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Chapter 10.05
MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Sections:

10.05.010    Definitions and rules of construction.

10.05.020    Categories of personnel enforcing traffic and parking regulations.

10.05.030    Cruising prohibited.

10.05.040    Warning against cruising.

10.05.050    Identification of cruising control area.

10.05.060    Authority of Police and Fire Department officials.

10.05.070    Persons other than officials shall not direct traffic.

10.05.080    Obedience to police or authorized officers.

10.05.090    Required obedience to traffic regulations.

10.05.100    Reserved.

10.05.110    Traffic regulations apply to persons riding bicycles or animals.

10.05.120    Obstruction or interference with police or authorized officers.

10.05.130    Public employees to obey traffic regulations.

10.05.140    Exemption of certain vehicles.

10.05.150    Report of damage to certain property.

10.05.160    When vehicles may be removed from streets.

10.05.170    Authority to install traffic control devices.

10.05.180    Traffic control signs required for enforcement purposes.

10.05.190    Obedience to traffic control devices.

10.05.200    Installation of traffic signals.

10.05.210    Lane marking.

10.05.220    Distinctive roadway markings.

10.05.230    Removal of traffic control devices.

10.05.240    Traffic control devices – Hours of operation.

10.05.250    Unauthorized painting of curbs.

10.05.260    Emerging from alley, driveway or building.

10.05.270    Turning markers – Intersections – Multiple lanes.

10.05.280    Restricted turns, intersections.

10.05.290    Right turns – Signal-controlled intersections.

10.05.300    One-way streets and alleys.

10.05.310    Driving through funeral procession or parade.

10.05.320    Clinging to moving vehicle.

10.05.330    Commercial vehicles using private driveways.

10.05.340    Riding or driving on sidewalk.

10.05.350    New pavement and markings.

10.05.360    Limited access.

10.05.370    Restrictions on use of freeways.

10.05.380    Obedience to barriers and signs.

10.05.390    No entrance into intersection that would obstruct traffic.

10.05.400    Movement of vehicles exceeding Vehicle Code requirements – Permit required.

10.05.410    Flange wheel machinery.

10.05.420    Crosswalks.

10.05.430    Pedestrian use of crosswalks.

10.05.440    Application of regulations.

10.05.450    Stopping or standing in parkways prohibited.

10.05.460    Prohibited parking areas.

10.05.470    Use of streets for storage of vehicles prohibited.

10.05.480    Storage of refuse bins on public streets.

10.05.490    Repealed.

10.05.500    Repairing or greasing vehicles on public streets.

10.05.510    Washing or polishing vehicles.

10.05.520    Repealed.

10.05.530    Repealed.

10.05.540    Unlawful domestic use of travel trailers, etc.

10.05.550    Emergency parking signs.

10.05.560    Limited parking areas.

10.05.570    Parking prohibited on streets.

10.05.580    Parking parallel on one-way streets.

10.05.590    Diagonal parking.

10.05.600    Parking space markings.

10.05.610    No stopping zones.

10.05.620    Tow away zones.

10.05.630    Parking – Commercial vehicles in residential districts.

10.05.640    Vehicles on City property.

10.05.650    Vehicles on private property.

10.05.660    Special purpose parking permits.

10.05.670    Loading zones.

10.05.680    Curb markings to indicate no stopping and parking regulations.

10.05.690    Effect of permission to load and unload.

10.05.700    Standing for loading or unloading only.

10.05.710    Standing in passenger loading zone.

10.05.720    Standing in any alley.

10.05.730    Coach and bus zones.

10.05.740    Taxicab stands.

10.05.750    Funeral zone.

10.05.760    Advertising vehicles.

10.05.770    Truck routes.

10.05.780    Commercial vehicles prohibited on certain streets.

10.05.790    Railway gates.

10.05.800    Trains not to block crossings.

10.05.810    Changes in prima facie speed limits.

10.05.820    Twenty-five (25) miles per hour – Streets.

10.05.830    Thirty (30) miles per hour – Streets.

10.05.840    Thirty-five (35) miles per hour – Streets.

10.05.850    Forty (40) miles per hour – Streets.

10.05.860    Forty-five (45) miles per hour – Streets.

10.05.870    Fifty (50) miles per hour – Streets.

10.05.880    Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

10.05.890    Use of coasters, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and similar devices restricted.

10.05.900    Shrubbery obstructing visibility of intersections.

10.05.910    Enforcement generally – Penalties for parking violations set by resolution.

 

10.05.010 Definitions and rules of construction.

The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall for the purpose of this chapter have the meanings respectively ascribed to them herein. Whenever any words or phrases used herein are not defined in this chapter, but are defined in the Vehicle Code of the State of California, and any amendments thereto, such definitions shall apply.

(a) Reserved for future use.

(b) “B” definitions:

(1) “Bicycle” shall mean a light vehicle without a motor, having two wheels, handlebars and a seat or seats, and propelled by the operator.

(c) “C” definitions:

(1) “Coach” shall mean any motor bus, motor coach, trackless trolley, or passenger stage used as a common carrier of passengers.

(2) For purpose of subsection (3) of this section, “traffic which is congested” shall mean as such words are defined from time to time in a resolution adopted by the City Council. The determination that a street or highway is congested shall be made by the ranking police officer on duty in the affected area.

(3) “Cruising” shall mean the driving of any motor vehicle past a traffic control point in traffic which is congested, as defined in resolution of the City Council, at or near the traffic control point, as determined by the ranking police officer on duty in the affected area, within a three-hour period after the vehicle operator has been given a written notice on a previous driving trip past the control point that further driving past the control point will be a violation of City ordinance on cruising.

(4) “Curb” shall mean the lateral boundary of the roadway whether such curb be 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, or from tracks or rights-of-way of public utility companies.

(d) “D” definitions:

(1) “Divisional island” shall mean a raised island located in the roadway and separating opposing or conflicting streams of traffic.

(e) Reserved for future use.

(f) Reserved for future use.

(g) “G” definitions:

(1) “Green light cycle” shall mean the period commencing upon the switching of a red light to a green light through to the return of a red light.

(h) “H” definitions:

(1) “Holidays” shall mean the holidays as defined in Sections 6700 and 6701 of the Government Code of the State of California as are from time to time amended.

(i) Reserved for future use.

(j) Reserved for future use.

(k) Reserved for future use.

(l) “L” definitions:

(1) “Loading zone” shall mean the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.

(m) Reserved for future use.

(n) Reserved for future use.

(o) Reserved for future use.

(p) “P” definitions:

(1) “Park” shall mean in any verb form 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.

(2) “Parkway” shall mean that portion of a street other than a roadway or a sidewalk.

(3) “Passenger loading zone” shall mean the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.

(4) “Pedestrian” shall mean any person afoot.

(5) “Place” in any verb form shall include the verb form of the word “maintain.”

(6) “Police officer” shall mean every employee of the Police Department of this City who meets the requirements as set forth in Sections 830.1, 830.6, and 832 of the California Penal Code for peace officer.

(q) Reserved for future use.

(r) Reserved for future use.

(s) “S” definitions:

(1) “Stop” when required shall mean complete cessation of movement.

(2) “Stop” or “stand” when prohibited shall mean 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.

(3) “Sign” or “signs” shall mean, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, any official traffic control device as defined in the Vehicle Code of the State of California.

(t) “T” definitions:

(1) “Traffic control point” shall mean a location along a public street or highway utilized as an observation point in order to monitor traffic conditions for potential violations of this chapter.

(2) “Traffic engineer” shall mean the City Manager, or a City employee appointed by the City Manager.

(u) Reserved for future use.

(v) “V” definitions:

(1) “Vehicle Code” shall mean the Vehicle Code of the State of California.

(w) Reserved for future use.

(x) Reserved for future use.

(y) Reserved for future use.

(z) Reserved for future use. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1570 § 1, 6-23-87; Ord. 1733 § 2, 5-4-99. Formerly § 17-1).

10.05.020 Categories of personnel enforcing traffic and parking regulations.

There will be several categories of City employees enforcing traffic and parking regulations as indicated in SCCC 10.05.010(i), (p), (u), 10.05.060, and 10.05.080. (Ord. 1570 § 2, 6-23-87. Formerly § 17-2).

10.05.030 Cruising prohibited.

No person shall engage in the activity of “cruising” as defined in this chapter on the portion of public streets or highways identified at the beginning and end of the portion of the street or highway subject to cruising controls by “No Cruising” signs which shall reference Vehicle Code Section 21100(k) and this section. (Ord. 1570 § 3, 6-23-87. Formerly § 17-3).

10.05.040 Warning against cruising.

A written notice may be issued to any person operating or occupying any motor vehicle passing a traffic control point that any subsequent passage past that traffic control point will be a violation of City ordinance on cruising. (Ord. 1570 § 4, 6-23-87. Formerly § 17-4).

10.05.050 Identification of cruising control area.

The traffic engineer, or the ranking police officer on duty within the affected area, shall identify the beginning and end of the portion of the street or highway subject to cruising controls by “No Cruising” signs which shall reference Vehicle Code Section 21100(k) and SCCC 10.05.030. (Ord. 1570 § 5, 6-23-87. Formerly § 17-5).

10.05.060 Authority of Police and Fire Department officials.

(a) Police officers, and such other employees of the Police Department as are designated by the Chief of Police, are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, audible or other signals in conformance with traffic laws. In the event of a fire (or other emergency) or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, police officers, designated employees of the Police Department, or members of the Fire Department may direct traffic as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions to the contrary contained in this chapter or the California Vehicle Code.

(b) Employees of the City Street Department and of the City Utilities Departments are hereby authorized to direct traffic as conditions may require in connection with the work of their Departments in the public streets. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1341 § 3, 11-16-76. Formerly § 17-20).

10.05.070 Persons other than officials shall not direct traffic.

No person other than an officer of the Police Department or members of the Fire Department or a person authorized by the Chief of Police or a person authorized by law shall direct or attempt to direct traffic by voice, hand or other signal, except that pedestrians may operate push button signals. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-21).

10.05.080 Obedience to police or authorized officers.

No person shall fail or refuse to comply with or to perform any act forbidden by any lawful order, signal or direction of a traffic or police officer, or a member of the Fire Department, or a person authorized by the Chief of Police or by law. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-22).

10.05.090 Required obedience to traffic regulations.

It is an infraction for any person driving any vehicle or other conveyance upon any street, or any pedestrian to do any act forbidden, or fail to perform any act required as applicable to any such person under this chapter. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1570 § 6, 6-23-87. Formerly § 17-23).

10.05.100 Reserved.

10.05.110 Traffic regulations apply to persons riding bicycles or animals.

Every person riding a bicycle or riding or driving an animal upon a highway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-24).

10.05.120 Obstruction or interference with police or authorized officers.

No person shall interfere with or obstruct in any way any police officer or other officer, or employee of this City in their enforcement of this chapter. The removal, obliteration or concealment of any chalk mark or other distinguishing mark used by any police officer or other employee or officer of this City in connection with the enforcement of the parking regulations of this chapter shall, if done for the purpose of evading the provisions of this chapter, constitute such interference or obstruction. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-25).

10.05.130 Public employees to obey traffic regulations.

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the operator of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the United States government, this State or any county or city, and it shall be unlawful for any said operator to violate any of the provisions of this chapter, except as otherwise permitted in this chapter, or by the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-26).

10.05.140 Exemption of certain vehicles.

(a) The provisions of this chapter regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall not apply to vehicles operated by the Police or Fire Department; any public ambulance or any public utility vehicle or any private ambulance which public utility vehicle or private ambulance has qualified as an authorized emergency vehicle, when any vehicle mentioned in this section is operated in the manner specified by the Vehicle Code in response to an emergency call.

(b) The foregoing exemptions shall not, however, relieve the operator of any such vehicle from obligation to exercise due care for the safety of others or the consequences of his/her willful disregard of the safety of others.

(c) The provisions of this chapter regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of a City department or public utility while necessarily in use for construction or repair work, or any vehicle owned or operated by the United States Postal Service while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-27).

10.05.150 Report of damage to certain property.

(a) The operator of a vehicle or the person in charge of any animal involved in any accident resulting in damage to any property publicly owned or owned by the public utility, including but not limited to any fire hydrant, parking meter, lighting post, telephone pole, electric light or power pole or resulting in damage to any tree, traffic control device or other property of a like nature located in or along any street, shall within twenty-four (24) hours after such accident make a written report of such accident to the Police Department of this City.

(b) Every such report shall state the time when and the place where the accident took place, the name and address of the person owning and of the person operating or in charge of such vehicle, and shall briefly describe the property damage in such accident.

(c) The operator of any vehicle involved in an accident shall not be subject to the requirements or penalties of this section if and during the time he is physically incapable of making a report but in such event he shall make a report as required in subsection (a) of this section within twenty-four (24) hours after regaining ability to make such report. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-28).

10.05.160 When vehicles may be removed from streets.

The City Manager and his/her duly authorized agents and representatives may remove or cause to be removed:

(a) Any vehicle that has been parked or left standing upon a street or highway for seventy-two (72) or more consecutive hours.

(b) Any vehicle that has been parked or left standing upon a street or highway between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M., when such parking or standing is prohibited by ordinance or resolution of this City and signs are posted giving notice of such removal.

(c) Any vehicle that is parked or left standing upon a street or highway where the use of such street or highway or a portion thereof is necessary for the cleaning, repair, or construction of the street or highway; for the installation of underground utilities; where the use of the street or highway, or any portion thereof, is authorized for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic; or where the use of the street or highway, or any portion thereof, is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles, or structures of unusual size, and the parking of such vehicles would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement; provided, that signs giving notice that such vehicle may be removed are erected or placed at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the removal.

(d) Any vehicle parked or left standing upon a street or highway within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant located on City streets.

(e) Any vehicle parked or left standing upon a street or highway that has found to be seeping, leaking, or draining any oil, grease, paint, other petroleum products, hazardous materials, volatile chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or waste (solid, liquid or gaseous) and that is determined by a regularly employed Police Department employee designated by the City Manager, or designee, or the Fire Marshal or his/her designee to constitute a fire or environmental hazard, or to be detrimental to human life, health, or safety. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1665 § 1, 11-15-94. Formerly § 17-29).

10.05.170 Authority to install traffic control devices.

(a) The traffic engineer shall have the power and duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained official traffic control devices, including stop at through street and stop signs, generally when and as required to make effective the provisions of this chapter.

(b) Whenever the Vehicle Code requires for the effectiveness of any provision thereof that traffic control devices be installed to give notice to the public of the application of such law, the traffic engineer is hereby authorized to install or cause to be installed the necessary devices subject to any limitations or restrictions set forth in the law applicable thereto.

(c) The traffic engineer may also place and maintain or cause to place and maintain such additional traffic control devices as he may deem necessary or proper to regulate traffic or to guide or warn traffic, but he shall make such determination only upon the basis of traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations and in accordance with such standards, limitations and rules as may be set forth in this chapter or as may be determined by ordinance or resolution of the Council.

(d) Whenever the City Manager or designee designates streets or portions thereof as through streets and intersections at which vehicles are required to stop at one or more entrances thereto, and any railroad grade crossings at which vehicles are required to stop, the traffic engineer shall place stop signs as follows:

A stop sign shall be placed on each and every street intersecting such through street or portion thereof so designated and at those entrances of other intersections where a stop is required, and at any railroad grade crossing so designated. Every such sign shall conform with, and shall be placed as provided in the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-30).

10.05.180 Traffic control signs required for enforcement purposes.

No provision of the Vehicle Code or of this chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate legible signs are in place giving notice of such provisions of the traffic laws. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-31).

10.05.190 Obedience to traffic control devices.

The operator of any vehicle or train shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device placed in accordance with this chapter unless otherwise directed by a police officer or other authorized person subject to the exceptions granted the operator of an authorized emergency vehicle when responding to emergency calls. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-32).

10.05.200 Installation of traffic signals.

Whenever the City Council designates any intersection or other place for the placing of official traffic signals, the traffic engineer shall cause such traffic signals to be placed. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-33).

10.05.210 Lane marking.

The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to mark center lines and lane lines upon the surface of the roadway to indicate the course to be traveled by vehicles and may place signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the highway. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-34).

10.05.220 Distinctive roadway markings.

The traffic engineer is authorized to place and maintain distinctive roadway markings as described in the Vehicle Code of those streets or parts of streets where the volume of traffic or the vertical or other curvature of the roadway renders it hazardous to drive on the left side of such marking or signs and markings. Such marking or signs and markings shall have the same effect as similar markings placed by the State Department of Transportation pursuant to provisions of the Vehicle Code. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-35).

10.05.230 Removal of traffic control devices.

The traffic engineer shall remove, relocate or discontinue the use or operation of any traffic control device which is no longer authorized or required by the Vehicle Code, this chapter, or by the City Manager or designee. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-36).

10.05.240 Traffic control devices – Hours of operation.

The City Manager or designee shall determine the hours and days during which any traffic prohibition, restriction or regulation shall be in effect, unless the traffic engineer is expressly authorized to make such determinations under the provisions of this chapter or by resolution of the City Council. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 2, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-37).

10.05.250 Unauthorized painting of curbs.

No person, unless authorized by the City Council, shall paint any street or curb surface; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the painting of numbers on a curb surface by any person who has complied with the provisions of any resolution or ordinance of this City pertaining thereto. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-38).

10.05.260 Emerging from alley, driveway or building.

The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alley way or driveway. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-39).

10.05.270 Turning markers – Intersections – Multiple lanes.

(a) The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to place markers, buttons or signs within or adjacent to intersections and indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and the traffic engineer is authorized to locate and indicate more than one lane of traffic from which drivers of vehicles may make right or left-hand turns, and the course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or by this chapter.

(b) When signs, markers or buttons are in place indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, no person shall operate a vehicle contrary to the direction of such signs, markers or buttons. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-40).

10.05.280 Restricted turns, intersections.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee designates any intersection at which the making of any right, left or U-turn shall be prohibited, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs at such intersection to give notice thereof.

(b) When signs are in place giving notice of such turning prohibition, no person shall operate a vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-41).

10.05.290 Right turns – Signal-controlled intersections.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee designates any intersection at which the making of a right turn against a traffic signal “stop” shall be prohibited, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs at such intersection to give notice thereof.

(b) When signs are in place giving notice of such turning prohibition, no person shall operate a vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-42).

10.05.300 One-way streets and alleys.

Whenever the City Council designates any street, alley or any portion thereof as a one-way street or alley, the traffic engineer shall place signs giving notice thereof, and no such regulations shall be effective until and unless such signs are in place. Signs indicating the direction of lawful traffic movements shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-43).

10.05.310 Driving through funeral procession or parade.

No person shall operate a vehicle between any vehicles composing a funeral procession or a parade; provided, that such vehicles are conspicuously so designated. The directing of all vehicles in traffic on any street over which such funeral procession or parade wishes to pass shall be subject to the orders of the Police Department. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-44).

10.05.320 Clinging to moving vehicle.

No person shall attach himself/herself, catch on, or hold on, with his/her hands or by other means, to any moving vehicle or train for the purpose of receiving motive power therefrom. (Formerly § 17-45).

10.05.330 Commercial vehicles using private driveways.

(a) No person shall operate a commercial vehicle in, on or across any private driveway approach or sidewalk area or the driveway itself without the consent of the owner or occupant of the property if a sign or markings are in place indicating that the use of such driveway is prohibited.

(b) For the purpose of this section, a commercial vehicle shall mean a vehicle having a rated capacity in excess of one-half ton. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-46).

10.05.340 Riding or driving on sidewalk.

No person shall ride, drive, propel or cause to be propelled any vehicle or animal across or upon any sidewalk excepting over permanently constructed driveways and excepting when it is necessary for any temporary purpose to drive a loaded vehicle across a sidewalk; provided further, that said sidewalk area be substantially protected by wooden planks at least two inches thick, and written permission be previously obtained from the Director of Public Works, or designee; such wooden planks shall not be permitted to remain upon sidewalk area during the hours from 6:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-47).

10.05.350 New pavement and markings.

No person shall ride or drive any animal or any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or freshly painted markings in any street when a barrier sign, cone-marker or other warning device is in place warning persons not to drive over or across such pavement or marking, or when any such device is in place indicating that the street or any portion thereof is closed. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-48).

10.05.360 Limited access.

No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are lawfully established. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-49).

10.05.370 Restrictions on use of freeways.

No person shall drive or operate any bicycle, motor driven cycle, or any vehicle which is not drawn by a motor vehicle upon any street established as a freeway, as defined by Streets and Highways Code Section 23.5, as amended, nor shall any pedestrian walk across or along any such street so designated and described except in space set aside for the use of pedestrians, provided official signs are in place giving notice of such restrictions. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-50).

10.05.380 Obedience to barriers and signs.

No persons, public utility or department in the City shall erect or place any barrier or sign on any street unless of a type approved by the traffic engineer or disobey the instructions, remove, tamper with or destroy any barrier or sign lawfully placed on any street by any person, public utility or by any department of this City. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-51).

10.05.390 No entrance into intersection that would obstruct traffic.

No operator of any vehicle shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-52).

10.05.400 Movement of vehicles exceeding Vehicle Code requirements – Permit required.

(a) No person shall move or operate upon any of the City streets any vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size, width or weight of vehicle or load exceeding the maximum specified in the Vehicle Code, without a written permit from the City Engineer.

(b) The City Engineer may, by written permit, authorize the movement or operation of any vehicle or combination of vehicles of a size, width, or weight of vehicle or load in excess of the maximum specified in the Vehicle Code if in his/her judgment the road foundations, surfaces and structures upon which such vehicle or combination of vehicles is to be operated can safely withstand the additional weight, and when such operation is to be authorized the City Engineer may require such undertaking or other security as he may deem necessary to protect the streets and other public property from injury. The City Engineer may also require applicant to provide evidence of public liability insurance in such maximum amounts as he may prescribe. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-53).

10.05.410 Flange wheel machinery.

No person shall operate over the City streets any vehicle, piece of equipment or machinery which has lugs, cleats, flanges or other projections on the wheels or tracks. If the tread of the truck has projections or corrugations, a filler block may be placed on each section so that the flat bearing surface will be in contact with the pavement at all times. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-54).

10.05.420 Crosswalks.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee determines that a crosswalk shall be established at any location between intersections, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs, marks, or lines at such location.

(b) Whenever the City Manager or designee prohibits pedestrian crossing in any crosswalk at an intersection the traffic engineer shall place proper signs at or adjacent to the intersection to give notice thereof. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-55).

10.05.430 Pedestrian use of crosswalks.

(a) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway other than by a crosswalk in any business district.

(b) Except in cases of emergency, or for the purpose of entering or exiting from a parked vehicle, where crosswalks are duly marked at street intersections, no pedestrian shall stand in or cross the roadway within two hundred (200) feet of such crosswalk other than in the marked crosswalk. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1331 § 1, 4-13-76. Formerly § 17-56).

10.05.440 Application of regulations.

(a) The provisions of this chapter prohibiting the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified, except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device.

(b) The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on standing or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of the Vehicle Code or the ordinances of the City, prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-57).

10.05.450 Stopping or standing in parkways prohibited.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within any parkway. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-58).

10.05.460 Prohibited parking areas.

No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or other authorized officer or traffic sign or signal:

(a) Within any divisional island, unless authorized and clearly indicated with appropriate signs or markings.

(b) On either side of any street between the projected property lines of any public walk, public steps, street, or thoroughfare terminating at such street, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface.

(c) Upon, along, or across any railway track in such manner as to hinder, delay, or obstruct the movement of any car traveling upon such track.

(d) In any area where the parking or stopping of any vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property.

(e) On any street or highway where the use of such street or highway, or a portion thereof, is necessary for the cleaning, repair, or construction of the street or highway or the installation of underground utilities; where the use of the street or highway, or any portion thereof, is authorized for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic; where the use of the street or highway, or any portion thereof, is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles, or structures of unusual size, and the parking of such vehicle would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement; provided, that signs giving notice of such no parking are erected or placed at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the effective time of such no parking.

(f) At any place within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk, yield sign, stop sign, or official electrical traffic device, when such place is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface, except that a bus may stop within a designated bus stop.

(g) At any place within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant located on City streets.

(h) The parking or storing of any motor vehicle, trailer, or boat in the required landscape area of any residentially zoned lot.

(i) At any area designated as a “fire lane” upon private, noncommercial, property. Such fire lane shall be clearly marked in one or more of the following manners:

(1) By a sign posted immediately adjacent to, and visible from, the designated place clearly stating in letters not less than one inch in height that the place is a fire lane;

(2) By outlining or painting the place in red and, in contrasting color, marking the place with the words “FIRE LANE,” which are clearly visible from the vehicle; or

(3) By a red curb or red paint on the edge of the roadway upon which is clearly marked the words “FIRE LANE.” (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1118; Ord. 1665 § 2, 11-15-94; Ord. 1732 § 2, 4-27-99. Formerly § 17-59).

10.05.470 Use of streets for storage of vehicles prohibited.

No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of seventy-two (72) hours.

In order to eliminate minor vehicular movements made to obstruct enforcement of vehicle storage restrictions, substantial movement of the vehicle shall be required. The stopping, standing or parking (hereinafter collectively “parking”) of a vehicle in one block on one side of the street shall be deemed one continuous parking. A car will be deemed to have been substantially moved if:

(a) The vehicle is moved to another street;

(b) The vehicle moves across at least one intersection on the same street before the vehicle is parked on the same street; or

(c) The vehicle is parked on the other side of the street within the same block. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1893 § 1, 11-15-11. Formerly § 17-60).

10.05.480 Storage of refuse bins on public streets.

Refuse bins shall not be placed or permitted to remain on any street of this City unless a written permit is first obtained from the Director of Public Works or City Engineer, or his/her designee. The Director of Public Works or City Engineer, or his/her designee, is hereby authorized to formulate administrative rules and regulations governing the storage of refuse bins on public streets. Such rules and regulations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Procedure for issuance of permit;

(b) Preparation of application forms for permit;

(c) A schedule of fees to be charged in connection with the issuance of such permits;

(d) Development of standards pertaining to the size and reflectivity of refuse bins and their temporary location;

(e) Designation of length of time that refuse bins may remain on City streets; and

(f) Such other matters deemed necessary for the public interest.

When approved by the City Council, such rules and regulations shall be immediately effective. A copy of such rules and regulations shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk. (Ord. 1349 § 1, 4-26-77; Ord. 1769 § 2, 8-20-02. Formerly § 17-60.1).

10.05.490 Use of streets to advertise to the public the private sale of a vehicle.

Repealed by Ord. 1825. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1665 § 3, 11-15-94. Formerly § 17-61).

10.05.500 Repairing or greasing vehicles on public streets.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed, repair or cause to be repaired, drain or change oil, grease or cause to be greased any vehicle, or any part thereof, upon any public street in this city. Temporary emergency repairs may be made upon a public street. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-62).

10.05.510 Washing or polishing vehicles.

No person shall wash or cause to be washed, polish or cause to be polished any vehicle or any part thereof upon any public street in this city, when a charge is made for such service. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-63).

10.05.520 Unlawful parking by peddlers, vendors.

Repealed by Ord. 1811 § 2, 10-10-06. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-64).

10.05.530 Frozen product vending – Limitation of hours.

Repealed by Ord. 1811 § 2, 10-10-06. (Ord. 1292 § 1, 7-23-74. Formerly § 17-64.1).

10.05.540 Unlawful domestic use of travel trailers, etc.

It shall be unlawful to use, or permit the use of any mobile home, motor home, house car, trailer coach, travel trailer, camp car, van, bus, truck or other vehicle for living or sleeping quarters, in any place in the City outside of a lawfully operated mobile home park except as provided in SCCC 18.60.020 and 18.60.050 or as may be authorized under Chapter 2.140 SCCC. (Ord. 1513 § 1, 11-13-84. Formerly § 17-64.2).

10.05.550 Emergency parking signs.

(a) Whenever the Chief of Police shall determine that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for other reasons, that officer shall have power and authority to order temporary signs to be erected or posted indicating that the operation, parking or standing of vehicles is prohibited on such streets and alleys as that officer shall direct during the time such temporary signs are in place. Such signs shall remain in place only during the existence of such emergency and the Chief of Police shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter.

(b) When signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall operate, park or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions and provisions of such signs. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-65).

10.05.560 Limited parking areas.

(a) Whenever the City Council determines that the parking or standing of a vehicle shall be prohibited or restricted on a City street or highway, or portions thereof, during all or certain hours of the day, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs or curb markings at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) For portions of any City street or highway that is less than three hundred fifty (350) feet in length, the City Manager or designee is authorized to determine that the parking or standing of a vehicle shall be prohibited or restricted during all or certain hours of the day. The traffic engineer shall place proper signs or curb markings at such locations to give notice thereof at the direction of the City Council or the City Manager or designee.

(c) When signs or markings are in place, no person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for a period of time longer than is authorized by such signs or markings.

(d) When a person stops, stands, or parks a vehicle for a period of time longer than is authorized by sign or curb marking, each period of time which is longer than the authorized time shall constitute a separate overtime parking offense.

(e) In order to eliminate minor vehicular movements made to obstruct enforcement of limited parking restrictions, substantial movement of the vehicle from a particular limited parking area shall be required. The stopping, standing or parking (hereinafter collectively “parking”) of a vehicle in one block on one side of the street shall be deemed one continuous parking and shall be timed for authorized time limit parking as one parking. A car will be deemed to have been substantially moved if:

(1) The vehicle is moved to another street;

(2) The vehicle moves across at least one intersection on the same street before said vehicle is parked on the same street or reparked in the same block on the same side of the street as its initial parking position; or

(3) The vehicle moves across at least one intersection before it is parked on the other side of the street within the same block.

(f) A violation of this section shall constitute an infraction. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1161 § 2, 5-16-67; Ord. 1167 § 1, 8-22-67; Ord. 1452 § 1, 8-3-82; Ord. 1895 §§ 3 – 5, 4-10-12; Ord. 1913 § 1, 11-12-13. Formerly § 17-68).

10.05.570 Parking prohibited on streets.

(a) Whenever the City Council determines that parking shall be prohibited upon any street, or portion thereof, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs or markings at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) For a portion of any City street or highway that is less than three hundred fifty (350) feet in length, the City Manager or designee is authorized to determine that parking shall be prohibited. The traffic engineer shall place proper signs or curb markings at such locations to give notice thereof at the direction of the City Council or the City Manager or designee.

(c) When signs or markings are in place, no person shall park a vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 §§ 6, 7, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-69).

10.05.580 Parking parallel on one-way streets.

(a)  When the City Council determines that the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles shall be prohibited upon the left-hand side of any one-way street, or shall be permitted upon the left-hand side of any roadway of a highway having two or more separate roadways, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) For a portion of any City street or highway that is less than three hundred fifty (350) feet in length, the City Manager or designee is authorized to determine that the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles shall be prohibited upon the left-hand side of any one-way street, or shall be permitted upon the left-hand side of any roadway of a highway having two or more separate roadways. The traffic engineer shall place proper signs or curb markings at such locations to give notice thereof at the direction of the City Council or the City Manager or designee.

(c) Subject to other and more restrictive limitations, a vehicle may be stopped or parked within eighteen (18) 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, standing or parking. When such signs are in place, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at such locations.

(d) 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 stop, stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are in place permitting such stopping, standing or parking. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 §§ 8, 9, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-70).

10.05.590 Diagonal parking.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee establishes a diagonal parking zone on any street, or portion thereof, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs or markings at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) When signs or markings are in place, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except:

(1) At the angle to the curb indicated by signs or pavement markings allotting space to parked vehicles and entirely within the limits of said allotted space;

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

(c) The provisions of this section and the parallel parking requirements of SCCC 10.05.080 shall not apply to any commercial vehicle while 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 not block traffic thereby. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-71).

10.05.600 Parking space markings.

(a) The traffic engineer is authorized to install and maintain parking space markings to indicate parking spaces adjacent to curbings where authorized parking is permitted.

(b) When such parking space markings are placed on the highway, subject to other and more restrictive limitations, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than within a single space, unless the size or shape of such vehicle makes compliance impossible. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-72).

10.05.610 No stopping zones.

(a) Whenever the City Council determines that the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles shall be prohibited on any street, or portion thereof, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) For a portion of any City street or highway that is less than three hundred fifty (350) feet in length, the City Manager or designee is authorized to determine that the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles shall be prohibited. The traffic engineer shall place proper signs or curb markings at such locations to give notice thereof at the direction of the City Council or the City Manager or designee.

(c) When signs are in place, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 §§ 10, 11, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-73).

10.05.620 Tow away zones.

Whenever the City Manager or designee designates any established no stopping zone as a tow away zone, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs at such locations to give notice that any vehicle stopped or parked contrary to the directions of such signs will be removed. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-74).

10.05.630 Parking – Commercial vehicles in residential districts.

No person shall park any commercial vehicle for more than two consecutive hours within three hundred (300) feet of any building that is used primarily for residential purposes, except:

(a) While unloading or loading property and time in addition to such two-hour period is necessary to complete such work; or

(b) When such vehicle is parked in connection with, and in aid of, the performance of a commercial service to or on a property on a block for which such vehicle is parked and time in addition to such two-hour period is reasonably necessary to complete such service. For the purpose of this section, a “commercial vehicle” is defined as a vehicle with commercial license plates which is equipped with dual rear wheels, and is not used for recreational housing purposes. (Ord. 1827 § 1, 1-8-08).

10.05.640 Vehicles on City property.

(a) Whenever the City Manager determines that the orderly, efficient conduct of the City’s business requires that the operation, standing, stopping or parking of any vehicles on City property and/or City-managed property shall be prohibited, limited or restricted, the traffic engineer shall place appropriate signs or markings at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) When signs are in place, no person shall operate, stop, stand or park a vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-76).

10.05.650 Vehicles on private property.

(a) No person shall operate, drive, or leave any vehicle in, over, or upon any private property without express or implied permission of the owner thereof or the person entitled to the possession thereof for the time being, or the authorized agent of either, except that this section shall not apply to public or private parking lots. For purposes of this section parking shall be allowed only on areas surfaced with all-weather materials, including, but not limited to, concrete, asphalt, brick, stone, or gravel; and parking shall be prohibited in the required landscape areas.

(b) For the purpose of Section 22658 of the California Vehicle Code, a sign prohibiting public parking, indicating that vehicles will be removed at owner’s expense, and containing the telephone number of the City traffic law enforcement agency shall be rectangular and seventeen (17) inches by twenty-two (22) inches, at a minimum. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1468 § 2, 3-29-83; Ord. 1665 § 4, 11-15-94. Formerly § 17-77).

10.05.660 Special purpose parking permits.

(a) The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to issue permits for the occupancy of parking spaces without regard to parking time limitations, as herewith set forth. Permits may be so issued to persons for the purpose of occupying space in limited parking zones for and upon the following conditions and purposes:

(1) For the parking of vehicles and equipment, the use of which is necessary and incidental to and directly connected with the work and services being performed in or about a building or other establishment; for the purpose of this chapter, vehicles and equipment are necessary and incidental where the performance of work and services is dependent upon the presence of such vehicles or equipment and cannot be carried on in the absence thereof; or

(2) For the use and occupancy of parking spaces for building and construction materials and equipment incident to building and construction activities being carried on in limited parking zones, or where the use of parking space is deprived the public generally because of the nature of the construction or building activities being performed.

(b) Permits shall be issued after due application, as provided herein, only when the circumstances indicate to the Chief of Police that there is need to exempt the applicant from parking limit control for reasons of necessity and convenience. The application shall state the following information and such other information as the Chief of Police may require:

(1) Name and address of applicant;

(2) Type of business;

(3) Material and equipment or number of and identification of vehicles for which permit will be used;

(4) Statement of the need for the use of the permit;

(5) Estimated use to which the permit will be put;

(6) Number of permits desired;

(7) Length of time permit is required;

(8) Such other information as the Chief of Police may require.

(c) Permits issued under the provisions of subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be of general use except in twenty-four (24)-minute and loading zones and permits issued under subsection (a)(2) of this section shall be for use of specified space. All such permits shall be in such form as the Chief of Police may prescribe.

(d) Any such permits shall be of distinctive color and shall be displayed prominently so as to be easily visible to traffic patrolmen, in a conspicuous place on the windshield of the vehicle or on the equipment for which the same is issued. Any such license shall be revocable by the Chief of Police:

(1) When permit is used for purposes other than to fulfill the need for which the permit was granted; or

(2) When the circumstances and need for which the permit was granted no longer exist.

(e) No permit shall be valid after the expiration of the period for which it is issued and in no event longer than one year from the date of issuance. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-78).

10.05.670 Loading zones.

(a) Loading zones shall be indicated by yellow paint upon the top of all curbs within such zones.

(b) Passenger loading zones shall be indicated by white paint upon the top of all curbs in said zones. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-79).

10.05.680 Curb markings to indicate no stopping and parking regulations.

(a) The traffic engineer is hereby authorized, subject to the provisions and limitations of this chapter, to place and when required herein shall place the following curb markings to indicate parking or standing regulations, and said curb markings shall have the markings as herein set forth.

(1) Red shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time except as permitted by the Vehicle Code, and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed as a bus zone.

(2) Yellow shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00  P.M., of any day, except Sundays and holidays, for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials; provided, that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes, nor the loading or unloading of materials more than twenty (20) minutes.

(3) White shall mean no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than loading or unloading of passengers, or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent mail box, which shall not exceed three minutes and such restrictions shall apply between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., of any day except Sundays and holidays, and except as follows:

(A) When such zone is in front of a hotel or in front of a mailbox, the restrictions shall apply at all times.

(B) When such zone is in front of a theater the restrictions shall apply at all times except when such theater is closed.

(4) Green shall mean no standing or parking for a period of time longer than twenty-four (24) minutes at any time between 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., on any day except Sundays and holidays.

(5) Blue indicates parking limited exclusively to the vehicles of physically disabled persons.

(6) When the traffic engineer, as authorized under this chapter, has caused curb markings to be placed, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking in violation of any of the provisions of this section. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1329 § 7, 1-20-76. Formerly § 17-80).

10.05.690 Effect of permission to load and unload.

(a) The loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial vehicles, as defined in the Vehicle Code of the State of California, and vehicles registered to government agencies on official business.

(b) Permission herein granted to stop or park for purposes of loading or unloading passengers shall include the loading or unloading of personal baggage but shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor and in no event for more than three minutes.

(c) Within the total time limits above specified, the provisions of this section shall be enforced so as to accommodate necessary and reasonable loading or unloading, but without permitting abuse of the privileges hereby granted. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1190 § 2, 7-2-68. Formerly § 17-81).

10.05.700 Standing for loading or unloading only.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any yellow loading zone for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers or material for such time as is prescribed in this chapter for such zone. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-82).

10.05.710 Standing in passenger loading zone.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone for any purpose other than loading or unloading of passengers for such time as is prescribed in this chapter for such zone. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-83).

10.05.720 Standing in any alley.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any alley for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or materials. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-84).

10.05.730 Coach and bus zones.

(a) Upon a finding of public convenience, and subject to City Manager review, the traffic engineer is authorized to establish bus zones for the loading and unloading of motor buses or common coach carriers of passengers at any curb within seventy-five (75) feet of any crosswalk at an intersection, and the traffic engineer shall place signs or other markings at such locations to give notice thereof. Whenever the City Manager or designee establishes motor bus zones of any length, at any curb, for the loading and unloading of buses or common coach carriers of passengers, the traffic engineer shall place signs or other markings at such locations to give notice thereof.

(b) When signs or markings are in place, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs. (Ord. 1118; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-85).

10.05.740 Taxicab stands.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee establishes taxicab stands, the traffic engineer shall paint the curb surface within said taxicab stands white and shall mark said white surfaces “taxicab stand” in red lettering.

(b) When markings are in place, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, other than a taxicab or automobile for hire, in such taxicab stand. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-86).

10.05.750 Funeral zone.

No operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park said vehicle for any period of time longer than is necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers and not to exceed three minutes at any place between the limit markers or signs placed within the projected real property boundaries of any undertaking establishment, private residence, or any public or private place at any time during or within forty (40) minutes prior to the beginning of any funeral or funeral service, unless the operator of said vehicle is directed by or has received permission from the Director or other person in charge of such funeral or funeral service, to park such vehicle in such place; provided, that such Director or person in charge shall have placed and maintained, prior to and during the time limit herein specified, at least two portable signs, approved by the traffic engineer, one at each extremity of such place, and with the distance between signs not to exceed fifty (50) feet, upon the sidewalk and pavement area and within two feet of the curb. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-87).

10.05.760 Advertising vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to maintain, use, operate, connect or suffer or permit to be maintained, used, operated or connected any loud speaker or sound amplifier in such manner as to cause any sound to be projected from any vehicle, for advertising or commercial purposes in the City without first obtaining a permit from the Council as prescribed in SCCC 9.05.060. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-88).

10.05.770 Truck routes.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee designates any street, or portion thereof, as a street the use of which is permitted by any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons, the traffic engineer is authorized to designate such street or streets by traffic signs as “truck routes” for the movement of vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight limit of three tons. Normally, truck routes will be established on streets which, in the opinion of the traffic engineer, are structurally capable of conveying the vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight limit of three tons.

(b) When any such truck route or routes are established and designated by appropriate signs, the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of three tons shall drive on such route or routes and none other, except that nothing in this section shall prohibit the operator of any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight of three tons coming from a “truck route” having ingress or egress by direct route to and from restricted streets when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on such restricted streets or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted streets for which a building permit has previously been obtained therefor.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to:

(1) School buses;

(2) Passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission; or

(3) Any vehicle owned by a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-89).

10.05.780 Commercial vehicles prohibited on certain streets.

(a) Whenever the City Manager or designee designates any street, or portion thereof, as a street on which the operation of commercial vehicles shall be prohibited, the traffic engineer shall place proper signs on such streets to give notice thereof.

(b) When signs are in place, no person shall operate a commercial vehicle contrary to the directions of such signs.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the Public Utilities Commission. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1895 § 1, 4-10-12. Formerly § 17-90).

10.05.790 Railway gates.

No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-91).

10.05.800 Trains not to block crossings.

No person shall cause or permit any railway train or railway cars or similar vehicles on rails to stop or stand or to be operated in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for the purposes of travel, for a period of time longer than five minutes, except this provision shall not apply to railway trains, cars or similar vehicles on rails while blocking or obstructing a crossing because of an accident which requires the operator of the train, car or similar vehicle on rails to stop at or near the scene of the accident nor to the operation of “through” freight trains to the extent that they are excepted under the provisions of SCCC 12.05.050. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-92).

10.05.810 Changes in prima facie speed limits.

It is hereby determined upon the basis of engineering and traffic surveys that the speed permitted by State law is either less or greater than is reasonable and safe upon the following streets, or portions thereof, and it is hereby declared that the prima facie speed limit shall be as hereinafter set forth on the following streets, or portions thereof, when signs are erected giving notice thereof. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-93).

10.05.820 Twenty-five (25) miles per hour – Streets.

The declared prima facie speed limit is twenty-five (25) miles per hour on all of the streets in the City, except on those streets where different prima facie limits are otherwise established herein. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1144 §§ 1, 2, 8-16-66; Ord. 1190 § 1, 7-2-68. Formerly § 17-93.1).

10.05.830 Thirty (30) miles per hour – Streets.

The declared prima facie speed limit is thirty (30) miles per hour on the following streets, or portions thereof:

(a) Benton Street from San Tomas Expressway to Lawrence Expressway.

(b) Homestead Road from Los Olivos Drive to Woodhams Road.

(c) Repealed by Ord. 1202 § 3, 1-21-69.

(d) Pomeroy Avenue from Calabazas Boulevard to Homestead Road.

(e) Repealed by Ord. 1202 § 3, 1-21-69.

(f) Mission College Boulevard from the Sunnyvale city limits to Great America Parkway.

(g) Monroe Street, from Scott Boulevard to El Camino Real.

(h) Park Avenue, entire length.

(i) Lafayette Street between Poplar Street and Reed Street.

(j) Monroe Street from Newhall Street to Bellomy Street.

(k) Repealed by Ord. 1659 § 2, 7-5-94.

(l) The Alameda from El Camino Real to Market Street.

(m) Winchester Boulevard from Bellomy Street to Homestead Road.

(n) Cabrillo Avenue from Los Padres Boulevard to Bowers Avenue.

(o) Saratoga Avenue from Scott Boulevard to Bellomy Street. (Ord. 1123; Ord. 1128; Ord. 1144 § 3, 8-16-66; Ord. 1161 § 1, 5-16-67; Ord. 1181 § 1, 1-9-68; Ord. 1190 § 1, 7-2-68; Ord. 1202 § 3, 1-21-69; Ord. 1329 § 1, 1-20-76; Ord. 1432 § 1, 10-20-81; Ord. 1453 §1, 8-10-82; Ord. 1510 § 1, 10-23-84; Ord. 1575 § 1, 9-15-87; Ord. 1599 § 1, 5-2-89; Ord. 1631 § 1, 1-2-92; Ord. 1659 § 2, 7-5-94; Ord. 1696 § 1, 1-7-97. Formerly § 17-93.1.1).

10.05.840 Thirty-five (35) miles per hour – Streets.

The declared prima facie speed limit is thirty-five (35) miles per hour on the following streets, or portions thereof:

(a) Bowers Avenue from El Camino Real to Central Expressway.

(b) De La Cruz Boulevard overpass and overpass system including ramps and approaches, from Lafayette Street to Coleman Avenue, and between Trimble Road and Montague Expressway.

(c) Kiely Boulevard, from El Camino Real to Stevens Creek Boulevard.

(d) Lafayette Street from Central Expressway to Reed Street.

(e) Martin Avenue, entire length.

(f) Newhall Street from Saratoga Avenue to North Winchester Boulevard.

(g) North Winchester Boulevard, entire length.

(h) Pruneridge Avenue, entire length.

(i) Repealed by Ord. 1696 § 2, 1-7-97.

(j) Scott Boulevard from Martin Avenue to Saratoga Avenue.

(k) Stevens Creek Boulevard from the east city limits to Saratoga Avenue.

(l) Repealed by Ord. 1329 § 3, 1-20-76.

(m) Duane Avenue, entire length.

(n) Laurelwood Road between San Tomas Expressway and Lafayette Street.

(o) Repealed by Ord. 1565 § 3, 4-28-87.

(p) Walsh Avenue between Lafayette Street and Bowers Avenue.

(q) Lakeside Drive, entire length.

(r) Northwestern Parkway, entire length.

(s) Repealed by Ord. 1536 § 1, 12-23-85.

(t) Washington Street between the city limits and Lafayette Street.

(u) Yerba Buena Way, entire length.

(v) Lick Mill Boulevard, entire length.

(w) Old Mt. View-Alviso Road, entire length.

(x) Saratoga Avenue from Scott Boulevard to Stevens Creek Boulevard.

(y) Agnew Road from Lafayette Street to Montague Expressway.

(z) Hope Drive from Lafayette Street to Lick Mill Boulevard. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1123; Ord. 1144 § 1, 8-16-66; Ord. 1161 §§ 3, 4, 5-16-67; Ord. 1181 § 2, 1-9-68; Ord. 1190 § 1, 7-2-68; Ord. 1202 § 1, 1-21-69; Ord. 1245 § 1, 8-31-71; Ord. 1260 § 2, 6-6-72; Ord. 1329 §§ 2, 3, 1-20-76; Ord. 1389 § 1, 10-16-79; Ord. 1468 § 1, 3-29-83; Ord. 1483 § 1, 10-11-83; Ord. 1495 § 1, 4-24-84; Ord. 1536 § 1, 12-23-85; Ord. 1565 §§ 1, 2, 4-28-87; Ord. 1643 § 1, 8-25-92; Ord. 1659 § 1, 7-5-94; Ord. 1676 § 1, 9-12-95; Ord. 1690 § 1, 7-9-96; Ord. 1696 § 2, 1-7-97; Ord. 1747 § 1, 2-15-00; Ord. 1796 § 1, 9-21-04. Formerly § 17-93.2).

10.05.850 Forty (40) miles per hour – Streets.

The declared prima facie speed limit is forty (40) miles per hour in the following streets or portions thereof:

(a) Coleman Avenue from De La Cruz Boulevard to the east city limits.

(b) Great America Parkway, entire length.

(c) De La Cruz Boulevard from Central Expressway to Coleman Avenue.

(d) Homestead Road from Woodhams Road to Lawrence Expressway.

(e) Repealed by Ord. 1202 § 3, 1-21-69.

(f) Kifer Road between the Sunnyvale city limits and Bowers Avenue.

(g) Lafayette Street from north city limits to Central Expressway.

(h) Repealed by Ord. 1202 § 3, 1-21-69.

(i) Repealed by Ord. 1690 § 2, 7-9-96.

(j) Scott Boulevard from Martin Avenue to the west city limits.

(k) Stevens Creek Boulevard from Saratoga Avenue to the west city limits.

(l) Mission College Boulevard, from Great America Parkway to Montague Expressway.

(m) Tasman Drive, entire length.

(n) Repealed by Ord. 1676 § 2, 9-12-95.

(o) Bowers Avenue from State Route 101 to Central Expressway. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1123; Ord. 1144 § 1, 8-16-66; Ord. 1161 § 5, 5-16-67; Ord. 1181 § 4, 1-9-68; Ord. 1190 § 1, 7-2-68; Ord. 1202 § 3, 1-21-69; Ord. 1245 § 2, 8-31-71; Ord. 1260 § 3, 6-6-72; Ord. 1329 § 4, 1-20-76; Ord. 1514 § 1, 11-29-84; Ord. 1565 § 3, 4-28-87; Ord. 1676 § 2, 9-12-95; Ord. 1690 § 2, 7-6-96. Formerly § 17-93.3).

10.05.860 Forty-five (45) miles per hour – Streets.

The declared prima facie speed limit is forty-five (45) miles per hour on the following streets or portions thereof:

(a) Repealed by Ord. 1260 § 4, 6-6-72.

(b) San Tomas Expressway, entire length.

(c) Montague Expressway, entire length. (Ord. 1062; Ord. 1074; Ord. 1181 § 3, 1-9-68; Ord. 1190 § 1, 7-2-86; Ord. 1202 § 2, 1-21-69; Ord. 1260 § 4, 6-6-72; Ord. 1329 § 5, 1-20-76. Formerly § 17-93.4).

10.05.870 Fifty (50) miles per hour – Streets.

The declared prima facie speed limit is fifty (50) miles per hour on the following streets or portions thereof:

(a) Central Expressway, entire length.

(b) Repealed by Ord. 1260 § 4, 6-6-72.

(c) Lawrence Expressway, entire length. (Ord. 1074; Ord. 1144 § 4, 8-16-66; Ord. 1190 § 1, 7-2-68; Ord. 1260 § 4, 6-6-72. Formerly § 17-93.5).

10.05.880 Regulation of speed by traffic signals.

The traffic engineer is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner and speed slightly at variance from speed otherwise applicable within the district or at intersections. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-94).

10.05.890 Use of coasters, skateboards, scooters, roller skates and similar devices restricted.

It shall be unlawful for any person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, skateboard, scooter, toy vehicle or similar device to go upon any roadway or upon the sidewalk in a zoning district zoned for business. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-95).

10.05.900 Shrubbery obstructing visibility of intersections.

Whenever the traffic engineer finds that any hedge, shrubbery or tree growing in a street right-of-way obstructs the view of any intersection or any traffic upon these streets approaching such intersection, he shall cause the hedge, shrubbery or tree to be immediately removed or reduced in height. (Ord. 1062. Formerly § 17-96).

10.05.910 Enforcement generally – Penalties for parking violations set by resolution.

(a) Pursuant to SCCC 1.05.070, the City, in its prosecutorial discretion, may enforce violation(s) of the provisions of this chapter as a criminal, civil, and/or administrative action.

(b) Although the penalty section, SCCC 1.05.070, is generally incorporated under this chapter, the bail schedule or penalties for violation of parking related provisions of this chapter shall be established from time to time by resolution of the City Council. The currently effective resolution shall be maintained and made available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk. (Ord. 1574 § 2, 7-28-87. Formerly § 17-96.1).

Cross reference – Vehicle parking, stopping or standing violation appeal procedure, SCCC 10.25.010 et seq.

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