Chapter 10.15


10.15.010    Purpose.

10.15.020    Prohibited stopping or parking.

10.15.030    Parking not to obstruct traffic.

10.15.040    Standing or parking on one-way roadway.

10.15.050    All-night parking prohibited.

10.15.060    Parking on grades.

10.15.070    Unlawful parking – Peddlers, vendors.

10.15.080    Temporary parking restrictions.

10.15.090    Parking within space markings.

10.15.100    Designated loading zones.

10.15.110    Stopping in alley.

10.15.120    Parking for the physically disabled.

10.15.130    Trailer and commercial vehicle parking.

10.15.140    Penalties.

10.15.010 Purpose.

A. The city council of the city of Calimesa finds that state government has shifted responsibility for parking citations and the establishment of an administrative adjudication process to local government.

B. In order to provide satisfactory levels of public safety to the citizens of the city of Calimesa, the city council declares it will implement a city parking administration adjudication program.

C. The public works director is authorized by this chapter by the city council to place and maintain appropriate signs or markings indicating the time and place during which the provisions of this chapter are applicable.

D. All California Vehicle Codes shall be applicable and adhered to in the administration of parking violations. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.01.]

10.15.020 Prohibited stopping or parking.

No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except when necessary, to avoid conflict with other traffic; or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in any of the following places:

A. In any area established by ordinance of the city council as a “No Parking” area when such place is indicated by appropriate signs or markings except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop.

B. 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 or 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 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 24 hours prior to the effective time of such no parking.

C. At any place within 20 feet of a marked crosswalk when such place is indicated by appropriate signs or markings except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop.

D. Within 20 feet of the approach to any traffic control signal, stop or yield sign or flashing beacon when such distance is indicated by appropriate signs or markings, except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.02.]

10.15.030 Parking not to obstruct traffic.

A. No person shall park any vehicle in such a position as to obstruct the normal movement of traffic or leave standing a vehicle which is six feet or more in height, including any load thereon, within 100 feet of any intersection.

B. Nor shall any person park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of washing, polishing, maintaining, dismantling, or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.03.]

10.15.040 Standing or parking on one-way roadway.

In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted on 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 erected to permit such standing or parking. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.04.]

10.15.050 All-night parking prohibited.

No person shall park a vehicle on certain streets or highways, or portions thereof, designated by resolution of the city council for a period of time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.05.]

10.15.060 Parking on grades.

No person driving, or in control of, or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand on any highway unattended when upon any grade exceeding three percent within any business or residential district without blocking the wheels of the vehicle by turning them against the curb or by other means. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.06.]

10.15.070 Unlawful parking – Peddlers, vendors.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person shall stand or park any vehicle, wagon or pushcart from which goods, wares, or merchandise of food are sold, displayed, solicited, offered for sale, bartered or exchanged, or any lunch wagon or catering cart or vehicle, on any portion of any street within this city, except that such vehicle, wagon, or pushcart may stand or park only at the request of a bona fide purchaser for a period of time not to exceed 10 minutes at any one place. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons delivering such articles upon order of or by agreement with a customer from a store or other fixed place of business or distribution.

B. No person shall park or stand on any street any lunch wagon, eating cart or vehicle, or pushcart from which articles of goods are sold or offered for sale without first obtaining a written permit from the city manager or his designated agent which shall designate the specific locations at which such carts shall stand.

C. No person shall park or stand any vehicle used or intended to be used in the transportation of property for hire on any street while awaiting patronage for such vehicles. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.07.]

10.15.080 Temporary parking restrictions.

Whenever it is determined that traffic congestion is likely to result from public or private events or emergencies, temporary signs may be placed indicating that the operation, parking, or standing of vehicles is prohibited on such streets and alleys. Signs shall remain in place only during the event or emergency and the public works director shall have them removed thereafter. When any activity within or adjacent to the public street right-of-way is likely to create traffic congestion, a temporary sign shall be posted indicating the date and time that the stopping or parking of vehicles will be prohibited. Such signs shall be in place 24 hours in advance of when the prohibition will become effective. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.08.]

10.15.090 Parking within space markings.

Public on-street parking and public off-street parking lots may be marked with white lines designating parking spaces within which vehicles are required to park. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.09.]

10.15.100 Designated loading zones.

A. The public works director may determine the location of loading zones and passenger loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs or markings indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this chapter are applicable.

B. Yellow curb paint indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight.

C. White curb paint indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.10.]

10.15.110 Stopping in alley.

No person shall stop or park a vehicle for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or freight in any alley and in no event so as to obstruct the passage of other vehicles in the alley. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.11.]

10.15.120 Parking for the physically disabled.

A. The public works director shall designate parking spaces for the purpose of providing on-street parking and parking stalls or spaces in publicly owned, leased, or controlled off-street parking facilities for the exclusive use of the physically disabled. The city hereby declares that there may be privately owned and operated parking facilities which may reserve parking stalls for the exclusive use of the physically disabled.

B. Each parking space and stall designated for the exclusive use of the physically disabled shall be marked for identification as specified in the Vehicle Code. Signs as specified in the Vehicle Code shall be posted in all off-street parking facilities. The public works director may place additional markings or signs as permitted by the Vehicle Code to improve identification.

C. Unauthorized vehicles not displaying distinguishing placards or license plates issued for physically disabled persons will be issued a citation and/or towed away as provided for in the Vehicle Codes. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.12.]

10.15.130 Trailer and commercial vehicle parking.

No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any trailer or semi-trailer shall park such trailer or semi-trailer upon any street, alley, public way or public place, unless such trailer or semi-trailer, at all such times it is so parked, is attached to a motor vehicle capable of providing the power for moving the trailer or semi-trailer upon the highway, street, alley, public way or public place, unless specifically authorized by the city manager. This section shall not prohibit the parking of a trailer or semi-trailer in the process of being loaded or unloaded, nor of a trailer or semi-trailer which is disabled in such a manner and to such an extent that it requires some vehicle or facility other than its normal means of motivation to move the place; provided, however, such trailer or semi-trailer so disabled may remain so parked while unattached to the motor vehicle described in this section only for the time necessary for the vehicle or facility to be provided for its removal, and in no event longer than two hours. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.13.]

10.15.140 Penalties.

Penalties will be adopted by resolution of the city council. [Ord. 93-22 § 1; Code 1990 § 3.9.14.]