meter placement and limits.
parking zone temporary permits.
- Application - Required.
- Application - Form.
- Issuance - Denial - Appeal - Hearing.
- Signs - Notification.
- Issuance fees.
- Use revocation.
only sign - Parking adjacent unlawful.
- Not a waiver.
and installation authority.
- Required - Amount.
- Exceeding time limit unlawful.
vehicle to remain past time limit unlawful.
of slugs unlawful.
with enforcement unlawful.
report - Penalties.
11.44.010 DEFINITIONS. The
following words when used in this chapter shall be construed as defined in this
(1) "Operator" includes every
individual who operates a vehicle as the owner thereof or as the agent,
employee or permittee of the owner;
(2) "Street" means any public
street, avenue, road, boulevard, highway, or other public place located in the
city and established for the use of vehicles;
(3) "Vehicle" means any device
in, upon, or by which any person or property is, or may be, transported upon a
street, except a device which is operated upon rails or tracks. (Ord. 2003-6 §
2, 2003; prior code § 74.01).
* For the
statutory provisions regarding parking meter zones see Cal. Veh. C. § 22508.
For provisions relating to temporary removal of meters, see Chapter 17.08.
11.44.015 PARKING METER PLACEMENT AND LIMITS.
(a) Parking Meter Zones: Parking meters
may be placed in any location along the public streets or the City or District
parking lots if they are contained in the Central Parking and Improvement
(b) Parking Time Limits. The time limits
for each parking meter area and for each meter shall be established by the City
Manager and shall apply between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day
except for Sundays and the holidays set forth in Subsection (c) below.
(c) Holidays. The holidays excluded and
during which the parking specified in this Chapter shall not be limited nor the
payment of the parking charges collected shall be as follows:
January 1, known as "New Year's Day"
The third Monday in January, known as "Dr.
Martin Luther King Day"
The third Monday in February, known as "Presidents
The last Monday in May, known as "Memorial
July 4, known as "Independence Day"
The first Monday in September, known as "Labor
November 11, known as "Veterans Day"
December 25, known as "Christmas Day"
(d) Parking Meter Rates. Rates for
parking vehicles in a space governed by a parking meter shall be as follows:
On Street Pricing
On Street Pricing
Dime = 12
(Ord. 2010-11 § 2, 2010; Ord. 2010-11 § 1, 2010; Ord.
2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1997-13 § 1 and § 2, 1997; Ord. 1992-14 § 4, 1992).
11.44.020 METERED PARKING ZONE TEMPORARY PERMITS. The
superintendent of streets is authorized to issue permits which specify
particular metered parking spaces for the temporary exclusive use by persons
occupying property adjacent to the specified metered parking spaces. (Ord.
2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1979-16 § 2, 1979).
11.44.030 PERMIT - APPLICATION - REQUIRED. The permit
shall only be issued, after due application as provided herein when the
circumstances indicate to the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets
that there is a need to limit the parking in certain parking areas within the
parking meter zone to parking for the purpose of construction, demolition,
remodeling, repainting or refurbishing and maintenance of structures or grounds
adjoining the meters during certain times.
Application for the issuance of a parking meter
loading zone permit shall be made on a form provided by the superintendent of
streets. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1979-16 § 3, 1979: prior code § 74.04).
11.44.040 HOOD - APPLICATION - FORM. The
application form shall require the following information:
(1) Name and address of applicant;
(2) Name and address of person occupying
the premises adjacent to the parking space concerned;
(3) The number of the parking meter
located at the parking space for which restricted parking is requested;
(4) A statement of the reasons for the
need for such parking restriction;
(5) The estimated hours of the day during
which such restriction may be necessary;
(6) Such other relevant information as
the superintendent of streets may require. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord.
1979-16 § 4, 1979: prior code § 74.05).
11.44.050 PERMIT - ISSUANCE - DENIAL - APPEAL -
HEARING. The superintendent of streets may grant such permit with such
conditions as he may deem advisable, or deny such application.
If such permit has been denied, or granted with
conditions and applicant is dissatisfied with the denial, or the conditions,
applicant may appeal therefrom to the public works commission.
Such appeal must be filed within ten days after such
action by the superintendent of streets. If appeal is not filed within such
period of ten days, applicant shall be barred for a period of six months from
making further application with reference to the same matter. In taking such
appeal, applicant shall file notice thereof in writing within such period of
ten days with the commission secretary, who shall set the hearing thereon for
the next regular meeting of the commission, provided such next regular meeting
is to be held not less than ten days from the date of filing such appeal. If
such meeting is to be held within less than ten days thereafter, such hearing
shall be set for the regular meeting next subsequent thereto.
At such hearing the commission shall hear all
evidence offered by applicant and the superintendent of streets, and may hear
other evidence with reference thereto, and may continue such hearing from time
to time. At the conclusion of such hearing, the commission shall make its
findings thereon, and if it has found that the action of the superintendent of
streets in denying, or conditioning the permit was discriminatory against
applicant, or if it finds that the granting of such permit with or without
conditions, or otherwise will not be injurious to the public health, safety,
welfare or morals, it shall refer the appeal with its findings and
recommendations to the city council. Otherwise, it shall affirm the action of
the superintendent and deny the appeal. Applicant may then appeal the matter
to the city council within the same time and in the same manner as set forth
above. The decision of the city council at such hearing shall be final, and
conclusive, and applicant shall be barred for a period of six months after such
decision from making further application with reference to the same matter.
(Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1979-16 § 5, 1979: prior code § 74.06).
11.44.060 PERMIT - SIGNS - NOTIFICATION.
(a) A separate permit shall be required for each space.
(b) A written permit shall be issued with
a sign restricting use of the space to the vehicles and/or objects for which
the permit was obtained.
(c) The sign mentioned in subsection (b)
above is to remain under the sole custody and control of the superintendent of
streets, and he shall cause it to be affixed to the proper meter post
throughout the permit period and shall cause it to be removed upon expiration,
surrender or revocation thereof.
(d) The superintendent of streets shall
forward to the police department copies of each permit granted. (Ord. 2003-6 §
2, 2003; Ord. 1997-13 § 3, 1997; Ord. 1979-16 § 7, 1979).
11.44.070 PERMIT - ISSUANCE FEES. The person
issued a parking meter loading zone permit shall pay the fees therefor as shall
be set from time to time by resolution of the city council. Payment for each
day of each metered space for which application if made, shall be paid prior to
the granting of a permit. Any adjustment in fees shall be made at the time the
permit expires, or use is discontinued. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1979-16 §
11.44.080 PERMIT - USE REVOCATION. The superintendent
of streets may revoke the permit authority granted herein to use such metered
spaces for any of the following reasons:
(1) When the person has failed to pay the
fee as provided herein;
(2) When the superintendent is satisfied
that the circumstances no longer require the existence of such authority;
(3) When the person is found to be using
the permit for purposes other than for which it was granted. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2,
2003; Ord. 1979-16 § 10, 1979: prior code § 74.09).
11.44.090 PERMIT ONLY SIGN - PARKING ADJACENT TO
UNLAWFUL. It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any
vehicle operated or controlled by him to be parked in any parking space within
a parking meter zone while a parking-by-permit-only sign is properly in place
on the post for such space. Any vehicle found to be improperly occupying any
part of a posted permit-only parking space shall be cited and, on the demand of
the permittee, the police shall have the offending vehicle towed and impounded
under the authority of Section 11.40.120 of this code. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003;
Ord. 1979-16 § 12, 1979).
11.44.100 PERMIT - NOT A WAIVER. A permit
allowing temporary exclusive use of metered parking spaces as set forth in this
chapter shall not waive the necessity of obtaining any and all other
encroachment and/or building permits, or any other permit or license specified
as required under other provisions of this code. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord.
1979-16 § 14, 1979).
11.44.110 PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION AUTHORITY. The City
Manager is directed to provide for the purchase, acquisition, installation,
operation, maintenance, supervision, regulation and use of the parking meters
provided for in this chapter, and to maintain such meters in good workable
condition, and he is vested with power and authority to enter into a contract
of purchase on approval of the terms and conditions thereof by the city
council. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; prior code § 73.12).
11.44.120 LOCATION. Parking
meters, installed in the parking meter zones, shall be placed upon the curb
immediately adjacent to the individual parking places hereinafter described.
Each parking meter shall be placed or set in such manner as to show or display
by a signal that the parking space adjacent to such meter is or is not legally
in use. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by a proper legend the
legal parking time established by the city, and when operated, shall indicate
on or by its dial and pointer the duration of the period of legal parking, and
on expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or overparking. (Ord.
2003-6 § 2, 2003; prior code § 74.13).
11.44.130 CURB MARKINGS. The City
Manager shall have lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb and/or
upon the street adjacent to each parking meter for the purpose of designating
the parking space for which such meter is to be used and each vehicle parking
adjacent or next to any parking meter shall park within the lines or markings
so established. No person shall park any vehicle across any such line or
marking or park such vehicle in such position that the same is not entirely
within the area so designated by such lines or markings. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2,
2003; prior code § 74.14).
11.44.140 PARALLEL PARKING. When a
parking space in any parking meter zone is parallel with the adjacent curb or
sidewalk, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked with the
foremost part of such vehicle nearest to such meter. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003;
prior code § 74.15).
11.44.150 DEPOSIT ? REQUIRED AMOUNT. When a vehicle
is parked in any space adjacent to which a parking meter is located in
accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the operator of such vehicle
shall, upon entering such parking space, immediately deposit, or cause to be
deposited, coinage in such parking meter, and put such meter into operation,
and failure to deposit such coinage of the specified value, and put the meter
into operation is unlawful. Upon the deposit of such coins and placing such
meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle
during the period of parking time which has been prescribed for the part of the
street in which such parking space is located. If such vehicle remains parked
in any such parking space beyond the parking time limit fixed for such parking
space, the parking meter shall, by its dial and pointer indicate such illegal
parking and in that event, such vehicle shall be considered as parked overtime,
and beyond the period of legal parking time, and the parking of a vehicle
overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time in any such part of a
street where any such meter is located is a violation of this chapter and
punishable as hereinafter set out.
Commercial trucks may park in the parking zones to load or to unload
merchandise, without depositing coins or tokens for a period not to exceed
thirty minutes. Should any truck or delivery car be parked longer than thirty
minutes, such violator will be given a ticket and classed as a violation, and
the regular penalty imposed. (Ord. 2003-6
§ 2, 2003; Ord. 1997-13 § 4, 1997; prior code § 74.16).
11.44.160 DEPOSIT - EXCEEDING TIME LIMIT
UNLAWFUL. No person shall cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered
in the name of, or operated by, such person to be parked overtime or beyond the
period of legal parking time established for any parking meter zone as herein
described. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; prior code § 74.17).
11.44.165 REPEAT VIOLATIONS. If a vehicle
receives a second citation for violation of the overtime parking regulations
within the same calendar day, and the vehicle was not moved from the parking
space between violations, the bail for the second citation shall be increased
to that amount as is established upon the schedule of bail for violation of
this section. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1988-6 § 1, 1988).
11.44.170 ALLOWING VEHICLE TO REMAIN PAST TIME
LIMIT UNLAWFUL. No person shall permit any vehicle to remain, or be
placed, in any parking space adjacent to any parking meter while such meter is
displaying a signal indicating that the vehicle occupying such parking space
has already been parked beyond the period of time prescribed for such parking
space. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; prior code § 74.18).
11.44.180 DEFACING UNLAWFUL. No person
shall deface, injure, tamper with, open, or willfully break, destroy, or impair
the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this
chapter. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; prior code § 74.19).
11.44.190 DEPOSIT OF SLUGS UNLAWFUL. No person
shall deposit, or cause to be deposited, in any parking meter, any slugs,
devices or metallic substances or any other substitute, for the coins, or
specified tokens in lieu of the coins.
No person shall deposit coins, tokens or metallic
substances indiscriminately in such meter, without the intent, or right to park
the motor vehicle which he is then operating, at the parking space adjacent to
such meter. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; prior code § 74.20).
11.44.195 INTERFERENCE WITH ENFORCEMENT UNLAWFUL. No person
shall interfere with, or obstruct in any way, any police officer, traffic
enforcement representative, or other officer or employee of this city in their
enforcement of the provisions of this title. The removal, obliteration,
erasure or concealment of any chalk mark or other distinguishing mark used by
any police officer, traffic enforcement representative, or other officer or
employee of this city in the performance of their duties to enforce the parking
regulations of this title, if done for the purpose of evading the provisions of
this title, shall constitute unlawful interference or obstruction of
enforcement. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1980-14 § 1, 1980).
11.44.200 POLICE REPORT - PENALTIES. It shall be
the duty of police officers of the city, acting in accordance with instructions
issued by Chief of Police, to report:
(1) The number of each parking meter
which indicates that the vehicle occupying the parking space adjacent to such
parking meter is, or has been, parking in violation of any of the provisions of
(2) The state license number of such
(3) The time during which such vehicle is
parking in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter;
(4) Any other facts, a knowledge of which
is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such
Each such police officer shall also attach to such
vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle has been
parked in violation of a provision of this chapter. Each such violation shall
constitute an infraction for which a penalty shall be imposed which shall be
the same as the penalty for all other overtime parking violations as enforced
by the municipal court, central judicial district, San Mateo County. (Ord.
2003-6 § 2, 2003; Ord. 1977-11 § 1, 1977: prior code § 74.21).
OF FEES. The specified coin or coins required to be deposited in parking
meters as provided herein are levied and assessed as fees to provide for the
proper regulation and control of traffic upon the public streets, and to cover
the cost of supervision and regulation of parking of vehicles in the parking
meter zones, and to cover the cost of purchase, installation, operation,
maintenance, supervision, regulation and control of the parking meters, and to
cover the cost to operate, maintain, and improve the garages and lots within
the parking district. (Ord. 2003-6 § 2,
2003; Ord. 1997-13 § 5, 1997; prior code § 74.22).