SLO to issue back-to-school fines to rowdy students
September 12, 2014
As Cal Poly students return to campus, San Luis Obispo police will be patrolling neighborhoods looking for candidates for hefty fines.
Beginning Sunday at midnight and continuing over a two-week span, fines will double for violations of the San Luis Obispo Municipal Code that occur commonly around the start of the Cal Poly fall quarter. The particular code violations include carrying open containers, noise violations, unruly gatherings, public urination and hosting gathering that involve underage drinking.
Fines also double for carrying a deadly and dangerous weapon during the two-week stretch.
Fall classes begin at Cal Poly on Sept. 22. Class is preceded by Week of Welcome, which begins Monday.
In August 2013, the San Luis Obispo City Council adopted the Safety Enhancement Zone Ordinance, which allows fines to double during times of year that traditionally generate the most partying. In addition to the beginning of the fall quarter, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras are also safety enhancement times.