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SEC. 80.56.  ESTABLISHMENT OF PASSENGER, COMMERCIAL, SHORT TIME LIMIT, AND “NO STOPPING” CURB ZONES.
 
   (a)   The Department is hereby authorized to install passenger loading zones at those locations where the Department determines that hazards would thereby be reduced, access to property improved, or impedance to traffic reduced. (Amended by Ord. No. 134,523, Eff. 7/17/67.)
 
   (b)   The Department is hereby authorized to install commercial loading zones at those locations where it determines that hazards would thereby be reduced access to property improved, or impedance to traffic reduced. (Amended by Ord. No. 134,523, Eff. 7/17/67.)
 
   (c)   The Department is hereby authorized to install short-time parking limit zones at those locations where it determines that access to property would be improved or a more equitable distribution of available curb space would be obtained. Additionally, the Department is authorized to prescribe the longer of the two periods of time provided for below in Subsection (e)3, if it finds that factors exist which reasonably constitute an impediment to the utilization of nearby services and facilities within the shorter period of time. (Amended by Ord. No. 161,733, Eff. 12/11/86.)
 
   (d)   The Department shall install red “No Stopping” zones or signs reading “No Stopping Any Time” at places where the stopping of vehicles is prohibited under Section 80.55 of this Code. (Amended by Ord. No. 134,523, Eff. 7/17/67.)
 
   (e)   Time Limits for All Zones.  The time limits and effective hours of passenger loading zones, short-time parking limit zones, "No Stopping" zones, and commercial loading zones shall be as follows:  (Amended by Ord. No. 180,092, Eff. 9/7/08.)
 
   1.   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone except for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers and their personal baggage and then only for the time necessary therefor, and in no event for more than five minutes, except for a maximum of ten minutes where signs indicating a ten minute limit are posted.  Such passenger loading zones shall be in effect during all times unless limited to specified hours and/or days by posted signs.  Vehicles may be towed when passenger loading zone signs include notice that vehicles may be removed. (Amended by Ord. No. 182,484, Eff. 4/28/13)
 
   2.   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a commercial loading zone, except that commercial vehicles may stop or stand for the purpose of loading or unloading freight for the time necessary therefor, but not to exceed 30 minutes, except as provided in Section 88.01.1 of this chapter.  Passenger vehicles may stop or stand for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers and their personal baggage, and then only for the time necessary therefor but in no event for more than five minutes.  Such commercial loading zones shall be in effect during the hours and on the days indicated by posted signs, or if none, between the hours of 7:00 o'clock A.M. and 6:00 o'clock P.M. on any day except Sunday.
 
   3.   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any short-time parking limit zone for a period of time longer than that indicated by posted signs or curb markings.  Such time limit shall be fifteen minutes unless the Department determines, pursuant to Subsection (c) above, that the public welfare requires a longer period, in which latter case the time limit shall be thirty minutes.  Such time limits shall be in effect during the hours and on the days indicated by posted signs, or if none, between the hours of 8:00 o'clock A.M. and 6:00 o'clock P.M. on any day except Sunday.
 
   4.   No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle at any time in any red "No Stopping" zone or portion of street posted with signs reading "No Stopping Any Time", except that a bus may stop in such zone or portion of street marked or sign posted as a bus stop.  Such "No Stopping" zones shall be in effect during all times unless limited to specified hours and/or days by posted signs.
 
   (f)   Markings for Zones.
 
   1.   Passenger Loading zones when designated by painted curbs shall be white and stenciled “Passenger Loading Only.”
 
   (a)   White curb zones may also be stenciled “Mailbox Deposit Only” when designated for this purpose.
 
   2.   Commercial Loading Zones when designated by painted curbs shall be YELLOW and stenciled “Loading Only.” (Amended by Ord. No. 111,487, Eff. 6/28/58.)
 
   3.   Short-time Parking Limit Zone when designated by painted curbs shall be GREEN and stenciled “15 Minutes Limit” or “30 Minute Limit,” as provided by Subsection (c) and Subdivision (3) of Subsection (e) of this section. (Amended by Ord. No. 161,733, Eff. 12/11/86.)
 
   4.   “No Stopping” Zones when designated by painted curbs shall be RED.
 
   5.   Official signs using above standard colors and legends may be posted by the Department in lieu of painting the curbs. (Amended by Ord. No. 134,523, Eff. 7/17/67.)
 
   The 30 day period of Penal Code Section 1382 does not begin to run as of the date a citation is placed upon an illegally parked car.
   People v. Miller (1954) CR A 3178.