8.02.100 – Parking meter regulations.

  1. Deposit of Coins. No person shall park any vehicle in any metered parking space, except as otherwise permitted by this Chapter, without immediately depositing in the parking meter adjacent to such space, such lawful coin or coins of the United States as are required by such meter and as designated by directions on the meter, and when required by the directions of the meter unless the parking meter indicates at the time such vehicle is parked that an unexpired portion of the period for which a coin or coins has been previously deposited remains.
  2. Legal Time Limit. Except as otherwise permitted by this Chapter, no person shall park a vehicle or allow a vehicle to remain parked in any parking meter space beyond the maximum time limit for parking in such space.

Continued parking beyond the single time limit for any meter parking space shall constitute a separate offense for each period or portion of a single time limit for any such meter parking space during which the vehicle remains so parked.

  1. Owner Responsibility. The registered owner on the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles is responsible for all parking violations issued by the City.
  2. Mechanical Defect. Any unintentional violation of any provision of this Chapter by reason of a mechanical failure of a parking meter is not an offense within the meaning of this Chapter.
  3. Collection Authority. It shall be the duty of the Finance Director to direct the collecting of all coins deposited in parking meters.
  4. Hoods.
  5. Issuance. The Police Chief may issue parking meter hoods to contractors engaged in the construction, reconstruction or repair of a building or installation of equipment in a building adjacent to a street where parking meters are installed. Such hoods shall be issued only where available, unmetered areas, including alleys which might be used or blocked off without interference with commerce, are not found reasonably close to the place where such persons are engaged and may be issued for use of each particular construction job. The fees for a parking meter hood shall be set by Council resolution. At termination of use, the hood shall be returned to the City.
  6. Use. Persons with a properly issued hood shall have the privilege of placing the same upon parking meters reasonably close to the place where they are engaged, thereby reserving such parking meter space while occupied for use by such person while actually engaged in the task for which the hood was issued.
  7. Violation Prohibited. No person shall use a parking meter hood except for the purpose and period of time for which such hood was issued.

(Ord. 2951 § 1 (part), 1996)

8.02.110 – Special parking permits.

  1. Disabled Person Parking Permit.
  2. Privileges Granted. All of the following apply to the parking privileges granted to disabled persons under a disabled person parking permit other than a program placard described in ORS 811.607:
  3. Subject to the limitations under the following Paragraph (b), the permit allows its holder, or another person while transporting its holder to or from the parking location, to exercise the following privileges:

(i)     Park a motor vehicle in any public parking zone restricted as to the length of time permitted therein without incurring penalties imposed for overtime parking in such zones;

(ii)    Park a motor vehicle in any public parking zone with metered parking without being required to pay any parking meter fee; and

(iii)   Park for an unlimited amount of time within the Downtown Development District established in Chapter 8.04 of this Code.

  1. The privileges granted under the above Paragraph (a) do not include the following:

(i)     Parking in zones where stopping, parking or standing of all motor vehicles is prohibited;

(ii)    Parking in the late evening or overnight where such parking is prohibited;

(iii)   Parking in zones reserved for special types of motor vehicles or activities; or

(iv)   Parking in zones where parking is permitted only for thirty minutes or less.

  1. In addition to other privileges granted under a permit, the person issued a permit or another person while transporting the person issued the permit to or from the parking location, may use the permit to park in a parking space that is marked or signed to provide parking for disabled persons without violation of the following Subsection 8.02.110.A.2.
  2. Notwithstanding the above Paragraphs (a) through (c), a program placard described under ORS 811.607 confers the privileges described in this Section only when disabled persons are getting into or out of the vehicle and confers only the following privileges:

(i)     It authorizes the driver of a vehicle that is being used as part of the program to which the placard was issued, to park the vehicle for thirty minutes or less in any public parking zone restricted as to the length of time permitted therein without incurring penalties for overtime parking in such zones;

(ii)    It authorizes the driver of a vehicle that is being used as part of the program to which the placard was issued, to park the vehicle for thirty minutes or less in any public parking zone with metered parking without being required to pay any parking meter fee; and

(iii)   It authorizes the driver of a vehicle that is being used as part of the program to which the placard was issued, to park the vehicle for thirty minutes or less in any parking space that is marked or signed to provide parking for disabled persons without violation of the following Subsection 8.02.110.A.2, so long as the vehicle conspicuously displays the permit.

  1. The privileges granted under the above Paragraph (d) do not include any of the following:

(i)     Parking in zones where stopping, parking or standing of all motor vehicles is prohibited;

(ii)    Parking in the late evening or overnight where such parking is prohibited; or

(iii)   Parking in zones reserved for special types of motor vehicles or activities.

  1. Unlawful Parking in Space Reserved for Disabled Persons—Exceptions.
  2. A person commits the offense of unlawful parking in a space reserved for disabled persons if the person parks a vehicle in any parking space that is on private or public property and that is marked or signed to provide parking for disabled persons and the vehicle does not conspicuously display a disabled person parking permit described under ORS 811.602 or 811.606.
  3. This section does not apply to momentarily parking a vehicle in a parking space marked or signed for disabled persons for the purposes of allowing a disabled person to enter or leave the vehicle.
  4. Unless the Police Officer or other authorized person issuing the citation witnesses the parking of the vehicle, a rebuttable presumption exists that a vehicle parked in violation of this Section was parked by the registered owner of the vehicle and the citation issued for the violation may be placed upon the vehicle. If the parking of the vehicle is witnessed by the Police Officer or other person authorized to issue a citation for the offense, the operator of the vehicle is in violation of this Section.
  5. A violation of Paragraph (a) of this Subsection shall be punishable by a fine as set by Council resolution.
  6. Unlawful Use of Disabled Person Parking Permit by Nondisabled Person-Penalty.

A person commits the offense of the unlawful use of a disabled person parking permit by a nondisabled person if the person:

  1. Is not a disabled person and is not transporting the holder of a disabled person parking permit to or from the parking location; or
  2. The person uses a disabled person parking permit described under ORS 811.602 or 811.606 to exercise any privileges granted under the above Subsection 8.02.110.A.1.
  3. Delivery or Service Permits.
  4. The Police Chief may issue delivery or service permits to persons regularly using passenger-type vehicles for the delivery of service or delivery or pickup of merchandise. Upon proof of necessity, the Police Chief may also issue such permits for commercial-type vehicles, if such vehicles are performing an essential service. The fees for such a permit shall be set by Council resolution. No metered space shall be used by any permit holder for any continuous period of time longer than the time provided on the meter in question. Delivery and service permits may be used in the Downtown Development District to allow parking for a maximum period of one hour. Delivery and service permits may also include a one-hour loading permit at the said fee for loading and unloading inside the Downtown Development District established in Chapter 8.04. 2. No person shall use a delivery or service permit for any purpose other than that authorized by the permit. Willful violation of these provisions will result in forfeiture of the permit and denial of future permits.
  5. Courtesy Visitor Permits. The City Manager may, in his discretion, make courtesy permits available to visitors of the City. Such permits shall be free. These permits, if properly displayed in accordance with the direction prescribed by the City Manager, shall authorize the permittee to park his vehicle without regard to time limits and without having to pay the meter fees in any parking space.
  6. Parade Permits. No procession or parade, except a funeral procession, the forces of the United States Armed Forces and the military forces of this State, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street except in accordance with a permit issued by the Police Chief and approved by the City Manager. The fees for such a permit shall be set by Council resolution. Such permit shall be granted where it is found that such parade is not to be held for an unlawful purpose and will not in any manner tend to a breach of the peace, cause damage or unreasonably interfere with the public use of the streets or the peace and quiet of the inhabitants of the City. It is unlawful for any person to sponsor, assist in sponsoring or to participate in, any procession or parade for which no permit has been issued and which otherwise is not herein authorized.

(Ord. 3057 § 2 (part), 1999; Ord. 2951 § 1 (part), 1996)