Chapter 9.36
PARKING

Sections:

9.36.010    Markings and signs indicating restricted parking.

9.36.020    No-parking zones designated.

9.36.030    Signs authorized.

9.36.040    Towaway zones.

9.36.050    Restricted parking areas.

9.36.060    Bicycle lanes—Parking prohibited.

9.36.065    Parks and recreational areas—Parking restrictions.

9.36.070    County parking lots—Parking restrictions.

9.36.080    Overnight parking prohibited.

9.36.085    Parks and recreational area parking lots—Administration and enforcement.

9.36.090    County parking lots—Administration and enforcement.

9.36.100    Violation.

9.36.010 Markings and signs indicating restricted parking.

When authorized curb markings and/or signs, as indicated herein, have been determined by the Director of Public Works to be necessary and are in place giving notice thereof, no operator of any motor vehicle shall stop, stand or park such vehicle in violation of the following restrictions:

(A)    Red curb markings indicate no stopping, standing or parking, except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or sign-posted as a bus loading zone. This restriction shall be effective at all times unless signs indicating specific time periods are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(B)    Green curb markings indicate a maximum time limit parking of 20 minutes’ duration, unless signs indicating a different time limit are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(C)    Yellow curb markings indicate a commercial loading zone for the sole purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight for a maximum time of 30 minutes, unless signs indicating a different time limit are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(D)    White curb markings indicate a passenger loading zone for the sole purpose of loading or unloading passengers for only the time necessary for completion of same in an expeditious manner, not to exceed five minutes, or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent United States mailbox.

(E)    Blue curb markings indicate parking limited exclusively for the use of physically handicapped persons whose vehicles display either of the distinguishing license plates issued to disabled persons pursuant to Section 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code, or to disabled veterans, as specified in Section 9105 of the California Vehicle Code.

(F)    Signs indicate by legend the specific restriction that applies. Signs shall be in conformance with the uniform standards and specifications promulgated by the State.

(G)    Shoulder Striping. No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in an area upon or between a painted white shoulder strip and the center of a paved roadway. [Ord. 2265, 1976; Ord. 2182, 1975; Ord. 1853, 1973; Ord. 1355, 1968; prior code § 10.60.010].

9.36.020 No-parking zones designated.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any motor vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in cases of emergency, or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following designated areas:

(1)    Arbolado Drive, on both sides of the street from Breve Avenue to Estrella Avenue, a distance of 0.09 mile;

(2)    Aptos School Road, on the north side from Valencia Road to the end of Aptos School Road;

(3)    Beach Drive, at the following locations:

(a)    On the north side, from a point 70 feet northwesterly from the end of the County road,

(b)    On the north side, from the Esplanade 280 feet southeasterly,

(c)    On the south side, from a point 1,000 feet southeasterly of the Esplanade,

(d)    On the south side, 240 feet southeasterly from the Esplanade;

(4)    Beach Road, at its southerly end within the cul-de-sac and Fire Access Road;

(5)    Bennett Road, from Moosehead Drive to Venetian Road;

(6)    Bonny Doon Road, from Highway 1 to a point 500 feet northerly thereof;

(7)    Breve Avenue, on both sides of the street, from Playa Boulevard to Arbolado Drive, a distance of 0.06 mile;

(8)    Calabasas Road, for a distance of 30 feet on either side of the school crosswalk on the north side of Calabasas Road in front of the Calabasas School;

(9)    East Cliff Drive.

(a)    From Prospect Street to 9th Avenue on the northwesterly side adjacent to Schwan Lake,

(b)    On both sides, from Larch Lane (private road) easterly and north on 41st Avenue to the south side of the public parking lot entrance;

(10)    Emme Street.

(a)    From Freedom Boulevard 120 feet southwesterly on the northwesterly side,

(b)    From Freedom Boulevard 70 feet southwesterly on the southeasterly side;

(11)    Empire Grade Road, on both sides of the roadway, from a point 500 feet south of Heller Drive to a point 500 feet north of Heller Drive;

(12)    Freedom Boulevard, on the southeasterly side, from Green Valley Road easterly 110 feet;

(13)    From 2462 Glen Canyon Road to 2562 Glen Canyon Road, on the easterly side;

(14)    Green Valley Road, on the northeasterly side from Freedom Boulevard northerly 160 feet;

(15)    Hainline Road, from Moosehead Drive to Venetian Road, north side only;

(15.5)    Hillview Way, both sides of the street for 100 feet from Oceanview between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.;

(16)    Mattison Lane, on both sides of the street, from Soquel Drive southerly;

(17)    Mill Street, from Main Street to State Highway Route 9, north side only;

(17.5)    Oceanview Drive.

(a)    Between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for its entirety except as outlined in subsection (17.5)(b) of this section,

(b)    At all times on the west side of the street for a distance starting approximately 240 feet from San Andreas Road to a point ending approximately 384 feet from San Andreas Road, and on all sides of the island at the intersection of Oceanview and San Andreas Road;

(18)    Porter Street.

(a)    Within 15 feet along the eastern curb of Porter Street southerly of the southern edge of the crosswalk across Porter Street, at the northern edge of the intersection of Porter Street and Walnut Street in Soquel, as may be indicated by red paint on the curb,

(b)    Within 16 feet along the easterly curb of Porter Street northerly of the northern edge and 32 feet along the eastern curb of Porter Street southerly of the southern edge of the driveway of the Soquel School, lying between the school building and the tennis court, as may be indicated by red paint on the curb;

(19)    Rio Del Mar Boulevard, on the north and south sides of the street from the Esplanade easterly 200 feet;

(20)    Seacliff Drive, from Center Avenue south 90 feet, westerly side only;

(21)    Shell Drive, on the east side, from Beach Road to Sunset Beach State Park boundary;

(22)    Soquel Avenue, from Paul Sweet overpass easterly to Paul Minnie on the north side only;

(23)    Soquel Drive.

(a)    Along the southerly side of Soquel Drive, within 20 feet of the alley adjacent to the United States Post Office, located at 2740 Soquel Drive, except for the purposes of depositing mail into the “courtesy mailbox” or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer,

(b)    Either within 15 feet of the driveway entrances to the Aptos Fire Station, or within an equal parallel distance on the side of the street opposite the Aptos Fire Station;

(c)    On the south side of Soquel Drive in front of 2500 Soquel Drive (Villa San Carlos Complex) for a distance of 100 feet between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of creating a bus stop.

(24)    Soquel-San Jose Road, on both sides of the roadway, from a point 500 feet south of the southerly boundary of the Seventh Day Adventist Conference Grounds to a point 500 feet north of the northerly boundary of said grounds;

(25)    On the east side of Sunny Cove Drive, from East Cliff Drive south to the end;

(26)    21st Avenue, south of East Cliff Drive; no parking on the west side from the intersection south to the end of the street. [Ord. 4184 § 1, 1992; Ord. 3956 § 1, 1988; prior code § 10.60.020].

9.36.030 Signs authorized.

The Commissioners of the Aptos Fire Protection District are authorized to erect, place and maintain such curb and pavement markings and signs as may be necessary to indicate the parking area permitted or prohibited by SCCC 9.36.020(23)(b). [Ord. 1532, 1970; Ord. 567, 1958; prior code § 10.60.021].

9.36.040 Towaway zones.

Vehicles parked in violation of the following subsections of SCCC 9.36.020 may be towed away by or at the direction of any member of the California Highway Patrol, or any regularly employed and salaried deputy of the Sheriff of the County to any garage or other storage facility authorized by the Board. Towing and storage of such vehicle shall be at the cost of the driver or owner of the vehicle, and shall be payable before release of the car to such person. Signs shall be posted giving notice to cars illegally parked will be towed away.

(A)    SCCC 9.36.020(4), Beach Road;

(B)    SCCC 9.36.020(6), Bonny Doon Road;

(C)    SCCC 9.36.020(15.5), Hillview Way;

(D)    SCCC 9.36.020(17.5), Oceanview Drive;

(E)    SCCC 9.36.020(23)(c), Soquel Drive. [Ord. 4184 § 2, 1992; Ord. 3956 § 2, 1988; Ord. 2597, 1978; Ord. 2039, 1974; prior code § 10.60.025].

9.36.050 Restricted parking areas.

(A)    Aptos Beach Drive. A maximum 20-minute parking zone is established on the westerly side of Aptos Beach Drive, from 20 feet north of the Esplanade to Marina Avenue, effective between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

(B)    Porter Street. For a distance of 43 feet along the eastern curb of Porter Street northerly from the northern edge of the crosswalk across Porter Street at the northern edge of the intersection of Porter Street and Walnut Street in Soquel, as may be indicated by white paint on the curb, stopping only for loading or unloading of passengers for a period of time not to exceed five minutes per vehicle shall be permitted.

(C)    North Coast Beach Parking Areas. No parking shall be allowed between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day within North Coast Beach parking areas for which signs indicate this specific parking restriction applies.

(D)    Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve Area. No parking shall be allowed at any time within that area adjacent to the Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve Area for which signs indicate this specific parking restriction applies. [Ord. 4600 § 1, 2000; Ord. 4555 § 1, 1999; Ord. 1532, 1970; Ord. 1262, 1967; Ord. 849, 1962; prior code § 10.60.030].

9.36.060 Bicycle lanes—Parking prohibited.

When authorized curb markings or signs are in place giving notice of no parking, no operator of any motor vehicle shall stop, stand or park such vehicle upon the area of any street between the curb and any line delineating the boundary of a bicycle lane established by resolution of the Board as a no-parking zone. [Ord. 2212, 1975; prior code § 10.60.033].

9.36.065 Parks and recreational areas—Parking restrictions.

(A)    Pursuant to the authority granted by Vehicle Code Section 22519, it is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle within any County park parking area, in violation of the regulations listed below, and implemented by the Director of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services.

(1)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by red curb markings shall be limited as follows: No stopping, standing or parking, except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signposted as a bus loading zone. This restriction shall be effective at all times, unless signs indicating specific time periods are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(2)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by green curb markings shall be limited as follows: Parking shall be limited to a maximum time limit of 20 minutes’ duration unless signs indicating a different time limit are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(3)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by yellow curb markings shall be limited as follows: Parking shall be limited to commercial loading for the sole purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight for a maximum time of 30 minutes, unless signs indicating a different time limit are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(4)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by white curb markings shall be limited as follows: Parking shall be limited to passenger loading for the sole purpose of loading or unloading passengers for only the time necessary for completion of same in an expeditious manner, not to exceed five minutes, or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent United States mailbox.

(5)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by blue curb markings shall be limited as follows: Parking shall be limited exclusively for use by physically handicapped persons whose vehicles display either of the distinguishing license plates issued to disabled persons pursuant to Section 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code, or to disabled veterans, as specified in Section 9105 of the California Vehicle Code.

(6)    No vehicle shall be left standing in any part of a parking lot that is not marked as a parking space.

(7)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “permit parking” shall be restricted to vehicles of members of the public to whom a parking permit has been issued and to appropriate County employees as determined by the Director of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services.

(8)    No vehicle shall occupy more than one marked parking space.

(9)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “one hour,” “two hours,” “three hours,” or “four hours” shall be restricted to vehicles of members of the public and shall be limited to the time specified.

(10)    No vehicle shall park in spaces marked as a crosswalk.

(11)    No vehicle shall park in front of a public driveway except that a bus may stop to load or unload passengers as authorized by local ordinance.

(12)    No vehicle shall park in any designated fire lane identified by sign and red curb markings or marked with the words “Fire Lane” in red paint.

(B)    Pursuant to the authority granted by Vehicle Code Section 22519, it is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle within any area of a County park which is not a designated parking area. [Ord. 4120 § 1, 1991; Ord. 4018 § 1, 1989].

9.36.070 County parking lots—Parking restrictions.

(A)    Except as provided in SCCC 9.36.065, pursuant to the authority granted by Vehicle Code Section 22519, it is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle within any off-street parking areas owned or operated by or leased to the County for any County operation other than County parks, in violation of the regulations listed below, and implemented by the Director of General Services.

(1)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “public parking” shall be restricted to vehicles of members of the public having business in County buildings, but shall be limited to the time necessary to conduct such business.

(2)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “one-hour” or “two-hour” shall be restricted to vehicles of members of the public having business in County buildings, but shall be limited to the time specified.

(3)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “permit parking” shall be restricted to vehicles of members of the press and of County employees to whom a parking permit has been issued.

(4)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “County vehicles only” shall be restricted to County-owned or County-leased vehicles.

(5)    Parking in spaces marked or identified with the name of a County office, including but not limited to supervisors and department heads, shall be restricted to a vehicle of the specified County officer.

(6)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by red curb markings shall be limited as follows: no stopping, standing or parking, except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signposted as a bus loading zone. This restriction shall be effective at all times, unless signs indicating specific time periods are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(7)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by green curb markings shall be limited as follows: parking shall be limited to a maximum time limit of 20 minutes’ duration unless signs indicating a different time limit are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(8)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by yellow curb markings shall be limited as follows: parking shall be limited to commercial loading for the sole purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight for a maximum time of 30 minutes, unless signs indicating a different time limit are also posted in conjunction thereto.

(9)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by white curb markings shall be limited as follows: parking shall be limited to passenger loading for the sole purpose of loading or unloading passengers for only the time necessary for completion of same in an expeditious manner, not to exceed five minutes, or for the purpose of depositing mail in an adjacent United States mailbox.

(10)    Parking in spaces marked or identified by blue curb markings shall be limited as follows: parking shall be limited exclusively for use by physically handicapped persons whose vehicles display either of the distinguishing license plates issued to disabled persons pursuant to Section 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code, or to disabled veterans, as specified in Section 9105 of the California Vehicle Code.

(11)    No vehicle shall be left standing in any part of a parking lot that is not marked as a parking space.

(12)    Notwithstanding any of the above regulations, the above described off-street parking areas shall be open to and restricted to vehicles of County employees and to vehicles of members of the public having business in County buildings. Parking by members of the public shall be limited to the time necessary to conduct such business.

(13)    No vehicle shall occupy more than one marked parking space.

(14)    No operator of any vehicle shall move or permit the vehicle to be moved from one parking space to another within any public parking lot, at any time and in such manner that the vehicle remains in the parking lot a period of time in excess of the parking time limit for the parking lot.

(15)    No operator of any vehicle shall remove or permit the removal of any tire marking or other marking or device affixed to the vehicle in connection with the enforcement of established time limits, so as to avoid or impair the enforcement of provisions of this chapter.

(16)    Parking in spaces marked or identified as “electric vehicle charging only” shall be restricted to a maximum of three hours.

(B)    For purposes of these regulations, “members of the public” means and includes visitors, members of boards, commissions, official committees, jurors, and members of the press, but does not include County employees. [Ord. 5228 § 1, 2016; Ord. 4512 § 1, 1998; Ord. 4018 § 1, 1989; Ord. 2547, 1978; Ord. 1678, 1972; prior code § 10.60.040].

9.36.080 Overnight parking prohibited.

(A)    Except as specifically authorized by the Director of General Services, it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle overnight or camp therein overnight in any off-street parking area owned or operated by or leased to the County of Santa Cruz for any County operation other than County parks.

(B)    Except as specifically authorized by the Director of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle in any County park parking area after the posted closing hours of the park. [Ord. 4018 § 1, 1989; Ord. 2547, 1978; prior code § 10.60.045].

9.36.085 Parks and recreational area parking lots—Administration and enforcement.

The Director of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services is authorized to administer the regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors for parking within any County park. The Director shall:

(A)    Determine the necessity for parking regulations in the area, and recommend adoption of such regulations to the Board of Supervisors;

(B)    Implement the parking regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors by determining appropriate locations for the various parking restrictions, preparing the diagram of the County park parking area, identifying such restricted parking areas, and causing appropriate curb markings and/or signs implementing such regulations to be erected and maintained in the area;

(C)    Cause a copy of adopted regulations and the above-described diagram of the parking areas to be kept available to the public at the Office of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services and the Office of the County Clerk;

(D)    Enforce adopted regulations in the parking areas by issuing citations for the violation thereof;

(E)    Enforce adopted regulations in the parking areas by removal of such vehicles pursuant to the authority granted by Vehicle Code Section 22651(b), (k) and (n). [Ord. 4018 § 1, 1989].

9.36.090 County parking lots—Administration and enforcement.

Except as provided in SCCC 9.36.085, and Chapter 9.43 SCCC, the Director of General Services is authorized to administer the regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors within any off-street parking areas owned or operated by or leased to the County. The Director shall:

(A)    Determine the necessity for parking regulations in the area, and recommend adoption of such regulations to the Board of Supervisors;

(B)    Implement the parking regulations adopted by the Board of Supervisors by determining appropriate locations for the various parking restrictions, preparing the diagram of the County parking area, identifying such restricted parking areas, and causing appropriate curb markings and/or signs implementing such regulations to be erected and maintained in the area;

(C)    Cause a copy of adopted regulations and the above-described diagram of the parking areas to be kept available to the public at the Office of General Services and the Office of the County Clerk;

(D)    Enforce adopted regulations in the parking areas by issuing citations for the violation thereof;

(E)    Enforce adopted regulations in the parking areas by removal of such vehicles pursuant to the authority granted by Vehicle Code Section 22651(b), (k) and (n). [Ord. 4155 § 2, 1991; Ord. 4018 § 1, 1989; Ord. 2547, 1978; Ord. 1678, 1972; prior code § 10.60.050].

9.36.100 Violation.

It is unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to stand or park a motor vehicle except as permitted by this chapter. Such violation shall be subject to a civil penalty, the enforcement of which shall be governed by the civil administrative procedures set forth in Division 17, Chapter 1, Article 3 (commencing with Section 40200) of the California Vehicle Code. [Ord. 4288 § 2, 1994; Ord. 4219 § 2, 1992].