Chapter 10.40
STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN AREAS

Sections:

10.40.010    Timed parking.

10.40.020    Backing into parking space.

10.40.030    Repealed.

10.40.040    Parking parallel on one-way streets.

10.40.050    Diagonal parking.

10.40.060    Parking space markings.

10.40.070    No stopping zones.

10.40.080    All night parking prohibited—Exception.

10.40.010 Timed parking.

When authorized signs, parking meters or curb markings have been determined by the public works director or their designee(s) to be necessary and are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park said vehicle between the hours established by Section 10.52.030, for a period of time longer than designated time posted by sign, parking meter or curb marking. Green curb markings shall mean no standing or parking of time longer than ten minutes up to one hour. All other time designations shall be from one hour up to ten hours. Vehicle must move a minimum of one hundred fifty meters once designated time at occupied space has elapsed. (Ord. 1628 § 26, 2016: Ord. 1577 § 1, 2012: Ord. 1331 § 2, 1998: prior code § 3210)

10.40.020 Backing into parking space.

No vehicle shall back in or park backwards in any municipal lot or parking structure space with the exception of two-wheeled motorized vehicles. (Ord. 1331 § 3, 1998: prior code § 3210.1)

10.40.030 Two-hour parking.

Repealed by Ord. 1331. (Prior code § 3210.2)

10.40.040 Parking parallel on one-way streets.

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

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

C. The public works director or their designee(s) is authorized to determine when standing or parking shall be prohibited upon the left-hand side of any one-way roadway or a highway having two or more separate roadways and shall erect signs giving notice thereof.

D. The requirements 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 such vehicle may be backed up to the curb; provided, that such vehicle does not extend beyond the centerline of the street and does not block traffic thereby. (Ord. 1628 § 27, 2016; prior code § 3210.3)

10.40.050 Diagonal parking.

A. On any of the streets or portions of streets established by resolution of the council as diagonal parking zones, when signs or pavement markings are in place indicating such 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 sign or pavement markings allotting space to parked vehicles and entirely within the limits of the allotted space;

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

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply when such vehicle is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading passengers, freight or goods, in which event the provisions applicable in Section 10.40.040 shall be complied with. (Prior code § 3210.4)

10.40.060 Parking space markings.

A. The public works director or their designee(s) is authorized to install and maintain parking space markings to indicate parking spaces adjacent to curbings on city streets and in municipal parking lots where authorized parking is permitted.

B. When such parking space markings are placed on the highway or in a municipal parking lot, 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 such vehicle makes compliance impossible. (Ord. 1628 § 28, 2016; Ord. 1076 § 1, 1986: prior code § 3210.5)

10.40.070 No stopping zones.

A. The public works director or their designee(s) 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.

B. During the hours and on the days designated on the signs, it is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop said vehicle on any of the streets or parts of streets established by the public works director or their designee(s) as no stopping zones. (Ord. 1628 § 29, 2016: prior code § 3210.6)

10.40.080 All night parking prohibited—Exception.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any street upon which signs are posted in the central traffic district between the hours of three a.m. and five a.m. of any day or between the hours established by resolution of the council; provided, that this section shall not apply to a vehicle of any regularly licensed physician when actually engaged in making professional calls; and provided, that the physician’s vehicle is plainly marked and identifiable. (Prior code § 3210.7)