CHAPTER 10.20
STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING

Section

10.20.010    Applicability of regulations

10.20.020    Signs required to designate no parking or stopping

10.20.030    No parking areas

10.20.031    Double parking

10.20.035    Parking on private property

10.20.040    Prohibiting parking of vehicles advertised “for sale” on designated streets within the City

10.20.050    Repairing or greasing vehicles on public streets

10.20.060    Vehicles for repair to be parked on repairing business premises

10.20.110    Washing or polishing vehicles

10.20.120    Parking adjacent to schools

10.20.130    Parking prohibited on narrow streets

10.20.140    Parking on grades

10.20.150    Mobile vending – permit – required

10.20.155    Parking of mobile vending vehicles – permit – liability insurance requirements

10.20.160    Emergency parking signs

10.20.170    Display of warning devices when commercial vehicle disabled

10.20.180    City employee parking lots restricted – penalty for violation

10.20.190    Twenty-minute parking

10.20.200    One-hour parking

10.20.210    Two-hour parking

10.20.220    Parallel parking on one-way streets

10.20.230    Diagonal parking

10.20.240    Parking space markings

10.20.250    No stopping zones

10.20.260    All night parking prohibited

10.20.261    Regulating vehicle habitation on public streets and other public property

10.20.270    Seventy two hour continuous parking violation

10.20.271    Prohibited parking of large motor vehicles, non-motorized vehicles and commercial vehicles

Cross reference:

Abandoned vehicle removal ordinance, see Chapter 10.44 of this code.

10.20.010 APPLICABILITY OF REGULATIONS.

A.    The provisions of Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 of this title 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.    The provisions of Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 of this title imposing a time limit on standing or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of the Cal. Vehicle Code or the ordinances of this City prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.

(Ord. 451, § 10, passed - - 1974)

10.20.020 SIGNS REQUIRED TO DESIGNATE NO PARKING OR STOPPING.

A.    The Chief of Police is authorized to maintain, by appropriate signs or by paint upon the curb surface, all “no stopping zones,” “no parking areas,” and restricted parking areas, as defined and described in Chapters 10.02 through 10.32.

B.    When the curb markings or signs are in place, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park the vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking or sign in violation of any of the provisions of Chapters 10.02 through 10.32.

(Ord. 451, § 10.1, passed - - 1974)

10.20.030 NO PARKING AREAS.

No operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park or leave standing the vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or other authorized officer, traffic sign, or signal:

A.    Within any divisional island unless authorized and clearly indicated with appropriate signs or markings;

B.    On either side of any street between the projected property lines of any public walk, public steps, street, or thoroughfare terminating at the street, when the area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

C.    In any area where the Traffic Committee determines that the parking or stopping of a vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property, when the area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

D.    In any area established by resolution of the Council as a “no parking area,” when the area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

E.    Upon, along or across any railway track in such manner as to hinder, delay, or obstruct the movement of any car traveling upon the track;

F.    In any area where the parking or stopping of any vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property;

G.    On any street or highway where the use of the street or highway or a portion thereof is necessary for the cleaning, repair, or construction of the street or highway or the installation of underground utilities or where the use of the street or highway or any portion thereof is authorized for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic, or where the use of the street or highway or any portion thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles or structures of unusual size, and the parking of the vehicle would prohibit or interfere with the use or movement; provided that signs giving notice of the “no parking” are erected or placed at least 24 hours prior to the effective time of the “no parking”;

H.    At any place within twenty (20) feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the midblock end of a safety zone, when the place is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

I.    At any place within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection in any business district when the place is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop; and/or

J.    Within twenty (20) feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop, sign, or official electric flashing device.

(Ord. 451, § 10.2, passed -- 1974)

10.20.031 DOUBLE PARKING.

A.    Every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway as established by resolution of the City Council, where there are adjacent curbs shall be stopped or parked with the right hand wheels of the vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right hand curb, except that motorcycles shall be parked with at least one (1) wheel or fender touching the right hand curb. Where no curbs or barriers bound any roadway, right hand parallel parking is required unless otherwise indicated.

B.    Authority to adopt these provisions is provided in Cal. Vehicle Code § 22502.

(Ord. 793, § 1, passed -- 1996)

10.20.035 PARKING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

A.    The City Council finds and declares that there are privately owned and maintained off street parking facilities within the City which are generally held open for use by the public for purposes of vehicular parking.

B.    Pursuant to Cal. Vehicle Code § 21107.8, the City Council shall, by resolution, designate those privately owned and maintained off street parking facilities within the City which are held open for use by the public for the purpose of vehicular parking to which the provisions and penalties of this title shall apply. Each resolution shall also specifically state that Cal. Vehicle Code §§ 22350, 23103, 23109, and the provisions of Division 16.5, commencing with § 38000, shall be applicable.

C.    Upon enactment by the City Council of such a resolution, the infraction provisions of this title shall be applicable to the privately owned and maintained off street parking facilities within the City as designated by resolution.

D.    In order for the provisions of this section, and any resolution adopted pursuant to this section, to become applicable to a private facility, the owner or operator of a designated privately owned and maintained off street parking facility shall cause to be posted in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the off street parking facility a notice, not less than 17 inches x 22 inches in size with lettering not less than one (1) inch in height, stating that the off street parking facility is subject to the public traffic regulations and control of this title. The notice shall also reference this section.

E.    No resolution contemplated by this section shall be enacted or become effective unless a public hearing is held thereon and ten (10) days’ prior written notice of the proposed adoption of the resolution is given to the owner and operator of the privately owned and maintained off street parking facility.

(Ord. 555, §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, passed -- 1981)

10.20.040 PROHIBITING PARKING OF VEHICLES ADVERTISED “FOR SALE” ON DESIGNATED STREETS WITHIN THE CITY.

A.    It shall be unlawful for any person to display a vehicle for sale in any on street parking place on Main Street, Franklin Street, and any streets intersecting Main Street and Franklin Street as to the portion of the streets between Main Street and Franklin Street unless the vehicle is parked within 400 feet of the residence of the owner of the vehicle.

B.    Any person authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter may issue a citation to the owner or other person in lawful possession of a vehicle displayed in violation of this section by placing a copy of the citation under the windshield wiper or in any other obvious location on the vehicle.

C.    A violation of this section shall be punished as an infraction.

D.    Any person who is cited under this section shall be subject to the provisions of Cal. Vehicle Code § 4760, pertaining to nonregistration of vehicles for unpaid parking penalties or fees.

E.    The enforcement of civil penalties under this section shall be in accordance with Cal. Vehicle Code Article 3 of Chapter 1 of Division 17 (§§ 40200 et seq.).

(Ord. 847, § 2, passed -- 2005)

10.20.050 REPAIRING OR GREASING VEHICLES ON PUBLIC STREETS.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed, repair or cause to be repaired, grease or cause to be greased, dismantle or cause to be dismantled any vehicle or any part thereof upon any public street in this City. Temporary emergency repairs may be made upon a public street.

(Ord. 451, § 10.4, passed -- 1974)

10.20.060 VEHICLES FOR REPAIR TO BE PARKED ON REPAIRING BUSINESS PREMISES.

The public streets and alleys of the City shall not be used for parking or storage for any business or person carrying on a business pertaining to the repair, body work, mechanical work, or similar occupations. All vehicles in the care and custody of the business or persons carrying on the businesses shall be stored on the property under the ownership or control of the businesses or persons.

(Ord. 451, § 10.5, passed -- 1974)

10.20.061 REGULATING VEHICLE HABITATION ON PUBLIC STREETS AND OTHER PUBLIC PROPERTY.

A.    Except in a verifiable emergency, no person shall use any vehicle parked or standing upon any public street, alley, right-of-way, public park or other public property as a temporary or permanent substitute for a residence or dwelling unit.

B.    For the purposes of this section, evidence that a vehicle is being used as a temporary or permanent substitute for a residence or dwelling unit shall include, but not be limited to, use of the vehicle for living, sleeping, cooking and/or bathing purposes.

(Ord. 877, § 3, passed 11-10-2008)

10.20.110 WASHING OR POLISHING VEHICLES.

No person shall wash or cause to be washed, polish or cause to be polished any vehicle or any part thereof upon any public street in this City, when a charge is made for the service.

(Ord. 451, § 10.7, passed -- 1974)

10.20.120 PARKING ADJACENT TO SCHOOLS.

A.    The Chief of Police is authorized to erect signs indicating “no parking” upon that side of any street adjacent to any school property when the parking would, in his or her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.

B.    When official signs are erected prohibiting parking upon that side of a street adjacent to any school property, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.

(Ord. 451, § 10.8, passed - - 1974)

10.20.130 PARKING PROHIBITED ON NARROW STREETS.

A.    The Chief of Police is 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 (1) side of a street as indicated by the signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.

B.    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 sign or marking.

(Ord. 451, § 10.9, passed - - 1974)

10.20.140 PARKING ON GRADES.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle unattended on a highway when upon any grade exceeding 3% (within any business or residence district) without blocking the wheels of the vehicle by turning them against the curb or by other means.

(Ord. 451, § 10.10, passed - - 1974)

10.20.150 MOBILE VENDING – PERMIT – REQUIRED.

A.    Purpose. A mobile vending permit provides a process for reviewing mobile vending activities, location(s), design, operation and hours that may be appropriate in an applicable zoning district, but whose effect on the site, surroundings, pedestrian and vehicular traffic and parking cannot be determined before being proposed for specific site(s), rights-of-way and/or sidewalk(s).

B.    Applicability. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall stand or park any mobile vending unit (MVU) from which food or drinks for immediate consumption and/or flowers are sold, displayed, solicited, or offered for sale or bartered or exchanged on any portion of any street or sidewalk within the City without first obtaining a mobile vending permit from the Community Development Department. Vending of merchandise other than food, drinks and flowers is prohibited in Fort Bragg. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons delivering the articles upon order of, or by agreement with, a customer from a store or other fixed place of business or distribution.

C.    Number of Mobile Vending Units. The City Council shall establish by resolution the total number of mobile vending permits available within the City.

D.    Review Authority. Mobile vending permits applications shall be approved or disapproved by the Community Development Director. Appeal of the Director’s determination may be made to the Planning Commission, where the Director’s determination of the meaning or applicability of this regulation are believed to be in error.

E.    Application Requirements. The mobile vending permit application shall include:

1.    The proposed specific location(s) and/or route(s) on which the MVU will be located;

2.    Detailed scale drawings of the vehicle/cart to be used, material specifications, and an isometric drawing in color of at least 2 views showing all 4 sides of the vehicle/cart and any logos, printing or signs which will be incorporated and utilized in the color scheme;

3.    Proposed site furniture associated with the MVU (if located on private property); and

4.    The proposed approximate time period(s) and days of the week during which the vendor wishes to operate at each proposed location and/or route.

F.    Application Fee. The mobile vending permit application fee will be established by resolution of the City Council.

G.    Annual Fee. An annual mobile vending fee shall be charged as part of the business license fee to cover the City costs, encroachment permit costs and parking permit fees associated with mobile vending unit(s). The annual mobile vending fee will be established by resolution of the City Council.

H.    Permit Term. Mobile vending permits for pushcarts located on the sidewalk shall be limited to a 2-year term. Mobile vending permits for MVUs located on private property and/or City streets shall be limited to a 3-year term.

I.    Permit Findings, Decision and Revocation. MVUs shall adhere to all regulations of this section and § 10.20.155. The review authority shall require that the project, as proposed or with changes resulting from the review process and/or conditions of approval, complies with all applicable regulations identified in this section and § 10.20.155.

1.    An application for a mobile vending permit may be approved, conditionally approved, or disapproved.

2.    Effective Date. A mobile vending permit decision shall become effective on the tenth day after the decision, unless an appeal is made to the Planning Commission.

3.    Special Conditions. The review authority may require any reasonable and necessary conditions of approval to ensure that the MVU will comply with the requirements of this section and § 10.20.155.

4.    Revocation. The review authority may revoke or suspend the mobile vending permit or may deny the renewal of said permit if: (a) the permittee has violated or failed to meet any of the provisions of this section and § 10.20.155; (b) any required permit has been suspended, revoked or canceled; and/or (c) the permittee does not have insurance that meets permit requirements.

5.    Transferability. The mobile vending permit may be transferred with the business license for the operation of a MVU; however, the new owner must satisfy all City insurance requirements and other permitting requirements.

J.    General Mobile Vending Permit Standards. All MVUs shall adhere to the following standards:

1.    Location. Mobile vending shall be permitted only within commercial and industrial (CBD, CG, CH CO, IH and IL) zoning districts, with the following further restrictions:

a.    Mobile vending is not permitted in (1) the public right-of-way in the IH or IL zone; (2) on the Main Street public right-of-way in any zoning district; (3) outside of designated vending locations, within the central business district zoning district.

b.    Mobile vending is not permitted in any residential or public facilities zoning district or in the neighborhood commercial (CN) zoning district unless it is part of an approved school district event or part of an event that has been approved under a limited term permit.

c.    MVUs are not permitted within 200 feet of a special event that has received a limited term permit, unless approved as part of that limited term permit.

2.    Time. MVUs shall be limited to a maximum of 10 hours of operation in 1 location per 24-hour period. Mobile vending is prohibited between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

3.    Operations. All items to be sold must involve a short transaction period to complete the sale, and be easily carried by pedestrians. MVUs must not cause congestion or block vehicular or pedestrian traffic, nor cause undue noise, litter, or offensive odors.

4.    Accessory Equipment. MVUs shall be entirely self-contained. No external storage, power (generator), piping or plumbing is allowed.

5.    Garbage and Recyclable Collection. MVU operators shall provide for collection and recycling of compostable, recycling and trash on site. MVU operators shall clean up all trash associated with their operation and sales every 2 hours.

6.    Unit Design. The design, materials and colors of the MVU shall be considerate of the immediate surroundings of the proposed location. Graphics and signage shall be appropriate for the immediate surroundings and to the product being sold.

7.    Signage. Vehicle signage shall not exceed 25 square feet and cart signage shall not exceed 4 square feet.

8.    Formula Business. The location, scale, and appearance of formula business MVUs shall not detract from the economic vitality of established commercial businesses and the MVUs must be consistent with the small town, rural character of Fort Bragg.

9.    Health Department Requirements. All MVUs shall obtain required permits from Mendocino County health department and comply with all requirements therein, including the use of a commercial kitchen for all food preparation and vehicle cleanup and the use of a certified disposal facility to dispose of all kitchen waste into the sanitary sewer. The certified disposal unit must comply with the City’s fats, oils, and grease program.

K.    Additional Standards for Mobile Vending on Public Property. In addition to the standards above, MVUs on public property shall adhere to the following additional requirements and standards:

1.    MVU operators must obey all parking limits on City streets, unless otherwise permitted to park in a designated mobile vending location as part of the mobile vending permit.

2.    Operators of MVUs located on public property are required to obtain an encroachment permit.

3.    The use of the public sidewalk for pushcart vending must be compatible with the public interest use of the sidewalk as a public right-of-way. In making this determination the Community Development Director and/or the City Engineer shall consider the width of sidewalk, the proximity and location of existing street furniture, including, but not limited to, signposts, lamp posts, benches, street trees, and trash cans to determine whether the proposed use would result in pedestrian or street congestion. Push carts shall comply with the following additional requirements:

a.    The length of a pushcart cannot exceed 6 feet; the width of a pushcart cannot exceed 32 inches. The height of the pushcart, excluding canopies, umbrellas, or transparent enclosures, cannot exceed 5 feet. Umbrellas or canopies shall have a minimum clearance of 7 feet and a maximum height of 9 feet 6 inches (9.5 feet) above the sidewalk. Umbrellas or canopies may not exceed 24 square feet in area.

b.    The cart service area shall not exceed 24 square feet of the sidewalk and shall not be: within 10 feet of the intersection of the sidewalk with any other sidewalk; closer than 8 feet to any building wall or 10 feet to any building entrance, nor within 10 feet of any parking space designated as “disabled” or access ramp.

L.    Additional Standards for Mobile Vending on Private Property. In addition to the general mobile permit standards above, MVUs on private property shall adhere to the following additional requirements and standards:

1.    The setback requirements of the underlying zoning district shall apply to MVUs located on private property for longer than 2 hours per day.

2.    Tables, benches, trash cans, canopies and other site furniture shall be reviewed for setback conformance and design compatibility as part of the mobile vending permit process.

(Ord. 451, § 10.11, passed - - 1974; Am. Ord. 705, § 1, passed - - 1989; Am. Ord. 920, § 2, passed 10-13-2015)

10.20.155 PARKING OF MOBILE VENDING VEHICLES - PERMIT - LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.

Before any mobile vending permit is issued pursuant to § 10.20.150 on public property (in the right-of way or at any park as part of a limited term permit event), the applicant for such a permit shall be required to file with the City Clerk for an encroachment permit, and thereafter keep in full force and effect policies of insurance as set forth in the City’s administrative regulations as from time to time may be amended.

(Ord. 872, § 5, passed 8-25-2008; Am. Ord. 920, § 2, passed 10-13-2015)

10.20.160 EMERGENCY PARKING SIGNS.

A.    Whenever the Chief of Police determines that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings, functions, or for other reasons, the Chief of Police shall have power and authority to order temporary signs to be erected or posted indicating that the operation, parking, or standing of vehicles is prohibited on the streets and alleys as the Chief of Police shall direct during the time the temporary signs are in place. The signs shall remain in place only during the existence of the emergency and the Chief of Police shall cause the signs to be removed promptly thereafter. These signs need not be authorized by resolution and shall have the same effect as any other authorized traffic-control devices authorized by resolution.

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 the signs.

(Ord. 451, § 10.12, passed - - 1974)

10.20.170 DISPLAY OF WARNING DEVICES WHEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DISABLED.

Every motor truck having an unladen weight of 4,000 pounds or more, and every truck tractor irrespective of weight when operated upon any street or highway during darkness, shall be equipped with and carry at least two (2) flares or two (2) red lanterns or two (2) warning lights or reflectors, which reflectors shall be of a type approved by the Department of California Highway Patrol. When any vehicle above mentioned, or any trailer or semi trailer, is disabled upon streets or highways within this City and upon which street or highway there is insufficient street lighting to reveal a vehicle at a distance of 200 feet during darkness, a warning signal of the character indicated above shall be immediately placed at a distance of approximately 100 feet in advance of, and 100 feet to the rear of, the disabled vehicle by the driver thereof. The continuous flashing of at least four (4) approved Class A Type I turn signal lamps, at least two (2) toward the front and at least two (2) toward the rear of the vehicle, shall be considered to meet the requirements of this section until the devices mentioned above can be placed in the required locations. The warning signals herein mentioned shall be displayed continuously during darkness while the vehicle remains disabled upon the street or highway.

(Ord. 451, § 10.13, passed - - 1974)

10.20.180 CITY EMPLOYEE PARKING LOTS RESTRICTED - PENALTY FOR VIOLATION.

A.    Whenever a parking area on City property is declared to be restricted to City employee parking only, no other unauthorized vehicle shall park in this designated area. For the purpose of Chapters 10.02 through 10.32, each day an unauthorized vehicle is parked in these areas is a separate violation and shall be subject to a penalty as set by resolution of the City Council.

B.    The following listed area is declared to be restricted to City employees and volunteer firefighters only: the parking area located on the south side of the Fort Bragg Fire Station, 153 North Main Street, an area between Main Street and the alley West of Main Street. The Fire Chief is instructed to designate and mark a reasonable number of parking spaces as official visitor spaces for persons having official business at the Fire Station.

(Ord. 451, § 10.14, passed -- 1974; Am. Ord. 546, § 1, passed -- 1981; Am. Ord. 864, § 5, passed -- 2007; Am. Ord. 900, § 17, passed 12-12-2011)

10.20.190 TWENTY-MINUTE PARKING.

A.    GREEN CURB MARKING. No standing or parking for any period of time longer than 20 minutes at any time between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day except Sundays and holidays.

B.    When authorized signs, parking meters, or curb markings have been determined by the Traffic Committee to be necessary and are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any such vehicle shall stop, stand, or park the vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking or sign or parking meter in violation thereof.

(Ord. 451, § 11, passed -- 1974; Am. Ord. 864, § 6, passed -- 2007)

10.20.200 ONE-HOUR PARKING.

When authorized signs, parking meters, or curb markings have been determined by the Traffic Committee to be necessary and are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park the vehicle between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays for a period of time longer than one (1) hour.

(Ord. 451, § 11.1, passed -- 1974)

10.20.210 TWO-HOUR PARKING.

When authorized signs, parking meters, or curb markings have been determined by the Traffic Committee to be necessary and are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, or park the vehicle between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays for a period of time longer than two (2) hours.

(Ord. 451, § 11.2, passed -- 1974)

10.20.220 PARALLEL PARKING ON ONE-WAY STREETS.

A.    Subject to other and more restrictive limitations, a vehicle may be stopped or parked within 18 inches of the left hand curb facing in the direction of traffic movement upon any one-way street unless signs are in place prohibiting the stopping or standing.

B.    In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left hand side of the one-way roadway unless signs are in place permitting the standing or parking.

C.    The Traffic Committee is authorized to determine when standing or parking shall be prohibited upon the left hand side of any one-way street or when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left hand side of any one-way roadway of a highway having two (2) or more separate roadways and shall erect signs giving notice thereof.

D.    The requirement of parallel parking imposed by this section shall not apply in the event any commercial vehicle is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading freight or goods, in which case the vehicle may be backed up to the curb, provided that the vehicle does not extend beyond the centerline of the street and does not block traffic thereby.

(Ord. 451, § 11.3, passed -- 1974)

10.20.230 DIAGONAL PARKING.

A.    On any of the streets or portions of streets established by resolution of the City Council as diagonal parking zones, when signs or pavement markings are in place indicating the diagonal parking, it is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park the vehicle except:

1.    At the angle to the curb indicated by signs or pavement markings allotting space to parked vehicles and entirely within the limits of the allotted space; and/or

2.    With the front wheel nearest the curb within six (6) inches of the curb.

B.    The provisions of this section shall not apply when the vehicle is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading passengers, freight or goods, in which event the provisions applicable in § 10.20.220 of this chapter shall be complied with.

(Ord. 451, § 11.4, passed -- 1974)

10.20.240 PARKING SPACE MARKINGS.

The Chief of Police is authorized to install and maintain parking space markings to indicate parking spaces adjacent to curbs where authorized parking is permitted. When the parking space markings are placed on the highway, subject to other and more restrictive limitations, no vehicle shall be stopped, left standing, or parked other than within a single space unless the size or shape of the vehicle makes compliance impossible.

(Ord. 451, § 11.5, passed -- 1974)

10.20.250 NO STOPPING ZONES.

The Chief of Police shall designate established “no stopping zones” by placing and maintaining appropriate signs indicating that stopping of vehicles is prohibited and indicating the hours and days when stopping is prohibited. During the hours and on the days designated on the signs, it is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop the vehicle on any of the streets or parts of streets established by resolution of the City Council as “no stopping zones.”

(Ord. 451, § 11.6, passed -- 1974)

10.20.260 ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED.

A.    No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on any street for a period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. of any day when all night parking on that street has been prohibited by resolution.

B.    No person shall stop, stand, or park in a residential district a vehicle whose overall length exceeds thirty (30) feet, for a period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

(Ord. 451, § 11.7, passed -- 1974)

10.20.261 REGULATING VEHICLE HABITATION ON PUBLIC STREETS AND OTHER PUBLIC PROPERTY.

A.    Except in a verifiable emergency, no person shall use any vehicle parked or standing upon any public street, alley, right-of-way, public park or other public property as a temporary or permanent substitute for a residence or dwelling unit.

B.    For the purposes of this section, evidence that a vehicle is being used as a temporary or permanent substitute for a residence or dwelling unit shall include, but not be limited to, use of the vehicle for living, sleeping, cooking and/or bathing purposes.

(Ord. 877 § 3, 11-10-2008)

10.20.270 SEVENTY TWO HOUR CONTINUOUS PARKING VIOLATION.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle registered or unregistered, on any City street, alley, highway, parkway, or publicly owned or leased parking lot for more than seventy-two continuous hours. Upon receipt of a complaint (or other evidence) that a vehicle has been parked or left standing on a City street or alley for more than seventy-two (72) consecutive hours, the following procedures will be followed:

A.    Officers will first tag the vehicle with a FBPD Vehicle Parking Warning Tag.

B.    If the vehicle is not moved within seventy-two (72) hours, the officer will issue a citation for violation of this section, which becomes a parking violation, carrying a fine. Said fine shall be determined by resolution of the City Council.

C.    If forty-eight (48) more hours have elapsed without the vehicle being moved the officer shall have the vehicle towed under California Vehicle Code Section 22651(k) which provides for removal of the vehicle in violation of the seventy-two (72) hours of continuous parking rule as depicted in Fort Bragg Municipal Code Section 10.06.090.

D.    For the purposes of this section, the term “moved” means that the vehicle must be driven from the location (and not just pushed or pulled) for a distance of at least one City block and parked at least twenty-four (24) feet from the location where tagged or cited.

E.    Citations in violation of the seventy-two (72) continuous hour parking rule will be handled as parking violations through the City of Fort Bragg finance department, following the same format and procedure as for all other parking violations.

F.    If the vehicle’s registered or legal owner wishes to dispose of the vehicle without City involvement, he or she may contact the tow company of their choice and make arrangements for the removal of the vehicle. This will avoid additional administrative costs or other cost incurred by the City which will otherwise be passed on to the registered or legal owner.

(Ord. 823, § 1, passed -- 2000; Am. Ord. 877 § 4, 11-10-2008)

10.20.271 PROHIBITED PARKING OF LARGE MOTOR VEHICLES, NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLES AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.

A.    No person shall, at any time, park or leave standing any large motor vehicle or non-motorized vehicle on any public street, highway, parkway, alley or publicly owned or leased parking lot, except:

1.    In residential districts, large motor vehicles or non-motorized vehicles attached to a motor vehicle or large motor vehicle, which are parked adjacent to the vehicle owner’s residence, are allowed for a period of time not to exceed forty-eight (48) consecutive hours, for the sole purpose of loading, unloading, cleaning, battery-charging, or other activity preparatory or incidental to travel.

2.    In residential districts, large motor vehicles, or non-motorized vehicles attached to a motor vehicle or large motor vehicle, which are parked adjacent to the vehicle owner’s residence, may be allowed for an additional period of time of up to twenty-four (24) consecutive hours, but no more than a total of seventy-two (72) consecutive hours, provided an extension has been granted by the Chief of Police.

3.    Any large motor vehicle, or non-motorized vehicle attached to a motor vehicle or large motor vehicle, which is parked on a public street, highway, parkway or alley shall at the end of the permitted period of time, whether forty-eight (48) or seventy-two (72) hours, be removed from its location, and shall not be parked on any public street, highway, parkway or alley within the City limits for a period of at least forty-eight (48) hours.

B.    Removal and Penalties:

1.    Unless otherwise specified, a violation of any provision of this Section shall be punishable by a fine established by resolution of the City Council.

2.    Any vehicle found in violation of this Section may be cited or removed, or both cited and removed, by any member of the Police Department authorized by the Chief of Police, in the manner and subject to the requirements of this Section and California Vehicle Code Section 22651 and 22852.

(Ord. 877 § 5, 11-10-2008)