Chapter 10.08
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

Sections:

10.08.010    Vehicle defined.

10.08.020    Prohibited where.

10.08.030    Impoundment authority.

10.08.040    Restoration to owner upon payment of fee.

10.08.050    Violation.

10.08.060    Operation of portable and vehicle stereo equipment.

10.08.070    Prohibited truck parking.

10.08.080    Tagging and impoundment.

10.08.010 Vehicle defined.

“Vehicle” is defined in RCW 46.04.670.

(Ord. 643 § 1, 1998: Ord. 481 § 7, 1989)

10.08.020 Prohibited where.

No person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the main traveled part of any city street. (Ord. 481 § 8, 1989)

10.08.030 Impoundment authority.

Whenever any police officer finds a vehicle standing upon a street in violation of any of the provisions of Section 10.08.020, such officer is authorized to move or impound such vehicle, or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move the same to a position off the main-traveled part of the street. (Ord. 481 § 10, 1989)

10.08.040 Restoration to owner upon payment of fee.

Any vehicle so impounded shall be restored to the owner or person in charge thereof upon payment of all removal, towing and storage charges and any fines and costs which may have been imposed under this chapter. (Ord. 481 § 11, 1989)

10.08.050 Violation.

Violations of this chapter shall be a traffic infraction unless committed on private property. Violations committed on private property shall be as follows:

A.    A first offense shall be a Class 2 civil infraction as defined in Section 7.01.060.

B.    A second offense shall be a Class 1 civil infraction as defined in Section 7.01.060.

C.    A third or subsequent offense shall be a Class B offense as outlined in Section 7.01.040 with a penalty as outlined in Section 7.01.050(B).

(Ord. 827 § 2, 2007: Ord. 481 § 12, 1989)

10.08.060 Operation of portable and vehicle stereo equipment.

A.    Motor Vehicle Stereo Equipment. It is unlawful for any person in control of or operating a motor vehicle to permit sound from the motor vehicle sound system, including but not limited to a radio, tape player, compact disc player, or other musical device, whether or not affixed to the vehicle, to be operated at a volume so as to be audible at a distance greater than fifty feet from the vehicle itself.

B.    Portable Stereo Equipment. It is unlawful for any person in control of or operating a portable stereo system, including but not limited to a radio, tape player, compact disc player, or other portable musical device, to be operated at a volume so as to be audible at a distance greater than fifty feet from said equipment, except that said distance is increased to within one hundred feet on the city’s ocean beach.

(Ord. 784 § 1, 2004)

10.08.070 Prohibited truck parking.

It is unlawful for any person, business, firm or corporation to park or cause to be parked any truck, as defined in Section 10.36.010(D), in any area of the city except for the purpose of loading or unloading, providing the vision of traffic is not obstructed. For the purposes of this section, a reasonable amount of time on any day or successive days shall be allowed for loading and unloading. The amount of time is to be determined according to the nature and extent of the loading and unloading operation.

Exceptions:

A.    The parking of trucks shall be allowed on private property within a B-2 zone.

B.    The parking of trucks, associated with an allowed business, shall be allowed on the business property within a B-1 zone.

C.    Emergency services vehicles are exempt from the requirements of this section.

(Ord. 827 § 1 (part), 2007)

10.08.080 Tagging and impoundment.

The tagging and impoundment of unauthorized vehicles on city rights-of-way or in city-owned parking facilities shall follow the guidelines set forth in RCW 46.55.085. (Ord. 827 § 1 (part), 2007)