Chapter 10.48


10.48.010    Curb parking.

10.48.020    Unattended motor vehicle.

10.48.030    Angle parking signs or marking.

10.48.040    Obedience to angle parking signs or markings.

10.48.050    Park in spaces marked off.

10.48.060    Permits for loading or unloading at an angle to the curb.

10.48.010 Curb parking.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb. Where a street or roadway has been specifically designated and reserved for one-way traffic, vehicles may be parked with the left-hand wheels adjacent to and within 18 inches of the left-hand curb of the roadway unless prohibited by appropriate signs or marking. (Code 1962 § 19-100)

10.48.020 Unattended motor vehicle.

No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key, and effectively setting the brake thereon, and when standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway; provided, this section shall not prohibit delivery vehicles legally parked in a freight curb loading zone from leaving their motor vehicles running while expeditiously making their deliveries; and provided further, that this section shall not prohibit other persons leaving their vehicles running while unattended for the purpose of warming or keeping said vehicles warmed up in cold weather; and provided further, that a person, while operating or in control of a motor vehicle, may not park or willfully allow the motor vehicle to stand with its motor running if a minor child under the age of 12 years is unattended in the vehicle. (Ord. 770 § 1, 1973. Code 1962 § 19-101)

10.48.030 Angle parking signs or marking.

The traffic authority of the city shall determine upon what streets and parts of streets angle parking shall be permitted, and shall have such streets marked or signed therefor. (Code 1962 § 19-102)

10.48.040 Obedience to angle parking signs or markings.

On those streets which have been so signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings. (Code 1962 § 19-103)

10.48.050 Park in spaces marked off.

In an area where parking spaces have been marked off on the surface of the street, a driver parking a vehicle shall park it within a parking space as thus marked off, and not on or over a line delimiting a space. (Code 1962 § 19-104)

10.48.060 Permits for loading or unloading at an angle to the curb.

(a)    The traffic authority is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. The permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle, and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein. The traffic authority may revoke the permits at any time.

(b)    It is unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit. (Code 1962 § 19-105)