ORDINANCE NO. 390
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGULATING THE PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.
WHEREAS, on May 21, 2002, the City Council discussed amending the Municipal Code to restrict recreational vehicle (referred to herein as "RV") parking and storage on private property and remanded the issue to the Planning Commission to review; and
WHEREAS, on November 21, 2002, a notice was published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News; and
WHEREAS, after a notice issued pursuant to the provisions of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on December 10, 2002, at which time Staff presented information on RV parking on private property and City streets, and possible restrictions for RV parking; and
WHEREAS, on January 28, 2003, the Planning Commission continued the public hearing, at which time all interested parties were given an opportunity to be heard and present evidence regarding possible amendments to Titles 8 and 17, as set forth in the Planning Commission Staff Report of that date; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed and considered the public input and directed Staff to work with a resident representative of the Good Sam Club to draft amendments to the proposed ordinance; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed and considered the proposed ordinance and agreed to forward the draft ordinance, with a minor change to the City Council for adoption; and
WHEREAS, on May 6, 2003, the City Council considered the Planning Commission’s recommendation to adopt Ordinance No. 390, at which time all interested parties were given the opportunity to be heard and present evidence;
WHEREAS, on May 20, 2003, the City Council considered minor changes to Ordinance No. 390, amended and introduced Ordinance No. 390; and
WHEREAS, on June 3, 2003, June 17, 2003, July 1, 2003, and July 15, 2003, the City Council considered additional minor changes to Ordinance No. 390 and amended and re-introduced Ordinance No. 390;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 8.24.030 of Chapter 8.20 of Title 8 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding new paragraphs G and H thereto to read as follows:
G. "Vehicle" means a motorized or non-motorized device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, including, but not limited to, automobiles, recreational vehicles, trailers, campers, watercraft, aircraft, or gliders. Vehicle does not mean any device moved exclusively by human power.
H. "Recreational vehicle" means any motor home, camper, house or tent trailer that may be used by persons for temporary occupancy, regardless of whether it has its own motor or is to be towed by a motorized vehicle. Recreational vehicle does not mean a mobile home.
Section 2. Section 8.24.060 of Chapter 8.20 of Title 8 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending paragraphs 5 and 6 thereof to read as follows:
"5. Abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicles that are not stored within a fully enclosed structure;
"6. Any vehicle that is not parked or stored in the following manner:
Section 3. Chapter 17.96 "Definitions" of Title 17 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding thereto the following definition in alphabetical order and by renumbering all successive sections of said Chapter to read as follows:
Driveway, direct access.
"Direct access driveway" means a driveway that is essentially perpendicular to the street and provides vehicular access from the street to the garage through a door that is parallel to the street.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 5th day of August 2003.
/s/ Douglas W. Stern Mayor
/s/ Jo Purcell
State of California )
County of Los Angeles ) ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes )
I, Jo Purcell, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, do hereby certify that the whole number of members of the City Council of said City is five; that the foregoing Ordinance No. 390 passed first reading on July 15, 2003, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on August 5, 2003 and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote:
AYES: Clark, Gardiner, McTaggart and Mayor Pro Tem Ferraro
ABSENT: Mayor Stern