Chapter 10.36
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING Revised 6/18

Sections:

10.36.010    Applicability – Parking permits.

10.36.020    Stopping or standing in parkways.

10.36.030    Posting signs.

10.36.040    No parking areas.

10.36.045    Parking meter zone – Failure to pay rates deemed an infraction.

10.36.050    Parking restricted on Fanmar Way.

10.36.055    Parking meter zones/rates.

10.36.060    City hall parking lot use.

10.36.065    Improper use of/tampering with parking meter.

10.36.070    Storage of vehicles on streets.

10.36.090    Repairing vehicles on streets.

10.36.100    Washing or polishing vehicles.

10.36.110    Parking adjacent to schools.

10.36.120    Parking on narrow streets.

10.36.130    Parking on grades.

10.36.140    Peddler and vendor parking.

10.36.150    Emergency parking signs.

10.36.160    Disabled commercial vehicles.

10.36.170    Curb markings. Revised 6/18

10.36.180    Parking tall vehicles.

10.36.195    No parking weekends and holidays.

10.36.200    Parking restricted in Central Village Area.

10.36.210    Parallel parking on one-way streets.

10.36.220    Diagonal parking.

10.36.230    Parking space markings.

10.36.240    No stopping zones.

10.36.250    Taxicab stands.

10.36.260    Obstruction to visibility at intersections.

10.36.270    Heavy vehicles – Use of streets.

10.36.280    Heavy vehicles – Parking.

10.36.290    Parking restrictions – Authorized.

10.36.300    Auxiliary vehicle equipment.

10.36.310    Loading zones – Establishment.

10.36.360    Stopping in alleys.

10.36.370    Bus zones.

10.36.380    Restrictions on parking upon city-controlled off street parking areas.

10.36.010 Applicability – Parking permits.

A. The provisions of this chapter prohibiting the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times specified in this chapter, 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. By resolution of the city council, areas of the city may be designated wherein residents and/or merchants, validly displaying the appropriate permits, may be exempted from particular parking requirements specified in the resolution.

C. Any resolution adopted pursuant to this section may designate the following:

1. Those parts of city streets to which the particular resolution is applicable;

2. Those days of the week and times of the year to which the exemption applies (in the absence of a designation in the resolution, the exemption shall be deemed to apply to all days of the week and to the entire year);

3. Those hours of the day to which the exemption applies (in the absence of such designation, the exemption shall be deemed to be on a twenty-four-hour basis);

4. Those instances in which the exemption shall apply to some but not all of the sections listed in subsection B of this section, in which case the resolution shall designate the particular sections to which the exemption does apply;

5. The number of permits per dwelling unit and/or business;

6. The fee for permit;

7. Whether applicants must show a need for the permit;

8. Those classes (i.e., merchants or residents) which are eligible to apply for exemptions;

9. Other applicable rules or prohibitions.

D. Reserved.

E. Reserved.

F. After an area of parking exemption has been designated by resolution of the city council, parking permits shall be issued by the chief of police. Each such permit may state the license number of the motor vehicle for which it is issued. No more than one parking permit shall be issued to each motor vehicle for which application is made. The chief of police is authorized to issue such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this section, governing the manner of application and qualification for parking permits.

G. Reserved.

H. Reserved.

I. Reserved.

J. Each parking permit shall be valid for the calendar year for which it is issued. Advance applications may be submitted during such periods of time as the chief of police designates. Permits may be obtained and renewed upon application in the manner required by the chief of police. Each application or reapplication for a parking permit shall contain information sufficient to identify the applicant, his or her residential or business address within the applicable parking permit area, the license number of the motor vehicle for which application is made, and such other information as may be deemed relevant by the chief of police in accordance with this section.

K. Upon the adoption of a resolution designating an area of preference, the superintendent of streets shall cause appropriate signs to be erected in the area.

L. Permits shall be displayed in a manner such that they can clearly be seen through the front window of the automobile, or in such other manner as may be designated by the chief of police.

M. The fee for a parking permit shall be two dollars per year for each permit, or such amount as may hereafter be designated by resolution of the city council. Said fee must be paid on or before a parking permit is issued to an applicant.

N. The following shall constitute infraction violations:

1. Providing false information when applying for the permit;

2. Use of a permit by a person who has moved his or her primary place of residence or the location of his or her business for which the license was issued from the area designated for the permit;

3. When any person in charge of a permit issued pursuant to subsection F allows the use of that permit by someone not of the allowable class, then both the user and the person in charge of the permit shall be guilty of an infraction.

O. Permits issued pursuant to this section or any applicable enabling resolution, may be revoked by the chief of police and removed from any vehicle whenever he or she determines that:

1. The permittee is no longer eligible;

2. The permit has been utilized contrary to the restrictions set forth in this section or any enabling resolution, in which case the revocation shall last one year.

Unless it is impractical to do so, the chief of police shall provide a permitholder with an opportunity to explain or rebut before revoking a permit.

P. As a precondition to the issuance of any permit, the chief may require the permittee to sign a statement to the effect that the permittee understands the conditions of the permit and will abide by them. (Ord. 705 §§ 1 – 3, 1991; Ord. 614 § 2, 1986; Ord. 588 § 1, 19.85; Ord. 567 § 2, 1984; Ord. 474, 1980; Ord. 431, 1978; Ord. 204 § 9, 1963)

10.36.020 Stopping or standing in parkways.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within any parkway. (Ord. 204 § 9.1, 1963)

10.36.030 Posting signs.

A. The superintendent of streets is authorized to maintain, by appropriate signs or by paint upon the curb surface, all no stopping zones, no parking areas, and restricted parking areas, as defined and described in this chapter.

B. When said curb markings or signs are in place, no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park such vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking or sign in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 204 § 9.2, 1963)

10.36.040 No parking areas.

No operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, park or leave standing such 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, streets or thoroughfare terminating at such street, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface.

C. In any area where the superintendent of streets determines that the parking or stopping of a vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property, which such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

D. In any area established by resolution of the council as a no-parking area, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface;

E. 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;

F. In any area where the parking or stopping of any vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property;

G. On any street or highway where the use of such street or highway or a portion thereof is necessary for the cleaning, repair of 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 where the use of the street or highway or any portion thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment vehicles 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 hours prior to the effective time of such no parking;

H. At any place within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection in the central traffic district or in any business district when such place is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop;

I. Within twenty feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop sign, or official electric flashing device. (Ord. 204 § 9.3, 1963)

10.36.045 Parking meter zone – Failure to pay rates deemed an infraction.

Parking within any parking meter zone without paying the required rates shall be an infraction. (Ord. 837 § 2, 2002)

10.36.050 Parking restricted on Fanmar Way.

A. Parking on the northwest side of Fanmar Way between Terrace Way and Capitola Avenue is prohibited.

B. Violation of this section shall constitute an infraction and the violator shall be subject to the penalties set forth in California Vehicle Code Section 42001.

C. Any vehicle parked in violation of this section is subject, in accordance with California Vehicle Code Section 22652, to immediate removal at any time. (Ord. 385 §§ l, 2, 3, 1975)

10.36.055 Parking meter zones/rates.

A. The following parking meter zones are hereby established in the city of Capitola:

1. Parking Meter Zone A(1). The area labeled as zone A(1) on the map attached hereto as Exhibit “A” found on file in the office of the city clerk, shall constitute parking meter zone A(1). The city public works director, acting in the director’s capacity as superintendent of streets, is hereby authorized to install parking meters in all public parking spaces located in zone A(1) and to place appropriate signage in zone A(1) relative to said metered parking. Parking meters will operate in zone A(1) each day of the week from the hours of eight a.m. to eight p.m. The city council, by resolution or minute order, may designate days when said parking meters will not operate.

Parking meter zone A(1) includes parking spaces along both sides of the following streets located in and surrounding the Capitola Village:

a. Capitola Avenue from Monterey Avenue to Beulah Drive;

b. Monterey Avenue from Esplanade to the Union Pacific Railway;

c. Esplanade along its entire length from Stockton Avenue to Monterey Avenue;

d. San Jose Avenue from Capitola Avenue to Esplanade;

e. Stockton Avenue from Capitola Avenue to Cliff Drive; and

f. Wharf Road from Stockton Avenue to the Capitola Municipal Wharf.

2. Parking Meter Zone A(2). The area labeled as zone A(2) on the map attached hereto as Exhibit “A” found on file in the office of the city clerk, shall constitute parking meter zone A(2). The city public works director, acting in the director’s capacity as superintendent of streets, is hereby authorized to install parking meters in all public parking spaces located in zone A(2) and to place appropriate signage in zone A(2) relative to said metered parking. Parking meters will operate in zone A(2) each day of the week from the hours of eight a.m. to eight p.m. The city council, by resolution or minute order, may designate days when said parking meters will not operate.

Parking meter zone A(2) includes parking spaces along both sides of the following street: Cliff Drive from Stockton Avenue to the city limits.

3. Parking Meter Zone B. The city-owned parking lots adjacent to, and directly to the north and east of Capitola city hall, APN 35-141-33 located at 426 Capitola Avenue, as depicted on the map attached hereto as Exhibit “B” found on file in the office of the city clerk, shall constitute parking meter zone B. The city public works director, acting in the director’s capacity as superintendent of streets, is hereby authorized to install parking meters in all public parking spaces located in zone B and to place appropriate signage in zone B relative to said metered parking. Parking meters will operate in zone B each day of the week from the hours of eight a.m. to eight p.m. The city council, by resolution or minute order, may designate days when said parking meters will not operate.

B. The following parking meter rates are hereby established in the city of Capitola:

Zone A(1) (Village Area)

$1.50 per hour

Zone A(2) (Cliff Drive Area)

$1.00 per hour

Zone B (Pacific Cove Parking Lot)

$0.50 per hour

(Ord. 992 § 1, 2014; Ord. 936 § 1, 2009; Ord. 837 § 3, 2002)

10.36.060 City hall parking lot use.

A. “City hall parking lot,” as used in this section, means those paved and lined parking spaces which are contained in the area adjacent to the city hall and located immediately adjacent to the westerly side of Capitola Avenue.

B. No change shall be made regarding the presently existing spaces reserved for handicapped parking.

C. The five parking spaces which are on the north side of the city hall parking lot that are nearest to the police station shall be limited to the parking of police vehicles only. No person may, at any time, park any vehicles (except police vehicles of public agencies) within such spaces. The superintendent of streets shall paint the curbs of those spaces red and shall provide appropriate signing for the spaces.

D. City hall parking lot spaces not otherwise regulated by this section shall be open to the parking of the general public, except that between the hours of eight a.m. and five p.m. no vehicle may be parked for longer than one hour.

E. The chief of police is authorized to create and issue a parking sticker or other appropriate marker which will exempt any bona fide user of that sticker or marker from the prohibitions of subsection D of this section. The chief is authorized to issue a sticker or appropriate marker to persons falling within the following classes:

1. Employees of the city;

2. Elected officials of the city;

3. Appointed officials of the city;

4. Those persons, including, but, not limited to, officials from other governmental entities who have frequently recurring business or contracts with the city staff, or who have been invited or requested by city officials or employees to make a lengthy visit to the city hall premises.

F. Fire department vehicles, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles of public agencies shall be exempted from the prohibitions of this section.

G. Violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute an infraction.

H. Spaces adjoining the southern and eastern sides of the city hall parking lot, shall, from eight a.m. to five p.m. Monday through Friday (holidays excepted), be utilized only by the holders of the permits described in subsection (E) of this section. (Ord. 614 § 4, 1986; Ord. 450, 1979)

10.36.065 Improper use of/tampering with parking meter.

No person shall knowingly 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. (Ord. 917 § 1, 2007)

10.36.070 Storage of vehicles on streets.

A. 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 hours.

B. No person or business which as part of its business operation maintains and operates a fleet of vehicles comprised of three or more vehicles shall use city streets or alleys, in lieu of private property, to store or park those vehicles when not in use by the business. Pursuant to this subsection, a vehicle shall not be considered to be in use by the business during those hours of the day when the business is not open to the public, including those hours when the business may only be contacted by a voice mail telephone answering system, a telephone answering service, email or facsimile. Pursuant to this subsection a vehicle shall not be considered in use by the business after ten p.m. This subsection shall not prohibit a person from parking a single business-owned vehicle on a city street or alley within one block of his or her residence when that person is an employee of the business and the business requires that person to drive a business-owned vehicle to and from that person’s place of employment.

C. Any vehicles parked or stored in violation of this section may be removed by the police department to the extent authorized by Vehicle Code Section 22651 provided the procedures set forth in Vehicle Code Section 22850 are followed. (Ord. 931 § 1, 2008; Ord. 841 § 1, 2002; Ord. 663, 1988; Ord. 204 § 9.4, 1963)

10.36.090 Repairing vehicles on streets.

No person shall construct or cause to be constructed, repair or cause to be repaired, 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. 204 § 9.6, 1963)

10.36.100 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. 204 § 9.7, 1963)

10.36.110 Parking adjacent to schools.

A. The superintendent of streets is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon the side of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his or her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.

B. When official signs are erected prohibiting parking upon that side of a street adjacent to any school property, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place. (Ord. 204 § 9.8, 1963)

10.36.120 Parking on narrow streets.

A. The superintendent of streets is authorized to place signs or markings indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty feet.

B. When official signs or markings prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized in this section, no person shall park a vehicle upon any street in violation of any such sign or marking. (Ord. 204 § 9.9, 1963)

10.36.130 Parking on grades.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle unattended on a highway when upon any grade exceeding three percent within any business or residence district without blocking the wheels of said vehicle by turning them against the curb or by other means. (Ord. 204 § 9.10, 1963)

10.36.140 Peddler and vendor parking.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall stand or park any vehicle, wagon or pushcart from which goods, wares, merchandise, fruits, vegetables, or foodstuffs are sold, displayed, solicited or offered for sale or bartered or exchanged, or any lunch wagon or eating car or vehicle, on any portions of any street within this city except that such vehicles, wagons, or pushcarts may stand or park only at the request of a bona fide purchaser for a period of time not to exceed ten 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 vehicles, or pushcart from which tamales, peanuts, popcorn, candy or other articles of food are sold or offered for sale without first obtaining a written permit to do so from the superintendent of streets which shall designate the specific location in which such cart shall stand.

C. No person shall park or stand any vehicle or wagon used or intended to be used in the transportation of property for hire on any street while awaiting patronage for such vehicle or wagon without first obtaining a written permit to do so from the superintendent of streets which shall designate the specific location where such vehicle may stand.

D. Whenever any permit is granted under the provisions of this section and a particular location to park or stand is specified therein, no person shall park or stand any vehicle, wagon, or pushcart on any location other than as designated in such permit.

E. In the event that the holder of any such permit is convicted in any court of competent jurisdiction for violating any of the provisions of this section, such permit shall be forthwith revoked by the superintendent of streets upon the filing of the record of such conviction with such officer and no permit shall thereafter be issued to such person until six months have elapsed from the date of such revocation. (Ord. 204 § 9.11, 1963)

10.36.150 Emergency parking signs.

A. Whenever the superintendent of streets determines that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings, or functions or for other reasons, the superintendent of streets shall have the 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 the superintendent of streets 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 superintendent of streets 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. 204 § 9.12, 1963)

10.36.160 Disabled commercial vehicles.

Every motor truck having an unladen weight of four thousand pounds or more, and every truck tractor irrespective of weight when operated upon any street or highway during darkness shall be equipped with and carry at least two flares or two red lanterns or two warning lights or reflectors, which reflectors shall be of a type approved by the Department of California Highway Patrol. When any vehicle above-mentioned or any trailer or semi-trailer is disabled upon streets or highways outside of any business or residence district within this city and upon which street or highway there is insufficient street lighting to reveal a vehicle at a distance of two hundred feet during darkness, a warning signal of the character indicated above shall be immediately placed at a distance of approximately one hundred feet in advance of, and one hundred feet to the rear of, such disabled vehicle by the driver thereof. The continuous flashing of at least four approved class A-Type I turn signal lamps, at least two toward the front and at least two toward the rear of the vehicle, shall be considered to meet the requirements of this section until the devices mentioned above can be placed in the required locations. The warning signals mentioned in this section shall be displayed continuously during the darkness while such vehicle remains disabled upon such street or highway. (Ord. 204 § 9.13, 1963)

10.36.170 Curb markings. Revised 6/18

The city council may designate areas, indicated by painted, colored curbs, where vehicle stopping, standing, or parking is regulated. The colors that may be used, and what these colors indicate, are as follows:

A. “Red” means no stopping, standing, or parking, at any time, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended, except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signposted as a bus loading zone.

B. “Yellow” means:

1. From eight a.m. to one p.m., or during such hours as determined by the superintendent of streets, all days of the week including holidays, no stopping, standing or parking at any time, except that commercial vehicles loading or unloading freight, or passenger vehicles loading or unloading passengers, may park therein for twenty minutes, or for a period not to exceed the time necessary for the loading or unloading, whichever is less.

2. Between hours during which loading and unloading restrictions are not applicable, parking meter and/or posted time restrictions shall apply.

C. “White” means, during all hours of the day, stopping only for loading or unloading of passengers or depositing mail for the minimal time necessary to accomplish the loading or unloading of passengers, or deposit of mail. No vehicle may be left unattended while in a white zone for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers. Providing that there is appropriate signing, yellow or white zones may, by city council resolution, for specific periods of time, be replaced by other regulations such as “shuttle bus parking only”.

D. “Green” means that from eight a.m. to eight p.m. parking is limited to twenty-four minutes. (Ord. 1019 § 1, 2018; Ord. 664, 1988; Ord. 625, 1987; Ord. 614 § 3, 1986; Ord. 204 § 10, 1963)

10.36.180 Parking tall vehicles.

No operator of any vehicle, which exceeds six feet in height, including any sideboards and including any items, which are loaded or contained in the vehicle’s bed or trailer, shall park such vehicle within one hundred feet of an intersection. This section shall not apply where the vehicle and vehicle operator are on site for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares, or merchandise from or to any building or structure or where the vehicles and vehicle operator are on site 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 for which a building permit has been previously obtained. (Ord. 931 § 2, 2008)

10.36.195 No parking weekends and holidays.

The city council may, by resolution, designate areas wherein the parking of motor vehicles is prohibited on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The city council, by resolution, may specify those days which are holidays for purposes of this section. In the event that there are no such resolutions making such a designation, “holiday” for purposes of this section means those days officially designated by the state for closure of state offices, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Ord. 587, 1985; Ord. 567 § 1, 1984)

10.36.200 Parking restricted in Central Village Area.

A. Purpose. To provide for mechanical street cleaning on certain days.

B. Definition. “Vehicle” means a device by which any person or property may be propelled or drawn upon a highway, excepting a device moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

C. Regulation of Parking on Specific Streets.

1. No vehicle shall be parked on the following city streets in the Village Area between four a.m. and eight a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays on the even-numbered sides of the street, and no vehicle shall be parked on said city streets in the Village Area between four a.m. and eight a.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on the odd-numbered sides of the street:

Esplanade from Stockton Avenue to Monterey Avenue;

Capitola Avenue from trestle to Monterey Avenue;

Monterey Avenue from Cherry to Esplanade;

Stockton Avenue from bridge to Capitola Avenue;

San Jose Avenue from Esplanade to Capitola Avenue.

2. No vehicle shall be parked on San Jose Avenue between Capitola Avenue and Cherry Avenue; Stockton Avenue between, Capitola Avenue and Cherry Avenue; and California Avenue between eight a.m. and ten a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

3. No vehicle shall be parked on Cherry Avenue between eight a.m. and ten a.m. on Tuesdays.

D. Punishment of Violation. It is an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars. (Ord. 366 §§ 1 – 4, 1973; Ord. 364 §§ 1 – 4, 1973)

10.36.210 Parallel parking on one-way streets.

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

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

C. The superintendent of streets is authorized to determine when standing or parking shall be prohibited upon the left-hand side of any one-way street or when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any one-way roadway of a highway having two or more separate roadways and shall erect signs giving notice thereof.

D. The requirement of parallel parking imposed by this section shall not apply in the event any commercial vehicle is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading freight or goods, in which case such vehicle may be backed up to the curb, provided that such vehicle does not extend beyond the centerline of the street and does not block traffic thereby. (Ord. 204 § 10.4, 1963)

10.36.220 Diagonal parking.

A. On any of the streets or portions of streets established by resolution of the council as diagonal parking zones, when signs or pavement markings are in place indicating such diagonal parking, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park said 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.

B. The provisions of this section shall not apply when such vehicle is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading passengers, freight or goods, in which event the provisions applicable in Section 10.36.210 shall be complied with. (Ord. 204 § 10.5, 1963)

10.36.230 Parking space markings.

A. The superintendent of streets 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 vehicle shall be stopped, left standing or parked other than within a single space unless the size of shape of such vehicle makes compliance impossible. (Ord. 204 § 10.6, 1963)

10.36.240 No stopping zones.

A. The superintendent of streets shall designate established no stopping zones by placing and maintaining appropriate signs indicating that stopping of vehicles is prohibited and indicating the hours and day when stopping is prohibited.

B. During the hours and on the days designated on the signs, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop said vehicle on any of the streets or parts of streets established by resolution of the council as no stopping zones. (Ord. 204 § 10.7, 1963)

10.36.250 Taxicab stands.

A. The superintendent of streets shall establish taxicab stands and as the location thereof, said location is determined by resolution of the council.

B. The curb surface within each stand shall be painted white and marked “taxicab stand” in red lettering, or shall be designated by signs of a type and size approved by the superintendent of streets.

C. No operator of any vehicle, other than a taxicab or automobile for hire shall park said vehicle in such taxicab stand. (Ord. 204 § 10.8, 1963)

10.36.260 Obstruction to visibility at intersections.

Whenever the superintendent of streets finds that any hedge, shrubbery or tree growing in a parkway obstructs the view of any intersection, or any traffic upon the streets approaching such intersection, he or she shall cause the hedge, shrubbery or tree to be immediately removed or reduced in height. (Ord. 204 § 10.9, 1963)

10.36.270 Heavy vehicles – Use of streets.

A. No person shall move or operate upon any of the city streets any vehicle with a load or loads in excess of those permitted by the Vehicle Code without a written permit from the superintendent of streets.

B. The superintendent of streets may, by written permit, authorize a load or loads in excess of those allowed for the Vehicle Code, if, in his or her judgment, the streets upon which such vehicle is to be operated can safely withstand the additional weight or if the applicant will guarantee to the city that all costs of repair to the streets or to the public property of the city damaged by the movement of such load or loads will be paid in full. Such permit shall be granted upon such conditions and upon depositing such bond as the superintendent of streets in his or her discretion may require.

C. 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 track has projections or corrugations, a filler block may be placed on each section so that a flat bearing surface will be in contact with the pavement at all times. (Ord. 204 § 10.10, 1963)

10.36.280 Heavy vehicles – Parking.

Pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 22507.5, commercial vehicles having a manufacturer’s gross weight in excess of ten thousand pounds are prohibited from being parked on any street in any residential district of Capitola between the hours of two a.m. and six a.m. The owner of the vehicle, as well as the person who parked it, are guilty of an infraction when a vehicle is parked contrary to this section. This section shall not be effective with respect to any commercial vehicle making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on the restricted streets or highways 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 the restricted streets or highways for which a building permit has previously been obtained. (Ord. 670, 1988; Ord. 445, 1979; Ord. 439, 1979)

10.36.290 Parking restrictions – Authorized.

The city council may, by resolution, limit the period of time in which a vehicle may be parked within a designated area of the streets. Wherever any such resolution has been adopted, the superintendent of streets shall, by sign, or other means, clearly mark any areas so designated whether or not specifically so directed by the resolution. (Ord. 588 § 2, 1985; Ord. 397, 1976)

10.36.300 Auxiliary vehicle equipment.

A. “Auxiliary vehicle equipment,” as used in this section, means any powered machinery or equipment which is operated within or upon a motor vehicle, excluding the engine of the motor vehicle which is used for locomotion of the motor vehicle, and which includes but is not limited to refrigeration units.

B. No person may, between the hours of eight p.m. and seven a.m., on any motor vehicle parked upon any public street or upon any property owned or leased to the city operate auxiliary motor vehicle equipment which can be perceived by human hearing at a distance of more than six feet from said vehicle.

C. No person may, between the hours of eight p.m. and seven a.m., upon or within any vehicle located upon private property operate auxiliary motor vehicle equipment which can be perceived by the human hearing of a person located upon any other privately owned property.

D. Subsections B and C do not apply to any vehicle which is temporarily parked for the purpose of loading or unloading at commercial locations.

E. A violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute an infraction. (Ord. 440, 1979)

10.36.310 Loading zones – Establishment.

The superintendent of streets is authorized to mark loading zones and passenger loading zones as determined by resolution of the council as follows:

A. Loading zones shall be indicated by yellow paint upon the top on 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. 204 § 11, 1963)

10.36.360 Stopping in alleys.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or materials in any alley. (Ord. 204 § 11.5, 1963)

10.36.370 Bus zones.

The superintendent of streets is authorized to establish bus zones opposite curb space for the loading and unloading of buses or common carriers of passengers, as said location is determined by the council by resolution duly enacted. (Ord. 204 § 11.6, 1963)

10.36.380 Restrictions on parking upon city-controlled off street parking areas.

A. As used in this section, “city-controlled off street parking areas” means an area which:

1. Is owned or under the possessory control of the city of Capitola;

2. Is not a part of any street or highway; and

3. Upon which the public is allowed to park at certain times.

B. The public works director is authorized to designate times during which parking is prohibited upon particular off street parking areas in order to:

1. Ensure that parking spaces are utilized primarily by users of related public facility;

2. Facilitate sweeping or maintenance; or

3. Make the parking available for a special event.

C. The public works director shall install signs notifying the public of any such parking prohibition.

D. Parking in off street parking areas during those hours in which parking has been prohibited as above provided in this section is prohibited and shall be subject to penalties as provided in Vehicle Code Section 40203.5. (Ord. 811, 1999)