Chapter 10.28
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

Sections:

10.28.010    Application of regulations.

10.28.020    Stop signs – Generally.

10.28.030    Emerging from alleys, driveways and buildings.

10.28.040    Parking on sidewalks, parkways or medians.

10.28.050    Use of streets for storage of vehicles.

10.28.060    Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

10.28.070    Parallel parking.

10.28.080    Angle parking.

10.28.090    Parking lots.

10.28.100    Municipal parking lots – Parking for handicapped persons.

10.28.110    Parking adjacent to schools.

10.28.120    Parking on narrow streets.

10.28.130    Parking on hills.

10.28.140    Stopping and parking in certain places prohibited – Signs.

10.28.150    Parking by peddlers and vendors.

10.28.160    Emergency parking.

10.28.170    Authority to establish loading zones.

10.28.180    Curb markings.

10.28.190    Effect of permission to load or unload.

10.28.200    Standing for loading or unloading.

10.28.210    Standing in passenger loading zones.

10.28.220    Standing in alleys.

10.28.230    Bus zones.

10.28.240    Parking for handicapped persons.

10.28.250    Parking prohibited – Normandie Avenue.

10.28.260    Parking prohibited in required front and side yards.

10.28.270    Parking prohibited or limited – Signs.

10.28.275    Parking prohibited or limited – Street sweeping.

10.28.280    Special district regulations – Intent.

10.28.290    Special district regulations – Parking restricted in defined districts.

10.28.300    Parking permits – Procedure to obtain.

10.28.310    Parking permits – Issuance.

10.28.320    Parking permits – Contents.

10.28.330    Parking permits – Expiration.

10.28.340    Parking permits – Other parking regulations.

10.28.350    Exemptions – Licensed physicians.

10.28.360    Sign posting – Enforcement.

10.28.370    District No. 1 described.

10.28.380    District No. 2 described.

10.28.385    District No. 3 described.

10.28.386    District No. 4 described.

10.28.390    Trains blocking crossings.

10.28.400    Curb parking – Rights-of-way.

10.28.410    Parking on private property.

10.28.420    Parking on city property.

10.28.430    Taxicab stands.

10.28.440    Parking commercial vehicles and buses prohibited in residential districts.

10.28.450    Sales of vehicles on vacant lots.

10.28.460    Parking of trailers, semitrailers and tractors.

10.28.470    Repealed by Ord. 1735.

10.28.480    Parking of wide vehicles prohibited.

10.28.490    Use of vehicles for human habitation prohibited.

10.28.010 Application of regulations.

A. The provisions of this chapter prohibiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles shall apply at all times, or at those times specified in this chapter, 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 this chapter 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 Vehicle Code of the state or the laws of the city prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. (Prior code § 3-5.1001)

10.28.020 Stop signs – Generally.

The traffic authority is authorized and empowered to place and maintain, or cause to be placed and maintained, subject to the approval of the council by resolution, stop signs at or near the entrances to streets, intersections, and railroad grade crossings upon or at which traffic is hazardous or dangerous to life or property, either by reason of the volume thereon or lack of visibility on the approach thereto, or upon which the accident

experience exceeds the average, or which are dangerous by reason of other physical conditions likely to render such streets, intersections, and railroad grade crossings hazardous to life or property. Such streets, intersections, and railroad grade crossings are designated as stop intersections within the meaning of this section.

Every stop sign so placed shall conform with and be placed as provided in Sections 21350, 21351, 21352, 21353, 21354, and/or 21355 of the Vehicle Code of the state.

Until removed or relocated by the traffic authority, all traffic control devices heretofore installed by the traffic authority and in place are approved. (Prior code § 3-5.701)

10.28.030 Emerging from alleys, driveways and buildings.

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 any alleyway. (Prior code § 3-5.702)

10.28.040 Parking on sidewalks, parkways or medians.

No person shall park any vehicle upon any sidewalk, parkway or median. (Prior code § 3-5.1002)

10.28.050 Use of streets for storage of vehicles.

A. No person who owns or has the 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 hours.

B. In the event a vehicle is parked or left standing upon a street in excess of a consecutive period of seventy-two hours, any member of the police department authorized by the chief of police may remove such vehicle from the street in the manner and subject to the requirements of subsection (k) of Section 22651 and Section 22500 of the Vehicle Code of the state. (Prior code § 3-5.1003)

10.28.060 Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

A. No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway, parkway or public right-of-way for the principal purpose of:

1. Displaying such vehicle for sale; or

2. Washing, greasing, or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

B. No person shall suspend, place, or attach any advertising sign on any vehicle parked upon a public street, but the provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to apply to any sign painted directly upon or permanently affixed to the body or integral part or fixture of a vehicle for permanent decor, identity, or display and which does not extend over the overall width or height of such vehicle. (Prior code § 3-5.1004)

10.28.070 Parallel parking.

No person shall park any vehicle upon any roadway other than parallel with the roadway edge or curb, headed in the direction of traffic flow, and with the vehicle’s right-side wheels within eighteen inches of the right-hand roadway edge of curb, except as follows:

A. Upon those streets which have been marked by the traffic authority for angle parking, vehicles shall be parked as indicated by such marks;

B. Upon a one-way roadway, vehicles may also be parked with the left-side wheels within eighteen inches of the left-hand roadway edge or curb. However, the provisions of this subsection shall not apply upon the roadways of a divided street; and

C. Motorcycles and bicycles shall be parked with at least one wheel touching the curb. (Prior code § 3-5.1005)

10.28.080 Angle parking.

A. Whenever any ordinance or resolution of the city, or the traffic authority, shall determine that the public convenience and necessity require that angle parking be permitted on any street, the traffic authority is authorized, subject to the approval of the council by resolution, to mark such places by white lines upon the surface of the roadway indicating the angle at which vehicles shall be parked; provided, however, the traffic authority shall not indicate angle parking upon any state highway contrary to the provisions of the Vehicle Code of the state.

B. When signs or markings are in place indicating angle parking as provided in this section, 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 and such vehicle shall not be angle parked in such a manner so as to occupy more than one angle parking space so marked on such roadway.

C. When signs or markings are in place indicating angle parking as provided in this section, no person shall park or stand a vehicle having unusual characteristics or length which would create a hazard to life or property or a serious obstruction to vehicular passage. (Prior code § 3-5.1006)

10.28.090 Parking lots.

A. Whenever any publicly owned or controlled real property in the city has been selected and designated as a parking lot or area for the parking of vehicles by the public and is in actual use for such purposes, the traffic authority is authorized to promulgate and establish rules, regulations, and parking time limits relating to, and regulating and governing the use of, such property for such purposes.

B. When any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority granted and authorized by subsection A of this section have been so promulgated and established, the same shall be submitted to the council for approval, and when approved by the council and authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, shall become effective as to the respective properties, parking lots and areas covered thereby and to which the same pertain.

C. Immediately upon approval by the council of any such rules, regulations, and parking time limits, the traffic authority shall, and is authorized and instructed to, cause suitable and adequate signs to be placed in, at, or upon the respective properties and public parking lot areas affected thereby in such manner as to be clearly visible to persons making use of such properties or areas, giving notice of the parking time limits so promulgated, established, and approved and shall post legible copies of any other rules and regulations so promulgated and applicable in at least two locations on such respective properties conspicuously available for public inspection.

D. When parking limit signs are in place and additional rules and regulations have been posted, it is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing in any parking lot or area any vehicle for a longer period of time than that designated in or on such signs, and it is likewise unlawful for any person to violate any of such other rules and regulations so promulgated, approved and posted relating to such respective properties or areas, or the use thereof. (Prior code § 3-5.1007)

10.28.100 Municipal parking lots – Parking for handicapped persons.

A. No person, other than a handicapped person whose vehicle displays specified distinguishing license plates or placards, shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in a parking space in a municipal off-street parking facility when such parking space is designated for handicapped persons only. Such designation shall be made by “handicapped only” pavement markings and/or a sign posted immediately adjacent to each stall or space, which sign shall consist of a profile view of a wheelchair with the occupant in white on a blue background, and/or a blue painted curb.

B. Any vehicle stopping, standing, or parking in violation of this section may be removed from the publicly owned off-street parking facility if there is posted immediately adjacent to, and visible from, such stall or space, or if there is posted, in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the off-street parking facility, not less than seventeen inches by twenty-two inches in size with lettering not less than one inch in height, a sign which clearly and conspicuously states the following: “Unauthorized Vehicles Not Displaying Distinguishing Placards or License Plates Issued for Physically Handicapped Persons Will Be Towed Away at Owner’s Expense. Towed Vehicles May be Reclaimed at 1718 West 162nd Street, Gardena, California, or by telephoning (213) 327-0220.” (Prior code § 3-5.1007.1)

10.28.110 Parking adjacent to schools.

A. The traffic authority is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking on 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. 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. (Prior code § 3-5.1008)

10.28.120 Parking on narrow streets.

A. The traffic authority is authorized to place, or cause to be placed, signs or markings indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty 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 feet.

B. When official signs or markings prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized in this section, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign or marking. (Prior code § 3-5.1009)

10.28.130 Parking on hills.

No person shall park or leave standing a vehicle unattended on a highway when upon any grade exceeding three percent within any business or residential district without blocking the wheels of the vehicle by turning them against the curb, or by other means. (Prior code § 3-5.1010)

10.28.140 Stopping and parking in certain places prohibited – Signs.

The traffic authority may appropriately sign or mark the following places, or cause the following places to be signed or marked and when so signed or marked no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any of such places:

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

B. At any place within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection within any business district except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop;

C. Within twenty feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop sign, or official electric flashing device; or

D. At any place where the traffic authority determines that it is necessary in order to eliminate dangerous traffic hazards. (Prior code § 3-5.1011)

10.28.150 Parking by peddlers and vendors.

A. No person shall stand or park any vehicle from which goods, wares, merchandise, fruits, vegetables, ice cream, confectioneries, or any other kind of goods or foodstuffs are sold, displayed, solicited, offered for sale, bartered, or exchanged, in any alley or within five hundred feet of the property line of any public or private school or any church, synagogue, other house of worship, nor shall any person hawk, peddle or vend such merchandise or food at such locations.

B. Properly licensed vendors may stand and park vehicles at locations not specified in subsection A of this section only at the request of a bona fide purchaser for a period of time not to exceed ten minutes in any one place.

C. This section shall not apply to persons making deliveries to business establishments or homes nor to Parent-Teacher Associations, committees, or similar organizations as to activities conducted wholly on school or church grounds with the approval of the school or church. (Ord. 1691 § 4, 4-26-07; Ord. 1623 § 6, 2002; Ord. 1458 § 1, 1992: prior code § 3-5.1012)

10.28.160 Emergency parking.

A. Whenever the traffic authority determines that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings, or functions, or for other reasons, the traffic authority 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 traffic authority shall direct during the time such temporary signs are in place. Such signs shall remain in place only during the existence of such emergency, and the traffic authority 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.

C. Pursuant to Section 22651 of the Vehicle Code of the state, whenever parking is prohibited pursuant to subsection A of this section, the subject vehicles may be removed by towing pursuant to the direction of the police. (Prior code § 3-5.1013)

10.28.170 Authority to establish loading zones.

A. The traffic authority is authorized to determine and mark, or cause to be marked, loading zones and passenger loading zones as follows:

1. At any place in any business district; and

2. Elsewhere in front of the entrance to any place of business or in front of any hall or place used for the purposes of public assembly.

B. In no event shall more than one-half the total curb length in any block be reserved for loading zone purposes.

C. Loading zones shall be indicated by a yellow paint line stenciled with black letters, “Loading Only,” upon the top of all curbs within such zones.

D. Passenger loading zones shall be indicated by a white paint line stenciled with black letters, “Passenger Loading Only,” upon the top of all curbs within such zones. (Prior code § 3-5.1014)

10.28.180 Curb markings.

The traffic authority is authorized, subject to the provisions and limitations of this chapter, to place, or cause to be placed, and when required shall place, or cause to be placed, the following curb markings to indicate parking or standing regulations, and such curb markings shall have the meanings set forth in this section:

A. Red means no stopping, standing, or parking at any time, except as permitted by the Vehicle Code of the state and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed as a bus zone.

B. Yellow means no stopping, standing, or parking at any time between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays, for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials; provided, however, the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes, and the loading or unloading of materials shall not consume more than twenty minutes.

C. White means no stopping, standing, or parking for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers, or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent mail box, which time shall not exceed three minutes. Such restrictions shall apply between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays, and except as follows:

1. When such zone is in front of a hotel or in front of a mail box, the restrictions shall apply at all times; and

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

D. Green means no standing or parking for longer than twenty minutes at any time between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays.

E. Blue means no stopping, standing, or parking by any person other than a handicapped person whose vehicle displays a distinguishing license plate or a placard issued pursuant to Sections 22511.5 or 9105 of the Vehicle Code of the state.

F. When the traffic authority has caused curb markings to be placed, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking in violation of any provision of this section. (Prior code § 3-5.1015)

10.28.190 Effect of permission to load or unload.

A. Permission granted by this chapter to stop or stand a vehicle for purposes of loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial vehicles and shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor, and in no event for more than twenty minutes.

B. The loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial deliveries and to the delivery or pickup of express and parcel post packages and United States mail.

C. Permission granted in this chapter to stop or park for purposes of loading or unloading passengers shall include the loading or unloading of personal baggage but shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor, and in no event for more than three minutes.

D. Within the total time limits specified, the provisions of this section shall be enforced so as to accommodate necessary and reasonable loading or unloading but without permitting abuse of the privileges granted by this article. (Prior code § 3-5.1016)

10.28.200 Standing for loading or unloading.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any yellow loading zone for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers or materials for such time as is permitted by Section 10.28.190. (Prior code § 3-5.1017)

10.28.210 Standing in passenger loading zones.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers for such time as is specified by Section 10.28.190. (Prior code § 3-5.1018)

10.28.220 Standing in alleys.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or materials in any alley. (Prior code § 3-5.1019)

10.28.230 Bus zones.

A. The traffic authority is authorized to establish bus zones opposite curb spaces for loading and unloading of buses or common carriers of passengers and to determine the location thereof subject to the directives and limitations set forth in this chapter.

B. “Bus,” as used in this chapter means any motor bus, motor coach, trackless trolley coach, or passenger stage used as a common carrier of passengers.

C. No bus zone shall exceed eighty feet in length; provided, however, when satisfactory evidence has been presented to the traffic authority showing the necessity therefor, the traffic authority may extend bus zones not to exceed a total length of one hundred twenty-five feet.

D. The traffic authority shall paint, or cause to be painted, a red line paint stencil with white letters, “No Standing,” together with the words, “Bus Zone,” upon the top or side of all curbs and places specified as a bus zone.

E. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle, except a bus, in a bus zone. (Prior code § 3-5.1020)

10.28.240 Parking for handicapped persons.

No person, other than a handicapped person whose vehicle displays specified distinguishing license plates, shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in a parking space designated for handicapped persons only. Such designation shall be made by “Handicapped Only” pavement markings and/or a sign posted immediately adjacent to each stall or space, which sign shall consist of a profile view of a wheelchair with the occupant in white on a blue background, and/or a blue painted curb. (Prior code § 3-5.1020.1)

10.28.250 Parking prohibited – Normandie Avenue.

It is unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park any vehicle at any time on the west side of Normandie Avenue immediately adjacent to the curb in that area which normally would be a parking area between 160th Street and 162nd Street. (Prior code § 3-5.1021)

10.28.260 Parking prohibited in required front and side yards.

Unless otherwise specifically permitted by this code, no person shall park any vehicle in any portion of a required front yard or of a required side yard on the street side of any lot. This section shall not prohibit the temporary standing or parking of vehicles in a permitted driveway. (Prior code § 3-5.1022)

10.28.270 Parking prohibited or limited – Signs.

Whenever the traffic authority determines either (1) that a street is within a business district, or (2) that, because of proximity to a business district or center of employment, or (3) because of an unusual concentration of population, or (4) because of any other factor or condition the unrestricted parking of vehicles has caused, or would necessarily cause, traffic congestion, create a hazard, detrimentally affect the public welfare, or deprive the public of the efficient use of available curb space, the traffic authority is authorized to install, or cause to have installed, at any such place signs giving notice that no person shall stand, stop, or park a vehicle, except as provided on such signs.

A. Stopping or Standing Prohibited. Whenever authorized signs are in place giving notice that stopping or standing is prohibited during such hours or on such days as are indicated on such signs, it is unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle at any time during such hours or such days.

B. Parking Prohibited at All Times. Whenever authorized signs are in place giving notice that parking is prohibited at any time or during certain hours, it is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle during such prohibited times.

C. Overtime Parking Prohibited. When signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall park or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions or provisions of such signs.

D. Removal of Vehicles. Pursuant to Section 22651 of the Vehicle Code of the state, whenever parking is prohibited pursuant to this section and signs are posted giving notice of the removal, the subject vehicles may be removed by towing pursuant to the direction of the police. (Prior code § 3-5.1101)

10.28.275 Parking prohibited or limited – Street sweeping.

A. Parking shall be prohibited on city streets during those days and times posted for street sweeping. Vehicles parked in violation of this section shall be cited.

B. This section shall not apply to commercial vehicles exempted by California Vehicle Code Section 22507.6. (Ord. 1587 § 1, 2000)

10.28.280 Special district regulations – Intent.

It is the intent of special district regulations to protect the public health, welfare, and safety of persons residing in the areas described in Section 10.28.290 by limiting parking on the streets fronting their homes within certain hours to residents, thereby to eliminate the vehicular congestion occasioned by persons attending events at facilities located in close proximity to such areas and the presence of hundreds of transient persons who continually threaten the security, peace and quiet of such residential neighborhoods. (Prior code § 3-5.1101.1)

10.28.290 Special district regulations – Parking restricted in defined districts.

Except by duly issued permit, parking is unlawful where posted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter within the areas designated as follows:

A. District No. 1.

1. No parking between the hours of seven-thirty a.m. and seven-thirty p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted.

2. No parking between the hours of seven-thirty a.m. and four p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

B. District No. 2. No parking between the hours of seven-thirty a.m. and four p.m., except Saturdays and Sundays.

C. District No. 3. No parking between the hours of seven-thirty a.m. and seven-thirty p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted.

D. District No. 4. No parking Monday through Sunday, except as authorized by this code. (Ord. 1703 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1494* § 1, 1996: prior code § 3-5.1101.2)

*    Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 1494 inadvertently omitted the word “except” from subsection B of this section. The language has been restored in accordance with the intent of the city.

10.28.300 Parking permits – Procedure to obtain.

Applications for parking permits shall be filed in writing with the chief of police upon forms provided by the chief of police. Such applications shall set forth the name, residence and business address of the applicant, the license number, make and type of vehicle subject to the permit and such other information as the chief of police may require. (Prior code § 3-5.1101.3)

10.28.310 Parking permits – Issuance.

Upon the submittal of a complete application and payment of a permit fee as established by city council resolution, the chief of police shall issue parking permits granting preferential parking privileges as follows: one parking permit for each vehicle registered to a resident of an adjacent dwelling unit; one permit for a nonoccupant owner of an adjacent dwelling unit; four guest permits to each resident per adjacent dwelling unit; and temporary parking permits on an as-needed basis, applied for at least fourteen days in advance of the need for guest permits, and subject to limited duration to be indicated on the issued guest permits. An application may be submitted by either the owner of the residential dwelling unit for which a permit is sought or the tenant of such residential dwelling unit, but in the case of applications submitted by tenants, the owner of the residential dwelling unit shall also be required to sign the application form, attesting to the fact that the tenant resides at the residential dwelling unit.

“Adjacent dwelling unit,” as used in this section, means a residential dwelling unit fronting upon or having direct access to a street within a district established pursuant to this chapter by means of a front door, entryway or driveway or any combination thereof. (Ord. 1703 § 2, 2008: prior code § 3-5.1101.4)

10.28.320 Parking permits – Contents.

Parking permits shall contain such information and be in such form as determined necessary by the chief of police. Such permit shall be effective only for the vehicle and area for which it was issued. (Prior code § 3-5.1101.5)

10.28.330 Parking permits – Expiration.

Upon the transfer of the vehicle described in any permit, or upon the permittee’s change of place of residence, or upon obtaining off-street parking facilities for such vehicle rendering such permit unnecessary, the permittee shall destroy such permit and report such destruction to the chief of police. The chief of police shall retain the right to revoke any such permit for good cause. Upon notice by the chief of police, a permit issued shall be immediately surrendered. (Prior code § 3-5.1101.6)

10.28.340 Parking permits – Other parking regulations.

No permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall permit parking in violation of any section of this code or the Vehicle Code of the state, except that a parking permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall permit parking for any vehicle for which the permit is issued in the district for which the permit is issued. (Prior code § 3-5.1101.7)

10.28.350 Exemptions – Licensed physicians.

Any licensed physician’s vehicle parking in violation of the provisions of Sections 10.28.280 through 10.28.380 while making a professional call shall be exempt from said provisions. (Prior code § 3-5.1101.8)

10.28.360 Sign posting – Enforcement.

Signs shall be visibly erected within such districts in words and letters restricting parking during the hours designated in Section 10.28.290 except by permit posted conspicuously in the right front windshield portion of the vehicle. The provisions of Sections 10.28.280 through 10.28.386 shall be enforced when at least two of such signs are erected on each side of each street within a block. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 22651 of the Vehicle Code of the state, vehicles parked inconsistent with the permit provisions shall be subject to removal by towing upon direction by the police. (Ord. 1703 § 3, 2008: prior code § 3-5.1101.9)

10.28.370 District No. 1 described.

District No. 1 is described as follows:

That portion of land in the city of Gardena, county of Los Angeles, state of California, described as follows:

All roadways in the city bordered by and including: Redondo Beach Boulevard on the south; Manhattan Beach Boulevard on the north; Tract No. 17943 on the east; Tract No. 16699, Tract No. 22464 and the northerly one hundred ninety-six feet of the westerly tract boundary of Tract No. 17944 on the west. (Ord. 1703 § 4, 2008: prior code § 3-5.1101.10)

10.28.380 District No. 2 described.

District No. 2 is described as follows:

That portion of land in the city of Gardena, county of Los Angeles, state of California, described as follows:

1. Budlong Avenue beginning 200' N/Rumbold Street to Electric Street;

2. Rumbold Street;

3. Felder Street;

4. Broadwell Street;

5. Berendo Avenue south of Felder Street;

6. 182nd Street from Vermont Avenue to Normandie Avenue; and

7. Electric Street from Vermont Avenue to Normandie Avenue. (Ord. 1658 § 2, 2004; prior code § 3-5.1101.11)

10.28.385 District No. 3 described.

District No. 3 is described as follows:

That portion of land in the city of Gardena, county of Los Angeles, state of California, described as follows:

1. 156th Street from Crenshaw Boulevard to Purche Avenue;

2. 157th Street from Atkinson Avenue to Purche Avenue;

3. Atkinson Avenue from 156th Street to Manhattan Beach Boulevard;

4. Purche Avenue from 156th Street to Manhattan Beach Boulevard;

5. Manhattan Beach Boulevard (north curb line) from Crenshaw Boulevard to Purche Avenue;

6. Atkinson Avenue from 156th Street to 154th Street;

7. 155th Street from Atkinson Avenue to Marigold Avenue; and

8. Marigold Avenue (west curb line) from 154th Street to 156th Street. (Ord. 1774 § 1, 2017: Ord. 1658 § 3, 2004; Ord. 1494 § 2, 1996)

10.28.386 District No. 4 described.

District No. 4 is described as follows:

That portion of land in the city of Gardena, county of Los Angeles, state of California, described as follows:

1. Spinning Avenue from 135th Street to 141st Street;

2. Daphne Avenue from 135th Street to 141st Street;

3. Purche Avenue from 135th Street to 141st Street;

4. 129th Street from Berendo Avenue to Budlong Avenue;

5. 130th Street from Vermont Avenue to Berendo Avenue;

6. 131st Street from Vermont Avenue to Berendo Avenue;

7. 132nd Street from Vermont Avenue to Berendo Avenue;

8. Berendo Avenue from 129th Street to 132nd Street; and

9. Catalina Avenue from 129th Street to 132nd Street. (Ord. 1774 § 2, 2017: Ord. 1703 § 5, 2008)

10.28.390 Trains blocking crossings.

It is unlawful for any person to cause or permit any railway train or railway cars, or similar vehicle on rails, to operate or to be operated in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for the purposes of travel for a period of time longer than ten minutes; provided, however, this provision shall not apply to railway trains, cars, or similar vehicles on rails while blocking or obstructing a crossing because of an accident which requires the operator of a train, car or similar vehicle on rails to stop at or near the scene of such accident. (Prior code § 3-5.1102)

10.28.400 Curb parking – Rights-of-way.

A. Limited Curb Parking Space Defined. For the purposes of this section, “limited curb parking space” means 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.

B. Parking at Curbs – Rights-of-Way. Any person seeking to park his vehicle in a limited curb parking space, which vehicle arrives at such parking space prior to any other vehicle, and who proceeds beyond such space a distance not to exceed ten feet 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. The driver of such other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to the driver who first arrived at such parking space. (Prior code § 3-5.1103)

10.28.410 Parking on private property.

No person shall park a vehicle in a private driveway or on private property without the direct or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of such driveway or property. (Prior code § 3-5.1104)

10.28.420 Parking on city property.

A. Whenever the traffic authority determines that the orderly, efficient conduct of the city’s business requires that the parking or standing of vehicles on city property be prohibited, limited, or restricted, the traffic authority shall have the power and authority to order signs to be erected or posted indicating that the parking of vehicles is thus prohibited, limited or restricted.

B. When the signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall park or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions or provisions of such signs. (Prior code § 3-5.1105)

10.28.430 Taxicab stands.

A. The traffic authority is given authority to establish taxicab stands for any person holding a taxicab license in the city, such stands to be used for an unlimited time for the parking of licensed taxicabs while awaiting employment. Any taxicab zone so designated shall be occupied only by the holder of the stand permit where such stand has been established.

B. The curb surface within each taxicab stand shall be painted white and marked “Taxicab Stand” in black lettering or shall be designated by signs of a type and size approved by the traffic authority.

C. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle, except a licensed taxicab, in any taxicab stand established in accordance with the provisions of this section. (Prior code § 3-5.1106)

10.28.440 Parking commercial vehicles and buses prohibited in residential districts.

No person shall park any bus, motor truck, semitrailer, trailer coach, or truck tractor in excess of ten thousand pounds unladen weight upon any street or alley within any residential district of the city for any purpose other than to make a pickup or delivery, or when such vehicle is parked in connection with, and in aid of, the performance of a ser-

vice to or on a property in the block in which such vehicle is parked. For the purposes of this section, a residential district shall mean any district which is classified as residential pursuant to the zoning provisions of this code. (Prior code § 3-5.1107)

10.28.450 Sales of vehicles on vacant lots.

A. No person shall sell, contract to sell, offer to sell, display for the purpose of sale, or permit the sale of any vehicle upon any premises that have not been improved to city standards for a parking lot; provided, that persons not in the business of selling vehicles may sell, offer to sell, or display for the purpose of sale not more than two such vehicles per year on premises owned or leased and presently occupied by such persons.

B. The provisions of subsection A of this section shall not apply to the displaying of a “For Sale” sign on any vehicle while it is parked on private property with the permission of the owner or lessee of such premises incidental to the lawful business conducted on such premises other than the sale of such vehicle. (Prior code § 3-5.1108)

10.28.460 Parking of trailers, semitrailers and tractors.

A. No person shall park any trailer or semitrailer upon any highway, street, alley or public way unless the trailer or semitrailer is at all times while so parked attached to a vehicle capable of moving the trailer or semitrailer in a normal manner upon the highway, street, alley or public way.

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any trailer or semitrailer which is:

1. In the process of being loaded or unloaded, but in any instance for a period not to exceed two hours;

2. Disabled in such a manner and to such an extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled trailer or semitrailer on that portion of the highway, street, alley, or public way ordinarily used for vehicular parking, but in any instance for a period not to exceed two hours;

3. Leased or owned by any permittee granted a permit for construction or repair work under any of the provisions of this code or by a public utility engaged in work for which no such permit is required, or a vehicle leased or owned by any contractor hired by such permittee or public utility, provided the trailer or semitrailer is used in connection with such construction or repair work and is parked upon the construction or repair site, or within one hundred fifty feet thereof as measured from the limits of the work area as specified in the permit, and only during the period of actual construction; or

4. Leased or owned by a city department, or a contractor or vendor hired by a city department for construction or repair work, or by a subcontractor thereof, provided such trailer or semitrailer is used in connection with such construction or repair work and is parked upon the construction or repair site, or within one hundred fifty feet thereof as measured from the limits of the work area and only during the period of actual construction or repair. (Prior code § 3-5.1109)

10.28.480 Parking of wide vehicles prohibited.

A. No person shall park any vehicle, including but not limited to any bus, motor truck, semitrailer, trailer coach or truck tractor, with a width in excess of eighty-four inches on any roadway in the city, for a time period exceeding one hour except for the purposes of loading or unloading.

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle or trailer owned by the city or by any public utility, while such vehicle or trailer is being used in conjunction with the construction, installation or repair of any public facility or utility.

C. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any authorized emergency vehicle as defined by California Vehicle Code Section 165, to any house car as defined by California Vehicle Code Section 362, or to any trailer coach as defined by California Vehicle Code Section 635. Exceptions to the ordinance codified in this subsection will be made for all other overwidth vehicles displaying a valid temporary permit issued by the police department which shall be valid for a period of twenty-four (24) hours. The permit may be issued telephonically or in person.

D. The chief of police shall cause signs displaying the prohibition, set forth in this section, to be placed at the entrance points to the city.

E. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 22651(n) of the California Vehicle Code, when signs have been posted giving notice of removal, any vehicle parked or left standing in violation of this section may be removed by towing pursuant to the direction of the police. (Ord. 1603 § 1, 2001; Ord. 1602 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1568 § 1, 1999)

10.28.490 Use of vehicles for human habitation prohibited.

A. No person shall use or occupy or permit the use or occupancy of any motor vehicle for human habitation, either single or in groups, on any street, park, square, avenue, alley or public way, within the jurisdiction of the city between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. For purposes of this section, “motor vehicle” shall mean any self-propelled vehicle including but not limited to a recreational vehicle as defined in Section 10.60.020, but shall not mean the use of a motor vehicle for alleviation of sickness or temporary physical inability to operate such motor vehicle.

1. For purposes of this section evidence of human habitation shall include activities such as sleeping, setting up housekeeping or cooking, eating, recreating, and/or any other activity where it reasonably appears, in light of all the circumstances, that the vehicle is being used as a living accommodation.

B. The city manager may by written permit allow the use or occupancy of any recreational vehicle as defined in Section 10.60.020 on or in any property under the jurisdiction of the city when he finds, with input from the chief of police, that such use is necessary for the operation and protection of city property. (Ord. 1742 § 2, 2012: Ord. 1631 § 1, 2003)