City of Firebaugh, CA
Fresno County
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[Ord. #315, S1; Ord. #06-02, S1]
As used in this chapter:
a. 
VEHICLE – shall mean every device or animal by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway.
b. 
INTERSECTION – shall mean the area embraced within the prolongation of the later curblines or, if none, within the lateral boundary lines of the traversable roadways or two or more public streets or highway crosses the other.
c. 
COMMERCIAL TRUCK – shall mean any commercial motor vehicle as defined in Vehicle Code Section 260 or motor truck whose gross weight exceeds 6,000 pounds.
d. 
TRUCK ROUTE – shall mean such commercial trucks as may be operated only over truck routes within the city, except as provided in subsection 7-6.2.
[Ord. #89, S1; Ord. #06-02, S2]
The vehicle code of the State of California as now worded and as hereinafter may be amended is herein incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.
[Ord. #158, S1; Ord. #06-02, S3]
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any paved or curbed street within the city where such parking is prohibited and posted. The city council may designate no parking zones and times by resolution upon recommendation of the chief of police.
[Ord. #158, S3; Ord. #97-2, S1]
The city council shall designate by resolution parking zones within the city. These zones shall be of the following types:
a. 
"No Parking" and shall be designated by painting the curb area red. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked in any of these zones at any time.
b. 
"Thirty Minute Parking Zone" and shall be designated by painting the curb area green and inserting the time limitation in said zone. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked in any of these zones for more than 30 minutes at any given time.
c. 
"Loading Zone" and shall be designated by painting the curb area yellow. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked in any of these zones for any purpose other than loading or unloading the vehicle.
d. 
"Disabled Persons Parking Zone" and shall be designated by painting the curb area blue. It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be parked in any of these zones without displaying an appropriate disabled person placard or special disabled person identification license plates issued pursuant to appropriate provisions of the State Vehicle Code.
[Ord. #158, S3; Ord. #06-07, S4]
It shall be the duty of the chief of police of the city to recommend to the city council the designation of particular areas in the city to be zoned for parking as set forth in subsections 7-3.1 and 7-3.2. The chief of police shall make periodic surveys of the parking conditions of the city and when he deems it advisable, recommend needed changes to the council.
Compliance with the Vehicle Code of the State of California in posting signs and painting curb areas in these zones shall be deemed full compliance with this section. Upon the passage of a resolution pursuant to this section designating an area as a no parking or as a particular type of parking area, and upon the posting or painting of the curb area in that zone, the zone shall be deemed for all purposes to have been established in accordance with this section.
[Ord. #305, S1; Ord. #06-02, S5]
No vehicle shall be left parked or standing upon any highway or street within the city for more than 72 consecutive hours and which is in a condition declared to be a public nuisance by subsection 3-3.2, Chapter 3 of this code.
[Ord. #305, S3; Ord. #06-02, S6]
The curb space shown on the legend as bus loading zone shall be indicated by a sign erected or red paint painted on such curb by the public works director, and said curb space is designated as curb space under the provisions of Vehicle Code § 22500 and § 21458 alongside which no person shall stop, park or leave standing any vehicle.
[Ord. #305, S4; Ord. #68, S5; Ord. #06-02, S7]
Angle parking shall be permitted upon the portions of the roadways as established by the city council, provided that all persons so parking shall park between the white lines painted upon the roadway to indicate the permitted angle of parking. The city public works director is directed to paint the white lines upon the roadways.
a. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle on any of the street or parts of streets designated for angle parking without the right front wheel of the vehicle being within six inches of the curb and the angle at which such vehicle shall be parked shall be at an angle between 25 and 35° (except when actually engaged in loading or unloading of passengers or freight, in which event the vehicle may be parked parallel to the curb while the vehicle is so engaged in loading either freight or passengers.)
[Ord. #06-06, S1]
a. 
It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle on the landscaped area or on any unimproved area between any street or public way and the main structure on a property in a residential area.
b. 
In this section the following words are defined as follows:
LANDSCAPED AREA
Shall mean an area improved with the addition of lawns, turf, trees, plants, decorative gravel or stone, or other natural or decorative features.
RESIDENTIAL AREA
Shall mean property within any R-1, R-2, R-3 District as defined in the Zoning Ordinance Chapter 25 of this code or the Mixed Use Commercial (MUC) Zone, and any property within a planned development where the predominant use is residential.
TEMPORARY
Shall mean for a reasonable but limited period of time, generally not more than 30 minutes preceding the beginning or following the completion of any of the activities specified in paragraph c of this subsection.
UNIMPROVED AREA
Shall mean any portion of real property that is not improved by landscaping or a driveway. A driveway is a driveway or parking area that is paved with concrete, asphalt, gravel, chip seal or similar material.
VEHICLE
Shall mean a motor vehicle that is registered or is subject to registration with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, or a similar authority of another State. Vehicles shall not include devices or mechanics that are human powered.
c. 
It shall not be a violation of this subsection to temporarily park a vehicle on the landscaped area or unimproved portion of a residential lot for the purpose of:
1. 
Loading and unloading equipment, furniture or furnishings which area, have been or will be used in the residential structure. (For example, a moving van may be temporarily parked on the lawn during moving into or out of a home).
2. 
Loading or unloading of passengers.
3. 
Washing or waxing the vehicle of the occupant of the residence.
[Ord. #305, S5; Ord. #06-02, S8]
No person shall stop, park or let stand any vehicle in any of the alleys in a manner which restricts or blocks the access of other vehicles, except for commercial vehicles while making service calls or deliveries. No person shall stop, park or let stand any vehicle upon the portions of the streets or highways within the city marked as no parking areas. The city council shall designate no parking areas by resolution.
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Editor's Note: Former subsection 7-3.7.5, Stopping, Parking, or Letting Stand Vehicles in School Loading and Unloading Zones, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance No. 92-4, was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 06-02.
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Editor's Note: Former subsection 7-3.8, Streets Designated No Parking 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance No. 305, was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 06-02.
[Ord. #305, S7; Ord. #06-02, S11]
The director of public works is authorized and directed to mark white lines upon the roadway to designate parking spaces, in accordance with adopted city council resolutions. No vehicle shall park upon such streets or highways except within the designated parking spaces.
[Ord. #305, S8]
No person shall park for more than two hours in a two hour zone. The public works director is authorized and directed to erect signs showing the areas that are two parking zones.
[Ord. #305, S9]
All persons entitled to an exemption from the provisions of this parking chapter under Vehicle Code §§ 22511 and 22511.5, or under any applicable State law which may hereafter be enacted, shall be accorded the exemptions.
[Ord. #89, S1; Ord. #06-02, S12]
All vehicles shall be parked in compliance with Section 22502 of the Vehicle Code, except for those areas designated by the city council for angle parking under section 7-3.6.
[Ord. #305, S10, Ord. #06-02, S13]
No regulation of parking upon any State highway shall take effect until this chapter is submitted to the California Department of Transportation in the manner required by law.
[Ord. #305, S11]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter by stopping, parking or letting stand any vehicle in any manner contrary to the regulations set forth hereinabove, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be liable to the penalty established in Chapter 1, section 1-5.
[Ord. #80-7, S1; Ord. #06-02, S14]
No person shall stop, park or let stand any vehicle between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. upon any of the following streets or parts of streets, which border a city park:
a. 
"Q" Street: on the east side of "Q" Street between 15th Street South to limits of city property (south end of ball park).
b. 
15th Street: From the river levee to "Q" Street on the south side.
c. 
From the east side of Dunkle Park to the San Joaquin River from 13th Street to Cardella East Street.
[Ord. #68, S3; Ord. #360, S1-3; Res. #83-27, S1; Ord. #89-4, S1; Ord. #96-1, S1; Ord. #98-4, S1]
Pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 21354, the council from time to time may designate by resolution highways under the city's jurisdiction as through highways and intersections under the city's jurisdiction as stop intersections. All such designations shall be based on recommendation of the chief of police and/or the director of public works and on traffic surveys, studies and other information presented by the chief of police or the director of public works, as well as such other information as the council may deem appropriate.
The director of public works and the chief of police shall cause stop signs to be placed at all stop intersections designated by such resolution, as amended from time to time, in accordance with Vehicle Code Sections 21351, 21354 and 21355 and other applicable provisions of State law. The director of public works and the chief of police are further directed to give all notice and take all other actions as may be required to impose upon drivers the duty to obey the stop signs on pain of violating Vehicle Code 21461 or other applicable State laws pertaining to stop signs placed under local regulation.
[Ord. #68, S4]
The chief of police shall cause to be erected and maintained signs indicating speed limits in the city, erected in accordance with the California Vehicle Code at those locations established by resolution of the city council.
[Ord. #315, S2; Ord. #06-02, S14]
No commercial truck shall use, pass over or park upon any street in the city other than a designated truck route.
[Ord. #315, S3; Ord. #97-6, S1; Ord. #06-02, S15]
The provisions of subsection 7-6.1 shall not apply to any bus or other vehicle described in Public Utilities Code §§ 1031 to 1036 inclusive. In addition, the provisions of subsection 7-6.1 shall not apply to use of a restricted street by (a) any commercial truck or other commercial vehicle owned by a public utility or licensed contractor while necessarily in use in the construction, installation or repair of any public utility, or (b) any commercial truck or other commercial vehicle when necessary for the purpose of making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares and merchandise, or construction or remodeling of any building or structure upon the restricted street for which a building permit has been obtained and is in effect, or for any other purpose; provided that, in any of the above cases, with respect to streets under the city's jurisdiction, such use is in accordance with a permit issued and in effect pursuant to subsection 7-6.4.1.
[Ord. #89, S1; Ord. #96, S1; Ord. #315, S4; Ord. 06-02, S16]
"J", "M" and "N" Streets, 13th Street between "M" Street and the city limits on the east and 12th Street between "O" Street and the city limits on the west, all streets west of "M" Street, Nees Avenue and Clyde Fannon Road, shall be truck routes.
[Ord. #315, S5]
The public works department shall erect and maintain appropriate signs to indicate which streets are restricted and which are truck routes.
[Ord. #97-6, S2]
The director of public works of the city may, in his discretion, upon application and if good cause exists, issue a permit authorizing the applicant, the applicant's independent contractors and/or the applicant's employees to operate or move a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle on a restricted street under the city's jurisdiction for a temporary period.
a. 
An application for a permit shall be submitted in writing on a standard form prescribed by the State Department of Transportation, which shall be available from the director of public works. The applicant shall include all information required on such form and such additional information as may be required by the director of public works, including without limitation (1) the address or other description of the property to and from which the vehicles will be traveling, (2) the name and address of the applicant, (3) certification or other evidence that the applicant is the owner of the property or is the authorized agent of the owner, (4) a description of the development or other activity for which such temporary use is needed, and copies of any building permits, grading permits or other permits which may be required by law in connection with such development or activity, evidencing that such permits are and will be in effect at all times during the period of operation and use, (5) specific description of the vehicle(s) to be operated or moved, (6) the particular street(s) over which permit to operate is requested, and (7) the period of operation and use requested. The applicant also shall provide any additional information reasonably requested by the director of public works in connection with the application. At the time the application is submitted, the applicant shall submit a processing fee, in an amount determined by resolution of the council, sufficient to reimburse the city's costs for processing and reviewing the application.
b. 
The director of public works may issue or withhold the permit at his discretion. If the permit is issued, it shall be issued only to and in the name(s) of the owner or owners of the property described in the application, and the public works director shall impose such conditions on the permit as he deems necessary to protect the road, foundation surfaces or structures, and other public or private property in or adjacent to the restricted street(s), or to otherwise protect the public health, safety and welfare. Such conditions shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. 
The number of vehicle trips or loads (whichever is greater) shall be limited to an aggregate total of 20 per day;
2. 
Permitted commercial trucks or vehicles shall be operated on the restricted street(s) only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and shall not be operated on the restricted street(s) at all on Saturday or Sunday;
3. 
Permitted commercial trucks or vehicles shall not be operated on the restricted street(s) at a speed greater than five miles per hour;
4. 
The permit shall be effective for a period no longer than the director determines is reasonably necessary to complete the development or activity specified in the application;
5. 
On each day of vehicle operation, the restricted street(s) and adjacent private ways or properties over which the permitted commercial trucks or vehicles operate shall be watered twice prior to 12:00 noon and three times after 1:00 p.m.;
6. 
Loads shall be covered or secured to the director's satisfaction and in accordance with any applicable laws or regulations.
c. 
As a condition of issuing the permit, the permittee shall agree in writing to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the city and its officers and employees, to the full extent permitted by law, from any loss, liability, costs or damage (whether in contract or tort, including without limitation personal injury, death or damage to public or private property) arising out of operation of vehicles or exercise of any other privileges under the permit by applicant or any of its officers, employees, independent contractors or representatives. As a further condition of issuing the permit, each permittee shall submit to the director of public works evidence of the permittee's financial responsibility, in the amount required to comply with Section 16005.5 of the State Vehicle Code, that complies with Section 16020 of the State Vehicle Code. In addition, if the director of public works deems that the vehicles to be operated under the permit are unusually large or will transport unusually heavy loads such that they pose a substantial risk to public facilities, he may require as a condition of the permit that the permittee submit a bond, instrument of credit, cash deposit or other form of financial security acceptable to the city attorney, in an amount determined by the public works director, to secure against any loss, costs or damage to city streets or other public facilities arising out of operation of such vehicles pursuant to the permit.
d. 
In addition to and without limitation on subsection 7-6.5, the director of public works may immediately suspend a permit for good cause, including without limitation (1) failure of the permittee or any employee, independent contractor or agent of the permittee to comply with any term or condition of the permit, (2) where the director determines that there is substantial risk of damage to city streets or other public or private property or facilities due to continued operation of the permitted commercial trucks or vehicles on the restricted streets, or (3) where such vehicles are being operated in a manner detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare or so as to be a nuisance. The director shall promptly give the permittee written notice of such suspension, by certified mail (return receipt requested) or personal delivery at the most recent address of the permittee on file with the city. The notice shall state the grounds for the suspension and advise the permittee of the right to appeal to the city council as provided in this paragraph d. The suspension shall result in automatic revocation of the permit 15 days after permittee's receipt of the notice unless, within 10 days after receipt of such notice, the applicant appeals the suspension and revocation to the city council. The appeal shall be in writing, filed with the city clerk, and state in reasonable detail the reasons the permittee claims the permit should not be suspended or revoked. If a proper appeal is filed, the city council shall hold a hearing thereon at its next available regular meeting. The decision of the city council shall be final. Suspension of the permit shall remain in effect pending the decision by the city council.
[Ord. #315, S6; Ord. #97-6, S3]
a. 
Subject to paragraphs b and c of this subsection, whoever drives a commercial truck or vehicle as hereinbefore defined in violation of the provisions of this section 7-6, including in violation of any permit issued under subsection 7-6.4.1, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be liable for the penalty established in Chapter 1, section 1-5 of this code.
b. 
If a violation of a permit issued under subsection 7-6.4.1 consists of a commercial truck or vehicle not being on the route described in the permit and the violation is directly caused by an employee under the supervision of, or by an independent contractor working for, the permittee under the permit, the employee or independent contractor causing the violation is guilty of a misdemeanor under this subsection 7-6.5; provided that this paragraph b shall apply only if the employee or independent contractor has been provided written direction on the route to travel and has not been directed to take a different route by a peace officer. The guilt of an employee or independent contractor under this paragraph b shall not extend to the permittee unless the permittee is separately responsible for an action causing the violation. However, nothing in this paragraph b shall limit the authority to suspend or revoke the permit as provided in paragraph d of subsection 7-6.4.1.
c. 
If a violation involves vehicle weight in excess of the weight authorized by a permit issued under subsection 7-6.4.1, then, upon conviction and in addition to the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 1-5 of this code, an additional fine shall be levied as specified in Section 42030 of the State Vehicle Code in the amount of weight in excess of the amount authorized by the permit.
[Ord. #89, S1; Ord. #105, S1]
It shall be unlawful to park trucks upon any streets, highways, or alleys within the city where no truck signs are erected and particularly on the following streets:
Starting from the corner of 10th Street on "O" Street and all the way to the corner of 13th Street.
On 12th Street from "N" Street to "P" Street and on 11th Street from "N" Street to "P" Street.
Starting from the corner of 9th Street on "O" Street and all the way to the corner of 10th Street on "O" Street.
[Ord. #89, S1]
It shall be unlawful to make a "U" turn on the corner of 11th and "O" Streets.
[Ord. #68, S1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or propel any vehicle, railroad train or street car over any unprotected hose of the fire department, or any oil or water hose while the same is being used by any department of the city, unless authorized to do so by the person in charge of such hose.
[Ord. #68, S2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, propel or cause to be propelled in, along or upon any street any vehicle in a backward direction, or to drive a parked vehicle away from the curb, if by so doing the free and uninterrupted passage of any traffic is impeded, or if by so doing the life, limb and property of any person is endangered.
[Ord. #68, S6]
All police officers are hereby authorized, when necessary to clear any street or other public place open to vehicular travel, of any and all vehicles left standing thereon, whether occupied or unoccupied, and to that end such officers are authorized to move such vehicles to some convenient nearby place. This section is not to be construed to authorize any police officer to tamper with any lock or other lawful device upon any vehicle or to break the glass or other parts thereof.
All police officers are hereby authorized to require the driver in charge of any vehicle to move any vehicle which has been parked in violation of any section of this chapter or any section of the California Vehicle Code relative to parked vehicles, and it is hereby declared to be unlawful to fail to promptly obey the police officer's order, signal or command regardless of any other provision of this chapter.
[Ord. #68, S7]
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct or cause to be constructed, to repair or cause to be repaired, to grease or cause to be greased, or to wash or cause to be washed any vehicle or any part thereof (except temporary repairs in case of accident) upon any public street when a charge is made for such service.
[Ord. #68, S8]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use or occupy for the display, advertising or sale of goods, ware or merchandise any street, portion of any street, sidewalk or portion of any sidewalk, or to leave any goods, wares, merchandise, boxes, barrels, trucks, scales, weighing machines, vending machines, advertising matter, signs, bicycles or other articles or things thereon, except while actually engaged in loading or unloading the same. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the placing of barriers or other signs of warning in the street by any person when such place is provided for by this or any other ordinance, or where the life, limb or property of any person is in danger. Any goods, wares, merchandise, boxes, barrels, trucks, scales, weighing machines, or other articles, or things placed or permitted to remain on any street, or portion of any street, or on any sidewalk or portion of any sidewalk, in violation of the terms of this section, is hereby declared to constitute a nuisance, and the police department is hereby authorized and empowered to abate such nuisance by removing the same to the police department.
[Ord. #68, S9]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to stop or park such vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of police officer, or traffic officer or traffic sign or signal:
a. 
On either side of any street between the projected property lines of any public walk, public steps, street or thoroughfare terminating at such street.
b. 
In any area where the parking or stopping of a vehicle would constitute a traffic hazard or would endanger life or property.
[Ord. #68, S10]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park the same upon any street in the city for the purpose of demonstrating it or displaying it for sale, unless authorized by resolution of the city council.
[Ord. #68, S11]
It shall be unlawful for any person, except members of the fire, police, health and electrical departments and executives of the city government or other duly authorized person to be or to drive or to park any vehicle on any street or alley within one block of a fire or catastrophe or reputed fire or catastrophe on which either or both the police and fire departments are in attendance, or to refuse to obey the orders of either a police officer or a member of the fire department to remove himself or any vehicle in his charge to a greater distance if required by the necessities of the police or fire department.
[Ord. #68, S12]
The person in charge of any garage or repair shop to which is brought any motor vehicle which shows evidence of having been involved in an accident (serious or otherwise) or struck by a bullet, shall, as soon as possible thereafter, report such damaged vehicle to the police department, giving the engine number, registration number and the name and address of the owner or operator of such vehicle, as well as a description of the person or persons bringing such vehicle into the garage or repair shop. In no case shall the period of time within which to make such report be in excess of 24 hours after receiving such vehicle.
[Ord. #68, S13]
All doctors and all persons in charge of hospitals or emergency hospitals or druggists treating persons who have been involved in accidents, serious or otherwise, or persons who have been struck by bullets or otherwise have suffered personal injuries shall as soon as possible thereafter report such injuries to the police department, giving the name and address of the person or persons injured, as well as a description of the person or persons bringing such injured persons to said doctor or hospital. In no case shall the period of time within which to make such report be in excess of 24 hours after treating or observing such injuries.
[Ord. #68, S14]
It shall be unlawful for an operator of any passenger or freight vehicle to stand any such vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers or freight.
[Ord. #80-3, S1-3]
a. 
No person shall park for more than one hour in a city-owned parking facility between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
b. 
The director of public works is hereby directed to post city-owned parking facilities with signs indicating the maximum parking limit and the hours of said maximum parking limit.
c. 
Any person who shall violate the provision of this section, by stopping, parking or letting stand any vehicle in any manner contrary to the regulations set forth hereinabove, shall be guilty of an infraction and punishable in accordance with Government Code section 36900 of the State of California.
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance Nos. 96-2 and 02-03.
[Ord. #08-03, S3]
a. 
This section applies to the use, operation and propulsion of skateboards, scooters and roller skates on all highways, roadways, streets, alleys, sidewalks and rights-of-way within the city, on all property owned by and under the jurisdiction of the city, and on all private property within the city for which a request for application of this section to such property has been approved by resolution of the city council.
[Ord. #08-03, S3]
a. 
1. 
No person shall use, operate or propel a skateboard, scooter or roller skates on any property, public or private, including any parking lot, highway, roadway, street, alley, right-of-way, private through street, private alley, or any other real property within the C-2 or C-3 Zone districts of the city.
2. 
No person shall use, operate or propel a skateboard, scooter or roller skates on any public property under the jurisdiction of the city, including, but not limited to, public parks, public government buildings or public school grounds, except that skateboards and roller skates may be used at the Maldonado Park under the following conditions: 1) skateboard and roller skate users must be 14 years of age or older, 2) helmets, elbow pads and knee pads must be worn by all users or operators of skateboards and roller skates, 3) no tobacco products shall be permitted within the confines of the Maldonado Park, and 4) skateboard and roller skate users must obey all posted rules and regulations.
3. 
No person shall use, operate, or propel a skateboard, scooter or roller skates on any private property within the city for which a request for application of this section to such property has been approved by resolution of the city council and as to which any relevant provisions of California Vehicle Code sections 21107, 21107.5, 21107.6, 21107.7, 21107.8, 21108, 21109, 21110, and 21111 may apply and are complied with.
4. 
No person shall use, operate or propel a skateboard, scooter or roller skates on any public or private property or on any highway, roadway, street, alley, right-of-way, private through street or private alley in any manner which endangers the safety of any person or property. No person using, operating or propelling a skateboard, scooter or roller skates on any property within the limits of the city shall pass or approach a pedestrian at any distance closer than five feet.
5. 
No person shall use, operate or propel a skateboard, scooter or roller skates within 20 feet of the entrance to any shop, store, business, or commercial establishment while such shop, store, business or commercial establishment is open to the public for business.
6. 
No person shall use, operate or propel a skateboard, scooter or roller skates within the city on a ramp, jump or any other device used to force the skateboard, scooter or roller skates off the pavement unless such person is wearing a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads and no such ramps, jumps, or other devices used to force skateboards, scooters or roller skates off the pavement are allowed on any public highways, roadways, streets, alleys, sidewalks or rights-of-way or on any private property within the city for which a request for application of this section to such property has been approved by resolution of the city council.
7. 
No person using, operating, propelling or otherwise riding upon any skateboard, scooter or roller skates within the city shall attach the same or himself to any streetcar, vehicle, bicycle, motorized bicycle, or other mechanical device or to any animal.
8. 
No person shall use, operate, or propel a skateboard, scooter, or roller skates within city limits later than 1/2 hour after sunset or earlier than 1/2 hour prior to sunrise without the use of an arm-mounted light or reflective clothing or both; with the exception that skateboards and roller skates may be used at the skate park within the Maldonado Park during special events where overhead floodlights at the skate park have been illuminated as scheduled by the City of Firebaugh parks and recreation department.
a. 
This section shall not apply to any private facility constructed and engineered for skateboarding; provided, that such facility has been duly established and authorized by the city, and complies with the provisions of section 115800 et seq., of the California Health and Safety Code.
[Ord. #08-03, S3]
[Ord. #08-03, S3]
a. 
Violations of this section shall be punishable as infractions. In addition, at the time of citation, any peace officer shall have the discretion to impound the skateboard, scooter or roller skates as evidence pending the adjudication of the infraction, and, at the time of impoundment, shall issue the owner or operator thereof a receipt for all impounded property.
[Ord. #08-03, S3]
a. 
The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this section:
1. 
ROLLER SKATES – shall mean any footwear, or device which may be attached to feet or footwear, to which wheels are attached and such wheels may be used to aid the wearer in moving, and shall include in-line roller skates.
2. 
SCOOTER – shall mean any human propelled, two wheeled device that has handlebars, is designed to be sat or stood upon by the operators, but shall not include a bicycle as defined in Vehicle Code section 231.
3. 
SKATEBOARD – shall mean a board, of any material, which has wheels attached to it and which is propelled or moved by human, gravitational, or mechanical power, and to which there is not affixed any device or mechanism to turn and control the wheels.
[Ord. #92-10, S1]
a. 
No pedestrian shall cross State Highway 33 within the corporate limits of the City of Firebaugh at other than crosswalks distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface of the highway.
b. 
The director of public works and the chief of police are hereby authorized and directed to take all action and to give all notice as may be required, including the posting of appropriate signs, to further the purposes of this section.
c. 
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction pursuant to the provisions of section 36900 of the California Government Code.
[Ord. #04-09, S1; Ord. #08-02, S2]
a. 
It is unlawful for any person to ride or operate any off-road motorcycle, including three-wheelers, quads, dune buggies or any motorbike of any kind, on any private property or unoccupied public property within the city limits to include but not limited to parks, playgrounds, river bottom, except upon a regularly established private road, driveway or parking lot appurtenant to a structure on that property.
b. 
This section shall not apply to lands or to property specifically devoted to a raceway, hill climb, motorcycle trail or similar use pursuant to a permit therefor issued by a government agency.
c. 
This section shall not apply to any handicap-motorized vehicle recognized by industry standards.
[Ord. #04-09, S1; Ord. #08-02, S2]
a. 
No person shall operate any off-road motor vehicle, along or upon the bank of any ditch or canal where such ditch or canal traverses or abuts upon real property.
[Ord. #04-09, S1; Ord. #08-02, S2]
a. 
It is unlawful for any person to drive or ride any animal or vehicle other than a bicycle propelled by human power upon any public walking paths when such a path is designated exclusively as such by appropriate signs at either end thereof and at all places where such a path intersects a public road.
b. 
This section shall not apply to any handicap-motorized vehicles recognized by industry standards.