Chapter 9.46
FALL CREEK PERMIT PARKING ZONE

Sections:

9.46.010    Definitions.

9.46.020    Permit parking zone established—Permit required when.

9.46.030    Description of area of zone.

9.46.040    Permit—Application.

9.46.050    Permit—Fee.

9.46.060    Permit issuance—Residents.

9.46.070    Permit issuance—Nonresidents.

9.46.080    Permit issuance—Guests of residents.

9.46.090    Permit—Use limitations.

9.46.100    Permit—Display requirements.

9.46.110    Permit—Period of validity—Renewal.

9.46.120    Permit—Replacement.

9.46.130    Permit—Revocation.

9.46.140    Parking dates and times.

9.46.150    Vehicles without permits permitted to park when—Other exemptions.

9.46.160    Signposting of parking regulations.

9.46.170    Enforcement—Statutory provisions adopted.

9.46.180    Unlawful acts designated—Penalty.

9.46.010 Definitions.

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

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

(B)    “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.

(C)    “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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.020 Permit parking zone established—Permit required when.

Under provisions of Section 22507 of the Vehicle Code, the Board of Supervisors of the County ordains that a preferential parking zone is established in the Fall Creek Drive area in which parking will be prohibited during a period of time. 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.030 Description of area of zone.

The Fall Creek 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.040 Permit—Application.

Each application or reapplication for an annual parking permit shall contain information sufficient to identify the applicant, his/her 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.050 Permit—Fee.

The fees for resident and nonresident parking permits and for changes to or replacement of parking permits shall be established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors of the County. [Ord. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.060 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.070 Permit issuance—Nonresidents.

(A)    Nonresidents may obtain a yearly or daily parking permit to park within parking permit zone. The Director of Public Works shall limit the number of daily permits available for sale to not more than 10 permits each day, and shall limit the number of yearly permits available for sale to not more than 15.

(B)    Nonresident owners may apply for parking permits while within the permit parking zone.

(C)    The Director of Public Works is authorized to issue rules and regulations consistent with this chapter governing the manner in which nonresident owners shall qualify for parking permits.

(D)    Only one permit shall be issued to each qualified applicant for a permit issued pursuant to this section. [Ord. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.080 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.090 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.100 Permit—Display requirements.

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

(B)    Permits of guests of residents of the permit parking zone and daily permits for nonresidents 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.110 Permit—Period of validity—Renewal.

(A)    Except for daily permits issued to nonresidents, all parking permits issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter 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. [Ord. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.120 Permit—Replacement.

The Director of Public Works may issue a duplicate permit if any resident or nonresident owner 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.130 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.140 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.150 Vehicles without permits permitted to park when—Other exemptions.

(A)    A resident, guest of a resident, nonresident owner, or a nonresident with either an annual or daily permit 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 identified by enforcement officers as emergency, government, or handicapped will be exempt 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)    All alleys, private property, private streets and roads are exempt from the parking restrictions of this section. [Ord. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.160 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. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.170 Enforcement—Statutory provisions adopted.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff and the California Highway Patrol may enforce the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 4211 § 1, 1992].

9.46.180 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/herself 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 9.46.150 and subsections (B), (C) and (D) of this section, a person shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00. [Ord. 4288 § 6, 1994; Ord. 4211 § 1, 1992].