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(a) No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle shall park or leave such vehicle standing upon any street or alley or public parking facility for a period of seventy-two consecutive hours or more. For the purposes of this section, a vehicle shall be considered to have been parked or left standing for seventy-two or more consecutive hours if it has remained inoperable or has not been moved at least five tenths of a mile or more during said seventy two hour period.
(b) In the event a vehicle is parked or left standing upon a street or alley or public parking facility in excess of a consecutive period of seventy-two hours, any member of the police department authorized by the chief of police may remove such vehicle from the street as authorized by the California Vehicle Code and subject to the provisions of this section.
(c) Prior to removing any vehicle, notice shall be affixed to the vehicle advising that the vehicle will be removed for violation of this section after seventy-two hours unless it is moved at least five tenths of a mile.
(d) Whenever a member of the police department removes a vehicle pursuant to this section and causes it to be stored as permitted by the California Vehicle Code, the chief of police or his designee shall comply with the requirements of Section 22852 of the California Vehicle Code relating to post-storage notice and hearing for registered owners and legal owners of record.
(Ord. 4558 § 3 (part), 1999)