place in the City or in any hallway, private area, doorstep, yard or premises any package, parcel, box, bottle, sample or other quantity of any nostrum, pills, tablets, powder, cosmetics, disinfectant, antiseptic, drug, proprietary or patent medicine or any other material of medicinal or alleged medicinal character or purporting to be a curative agent. The provisions of this section shall not, however, apply to the distribution by manufacturers or wholesale dealers of samples of medicines or drugs to physicians or the trade, to the sale of any of the aforesaid substances by the trade or to the distribution of the same by physicians in the regular practice of their profession.
The provisions of Chapter 68 of the Municipal Code shall be applicable to all licenses issued under this chapter. The Municipal Code Violations Bureau shall hear and determine charges involving violations of this chapter. Any person who violates this chapter shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 13A-11 of the Municipal Code.