Department of Transportation Document:
SEC. 80.69. PARKING PROHIBITED OR LIMITED.
(Title Amended by Ord. No. 122,716, Eff. 10/5/62.)
Whenever, with reference to any street or portion thereof, the Department determines that: (1) the same is within a business district; or (2) because of proximity to a business district or center of employment; or (3) because of an unusual concentration of population; or (4) because vehicles which are six feet or more in height (including any load thereon) parked within 100 feet of an intersection limit the visibility of approaching traffic and thereby create a hazard; or (5) because of any other factor or condition, the unrestricted parking of vehicles has caused, or would necessarily cause, traffic congestion, create a hazard, detrimentally affect the public welfare, or deprive the public of the efficient use of available curb space, the Department is hereby authorized to install at any such place signs giving notice that no person shall stand, stop or park a vehicle except as provided on such signs. The Department is further authorized to include notice on any sign which prohibits the stopping or parking of vehicles, that vehicles parked or left standing in violation of such sign may be removed. (Amended by Ord. No. 161,645, Eff. 10/17/86.)
(a) Stopping or Standing Prohibited. Whenever authorized signs are in place giving notice that stopping or standing is prohibited during such hours or on such days as are indicated on such signs, it shall be unlawful for any person to stop or stand or park any vehicle at any time during such hours or such days.
(b) Parking Prohibited. Whenever authorized signs are in place giving notice that parking, as defined in Section 463 of the California Vehicle Code, is prohibited at any time or during certain hours, it shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle during such prohibited times, except as provided in Section 88.01.1 of this chapter. (Amended by Ord. No. 170,019, Eff. 10/21/94.)
(c) Parking Time Limits. Whenever authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to stop or stand or park any vehicle for a period of time in excess of the parking time limit indicated by such sign, except as provided in Section 88.01.1 of this chapter. (Amended by Ord. No. 170,019, Eff. 10/21/94.)
(d) Limitation for Vehicles Six Feet or More in Height. Whenever authorized signs are in place giving notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand a vehicle more than six feet in height, including any load thereon, within 100 feet of an intersection. (New (d) Added by Ord. No. 161,645, Eff. 10/17/86.)
(e) Exceptions. The restrictions of this chapter shall not apply to taxicabs, sight-seeing automobiles, or automobiles for hire standing in any zone designated for their use pursuant to Section 80.66.1 during the hours specified in their respective permits issued by the Department. (Amended by Ord. No. 161,645, Eff. 10/17/86.)
(f) Streets Withdrawn From Public Use. The restrictions and exceptions of this section shall apply, in addition to a street as defined by the Vehicle Code, or any portion thereof, to any street, roadway, way or place, or portion thereof, which has been withdrawn in whole or in part from public use. (Amended by Ord. No. 161,645, Eff. 10/17/86.)
(g) Severability. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this section is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity if the remaining portions of this section. The Council of the City hereby declares that it would have adopted the section, subsection, clause, phrase or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any portion or more subsections, clauses, phrases or portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. (Re-lettered by Ord. No. 161,645, Eff. 10/17/86.)
SEC. 80.69.1. PARKING OF TRAILERS AND SEMITRAILERS.
(Amended by Ord. No. 152,320, Eff. 6/16/79.)
(a) No person shall park any trailer or semitrailer upon any highway, street, alley or public way or upon any public place otherwise ordinarily used for vehicular parking.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any trailer or semitrailer which does not exceed 22 feet in overall length, as measured from the foremost part of the trailer hitch to the rear extremity of the trailer body, or to any trailer or semitrailer exceeding such length which is designed for the transportation of a boat or which is designed for human habitation for camping or recreational purposes, nor shall such provisions apply to any trailer or semitrailer which is:
1. In the process of being loaded or unloaded;
2. Disabled in such a manner and to such an extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled trailer or semitrailer on that portion of the highway, street, alley or public way or upon any public place otherwise ordinarily used for vehicular parking;
3. Leased or owned by any permittee granted a permit under the provisions of Article 8 of Chapter 13 of Division 22 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, for the duration of such permit and while parked at the location specified in such permit.
4. Leased or owned by any permittee granted a permit for construction or repair work under any of the provisions of Chapter VI of the Los Angeles Municipal Code or by a public utility engaged in work for which no such permit is required, or a vehicle leased or owned by any contractor hired by such permittee or public utility, provided that the trailer or semitrailer is used in connection with such construction or repair work and is parked upon the construction or repair site or within 150 feet thereof, as measured from the limits of the work area as specified in the permit, and only during the period of actual construction.
5. Leased or owned by a City department or a contractor or vendor hired by a City department for construction or repair work, or by a subcontractor thereof, provided that such trailer or semitrailer is used in connection with such construction or repair work, and is parked upon the construction or repair site or within 150 feet thereof, as measured from the limits of the work area, and only during the period of actual construction or repair.
(c) (Repealed by Ord. No. 168,782, Eff. 7/12/93.)
SEC. 80.69.2. PARKING - COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.
(Amended by Ord. No. 168,782, Eff. 7/12/93.)
No person shall park or leave standing any commercial vehicle or any other vehicle exceeding 22 feet in length as measured from bumper to bumper, other than a house car, on any public street where a majority of the buildings situated on the property contiguous thereto is used for residential purposes, whether as single-family dwellings or as multi-family dwellings, nor shall any person park or leave standing any commercial vehicle for more than three (3) hours on any other public street, except that any vehicle regulated herein may park notwithstanding such prohibition or in excess of such time limitation:
(1) While loading or unloading property, and additional time is necessary to complete such work; or
(2) When such vehicle is parked in connection with, and in aid of, the performance of a service to or on a property in the block in which such vehicle is parked, and additional time is necessary and reasonable to complete such service.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to trailers and semitrailers regulated by the provisions of Section 80.69.1 of this Code. As used in this section, the term " commercial vehicle " shall mean:
(1) a truck tractor; or
(2) a motor vehicle with commercial license plate; and
(A) exceeding 22 feet total length including bumpers, or
(B) 22 feet or less in length with the name of a business enterprise or establishment or a sign advertising a product or service painted, attached, or otherwise affixed on or to the exterior thereof.