Chapter 4.25
MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

Sections:

Article I. In General

4.25.010    Definitions.

4.25.020    Applicability of chapter – Exempt vehicles.

4.25.030    Applicability of chapter – Persons riding bicycles or animals.

4.25.040    Obstruction of, interference with police officers, etc.

4.25.050    Unauthorized placement of barriers, etc. – Required obedience to barriers, etc.

Article II. Administration and Enforcement

4.25.060    Directing of traffic by unauthorized persons prohibited.

4.25.070    Removal of illegally parked vehicles by police.

Article III. Traffic-Control Devices

4.25.080    Installation generally.

4.25.090    Removal, relocation and discontinuance.

4.25.100    Hours of operation.

4.25.110    Installation of traffic signals.

4.25.120    Lane markings.

4.25.130    Distinctive roadway markings.

4.25.140    Unauthorized painting of curbs.

Article IV. Operation of Vehicles

4.25.150    Speed restrictions on certain streets – 25 miles per hour.

4.25.160    Speed restrictions on certain streets – 30 miles per hour.

4.25.170    Speed restrictions on certain streets – 35 miles per hour.

4.25.180    Speed restrictions on certain streets – 40 miles per hour.

4.25.190    One-way streets and alleys – Signs.

4.25.200    One-way streets and alleys – Designation of specific streets.

4.25.210    Turning movements – Placement of turning markers.

4.25.220    Turning movements – Placement of restricted turn signs.

4.25.230    Required stops – Erection of stop signs.

4.25.240    Required stops – Vehicle emerging from alleys and driveways.

4.25.250    Use of driveways by commercial vehicles restricted.

4.25.260    Driving over new pavement or freshly painted markings.

Article V. Stopping, Standing and Parking

4.25.270    Applicability of article.

4.25.280    Maintenance of and obedience to no parking, restricted parking, etc., zones.

4.25.290    Designated sheriff’s patrol parking – Restrictions.

4.25.300    Prohibited parking, stopping or standing areas – Generally.

4.25.310    Overnight parking prohibited.

4.25.320    Exemptions – Streets within or adjacent to zones designated general commercial industrial or general commercial.

4.25.330    No stopping zones.

4.25.340    Parking or standing prohibited on certain streets.

4.25.350    Parking restricted on narrow streets.

4.25.360    Parking zones – Time limitations.

4.25.370    Storage of vehicles on right-of-way prohibited.

4.25.380    Parking by peddlers, vendors, etc., restricted.

4.25.390    Emergency parking regulations.

4.25.400    Manner of parking – Generally.

4.25.410    Manner of parking – Parallel parking required generally.

4.25.420    Manner of parking – Angle parking.

4.25.430    Off-street parking.

4.25.440    Taxi zones and bus stops.

4.25.450    Parking of vehicles in designated bus stops on Highway 50.

4.25.460    Findings of council.

Article VI. Commercial Routes

4.25.470    Classification of streets.

4.25.480    Weights limits – Unrestricted streets.

4.25.490    Weights limits – Intermediate commercial routes.

4.25.500    Weights limits – Light commercial routes.

4.25.510    Weights limits – Restricted streets.

4.25.520    Erection of signs.

4.25.530    Determination of weight.

4.25.540    Exemptions from this article.

4.25.550    Designation of commercial routes – Intermediate commercial routes.

4.25.560    Designation of commercial routes – Light commercial routes.

4.25.570    Designation of commercial routes – Restricted streets.

Article VII. Parking Garage Facility Regulations

4.25.580    Purpose.

4.25.590    Payment required.

4.25.600    Parking within parking spaces.

4.25.610    Weight and size limitations on vehicles.

4.25.620    Use of entrance and exit.

4.25.630    Speed of vehicles.

4.25.640    Prohibited use.

4.25.650    Penalty.

4.25.660    Citations.

4.25.670    Removal of vehicles authorized.

Article VIII. Parking Meters

4.25.680    Parking kiosk zones designated.

4.25.690    Authority to install meters and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines.

4.25.700    Parking meter and pay-by-space/pay-and-display specifications.

4.25.710    Maximum parking time limits in meter zones.

4.25.715    Green metered spaces.

4.25.720    Parking meter rates.

4.25.730    Parking meter and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machine hours of operation.

4.25.740    Operation of meters and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines.

4.25.750    Overtime parking in meter zones.

4.25.760    Extending parking meter or pay-by-space/pay-and-display machine time over maximum allowed.

4.25.770    Defacing, destroying, etc., meters and machines.

4.25.780    Citations for parking meter violations.

4.25.790    Use of parking meter and machine funds.

For state law as to uniformity of traffic laws and applicability to city, see Veh. C. § 21. As to authority of city to regulate traffic, see Veh. C. § 21100 et seq. As to placing handbills in vehicles, see SLTCC 6.05.040. As to abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles, see SLTCC 4.45.010 to 4.45.160. As to requirements for vehicles used to transport garbage, rubbish, etc., see SLTCC 4.150.080. As to streets and sidewalks generally, see Chapter 7.05 SLTCC.

Article I. In General

4.25.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:

A. Generally. Whenever any words or phrases used in this chapter are not defined in this section, but are defined in the Vehicle Code of the state, such state law definitions shall apply.

B. “Coach” means any motor bus, motor coach or passenger stage used as a common carrier of passengers.

C. “Curb” means the lateral boundary of the roadway whether such curb is marked by curbing construction, or not so marked. Such term shall not include the line dividing the roadway of a street from parking strips or turning lanes in the center of a street, nor from rights-of-way of public utility companies.

D. “Holidays” means the first day of January, the twelfth day of February, the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May, the fourth day of July, the first Monday in September, the ninth day of September, the twelfth day of October, the eleventh day of November, the twenty-fifth day of December, and Thanksgiving Day. If the first day of January, twelfth day of February, twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May, the fourth day of July, the ninth day of September, the twelfth day of October, the eleventh day of November or the twenty-fifth day of December falls upon a Sunday, the Monday following is a holiday.

E. “Loading zone” means the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.

F. “Passenger loading zone” means the space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.

G. “Pedestrian” means any person afoot.

H. “Stop” means, when required, complete cessation of movement. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-1)

4.25.020 Applicability of chapter – Exempt vehicles.

A. The provisions of this chapter regulating the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall not apply to vehicles operated by the police or fire department any public ambulance or any public utility vehicle or any private ambulance, which public utility vehicle or private ambulance has qualified as an authorized emergency vehicle, when any vehicle mentioned in this section is operated in the manner specified by the State Vehicle Code in response to an emergency call.

B. The exemptions set out in subsection (A) of this section shall not relieve the operator of any such vehicle from obligation to exercise due care for the safety of others or the consequences of his willful disregard of the safety of others.

C. The provisions of this chapter regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle of a city department or public utility while necessarily in use for construction or repair work or any vehicle owned or operated by the United States Post Office Department while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-2)

4.25.030 Applicability of chapter – Persons riding bicycles or animals.

Every person riding a bicycle or riding or driving an animal upon a highway has all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-3)

4.25.040 Obstruction of, interference with police officers, etc.

No person shall interfere with or obstruct in any way any police officer or other officer or employee of this city in their enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. The removal, obliteration or concealment of any chalk mark or other distinguishing mark used by any police officer or other employee or officer of this city in connection with the enforcement of the parking regulations of this chapter shall, if done for the purpose of evading the provisions of this chapter, constitute such interference or obstruction. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-6)

4.25.050 Unauthorized placement of barriers, etc. – Required obedience to barriers, etc.

No person, public utility or department in the city shall erect or place any barrier or sign on any street unless of a type approved by the city traffic engineer, or disobey the instructions, remove, tamper with or destroy any barrier or sign lawfully placed on any street by any person, public utility or by any department of this city. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-9)

Article II. Administration and Enforcement

4.25.060 Directing of traffic by unauthorized persons prohibited.

No person other than a police officer or members of the fire department or a person authorized by the chief of police or a person authorized by law shall direct or attempt to direct traffic by voice, hand or other signal; except, that persons may operate, when and as provided in this chapter, any mechanical push button signal erected by order of the city traffic engineer. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-13)

4.25.070 Removal of illegally parked vehicles by police.

Any police officer or any person authorized by the city traffic engineer may remove or cause to be removed the following vehicles:

A. Any vehicle that has been parked or left standing upon a street or highway for 72 or more consecutive hours.

B. Any vehicle which is parked or left standing upon a street or highway between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 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 snow removal. The cleaning, repair or construction of the street or highway or for the installation of underground utilities or where the use 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 vehicle may be removed are erected or placed at least 24 hours prior to the removal. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-14)

Article III. Traffic-Control Devices

4.25.080 Installation generally.

A. The city traffic engineer shall have the power and duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained official traffic-control devices when and as required to make effective the provisions of this chapter.

B. Whenever the State Vehicle Code requires for the effectiveness of any provision thereof that traffic-control devices be installed to give notice to the public of the application of such law, the city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to install or cause to be installed the necessary devices, subject to any limitations or restrictions set forth in the law applicable thereto.

C. The city traffic engineer may also place and maintain or cause to place and maintain such additional traffic-control devices as he may deem necessary or proper to regulate traffic or to guide or warn traffic, but he shall make such determination only upon the basis of traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations and in accordance with such standards, limitations and rules as may be set forth in this chapter or as may be determined by ordinance or resolution of the city council.

D. No provision of the State Vehicle Code or of this chapter for which signs are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate legible signs are in place giving notice of such provisions of the traffic laws. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-15)

4.25.090 Removal, relocation and discontinuance.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to remove, relocate or discontinue the operation of any traffic-control device not specifically required by the State Vehicle Code or this chapter whenever he shall determine in any particular case that the conditions which warranted or required the installation no longer exist or obtain. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-16)

4.25.100 Hours of operation.

The city traffic engineer shall determine the hours and days during which any traffic-control device shall be in operation or be in effect, except in those cases where such hours or days are specified in this chapter. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-17)

4.25.110 Installation of traffic signals.

A. The city traffic engineer is hereby directed to install and maintain official traffic signals at those intersections and other places where traffic conditions are such as to require that the flow of traffic be alternately interrupted and released in order to prevent or relieve traffic congestion or to protect life or property from exceptional hazard.

B. The city traffic engineer shall ascertain and determine the locations where such signals are required by field investigation, traffic counts and other traffic information as may be pertinent and his determinations therefrom shall be made in accordance with those traffic engineering and safety standards and instructions set forth in the California Maintenance Manual issued by the Division of Highways of the State Department of Public Works.

C. Whenever the city traffic engineer installs and maintains an official traffic signal at any intersection, he shall likewise erect and maintain at such intersection street name signs clearly visible to traffic approaching from all directions, unless such street name signs have previously been placed and are maintained at such intersection. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-19)

4.25.120 Lane markings.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to mark center lines and lane lines upon the surface of the roadway to indicate the course to be traveled by vehicles and may place signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the highway. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-20)

4.25.130 Distinctive roadway markings.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to place and maintain distinctive roadway markings as described in the State Vehicle Code on those streets or parts of streets where the volume of traffic or the vertical or other curvature of the roadway renders it hazardous to drive on the left side of such marking or signs and markings. Such marking or signs and marking shall have the same effect as similar markings placed by the State Department of Public Works pursuant to provisions of the State Vehicle Code. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-21)

4.25.140 Unauthorized painting of curbs.

No person, unless authorized by the city, shall paint any street or curb surface; provided, that this section shall not apply to the painting of numbers on a curb surface by any person who has complied with the provisions of any resolution or ordinance of the city pertaining thereto. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-22)

Article IV. Operation of Vehicles

4.25.150 Speed restrictions on certain streets – 25 miles per hour.

There is hereby established a 25-mile-per-hour prima facie speed limit on the following portions of city streets, when signs are placed as required by law:

A. Lyons Avenue from State Route 11 (U.S. Highway 50) to its termination at the intersection with Rufus Allen Boulevard.

B. Rufus Allen Boulevard from State Route 11 (U.S. Highway 50) to its termination at the intersection with Lyons Avenue.

C. Glenwood Way, from Fairway to Pioneer Trail.

D. Martin Avenue, from O’Malley Drive to the city limits.

E. Al Tahoe Boulevard, from Happy Home Cemetery Road to Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50). (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 142 § 1; Ord. 188 § 1; Ord. 425 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-23)

4.25.160 Speed restrictions on certain streets – 30 miles per hour.

There is hereby established a 30-mile-per-hour prima facie speed limit on the following portions of city streets, when signs are placed as required by law:

A. Keys Boulevard, from Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50) to Capri Drive.

B. Pioneer Trail, from Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50) to Ski Run Boulevard. (Ord. 142 § 2; Ord. 188 § 2; Ord. 425 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-23.1)

4.25.170 Speed restrictions on certain streets – 35 miles per hour.

There is hereby established a 35-mile-per-hour prima facie speed limit on the following portions of city streets, when signs are placed as required by law:

A. Lake Tahoe Boulevard, from State Route 11 (U.S. Highway 50) westward to the city limits.

B. Johnson Boulevard, from the intersection of Treehaven Drive, southward to the intersection of Happy Home Cemetery Road.

C. Pioneer Trail, from Ski Run Boulevard to the city limits.

D. Ski Run Boulevard, between Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50) and Needle Peak Drive.

E. Sierra Boulevard, between Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50) and Fountain Avenue.

F. Al Tahoe Boulevard, from a point 400 feet southeast of Johnson Boulevard to the intersection of Happy Home Cemetery Road. (Ord. 142 § 2; Ord. 188 § 2; Ord. 425 § 3. Code 1997 § 16-23.2)

4.25.180 Speed restrictions on certain streets – 40 miles per hour.

There is hereby established a 40-mile-per-hour prima facie speed limit on the following portions of city streets, when signs are placed as required by law:

A. Al Tahoe Boulevard, from Pioneer Trail to a point 400 feet southeast of Johnson Boulevard. (Ord. 425 § 4. Code 1997 § 16-23.3)

4.25.190 One-way streets and alleys – Signs.

Whenever any ordinance or resolution of this city designates any one-way street or alley, the city traffic engineer shall place and maintain signs giving notice thereof, and no such regulations shall be effective unless such signs are in place. Signs indicating the direction of lawful traffic movement shall be placed at every intersection where movement of traffic in the opposite direction is prohibited. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-24)

4.25.200 One-way streets and alleys – Designation of specific streets.

The following streets in the city are hereby designated as one-way streets and traffic thereon shall be permitted only in the direction indicated:

A. Echo Road: In a southeasterly direction away from Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. 50) and Pioneer Trail.

B. Fern Road: In a northwesterly direction towards Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. 50) and Pioneer Trail.

C. Brockway Avenue: Northerly from Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. 50) to Sussex. (Code 1997 § 16-24.1)

4.25.210 Turning movements – Placement of turning markers.

The city traffic engineer is authorized to place official traffic-control devices within or adjacent to intersections, indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and the city traffic engineer is authorized to locate and indicate more than one lane of traffic from which drivers of vehicles may make right or left hand turns, and the course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or ordinance. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-25)

4.25.220 Turning movements – Placement of restricted turn signs.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or U-turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections. The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs or they may be removed when such turns are permitted. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-26)

4.25.230 Required stops – Erection of stop signs.

Whenever any ordinance or resolution of this city designates and describes any street or portion thereof as a through street, or any intersection at which vehicles are required to stop at one or more entrances thereto, the city traffic engineer shall erect and maintain stop signs as follows: A stop sign shall be erected on every street intersecting such through street or portion thereof so designated and at those entrances to other intersections where a stop is required; provided, that stop signs shall not be erected or maintained at any entrance to an intersection when such entrance is controlled by an official traffic-control signal. Every such sign shall conform with and shall be placed as provided in the State Vehicle Code. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-28)

4.25.240 Required stops – Vehicle emerging from alleys and driveways.

The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or into the sidewalk area extending across any alley way or driveway, or, where there is no sidewalk, immediately prior to entering onto the traveled portion of a street or highway. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-29)

4.25.250 Use of driveways by commercial vehicles restricted.

No person shall operate or drive a commercial vehicle in, on or across any private driveway approach or sidewalk area or the driveway itself without the consent of the owner or occupant of the property, if a sign or markings are in place indicating that the use of such driveway is prohibited. (Code 1997 § 16-31)

4.25.260 Driving over new pavement or freshly painted markings.

No person shall ride or drive any animal or any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or freshly painted markings in any street when a barrier sign, cone marker or other warning device is in place warning persons not to drive over or across such pavement or marking, or when any such device is in place indicating that the street or any portion thereof is closed. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-32)

Article V. Stopping, Standing and Parking

4.25.270 Applicability of article.

A. The provisions of this article prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times 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 traffic-control device.

B. The provisions of this article 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 of any other ordinances of the city prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-34)

4.25.280 Maintenance of and obedience to no parking, restricted parking, etc., zones.

The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to maintain, by appropriate signs or by paint upon the curb surface, all no stopping zones, no parking areas and restricted parking areas, as defined and described in this article.

When such curb markings or signs are in place no operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand or park such vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking or sign in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-35)

4.25.290 Designated sheriff’s patrol parking – Restrictions.

The El Dorado County sheriff’s department shall have the authority to designate up to eight parking spaces at the Government Complex located at 1357 Johnson Boulevard for parking of sheriff’s department vehicles only. Each such designated parking space shall be clearly marked with appropriate signage to provide notice to the motoring public that parking of any vehicle other than those designated as official sheriff’s department vehicles shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be subject to payment of fines, and that any vehicle parked in violation of this section may be towed at the owner’s expense.

The El Dorado County sheriff’s department shall have sole authority and responsibility for enforcement of this section.

The council hereby finds and declares that the ordinance codified in this section is an urgency measure necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community and shall therefore take effect immediately after its first reading. The basis for adoption as an urgency measure is the need to have designated parking in close proximity to the sheriff’s office to allow for timely response to emergencies within El Dorado County’s jurisdiction. (Ord. 815 §§ 1, 2. Code 1997 § 16-35.1)

4.25.300 Prohibited parking, stopping or standing areas – Generally.

No operator of any vehicle shall stop, stand, park or leave standing such vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a police officer or other authorized officer or traffic sign or signal:

A. On either side of any street between the projected property lines of any public walk, public steps, street or thoroughfare terminating at such street, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface.

B. In any area where the city traffic engineer determines that the parking or stopping of a vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface.

C. In any area established by resolution of the city council as a no parking area, when such area is indicated by appropriate signs or by red paint upon the curb surface.

D. In any area where the parking or stopping of any vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property.

E. On any street or highway where the use of such street or highway or a portion thereof is necessary for snow removal, the cleaning, repair or construction of the street or highway or the installation of underground utilities or where the use 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 of such no parking are erected or placed at least 24 hours prior to the effective time of such no parking.

F. Within 20 feet of the approach to any traffic signal, boulevard stop sign or official electric flashing device.

G. In any area or space established by resolution of the city council as parking area or space limited to and designated specifically for handicapped persons; provided, that such area or space is posted by an appropriate sign so defining its purpose. (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 472 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-36)

4.25.310 Overnight parking prohibited.

A. Any commercial vehicle or truck-trailer combination which exceeds the prescribed maximum gross weight limit, as defined in SLTCC 4.25.490, shall be prohibited from parking on any residential street within the city limits between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

B. All vehicles shall be prohibited from parking on Adams Way between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. (Ord. 778 § 1; Ord. 1122 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-36A)

4.25.320 Exemptions – Streets within or adjacent to zones designated general commercial industrial or general commercial.

The following streets located within or adjacent to areas zoned general commercial industrial or general commercial shall be exempt from the provisions of SLTCC 4.25.310:

A. Ruth Avenue;

B. James Avenue;

C. Eloise Avenue;

D. Julie Lane;

E. “H” Street;

F. “D” Street;

G. Shop Street;

H. Industrial Way;

I. Lloyd Avenue. (Ord. 778 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-36B)

4.25.330 No stopping zones.

The city traffic engineer shall designate established no stopping zones by placing and maintaining appropriate signs indicating that stopping of vehicles is prohibited and indicating the hours and day when stopping is prohibited.

During the hours and on the days designated on the signs, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop such vehicle on any of the streets or parts of streets established by resolution of the city council as no stopping zones. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-37)

4.25.340 Parking or standing prohibited on certain streets.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, within any portion of the right-of-way of any of the following city streets:

A. Upon either side of Stateline Boulevard, between State Route 11 (U.S. Highway 50) and the northwesterly extension of the southeasterly boundary line of Laurel Avenue, except established taxi zones.

B. Upon the southeasterly half of Laurel Avenue between its intersection with Stateline Avenue and a line 25 feet southwesterly of such intersection.

C. Upon either side of Poplar Street, between State Route 11 and Laurel Avenue.

D. Upon either side of San Francisco Avenue between its intersection with Harrison Avenue and its intersection with Riverside Avenue.

E. Upon any portion of Ski Run Boulevard from its intersection with State Route No. 11 (U.S. Highway 50) to its westerly terminus at the southerly extension of the westerly boundary line of Lakeside Avenue, except wholly within the white lines designating parking spaces painted on the road surface.

F. Upon the easterly side of Ski Run Boulevard from Needle Peak Road north a distance of 200 feet.

G. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (E) and (F) of this section, the city traffic engineer may authorize the parking of motor vehicles on the nontravelled way portions of the east side of Ski Run Boulevard in such a manner as may be reasonably required to assist in parking management at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort during the ski season and for Tahoe Cruises parking management during the summer months. Any such authorization shall be subject to at least the following conditions:

1. All such vehicles shall be parked perpendicular to Ski Run Boulevard;

2. Such parking shall be allowed only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.;

3. Assumption of responsibility by Heavenly Valley Ski Resort and Tahoe Cruises for the implementation and enforcement of a permit parking system regarding such parking;

4. Assumption of responsibility by Heavenly Valley Ski Resort for snow removal within all designated parking areas;

5. Provision by Heavenly Valley Ski Resort and Tahoe Cruises of liability insurance in a form and amount satisfactory to the city attorney concerning the activities authorized by this chapter;

6. Placement of all appropriate and necessary signage at the expense of Heavenly Valley Ski Resort and Tahoe Cruises; and such other requirements as the city traffic engineer may deem appropriate.

H. Upon any portion of Montreal Road or Van Sickle Road.

I. Upon any portion of Park Avenue from its intersection with Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway 50) to its westerly terminus at Montreal Road.

J. The city traffic engineer may restrict vehicle parking to residents and their guests in neighborhoods adjacent to the Park Avenue redevelopment project in such a manner as may be required to assist in parking management for the Park Avenue redevelopment project. Streets designated for permit only parking shall be established by resolution of the city council, and may be signed “Parking by Permit Only.” Cost of enforcement shall be a redevelopment project expense and shall not be an obligation of the city’s general fund.

K. No person, other than residents with a permit issued pursuant to SLTCC 4.25.830, shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, within any portion of the right-of-way of any of the following streets:

1. Upper Saddle Road between Keller Road and Sterling Court, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 667; Ord. 916 § 1; Ord. 1122 § 3. Code 1997 § 16-38)

4.25.350 Parking restricted on narrow streets.

A. The city traffic engineer is hereby authorized to place sign or markings indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed 20 feet, or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs or markings when the width of the roadway does not exceed 30 feet.

B. When official signs or markings prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized in this section, no persons shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign or marking. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-39)

4.25.360 Parking zones – Time limitations.

The city council may, by resolution, designate specific city streets, or portions thereof, as a parking zone with an established time limitation. Said time limitation shall be enforceable 72 hours following the posting of signage indicating such time limit.

The provisions of SLTCC 7.05.420 prohibiting the parking of vehicles upon city streets during snow removal conditions shall be deemed more restrictive pursuant to SLTCC 4.25.270(B), and shall supersede the provisions of this section. (Ord. 932 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-39.1)

4.25.370 Storage of vehicles on right-of-way prohibited.

No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of 72 hours. (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 813 § 8. Code 1997 § 16-40)

4.25.380 Parking by peddlers, vendors, etc., restricted.

A. No person shall stand or park any vehicle, wagon or pushcart from which goods, wares, merchandise, fruit, vegetables or foodstuffs are sold, displayed, solicited or offered for sale or bartered or exchanged, or any lunch wagon or eating car or vehicle, on any portion of any public sidewalk, right-of-way, or street within this city. The provisions of this subsection 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 conduct any other commercial activity of any type on any public sidewalk, street, or right-of-way or portion thereof within the city.

C. This section shall not apply to any mobile vendor licensed pursuant to Chapter 4.35 SLTCC. (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 161 § 12; Ord. 613 § 1; Ord. 813 § 9; Ord. 1065 § 1 (Exh. A § 3). Code 1997 § 16-41)

4.25.390 Emergency parking regulations.

A. Whenever the city traffic engineer shall determine that an emergency traffic congestion is likely to result from the holding of public or private assemblages, gatherings or functions, or for other reasons, the city traffic engineer 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 city traffic engineer 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 city traffic engineer 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. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-42)

4.25.400 Manner of parking – Generally.

A. Upon any city street within this city, no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved portion of the street when it is practicable to stop, park or leave the vehicle off such portion of the city street, but in every event an unobstructed width of the city street opposite a standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of the stopped vehicle shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon the street. This section shall not apply upon a street where the paved portion of the roadway is bounded by adjacent curbs.

B. This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled in such a manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping any temporarily leaving the disabled vehicle on the paved portion of the street. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-43)

4.25.410 Manner of parking – Parallel parking required generally.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle upon any city street where there are adjacent curbs unless the right-hand wheels of such vehicle are parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb, or upon any city street where no curbs or barriers bound the roadway unless such vehicle is parallel with the center line of the roadway and as far to the right-hand side of the road right-of-way as the surface of the roadway will permit. Upon one-way roads parallel parking on the left side of the roadway in the same manner as provided in this section for right-hand parking is hereby permitted, unless otherwise provided in this chapter. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-44)

4.25.420 Manner of parking – Angle parking.

Angle parking is permitted upon the following city streets upon the following conditions:

A. Upon the westerly side of Harrison Avenue between Lakeview Avenue and Modesto Avenue; provided, that no portion of any stopped or parked vehicle shall extend over the roadway side of a white line painted upon the road surface parallel to and eight feet from the westerly boundary line of the right-of-way of such Harrison Avenue.

B. Upon those portions of Ski Run Boulevard from its intersection with State Route No. 11 (U.S. Highway 50) to its westerly terminus at the southerly extension of the westerly boundary line of Lakeside Avenue, marked by white lines painted on the road surface designating angle parking; provided, that the vehicle is parked wholly within the white lines designating a single parking space.

C. Upon the southwesterly side of Ski Run Boulevard from its intersection with Forest View Heights Road to a point 300 feet northwesterly along the right-of-way boundary of such Ski Run Boulevard from such intersection; provided, that the front of the vehicle is parked within 18 inches of the curbing provided at the edge of such road and entirely within any white lines painted on the road surface designating parking spaces.

D. Upon both sides of Ski Run Boulevard between Lakeside Avenue and Mackedie Way; provided, that the vehicle is parked wholly within the white lines designating a single parking place, and within eight feet of the right-of-way of Ski Run Boulevard. (Ord. 21 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-45)

4.25.430 Off-street parking.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any parcel of land lying outside the boundaries of the right-of-way of any public road in the city upon which a sign or signs visible from such vehicle has been posted with the consent of the owner of such parcel prohibiting or limiting such parking as specified in or upon said sign or signs. Said sign or signs shall be 17 inches by 22 inches in size except as those signs may preexist this chapter, and shall be posted at each entrance to the parcel and as may be additionally necessary to give reasonable notice of the restrictions and limitations upon the parking of motor vehicles upon the parcel. All such signage shall be posted in accordance with state law and SLTCC 4.95.040.

Violations of the restrictions or limitations shall be an infraction, punishable by fine in accordance with law. Where the sign or signs prohibiting or limiting such parking also states that vehicles parked in violation of said limitations will be removed or towed away, any duly appointed city officer or employee may remove any vehicle parked in violation of this section in the manner set forth in the California Vehicle Code. (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 635 § 1; Ord. 752 § 1; Ord. 795 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-46)

4.25.440 Taxi zones and bus stops.

The city council may, by resolution, establish taxi zones and bus stops and may provide rules and regulations for the use thereof, limit the persons who may make use of particular zones so established and establish a fee for the use thereof.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether occupied or not, except the operator of an authorized taxi, in any zone established by resolution of the city council as a taxi zone and marked as such by the city traffic engineer.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle whether occupied or not, except the operator of a bus in any zone established by resolution of the city council as a bus stop and marked as such by the city traffic engineer. (Ord. 21 § 2; Ord. 54 §§ 1 – 3. Code 1997 § 16-47)

As to taxicabs generally, see Chapter 4.155 SLTCC.

4.25.450 Parking of vehicles in designated bus stops on Highway 50.

A. Recitals. Whereas, Section 21112 of the California Vehicle Code allows local authorities to regulate the location of bus stops on state highways by ordinance, if said ordinance is approved in writing by the Department of Transportation; and whereas, the ordinance codified in this section has been submitted to and approved in writing by the State Department of Transportation; and whereas, Section 22651n of the California Vehicle Code allows for the removal of vehicles parked or left standing where a city has by ordinance prohibited such parking and has authorized the removal of vehicles; provided signs have been posted giving notice of such removal; and whereas, it is necessary to the operation of the city’s public transit system within the city that the authority be obtained to remove vehicles parked in bus stops on Highway 50. Now therefore, in consideration of the foregoing recital of facts.

B. Locations of Bus Stops. Those locations within the city which have been or from time to time may be designated as bus stops by resolution of the city council are hereby established as bus stops for city of South Lake Tahoe buses on State Highway 50.

Said bus stops shall be marked by appropriate signage and parking of other vehicle in such area is hereby prohibited.

C. Signage. The public works department is hereby directed to appropriately sign any designated bus stop on Highway 50 and Highway 89 as “Bus Stop – No Parking” as may be necessary or desirable from time to time.

D. Consent Required.

1. This chapter shall cease to be operative three months after the city of South Lake Tahoe receives written notice indicating a withdrawal of approval by the Department of Transportation.

2. Whenever this chapter delegates authority to a city officer, or authorizes action by the city council to regulate traffic upon a state highway in any way which by law requires the prior approval of the Department of Transportation, no such officer shall exercise such authority, nor shall such action by the city council be effective with respect to any state highway without the prior approval in writing of the Department of Transportation to the extent required by the Vehicle Code.

E. Removal of Vehicles. Vehicles parked or left standing in violation of this chapter may be removed and stored; provided, that signs are posted by the public works department and indicating that vehicles in violation are subject to removal. (Ord. 596 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-47A)

4.25.460 Findings of council.

A. Legislative Findings.

1. Whereas, the parking of vehicles, including but not limited to motor vehicles, boats and trailers upon both public and private property within the city for the purpose of sale constitutes a substantial hazard to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on and along major traffic arteries within the city due to the distraction they cause to the drivers of motor vehicles; and

2. Whereas, the proliferation of such vehicles for sale and their presence on or upon public and private property within the city constitutes an esthetic blight upon the community which can only be alleviated by appropriate regulation; and

3. Whereas, it has been recognized by the courts that such advertising of vehicles for sale is entitled to limited First Amendment protection as “commercial speech” and the city, through this chapter, is regulating only the time, place and manner of such activities consistent with said constitutional protections.

B. No person, corporation, partnership or other legal business entity shall place, or permit to be placed, upon private property under the ownership or control of another person, corporation, partnership or other legal or business entity, any motor vehicle, boat or trailer as the same are defined in California law for the purpose of advertising the same for sale or trade. This section shall not preclude a duly licensed and permitted motor vehicle, boat or trailer dealer from conducting business so long as said licenses and permits are valid.

Nor shall this section apply when the written consent of the property owner has been first obtained and is placed in the vehicle in such a manner as to be clearly visible without having to enter or inspect the interior of the vehicle; provided however, that this exemption shall not apply to any vehicle parked or placed in such a manner as to allow any person operating a vehicle on or along South Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Highway 50) to view any “for sale,” “for trade,” or any sign of similar intent or purpose while operating such motor vehicle.

C. No person, corporation, partnership or other legal or business entity shall place, park, or permit to be placed or parked upon any public property within the city, any motor vehicle, boat or trailer, as the same are defined in California law, except public property located in commercially zoned areas of the city of South Lake Tahoe, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Further, said vehicle shall not be placed or parked in such a manner as to allow any person operating a motor vehicle on or along South Lake Tahoe Boulevard (Highway 50) to view any “for sale” or “for trade” or sign of similar intent or purpose while operating such motor vehicle. No motor vehicle, boat or trailer displaying a “for sale,” “for trade” or similar sign shall be placed or parked in the same location or within one mile of the same location for more than two days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

D. Violation of this chapter shall constitute a public nuisance and shall also be punishable as an infraction with a fine not to exceed $250.00. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 546 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-48)

Article VI. Commercial Routes

4.25.470 Classification of streets.

Each, every and all of the streets of the city be and they are hereby divided and classified into four groups, and shall henceforth be known as and regulated as to heavy traffic by, the name of such four groups, together with the regulations appertaining thereto as set forth in this article. Such four groups are hereby designated as: unrestricted streets, intermediate commercial routes, light commercial routes, and restricted streets. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-49)

4.25.480 Weights limits – Unrestricted streets.

All streets not otherwise classified in this article shall be unrestricted streets and the city imposes no weight restriction or regulation thereon, except as is contained in the Vehicle Code of the state. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-50)

4.25.490 Weights limits – Intermediate commercial routes.

Whenever signs are erected giving notice hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning or operating any motor vehicle or truck-trailer combination exceeding a maximum gross weight of 20,000 pounds to drive or propel the same or to cause or permit the same to be driven or propelled at any time upon, over or across any of the streets hereinafter in SLTCC 4.25.550 designated as an intermediate commercial route. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-51)

4.25.500 Weights limits – Light commercial routes.

Whenever signs are erected giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning or operating any motor vehicle or truck-trailer combination exceeding a maximum gross weight of 12,000 pounds to drive or propel the same or to cause or permit the same to be driven or propelled at any time upon or across any of the streets hereinafter in SLTCC 4.25.560 designated as a light commercial route. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-52)

4.25.510 Weights limits – Restricted streets.

Whenever signs are erected giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person owning or operating any commercial motor vehicle or truck-trailer combination exceeding a maximum gross weight of 8,000 pounds to drive or propel the same or to cause or permit the same to be driven or propelled at any time upon or across any of the streets hereinafter in SLTCC 4.25.570 designated as restricted streets. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-53)

4.25.520 Erection of signs.

The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to post appropriate signs on any street in the city which signs shall state and declare a load limit established by this article. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-54)

4.25.530 Determination of weight.

Any police officer shall have authority to require any person driving or in control of any vehicle proceeding over a street to proceed to any public or private scale within a radius of five miles for the purpose of weighting and determining whether the provisions of this article have been complied with. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-55)

4.25.540 Exemptions from this article.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to:

A. Prohibit any vehicle making deliveries of any kind; provided the most direct route to complete such delivery is taken.

B. Prohibit any vehicle or truck-trailer combination exceeding the prescribed maximum gross weight limit, coming from an unrestricted or less restricted street, having ingress and egress by direct route to and from such restricted streets or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained; but then only by such deviation from the nearest unrestricted or less restricted street as is reasonably necessary.

C. Any vehicle operated by the city, or a private operator under contract with the city, as part of its municipal transit system.

D. Any vehicle operated by the city, or a private contractor under contract with the city, while engaged in street maintenance, construction, or related activities.

E. Any vehicle owned by a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility facility.

F. Emergency vehicles of the city.

G. School buses under the jurisdiction of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.

H. Clearly and distinctly marked vehicles of a weight equal to or less than that of municipal transit vehicles utilized for the purpose of providing shuttle and transit services to ski resorts on routes approved by the public works director, when used to pick up and/or discharge passengers.

I. Other local transit vehicles when picking up and/or discharging passengers along Pioneer Trail. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 450 § 1; Ord. 678 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1; Ord. 766 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-56)

4.25.550 Designation of commercial routes – Intermediate commercial routes.

In accordance with SLTCC 4.25.490, the following streets or portions of streets are hereby designated and classified as intermediate commercial routes, and the regulations prescribed in SLTCC 4.25.490 shall appertain thereto:

A. Pioneer Trail, from the city limits northerly and easterly to its intersection with Lake Tahoe Boulevard (U.S. Highway No. 50);

B. Glenwood Way;

C. Tahoe Keys Boulevard;

D. Sierra Boulevard;

E. Ski Run Boulevard;

F. Al Tahoe Boulevard;

G. Fifteenth Street;

H. Fairway Avenue from Highway 50 to Glenwood Way;

I. Johnson Boulevard. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 766 § 2. Code 1997 § 16-57)

4.25.560 Designation of commercial routes – Light commercial routes.

In accordance with SLTCC 4.25.490, the following streets or portions of streets are hereby designated and classified as light commercial routes and the regulations prescribed in SLTCC 4.25.500 shall appertain thereto:

A. That portion of D Street from its intersection with U.S. Highway 50/California Highway 89, to its intersection with Industrial Avenue. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 372 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-58)

4.25.570 Designation of commercial routes – Restricted streets.

In accordance with SLTCC 4.25.510, the following streets or portions of streets are hereby designated and classified as restricted streets and the regulations prescribed in SLTCC 4.25.510 shall appertain thereto: None. (Ord. 166 § 1; Ord. 748 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-59)

Article VII. Parking Garage Facility Regulations

4.25.580 Purpose.

This article is adopted for the purpose of regulating municipal off-street parking lots, facilities and garages. No person shall park any vehicle in any parking space on any municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage except as permitted by this article. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-90)

4.25.590 Payment required.

When parking on municipal off-street parking lots is regulated and controlled by a parking revenue control system, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle parked on such municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage to fail, neglect or refuse to pay the parking charges established for such municipal off-street parking lot, garage or facility. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-91)

4.25.600 Parking within parking spaces.

Parking spaces on municipal off-street parking lots, facilities or garages shall be designated by lines or other appropriate markings. When parking spaces are so designated, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop, stand, or park said vehicle other than in a regularly designated parking space, across any such line or marking, or in such position that said vehicle shall not be entirely within the area so designated as a parking space except upon the direction of a parking lot attendant. No vehicle shall be parked, stopped or shall stand either wholly or partially in any driveway of any municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage or in any manner which shall obstruct or interfere with the free movement of vehicles in such driveway or in any manner so as to obstruct or otherwise prevent or interfere with ingress to or egress from any regularly designated parking space except on the direction of a parking lot attendant.

No vehicle shall be backed into any diagonal or angle parking space or placed into any diagonal or angle parking space so that the vehicle is facing the opposite direction of the general traffic pattern for the street or parking lot or is facing the travel portion of the street, alley, or lot providing access to the parking space. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-92)

4.25.610 Weight and size limitations on vehicles.

No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicles exceeding a gross maximum weight limit of three tons or exceeding either 22 feet in length or eight feet in width in any parking garage owned or operated by the city. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-93)

4.25.620 Use of entrance and exit.

It shall be unlawful for any person to enter any municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage over any area or driveway or the portion of any curb which is not marked with the word “Entrance” or otherwise indicated by arrows, signs, or words to be a driveway or place for entering of such parking lot, facility or garage.

It shall be unlawful for any person to move any vehicle from any such parking lot, facility or garage into any public way or area except over an area marked with the word “Exit” or otherwise indicated by arrows, signs, or words to be a driveway or place for leaving of such parking lot, facility or garage. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-94)

4.25.630 Speed of vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to move any vehicle on a municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage at any speed exceeding 10 miles per hour. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-95)

4.25.640 Prohibited use.

No person shall ride or propel any bicycle, snowboard, skis, skateboard, roller skates, scooter, wagon or other similar nonmotorized vehicle in any parking facility, lot or garage. Persons riding or propelling baby carriages, strollers or other similar vehicles for transportation of young persons, wheelchairs or other similar vehicles for transportation of the handicapped, or shopping carts or other similar vehicles used to transport goods or equipment shall be exempt from this regulation while riding or propelling such vehicles to and from their motor vehicles to said facility. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-96)

4.25.650 Penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 or a greater amount set by resolution of the city council. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-97)

4.25.660 Citations.

Any officer of the police department, parking control officer or private patrol officer as defined in Chapter 4.140 SLTCC may issue a citation to the owner or driver of any vehicle at a municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage in violation of any of the provisions of this article in the same manner and in accordance with the same procedure and with the same effect as citations are issued for traffic or parking violations pursuant to the provisions of this article. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-98)

4.25.670 Removal of vehicles authorized.

When appropriate signs or markings are in place giving notice, any officer of the police department, parking control officer or private patrol officer as defined in Chapter 4.140 SLTCC is hereby authorized to remove or cause to be removed any vehicle that is stopped, standing or parked on any municipal off-street parking lot, facility or garage in violation of this article. The procedure for removal or impounding of vehicles shall be as provided in Sections 22850 through 22854 of the California Vehicle Code. (Ord. 1098 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 961 § 1. Code 1997 § 16-99)

Article VIII. Parking Meters

4.25.680 Parking kiosk zones designated.

The following streets are hereby designated as parking meter zones:

A. Bellamy Court; and

B. Transit Way. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-111)

4.25.690 Authority to install meters and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines.

The city may install, or cause to be installed, parking meters, pay-by-space machines and pay-and-display machines in all parking meter zones established by this article or hereafter created by the city council in such numbers and in such places as, in the city manager’s judgment, may be necessary for the regulation, control and inspection of the parking of vehicles therein. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-112)

4.25.700 Parking meter and pay-by-space/pay-and-display specifications.

A. Each parking meter shall be so set as to display a signal showing lawful parking upon the deposit of the appropriate United States coins, currency or city prepaid parking card, debit or credit card for the period of time prescribed by this chapter.

Each parking meter shall be so arranged that upon the expiration of the lawful time limit it will indicate by a proper visible signal that the lawful parking period for the adjacent parking meter space has expired and in such cases the right of such a vehicle to occupy the space shall cease.

B. Each pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine shall conspicuously display the applicable parking rates and instructions on use of the machine.

Each pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine shall, upon the deposit of the appropriate United States coins, currency, or city prepaid parking card, debit or credit card with respect to a parking meter space controlled thereby, dispense a receipt showing the amount of time purchased and when the lawful parking period will expire for that space. Upon expiration of the lawful parking period, the right of a vehicle to occupy the space shall cease. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-113)

4.25.710 Maximum parking time limits in meter zones.

The maximum parking time limits within designated portions of the parking meter zone shall be as provided by this chapter or other ordinances, and shown by proper signs erected and maintained. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-114)

4.25.715 Green metered spaces.

The city manager may place green curb markings adjacent to parking meter spaces which shall mean no stopping or parking for longer than 15 minutes. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-115)

4.25.720 Parking meter rates.

The rates for parking in a parking meter zone shall be established by city council resolution. Parking or standing a vehicle in a parking meter space shall be lawful for the period of time corresponding to the amount of United States coins, currency, or city prepaid on-street parking card, debit or credit card deposited. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-116)

4.25.730 Parking meter and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machine hours of operation.

Parking meters and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines shall be operated in the parking meter zones every day. The city manager may, after conducting parking surveys, determine hours of operation will facilitate the control of parking and may place signs indicating different hours of operation on Sundays and holidays. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-117)

4.25.740 Operation of meters and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines.

When any vehicle is parked in any parking meter space, the operator of the vehicle shall, immediately after entering the parking meter space, deposit or cause to be deposited in the meter or machine controlling the space the proper coin or currency of the United States, or city prepaid parking card, debit or credit card as is required for the parking meter space. The operator of the vehicle, after the proper deposit, shall also set in operation the timing mechanism on the meter or machine, if any, in accordance with directions properly appearing thereon. In addition, if the parking meter space is controlled by a pay-and-display machine, the operator of the vehicle shall immediately cause the parking receipt provided by the machine to be placed face up on the driver’s side dashboard of the vehicle. Failure to make a proper deposit and to set the timing mechanism in operation, and (if applicable) failure to place the receipt on the vehicle dashboard as prescribed, shall constitute a violation of this chapter.

Upon the proper deposit of such coin and the setting of the timing mechanism in operation and, if applicable, the placement of the parking receipt on the vehicle dashboard, the parking meter space may be lawfully occupied by the vehicle during the period of time which has been prescribed for the part of the street in which the parking meter space is located; provided, that any person placing a vehicle in a parking meter space adjacent to a meter or controlled by a machine which indicates that unused time has been left by the previous occupant of the space shall not be required to deposit a coin so long as the occupancy of the space does not exceed the indicated unused parking time. When an oversize vehicle occupies more than one space, a proper deposit shall be made for each of the spaces. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-118)

4.25.750 Overtime parking in meter zones.

No vehicle shall be parked overtime or beyond the period of lawful parking time established for a parking meter space; nor shall any vehicle remain in a space for which there is a parking meter or pay-by-space/pay-and-display machine when the parking meter displays a signal indicating illegal use of the space or the machine or receipt indicates that the lawful parking period has expired.

The display of a signal showing illegal parking during the hours of operation for any parking meter while a motor vehicle is parked in a space adjoining the parking meter shall be prima facie evidence that the motor vehicle has been parked overtime and beyond the lawful parking period.

The indication by a pay-by-space machine that the lawful parking time has expired or the display of a pay-and-display parking receipt indicating that the lawful parking time has expired, during the hours of operation for any pay-by-space or pay-and- display machine, while a motor vehicle is parked in a space controlled by that pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine, shall be prima facie evidence that the motor vehicle has been parked overtime and beyond the lawful parking period. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-119)

4.25.760 Extending parking meter or pay-by-space/pay-and-display machine time over maximum allowed.

Parking or standing a vehicle in a parking meter space shall be lawful up to the maximum time indicated on the parking meter, on the pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine, or on posted signs. No person shall deposit in a parking meter or pay-by-space/pay-and-display machine any coins, currency, or city prepaid parking card, debit or credit card for the purpose of extending the parking time of a vehicle beyond the designated maximum time allowed for parking. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-120)

4.25.770 Defacing, destroying, etc., meters and machines.

No person shall deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter or any pay-by-space or pay-and-display machine installed under the provisions of this chapter. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-121)

4.25.780 Citations for parking meter violations.

Each police officer or parking enforcement officer shall take the number of any parking meter space at which any vehicle is overparked, as provided in this chapter, the state vehicle license of the vehicle and the time and date of the overparking. The police officer or parking enforcement officer shall then issue, in writing, a citation for illegal parking in the form and subject to the procedure provided for by law and the city code applicable to parking violations within the city. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-122)

4.25.790 Use of parking meter and machine funds.

The money required to be deposited in parking meters and pay-by-space/pay-and-display machines as provided in this chapter is hereby levied and assessed as fees to provide for the proper regulation and control of traffic upon the public streets, to provide for public vehicular off-street parking facilities and to cover the cost of the supervision, inspection, installation, maintenance, control and use of the parking spaces and regulating parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones and parking garage. (Ord. 1027 § 1 (Exh. A). Code 1997 § 16-123)