Chapter 10.52
PARKING METERS

Sections:

10.52.010    Parking meter zone—Rates.

10.52.020    Installation.

10.52.030    Time of operation.

10.52.040    Operational procedure to be followed.

10.52.050    Unlawful to allow vehicle to remain parked after expiration of time.

10.52.060    Unlawful to increase or extend parking time.

10.52.070    Deposit of slugs—Tampering with or injury of.

10.52.080    Use of for certain purposes prohibited.

10.52.090    Rule of evidence.

10.52.100    Application of other provisions.

10.52.110    Motorcycle spaces.

10.52.120    Violation—Penalty.

10.52.010 Parking meter zone—Rates.

A. Within the area enclosed by a solid line on the parking rate zone map (Exhibit A) and the area enclosed by the shaded line on Slack Street parking meter zone map (Exhibit B) (more particularly described as: the north side of Hathway Avenue adjacent to Cal Poly to Longview Lane, the east side of Longview Street from Hathway Avenue to Slack Street, the north side of Slack Street from Longview Lane to Grand Avenue, and the south side of Slack Street adjacent to the San Luis Coastal Unified School District parcel from the midblock point of Slack Street (between Longview Lane and Grand Avenue) to Grand Avenue), the parking of vehicles on streets or in municipal parking lots may be controlled and regulated with the aid of parking meters.

B. Unless established otherwise below, the parking meter rate on streets or in municipal parking lots in the lower rate zone shall be one dollar per hour effective January 1, 2018, and these parking meter rates shall increase to one dollar twenty-five cents per hour effective July 1, 2020.

C. Within the area designated on the parking rate zones map (Exhibit A) the rate for parking meters on streets or in municipal parking lots shall be one dollar fifty cents per hour effective January 1, 2018, and these parking meter rates shall increase to one dollar seventy-five cents per hour effective July 1, 2020.

D. Within the area designated on the parking rate zones map (Exhibit A), the rate for parking meters on streets or in municipal lots shall be one dollar seventy-five cents per hour effective January 1, 2018, and these parking meter rates shall increase to two dollars per hour effective July 1, 2020.

E. Within the shaded area of the map entitled Slack Street parking meter zone map (Exhibit B) the parking of vehicles on streets may be controlled and regulated with the aid of parking meters. The parking meter rate shall be one dollar per hour if controlled by meter.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

(Ord. 1635 § 1 (Exhs. A, B), 2017: Ord. 1620 § 1 (Exh. A), 2015; Ord. 1568 § 1, 2011: Ord. 1552 § 2, 2010; Ord. 1532 § 2, 2009; Ord. 1492 § 1, 2006: Ord. 1233 § 1, 1993: Ord. 1194 § 1, 1991: Ord. 1099 § 1, 1987: prior code § 3213)

10.52.020 Installation.

A. The public works director or their designee(s) may cause parking meters to be installed and maintained in all parking meter zones.

B. Parking meters shall be installed upon the curb or sidewalk area immediately adjacent to each parking space. Each meter shall be placed in such manner as to show or display by a sign or signal that the parking space adjacent thereto is or is not legally in use.

C. Each parking meter shall be set to display, after the operational procedure has been completed, a sign or signal indicating legal parking for that period of time conforming to the limit of parking time for the zone in which the parking meter is installed, and shall continue to operate from the time of the completion of the operational procedure until the expiration of the time fixed as the parking limit or a portion thereof for the part of the street upon which the meter is placed. Each meter shall also be so arranged that upon the expiration of the legal parking time, it will indicate by a mechanical operation and by proper signal that the lawful parking period has expired. (Ord. 1628 § 37, 2016; prior code § 3213.1)

10.52.030 Time of operation.

The provisions of this chapter relating to the operation of parking meters shall be effective between the hours of nine a.m. and six p.m. every Monday to Saturday and one p.m. to six p.m. every Sunday; provided, that for good cause and upon a finding that such action will not jeopardize meter revenues as a necessary source of revenue for payment of outstanding bonded indebtedness, the council by resolution may temporarily suspend the parking meter operating provisions of this chapter for any or all of the city’s parking meters. (Ord. 1566 § 1, 2011: Ord. 1099 § 2, 1987: prior code § 3213.2)

10.52.040 Operational procedure to be followed.

Immediately after occupancy of a parking meter space, the operator of a vehicle shall deposit a coin of the United States in the parking meter and if necessary turn a crank, knob or handle in accordance with the instructions posted on the face of the parking meter. (Prior code § 3213.4)

10.52.050 Unlawful to allow vehicle to remain parked after expiration of time.

No operator of any vehicle shall permit the vehicle to remain parked in any parking space during any time that the meter is showing a signal indicating that such space is illegally in use other than such time immediately after the original occupancy as is necessary to operate the meter to show legal parking. (Prior code § 3213.4)

10.52.060 Unlawful to increase or extend parking time.

No person shall follow the operational procedure or any part of the operational procedure for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond the legal parking time which has been established for the parking space adjacent to which the parking meter is placed. (Prior code § 3213.5)

10.52.070 Deposit of slugs—Tampering with or injury of.

No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any defaced or bent coin, or any slug, device or metallic substitute for a coin of the United States, or deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter. (Prior code § 3213.6)

10.52.080 Use of for certain purposes prohibited.

No person shall attach any unauthorized thing to or allow a bicycle, newsrack or any other article or thing to lean against a parking meter or a parking meter standard. (Prior code § 3213.7)

10.52.090 Rule of evidence.

The parking or standing of any motor vehicle in a parking space, at which space the parking meter displays the sign or signal indicating illegal parking, shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the vehicle has been parked or allowed to stand in such space for a period longer than permitted by this chapter. (Prior code § 3213.8)

10.52.100 Application of other provisions.

No section of this chapter shall be construed as permitting any parking in violation of any other provision of this code. (Prior code § 3213.10)

10.52.110 Motorcycle spaces.

The public works director or their designee(s) may designate and cause to be installed and maintained parking spaces for the exclusive use of motorcycles, motorized bicycles and motor driven cycles. Parking meter rates for these spaces shall be one-half the rate established by Section 10.52.010(B). (Ord. 1628 § 38, 2016: Ord. 936 § 1, 1982: prior code § 3213.11)

10.52.120 Violation—Penalty.

Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine for each separate offense as provided in Section 10.64.030. (Prior code §  3213.99)