Chapter 16.40
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

Sections:

16.40.010    Application of regulations.

16.40.020    Application of more restrictive provisions.

16.40.030    Storing vehicles on streets or public parking places – Prohibited.

16.40.040    Storing vehicles on street – Removal by police.

16.40.045    Parking of certain vehicles prohibited.

16.40.050    Parking car for repair – Prohibited.

16.40.055    Parking for purposes of bailment, servicing – Prohibited.

16.40.060    Parallel parking – Generally.

16.40.070    Parallel parking – One-way streets.

16.40.080    Parallel parking – One-way roadway.

16.40.090    Parallel parking – Signs on one-way streets and roadways.

16.40.100    Angle parking – Markings.

16.40.110    Angle parking – Compliance with markings.

16.40.120    Angle parking – Where permitted.

16.40.130    Angle parking – Wheel position.

16.40.140    Permit for loading or unloading at angle to curb.

16.40.150    Parking adjacent to schools – Markings.

16.40.160    Parking adjacent to schools – Compliance.

16.40.170    Parking on narrow streets – Prohibited.

16.40.180    Parking on narrow streets – Compliance.

16.40.185    Parking on north side of Mermaid Avenue – Prohibited – Removal.

16.40.190    Parking on hills.

16.40.200    Parking, standing or stopping prohibited where signs erected.

16.40.210    Peddlers, vendors – Unlawful parking.

16.40.220    Food vendor – Permit required.

16.40.230    Transportation vehicle – Permit required.

16.40.240    Vendors – Compliance with permit.

16.40.250    Emergency parking signs – When authorized.

16.40.260    Emergency parking signs – Compliance.

16.40.270    City parking lots – Marking spaces.

16.40.280    City parking lots – Angle parking.

16.40.290    City parking lots – Use of single space – Compact cars.

16.40.300    City parking lots – Reserved spaces.

16.40.310    Loading zones – Authority to establish.

16.40.320    Loading zones – Length limited.

16.40.330    Loading zones – Curb markings.

16.40.360    Curb markings.

16.40.430    Load, unload – Alley.

16.40.440    Bus – Defined.

16.40.450    Bus zone – Established.

16.40.460    Bus zone – Length.

16.40.470    Bus zone – Location.

16.40.480    Bus zone – Distance from safety zone.

16.40.490    Bus zone – Curb markings.

16.40.500    Bus zone – Other vehicles prohibited.

16.40.510    Parking – One-hour limit.

16.40.515    Parking – Ninety-minute limit.

16.40.520    Parking – Two-hour limit.

16.40.521    Parking – Two-hour limit – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., any day.

16.40.525    Parking – Evasion of time limits.

16.40.530    Parking – Three-hour limit.

16.40.535    Parking – Twenty-four hour limit.

16.40.540    Parking in business district – Load, unload.

16.40.550    Parking – No parking anytime.

16.40.555    Parking – No parking certain hours.

16.40.560    Parking at night – Thirty-minute limit in business district.

16.40.575    Parking – Commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

16.40.580    Parking spaces – Authority to install – Compliance.

16.40.585    Parking on privately owned lots.

16.40.600    Parking permits for private vehicles used on city business.

16.40.610    Parking to display for sale – Prohibited – Removal.

16.40.700    Downtown parking limits.

16.40.010 Application of regulations.

(a) The provisions of this chapter prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified, 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) The provisions of PGMC 16.40.700, Downtown parking limits, shall prevail over any contrary provision of this chapter. [Ord. 15-018 § 3, 2015; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1001(a), 1952].

16.40.020 Application of more restrictive provisions.

The provisions of this title imposing a time limit on standing or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of the State Vehicle Code or the ordinances of this city prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1001(b), 1952].

16.40.030 Storing vehicles on streets or public parking places – Prohibited.

No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street, alley or area maintained by the city of Pacific Grove or any vehicle parking district thereof and open to the public for the parking of vehicles for more than a consecutive period of 75 hours, except for vehicles occupying space reserved under the terms of PGMC 16.40.300. Any violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 08-006 § 66, 2008; Ord. 1561 N.S., 1987; Ord. 833 N.S. § 15, 1975; Ord. 480 N.S., 1964; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1002(a), 1952].

16.40.040 Storing vehicles on street – Removal by police.

In the event a vehicle is parked or left standing upon a street in excess of a consecutive period of 72 hours, any member of the police department authorized by the chief of police may remove said vehicle from the street in the manner and subject to applicable Vehicle Code requirements. [Ord. 1611 N.S. § 1, 1987; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1002(b), 1952].

16.40.045 Parking of certain vehicles prohibited.

It shall be unlawful to park any trailer or oversize vehicle on any public street, highway, roadway, alley, parking lot, or other public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

(a) Statement of Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish overnight parking regulations of trailers and oversize vehicles on public streets, and other public places, to address concerns related to neighborhood blight and deterioration, impaired visibility, public nuisance, and health, safety, and general welfare.

(b) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Trailer” shall be defined pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 630, as may be amended.

(2) “Oversize vehicle” shall be defined as any vehicle in excess of 22 feet in length, inclusive of bumpers.

(c) Exceptions. For the purposes of this section, the following exceptions shall apply:

(1) A permit issued by the chief of police or designee to allow a trailer or oversize vehicle of a resident who resides on the public street where the vehicle is parked shall be limited to a maximum of 72 hours in a seven-day period.

(2) Emergency vehicles, utility company vehicles, and commercial vehicles, while in the process of providing emergency services or repairs, shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.

(3) Oversize vehicles parked on a public street or public parking lot while actively engaged in loading or unloading of goods, wares, or merchandise from or to any building or structure, unless in a business district defined in PGMC 16.40.540.

(4) A permit to allow an exception to these time limitations may be issued by the chief of police or designee if it is found that the exception is warranted by unique and overriding circumstance that is in furtherance of the purpose of this section. Each permit shall be for a limited term, and shall be conditioned to require renewal after that term.

(d) Enforcement.

(1) After three parking violations within a 12-month period, the trailer or oversize vehicle is subject to being towed at the owner’s expense pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 22651(w)(1).

(2) Any violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 17-021 § 2, 2017; Ord. 1921 N.S. § 1, 1994].

16.40.050 Parking car for repair – Prohibited.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any street for the principal purpose of greasing or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by emergency. Violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 08-006 § 67, 2008; Ord. 96-27 § 1, 1996; Ord. 833 N.S. § 15, 1975; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1003, 1952].

16.40.055 Parking for purposes of bailment, servicing – Prohibited.

No person, firm or corporation, or employee or agent thereof shall park or store any motor vehicle upon any public street where the motor vehicle has been delivered to such person, firm or corporation for purposes of bailment, servicing or repair for a valuable consideration. A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 08-006 § 68, 2008; Ord. 935 N.S. § 1, 1977].

16.40.060 Parallel parking – Generally.

Except as otherwise provided in PGMC 16.40.070 through 16.40.090, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb. Where no curbs or barriers bound any roadway, parallel parking is required unless otherwise indicated. This section shall not apply to a commercial vehicle when loading or unloading merchandise or passengers when a permit has been obtained as authorized in PGMC 16.40.140. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1004(a), 1952].

16.40.070 Parallel parking – One-way streets.

Subject to other and more restrictive limitations, a vehicle may be stopped or parked within 18 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. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1004(b), 1952].

16.40.080 Parallel parking – One-way roadway.

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. Any violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 08-006 § 69, 2008; Ord. 833 N.S. § 15, 1975; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1004(c), 1952].

16.40.090 Parallel parking – Signs on one-way streets and roadways.

The city traffic engineer 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 he or she shall erect signs giving notice thereof. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1004(d), 1952].

16.40.100 Angle parking – Markings.

Whenever any ordinance of this city designates and describes any street or portion thereof upon which angle parking shall be permitted, the city traffic engineer shall mark or sign such street indicating the angle at which vehicles shall be parked. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1005(a), 1952].

16.40.110 Angle parking – Compliance with markings.

When signs or markings are in place indicating angle parking as herein provided, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.When signs or markings are in place indicating angle parking as herein provided, no person shall park or stand any portion of a vehicle outside the marked boundaries of any angle parking space abutting a curb, gutter or sidewalk, or in a center median angle parking zone. Angle parking spaces shall be clearly marked to indicate the length limitation, within which any parked or standing vehicle, including extensions, must fit. [Ord. 03-05 § 2, 2003; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1005(b), 1952].

16.40.120 Angle parking – Where permitted.

Angle parking shall be permitted upon those streets and parts of streets described in PGMC 16.56.050 hereof. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1005(c), 1952].

16.40.130 Angle parking – Wheel position.

No person shall park or stand a vehicle in a place marked for angle parking, unless one of the front wheels of said vehicle is within 12 inches of the curb or barrier, limiting the maximum forward movement of said vehicle in said parking place. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1005(d), added by Ord. 362 N.S.; February 1, 1961].

16.40.140 Permit for loading or unloading at angle to curb.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized herein. It shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of such permit. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1006, 1952].

16.40.150 Parking adjacent to schools – Markings.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon that 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. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1007(a), 1952].

16.40.160 Parking adjacent to schools – Compliance.

When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon that side of a street adjacent to any school property, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1007(b), 1952].

16.40.170 Parking on narrow streets – Prohibited.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to place signs or markings indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed 20 feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed 30 feet. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1008(a), 1952].

16.40.180 Parking on narrow streets – Compliance.

When official signs or markings prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign or marking. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1008(b), 1952].

16.40.185 Parking on north side of Mermaid Avenue – Prohibited – Removal.

(a) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on the north side of Mermaid Avenue. Any peace officer or parking enforcement officer may cause to be removed and stored any vehicle so stopping, standing or parking. Disposition of vehicles hereunder shall be pursuant to provisions of Chapter 10 of Division 11 of the California Vehicle Code, or successor provisions.

(b) Removal of vehicles hereunder may occur only when prominently displayed signs are erected upon the north side of Mermaid Avenue containing, at a minimum, substantially the following information in a form approved by the chief of police and city attorney:

(1) Stopping, standing or parking on the north side of Mermaid Avenue is prohibited;

(2) Any vehicle so stopping, standing or parking shall be removed from the street by the city and shall be stored, all at the owner’s expense;

(3) Telephone number of the Pacific Grove police department. [Ord. 1356 N.S., 1983].

16.40.190 Parking on hills.

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. 210 N.S. § 8-1009, 1952].

16.40.200 Parking, standing or stopping prohibited where signs erected.

The city traffic engineer may appropriately sign or mark the following places and when so signed or marked no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of said places:

(a) At any place within 20 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the mid-block end of a safety zone;

(b) At any place within 20 feet of any intersection in the central traffic district or in any business district except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop;

(c) Within 20 feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop sign, or official electric flashing device;

(d) At any place where the city traffic engineer determines that it is necessary in order to eliminate unusual traffic hazard. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1010, as amended by Ord. 325 N.S., 1959].

16.40.210 Peddlers, vendors – Unlawful parking.

Except as otherwise provided in PGMC 16.40.220 through 16.40.240, 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 portion 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 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. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1011(a), 1952].

16.40.220 Food vendor – Permit required.

No person shall park or stand on any street any lunch wagon, eating cart or vehicle, 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 city council. Such permit shall designate the specific location and time in which such cart shall stand. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1011(b), 1952].

16.40.230 Transportation vehicle – Permit required.

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 city council. Such permit shall designate the specific location and time where such vehicle may stand. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1011(c), 1952].

16.40.240 Vendors – Compliance with permit.

Whenever any permit is granted under the provisions of PGMC 16.40.220 or 16.40.230, 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. 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 PGMC 16.40.210 through this section, such permit shall be forthwith revoked by the city council upon the filing of the record of such conviction with the city council, and no permit shall thereafter be issued to such person until six months have elapsed from the date of such revocation. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1011(d), 1952].

16.40.250 Emergency parking signs – When authorized.

Whenever the city traffic engineer shall determine that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for other reasons, he or she shall have 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 city traffic engineer 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 city traffic engineer shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1012(a), 1952].

16.40.260 Emergency parking signs – Compliance.

When such temporary signs authorized by the provisions of PGMC 16.40.250 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. 210 N.S. § 8-1012(b), 1952].

16.40.270 City parking lots – Marking spaces.

On city-owned or operated parking lots the city manager or city engineer may mark or sign such parking lot indicating space in which vehicles shall be parked. [Ord. 362 N.S., 1961; Ord. 325 N.S., 1959; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1013(a), 1952].

16.40.280 City parking lots – Angle parking.

When signs or markings are in place indicating angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle indicated by such signs or markings. No person shall park or stand a vehicle in a place marked for angle parking on such a lot, unless one part of the front of the car, such as the front bumper, is within 12 inches of the wall or barrier limiting the maximum forward movement of said vehicle in said parking place. [Ord. 362 N.S., 1961; Ord. 325 N.S., 1959; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1013(b), 1952].

16.40.290 City parking lots – Use of single space – Compact cars.

(a) No vehicle shall be stopped, left standing or parked other than within a single space in any parking lot.

(b) No vehicle in excess of 15 feet in length shall be stopped, left standing or parked in any parking space designated for compact cars only.

(c) Any violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC. [Ord. 08-006 § 70, 2008; Ord. 1451 N.S. § 1, 1984; Ord. 833 N.S. § 15, 1975; Ord. 362 N.S., 1961; Ord. 325 N.S., 1959; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1013(c), 1952].

16.40.300 City parking lots – Reserved spaces.

In any parking place or stall on a city-owned or managed parking lot which has been designated by the city manager or city engineer as reserved to an individual tenant of said space, no person other than said tenant shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle in said place. [Ord. 362 N.S., 1961; Ord. 325 N.S., 1959; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1013(d), 1952].

16.40.310 Loading zones – Authority to establish.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to determine and to mark loading zones and passenger loading zones as follows:

(a) At any place in the business district;

(b) Elsewhere in front of the entrance to any place of business or in front of any hall or place used for the purpose of public assembly. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1101(a), 1952].

16.40.320 Loading zones – Length limited.

In no event shall more than one-half of the total curb length in any block be reserved for loading zone purposes.

The length limitation set forth in this section shall not, however, apply to the loading zone on the south curb lane of Pine Avenue between Fountain Avenue and Thirteenth Street. [Ord. 06-013 § 5, 2006; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1101(b), 1952].

16.40.330 Loading zones – Curb markings.

Loading zones shall be indicated by a yellow paint line stenciled with black letters, “LOADING ONLY,” upon the top of all curbs within such zones. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1101(c), 1952].

16.40.360 Curb markings.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to establish by the following coloring and/or wording painted or marked on curbs and bumpers on the streets and parking lots of the city, or on the streets and parking lots of the city, the following parking, stopping and/or loading regulations, as he or she shall deem necessary to facilitate the orderly control of traffic:

(a) In any red zone, it is unlawful to stop, stand, or park any vehicle at any time, except as permitted by the Vehicle Code; provided, that buses shall be permitted to load and unload passengers in any red zone on which the traffic engineer has marked “Bus.”

(b) In any yellow zone, it is unlawful to stop, stand, or park any vehicle between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day other than Sundays and holidays, except that passengers may be loaded or unloaded during a period not to exceed three minutes by any vehicle, and materials, messages and packages may be picked up or delivered by commercial vehicles or delivery services only, for a period not to exceed 20 minutes.

(c) In any white zone, it is unlawful to stop, stand, or park between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any day other than a Sunday or holiday except as follows:

(1) Where the traffic engineer has stenciled the words “PASSENGER LOADING ONLY” in black letters on the white coloring, passengers may be loaded or unloaded from a vehicle during a period which does not exceed three minutes;

(2) Where the traffic engineer has stenciled a time period, or the name of a person, the title of an official office, or other indication of restriction on parking, parking shall be permitted only for such time period, person, officer, or in accordance with such restriction.

(d) In any green zone, it is unlawful to stop, stand, or park any vehicle for a longer period than 20 minutes between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day other than a Sunday or holiday.

(e) The traffic engineer shall maintain a record in his or her office of each curb or bumper which has been coded according to this section. The decisions of the traffic engineer made in good faith and as recorded in his or her records, shall be conclusive until countermanded by himself or a resolution of the city council, in any proceeding.

(f) In any blue zone, over which the traffic engineer has stenciled the words, “HANDICAPPED PARKING ONLY,” in white letters on the blue coloring, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle except one which bears the distinguishing license plate or placard for handicapped persons pursuant to Sections 9105 or 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code. For purposes of enforcement a blue zone shall include any area of the pavement adjacent to a parking stall or space designated for a handicapped or disabled person that is marked by crosshatched lines and thereby designated for the loading and unloading of vehicles parked in the stall or space.

(g) In any blue zone, established as necessary by the traffic engineer to accommodate temporary handicapped parking, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle except one which bears the distinguishing license plate or placard for handicapped persons pursuant to Sections 9105 or 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code. [Ord. 05-024 § 1, 2005; Ord. 03-25 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1055 N.S. § 1, 1979; Ord. 944 N.S. § 1, 1977; Ord. 480 N.S., 1964; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1102(a), 1952].

16.40.430 Load, unload – Alley.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any alley for any purpose other than to load or unload persons or materials. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1106, 1952].

16.40.440 Bus – Defined.

The word “bus” as used in PGMC 16.40.450 through 16.40.500 shall mean any motor bus, motor coach, trackless trolley coach, or passenger stage used as a common carrier of passengers. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1107(b), 1952].

16.40.450 Bus zone – Established.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to establish bus zones opposite curb space for the loading and unloading of buses or common carriers of passengers and to determine the location thereof subject to the directives and limitations set forth herein. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1107(a), 1952].

16.40.460 Bus zone – Length.

No bus zone shall exceed 80 feet in length, except that the city council may make special provisions for bus terminals. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1107(c), 1952].

16.40.470 Bus zone – Location.

Bus zones shall normally be established on the far side of an intersection. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1107(d), 1952].

16.40.480 Bus zone – Distance from safety zone.

No bus zone shall be established opposite and to the right of a safety zone. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1107(e), 1952].

16.40.490 Bus zone – Curb markings.

The city traffic engineer shall paint a red line stencil with white letters “NO STANDING,” together with the words “BUS ZONE” upon the top or side of all curbs and places specified as a bus zone. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1107(f), 1952].

16.40.500 Bus zone – Other vehicles prohibited.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle except a bus in a bus zone. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1007(g), 1952].

16.40.510 Parking – One-hour limit.

When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on any public parking lots or any of the streets enumerated in PGMC 16.56.060 for (a) a period of time longer than one hour at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays, or (b) a period of time longer than one hour at such other times and hours as are specified in PGMC 16.56.060. [Ord. 1466 N.S. § 1, 1985; Ord. 480 N.S., 1964; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1201, 1952].

16.40.515 Parking – Ninety-minute limit.

(a) When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on any public parking lots or any of the streets enumerated in PGMC 16.56.065(a) for a period of time longer than 90 minutes at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

(b) When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on any public parking lots or any of the streets enumerated in PGMC 16.56.065(b) for a period of time longer than 90 minutes at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. [Ord. 06-013 § 2, 2006].

16.40.520 Parking – Two-hour limit.

When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on any public parking lots or any of the streets enumerated in PGMC 16.56.070 for (a) a period of time longer than two hours at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays, or (b) a period of time longer than two hours at such other times and hours as are specified in PGMC 16.56.070. [Ord. 1466 N.S. § 2, 1985; Ord. 480 N.S., 1964; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1202, 1952].

16.40.521 Parking – Two-hour limit – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., any day.

When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle on any public parking lots or any of the streets enumerated in PGMC 16.56.072 for a period of time longer than two hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. of any day. [Ord. 12-019 § 3, 2012].

16.40.525 Parking – Evasion of time limits.

(a) For the purposes of PGMC 16.40.510, 16.40.515, 16.40.520 and 16.40.530, a vehicle shall be deemed continuously parked in the same place within a timed parking limit area so long as it has not been moved more than 150 feet.

(b) The purpose of this section is to prevent evasion of short-term parking restrictions in the business district. [Ord. 97-16 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1318 N.S. § 1, 1982].

16.40.530 Parking – Three-hour limit.

When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle on any public parking lot maintained by the city for a period of time longer than three hours at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays. [Ord. 537 N.S., 1966].

16.40.535 Parking – Twenty-four hour limit.

When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in the public parking lot bounded by Lighthouse Avenue, Fountain Avenue, Laurel Avenue, and Fifteenth Street for a period of time in excess of 24 hours.

Exception: Those rows of the lot designated for two-hour parking pursuant to PGMC 16.56.070. [Ord. 1567 N.S., 1987].

16.40.540 Parking in business district – Load, unload.

When authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon any street in the business district between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays, for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials. [Ord. 1780 N.S. § 1, 1991; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1203, 1952].

16.40.550 Parking – No parking anytime.

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in PGMC 16.56.090. [Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1204, 1952].

16.40.555 Parking – No parking certain hours.

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle, during the hours of prohibition of parking indicated in PGMC 16.56.092, on the streets indicated in said section. [Ord. 905 N.S. § 1, 1976].

16.40.560 Parking at night – Thirty-minute limit in business district.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on any public parking lot or any street in the business district for a period of time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day, except for vehicles occupying spaces reserved under the terms of PGMC 16.40.300.

The city manager is authorized to designate a space or spaces within the business district which may be occupied during such hours as an exception hereto, for such period of time as he or she is satisfied that such occupancy does not create a sanitation problem in respect to the cleanliness of such space or spaces and proximate areas, or the scheduling of city facilities for cleaning the space or spaces and proximate areas. [Ord. 785 N.S. § 1, 1974; Ord. 689 N.S. § 1, 1971; Ord. 480 N.S., 1964; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1205(a), 1952].

16.40.575 Parking – Commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods.

No person shall stop, stand or park a commercial vehicle which weighs over 10,001 pounds unladen and is classified as a Class 3 Medium Duty Vehicle or higher by the Towing Recovery Association of America (TRAA) identification guide, on any street in a residential neighborhood or on any street adjacent to an open space area for a time longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. of any day. Any violation of this section shall constitute an infraction, and may be enforced pursuant to Chapter 1.16 PGMC.

(a) This section shall not apply to recreational vehicles, as defined in this code.

(b) “Residential neighborhood” shall mean any area within Pacific Grove which adjoins an “R” zone depicted on the city of Pacific Grove Zoning Map.

(c) “Open space” shall mean any area within Pacific Grove that adjoins an “O” zone depicted on the city of Pacific Grove Zoning Map. [Ord. 09-017 § 2, 2009; Ord. 08-006 § 71, 2008; Ord. 06-020 § 2, 2006].

16.40.580 Parking spaces – Authority to install – Compliance.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to install and maintain parking-space markings to indicate parking spaces adjacent to curbings where authorized parking is permitted.

When such parking-space markings are placed in 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 or shape of such vehicle makes compliance impossible. [Ord. 325 N.S., 1959; Ord. 210 N.S. § 8-1206, 1952].

16.40.585 Parking on privately owned lots.

Whenever a private parking lot is posted and/or signed so as to restrict the use of the lot for parking with respect to periods of time or persons or classes of persons, it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on the lot contrary to the restrictions stated on the sign. Section 41102 of the California Vehicle Code shall be applicable to violation hereof. [Ord. 748 N.S. § 1, 1973].

16.40.600 Parking permits for private vehicles used on city business.

The city clerk shall issue a parking permit to any city employee or official required to use his or her private vehicle on city business. Such permit shall grant a private vehicle the status of a city vehicle with respect to parking regulations. The permit shall be subject to the following limitations:

(a) Permit valid only when private vehicle used to conduct official business;

(b) Permit to be clearly displayed as designated by the city clerk;

(c) Permit valid only in city parking facilities and on streets;

(d) Permit not valid where parking is prohibited (e.g., red zones, loading zones) or where parking is restricted to handicapped;

(e) Permit shall be revoked for abuse. [Ord. 1729 N.S. § 1, 1990].

16.40.610 Parking to display for sale – Prohibited – Removal.

(a) No person shall park a vehicle on any of the street sections listed hereinbelow when it appears that the primary purpose of parking the vehicle is to advertise to the public the private sale of the vehicle.

(b) Any employee of the city regularly engaged in directing traffic or enforcing parking laws of the city may, pursuant to procedures set out in California Vehicle Code Section 22852, remove a vehicle parked as described in subsection (a) of this section, if the following requirements are satisfied:

(1) Within the past 30 days the vehicle has previously been issued a notice of parking violation per subsection (a) of this section, said notice containing a warning that additional violations may result in impoundment, and a warning that the vehicle may be impounded even if moved, with sale signs affixed, to another of the street sections listed below.

(2) The notice of parking violation was issued at least 24 hours prior to the removal of the vehicle.

(c) The street sections whereon advertising a vehicle for sale is prohibited are as follows:

(1) 0-199 block of Central Avenue;

(2) 0-199 block of Eardley Avenue;

(3) 1100-1299 blocks of Forest Avenue;

(4) 100-600 blocks of Ocean View Boulevard;

(5) 600-2199 blocks of Sunset Drive;

(6) 800-1099 blocks of Seventeen Mile Drive;

(7) 900-1099 blocks of Congress Avenue. [Ord. 96-27 § 2, 1996].

16.40.700 Downtown parking limits.

Parking within the vicinity of the downtown business improvement district shall be governed exclusively by the provisions of this section, as follows:

(a) Two-hour parking limits (except Sundays and holidays) shall exist on Lighthouse Avenue and Forest Avenue; except, however, three-hour parking limits shall apply on Lighthouse Avenue in front of the theater.

(b) Three-hour parking shall exist on all other downtown streets and in Municipal Lot No. 2 (Fandango), Municipal Lot No. 1 (theater), and the 15th Street Lot (credit union).

(c) Four parking spaces on the east side of Congress next to the post office shall be 90-minute spaces.

(d) Parking in Municipal Lot No. 1 (theater) shall have a minimum of three rows (38 spaces) of three-hour parking, which shall be adjacent to the theater, with the remaining spaces assigned to residents in the immediate area or limited to 24 hours.

(e) Ninety-minute parking limits shall apply in Municipal Lot No. 3 (Grove Market) and the Forest Avenue Municipal Lot (Peppers).

(f) The remainder of the downtown public parking spaces shall be reserved as follows: 20-minute parking (77 spaces), loading zone (24 spaces), disabled parking (23 spaces), passenger loading zones (four spaces) and 24-hour parking (85 spaces).

(g) Minor modifications to the number and distribution of these spaces may be authorized by the traffic commission and the city traffic engineer as needed to meet the needs of parking patrons. [Ord. 15-018 § 2, 2015].