Chapter 10.04
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

10.04.010    Definitions generally.

10.04.020    Motor Vehicle Code definitions.

10.04.030    Coach.

10.04.040    Curb.

10.04.050    Divisional island.

10.04.060    Holidays.

10.04.070    Loading zone.

10.04.080    Official time standard.

10.04.090    Park.

10.04.100    Parkway.

10.04.110    Parking meter.

10.04.120    Passenger loading zone.

10.04.130    Pedestrian.

10.04.140    Public safety officer.

10.04.150    Stop.

10.04.160    Stop or stand.

10.04.170    Vehicle code.

10.04.010 Definitions generally.

The following words and phrases, when used in this title shall, for the purpose of this title, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this chapter. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.010, 1979)

10.04.020 Motor Vehicle Code definitions.

Whenever any words or phrases used in this title are not defined in this chapter, but are defined in the Vehicle Code of the State of California, such definitions shall apply. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.020, 1979)

10.04.030 Coach.

“Coach” means motor bus, motor coach or passenger stage used as a common carrier of passengers. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.030, 1979)

10.04.040 Curb.

“Curb” means the lateral boundary of the roadway, whether such curb is marked by curbing construction, or not so marked; the word “curb” as herein used shall not include the line dividing the roadway of a street from parking strips in the center of a street, nor from tracks or rights-of-way of public utility companies. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.040, 1979)

10.04.050 Divisional island.

“Divisional island” means a raised island located in the roadway and separating opposing or conflicting streams of traffic. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.050, 1979)

10.04.060 Holidays.

Within the meaning of this title, holiday are the first day of January, the twelfth day of February, the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May, the fourth day of July, the first Monday in September, the ninth day of September, the twelfth day of October, the eleventh day of November, the twenty-fifth day of December, and Thanksgiving Day. If the first day of January, twelfth day of February, twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May, the fourth day of July, the ninth day of September, the twelfth day of October, the eleventh day of November or the twenty-fifth day of December falls upon a Sunday, the following Monday is a holiday. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.060, 1979)

10.04.070 Loading zone.

“Loading zone” means the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.070, 1979)

10.04.080 Official time standard.

Whenever certain hours are named in this title, they shall mean standard time or daylight saving time, whichever is in current use in this city. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.080, 1979)

10.04.090 Park.

“Park” means to stand or leave standing any vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers or material. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.090, 1979)

10.04.100 Parkway.

“Parkway” means that portion of a street other than a roadway or a sidewalk. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.100, 1979)

10.04.110 Parking meter.

“Parking meter” means a mechanical device installed within or upon the curb or sidewalk area, immediately adjacent to a parking space, for the purpose of controlling the period of time for occupancy of such parking meter space by any vehicle. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.110, 1979)

10.04.120 Passenger loading zone.

“Passenger loading zone” means the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.120, 1979)

10.04.130 Pedestrian.

“Pedestrian” means any person afoot. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.130, 1979)

10.04.140 Public safety officer.

“Public safety officer” means every officer of the public safety department of this city or any officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.140, 1979)

10.04.150 Stop.

“Stop,” when required, means complete cessation of movement. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.150, 1979)

10.04.160 Stop or stand.

“Stop or stand,” when prohibited, means any stopping or standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a public safety officer or official traffic-control device. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.160, 1979)

10.04.170 Vehicle code.

“Vehicle code” means the Vehicle Code of the State of California. (Ord. 79-15 § 10.04.170, 1979)