Chapter 8.22


8.22.010    Findings and purpose.

8.22.015    Definitions.

8.22.020    Prohibited parking of vehicles and boats.

8.22.030    Prohibited storage of parts.

8.22.040    Exceptions.

8.22.050    Abatement of public nuisance.

8.22.060    Vehicle repair.

*    Prior ordinance history: Ords. 84-4, 95-6 and 97-5.

8.22.010 Findings and purpose.

It is found and determined that the parking and storage of vehicles, motor vehicles, trailers and boats and the parts thereof within the front and side yards of premises in residential areas within the city creates a condition which detracts from the appearance of residential neighborhoods and reduces the value of private property, promotes blight and deterioration, creates fire hazards, constitutes an attractive nuisance which creates a hazard to the health and safety of minors, and is injurious to the health, safety and general welfare. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)

8.22.015 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

“Boat” means the same as “vessel” in the Vehicle Code.

“Driveway” means a paved or surfaced way designed for vehicular ingress and egress and which is not in excess of twenty-four feet in width or thirty-six feet for properties which front on the bulb area of a cul-de-sac street.

“Residential areas” means an area located in a residential zoning district (R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, C-R, R-HM, and ST), an area identified for exclusive residential use in approved specific plan, and the privately owned parcels on the east side of Lake Court identified in the local coastal land use plan for continued residential use.

“Vehicle,” “motor vehicle” and “trailer” shall be as defined in the California Vehicle Code. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)

8.22.020 Prohibited parking of vehicles and boats.

No vehicles, including motor vehicles and trailers, and no boats shall be parked or stored in a residential area on the improved or unimproved portion of a front yard, including the lawn area, or on an exterior side yard (i.e., on the side street side of a corner lot), except on an improved driveway or in an approved garage or carport. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)

8.22.030 Prohibited storage of parts.

No vehicle or boat parts shall be stored in a residential area except in an approved garage, carport or a backyard area not visible from a public street. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)

8.22.040 Exceptions.

The prohibitions imposed in Section 8.22.020 shall not be deemed to apply to paved or surfaced parking areas or driveways in excess of the width specified in Section 8.22.020 and which were in existence on the date this chapter was first introduced by council reading of the ordinance. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)

8.22.050 Abatement of public nuisance.

The violation of the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a public nuisance, and in addition to any other remedy available, including criminal prosecution as an infraction, may be abated as such in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 8.20 relating to abandoned vehicles, with the administrative costs and the costs of removal charged against the person in control of the premises and/or the owner of the land in the same manner as specified in Sections 8.20.130 through 8.20.150. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)

8.22.060 Vehicle repair.

Unauthorized Vehicle Repair. No person, firm or corporation shall repair, assemble or disassemble any vehicle upon any property within the city, unless such property is properly zoned for uses which include the repair, assembly or disassembly of vehicles and unless such person has received all city approvals, licenses and permits required by law prior to repairing, assembling or disassembling any vehicle, except that on property in residential areas only, vehicular repairs shall be permitted, provided that all of the following conditions are met:

A.    The repair, assembly or disassembly of vehicles, and all parts shall be located, within the garage or carport of the residence.

B.    Such repairs shall be conducted in compliance with Chapter 9.24 relating to noise regulations.

C.    The vehicle in question must be owned by a resident of the property upon which the repairs are being done.

D.    Current registration for the vehicle shall be available for inspection on the premises at all times while the vehicle is under repair. (Ord. 2006-10 § 1 (part), 2006)