CHAPTER 1
VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

SECTION:

Article 1. Definitions

6-1-101:    Definitions in State Vehicle Code

6-1-102:    Other Definitions

Article 2. Traffic Administration

6-1-201:    Police Administration

6-1-202:    Traffic Accident Studies

6-1-203:    Traffic Accident Reports

6-1-204:    Annual Traffic Safety Report

6-1-205:    Duties of the Public Works Director

6-1-206:    Traffic Commission

Article 3. Enforcement and Obedience To Traffic Regulations

6-1-301:    Authority of Police and Fire Department Officials

6-1-302:    Obedience to Police and Fire Department Officials

6-1-303:    Persons Other Than Officials Shall Not Direct Traffic

6-1-304:    Public Employees to Obey Traffic Regulations

6-1-305:    Exemptions to Certain Vehicles

6-1-306:    Necessity for Signs

6-1-307:    Report of Damage to Publicly Owned Property and Utility Property

Article 4. Traffic Control Devices and Lane Markings

6-1-401:    Authority to Install Traffic Control Devices

6-1-402:    Installation and Location of Traffic Signals

6-1-403:    Traffic Control Devices; Hours of Operation

6-1-404:    Obedience to Traffic Control Devices

6-1-405:    Authority to Mark Lanes

6-1-406:    Yield Right of Way Signs

6-1-407:    Obedience to Yield Right of Way Signs

Article 5. Turning Movements

6-1-501:    Authority to Place Turning Markers

6-1-502:    Right Turns Against Red or Stop Signal

6-1-503:    Authority to Prohibit Turns

6-1-504:    Authority of Chief of Police to Designate No Turns

6-1-505:    Signs Prohibiting Left or Right Turns

6-1-506:    Obedience to No Turns Signs

Article 6. One-Way Streets and Alleys

6-1-601:    The Public Works Director to Sign One-Way Streets and Alleys

Article 7. Special Stops Required

6-1-701:    Stops At Through Streets and Intersections

6-1-702:    Temporary Stop Signs Caused by Construction Work

6-1-703:    Obedience to Stop Signs

6-1-704:    Emerging From Alley or Private Driveway

Article 8. Driving On Sidewalks and New Pavements

6-1-801:    Vehicles Shall Not Be Driven on the Sidewalk

6-1-802:    Self-Propelled Vehicles and Coasters Prohibited in City Owned Parking Lots, Structures and Other Areas Designated by the City

6-1-803:    New Pavement

Article 9. Pedestrians

6-1-901:    Establishment of Crosswalks

6-1-902:    Crossing Streets at Posted Locations

6-1-903:    Crossing at Right Angles

6-1-904:    Standing in Roadways

Article 10. Stopping, Standing and Parking

6-1-1001:    Application of Regulations

6-1-1002:    Authority to Establish Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions and Prohibitions

6-1-1003:    Permit Parking on Residential Streets

6-1-1004:    Preferential Parking in Residential Streets

6-1-1005:    Preferential Parking on Commercial Streets

6-1-1005.1:    Parking in Residential Preferential Parking Zones by Local Businesses

6-1-1006:    Authority of Public Works Director to Establish Parking on Bridges

6-1-1007:    Authority to Close or Restrict the Use of Public Parking Facilities and to Enforce Restrictions

6-1-1008:    Vehicle Parking in Commercial Zones Restricted

6-1-1008.1:    Commercial Vehicle Parking in Residential Zones Prohibited

6-1-1009:    Standing in Parkways and Approaches to Tunnels and Bridges Prohibited

6-1-1010:    Use of Streets for Storage of Vehicles Prohibited

6-1-1010.1:    Large Non-Commercial Vehicle Parking

6-1-1011:    Parking of Advertising Vehicles Prohibited

6-1-1012:    Use of Streets for Display, Advertising or Storage of Vehicles for Sale or Rent Prohibited

6-1-1013:    Parking of Non-motorized Vehicle Prohibited

6-1-1014:    Standing of a Non-vehicular Conveyance Prohibited

6-1-1015:    Parking on City Owned Property; Parking in Electric Vehicle Spaces

6-1-1016:    Parking in Library Parking Lots

6-1-1017:    Parking in Park Parking Lots

6-1-1018:    Parking on Left Hand Side of Roadway

6-1-1019:    Parking on Left Hand Side of One-Way Streets

6-1-1020:    Parking Within Marked Spaces

6-1-1021:    Authority to Establish Angle Parking

6-1-1022:    Manner of Angle Parking

6-1-1023:    Permit for Loading or Unloading at an Angle to the Curb

6-1-1024:    Parking Adjacent to Schools

6-1-1025:    Parking Prohibition Adjacent to Churches

6-1-1026:    Parking Prohibited on Narrow Streets

6-1-1027:    Parking Prohibited at Certain Places by Vehicles in Excess of Twelve Thousand Pounds Gross Weight

6-1-1028:    Overnight Parking Prohibited in Certain Commercial and Industrial Zones

6-1-1029:    Stopping or Parking Prohibited at Certain Places

6-1-1030:    Stopping or Parking Prohibited When Street Used for Other Purposes; Street Cleaning

6-1-1031:    Removal of Vehicle Interfering With Street Cleaning, Repair, Construction or Other Use of the Street

6-1-1032:    Removal of Vehicle in Violation of Parking or Standing Prohibition

6-1-1033:    Authority to Place Emergency Parking Signs

6-1-1034:    Parking on Hill or Grade

6-1-1035:    Parking at Curb; Right of Way

6-1-1036:    Parking on Private Property

6-1-1037:    Parking on Vacant Lots in Residential and Commercial Zones

6-1-1038:    Parking in Front and Side Yard Prohibited

6-1-1039:    Tampering With Tire Marks

Article 11. Curb Markings

6-1-1101:    Curb Markings and Their Meanings

Article 12. Stopping For Loading or Unloading Only

6-1-1201:    Authority to Establish Loading Zones

6-1-1202:    Marking of Loading Zones

6-1-1202.1:    Authority to Establish Valet Parking Zones.

6-1-1203:    Authority to Establish Bus Zones

6-1-1204:    Limitation on Size of Bus Zones

6-1-1205:    Bus Zones Prohibited Near Safety Zones

6-1-1206:    Marking of Bus Zones

6-1-1207:    Public Works Director to Mark Zones

6-1-1208:    Allocating Cost of Marking Zones

6-1-1209:    Obedience to Valet parking Zones

6-1-1210:    Obedience to Bus Zone

6-1-1211:    Standing in Any Alley

Article 13. Truck Routes and Streets Prohibited to Commercial Vehicles

6-1-1301:    Truck Routes for Commercial Vehicles with Three or More Axles

6-1-1302:    Trucks Must Not Deviate From Established Routes; Exceptions

6-1-1303:    Streets Prohibited to Vehicles with Three or More Axles

6-1-1304:    Commercial Vehicles Must Keep Off Restricted Streets; Exceptions

6-1-1305:    Public Works Director to Place Signs

Article 14. Public Transit Vehicles and Trains

6-1-1401:    Authority to Establish Safety Zones

6-1-1402:    Railway Gate

6-1-1403:    Trains Not to Block Streets

Article 15. Special Speed Zones

6-1-1501:    Prima Facie Speed Limits on City Streets

6-1-1502:    Decrease of State Law Maximum Speed [Deleted by Ord. No. 3649, eff. 10/30/04.]

6-1-1503:    Decreasing State Speed Limit Between Business or Residential Districts With or Without Increasing State Speed Limit Within Such Districts [Deleted by Ord. No. 3649, eff. 10/30/04.]

6-1-1504:    Regulation of Speed of Traffic Signals

6-1-1505:    Operation of Vehicles on Public Grounds

Article 16. Parking Meter Zones

6-1-1601:    Definitions

6-1-1602:    Parking Meter Zones

6-1-1603:    Parking Meter Zones; Rates and Hours of Enforcement

6-1-1604:    Installation of Parking Meters

6-1-1605:    Designation of Parking Space by Markings

6-1-1606:    Operational Procedure to Be Followed

6-1-1607:    Unlawful to Park After Meter Time Has Expired

6-1-1608:    Counterfeit Coins Prohibited

6-1-1609:    Tampering With Meter Prohibited

6-1-1610:    Parking Restrictions Applicable to Parking Meter Zones

6-1-1611:    Unlawful to Extend Time Beyond Limit

6-1-1612:    Issuance of Parking Meter Hoods

6-1-1613:    Application for Parking Meter Hood

6-1-1614:    Fee for Parking Meter Hood

6-1-1615:    Specifications for Parking Meter Hood

6-1-1616:    Use of Parking Meter Hood

6-1-1617:    Use of Parking Space While Hood Is On Meter

6-1-1618:    Grounds for Revocation of Authority to Use Hood

6-1-1619:    Purpose of Parking Meter Fees

6-1-1620:    Enforcement

Article 17. Parades

6-1-1701:    Definitions

6-1-1702:    Permit Required; Exceptions

6-1-1703:    Application for Permit; Time of Filing

6-1-1704:    City Manager May Consider Late Applications

6-1-1705:    Issuance of Permit

6-1-1706:    Contents of Permit

6-1-1707:    Permit Rejection; Notice

6-1-1708:    Alternative Permit

6-1-1709:    Officials to Be Notified

Article 18. Moving Violations Concerning Two or More Vehicles

6-1-1801:    Driving Through Funeral Processions

6-1-1802:    Clinging to Moving Vehicles

Article 19. Bicycle Registration

6-1-1901:    Definition

6-1-1902:    Motorized Bicycles; Licensing Requirements

6-1-1903:    Necessity for Registration

6-1-1904:    Registration, Generally

6-1-1905:    Serial Number

6-1-1906:    Loss of Registration

6-1-1907:    Change of Address

6-1-1908:    Display of Decals Required

6-1-1909:    Sale or Transfer of Registered Bicycle

6-1-1910:    Purchase of Registered Bicycle

6-1-1911:    Malicious Mischief

6-1-1912:    Limit on Fine

Article 20. Bicycle Parking in Front of Places of Public Assembly

6-1-2001:    Bicycle Parking on Sidewalks Prohibited

6-1-2002:    Bicycle Parking Zones

6-1-2003:    Installation and Maintenance of Bicycle Racks

6-1-2004:    Permit Required; Application; Bicycle Rack Specifications

6-1-2005:    Bond or Insurance

6-1-2006:    Suspension and Revocation of Permit for Failure of Bond or Insurance

6-1-2007:    Parking Meter Hoods

6-1-2008:    Bicycle Parking in Bicycle Racks Only

6-1-2009:    Duty to Erect No Parking Signs; Other Vehicles Prohibited from Parking in Bicycle Parking Zone

6-1-2010:    Removal of Racks When Not in Use

Article 21. Vehicles and Traffic on the Golden Mall

6-1-2101:    Definitions

6-1-2102:    Vehicular Traffic and Horses Prohibited on Portions of Mall Reserved for Pedestrians

6-1-2103:    Permits of Necessity for Vehicular Use of Mall; Conditions and Limitations on Issuance

6-1-2104:    Emergency Permits for Vehicular Use of Mall

6-1-2105:    Special Events on Mall; Permission Required; Bond and Insurance

Article 22. Abandoned Vehicles

6-1-2201:    Purpose

6-1-2202:    Definitions

6-1-2203:    Exceptions to Applicability of This Article

6-1-2204:    Nonexclusivity of This Article

6-1-2205:    Enforcement

6-1-2206:    Determination of Administrative Costs

6-1-2207:    Authority of Chief of Police to Remove Abandoned Vehicles

6-1-2208:    Notice of Intention to Abate

6-1-2209:    When Office Hearing Required

6-1-2210:    Conduct of the Hearing

6-1-2211:    Ordering Removal of Vehicle

6-1-2212:    When Owner of Land Not Liable for Costs

6-1-2213:    Notification of Decision

6-1-2214:    Disposal of Abandoned Vehicle

6-1-2215:    Notice to Department of Motor Vehicles of Removal

6-1-2216:    Assessment of Property Owner if Payment Not Made

Article 23. Temporary Closing of Streets for Special Events

6-1-2301:    Public Works Director Authorized to Grant Permits

6-1-2302:    Application for Permit

6-1-2303:    Public Works Director to Consider Public Interest

6-1-2304:    Insurance Limits

6-1-2305:    Fee

6-1-2306:    Barricades, Lights and Warning Devices

Article 24. Closing of Roads in Parks

6-1-2401:    Closure of Roads to Stough Park and Wildwood Canyon Park

6-1-2402:    Signs at Park Entrance

6-1-2403:    Violation a Misdemeanor

6-1-2404:    Exceptions

Article 25. Overloads

6-1-2501:    Definitions

6-1-2502:    Permit Requirements

6-1-2503:    Inspection Prior to Issuance of Permit

6-1-2504:    Restrictions on Movement

6-1-2505:    Parking and Stopping

6-1-2506:    Night Moving

6-1-2507:    Overload Permit Fees

6-1-2508:    Procedure upon Application

6-1-2509:    Issuance of Permit

6-1-2510:    Extended Use Permits

6-1-2511:    Permit Contents and Limitations

6-1-2512:    Insurance and Bonds

6-1-2513:    Overload Inspector Fees

6-1-2514:    No Interference with Public Utility Property

6-1-2515:    Movement by Governmental Authorities

6-1-2516:    Exceptions

Article 26. Terminal Access for Interstate Trucks

6-1-2601:    Definitions

6-1-2602:    Purpose

6-1-2603:    Application

6-1-2604:    Fees

6-1-2605:    Modifications

6-1-2606:    Revocation of Route

6-1-2607:    Constitutionality

Article 27. Skateboards

6-1-2701:    Purpose

6-1-2702:    Skateboards, Prohibited on Roadways

6-1-2703:    Skateboards, Right of Way

Article 28. Bicycle Paths, Trails and Bikeways; Equestrian, Hiking and Recreation Trails

6-1-2801:    Rules of the Road

6-1-2802:    Special Rules Applicable to the Use of the Mariposa Street Bridge

Article 29. Valet Parking

6-1-2901:    Definitions

6-1-2902:    Permit Required

6-1-2903:    Permit Application Requirements

6-1-2904:    Operating Requirements

6-1-2905:    Insurance

6-1-2906:    Indemnity

6-1-2907:    Regulations

6-1-2908:    Authorized Valet Parking Locations

6-1-2909:    Conformance with Applicable Laws

6-1-2910:    Conditions Imposed on Permit

6-1-2911:    Penalty Fees

6-1-2912:    Annual Report

6-1-2913:    Suspension of Operations

6-1-2914:    Grounds for Revocation or Suspension or Denial

6-1-2915:    Appeal to Traffic Commission

ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS

6-1-101: DEFINITIONS IN STATE VEHICLE CODE:

Whenever any words or phrases used in this chapter are not defined herein but are defined in the State Vehicle Code as last amended, such definitions are incorporated herein and shall be deemed to apply as though set forth in Section 6-1-102 of this chapter in full1. [Formerly numbered Section 29-1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-102: OTHER DEFINITIONS:

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise clearly indicates:

ALLEY: Is any highway having a roadway not exceeding twenty-five (25) feet in width which is primarily used for access to the rear or side entrances of abutting property.

BUS ZONE: Shall mean that area of the curb designated by red curb and a bus stop sign for passenger loading and unloading of public conveyance vehicles.

CENTRAL TRAFFIC DISTRICT: Shall mean all streets and portions of streets within the Mall District, Village District, and Civic District area bounded on the south by Verdugo Avenue, on the north by Burbank Boulevard, on the east by Glenoaks Boulevard, and on the west by Interstate 5 freeway.

CHANDLER BIKEWAY: Shall mean the right of way along the center line of Chandler Boulevard between Mariposa Street and Clybourn Avenue.

COMMERCIAL ZONE: Shall mean any one or more of those zones in which a commercial use is permitted as said use is defined by Title 10-1-203 of this Code.

CONVEY: Shall mean to drive, carry, pull, tow or otherwise transport.

CROSSWALK: Is that portion of a roadway included within the prolongation of sidewalk or right-of-way in the absence of a sidewalk.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION: Shall mean a public parking space equipped with an electric charging mechanism designated by sign, “Electric Vehicle Only.”

INDUSTRIAL ZONE: Shall mean any one or more of those zones in which an industrial use is permitted as said use is defined by Title 10-1-203 of this Code.

LARGE NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE: Is defined as any house car, pick-up truck with camper, recreational vehicle, trailer or other vehicle that measures or exceeds twenty-two (22) feet in length or eight (8) feet in height or eight (8) feet in width. Vehicle height is defined as the distance from the ground to the topmost appurtenance of the vehicle excluding air conditioners, antenna, etc. Vehicle width is defined as the vehicle cross section at its widest part, excepting side mirrors. Vehicle length is defined as the distance from front bumper, hitch or body panel to the rear most extension of the vehicle.

LIMITED CURB PARKING SPACE: Shall mean an area open for lawful parking alongside of, and adjacent to, a curb, which area is not of sufficient length to permit two or more vehicles to freely move for parking therein at the same time.

LOADING ZONE: Shall mean the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.

MOBILE BILLBOARD ADVERTISING DISPLAY: Shall mean an advertising display that is attached to a vehicle or any other mobile, non-motorized device, conveyance or bicycle that carries, pulls, or transports a sign or billboard and is for the primary purpose of advertising.

MUTCD AND CA SUPPLEMENT: Is the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and California Supplement as last amended by the State of California.

NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLE: Shall mean a vehicle which lacks a motor and which may be drawn or moved upon the highway. Examples of such vehicles are trailers and detached campers.

NON-VEHICULAR CONVEYANCE: Shall mean a conveyance which is designed to provide transportation other than on streets, whether motorized or not. Examples of such conveyances are boats, airplanes and motorcycles designed exclusively for trail use.

OFFICIAL TIME STANDARD: Shall mean standard time or daylight saving time as may be in current use in the City, whenever certain hours are mentioned herein.

OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE: Is any sign, signal, marking, or device, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic, but does not include islands, curbs, traffic barriers, speed humps, speed bumps, or other roadway design features.

PARKWAY: Shall mean that portion of a street from curb face to property line, excluding sidewalk.

PASSENGER LOADING ZONES: Shall mean the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.

PEDESTRIAN: Shall mean any person afoot.

POLICE OFFICER: Shall mean any officer of the police department of this City.

RESIDENTIAL ZONE: Shall mean any one or more of those zones in which a residential use is permitted as said use is defined by Title 10-1-203 of this Code.

ROADWAY: Is that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

SAFETY ZONE: Shall mean the area or space lawfully set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected, or which is marked or indicated by vertical signs, raised markers or raised buttons, in order to make such area or space plainly visible at all times while the same is set apart as a safety zone.

SIDEWALK: Is that portion of a highway, other than the roadway, set apart by curbs, barriers, markings or other delineation for pedestrian travel.

SKATEBOARD: Is any board or other flat object which has wheels attached to it by any means whatsoever and which is intended to be propelled by pushing, pulling or the forces of gravity and to which there is not affixed any device or mechanism for steering.

STOP: Shall mean complete cessation of movement.

TAXI STAND: Shall mean the area along the curb face designated by signs for the exclusive use of waiting taxis.

VALET ZONE: Shall mean the public right-of-way to be utilized for valet parking operations as approved by the Public Works Director and designated by markings and/or signs. [Formerly numbered Section 29-2; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Added by Ord. No. 3778, eff. 6/22/10; Amended by Ord. 3837, eff. 4/19/13; 3723, 3033, 2994, 2525.]

ARTICLE 2. TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION

6-1-201: POLICE ADMINISTRATION:

The Chief of Police shall administer the traffic laws and shall cooperate with other City officials in developing ways and means to improve traffic in the City. [Formerly numbered Section 29-3; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-202: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES:

Whenever accidents at any particular location indicate the need for remedial measures, the Public Works Director shall notify the Traffic Commission of such conditions and shall, after study, make recommendations for correcting the same. [Formerly numbered Section 29-4; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08; 3723.]

6-1-203: TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORTS:

The Police Department shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports. Accident reports, or cards referring to them, shall be filed alphabetically by location. Formerly numbered Section 29-5; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-204: ANNUAL TRAFFIC SAFETY REPORT:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-6; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-205: DUTIES OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR:

It shall be the general duty of the Public Works Director to determine the proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices and signals; to conduct engineering analyses of major traffic accidents, to devise remedial measures and to conduct engineering investigation of traffic conditions for submission to the Traffic Commission for its consideration; and to cooperate with other City officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions. [Formerly numbered Section 29-7; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08.]

6-1-206: TRAFFIC COMMISSION:

See Title 2-1-421. [Formerly numbered Section 29-8; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08; 3723.]

ARTICLE 3. ENFORCEMENT AND OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

6-1-301: AUTHORITY OF POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS:

A.    AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE TRAFFIC LAWS.

It shall be the duty of the officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all street traffic laws of this City and the state vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the City, to investigate traffic accidents, issue citations, and to make arrests for traffic violations.

B.    AUTHORITY TO DIRECT TRAFFIC.

Officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws, provided that in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.

C.    Officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat, or in the immediate vicinity of a fire. [Formerly numbered Section 29-9; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-302: OBEDIENCE TO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS:

No person shall wilfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order of a police officer or fire department official when directing traffic. [Formerly numbered Section 29-10; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-303: PERSONS OTHER THAN OFFICIALS SHALL NOT DIRECT TRAFFIC:

No person other than an officer of the Police Department or a person deputized by the Chief of Police or person authorized by law, or certified flagman, shall direct or attempt to direct traffic by voice, hand or other signal, except that persons may operate when and as herein provided, any mechanical pushbutton signal erected by order of the Public Works Director. [Formerly numbered Section 29-11; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-304: PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO OBEY TRAFFIC REGULATIONS:

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the driver of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States government, this State, or any county or city, and it shall be unlawful for any said driver to violate any of the provisions of this chapter except as otherwise permitted in this chapter or by State statute. [Formerly numbered Section 29-12; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-305: EXEMPTIONS TO CERTAIN VEHICLES:

A.    AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

The provisions of this chapter regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of the Police or Fire Department, any public ambulance, or any vehicle or private ambulance which has qualified as an authorized emergency vehicle, when such vehicle is being operated in the manner specified in the California Vehicle Code in response to an emergency call; provided, however, that the foregoing exemptions shall not protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of his willful disregard of the safety of others.

B.    CITY, UTILITY AND MAIL VEHICLES WHILE PARKING.

The provisions of the chapter regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of a City department, or public utility while necessarily in use for construction or repair work, or any vehicle owned by the United States while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail. [Formerly numbered Section 29-13; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2421.]

6-1-306: NECESSITY FOR SIGNS:

No provision of the California Vehicle Code or of this chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate signs are in place and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person, giving notice of such provisions of the traffic laws. [Formerly numbered Section 29-14; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-307: REPORT OF DAMAGE TO PUBLICLY OWNED PROPERTY AND UTILITY PROPERTY:

A.    Damage to Hydrants, Poles, Trees Must Be Reported: The driver of a vehicle or the person in charge of any animal involved in any accident resulting in damage to any property publicly owned or owned by a public utility, including, but not limited to, any fire hydrant, ornamental lighting post, telephone pole, electric light or power pole, or resulting in damage to any ornamental shade tree, traffic control device or other property of a like nature located in or along any street shall, within twenty four (24) hours after such accident, make a written report of such accident to the Police Department.

B.    Contents of Report: Every such report shall state the time when and the place where the accident took place, the name and address of the person owning and of the person driving or in charge of such vehicle or animal, the license number of every such vehicle, and shall briefly describe the property damaged in such accident.

C.    Physical Incapacity to Make Report: A driver involved in an accident shall not be subject to the requirements or penalties of this section if and during the time such driver is physically incapable of making a report, but in such event said driver shall make a report as required in this section within twenty four (24) hours after regaining ability to make such report. [Formerly numbered Section 29-15; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 4. TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND LANE MARKINGS

6-1-401: AUTHORITY TO INSTALL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES:

A.    POWER AND DUTY OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR.

The Public Works Director shall have the exclusive power and duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained official traffic control devices when and as required under the traffic ordinances or resolutions of the City to make effective the provisions of said ordinances or resolutions.

B.    AUTHORITY TO INSTALL DEVICES REQUIRED BY CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE.

Whenever the California Vehicle Code requires, for the effectiveness of any provision thereof, that traffic control devices be installed to give notice to the public of the application of such law, the Public Works Director is hereby authorized to install the necessary devices subject to any limitations or restrictions set forth in the law applicable thereto.

C.    TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROLS.

Whenever the Public Works Director determines that an unusual hazard exists to life or property, or that unusual congestion or impedance to traffic movement exists or is likely to occur, the Public Works Director is hereby authorized to install such traffic control devices upon those streets or at those locations as are required to control such hazard, congestion or impedance to traffic movement. Such devices shall be effective for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days and shall be appropriately marked “temporary.” [Formerly numbered Section 29-16; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2791.]

6-1-402: INSTALLATION AND LOCATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS:

A.    PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

The Public Works Director shall determine and recommend to the Council, those locations where official traffic signals are required, based on field observation, traffic counts and other traffic information as may be pertinent, and the determinations therefrom shall be made in accordance with those traffic engineering and safety standards and instructions as set forth in the MUTCD and CA Supplement.

B.    PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO INSTALL.

Whenever funds have been appropriated or provided for such purpose, the Public Works Director is hereby directed to install and maintain official traffic signals at those intersections and other places where authorized by the Council; provided however, that the Public Works Director shall determine where and in what manner such signals shall be located or relocated at such intersections and places. [Formerly numbered Section 29-17; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2253.]

6-1-403: TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES; HOURS OF OPERATION:

The Public Works Director shall determine the hours and days during which any traffic control device shall be in operation or be in effect, except in those cases where such hours or days are specified by ordinance or resolution. [Formerly numbered Section 29-18; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-404: OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES:

The driver of any vehicle, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto and placed in accordance with the traffic ordinances of the City, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle when responding to emergency calls. [Formerly numbered Section 29-19; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-405: AUTHORITY TO MARK LANES:

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to mark center lines and lane lines upon the surface of the roadway to indicate the course to be traveled by vehicles and may place signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the highway. [Formerly numbered Section 29-20; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-406: YIELD RIGHT OF WAY SIGNS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-21; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2253; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-407: OBEDIENCE TO YIELD-RIGHT-OF-WAY SIGNS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-22; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 5. TURNING MOVEMENTS

6-1-501: AUTHORITY TO PLACE TURNING MARKERS:

The Public Works Director is authorized to place markings or signs within or adjacent to intersections or public right-of-ways, indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and the Public Works Director is authorized to allocate and indicate more than one lane of traffic from which drivers of vehicles may make right or left turns, and the course to be traveled, as so indicated, may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or ordinance. [Formerly numbered Section 29-23; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-502: RIGHT TURNS AGAINST RED OR STOP SIGNAL:

The Public Works Director is authorized to determine those intersections where a right turn against a red or stop signal shall be prohibited. No operator of a vehicle shall make a right turn against a red or stop signal when such prohibition is properly signposted at such intersections. [Formerly numbered Section 29-24; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2697.]

6-1-503: AUTHORITY TO PROHIBIT TURNS:

The Public Works Director is authorized to determine and designate those intersections and other locations at which vehicle operators shall not make right, left or U-turns. The making of right, left or U-turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs. [Formerly numbered Section 29-25; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2697.]

6-1-504: AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO DESIGNATE NO TURNS:

The Public Works Director is authorized to determine and designate those intersections at which drivers shall not make right, left or U-turns between certain hours of any day. The Public Works Director shall place proper signs giving notice of such restrictions. The signs shall either state the hours during which the making of right, left or U-turns are prohibited or shall be removed when such turns are permitted. [Formerly numbered Section 29-26; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-505: SIGNS PROHIBITING LEFT OR RIGHT TURNS:

A.    LEFT OR RIGHT TURNS; WHEN PROHIBITED.

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to make a left turn or to make a right turn at an intersection or at any entrance into a street, or into or out of any alley, or at any other place upon a public street, where there is posted at or adjacent to such intersection, entrance or other place, an authorized appropriate sign or signs, giving notice that left turns, or right turns, or both are there prohibited.

B.    EXCEPTION.

Nothing in this section shall apply to a bus traveling an authorized route and being operated by a public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission or other governmental agency having jurisdiction, when applicable signs posted prohibiting left turns or prohibiting right turns shall give notice thereon exempting such bus. [Formerly numbered Section 29-27; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-506: OBEDIENCE TO NO TURNS SIGNS:

Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, or left or U-turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such sign. [Formerly numbered Section 29-28; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 6. ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS

6-1-601: THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO SIGN ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS:

Whenever any ordinance or resolution of the City designates any one-way street or alley, the Public Works Director shall place and maintain signs giving notice thereof, and no such regulations shall be effective unless such signs are in place. Signs indicating the direction of lawful traffic movement shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited. [Formerly numbered Section 29-29; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 7. SPECIAL STOPS REQUIRED

6-1-701: STOPS AT INTERSECTIONS:

Whenever any ordinance or resolution of the City designates stops at intersections at which vehicles are required to stop at one or more entrances thereto, or any railroad grade crossing at which vehicles are required to stop, the Public Works Director shall erect and maintain stop signs, which shall be erected on each and every street where a stop is required. Stop signs shall not be erected or maintained at any entrance to an intersection when such entrance is controlled by an official traffic signal. Every stop sign shall conform with, and be placed as provided in, the MUTCD and CA Supplement. [Formerly numbered Section 29-30; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-702: TEMPORARY STOP SIGNS CAUSED BY CONSTRUCTION WORK:

The Public Works Director is authorized to temporarily install and maintain stop signs at street intersections, or at any and all entrances thereto, whenever there is a potential hazard to persons or property which may interfere with or endanger the safe movement of traffic due to construction, reconstruction, replacement or repair work in progress. The Public Works Director is authorized to designate street intersections directly affected as stop intersections and to install and maintain stop signs to regulate, warn, and guide traffic until completion of such work, whereupon the temporary stop signs shall be removed. Every such temporary stop sign shall conform with, and shall be placed as provided by, the MUTCD and CA Supplement. [Formerly numbered Section 29-31; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-703: OBEDIENCE TO STOP SIGNS:

When stop signs are erected at the entrance to any intersection, as provided in Title 6-1-701 and 6-1-702, every driver of a vehicle shall stop as required by the MUTCD and CA Supplement. [Formerly numbered Section 29-32; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-704: EMERGING FROM ALLEY OR PRIVATE DRIVEWAY:

The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or into the sidewalk area extending across an alleyway. [Formerly numbered Section 29-33; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 8. DRIVING ON SIDEWALKS AND NEW PAVEMENTS

6-1-801: VEHICLES SHALL NOT BE DRIVEN ON THE SIDEWALK:

The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area or any parkway except at a permanent or temporary driveway. [Formerly numbered Section 29-34; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-802: SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLES AND COASTERS PROHIBITED IN CITY-OWNED PARKING LOTS, STRUCTURES AND OTHER AREAS DESIGNATED BY THE CITY:

Wherever signs are posted giving notice thereof, no person shall operate or ride upon a bicycle, skateboard, scooter or other self-propelled conveyance within a City-owned public parking lot, parking structure, within the Village District, or any other area designated by the City.

The Village District consists of all sidewalks, streets or easements maintained by the City within the quadrant which is encompassed by and includes First Street to Third Street and Magnolia Boulevard to Verdugo Avenue. [Formerly numbered Section 29-35; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87. Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 3565, 3507, 2713.]

6-1-803: NEW PAVEMENT:

No person shall ride or drive any animal or any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or freshly painted marking in any street when an authorized barrier or sign is in place warning persons not to drive over or across such pavement or marking, or when an authorized sign is in place stating that the street or any portion thereof is closed. [Formerly numbered Section 29-36; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 9. PEDESTRIANS

6-1-901: ESTABLISHMENT OF CROSSWALKS:

A.    LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF CROSSWALKS.

When a block is less than four hundred (400) feet in length the only crosswalks permitted are those at intersections. However, in a block of four hundred (400) feet or more in length, additional crosswalks may be established provided they are limited in number to one (1) for every thirteen hundred and twenty (1320) feet, or fraction thereof, in such block and are located in the most practicable locations. Except on San Fernando Boulevard. between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue.

B. AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR.

Except as provided in Subsection A, the Public Works Director shall establish, designate and maintain crosswalks at intersections and other places by appropriate devices, marks or lines upon the surface of the roadway as follows: Crosswalks shall be established and maintained at all intersections within the central traffic district, and at such intersections outside such district and other places within or outside said district where the Public Works Director determines that there is a particular hazard to pedestrians crossing the roadway. [Formerly numbered Section 29-37; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-902: CROSSING STREETS AT POSTED LOCATIONS:

The Public Works Director, with the approval of the Traffic Commission, may install signs prohibiting persons from crossing a street at any location as is determined by such committee to constitute a hazardous location for such crossing. [Added by Ord. No. 2906; formerly numbered Section 29-38; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08.]

6-1-903: CROSSING AT RIGHT ANGLES:

No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at any place other than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb except in a marked crosswalk. [Formerly numbered Section 29-39; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-904: STANDING IN ROADWAYS:

No person shall stand in any roadway other than in a safety zone or in a crosswalk if such action interferes with the lawful movement of traffic. This provision shall not apply to any public officer or employee, or employee of a public utility when necessarily upon a street in line of duty. [Formerly numbered Section 29-40; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 10. STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

6-1-1001: APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS:

A.    NO PARKING REGULATIONS.

The provisions of this article prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified, except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.

B.    TIME LIMIT PARKING.

The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on stopping, standing, or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of the California Vehicle Code or ordinances of the City prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. [Formerly numbered Section 29-41; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1002: AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS2:

A.    IN GENERAL.

Whenever the City, the Parking Authority, or the Redevelopment Agency owns, operates, or otherwise has a property interest in any street, parking lot, or parking structure, after study and recommendation by the Public Works Director, or recommendations by the City Manager, the Council determines that because of proximity to a business district or center of employment, or because of unusual concentration of population, or because of any other factor or condition the unrestricted parking of vehicles has caused, or would cause, traffic congestion or hazard, or has deprived the public of the economical distribution of the use of available parking space, the Council is authorized to establish by resolution such stopping, standing or parking restrictions and/or prohibitions as may be necessary. The Public Works Director shall install, at such street, parking lot, or parking structure, appropriate signs or markings giving effect to such stopping, standing or parking restrictions and/or prohibitions.

B.    TIME LIMIT PARKING.

Whenever the Public Works Director determines after study, that because of proximity to a business district or center of employment, or because of unusual concentration of population, or because of any other factor or condition the unrestricted parking of vehicles has caused, or would cause, traffic congestion or hazard, or has deprived the public of the economical distribution of the use of available parking space, the Public Works Director is authorized to impose such time limit parking restrictions as may be necessary by placing appropriate signs or markings giving adequate notice thereof.

C.    OVERTIME PARKING; INTERPRETATION.

When appropriate signs or markings have been installed or placed as authorized in this section, no person shall stop, stand or park, any vehicle for a period of time in excess of the parking time limit indicated by such sign. Successive acts of parking in the same block between intersections on any street or in the same parking lot or parking structure shall on any calendar day be presumed to be a single act of parking. When the parking places covered by a single act of parking are subject to different time limitations, the legality of parking shall be determined by the longest time limitation. Each period of time that a vehicle is continuously parked in excess of the period of time of the parking time limit shall constitute a separate violation. However, no more than three (3) citations may be issued for each such vehicle in any twenty-four (24) hour period.

D.    VIOLATIONS.

When appropriate signs or markings have been installed or placed as authorized in this section, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in violation of the stopping, standing and parking restrictions and prohibitions indicated by such signs.

E.    WARNING NOTICES.

Commencing with the date of installation of ten-minute, one-hour and two-hour parking signs or markings, and for seven (7) days thereafter, the Police Department shall issue warning notices only; thereafter, regular traffic citations shall be issued to all violators.

F.    EXEMPTION FROM TIME LIMIT PARKING RESTRICTIONS.

Where the Public Works Director deems it desirable to allow permitted parking to exceed posted time restrictions, persons may display a parking permit, issued by the Public Works Department, to provide exemption from the posted time restrictions. The fee for said permit shall be the amount designated in the Burbank Fee Resolution at the time the permit is issued. [Formerly numbered Section 29-42; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3811, eff. 6/17/11; 3723, 2806, 2792, 2703, 2563, 2367, 2253.]

6-1-1003: PERMIT PARKING ON RESIDENTIAL STREETS:

A.    APPLICABILITY.

This section applies to streets or portions of streets where the frontage of adjacent private properties consists of single family dwellings or multiple family dwellings, as defined in BMC 10-1-203, hereafter “residential streets”.

B.    PURPOSE AND INTENT.

Unrestricted parking by non-local vehicles creates a situation in which the streets cannot be used for parking by the residents or their guests and that such unrestricted parking substantially, unreasonably and regularly interferes with the use of a majority of the available public street parking, is the source of unreasonable noise, traffic hazards, environmental pollution or other interference with the residential environment, and detrimentally affects the public welfare.

C.    APPLICATION PROCESS.

A resident (hereafter “sponsor”) of the proposed permit parking zone shall submit for consideration an application and a petition in a form provided by the Public Works Department for permit parking restrictions that meets the following criteria:

1.    No less than eighty percent (80%) of the total adjacent residential dwelling units within the proposed zone are contacted in an effort to acquire petition signatures by one responsible adult occupant (hereafter “resident”). If a resident is opposed to the petition, “opposed” shall be written in the signature space next to the residential address.

2.    At least two-thirds (2/3) of the residents of the proposed zone must sign in support.

3.    Vehicle license plate information is required with petition signature. Petitions that do not include vehicle license plate information for at least 80% of the residents within the proposed zone are deemed invalid.

D.    ZONE CRITERIA.

1.    Minimum Zone Parameters.

a.    To be eligible for consideration, a proposed permit parking zone must consist of no less than all adjacent residential dwelling units representing a full century-numbered portion of a residential street (e.g., 100-199, 200-299, etc.). This may be reduced at the discretion of the Public Works Director if a lesser portion of the block meets the applicable field study eligibility requirements outlined in subsections E(2) or E(3); however, any lesser portion shall represent no less than the first four residential dwelling units closest to the adjacent non-residential area.

b.    If the number of residential dwelling units in a century-numbered portion of a residential street exceeds the number of available on-street parking spaces, the provisions of subsection F.2 shall apply.

2.    Certain Areas Where Permit Parking Zones Are Not Allowed.

a.    Major or secondary arterial street as listed in the General Plan.

b.    Streets or portions of streets with land zoned or used for non-residential purposes on both sides of the street.

3.    Need for Permit Parking.

The need for permit parking is Monday-Friday, 8AM-6PM; unless the need for another time period can be established by a field study conducted by the Public Works Department.

E.    DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY.

1.    Upon receipt of a resident sponsored application and petition demonstrating the required minimum resident contact (80%) and support (2/3), the Public Works Department will conduct field studies to determine the existing parking impact in the proposed zone.

2.    For new zones (streets that do not have a permit parking zone that was established before March 11, 2016), the following provisions shall apply:

a.    If field studies determine that on average, seventy-five percent (75%) or more of the available on-street parking is occupied by non-resident vehicles at regular and significant daily intervals, the Public Works Director shall set the application for consideration of a permit-only zone at a public hearing before the Traffic Commission as described in subsection G. The Traffic Commission will make a finding that the criteria have been met.

b.    If field studies determine that on average, fifty-percent (50%) or more and less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the available on-street parking is occupied by non-resident vehicles at regular and significant daily intervals, the Public Works Director or designee shall establish a permit parking zone restricted to two (2) hour parking, except by permit.

3.    For existing zones (streets that have a permit parking zone that was established before March 11, 2016, the following provisions shall apply:

a.    If field studies determine that on average, seventy-five percent (75%) or more of the available on-street parking is occupied by non-resident vehicles at regular and significant daily intervals, the Public Works Director shall set the application for consideration of a permit-only zone at a public hearing before the Traffic Commission as described in subsection G. The Traffic Commission will make a finding that the criteria have been met.

b.    If field studies determine that on average, fifty-percent (50%) or more and less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the available on-street parking is occupied at regular and significant daily intervals, the Public Works Director or designee shall establish a permit parking zone restricted to one (1) hour parking, except by permit.

4.    Within one year of the establishment of a permit parking zone on a street or portion of a street, an adjacent block may petition for corresponding restrictions, without field study, if a finding can be made that non-resident vehicles have diverted to that adjacent block. The application process is in accordance with 6-1-1003.C.

5.    Once a permit parking zone has been established following the procedure described in Section 6-1-1003, a minimum six-month waiting period is required before a sponsor can submit a new application and a petition to request Public Works conduct a new field study to determine the availability of on-street parking.

F.    FINDINGS TO ESTABLISH PERMIT PARKING ZONES

1.    If the number of dwelling units in a proposed permit parking zone is equal to or less than the number of available on-street parking spaces, upon receipt of a resident-sponsored application, in accordance with subsection C, the Public Works Director will make a determination of eligibility in accordance with subsection E.

2.    If the number of dwelling units in a proposed permit parking zone exceeds the number of available on-street parking spaces, upon receipt of a resident-sponsored application and determination of eligibility, in accordance with subsection E, the Public Works Director shall set the application for public hearing before the Traffic Commission in accordance with notice as outlined in subsection G.

a.    Upon recommendation by the Traffic Commission, the Public Works Director may authorize a permit parking zone as long as the findings specified below can be made:

1.    A unique parking situation exists, and

2.    This situation creates an unusual hardship for residents.

b.    Conditions that may be imposed on zones where the number of dwelling units exceeds the number of available on-street parking spaces:

1.    Zone is subject to a necessity review at the end of each three-year permit cycle consisting of field studies consistent with subsection E.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING.

When required by this section, the Public Works Director shall set the item for public hearing before the Traffic Commission as soon as possible, in conjunction with the Commission’s next scheduled meeting, and give notice of the hearing as follows:

1.    Notice of the hearing shall be in such form as approved by the Public Works Director, and shall convey the date, time and place of the hearing, as well as the location of the permit parking zone.

2.    Notice shall be mailed to all residential and commercial property owners and occupants within a one thousand foot (1000’) radius to the exterior boundaries of the zone at least ten (10) business days prior to the hearing date.

3.    At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Traffic Commission shall make a recommendation to the Public Works Director for a decision.

H.    APPEALS REGARDING PERMIT PARKING ZONES.

Any person dissatisfied with the decision of the Public Works Director pursuant to Section 6-1-1003 may appeal such decision to the Permit Appeals Panel pursuant to the procedure set forth in Title 2, Chapter 1, Article 15 of this Code.

I.    ISSUANCE OF PERMITS.

1.    Issuing Authority.

The Public Works Director shall determine the manner and type of permit to be issued. Applicants for such permits shall present such proof, as may be required of residence within a designated permit parking zone and pay such fees as provided in the Burbank Fee Resolution at the time of permit issuance.

a.    Permit-only permits must be affixed to vehicles in a location determined acceptable to the Police Chief.

b.    Zones Where the Number of Dwelling Units is Less Than or Equal to the Number of Available On-Street Parking Spaces: Not more than three (3) permits shall be issued to each qualified residential dwelling unit. Applicants requesting more than three (3) permits for any qualified residential dwelling unit must present such proof as may be required that three (3) or more non-commercial vehicles are registered to that address. Not more than five (5) parking permits shall be issued to any qualified residential dwelling unit.

c.    Zones Where the Number of Dwelling Units is Greater than the Number of Available On-Street Parking Spaces: Not more than one (1) permit shall be issued to each qualified residential dwelling unit.

2.    Duration of Permit.

Permits issued pursuant to this section shall remain valid for a period of three (3) calendar years or fraction thereof, or so long as the applicant continues to reside in a qualified dwelling unit for such permit or the zone for which such permit was issued is eliminated, whichever occurs first.

3.    Conditions of Permit.

Permits shall be subject to all conditions and restrictions set forth in this article and of the permit parking zone for which they are issued, including conditions or restrictions which may be modified or amended thereafter. Permit issuance shall not be construed as permission for, or approval of, any violation of any provision of this Code or any other laws or regulations.

4.    Visitor Permits for Permit-Only Parking Zones.

Each residential dwelling unit within a permit-only parking zone that has received or purchased permit-only parking permits is eligible for one (1) day-use visitor permit during a three year permit period or portion thereof. Visitor permits are valid only when displayed on vehicles registered to an address other than an address in the permit-only zone.

5.    Revocation.

Said permit will remain the property of the City and can be revoked for misuse or violation of permit conditions upon written notice delivered to the address to which the permit was issued.

J.    PROHIBITIONS.

1.    No vehicle shall be parked or stopped adjacent to any curb in a permit parking zone in violation of any posted or noticed prohibition or restriction unless such vehicle prominently displays a permit issued by the Public Works Department indicating exemption therefrom.

2.    It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, rent or lease, or cause to be sold, rented or leased for any value or consideration any parking permit. Upon evidence of a violation of this subsection, all permits issued to, or for the benefit of, the residential dwelling unit for which the permit was issued shall become null and void.

3.    It shall be unlawful for any person to buy or otherwise acquire for value or use any parking permit except as provided for in this article.

K.    LOCATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

The Public Works Director shall install at such streets designated as parking zones, appropriate signs or markings giving notice of such parking restriction. No parking ordinance shall apply until signs or markings giving adequate notice thereof have been posted.

L.    TERMINATION OF EXISTING PERMIT PARKING ZONES.

1.    An existing permit parking zone may be terminated by the Public Works Director upon receipt of an application and a resident-sponsored petition demonstrating that not less than eighty percent (80%) of the adjacent residential dwelling units were contacted, and that one responsible adult from at least two-thirds (2/3) of those dwelling units signed the petition in support of the proposed termination.

2.    An existing permit parking zone may be recommended for termination by the Traffic Commission after a noticed public hearing in accordance with subsection G if:

a.    during any twelve month period less than fifty percent (50%) of the residences in the zone acquire at least one permit, or

b.    a necessity review determines that the unique parking situation that created an unusual hardship for residents no longer exists.

3.    An existing permit parking zone may be terminated by the Public Works Director upon recommendation by the Traffic Commission pursuant to subsection L.2.

M.    NON-RESIDENT OR COMMERCIAL APPLICANTS FOR PERMITS WITHIN ESTABLISHED PERMIT-ONLY PARKING ZONE.

1.    Upon recommendation by the Traffic Commission, the Public Works Director or designee may authorize a limited number of parking permits not to exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the available on-street parking within a designated permit-only parking zone for commuter or non-resident vehicles, as long as the findings specified in this section can be made.

2.    The Public Works Director shall set the application for public hearing before the Traffic Commission in accordance with notice as outlined in subsection G.

3.    Parking permits shall be issued to non-resident or commercial applicants only upon a finding by the Traffic Commission that:

a.    A shortage of reasonable, available, and convenient commercial parking spaces exists in the area.

b.    Commuter or non-residentially oriented vehicles driven or parked within the permit-only parking zone will not be the source of unreasonable noise, traffic hazards, environmental pollution, or devaluation of real property.

c.    Commuter or non-resident vehicles driven or parked within the permit-only parking zone will not substantially and regularly interfere with more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the available on-street parking within the zone.

d.    Permits issued for commuter or non-resident vehicles will not individually nor cumulatively exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the total on-street parking available within the permit-only parking zone for which they are issued.

e.    The conditions imposed are necessary to protect the public convenience, safety, health and welfare.

4.    Conditions imposed by either the Traffic Commission or the Public Works Director may include, but are not limited to:

a.    Parking locations.

b.    Number of permits.

c.    Times for parking.

d.    Duration of use.

5.    The Public Works Director or designee shall issue such permits directly to a representative of the applicant business for distribution to its employees

6.    Revocation of permit.

a.    Any resident of a permit-only parking zone for which permits have been issued to non-resident or commercial users may petition for the revocation of said permits. The resident-sponsored petition must demonstrate that not less than eighty percent (80%) of the adjacent residential dwelling units were contacted, and that one responsible adult from at least two-thirds (2/3) of the dwelling units in the zone has signed in support of the revocation. The petition must also be accompanied by a written statement detailing the facts surrounding the revocation request.

b.    Upon recommendation by the Traffic Commission, and upon a finding of one of the following grounds, the Public Works Director may revoke any permit issued pursuant to this section:

(1)    That the permit was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation.

(2)    That the permit has been exercised contrary to the terms or conditions of approval, or in violation of any statute, ordinance, law or regulation.

(3)    That the permit has been or is being exercised to the detriment of the public health, welfare or safety, or as to constitute a nuisance.

7.    Appeal.

Any person dissatisfied with the decision of the Public Works Director pursuant to this subsection may appeal such decision to the Permit Appeals Panel pursuant to the procedure set forth in Title 2, Chapter 1, Article 15 of this Code. [Formerly numbered Section 29-42.1; Amended by Ord. No. 16-3,873, eff. 3/11/16; 3596, 3264, 3189, 3094, 3058, 2792, 2703.]

6-1-1004: PREFERENTIAL PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL STREETS:

[Repealed by Ord. No. 16-3,873, eff. 3/11/16; Added by Ord. No. 2792; formerly numbered Section 29-42.2; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08; 3723, 3596, 3559, 3489, 3189, 3058, 2804.]

6-1-1005: PREFERENTIAL PARKING ON COMMERCIAL STREETS:

A.    ESTABLISHMENT OF PREFERENTIAL PARKING ZONES ON COMMERCIAL STREETS.

For the benefit of the adjacent commercial enterprises, after a noticed public hearing, the Traffic Commission may designate certain commercial streets, or alleys or any portion thereof as preferential parking zones in which vehicles displaying permits or other authorized indicia are exempt from parking prohibitions or restrictions, otherwise posted, marked or noticed.

B.    FINDINGS.

Each preferential parking zone shall be designated only upon finding that due to the lack of assured on-street parking, such zone is necessary to provide the adjacent businesses with reasonably available and convenient parking.

C.    CRITERIA FOR DETERMINATION OF FINDINGS.

Such findings shall be based upon the following criteria established to the satisfaction of the Traffic Commission:

1.    Businesses benefiting from the preferential parking operate or park vehicles which interfere with the peace and quiet of the adjacent residential neighborhood at regular and significant daily or weekly intervals;

2.    Preferential parking restrictions will not unreasonably disrupt on-street parking in the areas immediately adjacent to the proposed zone; and

3.    There are no protests from a majority of the adjacent businesses affected by the proposed preferential zone.

D.    NOTICE OF PREFERENTIAL PARKING ZONE.

Preferential parking restrictions shall not apply until signs or markings giving adequate notice thereof have been placed.

E.    ISSUANCE OF PERMITS.

1.    Issuing Authority.

The Public Works Department shall issue preferential parking permits to those applicants presenting such proof as may be required of occupying commercial property within a commercial preferential parking zone. Not more than three (3) permits shall be issued for any qualified business. Applicants requesting more than three (3) permits for any business may be granted additional permits at the discretion of the Public Works Director upon a showing that issuing additional permits would not constitute a nuisance or create any hardship on other commercial applicants within the same zone.

2.    Duration of Permit.

Permits issued pursuant to this section shall remain effective for a period of one calendar year or fraction thereof, or so long as the applicant continues to occupy commercial property adjacent to the preferential zone or until the preferential parking zone is eliminated, whichever occurs first.

3.    Conditions of Permit.

Permits shall be subject to all conditions and restrictions set forth in this article and of the preferential parking zone for which they are issued, including any conditions or restrictions which may be subsequently altered or amended. Permit issuance shall not be construed as permission for, or approval of, any violation of any provision of this Code or any other laws or regulations, except as herein provided.

F.    PROHIBITIONS.

1.    No vehicle shall be parked or stopped adjacent to any curb in a commercial preferential parking zone in violation of any posted or noticed prohibition or restriction unless such vehicle prominently displays a permit indicating exemption therefrom.

2.    It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, rent or lease for any value or consideration any commercial preferential parking permit. Upon evidence of a violation of this provision, all preferential permits issued to, or for the benefit of, the business for which the sold, rented or leased permit was authorized shall become null and void.

3.    It shall be unlawful for any person to buy or otherwise acquire for value or use any commercial preferential parking permit, except as provided in this article.

G.    LOCATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

The Public Works Director shall install at such streets or alleys designated as commercial preferential parking zones, appropriate signs or markings giving notice of such parking restriction.

H.    APPEAL.

Any person dissatisfied with the decision of the Public Works Director pursuant to this section may appeal such decision to the Permit Appeals Panel pursuant to the procedure set forth in Title 1, Chapter 1, Article 15 of this Code. [Added by Ord. No. 2841; formerly numbered Section 29-42.3; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08; 3723, 3596.]

6-1-1005.1: PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL PREFERENTIAL PERMIT-ONLY PARKING ZONES BY LOCAL BUSINESSES:

[Repealed by Ord. No. 16-3,873, eff. 3/11/16; Added by Ord. 3141, eff. 3/4/89; formerly numbered Sec. 29-42.35; renumbered by Ord. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08; 3723.]

6-1-1006: AUTHORITY OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO ESTABLISH PARKING ON BRIDGES:

Where the Public Works Director has deemed it desirable to permit parking on bridges, the Public Works Director may cause to be installed such signs as would indicate that parking is permissible.

Before such signs may be installed, the Public Works Director shall determine that such bridge shall have sidewalks and shoulders of sufficient width to permit parking without interfering with the normal movement of traffic on the roadway. [Added by Ord. No. 2500; formerly numbered Section 29-42.4; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2841, 2792.]

6-1-1007: AUTHORITY TO CLOSE OR RESTRICT THE USE OF PUBLIC PARKING FACILITIES AND TO ENFORCE RESTRICTIONS:

A.    IN GENERAL.

Whenever, the City, the Parking Authority, or the Redevelopment Agency owns, operates, or otherwise has a property interest in any parking lot or parking structure, after consulting with the Chief of Police, the Public Works Director determines that a parking facility should be closed because of proprietary concerns for the preservation and protection of public property, or concerns for the protection of public safety, or because of any other factor or condition the unrestricted parking of vehicles has caused, or because of a greater need for other short-term use of the lot or structure in question, the Public Works Director is authorized to close said lot or structure to all public parking for such hours or such other period of time deemed by the Director to be in the City’s interest.

B.    NOTICE OF CLOSURE.

Whenever the Public Works Director, after consulting with the Chief of Police, makes any of the determinations referred to in Subsection (a) of this section, the Director is authorized to post an appropriate sign, signs, or other markings giving adequate notice of the hours or other period of time such lot or structure is closed to public parking.

C.    VIOLATIONS.

When an appropriate sign or signs or other markings have been installed or placed in a parking lot or structure for at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the time when the closure of such lot or structure is to become effective, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle in violation of the parking prohibition indicated by such sign, signs or other markings.

D.    REMOVAL OF VEHICLES.

When an appropriate sign or signs or other markings have been installed or placed as required by subsection (c) of this section, the Chief of Police may also cause the towing away or other appropriate removal of any vehicle parked in violation of this section. All costs of such removal and the subsequent storage of such vehicle shall be paid by the owner, or other person having the right to possession thereof, before such vehicle is released from storage custody.

E.    COST OF POSTING SIGNS.

Whenever the Public Works Director determines that a parking lot or parking structure owned by, operated by, or in which the City, the Parking Authority, or the Redevelopment Agency otherwise has a property interest in, should be closed in order to serve a greater need for other short-term use of the lot or structure, and such need arises out of a non-City use of the lot or structure, the Director shall first assess and collect from the interested party for whom the non-City use is being reserved a sum of money sufficient to offset the City’s expenses in making and posting the notice of closure required by this section. [Added by Ord. No. 3106; formerly numbered Section 29-42.5; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1008: VEHICLE PARKING IN COMMERCIAL ZONES RESTRICTED:

A.    It shall be unlawful for any commercial vehicle or bus exceeding 6,500 pounds in unladen weight to park in the public right of way of any commercial zone within the City for any period of time in excess of two (2) hours. No more than three (3) citations shall be issued under this subsection within any twenty-four (24) hour period.

B.    It shall be unlawful for any commercial vehicle to park in any commercial zone within the City for any period of time between the hours of 3:00 A.M. to 5:00 A.M.

C.    This section does not prohibit parking any commercial vehicle for the period of time reasonably necessary to conduct any of the following acts:

1.    Loading or unloading passengers, merchandise or other material[s] into or from a commercial vehicle; or

2.    When necessary for the completion of any service or construction work being performed within the immediate vicinity of where the commercial vehicle is parked.

D.    As used within this Section, the terms “COMMERCIAL VEHICLE” and “UNLADEN WEIGHT” shall be defined as within the California Vehicle Code.

E.    As used within this Section, the term “COMMERCIAL ZONE” shall include any zone or area defined in Title 10 of the Burbank Municipal Code.

F.    A violation of this Section shall constitute an infraction.

[Formerly numbered Section 29-43; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 3384, 3277, 3058, 2675.]

6-1-1008.1: COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES PROHIBITED:

A.    It shall be unlawful for any commercial vehicle exceeding six thousand five hundred (6,500) pounds in unladen weight to park in any residential zone within the City for any period of time. No more than three (3) citations shall be issued under this subsection within any twenty four (24) period.

B.    This section does not prohibit parking a commercial vehicle within any residential zone for the period of time reasonably necessary to conduct any of the following acts:

1.    Loading or unloading passengers, merchandise or other material(s) into or from a commercial vehicle; or

2.    When necessary for the completion of any service or construction work being performed within the immediate vicinity of where the commercial vehicle is parked.

C.    As used within this section, the terms “COMMERCIAL VEHICLE” and “UNLADEN WEIGHT” shall be defined as within the California Vehicle Code.

D.    As used within this section, the term “RESIDENTIAL ZONE” shall include any zone or area defined in Title 10 of this code.

E.    A violation of this section shall constitute an infraction. [Added by Ord. No. 3277, eff. 11/30/91; Amended by Ord. No. 3384, eff. 11/12/94.]

6-1-1009: STANDING IN PARKWAYS AND APPROACHES TO TUNNELS AND BRIDGES PROHIBITED3:

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within any parkway or approach to a tunnel or bridge. [Formerly numbered Section 29-44; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1010: USE OF STREETS FOR STORAGE OF VEHICLES PROHIBITED4:

A.    Parking for More Than Seventy Two Hours: No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of seventy two (72) hours. Successive acts of parking in the same block between intersections shall be presumed to be a single act of parking within the meaning of this section when the vehicle is moved merely for the purpose of avoiding the parking limitation prescribed by this section.

B.    Authority to Remove Vehicle: Any member of the Police Department authorized by the Chief of Police may remove, or cause to be removed, any vehicle that has been parked or left standing upon a street or highway for seventy two (72) or more consecutive hours. [Formerly numbered Section 29-45; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1010.1: LARGE NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PARKING:

A.    Parking Near Intersections Prohibited:

Notwithstanding Section 6-1-1010, no person shall park any Large Non-Commercial Vehicle within eighty (80) feet of any intersection of two public streets.

B.    Parking Prohibited:

Notwithstanding Section 6-1-1010, no person shall park any Large Non-Commercial Vehicle on any public right-of-way, unless a valid large non-commercial vehicle parking permit is properly displayed.

C.    Establishment of Parking Permit:

The Public Works Director shall establish a parking permit program for Large Non-Commercial Vehicles (the “LNCV Permit”) consistent with the provisions of this Section, and shall issue permits pursuant to such program. An LNCV Permit shall be specific to the Large Non-Commercial Vehicle for which such permit was issued. The fee for an LNCV Permit, and any related annual permit program, shall be the amount(s) designated in the Burbank Fee Resolution at the time the permit is purchased.

D.    Display of Permits:

LNCV Permits shall be visible to parking enforcement officers on the street-side of the LNCV in either (1) the front window on the driver’s side or, if not applicable, (2) the window closest to the front of the LNCV.

E.    Duration of Permits:

Each LNCV Permit shall be valid for a period of twenty-four (24) hours beginning at the time and date specified on the permit.

F.    Consecutive Permits:

The period during which LNCV Permits are used consecutively shall be known as a “Consecutive Permit Block.” A Consecutive Permit Block may be comprised of not more than three (3) LNCV Permits, that is, a Consecutive Permit Block shall not exceed seventy-two (72) hours. There shall be a separation of not less than forty-eight (48) hours between Consecutive Permit Blocks. The purpose of this provision is to prohibit Large Non-Commercial Vehicles from parking on public rights-of-way within the City for any period of time longer than seventy-two (72) hours.

G.    Maximum Number of Permits; Individual Permits and Annual Permit Accounts:

The maximum number of LNCV Permits that may be issued per calendar year to any LNCV is ninety-six (96). Annual permit account holders, if any, shall be eligible for up to ninety-six (96) separate LNCV Permits per calendar year, subject to the usage limitations set forth in Subsection F. above.

H.    Violations:

Violation of this section shall be an infraction which shall be enforced through the parking penalty process set forth in Section 40200 et seq. of the California Vehicle Code. [Added by Ord. No. 3778, eff. 6/22/10.]

6-1-1011: PARKING OF ADVERTISING VEHICLES PROHIBITED:

A.    No person shall park or convey any mobile billboard advertising display as defined herein, either standing alone or attached to a motor vehicle, upon any public street or public lands in the City of Burbank.

B.    Removal of Mobile Billboard Advertising Displays Authorized.

Pursuant to Section 22651 (v) and (w) of the California Vehicle Code, a peace officer, or any regularly employed and salaried employee of the City, who is authorized to engage and is engaged in directing traffic or enforcing parking laws and regulations may remove, or cause to be removed, the mobile billboard advertising display, or anything that the mobile billboard display is attached to including a motor vehicle, located within the territorial limits of the City when the mobile advertising display is found upon any public street or any public lands, if all of the following requirements are satisfied:

1.    When a mobile billboard advertising display, as defined herein, either standing alone or attached to a motor vehicle, is parked or left standing in violation of the Code, and the registered owner of the vehicle or display was previously issued a warning notice or citation for the same offense;

2.    A warning notice or citation was issued to a first-time offender at least 24 hours prior to the removal of the vehicle or display. The City is not required pursuant to Section 22651(v)(2) and Section 22651(w)(2) of the Vehicle Code to provide further notice for a subsequent violation prior to enforcement; and

3.    The warning notice or citation advised the registered owner of the vehicle or display that he or she may be subject to penalties upon a subsequent violation of the ordinance that may include removal of the vehicle or display.

C.    Permanent Advertising Signs Excepted.

Pursuant to Section 21100(p)(2) and (p)(3) of the California Vehicle Code, this section does not apply to advertising signs that are permanently affixed in a manner that is painted directly upon the body of a motor vehicle, applied as a decal on the body of a motor vehicle, or placed in a location on the body of a motor vehicle that was specifically designed by a vehicle manufacturer for the express purpose of containing an advertising sign, such that they are an integral part of, or fixture of a motor vehicle for permanent decoration, identification, or display and that do not extend beyond the overall length, width, or height of the vehicle.

D.    Post Storage Impound Hearing.

Section 22852 of the California Vehicle Code applies to this Section with respect to the removal of any mobile billboard advertising display vehicle. Section 22852 is incorporated by reference as if set forth in full herein and provides, in summary, that whenever an authorized employee of the City directs the storage of a vehicle, the City shall direct the storage operator to provide the vehicle’s registered and legal owner(s) of record, or their agent(s), with the opportunity for a post-storage hearing to determine the validity of the storage. Notice of the storage shall be mailed or personally delivered to the registered and legal owner(s) within 48 hours, excluding weekends, as specifically provided for under Section 22852 of the California Vehicle Code. To receive a post-storage hearing, the owner(s) of record, or their agent(s), must request a hearing in person, in writing, or by telephone within ten days of the date appearing on the notice. The City may authorize its own officer or employee to conduct the hearing as long as the hearing officer is not the same person who directed the storage of the vehicle.

E.    Violation - Penalties.

A violation of this Section is a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250), nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or by both fine and imprisonment. At the discretion of any person duly authorized by the Chief of Police to issue a citation for any violation of this section, or the Burbank City Attorney’s Office, a violation of this section may be an infraction enforced through the parking penalty process set forth in Section 40200 et seq. of the California Vehicle Code. The City Council may establish from time to time by resolution an increase in the amount of the fine. [Formerly numbered Section 29-47; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3837, eff. 4/19/13.]

6-1-1012: USE OF STREETS FOR DISPLAY, ADVERTISING OR STORAGE OF VEHICLES FOR SALE OR RENT PROHIBITED:

No person engaging in the business of automobile repair or selling, renting or parking vehicles shall park or stand any such vehicle on any street or City public parking lot for display, advertising or storage purposes. [Formerly numbered Section 29-48; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2637.]

6-1-1013: PARKING OF NONMOTORIZED VEHICLE PROHIBITED:

No person shall park a non-motorized vehicle on any street except when it is:

1.    Attached to and transported by a motorized vehicle, the sum of which is parked at least one hundred (100) feet from an intersection so as not to impede pedestrian and motorist safety by obstructing visibility; or

2.    Parked for not to exceed twenty-four ( 24) hours to load or unload material or to perform maintenance thereon which does not violate Title 7-3-107 of this Code; or

3.    Parked by a public or private utility for use in the construction or repair of utility facilities; or,

4.    Parked pursuant to a valid film permit issued by the Police Department.

[Added by Ord. No. 2525; formerly numbered Section 29-48.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2546.]

6-1-1014: STANDING OF A NONVEHICULAR CONVEYANCE PROHIBITED:

No person shall stand a non-vehicular conveyance on any street except when it is attached to and transported by a motorized vehicle. [Added by Ord. No. 2525; formerly numbered Section 29-48.2; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1015: PARKING ON PUBLIC PROPERTY; PARKING IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE SPACES:

A.    Parking on Public Property Prohibited.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle, except a City-owned vehicle, in or on property owned or operated by the City or the Parking Authority, not specifically set apart for public parking or dedicated for street purposes, without the prior approval of the City or, the Parking Authority.

B.    Parking in Space Designated for Electric Vehicle or Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

1.    Definition. “Electric Vehicle,” as used in this section includes both electric and hybrid-electric vehicle as more specifically defined as 1) electric vehicle is a vehicle powered by batteries and electric motor(s), which qualifies as a zero-emission vehicle under State law; and 2) “hybrid electric vehicle” is a vehicle which has a combination of an internal combustion engine and the battery and electric motor of an electric vehicle.

2.    Electric Vehicle only spaces. No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle other than an Electric Vehicle within a parking space equipped with an electric charging station for an Electric Vehicle. No person shall stop, stand or park an Electric Vehicle in a parking space equipped with an electric charging station for an Electric Vehicle unless that vehicle is connected for electric charging purposes.

3.    Signage. The Public Works Director may designate parking spaces on public streets or in off-street parking facilities owned or operated by the City for the exclusive purpose of charging an Electric Vehicle as provided for in this section. Nothing precludes the Public Works Director from further restricting the Electric Vehicle spaces with time restrictions that are compatible with other spaces in the vicinity. [Formerly numbered Section 29-49; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; amended by Ord. No. 15-3,870, eff. 9/25/15; 3723; 3598.]

6-1-1016: PARKING IN LIBRARY PARKING LOTS:

No person shall stand or park any vehicle upon a parking lot of a public library unless he is actually using the library’s facilities. [Added by Ord. No. 2512; formerly numbered Section 29-49.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1017: PARKING IN PARK PARKING LOTS:

No person shall stand or park any vehicle upon a parking lot of a public park unless he is actually using the park’s facilities. [Added by Ord. No. 2512; formerly numbered Section 29-49.2; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1018: PARKING ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF ROADWAY:

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon the left hand side of any roadway or street, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. [Formerly numbered Section 29-50; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1019: PARKING ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF ONE-WAY STREETS:

A.    Parking Permitted On Left Hand Side Of Roadway Where Curbs Exist: Except as otherwise provided in subsections B and C of this section, vehicles may be stopped or parked upon the left hand side of a one-way roadway where there are adjacent curbs, if the left hand wheels of such vehicles are parked parallel with and within eighteen inches (18") of the left hand curb, except that motorcycles shall be parked with at least one wheel or fender touching the left hand curb and commercial vehicles may deviate from the requirements of this section if a variation is reasonably necessary to accomplish the loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers on, or from, such vehicles and while anything connected with such loading or unloading is being executed.

B.    Parking Left Hand Side Of Dual Highway: If a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction on any such roadway, stopping or parking a vehicle upon the left hand side of such roadway as authorized in subsection A of this section is permitted only if approved as provided in subsection C of this section and signs are in place permitting such stopping or standing.

C.    Determination By Council And Erection Of Signs: Whenever the Council, after study and recommendation by the City Manager, determines by resolution that standing or parking upon the left hand side of any one-way roadway where curbs are present is to be prohibited because of traffic congestion or hazard, or that standing or parking upon the left hand side of one-way roadway of a dual highway where curbs are present is to be permitted because of a lack of traffic congestion or hazard, the Public Works Director shall erect signs giving notice thereof.

D.    Exception To Parallel Parking: The wheels of vehicles parked on a hill shall be turned against the curb as required by Section 6-1-1034 of this article unless blocked by other means. [Formerly numbered Section 29-51; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2253.]

6-1-1020: PARKING WITHIN MARKED SPACES:

The Public Works Director is authorized to have parking space lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb or pavement in any street or parking area operated by the City to indicate spaces where parking is permitted. When such markings are placed upon the curb, street or parking area operated by the City, no person shall stop, park or stand a vehicle other than within a single space unless the size and shape of such vehicle makes compliance impossible. [Added by Ord. No. 2296; formerly numbered Section 29-51.5; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2642, 2512.]

6-1-1021: AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH ANGLE PARKING5:

A.    Council To Pass Resolution: The Council, after study by the Public Works Director and recommendation by the City Manager, is authorized to determine and establish by resolution those streets and portions of streets along which angle parking of vehicles will reduce parking congestion to the benefit of the public and where surrounding conditions are such that the free movement of traffic will not be interfered with by that method of parking, the Public Works Director shall mark and sign such streets or portions thereof indicating the angle at which vehicles shall be parked.

B.    Angle Parking Only In Designated Areas: When signs or markings are in place indicating angle parking as herein provided, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings. [Formerly numbered Section 29-52; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2253.]

6-1-1022: MANNER OF ANGLE PARKING:

Whenever angle parking is required or permitted on a street or in a parking lot operated by the City, at least one front wheel of each vehicle so parked shall be within twelve inches (12") of the forward boundary of the parking space. Any person who stops, parks or stands a vehicle more than twelve inches (12") from the aforesaid boundary or front line of an angle parking space or who stops, parks or stands a vehicle the length of which extends beyond the lines or markings of the angle parking space so as to impede the movement of other vehicles shall be guilty of an infraction. [Added by Ord. No. 2642; formerly numbered Section 29-52.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1023: PERMIT FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING AT AN ANGLE TO THE CURB:

The Public Works Director is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein, and it shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit. [Formerly numbered Section 29-53; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1024: PARKING ADJACENT TO SCHOOLS:

A.    AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH.

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon that side of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.

B.    OBEDIENCE TO NO PARKING AT SCHOOLS.

When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon that side of a street adjacent to any school property, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place. [Formerly numbered Section 29-54; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2253.]

6-1-1025: PARKING PROHIBITION ADJACENT TO CHURCHES:

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating that parking is prohibited, except for the loading and unloading of passengers, adjacent to any church or place of worship when such parking in his opinion would interfere with traffic or create a hazardous condition. [Added by Ord. No. 2759; formerly numbered Section 29-54.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1026: PARKING PROHIBITED ON NARROW STREETS:

A.    AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH.

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to place signs or markings indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.

B.    OBEDIENCE TO NO PARKING ON NARROW STREET.

When official signs or markings prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such signs or markings. [Formerly numbered section 29-55; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1027: PARKING PROHIBITED AT CERTAIN PLACES BY VEHICLES IN EXCESS OF TWELVE THOUSAND POUNDS GROSS WEIGHT:

A.    Parking Prohibited by Vehicles in Excess of Twelve Thousand Pounds Gross Weight: When signs are posted giving adequate notice thereof, no person shall park any vehicle, or combination of vehicles, with a gross weight in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds upon any of the following streets:

1.    San Fernando Boulevard, the westerly side thereof from Delaware Road to Grinnell Drive.

2.    Alameda Avenue, the southerly side thereof, from Buena Vista Street to Keystone Street.

3.    Keystone Street, the westerly side thereof, from Alameda Avenue to Riverside Drive.

4.    Alameda Avenue, the southerly side thereof, from San Fernando Boulevard to the Southern Pacific Transportation Company railroad right of way.

B.    Combination Of Vehicles Defined: The term “COMBINATION OF VEHICLES” shall mean vehicles coupled together.

C.    Exemptions: This section shall not apply to vehicles, or combination of vehicles:

1.    Parked for not to exceed forty eight (48) hours to load or unload materials or to perform any maintenance thereon which does not violate Section 7-3-107 of this code.

2.    Parked by a public or private utility for use in the construction or repair of utility facilities. [Added by Ord. No. 2603; formerly numbered Section 29-55.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2863, 2821.]

6-1-1028: OVERNIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ZONES:

A.    AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH.

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to establish parking zones in commercially and industrially zoned areas where parking shall be prohibited between the hours of 3:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. daily.

B.    PROHIBITION.

When official signs prohibiting parking in commercially and industrially zoned areas between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. daily are erected as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in violation of any such signs. [Added by Ord. No. 3042; formerly numbered Section 29-55.2; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1029: STOPPING OR PARKING PROHIBITED AT CERTAIN PLACES6:

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of the following places when they are so signed or marked as directed by the Public Works Director:

A.    NEAR SAFETY ZONE.

At any place within twenty (20) feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the mid-block end of a safety zone.

B.    NEAR INTERSECTION.

At any place within fifteen (15) feet of an intersection or curb return, except that a bus or taxicab may stop at a designated bus or taxicab stop.

C.    NEAR TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE OR STOP SIGN.

Within twenty-five (25) feet of the approach to any traffic signal, stop sign, or official electric flashing device.

D.    PLACES DESIGNATED BY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR.

At any place where the Public Works Director in his discretion after due consideration of all relevant factors determines that the stopping or parking of vehicles on a street constitutes a hazard to traffic, life or property, or an obstruction to adequate access by fire, police, health, sanitation or public utility vehicles. [Formerly numbered Section 29-56; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2740.]

6-1-1030: STOPPING OR PARKING PROHIBITED WHEN STREET USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES; STREET CLEANING:

A.    No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any street where the use of such street or any portion thereof is authorized for a purpose other that the normal flow of traffic, or where the use of the street or any portions thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles or structures of unusual size, or for the repair or construction of the street or for the installation of underground utilities, and the parking of such vehicle would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement, provided signs giving notice of such a parking prohibition are erected at least twenty four (24) hours before the time such prohibition is to take effect.

B.    No person shall, stop, stand or park a vehicle on any street where the use of such street or any portion thereof is authorized for street cleaning purposes, provided signs giving notice of such a parking prohibition are erected at least twenty four (24) hours before such prohibition is to take effect. [Added by Ord. No. 2219; formerly numbered Section 29-56.1; Amended by Ord. No. 3359, eff. 1/22/94; 3058.]

6-1-1031: REMOVAL OF VEHICLE INTERFERING WITH STREET CLEANING, REPAIR, CONSTRUCTION OR OTHER USE OF THE STREET:

The Chief of Police may remove any vehicle which is parked upon a street where the use of such street or a portion thereof is necessary for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic or where the use of the street or any portion thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles or structures of unusual size, or for the cleaning, repair or construction of the street or for the installation of underground utilities, and the parking of such vehicle would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement; provided signs giving notice that such vehicles may be removed are erected at least twenty four (24) hours before the removal. [Added by Ord. No. 2219; formerly numbered section 29-56.2; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1032: REMOVAL OF VEHICLE IN VIOLATION OF PARKING OR STANDING PROHIBITION:

Whenever any vehicle is parked or left standing in any area where parking is prohibited by this Code, the officers of the Police Department or such officers as are assigned by the Chief of Police to enforce all street traffic laws of this City and state vehicle laws, are hereby authorized to remove such vehicles pursuant to Section 22651 of the California Vehicle Code. No such vehicle may be removed unless signs are posted giving notice of the removal. [Added by Ord. No. 2219; formerly numbered Section 29-56.3; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2608.]

6-1-1033: AUTHORITY TO PLACE EMERGENCY PARKING SIGNS:

A.    Whenever the Public Works Director determines an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for any other reason, the Public Works Director shall have the power and authority to order temporary signs to be erected or posted indicating that the operation, parking or standing of vehicles is prohibited on such streets and alleys as the Public Works Director shall direct during the time such temporary signs are in place. Such temporary signs shall remain in place only during the existence of such emergency and the Public Works Director shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter.

B.    When signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place, giving notice thereof, no person shall operate, park or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions and provisions of such signs. [Formerly numbered Section 29-57; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1034: PARKING ON HILL OR GRADE7:

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle unattended on a highway when upon any grade exceeding three percent (3%) within any business or residence district without blocking the wheels of said vehicle by turning them against the curb or by other means. [Formerly numbered Section 29-58; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1035: PARKING AT CURB; RIGHT OF WAY:

Any person seeking to park his vehicle in a limited curb parking space, whose vehicle arrives at said parking space prior to any other vehicle, and who proceeds beyond said space at a distance not to exceed ten feet (10') for the purpose of backing his vehicle therein, shall have the right of way over any person driving or attempting to drive any other vehicle directly into such limited curb parking space or who in any manner obstructs such limited curb parking space. It shall be unlawful for the driver of such other vehicle to fail to yield the right of way to the driver who first arrived at said parking space. [Formerly numbered Section 29-59; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1036: PARKING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY:

No person shall park a vehicle on private property without the express or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of such property. [Formerly numbered Section 29-60; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1037: PARKING ON VACANT LOTS IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL ZONES:

No person shall park a vehicle on a vacant lot in any residential or commercial zone unless such use is a permitted use or is authorized by a conditional use permit issued pursuant to the provisions of Title 10, Chapter 1, Article 19, Division 4 of this code and said lot is improved and maintained in accordance with the requirements of Articles 14 and 16 of said chapter, or the use constitutes a valid legal nonconforming use; provided, however, that the Building Official may permit the temporary use of any unimproved vacant lot for the parking of vehicles in connection with a special event or construction. [Added by Ord. No. 2340; formerly numbered Section 29-60.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2420.]

6-1-1038: PARKING IN FRONT AND SIDE YARD PROHIBITED:

A.    No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on the improved or unimproved portion of a required front or side setback or yard, including the lawn area thereof in a residential zone, except certain vehicles as permitted on an improved driveway or an approved garage or carport under the provisions of Section 10-1-1405 of this code.

B.    No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle of the type to which Title 6-1-1008 is applicable upon any driveway, or in any carport or garage in a residential zone for any time except while necessarily loading or unloading property, or when such parking is reasonably necessary in the performance of a service to or upon the property upon which such vehicle is parked. [Added by Ord. No. 2997; formerly numbered Section 29-60.2; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1039: TAMPERING WITH TIRE MARKS:

No person shall erase or otherwise eradicate, any mark on the tire of a vehicle while such vehicle is standing or parked in a time limit standing or parking zone. [Formerly numbered Section 29-61; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 11. CURB MARKINGS

6-1-1101: CURB MARKINGS AND THEIR MEANINGS8:

The following curb markings shall be used to indicate parking and standing regulations and when curb markings as authorized under this section have been placed, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking in violation of any of the provisions of this section:

A.    RED.

Red shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time except as permitted by the California Vehicle Code and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed as a bus loading zone.

B.    YELLOW.

Yellow shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time between 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. of any day unless otherwise posted, for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials, provided that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three (3) minutes nor the loading or unloading of materials more than twenty (20) minutes. The Public Works Director may designate other time limits as appropriate.

C.    WHITE.

White shall mean no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox or loading or unloading passengers which shall not exceed three (3) minutes, and such restrictions shall apply between 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. of any day, unless otherwise posted, except as follows:

1.    When such zone is in front of an airport terminal, the restrictions shall apply at all times. No vehicle shall be left unattended at any time while stopped in a white zone in front of an airport terminal.

2.    When such zone is in front of a theatre, the restrictions shall apply at all times except when such theatre is closed.

3.    When such zone is marked or signed as a taxicab stand, it shall be used by taxicabs only, and the restrictions shall not apply.

D.    GREEN.

Green shall mean no standing or parking for longer than ten (10) minutes at any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day unless otherwise posted.

E.    BLUE.

Blue shall mean that parking is limited exclusively to the vehicles of physically disabled persons which display a distinguishing license plate or placard issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code. [Formerly numbered Section 29-62; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3782, eff. 6/18/10; 3723, 3074, 2570.]

ARTICLE 12. STOPPING FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING ONLY

6-1-1201: AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH LOADING ZONES9:

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to determine loading zones and passenger loading zones other than bus zones as follows:

A.    At any other place designated by the Traffic Commission.

B.    Provided, however, that in no event shall more than one-half of the total curb length in any block be reserved for loading purposes. [Formerly numbered Section 29-63; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08; 3723.]

6-1-1202: MARKING OF LOADING ZONES:

Loading zones authorized under Title 6-1-1201 shall be indicated by either a proper curb marking with the words, “LOADING ONLY” or “PASSENGER LOADING ONLY,” stenciled thereupon in black letters placed on top of the curb; or traffic signs in conformance with the MUTCD and CA Supplement. [Formerly numbered Section 29-64; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 3101.]

6-1-1202.1: AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH VALET PARKING ZONES:

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to establish valet parking zones in the public right of way for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers utilizing the valet parking services. Valet parking zones authorized under this Section shall have signs or markings giving adequate notice thereof. [Added by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1203: AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH BUS ZONES:

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to establish bus zones opposite curb space for the loading and unloading of busses of common carriers of passengers and to determine the location thereof subject to the directives and limitations set forth herein. [Formerly numbered Section 29-65; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1204: LIMITATION ON SIZE OF BUS ZONES:

No bus zone shall exceed eighty (80) feet in length, except that when satisfactory evidence has been presented showing the necessity therefore, the Public Works Director may extend bus zones not to exceed a total length of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet. [Formerly numbered Section 29-66; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1205: BUS ZONES PROHIBITED NEAR SAFETY ZONES:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-67; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1206: MARKING OF BUS ZONES:

The Public Works Director shall post signs at all curbs and places specified as a bus zone. [Formerly numbered Section 29-68; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1207: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO MARK ZONES:

The Public Works Director shall mark, paint or place all curb marking authorized in this article. [Formerly numbered Section 29-69; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1208: ALLOCATING COST OF MARKING ZONES:

The cost of painting curbs prohibiting or restricting stopping, standing or parking of vehicles under this article shall be paid by the person requesting it, and the cost thereof as estimated by the Public Works Director shall first be deposited with the City Treasurer before the work is done. Provided however, this section shall not apply to curb painting required for the public welfare or safety. [Formerly numbered Section 29-70; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1209: OBEDIENCE TO VALET PARKING ZONES:

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in a valet parking zone except for the immediate loading and unloading of passengers utilizing the valet parking services, when such area is signed or marked as directed by the Public Works Director. [Formerly numbered Section 29-71; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1210: OBEDIENCE TO BUS ZONE:

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle except a bus in a bus zone. [Formerly numbered Section 29-72; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1211: STANDING IN ANY ALLEY:

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any alley for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or materials, provided that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three (3) minutes nor the loading or unloading of materials more than twenty (20) minutes and loading and unloading operations shall not block alley to through traffic. [Formerly numbered Section 29-73; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 13. TRUCK ROUTES AND STREETS PROHIBITED TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

6-1-1301: TRUCK ROUTES FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES WITH THREE OR MORE AXLES:

The following streets or portions of streets are hereby declared to be truck traffic routes for the movement of commercial vehicles with three (3) or more axles:

Alameda Avenue from Riverside Drive to San Fernando Boulevard.

Buena Vista Street from the Ventura Freeway (State Highway 134) to Alameda Avenue.

Catalina Street from the Ventura Freeway (State Highway 134) to Alameda Avenue.

Main Street from Alameda Avenue to the southern City limits.

Riverside Drive from the western City limits to Alameda Avenue.

[Formerly numbered Section 29-74; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 3032, 2993.]

6-1-1302: TRUCKS MUST NOT DEVIATE FROM ESTABLISHED ROUTES; EXCEPTIONS:

Whenever any truck traffic route is established by this code and designated by appropriate signs, the operator of any commercial vehicle with three (3) or more axles shall drive on such routes and none other except when necessary to traverse another street or streets to a destination for the purpose of loading or unloading, but then only by such deviation from the nearest truck route as is reasonably necessary. The provisions of this section shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. [Formerly numbered Section 29-75; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 3032.]

6-1-1303: STREETS PROHIBITED TO VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN TWO (2) AXLES:

The following streets and parts of streets are hereby declared to be streets the use of which is prohibited by any vehicle with more than two (2) axles:

California Street between Alameda Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

Chandler Boulevard between Hollywood Way and the westerly City limits.

Clybourn Avenue between Magnolia Boulevard and Verdugo Avenue.

Cordova Street between Alameda Avenue and Verdugo Avenue.

Edison Boulevard between Burbank Boulevard and Oxnard Street.

Evergreen Street between Verdugo Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Franklin Avenue (westbound traffic only) between Olive Avenue and Rose Street.

Glenoaks Boulevard between the northerly City limits and the southerly City limits.

Griffith Park Drive between Olive Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Hood Avenue between Olive Avenue and Rose Street.

Keystone Street between Riverside Drive and Olive Avenue.

Lakeside Drive between Olive Avenue and Rose Street.

Lomita Street between Magnolia Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard.

Mariposa Street between Alameda Avenue and Riverside Drive.

Mariposa Street between Chandler Boulevard and Magnolia Boulevard.

McFarlane Avenue between Clybourn Avenue and Pass Avenue.

National Avenue between Clybourn Avenue and Pass Avenue.

Pass Avenue between Verdugo Avenue and Chandler Boulevard.

Priscilla Lane between Verdugo Avenue and Clark Avenue.

Providencia Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Lake Street.

Riverside Drive between Olive Avenue and Chavez Street.

Rose Street between Riverside Drive and Warner Boulevard.

Rose Street between Verdugo Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Screenland Drive between Verdugo Avenue and Clark Avenue.

Shelton Street between Chandler Boulevard and Magnolia Boulevard.

Spazier Avenue between Victory Boulevard and Chavez Street.

Valley Street between Riverside Drive and National Avenue.

Valley Street between Verdugo Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Warner Boulevard between Clybourn Avenue and Rose Street.

Whitnall Highway between Chandler Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard.

[Formerly numbered Section 29-76; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 3445; 3226; 3209, 3179, 3090, 3058, 3046, 3043, 3032, 3001, 2945, 2778, 2699, 2646, 2613, 2607, 2533.]

6-1-1304: COMMERCIAL VEHICLES MUST KEEP OFF RESTRICTED STREETS; EXCEPTIONS:

Whenever the use of any streets or parts of streets by any commercial vehicle with three (3) or more axles is appropriately signposted giving notice of any restriction on commercial vehicles, no person shall operate any vehicle over such streets or parts of streets in violation of such restrictions, except that no restrictions shall be imposed upon any commercial vehicles coming from an unrestricted street having ingress and egress by direct route to and from a restricted street when necessary for the purpose of making pick ups or deliveries of goods, wares, and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on the restricted street or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling, or construction of any building or structure upon the restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained. [Formerly numbered Section 29-77; Amended by Ord. No. 3187, eff. 4/21/90; 3058, 3032.]

6-1-1305: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO PLACE SIGNS:

Whenever this code designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a street the use of which is permitted by any commercial vehicle with three (3) or more axles or as a street the use of which is prohibited by any such commercial vehicle, the Public Works Director shall erect and maintain appropriate signs on such street giving notice of such truck route or restriction, as the case may be. [Formerly numbered Section 29-78; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 3032.]

ARTICLE 14. PUBLIC TRANSIT VEHICLES AND TRAINS

6-1-1401: AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH SAFETY ZONES:

The Public Works Director is hereby authorized to establish safety zones of such kind and character consistent with the California Vehicle Code as may be deemed advisable or necessary for the protection of pedestrians at places where public transit vehicles stop, provided the space between the safety zone and the curb is wide enough to allow the clear passage of one lane of traffic. [Formerly numbered Section 29-79; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1402: RAILWAY GATE:

No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. [Formerly numbered Section 29-80; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1403: TRAINS NOT TO BLOCK STREETS:

No person shall operate any train or train of cars, or permit the same to remain standing, so as to block the movement of traffic upon any street for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided, however, that no railroad conductor or engineer shall be subject to any criminal penalty under this section where he has no control over the situation causing the obstruction, or where the train cannot be moved without endangering the safety of the passengers or freight. [Formerly numbered Section 29-81; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 15. SPECIAL SPEED ZONES

6-1-1501: PRIMA FACIE SPEED LIMITS ON CITY STREETS:

It is determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that the orderly movement of vehicular traffic would be facilitated in a reasonable and safe manner by establishing enforceable speed limits under the conditions found to exist upon the following streets. It is declared that the prima facie speed limits shall be as herein set forth on these streets or parts of streets herein designated when signs are erected giving notice thereof. This section does not apply to any twenty five (25) mile per hour prima facie limit which is applicable when passing a school building or the grounds thereof or when passing a senior center or other facility primarily used by senior citizens.

Street

From

To

Speed Limits (mph)

Alameda Avenue

Riverside Drive

Buena Vista Street

35

Alameda Avenue

Buena Vista Street

Glenoaks Boulevard

35

Bob Hope Drive

Alameda Avenue

Riverside Drive

35

Buena Vista Street

Riverside Drive

San Fernando Boulevard

35

Buena Vista Street

San Fernando Boulevard

Glenoaks Boulevard

30

Burbank Boulevard

Clybourn Avenue

Third Street

35

Chandler Boulevard (N)

Clybourn Avenue

Mariposa Street

30

Chandler Boulevard (S)

Westerly city limit

Victory Boulevard

30

Clark Avenue

Clybourn Avenue

Victory Boulevard

25

Clybourn Avenue

Chandler Boulevard

Victory Boulevard

35

Clybourn Avenue

Ventura Freeway

Clark Avenue

30

Edison Boulevard

Westerly city limit

Burbank Boulevard

30

Empire Avenue

Vanowen Street

Hollywood Way

40

Empire Avenue

Hollywood Way

Victory Place

35

First Street

Grinnell Drive

Verdugo Avenue

30

Flower Street

Olive Avenue

Southerly city limit

30

Front Street

Burbank Boulevard

Verdugo Avenue

40

Glenoaks Boulevard

Northerly city limit

Scott Road

40

Glenoaks Boulevard

Scott Road

Fairmount Road

35

Glenoaks Boulevard

Fairmount Road

Providencia Avenue

30

Glenoaks Boulevard

Providencia Avenue

Southerly city limit

35

Hollywood Way

Northerly city limit

Valhalla Drive

40

Hollywood Way

Valhalla Drive

Olive Avenue

35

Jeffries Avenue

Clybourn Avenue

Buena Vista Street

25

Kenneth Road

Northerly city limit

Southerly city limit

25

Lake Street

Southerly city limit

Magnolia Boulevard

25

Lincoln Street

Empire Avenue

San Fernando Boulevard

35

Magnolia Boulevard

Clybourn Avenue

First Street

35

Magnolia Boulevard

First Street

Glenoaks Boulevard

30

Main Street

Southerly city limit

Alameda Avenue

30

Main Street

Alameda Avenue

Victory Boulevard

35

Oak Street

Olive Avenue

Main Street

25

Oak Street

Pass Avenue

Buena Vista Street

25

Olive Avenue

Sunset Canyon Drive

Glenoaks Boulevard

35

Olive Avenue

Glenoaks Boulevard

First Street

30

Olive Avenue

First Street

Alameda Avenue

35

Olive Avenue

Alameda Avenue

Southerly city limit

35

Pacific Avenue

Hollywood Way

Buena Vista St

30

Pass Avenue

Alameda Avenue

Olive Avenue

35

Pass Avenue

Verdugo Avenue

Alameda Avenue

35

Riverside Drive

Westerly city limit

Olive Avenue

35

Riverside Drive

Olive Avenue

Buena Vista Street

35

Riverside Drive

Buena Vista Street

Easterly city limit

35

San Fernando Boulevard

Empire Avenue

Grismer Avenue

35

San Fernando Boulevard

Hollywood Way

Lincoln Street

35

San Fernando Boulevard

Lincoln Street

Grismer Avenue

40

San Fernando Boulevard

Grismer Avenue

Grinnell Avenue

35

San Fernando Boulevard

Magnolia Boulevard

Verdugo Avenue

25

San Fernando Boulevard

Northerly city limit

Hollywood Way

40

San Fernando Boulevard

Verdugo Avenue

Southerly city limit

35

San Fernando Boulevard (N)

Freeway off and on ramps

Northerly city limit

30

Scott Road

San Fernando Boulevard

Glenoaks Boulevard

30

Scott Road

Glenoaks Boulevard

Kenneth Road

30

Scott Road

Kenneth Road

Westerly city limit

25

Sunset Canyon Drive

Walnut Avenue

Southerly city limit

25

Third Street

Burbank Boulevard

Verdugo Avenue

30

Thornton Avenue

Hollywood Avenue

Lincoln Street

30

Vanowen Street

Westerly city limit

Buena Vista Street

40

Verdugo Avenue

Clybourn Avenue

Victory Boulevard

35

Verdugo Avenue

Front Street

Glenoaks Boulevard

30

Victory Boulevard

Clybourn Avenue

Hollywood Way

35

Victory Boulevard

Hollywood Way

Burbank Boulevard

35

Victory Boulevard

Burbank Boulevard

Southerly city limit

35

Victory Place

Lincoln Street

Burbank Boulevard

35

Winona Avenue

Buena Vista Street

Glenoaks Boulevard

25

Winona Avenue

Hollywood Way

San Fernando Boulevard

35

[Formerly numbered Section 29-82; amended by Ord. No. 15-3,867, eff. 9/25/15; 13-3,847; 3767, 3649, 3203, 3058, 2827, 2360, 2343.]

6-1-1502: DECREASE OF STATE LAW MAXIMUM SPEED:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-83. Deleted by Ord. No. 3649, eff. 10/30/04; 3326, 3203, 3058, 2493, 2406, 2179.]

6-1-1503: DECREASING STATE SPEED LIMIT BETWEEN BUSINESS OR RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS WITH OR WITHOUT INCREASING STATE SPEED LIMIT WITHIN SUCH DISTRICTS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-84. Deleted by Ord. No. 3649, eff. 10/30/04; 3058, 2179.]

6-1-1504: REGULATION OF SPEED OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS:

The Public Works Director is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable within the districts or at intersections, and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof. [Formerly numbered Section 29-85; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1505: OPERATION OF VEHICLES ON PUBLIC GROUNDS:

A.    No person shall drive a vehicle in any public park, golf course, parking area, or other public ground owned by the City, other than a dedicated street, at a speed in excess of ten (10) miles per hour on such property under the control of the Burbank Water and Power or Public Works Department, or in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour within Olive Avenue Park, or in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour elsewhere, but in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.

B.    No person shall drive a vehicle in such public ground in willful disregard for the safety of persons or property, or recklessly, or in a speed contest or drag race, or in an exhibition of speed or power, nor shall any person aid or abet such conduct.

C.    The department head in control of such public ground shall cause signs to be erected and maintained at each entrance into and at other appropriate places near or on any road, way, or parking area within such public ground, indicating the maximum speed herein established.

D.    No person shall drive or operate any vehicle, except a City owned or authorized vehicle, upon any public park or other property or grounds owned or leased by the City except upon streets, roadways and parking areas specifically set apart for use by the public. [Formerly numbered Section 29-86; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07; 2404.]

ARTICLE 16. PARKING METER ZONES

6-1-1601: DEFINITIONS:

As used in this article unless the context otherwise clearly indicates:

PARKING METER HOOD: Any hood issued in accordance with the provisions of this article for use in covering a parking meter during the time such parking meter space is authorized for use as a loading zone.

PARKING METER SPACE: Any parking space in a parking meter zone which has been designated for meter parking in accordance with the provisions of this article by the installation of a parking meter. [Formerly numbered Section 29-87; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1602: PARKING METER ZONES10:

Parking meter zones are those streets, portions of streets, or off street parking lots, established by Section 6-1-1603 of this article as zones within which the parking of vehicles shall be controlled, regulated and inspected with the aid of parking meters. [Formerly numbered Section 29-88; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1603: PARKING METER ZONES; RATES AND HOURS OF ENFORCEMENT:

A.    Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 21107-8, and subject to its conditions, the following off street areas at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport are hereby established as parking meter zones:

1.    Airport “A” - Within the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 4 Township 1 North, range 14 West S.B.M.

2.    Airport “B” - Within the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 4 Township 1 North, range 14 West S.B.M.

B.    The fees for parking in the foregoing zones and the hours during which such fees shall be paid are as follows:

Location

Meter Rate

Days And Hours Enforced

Airport “A”

$0.25 cents per 10 minutes

All

Airport “B”

0.25 cents per 10 minutes

All

[Added by Ord. No. 2977; formerly numbered Section 29-89; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1604: INSTALLATION OF PARKING METERS:

The City Manager shall cause appropriate parking meters to be installed and maintained in all parking meter zones, in such numbers and at such places as, in his judgment, may be necessary to control, regulate and inspect the vehicles parked therein. [Formerly numbered Section 29-90; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1605: DESIGNATION OF PARKING SPACE BY MARKINGS:

The City Manager shall have lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb, street or pavement adjacent to each parking meter, designating the parking space for which said meter is to be used. Each vehicle parked adjacent or next to any parking meter shall be parked within the lines or markings so established and, if parked on an off street parking lot, at least one front wheel of such vehicle shall be within twelve inches (12") of the forward boundary barrier of the parking meter space. Parking on an off street parking lot is limited to the designated parking meter spaces and is prohibited if, when parked in the above manner, the length of the vehicle extends beyond the lines or markings of the parking meter spaces so as to impede the ingress or egress of other vehicles. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in violation of this section. [Formerly numbered Section 29-91; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1606: OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED:

Immediately after occupancy of a parking meter space, the operator of a vehicle shall deposit a coin of the United States in said parking meter and if necessary turn a crank, knob, or handle in accordance with the instructions posted on the face of the parking meter. [Formerly numbered Section 29-92; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1607: UNLAWFUL TO PARK AFTER METER TIME HAS EXPIRED:

No operator of any vehicle shall permit said vehicle to remain parked in any parking space during any time that the meter is showing a signal indicating that such space is illegally in use other than such time immediately after the original occupancy as is necessary to operate the meter to show legal parking. [Formerly numbered Section 29-93; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1608: COUNTERFEIT COINS PROHIBITED:

No person shall deposit any slug, device or metallic substitute for any coin of the United States in a parking meter. [Formerly numbered Section 29-94; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1609: TAMPERING WITH METER PROHIBITED:

No person shall deface, injure, tamper with, open or wilfully break, destroy, or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed pursuant to this article. [Formerly numbered Section 29-95; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1610: PARKING RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO PARKING METER ZONES:

Parking restrictions and prohibitions established in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall be applicable to parking meter zones, and any person parking a vehicle in any parking meter space shall comply with such parking restrictions and prohibitions when proper signs have been posted giving notice thereof. [Formerly numbered Section 29-96; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1611: UNLAWFUL TO EXTEND TIME BEYOND LIMIT:

No person shall follow the operational procedure or any part of the operational procedure for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond the legal parking time which has been established for the parking space adjacent to which said parking meter is placed. [Formerly numbered Section 29-97; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1612: ISSUANCE OF PARKING METER HOODS:

The City Manager is authorized to issue parking meter hoods to persons occupying property adjacent to any parking meter space, on application therefor, provided circumstances indicate to the satisfaction of the City Manager that there is need to limit the parking in such parking meter space to parking for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers, merchandise or materials during certain times. [Formerly numbered Section 29-98; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1613: APPLICATION FOR PARKING METER HOOD:

Applications for a parking meter hood shall be made on a form furnished by the City Manager and shall contain the following information:

A.    Name and address of the applicant;

B.    Name and address of the person occupying the premises adjacent to the parking meter space concerned;

C.    The number of the parking meter located at such parking meter space;

C.    A statement of the reasons for the need of the hood;

E.    The hours of the day during which it is estimated the use of the hood may be necessary;

F.    Such other relevant information as the City Manager may require. [Formerly numbered Section 29-99; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1614: FEE FOR PARKING METER HOOD:

The fee for each parking meter hood shall be the sum of one dollar ($1.00) per hood for each day such hood is to be used but not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) per hood per calendar month or portion thereof, payable upon receipt of the hood and monthly thereafter on the first business day of each month. Upon surrender of the hood or revocation of the authority for its use, no refund shall be made to the holder thereof. [Formerly numbered Section 29-100; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1615: SPECIFICATIONS FOR PARKING METER HOOD:

The parking meter hood shall consist of a canvas hood of sufficient size to cover the parking meter head, and shall be equipped with a locking device. The words “NO PARKING” and such other wording as the City Manager may designate shall be printed on the hood in lettering as large as the space on the hood will permit. [Formerly numbered Section 29-101; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1616: USE OF PARKING METER HOOD:

Parking meter hoods, when authorized as provided in this article, shall be placed over the head of the parking meter with the lettering on the hood facing the street. The hood shall be locked, and shall remain in place throughout the period authorized by the City Manager. [Formerly numbered Section 29-102; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1617: USE OF PARKING SPACE WHILE HOOD IS ON METER:

No person shall park any vehicle in any parking meter space while a parking meter hood is properly in place on the head of such parking meter, unless such parking be while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers, merchandise or materials. [Formerly numbered Section 29-103; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1618: GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OF AUTHORITY TO USE HOOD:

The City Manager may revoke the authority to use a parking meter hood for any of the following reasons:

A.    When the person to whom such hood has been issued has failed to pay the fee therefor as provided herein;

B.    When the City Manager is satisfied that circumstances no longer require continuance of the authority to use the hood;

C.    When the person to whom such hood has been issued is found to be using the hood for other purposes than to fulfill the need for which the authority to use the hood was granted. [Formerly numbered Section 29-104; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1619: PURPOSE OF PARKING METER FEES:

The coins deposited in parking meters as provided in this article are hereby levied and assessed as fees to provide for the proper regulation, control and inspection of traffic upon the streets, to provide for and to cover the cost of the acquisition, purchase, lease supervision, protection, operation, regulation, control, inspection, maintenance and use of off street parking lots, garages, buildings and facilities, to provide for the cost of supervision, regulation, control and inspection of the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones created by this article, and to cover the cost of the purchase, supervision, protection, inspection, installation, operation, maintenance, control and use of the parking meters or any of them installed in such parking meter zones, and said fees shall be devoted exclusively to such purposes. [Formerly numbered Section 29-105; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1620: ENFORCEMENT:

It shall be the duty of every police officer and parking inspector when any vehicle is illegally parked, as prohibited in this article, to issue a citation therefor stating the meter number, the State vehicle license number, make of such vehicle, the time and date of such illegal parking, a reference to Title 6-1-1607 of this Code, and fixing a time and place for appearance by the registered owner to answer said notice. Such citation shall be attached to said vehicle either on the steering post or front door handle thereof or in such other conspicuous place upon the vehicle as to be easily observed by the person in charge of such vehicle upon his return thereto. Persons violating the provisions of this article shall be subject to the penalties provided in this Code for violation thereof, and proceedings shall be had in the Municipal Court, Burbank Judicial District, in compliance with the procedure as set forth in Section 41102 of the California Vehicle Code and laws of the State of California applicable to traffic violations within the City of Burbank. [Formerly numbered Section 29-106; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 17. PARADES

6-1-1701: DEFINITIONS:

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise clearly indicates, “PARADE” shall mean any organized and structured march or public procession of persons and vehicles, or persons or vehicles, with or without musical accompaniment, and for ceremonial or commemorative purposes, in or upon a public street, mall, or alley. [Formerly numbered Section 29-107; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 3021.]

6-1-1702: PERMIT REQUIRED; EXCEPTIONS:

No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form, or start any parade, unless a permit to do so has been obtained from the City Manager, and unless such permit is carried by the person heading or leading such activity. The provisions of the ordinance shall not apply to the following:

A.    Funeral processions.

B.    Students of the schools going to and from classes or when constituting a part of their educational activities and under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities.

C.    Any governmental agency within the scope of its functions.

D.    Any event or activity which the Chief of Police determines is unlikely to constitute a substantial or unreasonable hazard or impediment to the normal flow of traffic where such event or activity is planned to be held.

E.    Any event or activity, which in the opinion of the City Attorney, is protected against regulation by the provisions of the United States Constitution or the California State Constitution. [Formerly numbered Section 29-108; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 3021.] [Grossman v. City of Portland (1994) 33 F.3d 1200, 1207, Footnote 13]

6-1-1703: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT; TIME OF FILING:

Applications for a parade permit shall be filed with the City Manager not less than thirty (30) days nor more than ninety (90) days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the parade. Such applications shall be sworn to and shall state:

A.    Name Of Organization: The name of the person or organization wishing to conduct such parade;

B.    Sponsor: If the parade is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of, or by an organization, the name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization, and of the authorized and responsible head of such organization;

C.    Parade Chairman: The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct;

D.    Identity And Address Of Permittee: The name, address and telephone number of the person or organization to whom the permit is desired to be issued;

E.    Date: The date when such parade is to be conducted;

F.    Route: The route to be traveled, the starting point and the termination point;

G.    Size: The approximate number of persons who, and animals and vehicles which, will constitute such parade; the type of animals, and a description of the vehicles;

H.    Time: The hour when such parade will start and terminate;

I.    Width: Whether such parade will occupy all or only one-half (1/2) of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed;

J.    Assembly Area: The location by streets of any assembly or assembly areas for such parade;

K.    Time Of Assembly: The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly area or areas;

L.    Interval: The interval of space to be maintained between units of such parade;

M.    Authorization Of Applicant: If the parade is designated to be held by, and on behalf of or for, any person other than the applicant, the applicant for such permit shall file with the City Manager a communication in writing from the person proposing to hold the parade, authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his behalf. [Formerly numbered Section 29-109; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1704: CITY MANAGER MAY CONSIDER LATE APPLICATIONS:

The City Manager shall have authority, in his discretion, to consider any application for a parade permit which is filed less than thirty (30) days before the date such parade is proposed to be conducted. [Formerly numbered Section 29-110; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1705: ISSUANCE OF PERMIT:

The City Manager shall grant and issue such parade permit if, from a consideration of the application and such other information as may otherwise be obtained, the City Manager finds that:

A.    Safety and Traffic: The conduct of such parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route;

B.    Number of Police Officers: The conduct of such parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the City to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto, as to prevent normal police protection to the City;

C.    Number of Ambulances: The conduct of such parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of ambulances as to prevent normal ambulance service to portions of the City other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of march and areas contiguous thereto;

D.    Concentration of Persons: The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles at assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance service to, areas contiguous to such assembly areas;

E.    Fire Equipment: The conduct of such parade will not interfere with the movement of firefighting equipment en route to a fire;

F.    Risk of Injury: The conduct of such parade is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property;

G.    Speed: Such parade will move from its point of origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without stopping en route, and

H.    Advertising, Private Profit: Such parade is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, or event, and is not designed to be held purely for private profit. [Formerly numbered Section 29-111; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1706: CONTENTS OF PERMIT:

Each parade permit shall state the following:

A.    Starting time;

B.    Minimum speed;

C.    Maximum speed;

D.    Maximum interval of space to be maintained between the units of such parade;

E.    What portions of the street to be traversed may be occupied by such parade;

F.    Maximum length of such parade in miles or fractions thereof. [Formerly numbered Section 29-112; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1707: PERMIT REJECTION; NOTICE:

The City Manager shall act upon the application for a parade permit within eight (8) days after the filing of the same. If the City Manager disapproves the application, he shall mail to the applicant within ten (10) days after the date upon which such application was filed, a notice of his action, stating in general terms the reasons for his denial of the permit. [Formerly numbered Section 29-113; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1708: ALTERNATIVE PERMIT:

The City Manager in denying any application for a parade permit, may authorize the conduct of such parade on a date, at a time, or over a route different from that named by the applicant, and if the applicant desires to accept the proposed date, time and route, he shall, within two (2) days after notice of the action of the City Manager, file a notice of acceptance with the City Manager. The City Manager shall thereupon issue a parade permit, and such permit shall conform to the requirements of Section 6-1-1706 of this article. [Formerly numbered Section 29-115; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1709: OFFICIALS TO BE NOTIFIED:

Immediately upon the issuance of a parade permit, the City Manager shall send a copy thereof to the following:

A.    The Fire Chief;

B.    The Chief of Police;

C.    The General Manager of Burbank Water and Power;

D.    The Public Works Director;

E.    Planning Director;

F    The Postmaster of the Burbank Post Office;

G.    The General Manager or responsible head of each public transportation utility, the regular routes of whose vehicles will be affected by the route of the proposed parade. [Formerly numbered Section 29-116; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 18. MOVING VIOLATIONS CONCERNING TWO OR MORE VEHICLES

6-1-1801: DRIVING THROUGH FUNERAL PROCESSIONS:

No driver of a vehicle or motorman of a street car shall drive between vehicles comprising a funeral procession while they are in motion and when the vehicles in such processions are conspicuously so designated. [Formerly numbered Section 29-117; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-1802: CLINGING TO MOVING VEHICLES:

Any person riding upon any bicycle, motorcycle, coaster, roller skates, or any toy vehicle shall not attach the same or himself to any street car or moving vehicle upon any roadway. [Formerly numbered Section 29-118; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 19. BICYCLE REGISTRATION

6-1-1901: DEFINITION:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-119; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2743, 2481; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1902: MOTORIZED BICYCLES: LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:

[Added by Ord. No. 2743; formerly numbered Section 29-119.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, 7/3/07.]

6-1-1903: NECESSITY FOR REGISTRATION:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-120; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2743; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1904: REGISTRATION, GENERALLY:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-121; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2983, 2481, 2385, 2194; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1905: SERIAL NUMBER:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-122; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2481, 2194; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1906: LOSS OF REGISTRATION:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-124; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2481, 2194; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1907: CHANGE OF ADDRESS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-125; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2481, 2194; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1908: DISPLAY OF DECALS REQUIRED:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-126; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1909: SALE OR TRANSFER OF REGISTERED BICYCLE:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-127; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2481; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1910: PURCHASE OF REGISTERED BICYCLE:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-128; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2481, 2194; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1911: MALICIOUS MISCHIEF:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-129; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2481; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-1912: LIMIT ON FINE:

[Added by Ord. No. 2481; formerly numbered Section 29-129.1; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723.]

ARTICLE 20. BICYCLE PARKING IN FRONT OF PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY.

6-1-2001: BICYCLE PARKING ON SIDEWALKS PROHIBITED:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-130; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2002: BICYCLE PARKING ZONES:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-131; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2003: INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BICYCLE RACKS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-132; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2004: PERMIT REQUIRED; APPLICATION; BICYCLE RACK SPECIFICATIONS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-133; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2005: BOND OR INSURANCE:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-134; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2006: SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMIT FOR FAILURE OF BOND OR INSURANCE:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-135; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2007: PARKING METER HOODS:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-136; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2194; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2008: BICYCLE PARKING IN BICYCLE RACKS ONLY:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-137; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2009: DUTY TO ERECT NO PARKING SIGNS; OTHER VEHICLES PROHIBITED FROM PARKING IN BICYCLE PARKING ZONE:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-138; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2010: REMOVAL OF RACKS WHEN NOT IN USE:

[Formerly numbered Section 29-139; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 21. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC ON THE GOLDEN MALL.

6-1-2101: DEFINITIONS:

[Added by Ord. No. 2192; formerly numbered Section 29-140; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2102: VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AND HORSES PROHIBITED ON PORTIONS OF MALL RESERVED FOR PEDESTRIANS:

[Added by Ord. No. 2192; formerly numbered Section 29-141; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2103: PERMITS OF NECESSITY FOR VEHICULAR USE OF MALL; CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON ISSUANCE:

[Added by Ord. No. 2192; formerly numbered Section 29-142; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2290; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2104: EMERGENCY PERMITS FOR VEHICULAR USE OF MALL:

[Added by Ord. No. 2192; formerly numbered Section 29-143; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2105: SPECIAL EVENTS ON MALL; PERMISSION REQUIRED; BOND AND INSURANCE:

[Added by Ord. No. 2192; formerly numbered Section 29-144; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2268; Deleted by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 22. ABANDONED VEHICLES

6-1-2201: PURPOSE:

In compliance with Section 22660 of the California Vehicle Code and because the accumulation and storage of abandoned vehicles on private or public property constitutes a public nuisance by promoting blight, inviting plundering, causing fire hazards, creating attractive nuisances which endanger minors, and providing harborage for rodents and insects, abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof on private or public property not including highways may be removed in accordance with the provisions of this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-145; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2202: DEFINITIONS:

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise clearly indicates, the following terms shall mean:

OWNER OF THE LAND: The owner of the land on which the vehicle, or parts thereof, is located, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll.

OWNER OF THE VEHICLE: The last registered owner and legal owner of record.

PUBLIC PROPERTY: Does not include highways. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-146; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2203: EXCEPTIONS TO APPLICABILITY OF THIS ARTICLE:

This article shall not apply to:

A.    A vehicle, or parts thereof, which is completely enclosed within a building in a lawful manner where it is not visible from the street or other public or private property;

B.    A vehicle, or parts thereof, which is stored or parked in a lawful manner on private property in connection with the business of a licensed dismantler, vehicle dealer, or junk dealer, or when necessary to the operation of a lawfully conducted business or enterprise. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-147; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2204: NONEXCLUSIVITY OF THIS ARTICLE:

This article is not the exclusive regulation of abandoned vehicles within the City. It shall supplement other regulatory codes, statutes and ordinances heretofore or hereafter enacted by the City, the State, or other legal entity having jurisdiction. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-148; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2205: ENFORCEMENT:

The provisions of this article shall be administered by the Chief of Police. In the enforcement of this article the Chief of Police and his deputies or agents, including persons with whom the Council has contracted or granted a franchise for removal of abandoned vehicles, may enter upon private or public property within the City to examine, remove, or cause the removal of a vehicle, or parts thereof, declared to be a nuisance pursuant to this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-149; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2206: DETERMINATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS:

The Council shall determine and annually review the amount to be assessed as administrative costs under this article. These administrative costs shall be set as a fixed sum per removal to be added to the actual cost of removing the vehicle or parts thereof. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-150; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2207: AUTHORITY OF CHIEF OF POLICE TO REMOVE ABANDONED VEHICLES:

Upon discovering the existence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative vehicle, or parts thereof, on private or public property within the City, the Chief of Police shall have the authority to cause the abatement and removal thereof pursuant to this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-151; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2208: NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ABATE:

A ten (10) day notice of intention to abate and remove the vehicle, or parts thereof, as a public nuisance shall be mailed by registered or certified mail to the owner of the land and to the owner of the vehicle, unless the vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are not available to determine ownership. The notices shall be in substantially the following forms:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ABATE AND REMOVE AN ABANDONED, WRECKED, DISMANTLED, OR INOPERATIVE VEHICLE OR PARTS THEREOF AS A PUBLIC NUISANCE.

 

 

[Name and Address of Owner of the Land]

As owner shown on the last equalized assessment roll of the land located at _____________________________________, you are hereby notified that the undersigned pursuant to Article 22 of Title 6, Chapter1 of the Burbank Municipal Code has determined that there exists upon said land an (parts of an) abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle registered to __________________, license number __________________, which constitutes a public nuisance.

You are hereby notified to abate such nuisance by the removal of said vehicle (or parts of a vehicle) within ten (10) days from the date of mailing of this notice, and upon your failure to do so the same will be abated and removed by the City and the costs thereof, together with the administrative costs, assessed to you as owner of the land on which said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) is (are) located.

As owner of the land on which said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) is located, you are hereby notified that you may, within ten (10) days after the mailing of this notice, request a public hearing, and if such a request is not received by the Chief of Police within such ten (10) days period, he shall have the authority to abate and remove said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) as a public nuisance and assess the costs as hereinbefore provided without a public hearing. You may submit a sworn written statement within such ten (10) day period denying responsibility for the presence of said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) on said land, with your reasons for denial, and such statement shall be construed as a request for hearing at which your presence is not required. You may appear in person at any hearing requested by you or the owner of the vehicle or, in lieu thereof, may present a sworn written statement as hereinbefore provided in time for consideration at such hearing.

 

_______________________________

 

Chief of Police

 

By s/___________________________

Notice Mailed ______________________

 

(Date)

 

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ABATE AND REMOVE AN ABANDONED, WRECKED, DISMANTLED, OR INOPERATIVE VEHICLE OR PARTS THEREOF AS A PUBLIC NUISANCE.

 

 

[Name and Address of Last Registered and/or Legal Owner of Record of Vehicle - - Notice Should be Given to Both if Different.]

 

 

As last registered (and/or legal) owner of record of (description of vehicle), you are hereby notified that the undersigned pursuant to Article 22 of Chapter 29 of the Burbank Municipal Code has determined that said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) exists as an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle at (describe location on public or private property) and constitutes a public nuisance.

You are hereby notified to abate said nuisance by the removal of said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) within ten (10) days from the date of mailing of this notice.

As registered (and/or legal) owner of record of said vehicle (parts of a vehicle), you are hereby notified that you may, within ten (10) days after the mailing of this notice, request a public hearing, and if such a request is not received by the Chief of Police within such ten (10) day period, he shall have the authority to abate and remove said vehicle (parts of a vehicle) without a hearing.

 

_______________________________

 

Chief of Police

 

By s/___________________________

Notice Mailed ______________________

 

(Date)

 

[Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-152; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2209: WHEN OFFICE HEARING REQUIRED:

A.    Request for Office Hearing: Upon receipt by the Chief of Police of a request from the owner of the vehicle or the land within ten (10) days after the mailing of the notice of intention to abate and remove, an office hearing shall be held by the Chief of Police or his representative on the question of abatement and removal of the vehicle or parts thereof and the assessment of administrative costs and cost of removal.

If a request for an office hearing is not received within ten (10) days after mailing of the notice of intention to abate and remove, the City shall have the authority to abate and remove the vehicle or parts thereof as a public nuisance without holding an office hearing.

B.    Denial of Responsibility by Owner of Land: If the owner of the land submits a sworn written statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on his land within such ten (10) day period, said statement shall be construed as a request for a hearing which does not require his presence.

C.    Notice of Hearing: Notice of the hearing shall be mailed, by registered or certified mail, at least ten (10) days before the hearing to the owner of the land and to the owner of the vehicle, unless the vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are not available to determine ownership. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-153; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 3048.]

6-1-2210: CONDUCT OF THE HEARING:

In holding hearings under Section 6-1-2209 of this article, the Chief of Police or his representative shall hear all pertinent evidence, including testimony on the condition of the vehicle or parts thereof and the circumstances concerning its location, and shall not be limited by the technical rules of evidence. The owner of the land may appear at the hearing or present a sworn statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on the land, with his reasons for such denial. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-154; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2211: ORDERING REMOVAL OF VEHICLE:

At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Chief of Police or his representative may find that a vehicle or parts thereof has been abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or is inoperative on private or public property and order the vehicle or parts removed from the property as a public nuisance and disposed of as hereinafter provided, and determine the administrative costs and the cost of removal to be charged against the owner of the land. The order requiring removal shall include a description of the vehicle or parts thereof and the correct identification and license number of the vehicle, if available at the site. The Chief of Police or his representative may delay the time for removal of the vehicle or parts thereof if, in his opinion the circumstances justify it and may impose such conditions and take such other action as may be deemed appropriate under the circumstances to carry out the purposes of this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-155; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2212: WHEN OWNER OF LAND NOT LIABLE FOR COSTS:

If it is determined at the hearing that the vehicle was placed on the land without the consent of the owner of the land and that he has not subsequently acquiesced in its presence, the Chief of Police or his representative shall not attempt to collect the costs of administration or removal of the vehicle from the owner of the property. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-156; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2213: NOTIFICATION OF DECISION:

If the owner of the land submits a sworn written statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on his land but does not appear, of if an interested party makes a written presentation to the Chief of Police or his representative but does not appear, he shall be notified in writing of the decision. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-157; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2214: DISPOSAL OF ABANDONED VEHICLE:

Five (5) days after the order declaring the vehicle or parts thereof to be a public nuisance, five (5) days from the date of mailing of notice of the decision if such notice is required by Section 6-1-2213 of this article, or fifteen (15) days after action of the Council authorizing removal following appeal, the vehicle or parts may be disposed of by removal to a scrap yard, automobile dismantler’s yard, or other suitable site. After a vehicle has been removed it shall not be reconstructed or made operable. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-159; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2215: NOTICE TO DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES OF REMOVAL:

Within five (5) days after the removal of the vehicle or parts thereof, notice shall be given to the State Department of Motor Vehicles identifying the vehicles or parts and indicating any evidence of registration, including registration certificates, certificates of title and license plates, if available. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-160; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2216: ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY OWNER IF PAYMENT NOT MADE:

If the administrative costs and the cost of removal which are charged against the owner of a parcel of land pursuant to Section 6-1-2211 of this article are not paid within thirty (30) days of the order, or the final disposition of an appeal therefrom, such costs shall be assessed against the parcel therefrom, such costs shall be assessed against the parcel of land pursuant to Section 38773.5 of the Government Code of the State and shall be transmitted to the Community Development Department for collection. Such assessment shall have the same priority as other City taxes. [Added by Ord. No. 2458; formerly numbered Section 29-161; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3828, eff. 8/24/12.]

ARTICLE 23. TEMPORARY CLOSING OF STREETS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

6-1-2301: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR AUTHORIZED TO GRANT PERMITS:

The Public Works Director may, with the concurrence of the Police Chief or his designee, issue a permit to temporarily close and use a portion of any street under the exclusive jurisdiction and control of the City for the purpose of holding celebrations, parades, special events and other activities where in their opinion such closing is necessary for the safety and protection of persons who are to use that portion of the street during the temporary closing.

The Public Works Director, with concurrence of the Police Chief or his designee, may permit the temporary closing of a street only when the use for which the portion of the street is closed serves a public interest or is of such a casual, temporary or occasional nature that it will not unduly interfere with the public use thereof. [Added by Ord. No. 2464; formerly numbered Section 29-162; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2998.]

6-1-2302: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT:

Applications for such permit shall be in writing and shall contain, insofar as applicable, the information required by Section 3-6-202 of this code and a description of the activity or event for which the street is to be closed. [Added by Ord. No 2464; formerly numbered Section 29-163; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2303: PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR TO CONSIDER PUBLIC INTEREST:

In granting such permit, the Public Works Director shall have due regard for the extent of interference, the timing of the proposed use so as to minimize interference with public use, and shall require, when indicated, appropriate insurance coverage including bodily injury and property damage, protecting the City against liability that might or could arise out of such permitted use. [Added by Ord. No. 2464; formerly numbered Section 29-164; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2304: INSURANCE LIMITS:

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the type and amount of insurance shall be discretionary with the Public Works Director except that in no event shall the amounts be less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00). [Added by Ord. No. 2464; formerly numbered Section 29-165; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2305: FEE:

When, in the estimation of the Public Works Director, the proposed use will require more than ordinary services of the City, a fee to defray the City’s expenses will be charged as a prerequisite to the granting of the permit. [Added by Ord. No. 2464; formerly numbered Section 29-166; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2306: BARRICADES, LIGHTS AND WARNING DEVICES:

The permit may require that the permittee shall provide an approved traffic control plan in accordance with the provisions set forth in the MUTCD during the entire period of the street closure. [Added by Ord. No. 2464; formerly numbered Section 29-167; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

ARTICLE 24. CLOSING OF ROADS IN PARKS

6-1-2401: CLOSURE OF ROADS TO STOUGH PARK AND WILDWOOD CANYON PARK:

In accordance with the provisions of Section 21101(a) of the California Vehicle Code and Section 5-3-410 of this Code, the following highways leading into Stough Park and Wildwood Canyon Park shall be closed to traffic at the times hereinafter specified as follows:

(a)    Bel Aire Drive from its intersection with Vista Ridge to the junction of Bel Aire Drive and Lockheed View Drive from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and all day and night on Saturdays and Sundays.

(b)    Lockheed View Drive at a point sixty (60) feet from its intersection with Walnut Avenue to the junction of Lockheed View Drive and Bel Aire Drive from dusk to sunrise.

(c)    The road inside Wildwood Canyon Park at the point where it intersects Harvard Road from sunset to sunrise. [Added by Ord. No. 2521; formerly numbered Section 29-168; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3811, eff. 6/17/11; 3723, 2701, 2681, 2659.]

6-1-2402: SIGNS AT PARK ENTRANCE:

The Park, Recreation and Community Services Director shall erect or place appropriate signs giving notice of such closure at all entrances to Stough Park and Wildwood Canyon Park. [Added by Ord. No. 2521; formerly numbered Section 29-169; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2403: VIOLATION A MISDEMEANOR:

When such signs are in place it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle, or any device moved by human power, upon the highways leading into Stough Park or Wildwood Canyon Park during the hours when such highways are closed unless authorized to do so by or pursuant to Section 6-1-2404 of this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2521; formerly numbered Section 29-170; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2404: EXCEPTIONS:

The foregoing restrictions shall not apply to emergency vehicles, governmental agencies or to officers or employees of the City or any other public agency which is required or finds it necessary to enter or remain in Stough Park or Wildwood Canyon Park in the performance of its duties, and during such times as entry or occupancy is permitted in writing by the Park, Recreation and Community Services Director. [Added by Ord. No. 2521; formerly numbered Section 29-171; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 25. OVERLOADS

6-1-2501: DEFINITIONS:

As hereinafter used in this article, the following words are defined as follows:

OVERLOAD: Shall mean any vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeding as to height, width, length, size or weight of vehicle or load the limitations set forth in Division 15 of the California Vehicle Code;

PUBLIC UTILITY: Shall mean the Burbank Water and Power Department and any person owning, operating or maintaining overhead light, power, telephone, telegraph, signal or other wires or underground structures necessary for public service;

Whenever any other word or phrase used hereinafter in this article is not defined herein, the definition thereof contained in the California Vehicle Code shall be deemed to apply. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-172; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2502: PERMIT REQUIREMENTS:

A.    It shall be unlawful for any person to move any overload upon any street in the City unless a permit therefor has been issued by the Public Works Director and is valid and unrevoked.

B.    Every permit shall be carried in the vehicle or combination of vehicles to which it refers and shall be open to inspection of any peace officer or traffic officer, any authorized agent of the California Department of Transportation, any inspector of the Public Works Department of the City, or any officer or employee charged with the care or protection of the highways.

C.    It shall be unlawful to move any overload contrary to the terms and conditions of the permit issued by the Public Works Director. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-173; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2503: INSPECTION PRIOR TO ISSUANCE OF PERMIT:

Whenever it is determined by the Public Works Director that an inspection of the load to be moved is required prior to the issuance of a permit, arrangements shall be made by the applicant for the inspection of the load at the convenience of the Public Works Director prior to the issuance of any overload permit. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-174; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2504: RESTRICTIONS ON MOVEMENT:

It shall be unlawful for any person to move upon any street:

A.    Any overload on any Saturday, Sunday or day designated by the Council as a holiday; provided, however, that the Public Works Director may permit overloads to be moved on a Saturday or Sunday or on any such holiday if he finds that the movement of the overload may be made safely and without undue interference with traffic. Such permission, when granted, shall be included in and made a part of the permit required by Section 6-1-2502.

B.    Any overload in rainy or foggy weather, either day or night.

This section shall not apply to any overload moved at the special instance and request of any authorized public officer in the event of flood, fire or other public disaster or exigency. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-175; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2505: PARKING AND STOPPING:

A.    Parking: It shall be unlawful to park or to leave an unattended overload in and upon any street in the City between sunset and sunrise. Any such overload shall be moved off the traveled way or pavement so as not to interfere with passing traffic before it is left unattended.

B.    Stopping: It shall be unlawful at any time to stop any overload in excess of fourteen feet (14') in width upon any street in the City, except as required by traffic signs or signals or traffic conditions, or while actually moving the overload or portion thereof onto or off of the adjacent private property. The Public Works Director may limit those hours during which such moving is permitted. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-176; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2506: NIGHT MOVING:

When any overload is moved at night, warning lights must be displayed indicating the clearance of such overload to the rear, to the front, and to each side; such lights must be at least four (4) in number and be visible from a distance of five hundred feet (500') to the front, to the rear, and to each side, respectively, of such overload. Whenever a load exceeds fourteen feet (14') in width, it shall be accompanied by two (2) pilot vehicles with flashing warning lights, one preceding and one following the overload. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-177; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2507: OVERLOAD PERMIT FEES:

No permit to move any overload shall be issued by the Public Works Director unless the applicant has first:

A.    Made written application therefor upon forms provided by the Public Works Director. The Public Works Director may require the applicant to furnish him with such information as he determines is necessary under the circumstances in order to carry out the provisions of this article.

B.    Paid the fee in an amount designated in the Burbank Fee Resolution at the time the application is filed with the Public Works Director.

C.    Complied with all other applicable provisions of this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-178; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058; Amended by Ord. No. 3153, eff. 7/7/89.]

6-1-2508: PROCEDURE UPON APPLICATION:

Upon receipt of such application the Public Works Director may immediately issue the permit if all requirements of this article are met. If the size, weight or other features of the overload may adversely affect any structure or other facility in the public right of way as determined by the Public Works Director he shall first notify the affected public utility, City department, or agency of the requested overload move. In all such cases the Public Works Director shall receive the application at least five (5) days prior to the proposed time of the move so that the affected utility, etc., may have time to review the request and respond accordingly. In such instances where an affected facility will have to be moved or altered the applicant shall have on deposit with the owner of the affected facility an amount of money equal to the estimated cost to said affected party to make the necessary alterations to its facility. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-179; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2509: ISSUANCE OF PERMIT:

A.    If the Public Works Director shall determine from the application, or upon such independent investigation as he deems necessary, that issuance of any permit would unreasonably subject highways, bridges or other public property or places to injury or damage or would create a hazard to life or property, he shall deny the application; otherwise, if the Public Works Director shall first determine that all applicable provisions of this article and of Section 9-1-103 of this code have been complied with, he shall issue a permit; but the Public Works Director in his discretion may limit the number of trips, establish seasonal or other time limitations within which the vehicle or vehicles described may be operated, or otherwise limit or prescribe conditions of operations, when necessary to assure against undue damage to road foundations, surfaces or structures or to protect highways, bridges or other public property or places from injury or damage or to protect life or property.

B.    Whenever any overload is proposed to be moved in more than one section or portion, a separate permit shall be issued for the moving of each section or portion of such overload.

C.    The Public Works Director shall determine the route over which each overload may be moved in accordance with the clearance permitted by underpasses, overhead wires and other physical obstacles and conditions, and in accordance with the capability of any structure, roadway or other facility to support the load imposed thereon by the overload.

D.    The Public Works Director shall determine the times when the overload shall be moved in accordance with the provisions of this article and in accordance with public convenience and safety. Every such permit shall become and be void unless the moving of the overload shall be completed within the time specified in the application for such permit; provided, however, that the Public Works Director may extend such time when the moving of any overload or any section or portion thereof is rendered impracticable by reason of inclemency of the weather, strikes or other causes not within the control of the permittee. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-180; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2510: EXTENDED USE PERMITS:

A.    The Public Works Director may issue permits for continuous movement of similar overloads over the same route for a period of up to one year provided, however, that all such permits shall expire on the last calendar day of the year in which they were issued.

B.    No such permit shall be issued, however, unless the applicant shall post and maintain with the Public Works Director a policy of property damage insurance or a bond and a certificate of insurance in compliance with Section 6-1-2512.

C.    The Public Works Director shall adopt such rules and regulations regarding the issuance of annual permits as he determines are necessary to control the moving, size and weight of the equipment, including the designation of routes to be traveled, days and hours during which movement is permitted and safety devices required in order to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare or property. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-181; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2511: PERMIT CONTENTS AND LIMITATIONS:

A.    No permit to move any overload shall be valid unless it shall set forth specifically on its face:

1.    The period of time for which it is to be effective;

2.    The route or routes over which the overload or overloads may be moved;

3.    The hours of the day or night during which the overload may be moved.

B.    No permit shall be granted to move any overload in any manner or wise contrary to the express provisions of this article relating to overloads, and if such a permit be issued it shall nevertheless be deemed invalid for all purposes. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-182; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2512: INSURANCE AND BONDS:

A.    Every applicant for a permit to move any overload over any street within the City shall post and maintain with the Public Works Director before the permit is issued a policy of property damage insurance or a bond in the amount of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000), or in such greater amount as the Public Works Director deems satisfactory. Such policy or bond shall be first approved by the Public Works Director. Any such bond shall be conditioned that the permittee will pay any and all loss or damage sustained by or done to any public property as a result of the movement of such overload, and that the principal shall indemnify the City for any such loss or damages. If the policy of property damage insurance or bond is insufficient to pay such costs, the balance may be recovered by the City from the permittee in any court of competent jurisdiction.

B.    In addition, every permittee shall carry and maintain for the full effective period of the permit, and any renewal thereof, bodily injury liability and property damage insurance including completed operations coverage, protecting the permittee from any and all claims and actions for bodily injury, including accidental death, and for property damage, which may directly or indirectly arise from, grow out of, or be attributable to, his operations or performance under the permit, whether such operations be by the permittee or by any subcontractor, or by any person directly or indirectly employed by either or any of them, in an amount of not less than Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) for bodily injuries, including accidental death, to any one person; and subject to the same limit for each person in an amount of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) on account of any one occurrence; and in an amount of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) for property damage on account of any one occurrence. Said insurance shall indemnify and save harmless the City, its officers, employees and representatives from any and all claims and actions for bodily injury, including accidental death, and for property damage, which may directly or indirectly arise from, grow out of or be attributable to operations under the permit. However, said insurance need not protect against injury or death occurring to any officer, employee or representative while acting within the scope of his employment under the Workmen’s Compensation Act. Said insurance shall provide that it will not be modified, changed or terminated until at least ten (10) days’ notice thereof has been filed with the City Clerk. Lapse or termination of such insurance shall automatically void the permit. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-183; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2513: OVERLOAD INSPECTOR FEES:

A.    Where the Public Works Director, as a condition of issuance of a permit to move any overload, requires an inspection of the overload at the site or requires it to be accompanied by an inspector, the applicant shall deposit in advance an amount to be determined by the Public Works Director to be adequate to cover the cost of inspection for the time deemed by the Public Works Director necessary for the performance of such service.

B.    At the completion of the moving of such overload, the Public Works Director shall deduct from such deposit a sum equal to the cost of providing such inspection and shall refund to the depositor any difference between the amount deposited and the amount so deducted.

C.    Notwithstanding the need for an inspector to inspect the overload at the loading site, or for the need for an inspector to accompany the overload through the City, the Public Works Director shall collect a fee to inspect the route traveled by the overload whenever the load exceeds twenty five feet (25') in width and/or seventeen feet (17') in height or, in the opinion of the Public Works Director, the overload may inflict damage to public or private property. Said inspection fee shall be in an amount designated in the Burbank Fee Resolution. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-184; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058; Amended by Ord. No. 3153, eff. 7/7/89; 2822, 2775.]

6-1-2514: NO INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC UTILITY PROPERTY:

No permittee shall interfere in any manner whatsoever with any property of any public utility, notwithstanding anything in the permit granted by the Public Works Director pursuant to the provisions of this article. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-185; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2515: MOVEMENT BY GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES:

The provisions of this article shall apply to the United States, this State, counties, municipal corporations, school districts and to all other governmental bodies, agencies or instrumentalities; provided, however, that if any such government or governmental agency or instrumentality shall file with the Public Works Director an agreement in writing to pay all damages, costs or expenses which may be suffered or incurred by this City as a result of the movement of any overload by such government, agency or instrumentality, then it need not pay any permit fee or post any deposit, policy of property damage insurance or bond or maintain any insurance otherwise required by any such provision. This exemption shall not apply to any private contractor engaged by any governmental body nor to any equipment or vehicle not operated by an employee of the governmental body moving the overload under the supervision and control of an officer thereof. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-186; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2516: EXCEPTIONS:

Whenever the Public Works Director shall determine that the interests of the national defense require that any overload be moved at a time or in a manner not permitted by the express provisions of this article, he may endorse upon the permit an express exemption from any such particular provisions, which exemption shall be effective as to any overload moved under that permit. The Public Works Director may attach such conditions to any such exception as he may deem reasonably to be required for public safety or the protection of property, including a requirement of fair indemnity on behalf of the City, members of the public, or both. [Added by Ord. No. 2602; formerly numbered Section 29-187; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 26. TERMINAL ACCESS FOR INTERSTATE TRUCKS

6-1-2601: DEFINITIONS:

The following words and phrases shall have the meanings set forth, and if any word or phrase used in this article is not defined in this section, it shall have the meanings set forth in the California Vehicle Code; provided that if any such word or phrase is not defined in the California Vehicle Code, it shall have the meaning attributed to it in ordinary usage.

TERMINAL: Means any facility at which freight is consolidated to be shipped or where full-load consignments may be offloaded, or at which the vehicle combinations are regularly maintained, stored, or manufactured.

INTERSTATE TRUCK: Means a combination of vehicles consisting of a truck tractor and semi-trailer, or of a truck tractor, semitrailer, and trailer, with unlimited length as regulated by California Vehicle Code, Sec. 35401.5.

CALTRANS: Means the State of California Department of Transportation or its successor agency. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-188; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3723, eff. 7/3/07.]

6-1-2602: PURPOSE:

The purpose of this article is to establish procedures for terminal designation and truck route designation to terminals for interstate trucks operating on a federally designated highway system and to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the public. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-189; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2603: APPLICATION:

A.    The owners or operators of a terminal requiring terminal access for interstate trucks from the federally designated highway system, which interstate trucks will utilize any City streets in traveling to, or from, such terminal, shall submit an application, on a form as provided by the City, and make payment of the fees as required by Section 6-1-2604 of this article. The application shall be filed with Public Works Department. The application shall include the name and address of the applicant, the location of the terminal, the preferred route (and alternate routes if appropriate), evidence that the terminal, if located within the City, meets established criteria and that said terminal’s parking and entries are adequate and such other information as the Public Works Director may require.

B.    Upon receipt of the application, the Public Works Director will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain whether or not the proposed terminal meets the requirements for an interstate truck terminal. Upon his approval of that designation, the Public Works Director will then determine the capability of the route requested and alternate routes, whether requested or not. Determination of route capability will include, without limitation, a review of adequate turning radius and lane widths of ramps, intersections, streets and highways and general traffic conditions such as sight distance, speed and traffic volumes. No access off a federally designated highway system will be approved without the approval of Caltrans.

C.    Should the requested route pass through the City to a terminal located in another jurisdiction, the applicant, in addition to complying with subsection A of this section, shall also comply with that jurisdiction’s application process. Coordination of the approval of the route through the City will be the responsibility of the entity which controls the terminal’s land use. Costs shall be provided in Section 6-1-2604 of this article.

D.    No interstate truck may leave a designated terminal access route in the City of Burbank except at an entrance to an authorized terminal. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-190; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2604: FEES:

A.    The applicant shall pay to the Public Works Department a nonrefundable application fee for each proposed terminal and/or each proposed access route as provided in the Burbank Fee Resolution.

B.    Upon the approval of the terminal designation and route by the City and by Caltrans the applicant shall pay to the City of Burbank for the purchase and installation of terminal trailblazer signs and terminal identification signs, where required, at a rate per sign as provided in the Burbank Fee Resolution. Trailblazer signs will be required at every decision point in the City en route to the terminal. Terminal identification signs will be required at the entrance to the terminal. No terminal or route may be used until such signs, as may be required, are in place. Costs for trailblazer signs may be proportioned in accordance with the procedures in Section 6-1-2605 of this article.

C.    Upon approval of a terminal and/or its access route the terminal owner or its successor in interest will pay to the City an annual fee for each such terminal and/or access route, due on January 1 of each year as provided in the Burbank Fee Resolution. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-191; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2605: MODIFICATIONS:

A.    If all feasible routes to a requested terminal are found unsatisfactory by the Public Works Director the applicant shall be notified of the modifications necessary to make the route acceptable. The applicant may request the necessary modifications. All costs of engineering, construction and inspection will be the responsibility of the applicant. Except when the modification of deficiencies is within the jurisdiction of Caltrans, the actual construction will be done at no cost to the City by a contractor acceptable to it to keep the terminal identification current and provide for any subsequent sign maintenance.

B.    When the work is done by the applicant, the applicant may file with the Public Works Department, a statement detailing the actual costs of the modification. It shall be the applicant’s responsibility to obtain all the necessary permits.

C.    If at any time within five (5) years from the date of completion of the modification by the applicant, should any other applicant seek terminal approval which would use the route upon which such modification was accomplished, any such applicant’s fee may include that applicant’s proportionate share of the modification, as determined by the Public Works Department, which fee shall be disbursed by the City to the applicant who paid for the modification as well as to any applicant who contributed to the cost of modification under this subsection. Nothing herein shall require the payment of a proportionate fee if the applicant doing the work failed to file the report with the department required by subsection B of this section. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-192; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2606: REVOCATION OF ROUTE:

The Public Works Director may revoke any approved terminal, or route, if the terminals, or route, becomes a traffic hazard for vehicular traffic or if there is a failure to pay the fees provided for in Section 6-1-2604 of this article. A traffic hazard includes the inability of interstate trucks to negotiate the route or said vehicles causing unsafe traffic conditions for other vehicular traffic or pedestrians. If the Public Works Director should so revoke any approved terminal, or route, it may, in its discretion, designate an alternate route. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-193; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2607: CONSTITUTIONALITY:

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this article is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of the article, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared invalid. [Added by Ord. No. 2989; formerly numbered Section 29-195; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 27. SKATEBOARDS

6-1-2701: PURPOSE:

The Council finds that use of skateboards in roadways are a danger to the public safety. The Council further finds that the unregulated use of skateboards upon sidewalks is a danger to the public safety. [Added by Ord. No. 3033; formerly numbered Section 29-196; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2702: SKATEBOARDS, PROHIBITED ON ROADWAYS:

No person may ride or propel a skateboard upon or across any roadway. For the purpose of this section the term “roadway” includes crosswalk. Violation of this section is an infraction. [Added by Ord. No. 3033; formerly numbered Section 29-197; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

6-1-2703: SKATEBOARDS, RIGHT OF WAY:

The rider of any skateboard shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian upon a sidewalk. Violation of this section is an infraction. [Added by Ord. No. 3033; formerly numbered Section 29-198; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

ARTICLE 28. BICYCLE PATHS, TRAILS AND BIKEWAYS; EQUESTRIAN, HIKING AND RECREATION TRAILS

6-1-2801: RULES OF THE ROAD:

A.    No person shall operate any unauthorized motor vehicle on any pedestrian or bicycle facility, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, bicycle paths, bicycle trails, bikeways, equestrian trails, hiking or recreational trails.

B.    No person shall operate a motorized scooter or motorized skateboard on any pedestrian or bicycle facility, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, bicycle paths, bicycle trails, bikeways, equestrian trails, hiking or recreational trails.

C.    No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any pedestrian or bicycle facility, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, bicycle paths, bicycle trails, bikeways, equestrian trails, hiking or recreational trails, or bicycle lanes unless the bicycle lane is within or immediately adjacent to a roadway.

D.    No person shall operate a low speed vehicle on any pedestrian or bicycle facility, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, bicycle paths, bicycle trails, bikeways, equestrian trails, hiking or recreational trails.

E.    No person shall operate an electric personal assistive mobility device otherwise known as a segway, on any bicycle facility, including, but not limited to, bicycle paths, bicycle trails, bikeways, equestrian trails, hiking or recreational trails.

F.    Any person operating a bicycle in wilful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless cycling.

G.    No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway, bicycle lane, bicycle path, bicycle trail or bikeway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

H.    No person shall operate upon any roadway, bicycle lane, bicycle path, bicycle trail or bikeway any bicycle equipped with handlebars so raised that the operator must elevate his hands above the level of his shoulders in order to grasp the normal steering grip area.

I.    No person shall operate upon any roadway, bicycle lane, bicycle path, bicycle trail or bikeway a bicycle which is of such a size as to prevent the operator from safely stopping the bicycle, supporting it in an upright position with at least one foot on the ground, and restarting it in a safe manner.

J.    Every bicycle operated upon any roadway, bicycle lane, bicycle path, bicycle trail or bikeway during darkness shall be equipped: 1) with a lamp emitting a white light which while the bicycle is in motion, illuminates the roadway, bicycle lane, bicycle path, bicycle trail or bikeway in front of the bicyclist and is visible from a distance of three hundred feet (300') in front and from the sides of the bicycle; 2) with a red reflector on the rear which shall be visible from a distance of five hundred feet (500') to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle; 3) with a white or yellow reflector on each pedal visible from the front and rear of the bicycle from a distance of two hundred feet (200'); and 4) with a white or yellow reflector on each side forward of the center of the bicycle, and with a white or red reflector on each side to the rear of the center of the bicycle, except that bicycles which are equipped with reflectorized tires on the front and the rear need not be equipped with these side reflectors. Such reflectors and reflectorized tires shall be of a type meeting requirements established by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the State of California. A lamp or lamp combination emitting a white light, attached to the operator and visible from a distance of three hundred feet (300') in front and from the sides of the bicycle, may be used in lieu of the lamp attached to the bicycle.

K.    Nothing in this section shall preclude any person who, due to physical disability, is operating a self-propelled wheelchair, invalid tricycle, or motorized quadricycle from operating such device in any area open to pedestrians. [Added by Ord. No. 3673, 7/16/05.]

6-1-2802: SPECIAL RULES APPLICABLE TO THE USE OF THE MARIPOSA STREET BRIDGE:

In addition to the Rules of the Road, as set forth in 6-1-2801 A-E, and K, which are incorporated herein by this reference, the following special rules for the Mariposa Street Bridge (Bridge) are as follows:

A.    Every equestrian rider shall proceed over the Bridge in a safe, slow manner, and shall cause the horse to be in a walking gait while on the Bridge.

B.    No person shall ride, walk or carry a bicycle on the Bridge.

C.    Pedestrians are allowed to use the Bridge.

D.    The Public Works Director is authorized to place and maintain adequate signage, and/or markings to inform equestrians, cyclists and pedestrians of these rules. [Added by Ord. No. 16-3,875, eff. 3/25/16.]

ARTICLE 29. VALET PARKING

6-1-2901: DEFINITIONS:

For purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:

DIRECTOR: Means the Director of Public Works or his or her designee.

OPERATOR: Means any person engaged in the business of a valet parking operation.

PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY: Shall mean any area dedicated for public use as a public street, pedestrian way, or other thoroughfare, including but not limited to, roadways, parkways, alleys, sidewalks, and pedestrian ways.

ROUTE DIAGRAM: Means a written parking operation will be performed to the off-street parking location at which vehicles will be parked.

VALET PARKING SERVICE: Shall mean and include a business establishment engaged in, conducting or managing the parking of other person’s motor vehicles, whether such persons are employed by, or under contract to, the business, residence or other organization for which the vehicles are being parked or whether such persons are operating independently thereof.

VALET STAND: Means a sign or kiosk, temporary or permanent, approved by the director designating the location and hours of an authorized valet parking operation. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06].

6-1-2902: PERMIT REQUIRED:

It is unlawful for any person to operate, engage in, conduct, manage, or cause to be operated, any valet parking operation or any related activity where movement of vehicles is on or over any public-right-of-way or public property without a City-issued valet parking permit. On private property the additional authorization of the owner or lessee of such property is required. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2903: PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.:

Regular and temporary valet parking permits shall be issued as follows:

1.    All regular permit applications shall be completed on a form designated by the Director, and signed by the valet operator under penalty of perjury. All forms shall be filed with the Department of Public Works a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the date requested for the issuance of the permit. Regular valet parking permits shall be issued annually. Renewal applications shall be filed a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of any existing permit. City reserves full discretion to deny any application. Where valet operator is a corporation, association, partnership, or other legal entity, “VALET OPERATOR” shall mean each partner, officer, director, and each shareholder owning or controlling more than ten percent (10%) of such entity. All valet operators applying for valet parking permits shall provide the following information with their applications:

(a)    The hours of operation and the number of employees of the operator who will be assigned to carry out the activity for which the license is sought;

(b)    The location(s) where vehicles will be parked or stored.

(c)    The name, location, and telephone number where a responsible person, employee, or agent of the operator will be available at all times during the hours of operation;

(d)    The routes to be used between the passenger loading zone or other vehicle pickup point and the parking or storage location;

(e)    A statement from the owner of any parking facility designated as the parking or storage location as to that facility’s ability to accept the cars, the number of spaces to be reserved for the valet operator’s operations, the total number of spaces in such parking facility, and estimates of the percent usage of the facility prior to, and subsequent to the proposed activity for which the permit is sought. In cases where the parking facility is part of a building or premises devoted to other uses which require off-street parking, the statement shall also include information as to the number of parking spaces which were required by law to be provided in the parking facility to serve such other uses when said uses were established;

(f)    A copy of the written contract or covenant between the valet operator and the owner of the parking facility designated as the parking or storage location, which contract or covenant shall contain a provision that it cannot be canceled without at least thirty days’ notice to the other party and to the city;

(g)    The location of any proposed signs for the valet service and any proposed attendant stands; design and color scheme determined by the City.

(h)    Proof that the valet operator has insurance in force satisfying the requirements of Section 6-1-2905 acceptable to the City of Burbank Risk Manager; and

(i)    Payment of a nonrefundable application fee, space use fee, and if applicable, meter cover fee in an amount designated in the Fee Resolution.

2.    Temporary Valet Permits. In a circumstance involving a non-recurring special event or a special need of an valet operator to commence operations prior to the time an application can be processed for regular license issuance, a temporary permit for a period of operation not exceeding seven calendar days may be issued by the Director upon the submittal of an application, accompanied by the applicable fees, and the proof of insurance required by this chapter. Any other requirement of this chapter may be waived by the Director in connection with a short-term license if the Director finds and determines that it would be impossible or impractical for the valet operator or permittee to comply with such requirement and that compliance with such requirement is not necessary in order to protect the interest of the city or the public peace, health or safety. Nothing in this chapter shall preclude the reissuance of any such special license or the issuance of any new special license. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2904: OPERATING REQUIREMENTS:

1.    Operating in the Public Rights-of-Way. The owner shall at no time, unless expressly stated on the permit, commit or do any of the following acts:

(a)    Receive, take possession of (for the purpose of parking or temporary storage until the return of the same to the patron), or move a patron’s vehicle upon any portion of the public right of way or other public property; or

(b)    Park and leave standing any patron’s vehicle upon any portion of a public right-of-way or other public property (including any publicly owned off-street parking space).

2.    Parking. It shall be unlawful for any operator to park any patron’s vehicle upon private property without express authorization by the owner or other person in charge of such private property.

3.    Valet Attendants. The owner shall employ valet attendants/staff sufficient in number to park vehicles so that traffic on highways or sidewalks or both will not be impeded by the activities of the permittee.

4.    Locking of Vehicles. Except where a patron or guest parks his or her own vehicle, the attendant parking a vehicle shall lock the ignition and the vehicle, remove the key and place the key in a safe place. The attendant shall not place the key in or upon the vehicle parked.

5.    Claim check. No operator shall fail to give a claim check to the owner upon receipt of each motor vehicle accepted for valet parking. The claim check shall explicitly state the terms and conditions under which the vehicle is being accepted.

6.    Permit availability. A copy of the operator’s permit complete with route diagram must be maintained at every valet parking operation site.

7.    Sign Requirements.

(a)    Each owner shall maintain, at each location at which a patron surrenders his or her vehicle for parking, a sign plainly visible from the street with letters and numerals in contrasting colors, showing the owner’s name, the address and telephone number of the business, the time when the owner is no longer on duty, and the parking fees, if any. If fees are charged, such fees also shall be stated as follows:

(1)    Rates per hour;

(2)    Rates per fraction of an hour, if any;

(3)    Rates for subsequent hours or fractions thereof; and

(4)    The maximum charge.

(b)    All fractions of time must be spelled out in letters.

(c)    No signs shall be posted, pursuant to this section, which would be in violation of the Burbank Municipal Code.

8.    Rate Restrictions. The operator of a valet parking service shall not charge any higher rates for parking than those rates posted.

9.    Closing Time. At each closing time, the owner shall lock or cause to be locked each vehicle, except those locked by the person bringing the vehicle to the valet parking service, if a key is available, and shall deposit or cause to be deposited such key with a responsible person at a safe and convenient place, to be delivered to the person who parked the vehicle upon surrender of the parking ticket if one was given to such person, or otherwise upon proof that such person has the right to possess the vehicle.

10.    Parking Longer Than Forty-Eight Hours - Notice to Police. The owner, or his or her agents and employees, shall notify the Police whenever a vehicle has been left in his or her custody for a period in excess of forty-eight hours without a prior contractual arrangement for such period of time in order to determine whether the vehicle is stolen or abandoned.

11.    Employee Identification. The owner and all employees of the owner who drive patrons’ vehicles or who handle keys belonging to patrons shall each have an appropriate current and valid California driver’s license.

12.    Location and minimum space requirement. All valet parking operations shall be conducted at valet zones, with a minimum space of 40 feet along the curb. No operations shall be allowed in diagonal parking spaces. The City reserves the right to permit multiple valet operators at any one location.

13.    Downtown Parking District. Location of acceptable valet parking in the Downtown Parking District, as defined in Section 10-1-1407.1, shall be designated by the Director. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2905: INSURANCE:

A.    Prior to the issuance of a permit under this Chapter, the valet operator shall maintain a business auto liability policy, to include garagekeeper’s legal liability, with a limit of not less than $100,000 for each accident.

B.    The City of Burbank shall be covered as an additional insured under the business auto liability policy of the permittee.

C.    Insurance must be placed with insurers admitted in the State of California or have a current A.M. Best rating of no less than A:6.

D.    The insurance policy shall be endorsed to state that coverage shall not be cancelled except after thirty (30) days prior written notice by certified mail has been given to the City.

E.    Prior to the issuance of a permit under this Chapter, and at all times while the permit is in effect, the valet operator shall maintain on file with the City proof of the insurance required herein and provide the City a copy of applicable insurance policies.

F.    If the insurance policies issued to the valet operator pursuant to this Chapter are cancelled for any reason, the permit issued under this Chapter is automatically suspended. In order to reinstate the permit, the permit holder shall provide a new certificate and policy of insurance to the City.

G.    The valet operator shall maintain in force and effect at all times while the permit is in effect Workers’ Compensation insurance as required by law. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06].

6-1-2906: INDEMNITY:

The valet operator, and any person acting under or pursuant to a permit, agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, release and defend (even if the allegations are false, fraudulent or groundless), to the maximum extent permitted by law, and covenants not to sue, the city, its council and each member thereof, and its officers, employees, commission members and representatives, from any and all liability, loss, suits, claims, damages, costs, judgments, costs, end expenses (including attorney’s fees and costs of litigation) which in whole or in part result from, or arise out of, directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, or are claimed to result from, or arise out of: (1) any use or performance under the permit; (2) the activities and operations of the operator and their employees, subcontractors or agents; (3) any condition of property used in the operation; or (4) any acts, errors or omissions (including, without limitation, professional negligence) of the operator or sponsor and their employees, subcontractors or agents in connection with the valet parking operation.

This indemnity includes, but is not limited to, personal injury (including death at any time) and property or other damage sustained by any person or persons (including, but not limited to, companies, or corporations, permittee and its employees, valet parking customers and members of the general public). [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2907: REGULATIONS:

A.    The Director may from time to time issue written regulations for distribution to valet operators regarding the implementation of the provisions of this Chapter, including, but not limited to, the safe and lawful conduct of all valet operations, permit application procedures and permit standards.

B.    Such regulations shall be binding upon valet operators, who shall comply with such written regulations as a term and condition of the permit. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2908: AUTHORIZED VALET PARKING LOCATIONS:

A valet parking operation may be conducted only at a location and during hours approved by the Director and designated by official valet parking signs stating the authorized location and hours of operation. Permits shall designate the specific location for which a valet parking operation is approved. Valet parking operations are permitted as a special privilege and not as a matter of right and are considered temporary, nonpermanent and for a nonexclusive use of the specific location. Where multiple valet parking operation locations on any particular street are found by the Director not to unreasonably and regularly interfere with the use of available street parking, the Director may issue a permit that designates the same location for a second or more valet parking operations. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2909: CONFORMANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS:

Nothing in this Chapter is intended to authorize or authorizes the parking of motor vehicles by valet parking operators in a manner contrary to, and all valet owners shall comply with, applicable state laws and local parking and traffic regulations, including the Burbank Municipal Code. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2910: CONDITIONS IMPOSED ON PERMIT:

A.    Conditions may be imposed on the permit as are reasonably necessary to protect the peace and tranquility of any residential area, mitigate traffic impacts, protect other uses in the area, or protect the public health, welfare and safety.

B.    Any person issued a permit pursuant to this Chapter shall comply with all conditions that are imposed as part of the permit pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2911: PENALTY FEES:

A.    For failure to pay a permit fee when due, the Director may, in her or her designee’s discretion, revoke or terminate the permit or add a penalty of ten percent (10%) of the original permit processing fee on the last day of each month after the due date, provided that the total penalty to be added shall in no event exceed fifty percent (50%) of the amount of the original fee.

B.    Any person who participates in a valet parking operation prior to obtaining a permit therefore shall pay a penalty fee double the application fee for the first six (6) months of properly permitted use. The payment of the additional fee shall not relieve such person from the obligations imposed by this chapter, or from the penalties otherwise prescribed herein. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2912: ANNUAL REPORT:

An annual report must be filed by the valet operator with the Director, which shall include a verification that the permittee is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and such further information as the director may require. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2913: SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS:

A.    A police officer may suspend all operations of a valet parking operator in any location, except for retrieval of vehicles already subject to valet parking, for the remainder of the day’s hours of operation (which suspension may extend to 8:00 a.m. of the following day), upon the issuance, the operator or its employees, of two or more citations for violation of the California Vehicle Code in any 5-hour period in said location.

B.    A police officer may suspend all operations of a valet parking operator in any location, except for retrieval of vehicles already subject to valet parking, for the remainder of the day’s hours of operation (which suspension may extend to 8:00 a.m. of the following day), upon the occurrence, in said location, of any traffic collision arising out of operating conditions or where otherwise required because of an emergency situation whether or not arising from the operation of the valet parking operation. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06.]

6-1-2914: GROUNDS FOR REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OR DENIAL:

A.    A permit may be suspended, revoked or denied by the Public Works Director if:

1.    The permittee, or his or her agents or employees, through carelessness, negligence or failure to make proper provision for the safeguarding of vehicles left in their custody, has facilitated or contributed toward the theft or conversion of any such vehicle; or

2.    The permittee, or his or her agents or employees, has failed to cooperate with the Burbank Police Department in the investigation of any theft or other crime committed on a parking lot used or which arose out of the conduct of the business for which the permit was issued; or

3.    The permittee, or his or her agents or employees, knowingly delivered a vehicle in their custody to a person who is neither the registered owner thereof nor entitled to the custody of such vehicle.

4.    The permittee does not have a valid permit from the City of Burbank.

5.    The permittee has made a material misrepresentation in his/her application.

6.    The business or valet operation prescribed by the permittee has substantially impacted traffic or disrupted the peace and quiet within any area of the City.

7.    The valet parking operation at the specified locations is found to be incompatible with other uses in the vicinity.

8.    The permittee has violated any condition of a previous or existing permit within the City of Burbank during the past five years.

9.    The proposed valet operation fails to comply with other criteria designated under this Section for the issuance of a permit or any other rules or regulations governing valet parking.

10.    The building, structure, premises or equipment used by the permittee to conduct business fails to comply with all applicable health, zoning, fire, building and safety laws of the State or the City.

11.    The Public Works Director shall notify a valet operator in writing when a permit is denied, suspended, or revoked. In any such case, the valet operator shall have the right to appeal from this decision to the Traffic Commission in accordance with Section 6-1-2915 of this Code. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08.]

6-1-2915: APPEAL TO TRAFFIC COMMISSION:

A.    Appeal. A permittee may within fifteen (15) days after receipt of the Director’s decision to deny, revoke or suspend, or impose a condition, appeal to the Traffic Commission by filing an application with the Director on such forms as may be prescribed by the Director, accompanied by payment of the fee in the amount set forth in the Fee Resolution, and shall include the reasons for the appeal.

B.    Hearing. The Director shall set the appeal for a public hearing before the Traffic Commission, and give notice of the time and place of the hearing to the appellant at least ten days (10) prior to such hearing.

C.    Findings. The Director’s decision may be overturned if it is based on error, or is otherwise determined unreasonable.

C.    Appeal to Permit Appeals Panel. A further appeal may then be allowed by appellant and/or the Director, to the Permit Appeals Panel pursuant to the procedure set forth in Chapter 2, Article 15 of the Code. [Added by Ord. No. 3695, eff. 7/1/06; Amended by Ord. No. 3755, eff. 12/26/08.]


1

State law reference: As to definitions, see Veh.C. § 100 et seq.


2

State law reference: As to definitions of parking, stopping and standing, see Veh.C §§ 463 and 587. As to authority for local regulation of parking, see Veh.C §§ 22500-22710.


3

State law reference: See also Veh.C § 22500.


4

State law references: As to abandoning vehicle on highway, see Veh.C. § 22523. As to authority to remove parked or abandoned vehicles, see Veh.C. §§ 22650-22710.


5

State law reference: Authorized by Veh.C § 22503. As to parallel parking, see Veh.C § 22502.


6

State law reference: As to parking within crosswalks, intersections, safety zones, and sidewalks, see Veh.C. § 22500. As to requirement to obey official traffic control devices, see Veh.C. § 21461. As to definition of official traffic control device, see Veh.C. § 440. As to power of local authorities to regulate standing and parking generally, see Veh.C. §§ 21100(d), 21100.1, 21351 and 22500-22526.


7

State law reference: As to grade parking, see Veh.C. § 22509.


8

State law reference: As to markings on curb as affecting parking, see Veh.C. § 21458. As to curb parking in general, see Veh.C. §§ 22502, 22503.


9

State law reference: As to loading zones, see Veh.C. § 21458.


10

State law reference: As to parking meter zones, see Veh.C. § 22508.