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SEC. 80.00.  DEFINITIONS.
 
   For the purpose of this chapter the following words and phrases are defined and shall be construed as hereinafter set out unless it shall be apparent from the context that they have a different meaning.
 
   (a)   Whenever any words and phrases used in this chapter are not defined herein but are now defined in the Vehicle Code of the state, such definitions are incorporated herein and shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used in this chapter as though set forth herein in full.
 
   (b)   “Department” shall mean the Department of Transportation. (Amended by Ord. No. 151,833, Eff. 2/10/79, Oper. 2/25/79.)
 
   (c)   “Central Traffic District” shall mean all streets and portions of streets described as follows:
 
   All that area bounded by the east curb line of Los Angeles Street, the south curb line of Pico Boulevard, the west curb line of Figueroa Street, and the north curb line of Cesar Chavez Avenue.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   The Central Traffic District shall also include Broadway Place from Olympic Boulevard to Main Street.
 
   (d)   “Commissioners” or “Board” shall mean the Board of Transportation Commissioners. (Amended by Ord. No. 151,833, Eff. 2/10/79, Oper. 2/25/79.)
 
   (e)   “Loading Zone” shall mean that space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
 
   (f)   “California Traffic Manual” shall mean that book of traffic engineering standards and instructions formulated and published by the Department of Transportation of the State of California. Three copies of said manual, together with all approved amendments and additions, shall be kept available to the public in the Department of Transportation. (Amended by Ord. No. 151,833, Eff. 2/10/79, Oper. 2/25/79.)
 
   (g)   "Traffic Officer" shall mean a civilian employee designated by the Transportation Department to direct traffic at intersections or other places and to enforce parking restrictions.  Employees of other departments may also be designated by resolution or ordinance as Traffic Officers but only for the limited purpose of issuing specified parking citations and abatement of public nuisance vehicles under the direction and control of the employing departments.  Such employees shall be trained to perform their specified duties by the Transportation Department.  (Amended by Ord. No. 182,240, Eff. 10/7/12.)
 
   (h)   "Parkway" shall mean the area of the public right-of-way not intended for vehicular use between the sidewalk and the curb (or where no curb exists between the sidewalk and the public street), which the City has reserved for landscaping and utilities.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,036, Eff. 8/14/17.)
 
   (i)   “Passenger Loading Zone” shall mean that space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers.
 
   (j)   “Pedestrian” shall mean any person afoot.
 
   (k)   “Police Officer” shall mean every officer of the Police Department of this City
 
   (l)   (None)
 
   (m)   (None)
 
   (n)   (None)
 
   (o)   (None)
 
   (p)   (None)
 
   (q)   Whenever, by any provision of this chapter, the approval of the Council is required as to any action taken by the Commissioners or the Department, such approval may be granted by resolution or order unless it be specifically provided that such approval be given by ordinance. (Amended by Ord. No. 134,523, Eff. 7/17/67.)
 
   (r)   "Parking Meter Zone" shall mean streets or portions of streets described and established by the City Council by resolution or ordinance as zones within which the parking of vehicles shall be controlled, regulated and inspected with the aid of parking meters.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (s)   "Parking Meter Space" shall mean an area of space adjacent to and controlled by a parking meter upon any street or designated by lines or other markings, and of sufficient size to permit the parking of only one vehicle.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (t)   "Parking Meter Space Number" shall mean a designated number installed upon the curb or sidewalk area, on a posted sign, or upon a clearly visible vertical surface immediately adjacent to a parking meter space for the purpose of identifying the space for payment at a parking meter.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (u)   "Parking Meter" shall mean and include any mechanical and/or electronic device installed within or upon the curb or sidewalk area adjacent to a parking meter space or spaces for the purpose of recording the period of time for occupancy of such parking meter space or spaces by any vehicle.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (v)   “Publicly Owned Off-Street Parking Facility” shall mean any location, lot or space which is owned or leased by the City of Los Angeles and in or upon which the parking of vehicles is regulated, controlled or inspected with the aid of off-street parking meters, or signs erected pursuant to Section 88.64. (Amended by Ord. No. 114,947, Eff. 11/30/59.)
 
   (w)   "Off-Street Parking Meter Space" shall mean an area of space adjacent to and controlled by an off-street parking meter upon any publicly owned off-street parking facility designated by lines or other markings and of sufficient size to permit the parking of only one vehicle.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (x)   "Off-Street Parking Meter Space Number" shall mean a designated number installed upon the pavement surface, on a posted sign, or upon a clearly visible vertical surface immediately adjacent to an off-street parking meter space for the purpose of identifying the space for payment at a parking meter.  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (y)   "Off-Street Parking Meter" shall mean and include any mechanical and/or electronic device installed within or upon any publicly owned off-street parking facility area adjacent to or in the vicinity of an off-street parking meter space or spaces for the purpose of recording the period of time for occupancy of such off-street parking meter space or spaces by any vehicle.  (Added by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   (z)   “Trailer” shall mean a vehicle without motive power designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle, and to be used for human habitation, or for carrying persons or property, including but not limited to a trailer coach or house trailer. (Added by Ord. No. 113,890, Eff. 8/15/59.)
 
   (z-1)   “Semitrailer” shall mean a trailer drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle. (Added by Ord. No. 150,482, Eff. 2/9/78.)
 
   (z-2)   “Construction vehicle” shall mean any vehicle used primarily off the street or highway for construction purposes.  (Added by Ord. No. 148,582, Eff. 8/18/76.)