Chapter 10.13
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

Sections:

10.13.010    Maximum time limits.

10.13.020    Prohibited daytime parking – Holiday exception.

10.13.030    Time limits on designated streets.

10.13.040    Continuous parking.

10.13.050    Yellow marking – Prohibited where signed.

10.13.060    Yellow marking – Official sign.

10.13.070    Diagonal parking.

10.13.080    Vehicles over eighteen feet.

10.13.090    Prohibited purposes.

10.13.100    Planting strips – Edge of property.

10.13.110    Library lot – Limitations.

10.13.120    Library lot – Signing – Enforcement authority.

10.13.125    Paid covered parking – City Hall block parking lot.

10.13.130    Electric vehicle charging station parking – Violation.

10.13.140    Commercial vehicles.

10.13.150    Violation – Cumulative.

10.13.160    Emergency and special regulations – Removal of vehicles.

10.13.170    Violation – Infraction.

10.13.180    Violation – Penalties.

10.13.010 Maximum time limits.

The parking of vehicles upon all city-owned, leased or operated parking lots, with the exception of the city hall block parking lot, and upon any street or highway of the city within the following described boundaries, hereinafter referred to as the “downtown management parking area,” shall be limited to a maximum period of two hours, enforced by the method of marking tires of parked vehicles at timed intervals, which method may be aided by the use of electronic recording devices, by or under the direction of the chief of police:

Beginning at the northwest corner of Palouse and Alder Streets; thence westerly to the northwest corner of Alder and Spokane Streets; thence southerly to the southwest corner of Alder and Spokane Streets; thence westerly to the southeast corner of Alder and Colville Street, thence southerly to the northeast corner of Colville and Poplar Street; thence westerly to the northwest corner of First Avenue and Poplar Street; thence southerly to the southwest corner of First Avenue and Poplar Street; thence westerly to the southwest corner of Third Avenue and Poplar Streets; thence northerly along the west curb line of Third Avenue to the Southwest corner of Third Avenue and Alder Streets; thence westerly to the southeast corner of Fourth and Alder Streets; thence northerly to the northeast corner of Alder Street and Fourth Avenue; thence westerly to the northeast corner of Alder Street and Sixth Avenue; thence northerly to the southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Rose Street; thence easterly along Rose Street to the southeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Rose Streets; thence northerly to the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Rose Street; thence easterly to the northwest corner of Spokane and Rose Street; thence southerly to the southwest corner of Spokane and Rose Streets; thence easterly to the southwest corner of Rose and Palouse Streets; thence southerly along Palouse Street and the point of beginning.

(Ord. 2019-03 § 1, 2019: Ord. 2001-38 § 1, 2001: Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.020 Prohibited daytime parking – Holiday exception.

When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours of seven a.m. and five p.m. of any day except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, for longer than the times indicated and upon any of the streets described in Section 10.13.030 of this chapter. Public holidays within the meaning of this section embrace only days for the observance of New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If any of these public holidays fall upon any Sunday, the next day following such date shall be the holiday therefor. If any of these public holidays fall upon any Saturday, the day preceding such date shall be the holiday therefor. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.030 Time limits on designated streets.

A. Two-hour parking is allowed on the following streets:

1. On those streets or portions of streets that are included within the boundaries of the downtown management parking area as described in Section 10.13.010 of this chapter.

B. Thirty-minute parking is allowed on the following streets:

1. On those streets or portions of streets that are designated for thirty-minute parking by specific signs giving notice thereof.

C. Fifteen-minute parking is allowed on the following streets:

1. On those streets or portions of streets that are designated for fifteen-minute parking by specific signs giving notice thereof. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.040 Continuous parking.

Where a motor vehicle is moved out of one parking place in a restricted parking zone in the downtown management parking area into another parking place in a restricted parking zone in the same block, or within the same public parking lot, within the restricted parking hours of the same calendar day, the two or more continuous parking in the same block or in the same parking lot shall be considered as one continuous parking. For the purpose of this section, “block” means that portion of a street or highway, including both sides thereof, lying between two intersections. It is the intent of this section to limit a vehicle to a maximum two-hour window of parking time in any one block. The time begins when the vehicle is first parked in the block. Thereafter, the vehicle has a window of two hours in which it may be parked in the block, regardless of how many times the vehicle may leave the block during the maximum two-hour period of time. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.050 Yellow marking – Prohibited where signed.

Stopping, standing or parking of vehicles on any street or highway within the city is prohibited at all times alongside a curb or sidewalk painted yellow which abuts said street or highway, or where signs are erected giving notice thereof. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.060 Yellow marking – Official sign.

Yellow paint applied to the curbing or sidewalk abutting a street or highway within the city where stopping, standing or parking is prohibited at all times, and where restrictive stopping, standing or parking signs have not been erected, shall constitute an official sign prohibiting stopping, standing or parking of vehicles at all times along that portion of the street or highway abutting the curb or sidewalk painted yellow. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.070 Diagonal parking.

Upon those streets which have been marked for diagonal parking in the city pursuant to Resolution No. 3837 and any amendments thereto, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle and as indicated by such markings. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.080 Vehicles over eighteen feet.

No vehicle, or vehicle and trailer, that measures eighteen feet or more overall shall at any time be parked otherwise than parallel with the curb, nor shall it be parked where diagonal parking is required. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.090 Prohibited purposes.

A. No person shall park any vehicle, including camping trailers, travel trailers, mobile homes, campers, boats or recreational vehicles or automobiles, trucks or other vehicles, upon a roadway in the city for the purpose of:

1. Repairing or rehabilitating any inoperative vehicle, except repairs, necessitated by an emergency, which can be accomplished within a single seventy-two-hour period;

2. Storing, such vehicle for any period exceeding twenty-four consecutive hours;

3. Habitating in such vehicle or occupying such vehicle for residential purposes.

B. No person shall park any vehicle used primarily for commercial purposes upon any roadway in a residential area for any period exceeding eight consecutive hours. (Ord. 98-24 § 4, 1998: Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.100 Planting strips – Edge of property.

No person shall park any vehicle, including camping trailers, travel trailers, mobile homes, campers, boats or recreational vehicles, or automobiles, trucks or other vehicles, upon any planting strip between the constructed curb, or edge of the roadway, and the property line exclusive of the sidewalk area. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.110 Library lot – Limitations.

Parking of vehicles in the parking lot at the city library shall be limited to employees of the library and patrons thereof, and patron parking shall be limited to a period of two consecutive hours. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.120 Library lot – Signing – Enforcement authority.

The city manager is authorized to erect appropriate signs indicating places for parking of employees’ automobiles on the city library parking lot and further indicating the time limitation of two-hour parking for patrons of the city library. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.125 Paid covered parking – City Hall block parking lot.

A. The covered area in the City Hall block parking lot is hereby designated as pay parking, and parking is prohibited in such area between the hours of six a.m. and six p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, except as permitted by rules and/or regulations promulgated hereunder by the Walla Walla city manager and advance payment of all applicable fees and/or charges.

B. The Walla Walla city manager is authorized and directed to adopt rules and/or regulations regarding pay parking in the covered area in the City Hall block parking lot between the hours of six a.m. and six p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. All rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall provide equal opportunity to citizens to lease parking stalls upon the same terms applicable to all. No rule or regulation promulgated hereunder shall discriminate against any citizen, class of citizens, or corporation. A copy of any rules or regulations adopted hereunder shall be available for public inspection in the office of the city clerk.

C. The Walla Walla city manager is authorized and directed to post signs in accordance with RCW 46.55.070. (Ord. 2004-05 § 2, 2004).

10.13.130 Electric vehicle charging station parking – Violation.

No person shall park any nonelectric vehicle in a parking space designated as an electric vehicle charging station space. No person shall park an electric vehicle in an electric vehicle charging station space longer than the posted time. For purposes of this section, “charging” means an electric vehicle is parked at an electric vehicle charging station and is connected to the charging station equipment. (Ord. 2011-15 § 4, 2011).

10.13.140 Commercial vehicles.

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time, other than an identified commercial vehicle that is then and there engaged in the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of property, in any place marked as a commercial loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect; except that the operator of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading and unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any identified commercial vehicle waiting to enter or about to enter such zone. In no case shall the stop of an identified commercial vehicle for loading and unloading of property exceed thirty minutes. “Identified commercial vehicle” means a vehicle which prominently displays on the outside of such vehicle a name, logogram or other marking indicating a commercial business, and which the principal use thereof is the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce, freight, animals or passengers for hire. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.150 Violation – Cumulative.

Whenever a vehicle remains in a parking place in a restricted parking zone in the city for a period of time longer than the period of time allowed in such parking zone, each subsequent period of time from the time of the preceding violation for which such vehicle remains beyond the period of time allowed in such parking zone shall constitute a separate violation. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.160 Emergency and special regulations – Removal of vehicles.

In accordance with Chapter 308-330 WAC, the city engineer is authorized to place and maintain official traffic control devices as the city engineer may deem necessary to regulate, warn or guide traffic for construction, detours, emergencies and special conditions. The city engineer or designee shall display a notice on any vehicle located within the proposed restricted area giving proper notice of the necessary removal of the vehicle from the area of a minimum of twenty-four hours prior to the required parking restriction; provided, that during emergencies, twenty-four hour advance notice shall not be required. Vehicles not removed within twenty-four hours following prior notice as provided above will be subject to impoundment. Vehicles not removed from restricted areas during emergencies shall be subject to immediate impoundment. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.170 Violation – Infraction.

It is a parking infraction for any person to stop, stand or park any vehicle in violation of any provision of this chapter. (Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).

10.13.180 Violation – Penalties.

In addition to any fines, forfeitures, fees, and penalties assessed by state law for parking infractions, the penalty for each violation of the provisions of this chapter within a thirty-consecutive-day period shall be ten dollars for the first offense, thirty dollars for the second offense, fifty dollars for the third offense and one hundred dollars for each subsequent offense within said time period. There shall be an additional penalty of fifty dollars for failure to respond to a parking infraction notice within the required fifteen days of the date of the notice of infraction, or for failure to appear, or for failure to timely pay a monetary penalty that is imposed. The disposition of infractions issued pursuant to this chapter shall be handled as provided in Chapter 46.63 RCW. (Ord. 2012-32 § 1, 2012: Ord. 2005-32 § 1, 2005: Ord. 95-20 § 1(part), 1995).