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ORDINANCE NO. 397

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES REGULATING THE UNAUTHORIZED PARKING OF VEHICLES ON PROPERTY WHEN SIGNS ARE POSTED THAT ESTABLISH PARKING RESTRICTIONS UPON THE PROPERTY AND AMENDING THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Chapter 10.04 of Title 10 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code hereby is amended by adding new Section 10.04.080 thereto to read as follows:

10.04.080 Unauthorized parking on public or private property.

    1. Whenever any off-street vehicle parking space is assigned for the exclusive use of the occupants or patrons of a particular building, business, facility or establishment ("establishment"), and at, in or near the restricted parking space there is a legible sign stating either that the parking space is exclusively assigned, or that parking is prohibited, or both, a person, other than the person(s) for whose use the parking space is restricted, shall not park any vehicle in that restricted parking space, except with the permission of the person, or a representative of the establishment, to whom the parking space is assigned.
    2. A person shall not park a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in any private driveway or upon any public or private property, except a highway or public street, without the permission of the owner or person in lawful possession of the driveway or property where the vehicle is parked. This paragraph does not authorize or prevent any action that is expressly authorized or prohibited by the Vehicle Code of the State of California or any other federal, state or local law.
    3. Any vehicle that is parked in violation of the provisions of this section may be removed, or caused to be removed, by the owner or person in lawful possession of the property, or portion thereof where the vehicle is parked, provided that a legible sign is posted in plain view. The required sign shall be at least seventeen inches by twenty-two inches in size, with lettering at least one inch in height, containing the telephone number of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lomita Station and stating that public parking is prohibited, or that the use of the parking area is restricted, and that any vehicles parked in violation of this section will be removed at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.
    4. Prior and subsequent to causing the removal of a vehicle pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section, the person causing the removal of the vehicle shall comply with the requirements of Section 22658 of the Vehicle Code of the State of California, including, but not limited to, notifying the Los Angeles County
  1. Sheriff’s Department, Lomita Station, within one hour prior to causing the vehicle to be removed from the property.

Section 2. The City Council declares that, should any provision, section, paragraph, sentence, or word of this ordinance be rendered or declared invalid by any final action in a court of competent jurisdiction, or by reason of any preemptive legislation, the remaining provisions, sections, paragraphs, sentences and words of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be posted in three (3) public places in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage, in accordance with the provisions of Section 36933 of the Government Code. The City Clerk shall further certify to the adoption and posting of this Ordinance, and shall cause this Ordinance and its certification, together with proof of posting, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City.

Section 4 This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 19th day of August 2003.

/s/ Douglas W. Stern

Mayor

Attest:

/s/ Jo Purcell

City Clerk

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; the foregoing Ordinance No. 397 passed first reading on August 5, 2003, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on August 19, 2003, and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Clark, Ferraro, Gardiner, McTaggart and Mayor Stern

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

ABSTAIN: None

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City Clerk