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SEC. 80.36.1.  RESTRICTED USE OF CERTAIN STREETS.
 
   (a)   It shall be unlawful, when authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, to drive, propel, or cause to be driven or propelled, any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight of 6,000 pounds on any of the streets or portions of streets set forth in Subsection (d) of this section.
 
   (b)   When it has been determined by the Department that continued use of any street, or portion thereof, by vehicles over 6,000 pounds gross weight would cause traffic congestion, create a hazard to life or property, or detrimentally affect public welfare, and when alternate routes are available, the Department is hereby authorized to erect upon such street or portions thereof, signs prohibiting such vehicles, provided, however, that such authority shall not extend to major or secondary highways, as defined by Section 18.01 of this Code, other than those major or secondary highways, or portions thereof, specified in Subsection (d) of this section provided, however, that no vehicle used for round-trip sight-seeing tour service vehicle, as defined by the Public Utilities Commission, namely round-trip travel in the same vehicle with guide service for an informational purpose, in excess of 6,000 pounds gross weight, shall use any street other than a major or secondary highway, as defined by Section 18.01 of this Code, despite any lack of such determination by the Department, and any erection of signs, as hereinabove described, so long as appropriate notice of the restriction is given in compliance with Vehicle Code Section 35701(b). (Amended by Ord. No. 158,564, Eff. 1/22/84, Oper. 2/28/84.)
 
   (c)   Exceptions.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to any of the following:
 
   1.   Emergency vehicles.
 
   2.   Vehicles owned by or under contract to a public utility while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of such public utility. (Amended by Ord. No. 111,402, Eff. 7/11/58.)
 
   3.   Vehicles subject to the provisions of Section 1031 – 1036 of the Public Utilities Code of the State of California which vehicle has received a Certificate from the Public Utilities Commission of the State declaring that the public necessity and convenience require the operation of such vehicle provided that the certificate specifically authorizes that vehicle to be operated in the City of Los Angeles for the purpose authorized in said certificate. This exemption shall not apply to vehicles operated as a round-trip sight-seeing tour service as defined by the Public Utilities Commission. This exemption shall apply only if a copy of the Certificate and a description of the routes to be used in the City are filed with the Department at least two (2) days prior to the operation of any vehicle claimed to be exempt is to be operated in the City. The Department may require any exempt operator to display on the exempt vehicle a placard or device issued by him which identifies the vehicle as exempt and such placard or device shall be displayed as required by the Department at all times while the vehicle is traveling in the City. (Amended by Ord. No. 158,564, Eff. 1/22/84, Oper. 2/28/84.)
 
   4.   Commercial vehicles coming from an unrestricted street having ingress or egress by direct route to and from such restricted streets when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located on such restricted streets, or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure upon such restricted street for which a building permit has previously been obtained; and
 
   5.   Passenger vehicles operated, engaged, and used for the sole and exclusive purpose of picking up or discharging a passenger or passengers at any origin or destination of such passenger or passengers on any street designated by the Department pursuant to Subdivision (b) above or (d) below. This exemption shall not apply to vehicles operated as a round-trip sight-seeing tour service as defined by the Public Utilities Commission. (Amended by Ord. No. 158,564, Eff. 1/22/84, Oper. 2/28/84.)
 
   6.   Commercial vehicles owned by or under contract to electronic media companies licensed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that contain equipment for the purpose of transmitting audio and video images, including satellite dishes and mast mounted microwave transmitters, are exempt from the 6,000 pound maximum gross weight prohibition on the streets listed in Subsection (d) of this section, provided that such vehicles do not exceed a maximum gross weight of 10,000 pounds and are used in connection with the gathering or reporting of news.  This exemption only applies to the streets listed in Subsection (d) and no other City streets where an authorized sign is in place prohibiting any vehicle exceeding a maximum gross weight of 6,000 pounds to drive, propel or cause to be driven or propelled on the street. (Added by Ord. No. 182,984, Eff. 5/28/14.)
 
   (d)   The Department is hereby authorized to erect signs prohibiting vehicles over 6.000 pounds gross weight upon those major or secondary highways or portions thereof, specified in this subsection.
 
A
(Amended by Ord. No. 167,097, Eff. 8/17/91.)
 
   Airport Boulevard between La Tijera Boulevard and 74th Street
   Alla Road between Culver Boulevard and Maxella Avenue.
   Anaheim Street from Eubank Avenue to Figueroa Street.
   Arbor Vitae Street between Airport Boulevard and Lilienthal Avenue.
   Avalon Boulevard from ‘B’ Street to the City of Carson boundary.
   Avenue 60 between Monterey Road and the City limits easterly of Oak Hill Avenue.
   Avenue of the Stars between Santa Monica Boulevard and Pico Boulevard.
 
B
(Amended by Ord. No. 161,201, Eff. 6/14/86.)
 
   Balboa Boulevard between Balboa Boulevard (Connector road to San Fernando Road) and Rinaldi Street.
   Beverly Glen Boulevard between Mulholland Drive and Ventura Boulevard.
   Beverly Glen Boulevard between Pico Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard.
   Burbank Boulevard from Vineland Avenue to Lankershim Boulevard.
 
C
(Amended by Ord. No. 175,131, Eff. 5/4/03.)
 
   Center Street from Commercial Street to Ramirez Street.
   Chatsworth Street between De Soto Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard.
   Coldwater Canyon Avenue between Ventura Boulevard and Mulholland Drive.
   Colfax Avenue from Victory Boulevard to Ventura Boulevard.
   Collis Avenue between Huntington Drive and the City limits northerly of Coleman Avenue.
   Culver Boulevard from Vista Del Mar to the City line near Nicholson Street.
 
D
(Added by Ord. No. 153,629, Eff. 5/19/80.)
 
   Division Street between El Paso Drive and San Fernando Road.
 
E
 
   Eighth Avenue between Hyde Park Boulevard and Slauson Avenue.
   Eighth Avenue between 67th Street and 76th Street.
   Encinitas Avenue between Bledsoe Street and Roxford Street.
 
G
(Added by Ord. No. 165,681, Eff. 5/12/90.)
 
   Gage Avenue between Figueroa Street and Normandie Avenue.
 
H
 
   Hauser Boulevard between Venice Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard.
   Highland Avenue between Melrose Avenue and La Brea Avenue.
 
I
 
   Idaho Avenue between Bundy Drive and Centinela Avenue.
   Inglewood Boulevard between Navy Street and National Boulevard.
 
L
(Added by Ord. No. 171,729, Eff. 10/18/97.)
 
   La Tuna Canyon Road between the Foothill Freeway (Route 210) eastbound off-ramp and Sunland Boulevard.
 
M
(Added by Ord. No. 167,603, Eff. 3/27/92.)
 
   Manchester Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and Pershing Drive.
   Manning Avenue between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.
   Manning Avenue between the Santa Monica Freeway on-ramp south of Manning Court and National Boulevard.
   Moorpark Street between Vineland Avenue and Tyrone Avenue.
 
N
 
   National Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Westwood Boulevard.
   Ninth Avenue between Exposition Boulevard and Mont Clair Street.
   Ninety-sixth Street between Airport Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard.
 
O
(Amended by Ord. No. 183,348, Eff. 2/7/15.)
 
   One Hundred Thirty-fifth Street between Vermont Avenue and Estrella Avenue.
   Oro Vista Avenue between Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Foothill Boulevard.
   Overland Avenue between Pico Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
P
(Added by Ord. No. 167,603, Eff. 3/27/92.)
 
   Pershing Drive between Manchester Avenue and a point 500 feet southerly of Waterview Street.
   Paxton Street between Sharp Avenue and Vena Avenue.
   Pershing Drive between Manchester Avenue and a point 500 feet southerly of Waterview Street.
   Pershing Drive from Cabora Drive to Manchester Avenue.
 
S
(Amended by Ord. No. 173,406, Eff. 8/25/00.)
 
   Sixth Street between Vermont Avenue and Fairfax Avenue.
   Seventh Street between Boyle Avenue and Soto Street.
   San Fernando Mission Boulevard between Balboa Boulevard and Reseda Boulevard.
   South Breed Street between Whittier Boulevard and Seventh Street.
   Sunset Boulevard between the city limits of Beverly Hills and Pacific Coast Highway.
 
T
 
   Tyrone Avenue between Moorpark Street and Ventura Boulevard.
 
V
(Amended by Ord. No. 160,461, Eff. 11/28/85.)
 
   Veteran Avenue between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard
   Vineland Avenue from Camarillo Street to Burbank Boulevard.
   Vista Del Mar from Culver Boulevard to Imperial Highway.
 
W
(Amended by Ord. No. 171,651, 8/7/97.)
 
   West Channel Road between Pacific Coast Highway and Lower Mesa Road.
   Wilmington Boulevard from ‘C’ Street to the City of Carson boundary.
   Wilshire Boulevard between Veteran Avenue and the City limits of the City of Beverly Hills.
 
Y
(Added by Ord. No. 153,354, Eff. 3/2/80.)
 
   Yarnell Street between Bradley Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
 
Z
(Added by Ord. No. 167,430, Eff. 1/6/92.)
 
   Zelzah Avenue between Rinaldi and Chatsworth Streets.
 
   (e)   It is unlawful and constitutes an infraction for any person to violate this section.  Every person convicted of an infraction for a violation of this section shall be punishable as follows:  (Added by Ord. No. 177,324, Eff. 3/18/06.)
 
   1.   By a fine not exceeding $100;
 
   2.   For a second infraction occurring within one year of a prior infraction, which resulted in a conviction, a fine not exceeding $200;
 
   3.   For a third or any subsequent infraction occurring within one year of two or more prior infractions, which resulted in convictions, a fine not exceeding $250.
 
   (f)   Any violation of this section that would otherwise be an infraction shall be a misdemeanor if a defendant has been convicted of three or more violations of the California Vehicle Code (except for violations by pedestrians), or this section, or both, within the 12-month period immediately preceding the commission of the offense and those prior convictions are admitted by the defendant or alleged in the accusatory pleadings.  For this purpose, a bail forfeiture shall be deemed to be a conviction of the offense charged.  (Added by Ord. No. 177,324, Eff. 3/18/06.)
 
   (g)   Every person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment in the County jail for a period not exceeding six months, or by both a fine and imprisonment.  (Added by Ord. No. 177,324, Eff. 3/18/06.)