October 4, 2008

RPV Proposes Fines for Nature Trail Violations

The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to increase fines for "reckless" use of nature trails within the the city's 1,200-acre preserve.

City staff has suggested new fines for violations of an ordinance originally passed in July that declared a public nuisance of reckless trail use that endangers or harms people or animals.

For a first offense, the fine would be $100, for a second offense, $200; and for a third offense, $500. The increased amounts, which currently start at $55 for a first offense, were suggested by the Sheriff's Department. The new fines would be in line with those for violations of trail use restrictions.

The item will be heard at the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. at Fred Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes. For more information, call City Hall at 310-377-0360.

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