11.32 Stopping, Standing and Parking
11.32.040 Prohibited--No signs required.
11.32.050 Prohibited--If Director of Public Works erects signs.
11.32.060 Prohibited-- Director of Public Works may erect signs.
11.32.070 Curb markings.
11.32.075 Requesting that motor vehicles stop, stand, or park in places where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited.
11.32.090 Moving a parked vehicle to avoid the parking time limit.
11.32.100 Parking of commercial vehicles.
11.32.110 Commercial vehicle--Defined.
11.32.120 Residential parking permit policies and procedures.
11.32.010 APPLICABILITY. (a) The provisions of this title prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times, or at those times herein 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 or official traffic control device.
(b) The provisions of this title imposing a time limit on standing or parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions hereof, or of law prohibiting or limiting the standing or parking of vehicles in specified places, or at specified times. (Prior code § 73.70).
11.32.020 DEFINITIONS. The following words and phrases, whenever used in Section 11.32.030, shall be construed as defined in this section:
(a) "Motor truck" means a motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
(b) "Passenger stage" means every stage, auto stage or other motor vehicle, used in the transportation of persons, or persons and their baggage or express, when such baggage or express is transported incidentally to the transportation of the passengers, excepting motor vehicles of the pleasure type designed for carrying not more than seven persons.
(c) "Street" or "highway" means a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. (Prior code § 73.104).
* For the statutory provisions regarding stopping, standing and parking see Cal. Veh. C. § 22500 et seq. For the provisions regarding the authority of local regulation by ordinance to prohibit or restrict the parking or standing of vehicles on certain streets or portions thereof during all or certain hours of the day see Cal. Veh. C. §§ 220507.5.
11.32.030 REGULATIONS. No person shall stop, stand or park a motor truck or passenger stage on any street or highway in this city for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials; provided that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than five minutes, and the loading or unloading of materials more than thirty minutes. (Prior code § 73.105).
11.32.040 PROHIBITED -- NO SIGNS REQUIRED. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of the following places:
(a) Within any tunnel or upon any bridge, viaduct or approach thereto;
(b) Within any parkway. (Prior code § 73.71).
11.32.050 PROHIBITED -- IF DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS ERECTS SIGNS. The Director of Public Works or designee is authorized to sign or mark the following places and, when so signed or marked, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle:
(a) Between a safety zone and the nearest curb and any place within 20 feet of a point on the curb immediately opposite the midblock end of a safety zone;
(b) Within 30 feet of an intersecting roadway in the central traffic district, or in any business district, except that a bus may stop at a designated bus stop;
(c) Within 100 feet of any intersection if the vehicle (including any load thereon) is 6 feet or more in height. (Ord. 2005-5 § 2, 2005; Ord. 1985-7 § 1, 1985: prior code § 73.72).
11.32.060 PROHIBITED -- DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS MAY ERECT SIGNS. The Director of Public Works or designee may sign or mark the following places and when they shall have been so signed or marked, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of such places:
(a) At any place within thirty feet of an intersection other than hereinbefore mentioned;
(b) Within twenty-five feet of the approach to the nearest line of a crosswalk;
(c) At any place between the portal of a tunnel and the nearest street intersection. (Ord. 2005-5 § 3, 2005; Prior code § 73.73).
11.32.070 CURB MARKINGS. (a) The Director of Public Works or designee is authorized, subject to the provisions and limitations of this title, to place, and when required herein, shall place, the following curb markings to indicate parking or standing regulations and such curb markings shall have the meanings as herein set forth:
(1) Red means no stopping, standing or parking at any time, except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed as a bus zone;
(2) Yellow means no stopping, standing, or parking at any time between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day except Sunday for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials; provided that the loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes, nor the loading or unloading of materials more than twenty minutes;
(3) White means no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than loading or unloading of passengers which shall not exceed three minutes and such restrictions shall apply between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day except Sunday and except as follows:
(A) When such zone is in front of a hotel the restrictions shall apply at all times.
(B) When such zone is in front of a theater the restrictions shall apply at all times except when such theater is closed.
(4) Green means no standing or parking for longer than twenty minutes at any time between seven a.m. and six p.m. of any day except Sunday.
(5) Blue means no standing or parking except by vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or a placard issued pursuant to Section 2251.5 ("Disabled Persons' Exemption"), or Section 9105 ("Disabled or Blind Veterans"), of the California Vehicle Code.
(b) When the Director of Public Works or designee, as authorized hereunder, has caused curb markings to be placed, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible curb marking in violation of any of the provisions of this section. (Ord. 2005-5 § 4, 2005; Ord. 1981-30 § 1, 1981: prior code § 73.74).
11.32.075 REQUESTING THAT MOTOR VEHICLES STOP, STAND, OR PARK IN PLACES WHERE STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING IS PROHIBITED. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to request that a moving vehicle stop, stand, or park at a place where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter a motor vehicle from a place where stopping, standing, or parking is illegal. (Ord. 2003-8 § 1, 2003).
11.32.090 MOVING A PARKED VEHICLE TO AVOID PARKING TIME LIMIT. For the purpose of the regulations contained in this title relating to limitations on stopping, standing and parking, any vehicle moved a distance of less than one-tenth of a mile during the limited parking period shall be deemed to have remained stationary. (Ord. 2005-5 § 5, 2005; Ord. 1989-44 § 1, 1989).
11.32.100 PARKING OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.
(a) In areas which are zoned residential, it is (1) unlawful for any person to park or store any commercial vehicle on any public street, road, alley, or other public property and (2) unlawful for any person to park or store, or for the private property owner or occupant to permit the parking or storage of, any commercial vehicle on private property, unless it is within a fully enclosed garage.
(b) Private Property Exception. Ambulances, tow trucks, and other commercial vehicles that are used for life-safety emergency purposes on a 24-hour basis and which park on private property.
(c) Private and Public Property Exception. Vehicles engaged in the delivery or pickup of goods, or vehicles engaged in the delivery of materials to be used in actual bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling, or construction of any building or structure for which a building permit has previously been obtained or for the purpose of public works projects. (Ord. 1996-2 § 1 (part), 1996).
11.32.110 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE - DEFINED. For purposes of Sections 11.32.100 and 11.32.110, a "commercial vehicle" shall be a vehicle as defined by Vehicle Code Section 260 and which has a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more. (Ord. 1996-2 § 1 (part), 1996).
11.32.120 RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. A Residential Parking Permit Program is hereby approved and authorized for use in all residential districts or appurtenant to any authorized residential use. The excessive parking of non-resident vehicles on residential streets is detrimental to the integrity of the residential neighborhood. The purpose of this section is to avoid such detriment and allow residents to park upon streets in their own neighborhoods. The Director of Public Works is authorized to propose policies and procedures implementing a Residential Parking Permit Program. Those policies and procedures shall be reviewed by the Public Works Commission who shall thereafter make recommendations to the City Council for adoption. Such policies and procedures shall be consistent with the purpose of this Ordinance. Violations of the Residential Parking Permit Program Policies and Procedures are enforceable in the same manner and to the same extent as are violations of the other provisions of this Title. (Ord. 2005-5 § 6, 2005).