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The following actions are prohibited, and each and every violation of the prohibitions listed in this Section 835.2 shall be a misdemeanor; provided however, that upon sentencing, the charge may be reduced to an infraction in discretion of the Court, or the citation issued may be issued for the violation as an infraction in the discretion of the issuing officer. For the purposes of this Section, capitalized terms shall have the meaning assigned to them in the Transportation Code.
(a) Unauthorized Curb Painting. To paint any curb without the prior written authorization of the Municipal Transportation Agency. (38.I)
(b) Attempt to Cancel a Citation. To cancel, attempt to cancel or solicit the cancellation of any citation issued pursuant to the San Francisco Transportation Code or the Vehicle Code, in any manner other than as authorized by law. (157)
(c) Authorizing Use or Display of Parking Permit. For a person holding a valid Parking Permit to allow the use or display of such Parking Permit on a vehicle other than the vehicle for which the permit is issued. (315(c), 412(c), 712(c))
(d) Counterfeit Parking Permits. To copy, produce or otherwise create a facsimile or counterfeit Parking Permit without written authorization from the Municipal Transportation Agency, (315(d), 412(d), 712(d))
(e) Removal of Vehicles Involved in a Collision. For the owner or operator of any vehicle involved in any collision resulting in property damage or a collision which does not involve serious bodily injury, to refuse to permit the removal of a vehicle to the side of the roadway when necessary to allow for the passage of public transit vehicles when so directed by a Police Officer or an employee of the Municipal Transportation Agency. (25)
(f) Willful Damage to Parking Meters Prohibited. For any unauthorized person to deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any Parking Meter without authorization. (208)
(g) False Application for Parking Permit. For a person to falsely represent themselves as eligible for a Parking Permit or to furnish false information in an application submitted to any agency that certifies eligibility to participate in a program or as a member of a class to which the SFMTA issues Parking Permits. (315(b), 412(b), 712(b))
(h) Soliciting Passengers.
(1) For a Private Bus to solicit passengers from any place within the City and County of San Francisco except in compliance with California Public Utilities Code § 5360.5.
(2) For the operator of a Private Bus to refuse produce identification, waybills or a valid CPUC permit upon the request of a Police or Parking Control Officer for the purpose of verifying valid prearranged travel.
(i) Driver of Tow Cars Not To Interfere with Police Investigation of Collisions. For a tow car operator to remove or attempt to remove any vehicle that has been involved in a collision, where the police have been summoned for the purpose of conducting an investigation; or to interfere with a police investigation by changing the position of any vehicle involved in a collision, except upon the authorization or direction of and in the presence of a Police Officer, or when necessary to release a person trapped within or under a vehicle, except that removal to the side of the roadway is authorized in collisions that do not involve personal injury when necessary to allow for the passage of public transit vehicles. (24)
(k) Directing Traffic Without Authorization. It shall be unlawful for any person other than an officer of the Police Department, a member of the Fire Department, a Parking Control Officer or other person authorized by law to direct or attempt to direct traffic by voice, hand or other signal.
(l) Purchase, Sale, Possession of Motor Vehicle Tires Without Identification Marks. Any person, firm or corporation who buys, sells, receives, disposes of, conceals, or is knowingly in possession of any automobile tire or casing, motor vehicle tire or casing, motorcycle tire or casing from which identification marks have been obliterated or removed, defaced or changed, covered or destroyed, either in whole or in part shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)