Skip to code content (skip section selection)
CHAPTER 8: VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
8-1. Interference with funeral procession prohibited
8-2. Declared prima facie speed limits
8-3. Light traffic streets designated; heavy trucks prohibited
8-4. Trucks routes designated
ARTICLE II. CRUISING
8-10. Cruising prohibited
8-12. Determination of congested traffic
8-13. Posting of signs
8-14. Warning against cruising
ARTICLE III. MOTOR VEHICLES/MOTORCYCLES ON PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PROPERTY
8-26. Sleeping in motor vehicles; exceptions
8-27. Posting notice
ARTICLE IV. PARKING
DIVISION 1. IN GENERAL
8-36. Public vehicles
8-37. Duration of parking
8-38. Notice of tow away; request for hearing
8-40. Garage keeper's lien
8-41. Parking commercial vehicles in residential areas
8-41.1. Parking oversized vehicles in residential areas
8-42. Parking for washing or repair
8-43. Removing chalk mark
8-44. Parking non-motorized vehicles
8-45. Leaving ignition key in unattended vehicle
8-46. Parking without permission of property owner
8-47. Vending from vehicles and human powered devices
8-48. Temporary parking regulation
8-49. Loading permits required
8-50. Parking in alleys
8-51. Loading and unloading in yellow zones
8-52. Stopping in white zones
8-53. Stopping in green zones
8-54. Stopping in red zones
8-55. Parking near fire hydrants
8-56. Preferential parking in residential areas
8-57. Electric vehicle charging
DIVISION 2. VIOLATION
ARTICLE V. DUTIES OF POLICE OFFICERS AND TRAFFIC ENGINEER
8-65. Traffic duties of police officers
8-66. Traffic accident report system
8-67. Annual traffic accident report summary
8-68. Appointment of traffic engineer
8-69. Duties of traffic engineer
8-70. Required traffic control devices
8-71. Additional traffic control devices
8-72. Removal of traffic control devices
8-73. Hours and days of operation
8-74. Lane markers
8-78. Traffic signals
ARTICLE VI. TOWING SERVICES
8-85. Towing services providers; regulations
8-86. Reimbursement of city costs
ARTICLE VII. AMBULANCES
8-90. County regulations adopted by reference; copies of regulations on file with city clerk
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
No person shall interfere with an authorized funeral procession.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-23) (Ord. No. 2397)
After considering findings presented upon the orderly movement of traffic and the reasonable and safe speed of traffic, the city council declares the following prima facia speed limits.
Auto Center Drive
From Rose Avenue to Santa Clara Avenue
From J Street to Saviers Road
From Saviers Road to Pleasant Valley Road
From Channel Islands Boulevard to Citrus Grove Lane
Camino Del Sol
From Oxnard Boulevard to Del Norte Boulevard
Channel Islands Boulevard
From Harbor Boulevard to Victoria Avenue
From Ventura Road to Paula Street
From Paula Street to easterly city limits
Citrus Grove Lane
From C Street to Oxnard Boulevard
Del Norte Boulevard
From Fifth Street to Route 101
From Patterson Road to Ventura Road
From Rose Avenue to Rice Avenue
From Pacific Avenue to easterly city limits
From Pleasant Valley Road to easterly city limits
From Victoria Avenue to 1/4-mile west of Ventura Road
From Del Norte Boulevard to Rose Avenue
From Rose Avenue to Oxnard Boulevard
From Albany Drive to Rose Avenue
From westerly city limits to Rice Avenue
From Celsius Avenue and Wankel Way
From Gonzales Road to Vineyard Avenue
From Fifth Street to Gonzales Road
From Gonzales Road to Violet Way
From Bluefin Circle to Channel Islands Boulevard
From Channel Islands Boulevard to Fifth Street
Harbor Boulevard Frontage Road
From Beach Way to Channel Way
From Victoria Avenue to Patterson Avenue
From Patterson Avenue to Ventura Road
From Ninth Street to Fifth Street
From J Street to Edison Drive
From Hueneme Road to Ninth Street
From Camino Del Sol to Eastman Avenue
From Eastman Avenue to Gonzales Road
From Dodge Road to Pleasant Valley Road
From Ventura Road to Hobson Way
From Channel Islands Boulevard to Pleasant Valley Road
From Rose Avenue to Channel Islands Boulevard
From the railroad tracks to Rose Avenue
From Wooley Road to the railroad tracks
From Second Street to Wooley Road
From Robert Avenue to Second Street
From Vineyard Avenue to Robert Avenue
From Town Center Drive to Vineyard Avenue
From Forest Park Boulevard to Town Center Drive
From Statham Boulevard to Fifth Street
From Hemlock Street to Fifth Street
From Doris Avenue to Vineyard Avenue
Pleasant Valley Road
From J Street to Squires Drive
From Squires Drive to Route 1
From Fifth Street to Route 101 southbound ramp
From Route 101 southbound ramp to the northerly city limits
From Sanford Street to Fifth Street
From Fifth Street to Camino Del Sol
From Camino Del Sol to Gonzales Road
From Gonzales Road to Collins Street
From Hueneme Road to Wooley Road
Second Street/Teal Club Road
From westerly city limits to H Street
From Channel Islands Boulevard to Route 1
From Lombard Street to easterly city limits
From A Street to Juanita Avenue
From Juanita Avenue to Rose Avenue
From Auto Center Drive to Santa Clara Avenue
From Channel Islands Boulevard to Vineyard Avenue
From Vineyard Avenue to Union Pacific Railroad Crossing
From Union Pacific Railroad Crossing to Town Center Drive
From Lakeshore Drive to Fifth Street
From Fifth Street to the Santa Clara River Bridge
From Patterson Road to Oxnard Boulevard
From Oxnard Boulevard to Route 101
From Route 101 to Forest Park Boulevard
From Forest Park Boulevard to northerly city limits
From Harbor Boulevard to Ventura Road
From Ventura Boulevard to Rose Avenue
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-36) (Ord. No. 1081, 2068, 2080, 2104, 2110, 2138, 2186, 2226, 2316, 2357, 2397, 2437, 2844, 2941)
(A) The city council declares that all streets in the city, other than those designated on a map, not printed herein, are light traffic streets. The city council may, from time to time, by resolution amend this map. The city shall adequately post those streets designated on the map as truck routes.
(B) No operator of a commercial vehicle with a gross weight, including load, over five tons (“truck”), shall use a light traffic street, except when necessary to reach a location, for loading and unloading cargo, and such location cannot be reached by a truck route.
(C) The provisions of this section shall not apply to passenger buses under the jurisdiction of the public utilities commission.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-37) (Ord. No. 497, 2154, 2397)
The operators of commercial vehicles of over five tons, including load, are restricted to those routes designated on the map to which reference is made in section 8-3. The traffic engineer is hereby authorized to designate such streets by appropriate signs as “truck routes.”
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-38) (Ord. No. 497, 2154)
ARTICLE II. CRUISING
No person shall engage in the activity of cruising or be a passenger in a cruising motor vehicle on a public street, alley, or highway of the city in any area which has been posted as a no-cruising zone.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-131) (Ord. No. 2293)
For the purposes of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(A) CRUISING - The repetitive driving of any motor vehicle past a traffic control point in congested traffic at or near the traffic control point.
(B) CONGESTED TRAFFIC - Traffic on any public street, alley or highway which is delayed to the point that:
(1) Motor vehicles cannot move through a 100-yard approach corridor to an intersection controlled by a traffic light within two complete green light cycles where the delay in forward movement is due to the position of other motor vehicles;
(2) Motor vehicles cannot move through a 100-yard approach corridor to an intersection controlled by a traffic light, stop sign or yield sign within a five-minute period of time where the delay in forward movement is due to the position of other motor vehicles; or
(3) Motor vehicles cannot readily move forward on portions of a public street, alley or highway between intersections because traffic speed has slowed to less than five miles per hour, and the delay in movement is due to the position of other motor vehicles.
(C) GREEN LIGHT CYCLE - The period commencing upon the switching of a traffic light from a red light to a green light through to the return of a red light.
(D) TRAFFIC CONTROL POINT - A location along a public street, alley or highway utilized by a peace officer on duty as an observation point in order to monitor traffic conditions for potential violations of this article.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-132) (Ord. No. 2293)
The determination that traffic is congested on a public street, alley or highway shall be made by the ranking peace officer on duty at the location.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-133) (Ord. No. 2293)
The police chief is hereby authorized to designate no-cruising zones in the city. The police chief may create no-cruising zones by posting no-cruising signs at the beginning and end of a public street, alley or highway or portion thereof. The signs shall reference Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 21100(k) and this article.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-134) (Ord. No. 2293)
A peace officer may issue a written notice to any person operating or occupying any motor vehicle passing a traffic control point in a no-cruising zone. Such written notice shall state that any subsequent passage past that traffic control point within the next succeeding two hours will be a violation of this article.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-135) (Ord. No. 2293)
Any person who, after having received a written notice as described in section 8-14, subsequently drives past or is a passenger in a motor vehicle passing the same traffic control point within the next succeeding two hours shall be in violation of this article.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-136) (Ord. No. 2293)
A violation of this article shall be an infraction. The minimum penalty for a first conviction for cruising shall be a $100 fine; for a second conviction within one year of the first conviction, the minimum penalty shall be a $200 fine; for a third or subsequent conviction within one year of the first conviction, the minimum penalty shall be a $250 fine.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-137) (Ord. No. 2293)
ARTICLE III. MOTOR VEHICLES/MOTORCYCLES ON PRIVATE OR PUBLIC PROPERTY
Upon the private property of another or upon any public property which is not held open to the public for any vehicular use and which is not subject to the provisions of the Cal. Vehicle Code:
(A) No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle, motorcycle, mini-bike, dune buggy, motor scooter, jeep or other form of transportation.
(B) The provisions of this section shall not apply to emergency vehicles, governmental agencies or to persons driving upon such property with the written consent of the owner or person in lawful possession of such property, or to the owner himself, his family, employees, agents or lessees.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-123) (Ord. No. 1300)
No person shall sleep in any motor vehicle or transportable living facility upon public property. This section shall not apply to registered guests, campers, or residents sleeping in vehicles at mobile home or recreational vehicle parks validly existing pursuant to city zoning requirements. This section shall not apply to sleeping in a motor vehicle or transportable living facility for a limited time, not exceeding four hours, under bona fide conditions of emergency or in the interest of public safety.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-124) (Ord. No. 2405)
The city manager shall construct, maintain, and post such markings and signs as are determined by the city manager to be necessary or desirable to give reasonable notice to the public of this section.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-125) (Ord. No. 2405)
ARTICLE IV. PARKING
DIVISION 1. IN GENERAL
For purposes of this article, “vehicle,” “commercial vehicle” and “manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating” shall have the meanings ascribed to such words and terms in the Cal. Vehicle Code.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-60)
The provisions of this article regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle belonging to the city or a public utility while being used for construction or repair work, or any vehicle owned by the United States while being used for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-61) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) No person shall park a vehicle on any street, alley or public parking lot for a period of more than 72 consecutive hours. This section is violated if:
(1) At the end of the 72-hour period, the vehicle is parked in the same place as at the beginning of the period, and physical marking or other facts indicate that the vehicle has not been moved; or
(2) At the end of the 72-hour period, the vehicle is parked on the street within 1,056 feet of where the vehicle was parked at the beginning of the period, unless the owner or custodian establishes that the vehicle has been moved more than 1,056 feet; or
(3) During the period, the vehicle has not been removed from its parking place to a location off the public street or more than 1,056 feet away.
(B) If a vehicle is parked or left standing on a street, alley or public parking lot longer than the period of 72 consecutive hours, any police department employee authorized by the police chief may remove the vehicle from the street in the manner and subject to the requirements of sections 8-38 through 8-40 of this article.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-62) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) At the time of the initial marking of a vehicle, which begins the 72-hour time period for possible violation of section 8-37 of this article, the police department employee shall place on the vehicle a warning notice that the vehicle is subject to tow away if not moved within 72 hours.
(B) If the vehicle is not moved within 72 hours after the warning is placed on the vehicle, any police department employee authorized by the police chief may issue a citation for violation of section 8-37 and may remove the vehicle.
(C) In compliance with the Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 22852, a police department employee shall, within 48 hours of towing, send a written notice to the vehicle's registered and legal owners or their agents, if ascertainable, informing them of the name, address and telephone number to call regarding the vehicle, a description of the vehicle (including, the name or make, the manufacturer, the license plate number and the mileage), the location of the vehicle, the towing and storage charges, the nature of the violation and purpose for removal, and a statement that, in order to receive a post-storage hearing, the owners or their agents must request a hearing in person, in writing or by telephone request, to the city manager, within ten days of the date appearing on the notice.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-63) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) If a written, personal or telephonic request for a hearing is made to the city manager by a registered or legal owner of the vehicle, or an agent for such person, the city manager shall hold an administrative hearing within 48 hours of the date the request was received by the city manager, excluding weekends and holidays, to determine whether there was sufficient factual and legal basis for removing the vehicle and for charging towing and storage fees.
(B) At the hearing, a police department employee shall first present evidence to establish a sufficient factual and legal basis for removing and storing the vehicle. Thereafter, the person requesting the hearing may present evidence as to insufficient factual or legal basis for removing and storing the vehicle. The sole issues before the hearing officer shall be whether there was probable cause to remove and store the vehicle and the proper amount of storage and towing charges.
(C) The hearing officer shall conduct the hearing in an informal fashion and shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence.
(D) If the hearing officer determines that there was no probable cause for removal, a police department employee shall forthwith cause the garage having custody of the vehicle to release the vehicle to its registered or legal owner or agent without any charge to the owner or agent.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-64) (Ord. No. 2448)
Whenever a vehicle has been removed to a garage under the provisions of this article and there has been no hearing requested within the ten-day period, or the requesting party fails to appear at the scheduled hearing, or there was a hearing and a determination of probable cause, the keeper of the garage shall have a lien dependent on possession for his/her compensation for towing and for storage for and keeping safe the vehicle, as set out in the Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 22851.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-65) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) No person shall park a commercial vehicle having a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more on any street in any residential district, which is defined for the purpose of this section as all areas within the city zoned for single-family or multiple-family residential use and the entire portion of any street or highway adjacent to any property zoned for single-family or multiple-family residential use.
(B) Subsection (A) shall not apply to the parking of such commercial vehicles in such residential areas while making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise from or to any building or structure located in such residential areas or while delivering materials to be used in the actual and bona fide repair, alteration, remodeling or construction of any building or structure located in such residential areas for which a building permit has previously been obtained from the city.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-66) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to section 8-41.1:
(1) “Oversized vehicle” means any motor vehicle, as defined by the Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 670:
(a) That exceeds 96 inches in height, exclusive of such projecting devices as are expressly allowed pursuant to the Cal. Vehicle Code, and exceeds 240 inches in length; or
(b) That is attached to a trailer, as defined by the Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 630, regardless of the combined height and length of the motor vehicle and attached trailer.
(2) "Public street" means any roadway that is owned or maintained by the city and open for motor vehicle traffic.
(3) "Residential zone" means those areas, including public streets, designated as R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, or MH-PD on the city's zoning maps.
(B) Parking of oversized vehicles prohibited. Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall park or leave standing any oversized vehicle on any public street in a residential zone.
(1) The provisions of subsection (B) shall not apply during a 24-hour period of time used for loading the oversized vehicle immediately prior to using the oversized vehicle for a vacation outside the city, during a 24-hour period of time used for unloading the oversized vehicle immediately after using the oversized vehicle for a vacation outside the city, or during the time period reasonably necessary for making a delivery to a residence.
(2) If a contractor uses an oversized vehicle and the contractor is performing contract services at a residence, the contractor may park the oversized vehicle on the public street where the residence is located while such services are being performed.
(3) The following vehicles shall not be subject to the restrictions established pursuant to subsections (A) and (B):
(a) Motor vehicles exempted by section 8-36 of this Code; or
(b) A motor vehicle displaying a special identification license plate issued under Cal. Vehicle Code Section 5007 or a distinguishing placard issued under Cal. Vehicle Code Sections 22511.55 or 22511.59 (Disabled Placards).
(D) Posting. Signs giving reasonable notice of the prohibitions contained in this section will be erected within the city as required by the Cal. Vehicle Code.
(Ord. No. 2693, 2715, 2730)
(A) No person shall park a vehicle on any street for the principal purpose of washing, greasing or repairing the vehicle, except for repairs necessitated by an emergency.
(B) Except in an emergency, no person shall park a vehicle on any street when the vehicle cannot be operated.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-67) (Ord. No. 2448)
Before driving away from the place where a vehicle is parked, no person shall remove or tamper with a chalk mark placed on the tire of the vehicle by a police department employee.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-68) (Ord. No. 2485)
(A) No person shall park or leave standing on any street, alley or public property a non-motorized vehicle that is detached from a motor vehicle.
(B) A non-motorized vehicle is detached from a motor vehicle if the hitch, coupling device, connections, brakes, light connections, safety chains, or other devices required by law for the safe and legal operation of the non-motorized vehicle on a public highway are not connected to a motor vehicle.
(C) This section shall not apply to:
(1) A non-motorized vehicle with a commercial license registration while the non-motorized vehicle is being loaded with or unloaded of any goods, wares or merchandise from property adjacent to the non-motorized vehicle;
(2) A non-motorized vehicle required for any lawfully authorized construction, maintenance or repair to property adjacent to the non-motorized vehicle for no more than time reasonably required for the use of the non-motorized vehicle in carrying out the construction, maintenance or repair; and
(3) A non-motorized vehicle used solely for recreational purposes while the non-motorized vehicle is being loaded or unloaded or otherwise prepared for its intended recreational use. In no event shall such a non-motorized vehicle be parked on a street, alley or public property for a period in excess of 24 hours.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-69) (Ord. No. 2448, 2487)
(A) No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle, except a commercial vehicle, shall permit the vehicle to stand unattended in any public place, used or new vehicle lot, or parking lot without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition and removing the ignition key from the vehicle.
(B) Whenever any police officer finds a motor vehicle standing unattended with the ignition key in the vehicle, in violation of this section, the police officer is authorized to remove the key from the vehicle and deliver the key to the police officer in charge of the nearest police station.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-70) (Ord. No. 2448)
No person shall park or stand a vehicle on private property or on publicly owned property without the permission, express or implied, of the owner or person in lawful possession of such property, or in a different manner or a longer time than that for which permission was given.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-71) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) Definitions - For the purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings.
(1) GOODS OR MERCHANDISE - Items and products of every kind and description, including all food, produce, and beverage items.
(2) HUMAN POWERED DEVICE - Any device moved by human power, including, but not limited to, a pushcart, wagon, bicycle, tricycle, pedal-driver cart, other non-motorized conveyance, or other wheeled container or mechanism, or from one's person.
(3) ROAMING SIDEWALK VENDOR - A sidewalk vendor who moves from place to place and stops only to complete a transaction.
(4) SIDEWALK VENDOR - A person who vends goods or merchandise upon a public sidewalk from a structure, stand, display, showcase, rack, or human powered device.
(5) SPECIAL EVENT - A city permitted event including, but not limited to, carnivals, sporting events, fairs, art shows, and/or cultural events.
(6) STATIONARY SIDEWALK VENDOR - A street vendor who vends from a fixed location with a valid encroachment permit.
(7) STREET VENDOR - A person who drives a vehicle for the purposes of vending on a public street.
(8) VEND OR VENDING - Any act of hawking, operating noise-making devices to attract attention to the vendor, or the displaying, selling, or offering for sale of any displayed goods or merchandise to the public from any carrying device, box, bag, stand, or human powered device.
(B) Street vending - Except as provided in this section, no person shall park any vehicle from which merchandise, food, or other items are sold or displayed ,or offered for sale, barter, or exchange, on any portion of any street, alley, sidewalk, or public property within the city.
(1) No person shall park such vehicle within or from the following locations:
(a) The public right-of-way on C Street, Channel Islands Boulevard, Camino Del Sol, Del Norte Boulevard, Fifth Street, Gonzales Road, Harbor Boulevard, Hueneme Road, Oxnard Boulevard, Pleasant Valley Road, Rice Avenue, Rose Avenue, Saviers Road, Ventura Road, Victoria Avenue, Vineyard Avenue, or Wooley Road; or
(b) The public right-of-way within 100 feet of any intersection, or within 50 feet of any driveway or of another such vehicle parked on the public right-of-way.
(2) Every person operating such vehicles shall have in his or her possession a valid business tax certificate issued by the city.
(3) No person shall park any such vehicle within 900 feet of any school or daycare center between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., on the days school is in session.
(4) In residential areas, as shown on a map on file with the license collector, no person shall park any such vehicle or container on any day before 9:00 a.m. or sunrise, whichever is later, or after 7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier.
(5) When parked, the person operating such vehicle or container shall:
(a) Stop playing music, ringing bells, or making other noise that advertises such person's presence or wares; and
(b) Provide a visible trash receptacle for use by bona fide purchasers.
(6) The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
(a) A person delivering items from a store or other fixed place of business, or distribution to a customer pursuant to an order of, or by agreement with, such customer;
(b) A person who has obtained a temporary use permit to park such a vehicle on specific public property; or
(c) A person who has a written license agreement with the city to park such vehicle on specific public property.
(C) Sidewalk vending -
(1) In residential areas, only a sidewalk vendor with a valid vendor permit issued pursuant to Chapter 11, Article 1, Division 3 of this code may vend upon the city's public right-of-way.
(2) Every person to whom a valid business tax certificate and/or permit is issued shall:
(a) Comply with the California Retail Food Code as codified in Part 7 of Cal. Health and Safety Code, Section 113.700 et seq., if vending food;
(b) Not vend from any structure, stand, display, showcase, rack, ground placed display, or human powered device which exceeds 18 square feet, or exceeds a linear distance greater than six feet, on any one side;
(c) Not occupy space on any sidewalk or path of travel in such a way that would impede upon the required sidewalk width or path of travel requirement pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other disability access standards;
(d) Not vend within 500 feet of an area designated for a special event;
(e) Not vend upon a street median;
(f) Not vend within 100 feet of any intersection;
(g) Not vend within 500 feet of any freeway on-ramp or off-ramp as defined in the Vehicle Code;
(h) Not vend within 900 feet of the property line of any school or any daycare center between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the days the school is in session;
(i) Sidewalk vending hours’ limitations in areas zoned for nonresidential use shall be as restrictive as any limitations on hours of operation imposed on other businesses or uses on the same street, excluding those permitted to operate 24 hours;
(j) In residential areas, roaming sidewalk vending shall be limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. or sunrise, whichever is later, and 7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier;
(k) Stationary sidewalk vending is prohibited in areas that are exclusively residential; and
(l) Stationary sidewalk vendors are prohibited from operating in a city park if the city has entered into exclusive agreements for the sale of food or merchandise by one or more concessionaries for that city park.
(D) Penalties -
(1) Every person vending in violation of this section is guilty of an administrative violation punishable by administrative fines established by city council resolution.
(2) Failure to pay an administrative fine is not punishable as an infraction or misdemeanor.
(3) If a violator of this section fails to pay any fines, fees, or other assessments, the city may levy a lien on a violator's real or personal property, including the vehicle used for vending purposes.
(A) Whenever the police chief determines that any public or private event is likely to cause substantial traffic or congestion that can be alleviated if the parking or operation of vehicles is regulated or prohibited, he/she may order that temporary signs be posted along affected streets or alleys in public parking areas indicating the nature and duration of the regulation or prohibition.
(B) After such signs have been posted for at least 24 hours, the police chief may remove vehicles violating signs.
(C) The police chief shall remove such signs promptly after the need for them has ended.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-73) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer may issue a permit allowing a vehicle to back to a curb in order to load or unload merchandise or materials, subject to terms and conditions stated in the permit. The permit may be issued to the owner or lessee of the real property where the merchandise or materials will be loaded or unloaded or to the owner of the vehicle.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-74) (Ord. No. 2448)
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in an alley for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of persons or materials.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-75) (Ord. No. 2448)
Between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays, no person shall stop a vehicle in a yellow zone except to load or unload passengers or freight. The loading and unloading of passengers shall not consume more than three minutes, and the loading and unloading of freight shall not consume more than 20 minutes.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-76) (Ord. No. 2448)
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a white zone except to load and unload passengers or deposit mail in an adjacent mailbox. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a white zone for such purposes for more than three minutes.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-77) (Ord. No. 2448, 2483)
Between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of any day except Sundays and holidays, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a green zone for longer than 15 minutes.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-78) (Ord. No. 2448, 2483)
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in a red zone.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-79) (Ord. No. 2483)
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within ten feet of a fire hydrant except as follows:
(A) If the vehicle is attended by a licensed driver who is seated in the front seat and who can immediately move such vehicle in case of necessity; or
(B) If the vehicle is owned or operated by a fire department and is clearly marked as a fire department vehicle.
(Ord. No. 2571)
(A) Definitions - For the purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings.
(1) MOTOR VEHICLE - An automobile, truck, motorcycle or other self-propelled form of transportation not in excess of 10,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight.
(2) RESIDENT - A person who has at least a one-quarter interest in a parcel of real property within the residential area or a person who pays rent or other remuneration for use of a parcel of real property as his/her residence.
(3) RESIDENTIAL AREA - The areas depicted in Exhibit A, attached to Ordinance No. 2702, and Exhibit B, attached to Ordinance No. 2723. Both exhibits are incorporated herein by this reference.
(B) Issuance of permits -
(1) Parking permits and guest parking permits shall be issued by the Traffic Engineer or designee. Each such permit shall state the particular residential area. Parking permits shall not be issued for any motor vehicle that has an outstanding notice of violation of parking rules and restrictions established by this code. The Traffic Engineer shall issue rules and regulations, consistent with this section, governing the manner in which residents may qualify for such a permit.
(2) A parking permit or guest parking permit may be issued for Motor Vehicles only upon application of:
(a) A resident who has a motor vehicle registered in his/her name at an address in the residential area;
(b) A resident who has a motor vehicle registered to a leasing company and leased to the resident's employer, provided the motor vehicle is for the resident's use traveling to and from work and proof acceptable to the Traffic Engineer or designee is provided that shows the motor vehicle is registered in compliance with Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 6853;
(c) A resident for a guest parking permit, provided that a guest parking permit shall only be valid for six months; or
(d) A new resident upon proof said resident has not resided within the residential area since the resident's motor vehicle was last registered.
(3) No more than two parking permits and one guest parking permit shall be issued to a single address.
(C) Additional permits - Additional permits may be issued by the Traffic Engineer or designee upon the application of a resident for use of persons who, on a regular basis, provide health care or other related services essential to the well-being of the resident applicant. The applicant shall provide proof in the form of a statement by a licensed physician that such services are required.
(D) Prohibiting issuance of permits for out-of-state vehicles; exception for on-duty military personnel.
(1) Permits will not be issued for a motor vehicle unless such motor vehicle is registered with the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) above, the Traffic Engineer or designee may issue permits to a resident for motor vehicles registered out-of-state, provided that the resident establishes that he/she is on active military duty.
(E) Posting of residential permit parking area - The Traffic Engineer shall cause appropriate signs to be erected in the residential area, indicating the times parking permits and guest parking permits are required to be displayed for parking on a public street.
(F) Display of permits - A parking permit or guest parking permit shall be displayed face up on the driver's side of the front dashboard of the motor vehicle.
(G) Permit parking exemption -
(1) A motor vehicle that displays a valid parking permit or guest parking permit as provided herein shall be permitted to stand or be parked on a public street in the residential area for which the permit has been issued without being limited by the posted time restrictions established pursuant to this section 8-56. Said motor vehicle shall not be exempt from parking restrictions or prohibitions established pursuant to authority other than this section 8-56. Except as provided in subsection (2) below, all other motor vehicles parked within the residential area shall be subject to the time restrictions posted in accordance with this section, as well as the penalties provided for herein.
(2) The following motor vehicles shall not be subject to the posted time restrictions authorized by this section when parked within the residential area:
(a) Motor vehicles specified in section 8-36 (Public Vehicles) of this code;
(b) Motor vehicles specified in Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 22512 (Utility);
(c) Motor vehicles displaying special identification license plates issued under Cal. Vehicle Code, Section 5007 or distinguishing placards issued under Cal. Vehicle Code, Sections 22511.55 or 22511.59 (Disabled Placards).
(3) A residential parking permit or a guest parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder thereof an on-street parking space within the designated residential area.
(H) Application for and duration of permit - Each parking permit issued shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance and each guest parking permit issued shall be valid for six months from the date of issuance. Parking permits and guest parking permits may be renewed upon reapplication in the manner required by the city. However, parking permits and guest parking permits shall not be renewed for any holder or property for which any notice of violation established by this code is outstanding and unpaid. Each application or reapplication for a parking permit or guest parking permit shall contain information sufficient to identify the applicant and the residence address of real property owned or leased within the residential area.
(I) Penalty provisions -
(1) Unless expressly exempted by subsection (G), no person shall stand or park a motor vehicle or other vehicle of a gross weight exceeding 50 pounds upon a public street in the residential area during the times requiring a parking permit or guest parking permit.
(2) No person shall falsely represent himself/herself as eligible for a parking permit or guest parking permit or to furnish false information to the city in an application for such a permit.
(3) No person shall copy, produce or create a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit or guest parking permit.
(4) No person shall knowingly use or display any such permit to evade time limitations in the residential area.
(J) Revocation of permit - The Traffic Engineer or designee is authorized to revoke the residential parking permit or guest parking permit of any person found to be in violation of this section and, upon written notification thereof, the person shall surrender such permit to the city. Failure, when so requested, to surrender a residential parking permit or guest parking permit so revoked is a violation of this code and the applicant may be issued a civil citation pursuant to this code for each and every day the applicant remains in violation.
(Ord. No. 2702, 2723)
No person shall park a vehicle in an off-street parking facility owned or operated by the city in a stall or space designated exclusively for parking an electric vehicle for charging purposes, which is posted in accordance with California Vehicle Code section 22511, as it may be amended or renumbered from time to time, for any purpose other than to charge an electric vehicle. Nor shall any person connect any device, item, equipment, or thing to an electric charger located at such space or stall other than an electric vehicle, as defined herein. As used in this Section 8-57:
(A) An “electric vehicle” means a plug-in electric vehicle, including an exclusively electric vehicle (“EV”) and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (“PHEV”);
(B) An EV means a motor vehicle exclusively powered by an electric propulsion system; and
(C) A PHEV means a motor vehicle primarily powered by an electric propulsion system and secondarily by an internal combustion system, which powers the electric propulsion system when the on-board source of electricity is depleted or discharged.
(Ord. No. 2874)
DIVISION 2. VIOLATION
(A) No person shall stop, park, stand or operate a vehicle, non-motorized vehicle or non-motorized wheeled container contrary to the provisions of this article or contrary to, or in a manner prohibited by traffic signs, signals or markings placed by the traffic engineer.
(B) A violation of this section includes, but is not limited to:
(1) Parking where and when street sweeping is scheduled to occur;
(2) Parking longer than the time allowed in a time-restrict location;
(3) Parking where restricted or prohibited by a sign;
(4) Parking outside of stall markers; or
(5) Parking in an on-street stall or space designated for disabled persons or disabled veterans.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-80) (Ord. No. 2448, 2485)
ARTICLE V. DUTIES OF POLICE OFFICERS AND TRAFFIC ENGINEER
City police officers shall enforce the street traffic regulations of this chapter and State laws applicable to street traffic in the city; make arrests for traffic violations; investigate traffic accidents; cooperate with the traffic engineer and other city officers and employees in administering traffic laws and improving traffic conditions; and carry out duties imposed on a police officer by this chapter.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-41) (Ord. No. 2448)
Police officers shall maintain a system of filing traffic accident reports and make the reports available to the traffic engineer.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-42) (Ord. No. 2448)
Police officers shall annually prepare a traffic accident report summary for the city and file the report with the city manager.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-43) (Ord. No. 2448)
The city traffic engineer shall be appointed by the city manager.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-44) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer shall determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices and signals; conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and devise remedial measures; conduct engineering investigations of traffic conditions and cooperate with other city officers and employees to improve traffic conditions; and exercise the powers and duties provided in this chapter and in other city traffic regulations.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-45) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer shall place and maintain traffic control devices required by the Cal. Vehicle Code or this chapter or any other ordinance or resolution of the city council.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-46) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer shall place and maintain additional traffic control devices as necessary to regulate, guide or warn traffic or to effectuate any provision of the Cal. Vehicle Code or this chapter or any other ordinance or resolution of the city council. The traffic engineer shall make such determination on the basis of traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations and in accordance with State and city standards.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-47) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer may remove, relocate or discontinue the operation of any traffic control device not required by State law or this chapter or any other ordinance or resolution of the city council whenever the traffic engineer determines that the device is no longer necessary to maintain public safety and welfare.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-48) (Ord. No. 2448)
If the hours and days of operation of a traffic control device are not specified in this chapter or any other ordinance or resolution of the city council, the traffic engineer shall determine such hours and days of operation.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-49) (Ord. No. 2448)
(A) The traffic engineer may mark center lines and lane lines on the surface of roadways to indicate the course to be traveled by vehicles.
(B) The traffic engineer may place signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the roadway.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-50) (Ord. No. 2448)
As necessary to establish and maintain the orderly flow of traffic, the traffic engineer may:
(A) Designate intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make right turns, left turns or U-turns;
(B) Place markers, buttons or signs between, within or adjacent to intersections, indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections; or
(C) Allocate and indicate more than one lane of traffic from which drivers may make right- or left-hand turns.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-51) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer may establish crosswalks at and between intersections as necessary to minimize hazards to pedestrians crossing the streets.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-52) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer may place and maintain traffic control devices, such as signs and street markings, to designate areas where parking is prohibited, restricted or subject to limitations, including, but not limited to, the following situations:
(A) Parking on only one side of a one-way street, when the traffic engineer determines that insufficient room exists for parking on both sides of the street;
(B) Parking on an angle, where the traffic engineer determines that insufficient room exists to provide an adequate amount of parallel parking;
(C) Parking where street sweeping is scheduled to occur, where the traffic engineer determines that parked vehicles will prevent or interfere with street sweeping;
(D) Parking on property owned or leased by the city, where the traffic engineer determines that unrestricted public parking will not allow sufficient parking for vehicles used in the conduct of city business or the business of persons leasing the property from the city;
(E) Parking on the street for disabled persons whose vehicles display a special identification license plate or a distinguishing placard issued pursuant to the Cal. Vehicle Code, where the traffic engineer determines a need therefor;
(F) Parking on the side of a street adjacent to school property, where the traffic engineer determines that parking would interfere with traffic or create a hazard;
(G) Parking on streets that are no more than 30 feet wide;
(H) Parking of vehicles six feet or more in height (including any load) within 100 feet of an intersection, where the traffic engineer determines that so parking such vehicles will limit the area of vision of approaching traffic and thereby create a hazard; or
(I) Parking in any other location where the traffic engineer determines that time limits on parking or a prohibition on parking are necessary to prevent congestion, allow more equitable access to parking spaces, alleviate or avoid a hazard, preserve life or property, or for any other reason.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-53) (Ord. No. 2448)
The traffic engineer shall place and maintain traffic signals at those intersections and other places where traffic conditions require that the flow of traffic be alternately interrupted and released in order to prevent or relieve traffic congestion or to protect life or property from exceptional hazard. In determining the need for traffic signals, the traffic engineer shall consult the California Department of Transportation Traffic Manual.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-54) (Ord. No. 2448)
ARTICLE VI. TOWING SERVICES
(A) All towing services providers that have entered into agreements with the city shall perform motor vehicle towing and storage services in response to requests from the police department subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement and the Cal. Vehicle Code.
(B) Towing services providers that do not have agreements with the city to respond to requests from the police department are hereby prohibited from towing and removing motor vehicles from the public streets. However, the owner of the motor vehicle to be towed may designate any towing service to be used for the removal and towing away of such vehicle.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-117) (Ord. No. 2384)
(A) All motor vehicles removed and stored at the direction of police department employees shall be stored by the tow service providers until the motor vehicle is ordered, in writing, to be released or disposed of by an authorized city representative.
(B) The city council hereby establishes a stored motor vehicle fee to be paid to the city by the registered owner of the motor vehicle or by the person seeking the release of the motor vehicle in an amount established by resolution of the city council. This stored motor vehicle fee shall reimburse the city for the costs of processing the towing and storage of the motor vehicle and the processing of a written release, if any, for the motor vehicle or other disposition thereof.
(C) The stored motor vehicle fee shall be a civil debt owed to the city by the person seeking the release of the vehicle or by the registered owner of the vehicle, whether or not the registered owner seeks release of the vehicle. If legal action is brought by the city or its assignee to enforce collection of the stored motor vehicle fee, any judgment rendered in favor of the city shall include costs of suit incurred by the city or its assignee, including reasonable attorneys' fees.
(`64 Code, Sec. 18-118) (Ord. No. 2247, 2384, 2421)
ARTICLE VII. AMBULANCES
(A) Pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code, Section 50022.9, Ordinance No. 3694 of the board of supervisors of the county amending Article 2 of Chapter 4 of Division 2 of the Ventura County Ordinance Code entitled “Ambulances” is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference as though fully set forth at this point.
(B) The city clerk is directed to keep on file three copies of such Ordinance No. 3694 of the county for public inspection except one copy may be retained by the chief enforcement officer.
(`64 Code, Sec. 4.1-1) (Ord. No. 1326, 2093)