10.16.230   Handicapped parking.
   A.   No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in a stall or space designated for physically handicapped persons on public or private property if such stall or space is indicated by blue paint on the curb.  In addition to the blue paint, the space may also be indicated by sign if immediately adjacent to and visible from such stall or space there is a posted sign consisting of a profile view of a wheelchair with occupant in white on blue background, unless the vehicle displays a distinguishing handicapped license plate or handicapped placard issued pursuant to Sections 22511.5 or 9105 of the California Vehicle Code.
   B.   This chapter shall not apply to any off-street parking facility privately owned and maintained and generally held open for use of the public for purposes of vehicular parking unless the owner or operator has, in addition, caused to be posted in a conspicuous place at each entrance to such off-street parking facility a notice not less than seventeen (17) by twenty-two (22) inches in size with lettering not less than one inch in height, to the effect that such off-street parking is subject to enforcement of handicapped parking spaces as per Section 10.16.230 of the Municipal Code.
   C.   Any violation of this section shall constitute an infraction and shall be punishable as hereinafter provided:
   1.   A fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00);
   2.   On the 5th calendar day following the date indicated on the citation as the date to appear if no appearance has been made by either:
   a.   Payment of bail,
   b.   Payment of a fine imposed by this section,
   c.   The filing of a notice of contest with the collecting agency,
the citation shall be deemed delinquent and a fine of five dollars ($5.00) shall be imposed in addition to that imposed under subsection (C)(1) of this section;
   3.   On the 40th calendar day following the date indicated on the citation as the date to appear if no appearance has been made by either:
   a.   Payment of bail,
   b.   Payment of a fine imposed by this section,
   c.   The filing of a notice of contest with the collecting agency,
the citation shall be deemed delinquent and an additional fine of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be imposed in addition to that imposed under subsections (C)(1) and (C)(2).
   D.   For the purpose of processing parking citations and collecting bail, fines and penalties, the collecting agency will be the Visalia Municipal Court or the city.
   E.   In the event of changes in the California Vehicle Code sections pertaining to handicapped parking, this chapter will automatically conform to such change. (Prior code § 3011(k--n))