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A. Definitions: For purposes of this section the following terms shall have the meanings herein prescribed:
EXCESSIVE VEHICLES: More than one registered vehicle per licensed driver in a household.
1. One or more persons related by blood, marriage, adoption, or legal guardianship, including foster children, living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit; or
2. A group of not more than three (3) persons not related by blood, marriage, adoption, or legal guardianship living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit; or
3. Two (2) unrelated persons and their children living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit.
RESIDENTIAL PARKING LOT: As defined at section 12.56.300 of this chapter, or its successor.
VEHICLE: As defined at section 12.04.610 of this title, or its successor.
B. Excessive Vehicle Prohibition: No person shall park or allow to be parked excessive vehicles upon any one or more street, alley, residential parking lot, public right-of-way or public easement.
C. Exception Permit:
1. Whenever a licensed driver within a household alleges that the limitations of this section will create a hardship because the person has a business vehicle as well as a personal vehicle registered to him/her, such person may file a written petition with the Director of the Department of Public Services.
2. The petition shall: a) set forth facts and evidence establishing such hardship; b) show that an exception will not create an excessive burden upon the neighborhood where petitioner resides; and c) request a permit to park both vehicles upon one or more street, alley, residential parking lot, public right-of- way or public easement.
3. The Director of Public Services may, upon sufficient showing: a) of hardship upon petitioner, and b) that approving the petition will not create an excessive burden upon the neighborhood, approve the issuance of the requested permit. Such permit shall be in effect only as long as the permit holder has both a personal and a business vehicle registered to him/her.
D. Nuisance: Any vehicle found in violation of any of the prohibitions of this section is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
E. Abatement Remedy: The nuisance may be summarily abated as provided in chapter 12.96 of this title. (Ord. 9-17, 2017)