10.08.010    Installation authority

10.08.020    Required for enforcement purposes

10.08.030    Obedience to devices required

10.08.040    Installation

10.08.050    Lane marking

10.08.060    Distinctive roadway markings

10.08.070    Authority to remove, relocate, or discontinue devices

10.08.080    Hours of operation

10.08.090    Unauthorized curb painting prohibited


A.    The City Council shall have the power and duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained official traffic-control devices when and as required to make effective the provisions of Chapters 10.02 through 10.32. No traffic-control devices shall be installed per the ordinance codified in Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 unless authorized by resolution.

B.    Whenever the Cal. 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 the law, the Chief of Police is 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 Chief of Police may also place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained the additional traffic-control devices as he or she may deem necessary or proper to regulate traffic or to guide or warn traffic, but he or she shall make the determination only upon the basis of traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations and in accordance with the standards, limitations, and rules as may be set forth in Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 and as may be determined by ordinance or resolution of the Council.

(Ord. 451, § 4, passed -- 1974)


No provision of Cal. Vehicle Code or of Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 of this title for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate legible signs are in place giving notice of the provisions of the traffic laws.

(Ord. 451, § 4.1, passed -- 1974)


The operator of any vehicle or train shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device placed in accordance with Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 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. 451, § 4.2, passed -- 1974)


A.    The Chief of Police, upon authorization of the City Council, is directed to install and maintain official traffic signals at those intersections and other places where traffic conditions are such as to require that the flow of traffic be alternately interrupted and released in order to prevent or relieve traffic congestion or to protect life or property from exceptional hazard.

B.    The Chief of Police shall ascertain and determine the locations where the signals are required by field investigation, traffic courts, and other traffic information as may be pertinent and his or her determinations therefrom shall be made in accordance with those traffic engineering and safety standards and instructions set forth in the California Maintenance Manual issued by the Division of Highways of the State Department of Public Works.

C.    Whenever the Chief of Police installs and maintains an official traffic signal at any intersection, he or she shall likewise erect and maintain at the intersection street name signs clearly visible to traffic approaching from all directions unless the street name signs have previously been placed and are maintained at any intersection.

(Ord. 451, § 4.3, passed -- 1974)

10.08.050 LANE MARKING.

The Chief of Police, upon City Council approval, is authorized to mark centerlines 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 centerline of the highway.

(Ord. 451, § 4.4, passed -- 1974)


The Chief of Police, upon City Council approval, is authorized to place and maintain distinctive roadway markings as described in the Cal. Vehicle Code on 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 the marking or signs and markings. The marking or signs and markings shall have the same effect as similar markings placed by the State Department of Public Works pursuant to the provisions of the Cal. Vehicle Code.

(Ord. 451, § 4.5, passed -- 1974)


The Chief of Police, upon approval of City Council, is authorized to remove, relocate, or discontinue the operation of any traffic-control device not specifically required by the Cal. Vehicle Code or Chapters 10.02 through 10.32 of this title whenever they determine in any particular case that the conditions which warranted or required the installation no longer exist.

(Ord. 451, § 4.6, passed -- 1974)


The City Council shall determine the hours and days during which any traffic-control device shall be in operation or be in effect, except in those cases where the hours or days are specified in Chapters 10.02 through 10.32.

(Ord. 451, § 4.7, passed -- 1974)


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. 451, § 4.8, passed -- 1974)