Chapter 8.12
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING OF VEHICLES

Sections:

8.12.010    Regulations adopted by city council.

8.12.020    Director to establish and maintain prohibited or restricted no stopping, no standing, no parking or time limit parking.

8.12.025    Angle parking.

8.12.030    Inventory of parking restrictions.

8.12.040    Violations.

8.12.050    Removal of vehicles from city streets.

8.12.060    Tow-away zone.

8.12.070    Oversized vehicle parking regulations.

8.12.080    Off-street parking facilities.

8.12.090    Preferential parking districts.

8.12.100    Repealed by Ordinance 1958 § 2, 9-28-93.

8.12.110    Parking on private property.

8.12.010 Regulations adopted by city council.

Except as hereinafter provided, regulations pertaining to the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles shall be established by resolution of the city council.

(Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.020 Director to establish and maintain prohibited or restricted no stopping, no standing, no parking or time limit parking.

The director is authorized, in accordance with the Vehicle Code, to place appropriate signs or markings prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing, parking or time limit parking of vehicles on city streets in accordance with the following standards:

A.    Bus Stop Zones. For a distance not to exceed one hundred seventy feet for loading and unloading passengers at a bus stop, or for a distance not to exceed one hundred fifty feet for loading and unloading children at a school bus stop;

B.    Loading Zones. For a distance not to exceed fifty feet for the purpose of loading and unloading passengers or materials;

C.    Passenger Loading Zone. For a distance not to exceed one hundred feet for the purpose of loading and unloading passengers;

D.    School Zones.

1.    For a distance not to exceed four hundred feet from either side of any marked school pedestrian crosswalk,

2.    Prohibiting parking or restricting parking during specific hours of the day, or establishing time limit parking on that side of any street adjacent to any school property, when such parking, in the opinion of the director, interferes with pedestrian, bicycle or vehicle traffic, or creates a hazardous situation;

E.    Crosswalks. For a distance not to exceed four hundred feet from either side of any marked pedestrian crosswalk;

F.    Highway Intersections. For a distance not to exceed four hundred feet on either side of any highway from its intersection with any other highway for purposes of turn lanes or sight distance and visibility;

G.    Driveway. For a distance not to exceed four hundred feet adjacent to either side of a driveway entrance to any highway for purposes of sight distance and visibility;

H.    Temporary "No Parking" Zones. Temporary "no parking" on any city street where the use of such highway or a portion thereof is necessary for the cleaning, repair or construction of the highway or the installation of underground utilities; or where the use of the highway or any portion thereof is authorized for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic; or where the use of the highway or any portion thereof is necessary for the movement of equipment, articles or structures of unusual size and the parking of such vehicles 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 effective time of such no parking regulations;

I.    Railroad Crossing. Prohibit stopping for a distance not to exceed fifty feet from the centerline of a railroad track crossing on any highway;

J.    Narrow Streets. Prohibit stopping on only one side of a street which is thirty feet or less in width;

K.    Time Limit Parking. Time limit parking where the on-street parking and adjacent uses warrant installation of twenty-minute, one-hour and two-hour parking restrictions. Time limit parking shall be effective nine a.m. to nine p.m., except Sundays or as posted. Twenty-minute parking shall be designated by green curb markings;

L.    Bicycle Lanes. Posted and marked on-street bicycle lanes installed in accordance with the traffic manual;

M.    Height Restriction—Intersections. Prohibit the stopping, parking or standing of vehicles which are six feet or more in height within one hundred feet of any intersection at any time;

N.    Traffic Lanes. Prohibit the stopping in traffic lanes as marked or posted. This authorization includes the establishment and posting or marking of travel lanes for use during certain hours on certain days, including peak hour lanes, as determined by the director.

(Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.025 Angle parking.

Angle parking shall be permitted only on the following portions of the following public streets:

A.    On the northerly and southerly side of Library Place between California Avenue and San Antonio Avenue;

B.    On the southerly side of Tweedy Boulevard between Alexander Avenue and Hunt Avenue;

C.    On the easterly side of Hildreth Avenue between Southern Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard;

D.    On the westerly side of Kendall Avenue between Branyon Avenue and the first alley north of Branyon Avenue;

E.    On the westerly side of Dakota Avenue between Gardendale Street and Main Street;

F.    On the northerly side of Tweedy Boulevard between Hildreth Avenue and Pinehurst Avenue;

G.    On the northerly and southerly side of Firestone Place between Rayo Avenue and Firestone Boulevard.

(Ord. 1990 § 1, 9-26-95)

8.12.030 Inventory of parking restrictions.

The director shall index and maintain an inventory of all parking restrictions established by the director under the authority of this chapter and shall furnish a copy thereof to the city clerk for retention by that office.

(Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.040 Violations.

A.    Loading Zones.

1.    It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle to park or stop the same in any loading zone for any purpose other than unloading or loading of passengers or materials; provided however, that no stop for the loading or unloading of passengers shall be made for more than five minutes; and provided further, that no stop for the loading or unloading of materials shall be made for more than twenty minutes.

2.    It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle, other than a bus or school bus, to stop or park said vehicle in a "bus stop" zone.

B.    Maximum Parking Time Limit.

1.    It shall be unlawful to park or stop a vehicle for a period of time longer than seventy-two consecutive hours upon any city highway.

C.    Commercial and Recreational Vehicles—Camping Overnight. It shall be unlawful for any person to camp overnight in a commercial or recreational vehicle upon any city highway, including any part of the right-of-way thereof. "Recreational vehicle" means a motor home, house car, travel trailer, truck camper, or camping trailer, with or without motive power, designed for human habitation for recreational or emergency occupancy.

D.    No Parking or Stopping Zones. It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle in a designated "No Parking" zone for the specified time or at any time in the absence of a specified time. Further, it is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle in a designated "No Stopping" zone for the specified time or at any time in the absence of specified time. (Ord. 1982 § 1, 4-11-95)

E.    Vehicle Not in Condition to be Lawfully Operated. Notwithstanding subsection B of this section, it shall be unlawful to park, stop or leave sitting any vehicle upon any public street or highway in the city for a period of time longer than twelve consecutive hours, which vehicle is not in a condition to be lawfully operated on the public highways.

F.    Vehicle Repair. It shall be unlawful to repair, dismantle, overhaul or perform any mechanical work upon a vehicle, trailer, camper, house car, trailer coach or recreational vehicle on any part of any public street or highway in the city, except to replace or otherwise repair a tire or to make emergency repairs so as to enable such vehicle to be removed to a proper place.

G.    Trailers and Nonmotorized Vehicles. No person shall at any time park or leave standing on any public street or highway in the city a nonmotorized trailer or camper, regardless of its width or length, when it has been detached from its motor vehicle, except for purposes of loading or unloading and for a period not to exceed two hours.

H.    Bicycle Lanes. No person shall park or leave standing a vehicle on a designated on-road bicycle lane anywhere on the city arterial highway system, provided that signs identifying such a lane and prohibiting parking are posted.

I.    Time Limit Parking. It shall be unlawful for any person to park in excess of the posted or marked time limit parking when signs or markings are placed giving notice of such time limit parking.

J.    Narrow Streets, Alleys and Fire Lanes. It is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle in any street thirty feet or less in width, any alley, and any fire lane. (Ord. 1982 § 2, 4-11-95)

K.    Parking Space Limit Markings. It is unlawful for any person to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle on or across the parking space limit markings. For purposes of this section “parking space limit markings” refers to white linear markings at least four inches in width upon the surface of a roadway or off-street parking facility which mark the boundaries of a parking stall or location for parking of individual vehicles. (Ord. 1982 § 3, 4-11-95)

L.    Angle Parking. Angle parking shall be designated by the installation of white angle lines four inches in width upon the surface of the roadway to indicate the proper angle for parking as approved and directed by the city engineer. After such white angle lines are installed, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked or for the driver or operator of any vehicle to park such vehicle so that such vehicle or any portion thereof is parked across or outside of any such white line.

(Ord. 1990 § 2, 9-26-95; Ord. 1982 §§ 1—3, 4-11-95; Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.050 Removal of vehicles from city streets.

The removal of vehicles from a city street, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 22650 et seq. of the Vehicle Code, is authorized under the following circumstances:

A.    When a vehicle is parked or left standing for seventy-two or more consecutive hours;

B.    When a vehicle is illegally parked in violation of any provision of this code forbidding standing or parking, and the use of the highway or a portion thereof is necessary for the cleaning, repair or construction of the highway, or for the installation of underground utilities, and signs giving notice that such a vehicle may be removed are erected or placed at least twenty-four hours prior to the removal by authorized personnel;

C.    Whenever the use of a street or portion thereof is authorized by the city council for a purpose other than the normal flow of traffic or for the movement of equipment, articles or structures of unusual size, and the parking of any vehicle would prohibit or interfere with such use or movement, and signs giving notice that such a vehicle may be removed are erected or placed at least twenty-four hours prior to the removal by authorized personnel;

D.    Whenever any vehicle is parked or left standing on a highway or portion thereof where such parking has been prohibited by this code. No vehicle may be removed unless signs are posted giving notice that such vehicle may be removed.

(Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.060 Tow-away zone.

Whenever a “no parking” area has been established in accordance with the provisions of this code, the city council may by resolution determine that any one or more of the circumstances described in Section 22651 of the Vehicle Code exist in such area, and may designate such area as a “tow-away zone.” Whenever the city council has designated a “tow-away zone,” it shall be the duty of the director to cause signs to be posted, giving notice that any vehicle parked in such “tow-away zone” may be removed.

(Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.070 Oversized vehicle parking regulations.

A.    No person shall park or leave standing upon any public street or highway any commercial motor vehicle, motor home, converted bus or similar size vehicle having a length in excess of twenty feet, or having a gross vehicle weight in excess of ten thousand pounds. (Ord. 2164 § 1, 4-27-04)

B.    No vehicle shall be parked or left standing on public streets and highways in a “residence district,” which vehicle is used or maintained for the transportation of persons for hire, compensation or profit, or which is designed, used or maintained for the transportation of property or persons, including buses, converted buses, motor homes, motor trucks, trailers, semitrailers, trailer coaches or truck tractors, as defined in the Vehicle Code, and similar vehicles of a width in excess of ninety inches as measured at the widest portion of the body, not including mirrors or other extensions. This prohibition shall also apply to any item of farm machinery or special purpose machine. (Ord. 2164 § 1, 4-27-04)

C.    Prohibited vehicles may be parked on public streets and highways while loading or unloading persons or property, or when any such vehicle is parked in connection with, or in aid of, the performance of a service to or on a property in the block in which such vehicle is parked, or to perform repairs of an emergency nature to the motor vehicle itself; provided, however, that no such vehicle shall be parked, left standing or stopped during any prohibited day and time on any public street as designated by resolution of the city council.

Vehicles stopped, left standing or parked on any public street in the city in violation of this provision are hereby authorized to be cited, towed or cited and towed when signs giving notice thereof have been posted. The prohibitions shall become effective with respect to a specific street block when signs giving adequate notice of the prohibition have been posted.

Exempt vehicles:

1.    Any vehicle registered with the State Department of Motor Vehicles to a disabled person, as said term is defined in Section 22511.5 of the Vehicle Code, and bearing a distinguishable license plate or placard issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, and utility vehicles;

2.    Any vehicle which cannot be parked off the roadway because of construction activity, and the police department has been notified. (Ord. 2222 § 1, 10-24-06)

D.    Certain areas may be excepted from the provisions of this section by resolution of the city council. Exceptions may be granted for streets in industrial zones having an off-street parking deficiency. The smallest area that may be excepted is one city block, either one or both sides. An exception authorized hereunder shall not be construed to permit the violation of other provisions of this chapter or of the Vehicle Code.

E.    No person shall park or leave standing upon any public street or highway any commercial motor vehicle, motor home, converted bus or similar size vehicle having a length in excess of twenty feet, or having a gross vehicle weight in excess of ten thousand pounds, except a vehicle commonly known as a “crew cab” pick-up truck, which has an unladen weight of less than ten thousand pounds, and which is designed to carry six passengers or less, and which is not used for commercial purposes or defined as a commercial vehicle pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 260.

(Ord. 2222 § 1, 10-24-06; Ord. 2164 § 1, 4-27-04; Ord. 1956 § 1, 8-24-93; Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.080 Off-street parking facilities.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 22519 of the Vehicle Code, the parking, stopping and standing of vehicles within all off-street parking facilities owned or operated by the city shall be restricted and regulated. The director is authorized to restrict and regulate the parking, stopping and standing of vehicles within said facilities by the posting of signs giving notice of such restrictions or regulations.

(Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.090 Preferential parking districts.

A.    Purpose. This section is enacted pursuant to authority granted by Sections 22507 and 22507.5 of the Vehicle Code to alleviate serious problems in certain residential areas of the city due, in part, to the misuse of available off-street parking, the parking of motor vehicles on streets therein by nonresidents thereof for extended periods of time, and the ignoring of public transit alternatives to automobile travel available to said nonresidents, resulting in neighborhood decline in said areas by reason of traffic congestion, noise, air pollution, traffic hazards, and inability of residents therein to park their motor vehicles near their residences.

B.    Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following words and phrases are defined and shall be construed as hereinafter set out unless it shall be apparent from the context that they have a different meaning:

“Commercial vehicle” means any vehicle having more than two axles, or any single commercial vehicle or combination of said vehicles which exceed twenty feet in length, any single commercial vehicle or combination of said vehicles ninety inches or more in width, or any single commercial vehicle or combination of said vehicles having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand pounds or more. A commercial vehicle includes a truck tractor, but does not include a large motor vehicle or nonmotorized vehicle as defined herein or a pickup truck without a camper or sports utility vehicle.

“Commuter vehicle” means a motor vehicle owned or controlled by a person who is not a resident of a residential parking permit area and is parked in a residential parking permit area.

“Director of finance” means the director of the finance department or his/her designee.

“Director of public works” means the director of public works or his/her designee.

“Guest” means any person visiting, or intending to visit, for any purpose, a resident in the preferential parking district.

“Large motor vehicle” means any house car, pickup truck with camper, recreational vehicle or other vehicle that measures more than twenty-two feet in length or is more than ninety-six inches in width. The term “large motor vehicle” does not include a commercial vehicle as defined herein, a pickup truck without a camper or sports utility vehicle.

“Motor vehicle” means a passenger vehicle, pickup truck without a camper, or sports utility vehicle. House cars are excluded.

“Multifamily dwelling units” means detached or attached conforming or nonconforming apartments, condominium, town homes, duplex, triplex, fourplex, etc.

“Nonmotorized vehicle” means any trailer or any other device that is not self-propelled.

“Parcel” means property with one or more single-family dwelling units.

“Petition” means a formal request signed by a two-thirds majority of the voters for creation, termination, and/or amending preferential parking district.

“Police chief” means the police chief or his/her designee.

“Preferential parking district,” “district” or “zone” means both sides of a street segment(s) between intersections, designated by resolution of the city council, wherein vehicles displaying a valid parking permit shall be exempt from parking restrictions established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. All applicable California Vehicle Code and South Gate Municipal Code sections shall be observed.

“Property owner” means the name(s) appearing on the last equalized assessment roll for the property.

“Resident” means a person who lives in a single-family dwelling unit with an address in the specific residential parking permit district.

“Single-family dwelling unit” means a detached building designated exclusively for occupancy by one family.

“Survey” means a form approved by the director of public works and signed by a two-thirds majority of the residents, in case of single-family dwelling units, and property owners, in case of multifamily dwelling units or businesses, within the proposed district.

“Voters” means residents of a single-family dwelling unit, property owners of multifamily dwelling units or businesses, and authorized representatives of property owners of multifamily dwelling units such as a property manager or resident manager; provided, that not more than one vote per parcel shall be counted.

C.    Designation, Termination, or Amendment Process of Preferential Parking Districts.

1.    Upon receipt of a written petition signed by a two-thirds majority of the voters in favor of creating, terminating, and/or amending a preferential parking district, the director of public works shall conduct a survey to verify the petition.

2.    The survey must have at least a two-thirds majority of the voters (one vote per parcel) in favor of creating, terminating, and/or amending a preferential parking district. The survey shall indicate and set forth the positive desire of all signatories for preferential parking privileges by affixing their signature, printed name, and address to the survey calling for the creation, termination, and/or amendment of a proposed district.

3.    A public hearing shall be held on the “proposed district.” The city clerk shall mail notice of the hearing at least ten days prior to the hearing to all property owners, residents and commercial occupants within the proposed district.

4.    At the conclusion of the public hearing, the city council may designate, by resolution, upon the streets thereof, the preferential parking districts, and the director of public works is authorized to establish parking restrictions. The resolution shall establish the streets and boundaries of such district.

5.    No resolution designating a preferential parking district shall be enforceable until the thirty-first day following the date of installation of signs or markings giving notice of the designation of the preferential parking district.

6.    Nonconforming/conforming apartments, condominiums, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and/or townhouses, and business, etc., shall be included in preferential parking district voting proceedings for creation, termination, and/or amending preferential parking district.

7.    The city council may create, terminate, and/or amend a preferential parking district upon receipt of the petition and completion of a survey containing signatures and printed name and address of at least a two-thirds majority of the residents, one vote per parcel, within the existing or proposed district.

8.    No new petition will be accepted within six months of the adoption of a resolution by the city council creating, terminating, and/or amending a preferential parking district.

9.    Preferential parking districts (zones) shall comply with the requirements of this section effective December 31, 2007.

10.    Notwithstanding subsection (C)(8) of this section, the city council may, without any prior notice, by resolution, terminate and dissolve any previously established district.

D.    Permits—Issuance.

1.    The director of finance shall issue preferential parking permits. Preferential parking permits shall be of two types: residential parking permits, and guest parking permits.

2.    Residential parking permits may be issued as follows:

a.    One residential parking permit may be issued to the resident for each parcel upon which one single-family dwelling unit exists. If multifamily dwelling units exist on one parcel, then one residential parking permit may be issued to the property owner or his/her authorized representative. If a single-family dwelling unit or multiple-family units straddle a parcel line of a legally plotted lot, or if more than one adjacent parcel are held in common ownership, and used in conjunction with a single-family dwelling unit or multiple-family dwelling units, the owner, in case of multifamily dwelling units, and owner/tenant, in case of single-family dwelling unit, shall be entitled to one residential parking permit. For each residential permit, the following are required:

i.    A completed application form in the resident’s name and address;

ii.    A current DMV vehicle registration for each vehicle the applicant is requesting a permit;

iii.    Proof of residency/ownership in the resident’s/owner’s name reflecting the permit address in the district. Acceptable proof of residency shall be a current vehicle registration, a utility bill, car insurance policy, driver’s license or lease agreement. In case of more than one dwelling unit per parcel, the applicant shall be the property owner who shall designate the permittee.

Guest parking permits may be issued as follows:

b.    One guest parking permit may be issued per each parcel upon which one single-family dwelling unit exists. If multifamily dwelling units exist on one parcel, then one guest parking permit may be issued to the property owner or his/her designee. If a single-family dwelling unit or multiple-family dwelling units straddle a parcel line of a legally plotted lot, or if more than one adjacent parcel are held in common ownership, and used in conjunction with a single-family dwelling unit or multiple-family dwelling units, the owner, in case of multifamily dwelling units, and the owner/tenant, in case of single-family dwelling units, shall be entitled to one guest parking permit. The guest parking permit may be purchased once every six months and is valid for no more than fourteen calendar days. Use of a guest permit is limited to visitors and providers of services to the resident and is not limited to a particular vehicle. The resident is responsible for the proper use of the guest parking permit. For each guest parking permit, the following are required:

i.    A completed application form;

ii.    A current DMV vehicle registration for each vehicle the applicant is requesting a guest parking permit;

iii.    Proof of residency/ownership in the resident’s/owner’s name reflecting the permit address in the district. Acceptable proof of residency shall be a current vehicle registration, a utility bill, car insurance policy, driver’s license or lease agreement.

3.    Residents of a single-family dwelling unit or property owners (or their authorized representatives) of multiple-family dwelling units may obtain one additional permit from the director of finance if satisfactory evidence can be provided that one or more of the following conditions exist on the property:

a.    Unique physical conditions, not created by the property owner, limiting the resident’s ability to park motor vehicles on site, such as driveway access limitations.

b.    Insufficient on-site parking spaces available to the residents during the hours that preferential parking restrictions are in effect.

c.    All code-allowed (legally authorized) parking areas are being used for parking purposes by current licensed and operable vehicles.

d.    Other justifications as stipulated in subsection N of this section.

The applicability of the requested one additional permit shall be determined and approved at the sole discretion of the finance director.

4.    Preferential parking permits may be issued only for motor vehicle(s) such as passenger, noncommercial vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans, and only upon application of a resident or property owner whose legal address is on a street, or portion thereof, designated as part of a preferential parking district.

5.    Preferential parking permits are prohibited for motorcycles and the following type of vehicles: vehicles over twenty feet long, over five tons, commercial vehicle(s) such as: taxicabs, tow trucks, large vehicle(s) such as motor homes, bob-tail trucks, nonmotorized vehicle(s) such as boat trailers, travel trailers, utility trailers and other similar vehicles as defined in applicable sections of the California Vehicle Code and/or the South Gate Municipal Code.

6.    Permits shall be issued to currently licensed and operable vehicles.

7.    No special event permits shall be issued in preferential parking districts.

8.    No permit shall be issued for parking a vehicle which has a gross weight in excess of the maximum vehicle weight permitted on the street upon which the vehicle will be parked.

9.    A preferential parking district permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the permit holder thereof an on-street parking space within the designated preferential parking district.

10.    No permit shall be issued to any applicant until that applicant has paid all of his or her outstanding parking citations, including civil penalties, and/or any related fees.

E.    Permit—Application and Term.

1.    Each residential parking permit shall be issued by the director of finance and shall be valid for a term of twelve-month period. A permitted resident shall be responsible to renew his/her permit annually on the anniversary date of the original permit issuance. Permits may be renewed annually by filing a renewal application with the director of finance (or online if and when available). Each permit or renewal application shall be submitted to the director of finance and shall contain such information as the director of finance deems necessary for the proper processing of the application. The application shall also contain a statement to the effect that the applicant agrees that the permit applied for may not be sold or transferred in any manner, except that a guest permit may be used by various visitors and service people visiting the applicant’s residence. The application shall also state that the sale or transfer of a permit in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine in the amount of one hundred dollars, and that any misuse of any permit issued under this section is grounds for revocation of the permit by the police chief pursuant to this section.

2.    An application may be submitted by either the owner of the property for which a permit is sought or the tenant of such property, but in the case of an application submitted by a tenant, the owner of the property shall also be required to sign the application. A written notarized authorization from property owner consenting to issuance of a parking permit to the tenant can be used in lieu of property owner’s signature on the application.

3.    In case a property is owned by more than two owners, the signatures of all owners are required. In case the property is owned by a partnership, the signature of all partners is required.

F.    Permit—Fee. Applications for issuance of initial permits, renewal permits, guest permits, transfer permits in the case of a holder of a permit in one preferential parking district moving to another preferential parking district and desiring a new permit for the latter district, or a replacement permit in the case of a lost or mutilated permit, shall be filed with the director of finance and shall be accompanied by such nonrefundable fee therefor as may be established from time to time by resolution of the city council. The director of finance shall not issue a replacement permit unless the director of finance has received satisfactory evidence that the permit being replaced has been lost or mutilated. Fees for preferential parking permits and/or signs including but not limited to annual permits, renewals, guest parking permits, transfer permits, etc., shall be established by resolution of the city council.

G.    Permits—Display. Residential parking permits shall be firmly attached to the vehicle as directed by the finance director.

H.    Permits—Revocation or Fine for Misuse.

1.    The police chief is authorized to revoke a preferential parking permit of any person found to be in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and, upon the written notification thereof, such person shall surrender the permit to the police chief or prove its destruction or disfigurement to the police chief’s satisfaction. Additionally, the sale or transfer of a permit in violation of this section shall constitute an infraction punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars.

2.    The police chief is authorized to revoke a preferential parking permit of any vehicle that is unsafe, or constitutes an attractive nuisance, or has been parked in the district for more than seventy-two hours.

3.    Any person whose preferential parking permit has been revoked shall not be issued a new permit until expiration of a period of one year following the date of revocation and until such person has met the application requirements and has paid the fee required for a renewal permit.

I.    Signposting. The director of public works shall place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained in the district appropriate preferential parking signs, indicating thereon the parking limitation applicable to the district and the exemption of vehicles with permits.

J.    Enforcement of Preferential Parking. Preferential parking referenced in this chapter shall be in effect and enforced during the hours of ten p.m. to six a.m. unless otherwise approved by the city council.

K.    Parking Privileges for Permit Holders. Any motor vehicle displaying valid, unrevoked preferential parking permits may be parked on any of the streets or portions of streets in the preferential parking districts for which said permits have been issued without being limited by time restrictions on parking, other than those in effect for purposes of street sweeping or of prohibiting parking or stopping at any time or for the purpose of prohibiting parking more than seventy-two consecutive hours, set forth in this title and applicable generally to parking of vehicles. Preferential parking permits shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder thereof any on-street parking space.

L.    Exempt Vehicles. Except as provided below, all other motor vehicles parked within a preferential parking district shall be subject to the parking restrictions and penalties as provided by applicable provisions of this section, California Vehicle Code and other applicable state law:

1.    Vehicles owned or operated by any governmental agency, or contractor of a governmental agency, or utility company, being used in the course of business;

2.    Emergency life support and health care vehicles being used in the course of business;

3.    Vehicles displaying a special valid license plate or placard pursuant to Section 22511.5 of the California Vehicle Code.

M.    Violations Designated Unlawful Acts.

1.    No person shall falsely represent himself or herself as eligible for preferential parking permits or furnish false information in an application therefor to the finance department.

2.    No person shall park or leave standing in a preferential parking district a motor vehicle on which is displayed a preferential parking permit which has been issued pursuant to the provisions of this section for a different passenger vehicle, pickup truck, or van.

3.    No person shall copy, produce, or otherwise bring into existence a facsimile or counterfeit preferential parking permit.

4.    No person shall park or leave standing in a preferential parking district a motor vehicle on which is displayed a facsimile or counterfeit preferential parking permit.

5.    No person whose preferential parking permit has been revoked shall refuse or fail to surrender the permit to the director of finance when requested by the police chief, in writing, to do so.

6.    No person shall park or leave standing in a preferential parking district a motor vehicle on which is displayed an expired preferential parking permit.

7.    No person shall park or leave standing in a preferential parking district a motor vehicle on which is not displayed a valid preferential parking permit.

8.    Violation of this section shall constitute an infraction.

N.    Rules and Regulations. The director of finance, from time to time, may promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the purpose and provisions of this section to facilitate implementation of this section, which rules and regulations may include, but need not be limited to, procedures for the application, issuance of additional permits and renewal of permits and display of permits hereunder and provision for a limitation of the number of permits that may be issued per parcel.

(Ord. 2234 § 1, 9-25-07: Ord. 2219 § 1, 9-26-06: Ord. 1958 § 1, 9-28-93: Ord. 1931 § 3, 11-10-92; Ord. 1919 § 1 (part), 7-14-92)

8.12.110 Parking on private property.

A.    The city council finds and declares that there are privately owned and maintained off-street parking facilities within the city which are generally held open for use by the public for purposes of vehicular parking.

B.    Pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 21107.8, the city council shall, by resolution, designate those privately owned and maintained off-street parking facilities within the city which are held open for use by the public for the purpose of vehicular parking to which the provisions and penalties of this title shall apply. Each such resolution shall also specifically state that Sections 22350, 23103, and 23109 shall be applicable.

C.    Upon enactment by the city council of such a resolution, the infraction provisions of this title shall be applicable to such privately owned and maintained off-street parking facilities within the city as designated by resolution.

D.    In order for the provisions of this section, and any resolution adopted pursuant to this section, to become applicable to a private facility, the owner or operator of a designated privately owned and maintained off-street parking facility shall cause to be posted in a conspicuous place at each entrance to such off-street parking facility a notice, not less than seventeen inches by twenty-two inches in size with lettering not less than one inch in height, stating that such off-street parking facility is subject to the public traffic regulations and control of this title. The notice shall also reference this section.

E.    No resolution contemplated by this section shall be enacted or become effective unless a public hearing is held thereon and ten days’ prior written notice of the proposed adoption of the resolution is given to the owner and operator of the privately owned and maintained off-street parking facility.

(Ord. 2187 § 1, 12-14-04)