Chapter 10.04
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

10.04.010    Generally.

10.04.020    Alley.

10.04.030    Bicycle.

10.04.040    Central traffic district.

10.04.050    Curb.

10.04.060    Divisional island.

10.04.070    Holidays.

10.04.080    Loading zone.

10.04.090    Official time standard.

10.04.100    Park.

10.04.110    Parking meter.

10.04.120    Parkway.

10.04.130    Passenger loading zone.

10.04.140    Pedestrian.

10.04.150    Police department employee.

10.04.160    Police officer.

10.04.170    Skateboard.

10.04.180    Stop.

10.04.190    Stop or stand.

10.04.200    Vehicle Code.

10.04.010 Generally.

A. The words and phrases set out in this chapter when used in this title shall, for the purposes of this title, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this chapter.

B. Whenever any words or phrases used in this title are not defined, but are defined in the Vehicle Code of the state and amendments thereto, such definitions shall apply. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.020 Alley.

“Alley” means that roadway defined in Section 110 of the Vehicle Code. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.030 Bicycle.

“Bicycle” means a light vehicle as defined in the Vehicle Code. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.040 Central traffic district.

“Central traffic district” means all streets and portions of streets within the area described in Section 10.76.010. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.050 Curb.

“Curb” means the lateral boundary of the roadway whether such curb be marked by curbing construction, or not so marked; the word “curb” as used in this title shall not include the line dividing the roadway of a street from parking strips in the center of a street, nor from the tracks or rights-of-way of public utility companies. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.060 Divisional island.

“Divisional island” means a raised island located in the roadway and separating opposing or conflicting streams of traffic. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.070 Holidays.

Within the meaning of this title, “holidays” are the first day of January (New Year’s Day), the third Monday in January (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), the third Monday in February (President’s Day), the last Monday in May (Memorial Day), the fourth day of July (Independence Day), the first Monday of September (Labor Day), the eleventh day of November (Veterans’ Day), the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day), the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, the twenty-fourth day of December (Christmas Eve), and the twenty-fifth day of December (Christmas Day). If any of the aforementioned days falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed; if on a Sunday, the Monday following is a holiday. The city administrative officer is also authorized to declare a (meter/parking) holiday under special circumstances or for special events. (Ord. 1484 § 8, 2005: Ord. 1037 § 1, 1985: prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.080 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. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.090 Official time standard.

Whenever certain hours are named in this title, they shall mean standard time or daylight savings time as may be in current use in this city. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.100 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 materials. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

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 occupancy of such parking meter space by any vehicle. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.120 Parkway.

“Parkway” means that portion of a street other than a roadway or a sidewalk. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.130 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. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.140 Pedestrian.

“Pedestrian” means any person afoot or who is using a means of conveyance propelled by human power other than a bicycle. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.150 Police department employee.

“Police employee” means persons other than police officers who are authorized and trained to enforce traffic regulations. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.160 Police officer.

“Police officer” means every officer of the police department of this city or any employee authorized to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violation of traffic regulations. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.170 Skateboard.

“Skateboard” means a wheeled object as defined in Section 10.76.010. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.180 Stop.

“Stop,” when required, means complete cessation of movement. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.190 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 police officer or official traffic-control device. (Prior code § 3200 (part))

10.04.200 Vehicle Code.

“Vehicle Code” means the Vehicle Code of the state of California. (Prior code § 3200 (part))