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Curfew, recycling laws receive updates

SOLANA BEACH — City Council amended two ordinances at the May 12 meeting that address the city’s juvenile curfew and recycling.
San Diego County recently amended its curfew ordinance, making it illegal for a minor to be in a public place unaccompanied by an adult between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
In response to a request from Supervisor Pam Slater-Price to make the laws consistent, Solana Beach also moved its nighttime juvenile curfew back one hour, from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The county adopted the earlier curfew time in March.
Since then, law enforcement officers have witnessed juveniles hanging out in neighboring areas with later curfews.
Adult supervision is not required if a minor is traveling interstate or attending or going to and from work, an emergency or an educational or religious event.
Council members also updated the city’s recycling ordinance to include all businesses. When legislation addressing solid waste collection and disposal was enacted, it covered all single- and multifamily households, office buildings, hospitality industry owners and occupants and industrial facilities.
While the law specifically listed most businesses, it failed to state that all businesses, including retail, were required to recycle.
City Manager David Ott said the cost of recycling should offset the need for trash disposal, so the updated ordinance could actually save businesses money.