Chapter 10.32
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING Revised 6/17 Revised 10/17

Sections:

10.32.010    Applicability of chapter provisions.

10.32.020    Parking and standing— Curb color and marking—Violations.

10.32.030    Parking—Spaces marked in streets.

10.32.040    Parallel parking—Method on one-way streets.

10.32.050    Limited curb parking space—Defined.

10.32.060    Limited curb parking space—Right-of-way.

10.32.070    Angle parking—Permitted when—Markings.

10.32.080    Angle parking—Locations designated.

10.32.090    One-way streets and roadways.

10.32.100    Parking—Narrow streets.

10.32.110    Reserved.

10.32.120    Parking—Private driveways or property.

10.32.130    Parking—Adjacent to schools.

10.32.140    Parking—On hills.

10.32.150    Parkways—Stopping, standing or parking prohibited.

10.32.160    Parking, stopping or standing—Prohibited where.

10.32.170    Parking—Prohibited times and locations. Revised 6/17

10.32.200    Parking—One-hour areas.

10.32.210    Parking—Two-hour areas. Revised 6/17

10.32.220    Parking—Three-hour areas. Revised 6/17

10.32.221    Parking—Four-hour areas. Revised 6/17

10.32.223    Parking restrictions—Laureola Park.

10.32.224    Parking restriction—700 block of Laurel Street (during the farmers’ market).

10.32.225    Restricted parking—Employee parking program.

10.32.226    Restricted parking—East San Carlos residential parking permit program.

10.32.227    Restricted parking—Civic Center employee parking program. Revised 10/17

10.32.230    Parking—Fine for certain violations.

10.32.240    City parking lots.

10.32.250    Passenger loading zones.

10.32.260    Parking—Emergency, building or commercial use—Warning devices.

10.32.270    Parking or standing—City property.

10.32.280    Parking or standing—Temporary restrictions.

10.32.290    Parking or standing—Commercial vehicles.

10.32.300    Peddler and vendor restrictions.

10.32.310    Loading and unloading—Zones and marking.

10.32.320    Loading or unloading at curb—Permit required.

10.32.330    Loading or unloading—Permission for commercial vehicles.

10.32.340    Alley use restrictions.

10.32.350    Bicycle parking.

10.32.360    Bus zones.

10.32.370    Taxicab stands.

10.32.380    Parking—For certain purposes prohibited.

10.32.390    Parking—Other than motor vehicles.

10.32.400    Vehicles—Removal from street authorized when.

10.32.410    Violation—Fines designated.

10.32.010 Applicability of chapter provisions.

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 this chapter 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 the City prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.

C.    When the term “holiday” is used in this chapter related to parking and standing, it shall have the same meaning as set forth in California Government Code Section 6700. (Ord. 1353 § 2, 2005; Ord. 334 Art. X § 100, 1953)

10.32.020 Parking and standing—Curb color and marking—Violations.

A.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized, subject to the provisions and limitations of this chapter to place, and when required herein, shall place the following curb markings to indicate parking or standing regulations, and such curb markings shall have the meanings as set forth in this chapter.

1.    Red. Red shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time, except as permitted by the Vehicle Code, and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed as a bus zone.

2.    Yellow.

a.    Yellow shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays, for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials, provided that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes, nor the loading or unloading of materials more than twenty minutes.

b.    No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any yellow loading zone for any purpose other than loading or unloading passengers or materials, for such time as is permitted herein.

3.    White. White shall mean no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than loading or unloading of passengers, which shall not exceed three minutes, and such restrictions shall apply between seven a.m. and nine p.m. of any day, and except as follows:

a.    When such zone is in front of a hotel, the restrictions shall apply at all times;

b.    When such zone is in front of a theater, the restrictions shall apply at all times except when such theater is closed.

4.    Green. Green shall mean no standing or parking for longer than twenty minutes at any time between seven a.m. and nine p.m. of any day. When such zone is in front of a railroad depot, the restriction shall be for not longer than fifteen minutes.

B.    When the City Engineer/Director of Public Works, as authorized under this chapter, has caused curb markings to be placed, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking in violation of the provisions of this section. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 883 §§ 1 (part), 2, 1981; Ord. 778 § 2 (part), 1976; Ord. 775 § 1, 1976; Ord. 334 Art. XI §§ 121, 123, 1953)

10.32.030 Parking—Spaces marked in streets.

A.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to install and maintain parking space markings to indicate parking spaces adjacent to curbings where authorized parking is permitted.

B.    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.

C.    The minimum fine for violation of this section is five dollars. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 883 § 7, 1981; Ord. 778 § 3 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. XII § 133, 1953)

10.32.040 Parallel parking—Method on one-way streets.

Subject to other and more restrictive limitations, a vehicle may be stopped or parked within eighteen 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. 334 Art. X § 104(a), 1953)

10.32.050 Limited curb parking space—Defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, “limited curb parking space” means an area open for lawful parking alongside of and adjacent to a curb, which area is not of sufficient length to permit two or more vehicles to freely move for parking therein at the same time. (Ord. 334 Art. X § 104(b)(part), 1953)

10.32.060 Limited curb parking space—Right-of-way.

Any person seeking to park his vehicle in a limited curb parking space, whose vehicle arrives at the parking space prior to any other vehicle, and who proceeds beyond such space a distance not to exceed ten feet for the purpose of backing his vehicle therein, shall have the right-of-way over any person driving or attempting to drive any other vehicle directly into such limited curb parking space, or who in any manner obstructs such limited curb parking space, and the driver of such other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to the driver who first arrived at the parking space. (Ord. 334 Art. X § 104(b)(part), 1953)

10.32.070 Angle parking—Permitted when—Markings.

A. Whenever any ordinance of the City designates and describes any street or portion thereof upon which angle parking shall be permitted, the City

Engineer/Director of Public Works shall mark or sign such street indicating the angle at which vehicles shall be parked.

B.    When signs or markings for angle parking are in place, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except:

1.    At the angle to the curb indicated by the signs or pavement markings allotting space to parked vehicles, and parked entirely within the limits of such allotted space;

2.    With the front wheels parked within six inches of said curb. These provisions shall not apply to a vehicle which is actually engaged in the process of loading or unloading goods or freight. (Ord. 1389 § 1, 2007; Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. X § 105(a), (b), 1953)

10.32.080 Angle parking—Locations designated.

Angle parking shall be permitted upon those streets and parts of streets as follows:

A.    Laurel Street from Holly Street to Arroyo Avenue;

B.    San Carlos Avenue, from El Camino Real to Walnut Street;

C.    Morse Boulevard, from El Camino Real to Walnut Street;

D.    Laurel Street from White Oak Way to Eaton Avenue. (Ord. 889 § 1, 1981; Ord. 334 Art. X § 105(c), Art. XIV § 193, 1953)

10.32.090 One-way streets and roadways.

The City Engineer/Director of Public Works 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 shall erect signs giving notice thereof. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. X § 104(c), 1953)

10.32.100 Parking—Narrow streets.

A.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to place signs or markings indicating no parking upon any street, when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty feet.

B.    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. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 883 § 1 (part), 1981; Ord. 778 § 1 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. X § 108, 1953)

10.32.110 Reserved.

10.32.120 Parking—Private driveways or property.

No person shall park a vehicle in a private driveway or on private property without the direct or implied consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of such driveway or property. (Ord. 334 Art. X § 115, 1953)

10.32.130 Parking—Adjacent to schools.

A.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon that side of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.

B.    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. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 883 § 1 (part), 1981; Ord. 778 § 1 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. X § 107, 1953)

10.32.140 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 the vehicle by turning them against the curb, or other means. (Ord. 883 § 1 (part), 1981; Ord. 778 § 1 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. X § 109, 1953)

10.32.150 Parkways—Stopping, standing or parking prohibited.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within any parkway. (Ord. 334 Art. X § 101, 1953)

10.32.160 Parking, stopping or standing—Prohibited where.

The City Engineer/Director of Public Works 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 such places:

A.    At any place within twenty feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the midblock end of a safety zone;

B.    At any place within twenty feet of an intersection in any business district, except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop;

C.    Within twenty feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop sign, or official electric flashing device;

D.    At any place where the City Engineer/Director of Public Works determines that it is necessary in order to eliminate dangerous traffic hazards;

E.    At any place on a sidewalk;

F.    At any place alongside or opposite any street or highway excavation or obstruction, when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;

G.    At any place on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped, parked or standing at the curb or edge of a highway;

H.    At any place in a tube or tunnel or on a bridge. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 883 § 1 (part), 1981; Ord. 778 § 1 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. X § 110, 1953)

10.32.170 Parking—Prohibited times and locations. Revised 6/17

The City Engineer/Director of Public Works may appropriately sign or mark the following places and, when so signed or marked, no person shall park a vehicle in any of such places during the times indicated:

A.    El Camino Real.

1.    East and west sides of El Camino Real between the northern City limits and southern City limits during the period from two a.m. to six a.m. daily,

2.    On the east side of El Camino Real from Arroyo Avenue to Holly Street at all times,

3.    West side of El Camino Real, for one hundred sixty feet south of its intersection with Holly Street, and for one hundred fifty feet north of its intersection with Holly Street, and for three hundred feet north of Spring Street, there shall be no parking at any time,

4.    East side of El Camino, for three hundred fifty feet south of its intersection with Howard Avenue, no parking at any time,

5.    East side of El Camino, for one hundred sixty-five feet north of its intersection with Holly Street and from one hundred sixty-five feet south of its intersection with Hull Drive centerline projection to the north City limit line,

6.    West side of El Camino, for one hundred seventy feet south of its intersection with Oak Street, two hundred thirty feet north of its intersection with Oak Street, twenty feet south of its intersection with Hull Drive and the entire block between Hull Drive and Spring Street,

7.    West side of El Camino Real from Morse Boulevard to Brittan Avenue, a distance of five hundred fifty feet,

8.    West side of El Camino Real from Brittan Avenue to a point one hundred thirty feet south of Brittan Avenue,

9.    West side of El Camino Real from Howard Avenue to a point one hundred forty feet north of Howard Avenue,

10.    West side of El Camino Real from Howard Avenue to a point two hundred fifty feet south of Howard Avenue,

11.    East side of El Camino Real from a point three hundred thirty feet south of Howard Avenue to Morse Avenue, a distance of one thousand nine hundred feet,

12.    East side of El Camino Real from Oak Street to Hull Drive, at all times;

B.    Greenwood Drive. On the north side of the 1100 block of Greenwood Drive between the hours of nine a.m. and six p.m., Monday through Saturday;

C.    Holly Street. On Holly Street from Old County Road to Industrial Road, between the hours of seven a.m. and six p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excepted;

D.    Howard Avenue.

1.    North side of Howard Avenue between Laurel Street and Walnut Street, during the hours of four p.m. to six p.m.,

2.    South side of Howard Avenue between Laurel Street and Walnut Street during the hours of seven a.m. to nine a.m.;

E.    Brittan Avenue, on both sides of the street, from Laurel Street to Industrial Road;

F.    Shoreway Road on the north side of the street along the property frontage of 75-125 Shoreway Road during the hours of two a.m. to six a.m.

G.    Inside the San Carlos Library parking garage during the hours of two a.m. to five a.m. Persons engaged in governmental duties or emergency activities are exempt from this provision. (Ord. 1520 § 1 (part), 2017; Ord. 1511 § 1, 2016; Ord. 1477 § 1, 2014: Ord. 1435 § 1, 2011; Ord. 1251 § 1, 1998; Ord. 1165 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1157 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1100 § 1, 1992; Ord. 1085 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1066 § 2, 1991; Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 1042 § 1(1), (2), 1989; Ord. 835 § 1, 1978; Ord. 817 § 1, 1977; Ord. 745 § 1, 1974; Ord. 670 § 1, 1968; Ord. 669 § 1, 1968)

10.32.200 Parking—One-hour areas.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle for more than one hour between the hours of seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays upon any of the following streets:

A.    El Camino Real (west side only), from north City limit to Holly Street, except as provided by Section 10.32.170(A)(3). (Ord. 1503 § 1 (part), 2016: Ord. 1379 § 1, 2006; Ord. 1157 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1116 § 1 (part), 1992: Ord. 1042 § 1(3), 1989; Ord. 1038 § 1(A), 1989; Ord. 1022 § 1(A), 1989; Ord. 1009 §§ 1, 2, 1989; Ord. 777 § 1, 1976; Ord. 334 Art. XII § 131 (part), Art. XIV § 194 (part), 1953)

10.32.210 Parking—Two-hour areas. Revised 6/17

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle for more than two hours, between the hours of seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays, upon any of the following streets:

A.    Cherry Street, from Walnut Street to Chestnut Street;

B.    El Camino Real, the east side, from the northerly City limits to the southerly limits, except for that portion thereof which lies between Holly Street and Arroyo Avenue, and further, except as provided in Section 10.32.170(A)(4);

C.    Industrial Road, its entirety from north to south City limits, excepting therefrom the west side of Industrial Road between Brittan Avenue and Commercial Street;

D.    Laurel Street from Holly Street to Eaton Avenue;

E.    Except as provided in Section 10.32.223 which allows Caltrans parking with permit, two-hour parking shall be permitted after nine a.m. to six p.m. on Old County Road, the east side, from the northern City limits to the southern City limits;

F.    Olive Street, from Walnut Street to Elm Street;

G.    Walnut Street:

1.    South from San Carlos Avenue to Olive Street,

2.    The 500 block;

H.    Wheeler Plaza, except for those areas designated in Sections 10.32.221 and 10.32.225;

I.    Williams Plaza;

J.    All streets from Holly Street south to Eaton Avenue, between El Camino Real and Walnut Street;

K.    Laurel Street Park;

L.    Elm Street, the 600 block;

M.    City Library parking lot, street level area;

N.    American Street east of Industrial Road on the north and east sides of the street;

O.    Two parking spaces in the vicinity of 129 Laurel Street;

P.    Shoreway Road along the property frontage of 75-125 Shoreway Road;

Q.    St. Francis Way from Laurel Street to El Camino Real. The southeast, southwest, and northwest section of St. Francis from Laurel Street to El Camino Real shall be two-hour parking. The northeast section of St. Francis from Laurel Street to El Camino Real shall be two-hour parking except the one hundred feet of curbing west of El Camino Real which shall have no parking restrictions; and

R.    El Camino Real (west side only), from south of Holly Street to City limits. (Ord. 1520 § 1 (part), 2017; Ord. 1503 § 1 (part), 2016: Ord. 1445 § 1, 2012; Ord. 1440 § 1, 2011; Ord. 1435 § 2, 2011; Ord. 1413 § 1, 2009: Ord. 1362 § 1, 2005; Ord. 1336 § 1, 2004; Ord. 1325 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1305 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1276 § 2, 2000; Ord. 1212 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1206 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1164 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1116 § 1 (part), 1992: Ord. 1095 § 3, 1991; Ord. 1042 § 1(4), 1989; Ord. 1038 § 1(B), 1989; Ord. 1034 § 1, 1989; Ord. 1022 § 1(B), 1989; Ord. 834 § 1, 1978; Ord. 813 § 1, 1977; Ord. 777 §§ 2, 3, 1976; Ord. 730 § 1, 1973; Ord. 692 § 1, 1970; Ord. 684 § 1, 1964: Ord. 334 Art. XII § 131 (part), Art. XIV § 194 (part), 1953)

10.32.220 Parking—Three-hour areas. Revised 6/17

Accordingly with Section 10.32.190, parking is limited to three hours between the hours of seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day, except Sundays and holidays, upon any of the following enumerated streets:

A.    Clark Plaza, except for those areas designated in Section 10.32.225;

B.    South Plaza, except for those areas designated for permit parking in Section 10.32.225.

C.    Laureola Park parking lot.

D.    San Carlos Library parking garage. (Ord. 1520 § 1 (part), 2017; Ord. 1473 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1054 § 1, 1990; Ord. 1034 § 2, 1989; prior code § 4481(c); Ord. 334 Art. XII § 131 (part), 1953)

10.32.221 Parking—Four-hour areas. Revised 6/17

Daytime parking is limited to four hours between the hours of nine a.m. and five p.m. of any day except Saturday, Sunday and holidays in the following areas:

A.    The north side of the 1600 block of San Carlos Avenue;

B.    Wheeler Plaza, twenty spaces located on the east side of the last row of parking adjacent to Walnut Street;

C.    Chestnut Street, both sides, from Cherry Street to San Carlos Avenue. (Ord. 1520 § 1 (part), 2017; Ord. 1440 § 2, 2011; Ord. 1362 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1164 § 2, 1994; Ord. 1084 § 1, 1991)

10.32.223 Parking restrictions—Laureola Park.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle overnight in the public parking lot at Laureola Park. (Ord. 1287 § 1, 2001)

10.32.224 Parking restriction—700 block of Laurel Street (during the farmers’ market).

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle in the 700 block of Laurel Street from May 1st to September 30th, on each Thursday, between the hours of two-thirty p.m. to nine p.m. The nonaccessible public parking spaces behind Laurel Street Park shall be reserved for event organizers during this period. The accessible parking space shall remain available to the public during farmers’ market events. (Ord. 1423 § 1, 2010: Ord. 1357 § 1, 2005)

10.32.225 Restricted parking—Employee parking program.

This program only applies to employers and employees of businesses located in the San Carlos Downtown Area from San Carlos Avenue to Brittan Avenue and from El Camino Real to Walnut Street.

A.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to establish employee parking spaces in City-owned parking lots.

B.    Parking in employee parking spaces shall be limited to nine hours between the hours of eight a.m. and five p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays.

C.    Parking in employee parking spaces shall be available only to employers/employees with an employee parking permit.

D.    Employee parking permits will be issued by the City of San Carlos.

E.    The fee for employee parking permits will be established by resolution of the City Council.

F.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to establish procedures for issuance of employee parking permits. (Ord. 1421 § 1, 2010: Ord. 1409 § 2, 2009)

10.32.226 Restricted parking—East San Carlos residential parking permit program.

This only applies to the East San Carlos neighborhood located from Old County Road east to Industrial Road and extending north from Hall Street to Northwood Drive.

A.    Parking in areas designated through the petition process as the residential parking zone shall be limited to two hours between seven a.m. and seven p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Vehicles displaying an East San Carlos residential parking permit will be exempt from this two-hour limit.

B.    Parking in areas designated through the petition process as the business parking zone shall be limited to two hours between seven a.m. and five p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Vehicles displaying an East San Carlos business parking permit will be exempt from this two-hour limit.

C.    It is unlawful to park for more than two hours without displaying a valid permit.

D.    East San Carlos parking permits shall be issued by the City of San Carlos.

E.    East San Carlos residential parking permits shall be free to residents of blocks participating in the residential part of the program. The fee for employees of businesses on blocks participating in the business part of the program will be the same as for employees of businesses located in the San Carlos Downtown Area (Section 10.32.225, Restricted parking—Employee parking program).

The City Council shall approve other procedures and requirements for the program in the East San Carlos residential neighborhood, including procedures for the issuance of parking permits to both residents and businesses. The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to make minor modifications to these procedures and requirements. (Ord. 1516 § 1, 2017: Ord. 1492 § 1, 2015)

10.32.227 Restricted parking—Civic Center employee parking program. Revised 10/17

A.    This program only applies to employees working at City Hall, the San Carlos Library building and the Adult Community Center.

B.    Civic Center employee parking with a permit shall be limited to eight hours between the hours of nine a.m. and five p.m. Monday—Friday in designated locations in the San Carlos Library Parking Garage.

C.    Civic Center employee parking permits are not valid in the San Carlos Library surface lot or on the 600 block of Elm Street.

D.    Civic Center employee parking permits will be issued by the City of San Carlos.

E.    The City Engineer and/or the Director of Public Works is authorized to establish procedures for issuance of Civic Center employee parking permits. (Ord. 1523 § 1, 2017)

10.32.230 Parking—Fine for certain violations.

The minimum fine for any violation of the parking time limit of Sections 10.32.200 through 10.32.225 and Section 10.32.270 shall be five dollars. (Ord. 1022 § 4, 1989: Ord. 909 § 1, 1982; Ord. 883 § 3, 1981; Ord. 775 § 2, 1976)

10.32.240 City parking lots.

A.    Whenever stopping, standing or parking spaces are marked or lined for stopping, standing or parking of vehicles, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a City owned, leased, operated or controlled parking lot, except within the individual spaces so marked.

B.    No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in any parking lot owned, operated, leased or controlled by the City in any manner which shall obstruct the movement or ingress or egress of any other vehicle using or intending to use such parking lot, and shall comply with all notices, signs and markings erected thereon.

C.    The minimum fine for a violation of this section is five dollars. (Ord. 883 § 6, 1981; Ord. 778 § 2 (part), 1976; Ord. 140 §§ 1, 2, 1943)

10.32.250 Passenger loading zones.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers for such time as is specified in Section 10.32.020. (Ord. 334 Art. XI § 124, 1953)

10.32.260 Parking—Emergency, building or commercial use—Warning devices.

A.    Persons using motor vehicles to perform emergency services within the City may do so from any location of the public streets, easements or rights-of-way best suited to relieve or remedy the emergency.

B.    Persons using motor vehicles not engaged in emergency services but who are engaged in construction, repair or alteration of improvements on private or public property, shall obtain a permit from the Police Department for the use of any public street, easement or right-of-way adjacent to the property proposed to be improved.

C.    Persons using motor vehicles engaged in the moving of commercial or private personal property shall obtain a permit from the Police Department for the use of any public street, easement or right-of-way adjacent to the property.

D.    If the parking has been restricted to create an additional traffic lane, the driver of any vehicle parked pursuant to the provisions of subsections A, B or C of this section shall display appropriate warning devices in close proximity to the vehicle thus parked. (Ord. 782 § 1, 1976)

10.32.270 Parking or standing—City property.

A.    Whenever the City shall determine that the orderly, efficient conduct of the City’s business requires that parking or standing of vehicles on City property be prohibited, limited or restricted, the City shall have the power and authority to order signs to be erected or posted, indicating that the parking of vehicles is thus prohibited, limited or restricted.

B.    When signs authorized by the provisions of this section are in place, giving notice thereof, no person shall park or stand any vehicle contrary to the directions or provisions of such signs. (Amended during 1989 recodification; Ord. 334 Art. X § 116, 1953)

10.32.280 Parking or standing—Temporary restrictions.

A.    Whenever the Chief of Police shall determine that emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for other reasons, the Chief of Police 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 Chief of Police 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 Chief of Police shall cause such signs to be removed promptly thereafter.

B. 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. (Ord. 334 Art. X § 112, 1953)

10.32.290 Parking or standing—Commercial vehicles.

No person shall park or leave standing any commercial vehicle, as defined by the California Vehicle Code, having an unladen weight of eight thousand pounds or more, or any truck-tractor and/or trailer irrespective of weight, upon any street or roadway more than five hours in any residential district, except:

A. While loading or unloading property, and time in addition to such five-hour period is necessary to complete such work; or

B. When such vehicle is parked in connection with and in aid of the performance of a service to or on a property in the block in which such vehicle is parked, and time in addition to such five-hour period is reasonably necessary to complete such service. (Ord. 943 § 2, 1984)

10.32.300 Peddler and vendor restrictions.

A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, 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 lunchwagon 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 of time not to exceed ten 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. No person shall park or stand on any street, any lunchwagon, eating cart, 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 legislative body, which shall designate the specific location in which the cart shall stand.

C. 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 legislative body, which shall designate the specific location where such vehicle may stand.

D. Whenever any permit is granted under the provisions of this section and a particular location to park or stand is specified therein, no person shall park or stand any vehicle, wagon or pushcart in 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 this section, such permit shall be forthwith revoked by the legislative body upon the filing of the record of such conviction with the legislative body, and no permit shall thereafter be issued to such person until six months have elapsed from the date of such revocation. (Ord. 334 § Art. X § 111, 1953)

10.32.310 Loading and unloading—Zones and marking.

A. The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to determine and to mark loading zones and passenger loading zones as follows:

1. At any place in any business district;

2. 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.

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

C. Loading zones shall be indicated by a yellow paint line, stenciled with black letters “LOADING ONLY” upon the top of all curbs in such zones.

D. Passenger loading zones shall be indicated by a white line stenciled with black letters “PASSENGER LOADING ONLY” upon the top of all curbs in such zones. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. XI § 120, 1953)

10.32.320 Loading or unloading at curb—Permit required.

The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is authorized to issue special permits to allow the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or material, subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permit 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, and it is unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of such permit. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. X § 106, 1953)

10.32.330 Loading or unloading—Permission for commercial vehicles.

A. Permission granted in this chapter to stop or stand a vehicle for purposes of loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial vehicles, and shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor, and in no event for more than twenty minutes. The loading or unloading of materials shall apply only to commercial deliveries, also the delivery or pickup of express and parcel post packages and United States mail.

B. Permission herein granted to stop or park for purposes of loading or unloading passengers shall include the loading or unloading of personal baggage, but shall not extend beyond the time necessary therefor, and in no event for more than three minutes. Within the total time limits above specified, the provisions of this section shall be enforced so as to accommodate necessary and reasonable loading or unloading, but without permitting abuse of the privileges hereby granted. (Ord. 334 Art. XI § 122, 1953)

10.32.340 Alley use restrictions.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or material in any alley. (Ord. 883 § 1 (part), 1981; Ord. 778 § 1 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. XI § 125, 1953)

10.32.350 Bicycle parking.

A. When the City Engineer/Director of Public Works shall determine that the establishment of a bicycle parking zone is reasonably necessary or desirable for the regulation of traffic, or to provide facilities for the temporary parking of bicycles being operated upon the public street, or to safeguard life or property, he is authorized to set aside a space on the street not more than thirty-six feet in length for the parking of bicycles during such hours of such days as are found by him to be best suited for the accomplishment of the purpose set forth in this section.

B.    When a bicycle parking zone is so established, the City Engineer/Director of Public Works shall cause appropriate signs to be posted thereat during such hours, giving notice that parking of other vehicles is prohibited. No person shall stop, stand or park any other vehicle in front of such zone while such signs are in place. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. X § 117, 1953)

10.32.360 Bus zones.

A.    The City Engineer/Director of Public Works is 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.

B.    The word “bus,” as used in this section, means any motor bus, motor coach or passenger stage used as a common carrier of passengers.

C.    No bus zone shall exceed eighty feet in length, except that when satisfactory evidence has been presented to the City Engineer/Director of Public Works showing the necessity therefor, the City Engineer/Director of Public Works may extend bus zones not to exceed a total length of one hundred twenty-five feet.

D.    Bus zones shall normally be established on the far side of an intersection. No bus zone shall be established opposite and to the right of a safety zone. The City Engineer/Director of Public Works shall paint a red line stenciled 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.

E.    No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle except a bus in a bus zone. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. XI § 126, 1953)

10.32.370 Taxicab stands.

A.    The City Council shall, by resolution, establish taxicab stands and determine the locations thereof. The City Engineer/Director of Public Works shall paint a white line stenciled with the words “FOR TAXICABS ONLY” upon the tops of all curbs and places specified for taxicabs only.

B.    No owner or driver of any taxicab shall park or stand the same upon any public highway in the City for any period of time longer than is necessary to discharge or receive passengers then occupying or then waiting for such taxicab, provided that a taxicab may be parked in a taxicab stand established pursuant to this section. (Ord. 1053 § 6(5) (part), 1990; Ord. 334 Art. XI § 127, 1953)

10.32.380 Parking—For certain purposes prohibited.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:

A.    Deleted by Ord. 1354;

B. Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency. (Ord. 1354 § 1, 2005; Ord. 883 § 1 (part), 1981; Ord. 778 §§ 1 (part), 2 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. X § 103, 1953)

10.32.390 Parking—Other than motor vehicles.

A.    When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets so designated. The minimum fine for a violation of this section is ten dollars.

B.    Except as provided in this subsection, no person shall park, place or leave standing any commercial vehicles having an unladen weight of more than three tons, or any boats, semitrailers, tent trailers, truck-tractors, irrespective of weight as defined by the California Vehicle Code as follows:

1.    On Industrial Road, or El Camino Real, at any time;

2.    On East San Carlos Avenue, Old County Road, or in the 900 and 1000 blocks of Bing Street, between the hours of seven p.m. and six a.m.; and

3.    Exceptions to the aforesaid parking restrictions shall be made for:

a.    Public works and public utilities activities which shall be limited to the hours set forth in Sections 9.30.070(B) and (D) of this Code;

b.    Emergency vehicles; and

c.    Solid waste pick-up vehicles;

d.    Stopping for less than twenty minutes to pick up or deliver goods or supplies. (Ord. 1225 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1223 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1189 § 1, 1995; Ord. 1162 § 1, 1994; Ord. 901 § 1, 1981: Ord. 778 § 2 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. XII § 132, 1953)

10.32.400 Vehicles—Removal from street authorized when.

Any regularly employed and salaried officer of the Police Department may remove or cause to be removed:

A.    Any vehicle that has been parked or left standing upon a street or highway for seventy-two or more consecutive hours. For purposes of this section, a vehicle shall be considered to have been parked or left standing for seventy-two or more consecutive hours if it has not been moved one thousand feet or more during such seventy-two-hour period;

B.    Any vehicle which is parked or left standing upon a street or highway between the hours of seven a.m. and seven p.m. when such parking or standing is prohibited by ordinance or resolution of the City, and signs are posted giving notice of such removal;

C.    Any vehicle which is parked or left standing upon a street or highway where the use of such street or highway, or a portion thereof, is necessary for the cleaning, repair or construction of the street or highway, or any portion thereof is authorized for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic, or where the use of the street or highway or any portion thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles or structures of unusual size, and the parking of such vehicle would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement; provided that signs giving notice that such vehicles may be removed are erected or placed at least twenty-four hours prior to the removal. (Ord. 897 § 1, 1981; Ord. 778 § 2 (part), 1976; Ord. 334 Art. X § 102, 1953)

10.32.410 Violation—Fines designated.

The minimum fine for violation of the following sections of this Code is ten dollars: Sections 10.32.100, 10.32.130, 10.32.140, 10.32.160, 10.32.170, 10.32.290, 10.32.340, 10.32.360, 10.32.380, 10.32.390, 10.32.400 and subsection B of Section 10.32.020. (Ord. 909 § 1, 1982: Ord. 883 § 3, 1981)