Chapter 10.30


10.30.010    Authority.

10.30.020    Purpose.

10.30.030    Definitions.

10.30.040    Designation of electric vehicle parking spaces.

10.30.050    Electric vehicle parking restriction.

10.30.010 Authority.

This chapter is enacted pursuant to Cal. Veh. Code §§ 22511 and 22511.1. (Ord. 23-2015 § 1, 12-1-15.)

10.30.020 Purpose.

The electric vehicle parking standards established in this chapter are intended to promote sustainable and alternative transportation practices; manage the availability of off-street parking, particularly in areas that will maximize the use of electric vehicles; and thereby improve traffic and parking circulation. (Ord. 23-2015 § 1, 12-1-15.)

10.30.030 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless otherwise apparent from the context, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

“Electric vehicle” means a vehicle that operates, either partially or exclusively, on electrical energy from the electrical grid, or an off grid source, that is stored on board for motive purposes.

“Electric vehicle charging station” means equipment that has as its primary purpose the transfer of electric energy to a battery or other energy storage device on an electric vehicle. (Ord. 23-2015 § 1, 12-1-15.)

10.30.040 Designation of electric vehicle parking spaces.

(a)    Designation of Parking Spaces. The director of public works, or designee, is authorized in accordance with the purposes of this chapter to designate spaces in off-street public parking facilities for the exclusive parking of electric vehicles that are connected to electric vehicle charging stations for the purpose of transfer of electricity to the battery or other energy storage device of an electric vehicle.

(b)    Signs or Markings. Upon designation of a parking space or spaces for the exclusive use of electric vehicles pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the public works department shall place signs or markings giving adequate notice that the parking space or spaces are restricted and to be used only for such electric vehicles. The signs or markings shall be in compliance with Cal. Veh. Code § 22511 indicating that vehicles left standing in violation of the restriction may be removed. The parking restriction shall not apply to the designated parking spaces until the sign or markings have been placed. (Ord. 23-2015 § 1, 12-1-15.)

10.30.050 Electric vehicle parking restriction.

(a)    Where a sign designating a parking space for the exclusive use of charging electric vehicles is posted, no person shall park in that space any nonelectric vehicle, electric vehicle that is not connected to the electric vehicle charging station, electric vehicle that is not charging, or electric vehicle that has been charging for more than four hours.

(b)    The police department is authorized to cite and/or remove or cause the removal of vehicles parked in violation of this section in accordance with Cal. Veh. Code § 22511. (Ord. 23-2015 § 1, 12-1-15.)