Chapter 2.126
COUNTY-CITY BUILDING PARKING

Sections:

2.126.010    Definitions.

2.126.020    Limited Parking Areas.

2.126.030    Parking Regulations.

2.126.040    Public Parking.

2.126.050    Restricted Area.

2.126.060    Alley Parking.

2.126.070    Speed Limit.

2.126.080    Assigned Vehicle Parking.

2.126.090    Revenue and Expenditure.

2.126.100    Penalty for Violations.

2.126.010 Definitions.

For the purpose of this Chapter the words and phrases used herein, unless the context clearly indicates to the contrary, shall have the following meanings:

A.    "Assigned parking stall" means any parking stall visibly marked by painted lines and located within an area designated as assigned parking on a posted sign.

B.    "Assigned vehicles" means those vehicles owned by the County and/or city or private automobiles displaying a parking lot permit duly issued by the County which permits the vehicles to be parked in certain areas which are designated by the County.

C.    "Authorized officer or agent" means any officer, agent, employee or independent contractor authorized by the Executive to enforce the provisions of this Chapter and in addition, includes any police officer or deputy sheriff authorized by law to execute criminal process or to make arrest for the violations of the statutes of the state or ordinances of the County, upon property subject to this Chapter.

D.    "Impoundment-in-place" means the prevention of free movement of a motor vehicle by the installation on such motor vehicle of a "vehicle immobilizer."

E.    "Motor vehicle" means every vehicle capable of being moved, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn.

F.    "Operator" means every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.

G.    "Owner" means any person who holds a title of ownership of a vehicle or who is named or designated as registered owner thereof on the registration certificate issued by proper state authorities, or who is in lawful possession of the vehicle, pursuant to the terms of a lease, contract or agreement.

H.    "Parking" means the standing of a motor vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading.

I.    "Public parking stall" means any parking stall visibly marked with painted lines and located in any area not designated as "assigned parking," or designated for any other special purpose.

J.    "Traffic devices" means any sign, signal, marking and device placed or erected by authority of a public body having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.

K.    "Vehicle immobilizer" means any device capable of being physically attached to a motor vehicle thereby impounding it in place.

(Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B 2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.010)

2.126.020 Limited Parking Areas.

Within the boundaries of the County-City Building property described as follows:

From the northwest corner of South Tacoma Avenue and South 11th Street westerly, along the north boundary of South 11th Street to the center of the alley between South 11th and Nollmeyer Lane; thence northerly to the northern boundary of Nollmeyer Lane; thence westerly to the east boundary of South Yakima Avenue; thence northerly to the southern boundary of South 9th Street; thence easterly to the western boundary of South Tacoma Avenue; thence southerly to the northwest corner of South Tacoma Avenue and South 11th Streets, to the point of beginning.

No motor vehicle shall park, stand or stop except to avoid conflict with other traffic, except in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Pierce County Executive governing the use of the above-described property. No motor vehicle other than assigned vehicles parking in assigned areas shall be parked anywhere within the above-described property, except within public parking stalls so designated in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Pierce County Executive.

(Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.020)

2.126.030 Parking Regulations.

The Pierce County Executive is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations governing parking within the County-City Building property, including the regulation of public parking, the use of assigned or designated parking areas, charges for the use of public parking, together with regulations for the enforcement of such regulations, including towing or impoundment in place of vehicles in violation of those regulations or of other provisions of this Chapter. Rules governing impoundment or towing of vehicles shall comply with Chapter 377, 1985 Laws of Washington as now existing or hereafter amended. Charges for parking, impoundment, towing or release set by regulations of the Pierce County Executive shall not be effective until approved by the County-City Building Committee established by that certain lease and agreement dated July 17, 1958, as amended or hereafter amended, and shall seek to maximize short-term access by the public to the County-City Building and to minimize long-term parking for any purpose. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.030)

2.126.040 Public Parking.

The Pierce County Executive is authorized to construct, operate, maintain and collect rentals for public parking facilities upon County-City Building property not currently devoted to assigned parking stalls. The Executive is authorized to employ or contract with independent contractors for such purposes with funds made available for that purpose in the County-City Building budget approved pursuant to that certain agreement between Pierce County and the City of Tacoma dated July 17, 1958, as the same now exists or is hereafter amended. (Ord. 85-45 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.040)

2.126.050 Restricted Area.

It is unlawful for any vehicle to drive, operate or otherwise be moved over, along, across or to park or stand within the area north of a line between the northwest portion of the west wing of the County-City Building and the curb along the north boundary of east Nollmeyer Lane, except for assigned vehicles or vehicles authorized to use portions thereof by the Sheriff or Tacoma Police Department, and except that authorized vehicles engaged in loading or unloading supplies or equipment for the County-City Building may use the loading dock on the north side of the west wing of the County-City Building in such a manner as not to unreasonably disrupt traffic to the jail facility. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.050)

2.126.060 Alley Parking.

No person shall stand or park his vehicle on the east side of the alley between South 11th Street and South 10th Street behind the State Armory. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B §  2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.060)

2.126.070 Speed Limit.

It is unlawful for any person to operate, drive or otherwise move a vehicle at a speed in excess of ten miles per hour upon any portion of the County-City Building property, unless otherwise posted. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code 2.12.070)

2.126.080 Assigned Vehicle Parking.

All assigned vehicles shall park in their assigned stalls. It is unlawful for employees of the County or of the City of Tacoma having an assigned parking stall to park in other than their assigned stall. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code § 2.12.080)

2.126.090 Revenue and Expenditure.

Proceeds of public parking received from independent contractors authorized by the Pierce County Executive to operate or maintain public parking facilities or from charges collected by employees of the County shall be deposited in the County-City Building fund to be budgeted and used pursuant to that certain lease and agreement dated June 17, 1958 between the County and the City of Tacoma as the same has been now or hereafter amended to construct, maintain, operate and collect rentals for parking facilities for the County-City Building. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B § 2 (part), 1980; prior Code 2.12.090)

2.126.100 Penalty for Violations.

Any violation or failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Chapter or with any rule or regulation promulgated by the Executive and posted upon the premises shall, in addition to any charges set forth in the regulations of the Executive or collected for impoundment or removal of offending vehicles, constitute a traffic infraction, the penalty for which shall be the maximum penalty authorized for other parking infractions. (Ord. 85-145 § 1 (part), 1985; Res. 22234-B 2 (part), 1980; prior Code 2.12.100)