[Ord. No. 876 §1, 12-7-2009]
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
On a sidewalk;
Within an intersection;
On a crosswalk;
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) indicates a different length by signs or markings;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel; or
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
In front of a public or private driveway on the opposite side of the street across from a public or private driveway, or within five (5) feet of the edge of the driveway apron;
Within thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance (when properly signposted); or
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.
In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.
[R.O. 2009 §335.095; Ord. No. 854 §1, 10-13-2008]
Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to reduce hazardous traffic conditions resulting from the use of streets within areas zoned for residential uses for the parking of vehicles by large numbers of persons who have on-site parking available or who are utilizing adjacent commercial, industrial, educational or institutional uses; to protect the residents of the City from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences; to preserve the character of these areas as residential districts; to promote efficiency in the maintenance of residential streets in a clean and safe condition; to preserve the value of the property in these districts; and to preserve the safety of children, other pedestrians and traffic in these districts, as well as the peace, good order, comfort, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the City.
Certain Streets Designated — Parking Prohibited Without Special Permit. From time to time, the Board of Aldermen may designate certain streets as limited to parking by special permit only. Such streets shall be reflected on Schedule I of Title III of the Municipal Code.
No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle on such designated streets unless such vehicle has displayed on the left rear windshield a special permit for parking issued by the City of Pasadena Hills.
Posting Of Signs. Appropriate signs giving notice of the parking prohibition shall be displayed in accordance with the City's traffic regulations.
No Parking Where Otherwise Prohibited. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to grant to permit holders the right or privilege to park on streets or in areas where parking is prohibited.
Issuance Of Parking Permits.
Permits shall be issued to residents only.
Application and issuance. The application for a permit shall contain the name of the owner or operator of the vehicle, the residential address, the vehicle make, model and registration number and the applicant's driver's license number. If the residential address is not owned by the applicant, the applicant shall submit a valid lease agreement showing that the applicant has a possessory interest in the property. All applications shall be accompanied by a copy of the current occupancy permit showing the applicant is authorized to occupy the property.
The application shall be submitted to the City Clerk. Upon issuance, each holder shall pay a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) permit fee.
Number of permits limited for each street. There shall be a maximum number of permits issued for each street designated for parking by permit only. The maximum number of available permits shall be determined by the length of the street (not including driveways and other barriers or objects which would limit the parking area such as fire hydrants) and the amount of space to comfortably park cars or trucks of average size.
Term Of Parking Permits. Parking permits shall be issued for a period of twelve (12) months and must be renewed annually. A tenant residing in the area under a shorter term lease will be issued a permit for the term of the lease, which shall be indicated on the application for the permit. The permit shall automatically become void when the tenant vacates that location.
Exemptions. Any truck or vehicle providing repairs, deliveries or other services to a resident of the area shall be exempted from the provisions of this Section. Also exempted shall be all emergency vehicles, utility company vehicles and vehicles on City or official government business.
Display Of Parking Permit. Permits shall be displayed in the rear windshield of all vehicles on the left side of the vehicle.
New Vehicles. Should a resident transfer ownership of the vehicle registered under this Section, the old permit must be removed from the old vehicle prior to transfer of such vehicle. The resident must immediately notify the City of the transfer of the vehicle and the resident's desire to transfer the permit to a new vehicle owned by the resident.
No person shall stop, stand or park a motor vehicle on a street designated pursuant to this Section without a valid permit properly displayed or unless the vehicle is exempt under this Section.
No person shall falsely represent himself/herself as eligible for a parking permit or furnish false information in an application for a special parking permit.
No person shall use or display or allow the use or display of a valid permit on a motor vehicle other than that for which the permit was issued.
No person shall use or display a facsimile or counterfeit permit.
No person shall sell or otherwise dispose of a vehicle displaying a permit without removing or destroying the permit and no subsequent owner of the vehicle shall use a permit issued to a previous owner.
No person shall allow any other person to utilize a special parking permit which has been issued to him or her.
No person shall knowingly permit any act prohibited under this Section or aid and abet another to do so.
Penalty. Any person, firm, company, partnership or corporation violating any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and the parking of more than one (1) of such vehicles at one (1) time or parking a vehicle on more than one (1) day shall constitute a separate and distinct offense for each of such vehicles and days parked.
Denial Or Revocation Of Parking Permit. All permits shall remain the property of the City of Pasadena Hills. The City Clerk, after consultation with the Mayor, shall deny the issuance or renewal of a permit if the application is not complete, if the applicant has been fraudulent or untruthful with regard to the application or if the applicant has, in the past, caused or permitted any of the violations specified in this Section or is abusing the rights and privileges granted under this Section.
Upon ten (10) days' notice to the holder of a permit and an opportunity for hearing before the City Clerk, a parking permit may be revoked if it is determined that the applicant has been fraudulent or untruthful with regard to the application or if the applicant has caused or permitted any of the violations specified in this Section or is abusing the rights and privileges granted under this Section. Upon revocation of a permit, it shall be unlawful to use it and the holder shall surrender the permit to the City Clerk immediately upon request.
Any permit holder aggrieved by a decision of the City Clerk may appeal such decision to the Board of Aldermen within ten (10) days of the City Clerk's decision by filing a written appeal with the Mayor.
[R.O. 2009 §355.100; Ord. No. 302 §§1 — 3, 6, 8-8-1983]
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the following, terms, words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
- PAVED PARKING AREA
- Any area paved with concrete or asphaltic concrete.
- Any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation or other organization of any kind.
- Any real property within the City, whether publicly or privately owned, which is not a street or highway.
- Includes all vehicles, or any part thereof, designed or constituted to be propelled otherwise than by human power and includes any such vehicle whether or not by reason of its present condition it is still capable of self-propulsion. This definition shall include, but not be limited to, cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, campers, trailers and boats.
Parking Prohibited On Unpaved Areas In Front Yards. No person in charge or control of any property within the City, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any vehicle, as defined herein, to be parked or stored on an unpaved parking area on public or private property.
[R.O. 2009 §355.110; Ord. No. 98 §1(a, c, d, e), 8-1-1961; Ord. No. 153 §1, 10-9-1972]
No vehicle shall be parked anywhere in the City, including upon private property therein, which shall display advertising matter upon the sides or rear thereof, other than the designation of the name, address and business thereof.
No vehicle shall be parked within nine (9) feet of a United States mailbox upon any street of the City.
No vehicle shall be stopped or parked within the City with its front end facing in the opposite direction from lawful direction for traffic of other vehicles upon that side of the street.
No vehicle shall be parked with motor running unattended.
No unlicensed or inoperative vehicle shall be parked upon any street of the City of Pasadena Hills nor in any location that is open to public view.
[R.O. 2009 §355.120; Ord. No. 534 §1, 1-13-1998; Ord. No. 687 §1, 8-12-2003]
The City may designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to State law.
Owners of private property used for public parking shall designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to State law.
Designated spaces shall meet the requirements of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules or regulations established pursuant thereto and shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the following information: the international symbol of accessibility, any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card, and fifty dollars ($50.00) to three hundred dollars ($300.00) fine; except that the information relating to the monetary fine may be contained in an additional sign posted below or adjacent to the sign containing the other required information; and that non-conforming signs or spaces which are in use prior to the effective date of this Section shall not be in violation of this Section during the useful life of such sign or space. However, under no circumstances shall the useful life of the non-conforming sign or space be extended by means other than those means used to maintain any sign or space on the owner's property which is not used for vehicles displaying a disabled license plate.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle which is not displaying a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card in any space reserved for physically disabled persons or on any street where parking is prohibited except for physically disabled persons.
It shall be unlawful for any person who, without authorization, uses a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card to park in a parking space or on a street reserved under authority of this Section.
The Police Department may cause the removal of any vehicle not displaying a physically disabled distinguishing license plate or card or a "disable veteran" license plate if there is posted immediately adjacent to, and readily visible from, such space or street a sign on which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and/or any appropriate wording to indicate that the space or street is exclusively reserved for the parking of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card.
The Police Department may enter upon private property open to the public to enforce the provisions of this Section.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00).