Chapter 10.04


10.04.010    Definitions generally.

10.04.020    Vehicle Code definitions.

10.04.030    Bicycle parking zone.

10.04.040    Block.

10.04.050    Curb.

10.04.060    Holidays.

10.04.070    Loading zone.

10.04.080    Official time standard.

10.04.090    Park.

10.04.130    Parkway.

10.04.140    Passenger loading zone.

10.04.150    Pedestrian.

10.04.160    Person.

10.04.170    Police officer.

10.04.180    Stop.

10.04.190    Stop or stand.

10.04.010 Definitions generally.

The following words and phrases when used in this title shall for the purpose of this title have the meaning respectively ascribed to them in this chapter. [1937 Code § 511.]

10.04.020 Vehicle Code definitions.

Whenever any words or phrases used in this title are not defined in this chapter but are now defined in the Vehicle Code of the state and amendments thereto, such definitions shall apply. [1937 Code § 511.1.]

10.04.030 Bicycle parking zone.

“Bicycle parking zone” means that space reserved exclusively for the parking of bicycles. [1937 Code § 511.3.]

10.04.040 Block.

“Block” means one side of any street between the next intersecting streets. [1937 Code § 511.4.]

10.04.050 Curb.

“Curb” means the lateral boundary of the roadway whether such curb is marked by curbing construction or not so marked. “Curb,” as herein used, shall not include the line dividing the roadway of a street from parking strips in the center of the street, nor from tracks or rights-of-way of public utility companies. [1937 Code § 511.2.]

10.04.060 Holidays.

The holidays in this city are:

A. Amended during 2007 recodification;

B. January 1st;

C. Amended during 2007 recodification;

D. Amended during 2007 recodification;

E. The last Monday in May, known as “Memorial Day”;

F. July 4th, known as “Independence Day”;

G. The first Monday in September, known as “Labor Day”;

H. Amended during 2007 recodification;

I. Amended during 2007 recodification;

J. The fourth Monday in October, known as “Veterans’ Day”;

K. December 25th, known as “Christmas”;

L. Amended during 2007 recodification;

M. Amended during 2007 recodification;

N. If January 1st, July 4th or December 25th falls on a Sunday, the Monday following is the holiday. [Amended during 2007 recodification; Ord. 668 C.S. § 20, 1974; 1937 Code § 511.5.]

10.04.070 Loading zone.

“Loading zone” means the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials. [1937 Code § 511.6.]

10.04.080 Official time standard.

Whenever certain hours are named in this title, they shall mean standard time or daylight savings time as may be in current use in this city. [1937 Code § 511.7.]

10.04.090 Park.

“Park” means to stand or leave standing any vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers or materials. [1937 Code § 511.8.]

10.04.130 Parkway.

“Parkway” means that portion of a street other than a roadway or a sidewalk. [1937 Code § 511.12.]

10.04.140 Passenger loading zone.

“Passenger loading zone” means the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers. [1937 Code § 511.13.]

10.04.150 Pedestrian.

“Pedestrian” means any person who is afoot or who is using a means of conveyance propelled by human power other than a bicycle. [Ord. 668 C.S. § 19, 1974; 1937 Code § 511.14.]

10.04.160 Person.

“Person” means every natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation. [1937 Code § 511.15.]

10.04.170 Police officer.

“Police officer” means every officer of the police department of this city, every member of the police reserve of the city, or any employees of the city authorized by the chief of police to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of traffic regulations. [1937 Code § 511.16.]

10.04.180 Stop.

“Stop,” when required, means complete cessation of movement. [1937 Code § 511.17.]

10.04.190 Stop or stand.

“Stop” or “stand,” when prohibited, means any stopping or standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device. [1937 Code § 511.18.]


For statutory provisions regarding traffic generally, see Vehicle Code § 21100 et seq.; for the statutory definitions of words in the Vehicle Code, see Vehicle Code § 100 et seq.