Chapter 9.44
LIVE OAK BEACH PERMIT PARKING ZONE

Sections:

9.44.010    Definitions.

9.44.020    Live Oak permit parking zone.

9.44.030    Description of area of zone.

9.44.040    Permit—Application.

9.44.050    Permit—Fee.

9.44.060    Permit issuance—Residents.

9.44.070    Issuance of permits to nonresident owners and employees of business and commercial properties.

9.44.080    Permit issuance—Business customers.

9.44.090    Permit issuance—Guests of residents.

9.44.100    Issuance of permits to nonresident visitors.

9.44.110    Permit—Use limitations.

9.44.120    Display of permits.

9.44.130    Validity of parking permits.

9.44.140    Permit—Replacement.

9.44.150    Permit—Revocation.

9.44.160    Parking dates and times.

9.44.170    Permit parking exemptions.

9.44.180    Signposting of parking regulations.

9.44.190    Enforcement—Statutory provisions adopted.

9.44.200    Unlawful acts designated—Penalty.

9.44.010 Definitions.

Whenever in this chapter the following terms are used, they shall be deemed and construed to have the following meaning:

(A)    “Commercial and industrial properties” means a business enterprise operated within the permit parking zone.

(B)    “Guest of resident” means bona fide visitors to a residence located in the permit parking zone.

(C)    “Motel properties” means a lodging enterprise conducted within the permit parking zone.

(D)    “Motor vehicles” means and includes any device upon which any person or property may be propelled, moved or drawn upon a highway. For the purpose of this chapter, a motor vehicle shall include a licensed automobile, truck, housecar, trailer, motorcycle or other motor-driven or motor-drawn form of transportation weighing over 50 pounds.

(E)    “Resident” means the principal occupant of a single-family dwelling or of a legal housing unit of a condominium or multiple-family dwelling. The quarters occupied are called a “residence” or a “household.” [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.020].

9.44.020 Live Oak permit parking zone.

Under the provisions of Section 22507 of the Vehicle Code, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz does hereby ordain that a preferential parking zone be established in the Live Oak area, in which parking will be prohibited during a period of time during the summer beach season. Exemptions from such prohibition, when not otherwise indicated in this chapter, will be by securing and displaying in a vehicle a type of parking permit described herein. [Ord. 3230 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.010].

9.44.030 Description of area of zone.

The Live Oak permit parking zone in which parking will be permitted by the display of a valid permit will be described by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.030].

9.44.040 Permit—Application.

Each application or reapplication for an annual parking permit shall contain information sufficient to identify the applicant, his address within the permit zone, the license number of the motor vehicle for which application is made, and such other information that may be deemed relevant by the Director of Public Works. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.100].

9.44.050 Permit—Fee.

The fees for resident parking permits, guest-of-resident parking permits, nonresident owner, customers of employees of a commercial or industrial enterprise located in the permit zone, nonresident visitors, and for changes to or replacement of parking permits shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County. [Ord. 3095, 1981; prior code § 10.61.120].

9.44.060 Permit issuance—Residents.

Residents parking permits shall be issued by the Director of Public Works. No more than one parking permit shall be issued to each motor vehicle for which application is made. The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue such rules and regulations consistent with this chapter governing the manner in which residents shall qualify for parking permits. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.050].

9.44.070 Issuance of permits to nonresident owners and employees of business and commercial properties.

Nonresident owners and employees may apply for parking permits while within the permit parking zone. The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue rules and regulations consistent with this chapter governing the manner in which nonresident owners and employees employed within the permit parking zone shall qualify for parking permits. Only one permit shall be issued to each qualified applicant for a permit issued pursuant to this section. [Ord. 3230 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.055].

9.44.080 Permit issuance—Business customers.

(A)    The owners or managers of commercial or business activities located within the permit parking zone may apply for parking permits for bona fide customers of their establishments. Such permit will be valid for a limited period during one working day, and only within the vicinity of the applicant’s place of business.

(B)    The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue such rules and regulations consistent with this chapter governing parking time periods and the number and manner in which permits will be issued to each commercial and business enterprise in the parking permit zone. [Ord. 3095, 1981; prior code § 10.61.055.1].

9.44.090 Permit issuance—Guests of residents.

The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue parking permits to residents of the permit parking zone for use of their bona fide transient guests. Such guest permit will be identified at the time of issuance with the name and address of the resident. No more than two guest permits shall be issued to any residence in the permit parking zone. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.060].

9.44.100 Issuance of permits to nonresident visitors.

The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue parking permits to nonresidents of the permit zone who are visiting the area for the purpose of using the beaches or other facilities in the permit parking zone. Such permits may be valid for one day only, or annually. Each nonresident visitor permit shall be designed to include thereon the license number of the motor vehicle for which it is issued. [Ord. 3230 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.070].

9.44.110 Permit—Use limitations.

A parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder thereof an on-street parking space within the designated permit zone, nor shall permit holders be exempt from parking restrictions or prohibitions established pursuant to authority other than this chapter. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.075].

9.44.120 Display of permits.

(A)    Resident, business and annual visitor permits shall be permanently affixed to the motor vehicle in a way that they shall be easily seen and read by enforcement officers.

(B)    Permits of guests of residents of the permit parking zone, customers, and nonresident visitor daily permits shall be issued in a form for display through the windows or windshield of the vehicle in a way that they shall be easily seen and read by enforcement officers. Vehicles without windshields or enclosed areas shall have permits attached to the vehicle in such a manner that they shall be easily seen and read by enforcement officers. [Ord. 3230 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.080].

9.44.130 Validity of parking permits.

(A)    The parking permit issued to each resident, guest of resident, annual visitor, owner and employees of commercial, industrial or motel property within the zone shall be valid during the period of time within one calendar year when permit parking is required within the zone.

(B)    Permits may be renewed annually upon reapplication in the manner required by the Director of Public Works.

(C)    Each nonresident visitor daily permit and customer permit shall be valid only for and during the day it is issued. [Ord. 3230 § 1, 1982; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.110].

9.44.140 Permit—Replacement.

The Director of Public Works may issue a duplicate permit if any resident to whom a valid parking permit has been issued, or to whom a valid guest-of-resident permit has been issued can furnish proof that such permit has been destroyed, lost, or the vehicle to which the permit was affixed has been disposed of. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.130].

9.44.150 Permit—Revocation.

The Director of Public Works is authorized to revoke the parking permit of any person found to be in violation of this chapter, and upon written notification thereof, the person shall surrender such permit to the Director of Public Works. Failure, when so requested, to surrender a parking permit so revoked shall constitute a violation of this chapter. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.150].

9.44.160 Parking dates and times.

The date and time when parking restrictions will be in effect in the permit parking zone will be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.140].

9.44.170 Permit parking exemptions.

(A)    A resident, guest of a resident, nonresident visitor, owner, customers and employees of commercial, industrial or motel properties shall be permitted to stand or park their vehicles in a permit parking area for which a permit has been issued pursuant to this chapter.

(B)    Vehicles readily identifiable by enforcement officers as emergency, government or handicapped will be exempted from the parking restrictions of this chapter.

(C)    Vehicles readily identifiable as commercial, delivery, service and contractors’ vehicles, while the occupants of the vehicle are actually engaged in providing services to residences or commercial enterprises, or in the maintenance and repair of public services or utilities will be exempt from the parking restrictions of this chapter.

(D)    The Director of Public Works may grant upon request individual one-day exemptions for nonresidents attending scheduled community events conducted in the permit parking zone. Application for such exemptions shall be made in a time and manner to be determined by the Director of Public Works.

(E)    All alleys, metered parking spaces, private property, private streets and roads are exempt from the parking restrictions of this section. [Ord. 3230 § 1, 1982; Ord. 3095, 1981; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.090].

9.44.180 Signposting of parking regulations.

The Director of Public Works shall cause appropriate signs to be erected inside or outside the permit parking zone indicating prominently thereon the conditions under which permit parking regulations shall be enforced. [Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.040].

9.44.190 Enforcement—Statutory provisions adopted.

The Director of Public Works and his delegated subordinates, pursuant to the provisions of Section 836.5 of the Penal Code of the State, are authorized to arrest a person without a warrant whenever they have reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed an infraction or a misdemeanor in their presence which is a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter. Upon making such an arrest, the Director of Public Works or his delegated subordinate shall prepare a citation and release the person arrested, pursuant to Section 853.6 of the Penal Code of the State, the provisions of which are adopted by reference as part of this section. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 836.5 of the Penal Code of the State, the staff of the Live Oak parking program are also authorized to enforce the provisions of the Vehicle Code and issue citations for violations. [Ord. 4074 § 1, 1990; Ord. 3095, 1981; prior code § 10.61.155].

9.44.200 Unlawful acts designated—Penalty.

(A)    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.

(B)    It is unlawful and a violation of this chapter for a person to falsely represent himself as eligible for a parking permit, or to furnish false information in an application therefor to the Director of Public Works.

(C)    It is unlawful and a violation of this chapter for a person holding a valid parking permit issued pursuant hereto to permit the use or display of such permit on a motor vehicle other than that for which the permit is issued. Such conduct shall constitute an unlawful act and violation of this chapter both by the person holding the valid parking permit and the person who so uses or displays the permit on a motor vehicle other than that for which it is issued.

(D)    It is unlawful and a violation of this chapter for a person to copy, produce or otherwise bring into existence a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit or permits without written authorization from the Director of Public Works. It is further unlawful and a violation of this chapter for a person to knowingly use or display a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit in order to evade limitations on parking applicable in a permit parking zone.

(E)    Upon conviction of any unlawful act or violation of SCCC 9.44.150 and subsections (B), (C) and (D) of this section, a person shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00. [Ord. 4288 § 4, 1994; Ord. 4219 § 1, 1992; Ord. 2959, 1980; prior code § 10.61.160].