Chapter 56.32


56.32.010    Establishing limited time parking zones.

56.32.020    Parking regulation zone designations, rates and specifications.

56.32.030    Time of operation.

56.32.040    Operational procedure to be followed.

56.32.041    Unlawful to park after regulated time has expired.

56.32.042    Unlawful to extend time beyond limit.

56.32.043    Reserved.

56.32.044    Reserved.

56.32.045    Reserved.

56.32.050    Rule of evidence.

56.32.052    Application of other chapters.

56.32.060    Reserved.

56.32.062    Citation for illegal parking.

56.32.070    Use of fees.

56.32.010 Establishing limited time parking zones.

The City Council may by resolution designate certain streets, or portions thereof, and public parking lots, as regulated parking zones. The provisions of this chapter shall govern parking in such parking spaces. The maximum time for parking in any such space shall be that prescribed by the zone designation.

The City may install, or cause to be installed, parking meters, pay-by-space machines and pay-and-display machines in all parking meter zones established by this code or hereafter created by the City Council in such numbers and in such places as, in the City’s judgment, may be necessary for the regulation, control and inspection of the parking of vehicles therein. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.020 Parking regulation zone designations, rates and specifications.

A. The resolution establishing regulated parking zones shall specify whether it shall be an eight-hour, four-hour, two-hour, or 30-minute zone. The rates for said zones shall be set forth in an adopted fee schedule, which may be amended from time to time, and as needed, by resolution of the City Council.

B. Any pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine shall conspicuously display the applicable parking rates and instructions on use of the machine.

C. Each pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine shall, upon the deposit of the appropriate United States coins, currency, or prepaid parking card with respect to a parking meter space controlled thereby, dispense a receipt showing the amount of time purchased and when the lawful parking period will expire for that space. Upon expiration of the lawful parking period, the right of a vehicle to occupy the space shall cease. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020; Ord. 2049 § 4, 2015; Ord. 1669; Ord. 1664)

56.32.030 Time of operation.

The provisions of this code relating to the operation of parking meters and pay stations and the maximum time parking is allowed in regulated parking zones shall be in effect between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day except Sundays and holidays unless the resolution designating a zone location specifies different hours or days. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.040 Operational procedure to be followed.

Immediately after occupancy of a parking meter space, the operator of a vehicle shall deposit the appropriate United States coins, currency, prepaid parking/credit/debit card, or electronic payment method in said parking meter and if necessary, push any buttons, turn a crank, knob, or handle in accordance with the instructions posted on the face or display of the parking meter. Failure to pay shall constitute a violation of this title. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.041 Unlawful to park after regulated time has expired.

A. When signs or curb markings are in place giving notice of the restricted time regulation, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park such vehicle contrary to the regulation. No operator of any vehicle shall permit said vehicle to remain parked in any regulated parking space longer than the time permitted. The operator of a vehicle must move the vehicle more than one-sixteenth of a mile once the time has expired and, if applicable, pay any new parking fee.

B. A vehicle in violation of this regulation may be removed and impounded at the owner’s expense.

C. Exception(s). The provisions of this section shall not apply to holders of special license plates issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; Legion of Valor recipients; former prisoners of war; Purple Heart recipients; and Pearl Harbor survivors under Vehicle Code Sections 5101.3 to 5101.6 and 5101.8 or other similar California statutory authority. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020; Ord. 1976 § 2, 2006)

56.32.042 Unlawful to extend time beyond limit.

No person shall follow the operational procedure or any part of the operational procedure for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond the legal parking time which has been established for the parking space adjacent to which said parking meter is placed. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.043 Reserved.

(Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.044 Reserved.

(Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.045 Reserved.

(Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020; Ord. 1548; Ord. 1450)

56.32.050 Rule of evidence.

The parking or standing of any vehicle in a designated parking zone beyond the allotted time, at which space displays the sign or signal indicating maximum time that parking is allowed, shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the vehicle has been parked or allowed to stand in such space for a period longer than permitted by this code. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.052 Application of other chapters.

No section of this chapter shall be construed as permitting any parking in violation of any other provision of this code. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.060 Reserved.

(Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)

56.32.062 Citation for illegal parking.

A. The City will use automated license plate recognition (ALPR) for parking management and enforcement purposes. Vehicle-mounted ALPR technology shall be used to automate the processing of vehicle license plate information by transforming images into alphanumeric characters with optical character recognition (OCR) software and storing those images, plate information and related metadata, including time and geolocation information and “virtual chalking” which automates the time stamping of vehicles in time-limited, regulated parking spaces and zones.

B. It is the duty of each police officer, parking meter officer or public services officer assigned to parking enforcement by the Director of Police Services to record the number of any regulated parking space at which any vehicle is overparked, as provided for in this chapter, take the State vehicle license of such vehicle, the time, date, image and geolocation coordinates of the overparked vehicle and issue a citation for illegal parking in the same form and subject to the same procedure provided for by the laws of the State of California applicable to traffic violations within this City; except when the vehicle is an official City vehicle parked while the operator is performing official duties in the vicinity. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020; Ord. 1651)

56.32.070 Use of fees.

The money required to be deposited as part of parking regulations as provided herein is hereby levied and assessed as a fee to provide for the proper regulation, control and inspection of traffic upon the public streets and in public parking lots, and the cost of supervising, regulating and inspecting the parking of vehicles in the regulated parking zones created hereby, and to cover the cost of the purchase, supervision, protection, inspection, installation, operation, maintenance, control, and use of the parking enforcement equipment, including LPR and any pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines and associated facilities installed therein, and the fund created thereby shall be devoted exclusively to those purposes. (Ord. 2020-08 § 4 (Exh. B), 2020)