8.20.010    Parking Zones Established

8.20.020    Time Limits

8.20.030    Commercial Vehicle Restrictions

8.20.040    Limited Access Areas

8.20.050    Preferential Parking By Permit

8.20.060    Compliance With Parking Signs

8.20.070    Peddlers; Vehicles For Hire

8.20.080    Washing Vehicles On Street

8.20.090    Emergency Parking Signs

8.20.100    Parking Spaces Delineated

8.20.110    Parallel Parking Areas Designated

8.20.120    Parking Seventy Two Hours; Vehicle Impoundment


A.    Zones Established: The city council may, by resolution, establish parking regulations by zones and direct that such zones be indicated by the use of paint upon curbs, as follows:

1.    Red paint indicates no stopping, standing or parking, 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.

2.    Yellow paint indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight and then only for a period of time not exceeding ten (10) minutes.

3.    White paint indicates stopping for either of the following purposes:

a.    Loading or unloading of passengers for a period of time not exceeding five (5) minutes; or

b.    Depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox.

4.    Green paint indicates that there shall be no standing or parking for longer than twenty (20) minutes at any time between eight o’clock (8:00) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of any day except Sundays and holidays. (1972 Code § 10.44.030)

5.    Blue paint indicates parking limited exclusively to the vehicles of disabled persons as described in California Vehicle Code sections 22511.5 and 22511.9. (1972 Code § 10.44.030; amd. 2003 Code)

B.    Compliance With Curb Markings: When the chief of police has caused curbs to be painted to indicate a particular zone established by city council resolution, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such curb in violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this section.

C.    Compliance With Signs: When the chief of police has placed signs or other markings at a particular street location giving notice of a restriction on parking at that location established by city council resolution, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at that location in violation of such restriction. (1972 Code § 10.44.030)

8.20.020 TIME LIMITS:

A.    Central Traffic District: When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle within the central traffic district between eight o’clock (8:00) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of any day except Sundays and holidays for a period longer than two (2) hours.

B.    Other Business Districts: When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle within a business district outside of the central traffic district, including, but not limited to, the north side of 3rd Street between Alta and Belden Streets and the north side of 4th Street between Belden and Center Streets, between eight o’clock (8:00) A.M. and six o’clock (6:00) P.M. of any day except Sundays and holidays for a period longer than two (2) hours. (Ord. 2004-27, 3-22-2004)


It is unlawful to leave, park, or allow to be parked any commercial vehicle commonly described as a truck, truck and trailer, van or tractor on any public street, highway, or alley fronting on any property zoned as residential or in a residential area within the city, except to the extent that it may be necessary in order to make deliveries or to perform services at such location; provided further, however, that the chief of police may give permission for parking such vehicles in the areas where such permission is, in his opinion, reasonably necessary and where special circumstances prevail. This permission, when granted, shall be in writing. (1972 Code § 10.44.010)


The city council may establish limited access areas by ordinance or resolution. Such areas are subject to the placing of a physical barrier to prevent through traffic when so ordered by the city council. (1972 Code § 10.44.020)


Pursuant to California Vehicle Code section 22507, the city council may by resolution designate certain streets upon which preferential parking privileges are given to residents and merchants adjacent to the streets for their use and the use of their guests, under which the residents and merchants may be issued a permit or permits which exempt them from restrictions on parking otherwise applicable at the designated location or locations. (1972 Code § 10.44.050)


When the city council by ordinance or resolution has prohibited or restricted the parking or standing of vehicles on certain streets or highways, or portions thereof, during all or certain hours of the day, and authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stand or park any vehicle at any time during the time posted for no parking or standing. (1972 Code § 10.44.075)


A.    Permission Required; Time Limit: Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall stand or park a 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 portion of any street within the city, except that such vehicles, wagons, or pushcarts may stand or park only at the request of a bona fide purchaser for a period not to exceed ten (10) minutes at any one place. The provisions of this section 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.    Vehicles For Hire, Permission Required: No person shall park or stand any vehicle or wagon used or intended to be used in the business of providing services for hire for the transportation or moving of personal property, unless actually engaged in a move at the time on any street in the city without first obtaining written permission from the chief of police. Such written permission shall designate the specific location where the vehicle may stand and the period during which the same is allowed.

C.    Displaying Vehicle For Sale: No person shall stand or park any vehicle upon any street for the purpose of displaying such vehicle for sale by sign or otherwise. (1972 Code § 10.44.080)


No person shall dust, wipe, wash, or clean, or use or employ any method of dusting, wiping, washing, or cleaning any vehicle or portion thereof while on any street unless the person doing the acts enumerated in this chapter owns or has a right to the possession and use of the vehicle. (1972 Code § 10.44.090)


A.    Temporary Signs: Whenever the chief of police determines that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of private or public assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for other reasons, the chief of police shall have the power and authority to order temporary signs to be erected or posted with wording thereon indicating that the operation, parking or standing of vehicles is prohibited on such streets and alleys as the chief of police shall direct during the time such emergency exists. Such temporary signs shall remain in place only during the existence of such emergency, and the chief of police shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter.

B.    Compliance Required: 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. (1972 Code § 10.44.100)


A.    Parking Within Marked Space: When lines upon the surface of the roadway or pavement are in place designating parking spaces, including the angle of parking, no person shall park a vehicle except entirely within any such parking space, subject to the provisions of subsection B of this section.

B.    Use Of Adjoining Parallel Spaces: When the parking of a vehicle is required to be within a parallel parking space, the vehicle or a combination of connected vehicles exceeding the dimensions of such a space may also occupy one or more adjoining parallel spaces. (1972 Code § 10.44.105)


On the following named streets, diagonal parking is prohibited, and parallel parking only shall be allowed in spaces designated therefor by the chief of police:

Alta Street from seven hundred fifty feet (750’) south of "C" Street to Tenth Street.

Day Street from Third Street to the alley between Third and Fourth Streets.

Fifth Street from four hundred feet (400’) west of Gabilan Place to the freeway line.

Seventh Street from Alta Street to Elks Street.

Tenth Street from highway to Belden Street. (1972 Code § 10.44.110)


A.    Parking Prohibited: No person shall stand or park any vehicle on any street or alley in the city for seventy two (72) or more consecutive hours.

B.    Order Impounding: The chief of police may order the impounding of any vehicle parked or left standing in violation of this section.

C.    Notice Required: Upon the impounding of any vehicle under this chapter, the chief of police shall cause all of the notices as provided in California Vehicle Code section 22852 to be given. (1972 Code § 10.44.070)


See also section 8.24.030 of this title.


See also section 5.24.060 of this code.