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Chapter 16.35 Designated Parking Managment Plan District


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(Chapter added by Ordinance No. 187261, effective July 15, 2015.)


16.35.010 Purpose.

Chapter 16.35 is added to Title 16 to address parking challenges presented in congested inner neighborhoods of the City, while striving to maintain livability and business vitality in those designated parking districts.  Parking Management Plan Districts seek to balance these various aspects through such mechanisms as residential and business parking permits, varying times for parking meters and flexibility for visitors to the districts.


16.35.020 Controlling Requirements for Parking.

Except where explicitly addressed in Chapter 16.35, the provisions of Title 16 shall control parking of motor vehicles.   The Council separately establishes Parking Area Management Plans. The City Traffic Engineer has authority under Title 16 to adjust boundaries within Parking Area Management Plans for meters and permit requirements through signage within the boundaries of established Parking Area Management Plans.


16.35.100 Upper Northwest Parking Area Regulations.

Sections 16.35.100 through 16.35.130 contains regulations addressing parking within the Upper Northwest Parking Area.


16.35.110 Upper Northwest Parking Definitions.

A.  Upper Northwest Long-Term Parking Meter - Any parking meter with a designated time limit of 1 hour or more, as regulated by signage within the Upper Northwest Parking Area.

B.  Upper Northwest Metered District - The portion of all block faces which are regulated by signage as time zones requiring meter payment within Zone M.

C.  Upper Northwest Parking Area - The area with boundary lines depicted on the Northwest Parking Management Plan Map, which shall be maintained in the files of the City Traffic Engineer as the official map for the Area.  The Upper Northwest Parking Area is contiguous with Zone M, and overlays Zone M permit parking regulations with right-of-way parking regulations established in this Chapter.  Within the Upper Northwest Parking Area, the City Traffic Engineer may control parking by signage.  Zone M parking permits and meter regulations apply within a portion of the Upper Northwest Parking Area.

D.  Upper Northwest Parking Permit Area - The area within the Upper Northwest Parking Area which is outside the Upper Northwest Metered District, as regulated by signage.

E.  Upper Northwest Parking Permit Meter Area - Any parking spaces regulated by signage as metered parking within the Upper Northwest Parking Permit Area.

F.  Upper Northwest Short-Term Parking Meter - Any parking meter with a designated time limit of less than one hour, as regulated by signage within the Upper Northwest Parking Area.

G.  Upper Northwest Zone M Permit - A currently valid area parking permit applicable to Zone M and properly displayed in a permitted vehicle.

H.  Zone M - The parking permit area established by Council within the Northwest Parking Area Management Plan, identified in the Northwest Parking Area Management Plan Map. Within Zone M, the City Traffic Engineer may control parking by signage.


16.35.120 Upper Northwest Permit Violation and Enforcement.

Violations established in this Section will be cited as Upper Northwest Permit Violations:

A.  Within the Upper Northwest Parking Permit Area during permit designated hours, it is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle without a valid Upper Northwest Zone M Permit to either:

1.  Exceed the maximum visitor time limit allowed within the Upper Northwest Parking Permit Area; or,

2.  Return to the same Upper Northwest Parking Permit Area block face for a period of 4 hours after parking for any time period.

B.  Within the Upper Northwest Parking Permit Meter Area, except for vehicles displaying a valid Upper Northwest Zone M Permit:

1.  It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle in any parking meter space during the hours of operation of the meter without paying the applicable parking meter fee; and,

2.  Upon expiration of the parking meter, a citation may be issued if a vehicle remains parked or stopped on the same block face.


16.35.130 Upper Northwest Meter Violation and Enforcement.

Violations established in this Section will be cited as Upper Northwest Meter Violations.

A.  At any parking space signed for an Upper Northwest Long-Term Meter, it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle during the hours of operation of the meter without paying the applicable parking meter fee.

B.  Upon expiration of an Upper Northwest Long-Term Parking Meter a citation may be issued if a vehicle remains parked or stopped on the same block face.

C.  A vehicle in an Upper Northwest Long-Term Parking Meter space may remain in said space longer than the time designated time limit upon payment of the applicable parking meter fee.

D.  It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle in an Upper Northwest Short-Term meter space during the hours of operation of the meter without paying the applicable parking meter fee.

1.  It is unlawful for any person to extend the parking time beyond the designated limit for parking in the Upper Northwest Short-Term Meter space.

2.  Upon expiration of the designated time limit, for the Upper Northwest Short-Term Meter space, a citation may be issued if a vehicle remains parked or stopped on the same block face unless it has moved 500 linear feet , as measured along the curb or edge line.

3.  Upon leaving an Upper Northwest Short-Term Meter space, a vehicle may not return to an Upper Northwest Short-Term Meter space in the same block face for a 3-hour period, unless it has moved more than 500 linear feet as measured along the curb or edge line from the previously used Upper Northwest Short-Term Meter space.

E.  Successive Violations.  Within the Upper Northwest Parking Area, if a citation has been issued for any Northwest Parking Meter Violation:

1.  To a vehicle parked or stopped at an Upper Northwest Short-Term Parking Meter space, and the cited vehicle remains parked or stopped on the same block face, a separate violation occurs upon the expiration of each successive maximum period of parking as designated by official signs, markings or meters.  A separate citation may be issued for each successive violation.

2.  To a vehicle parked or stopped at an Upper Northwest Long-Term Parking Meter space, and the cited vehicle remains parked or stopped at the same space, a separate violation occurs upon the expiration of a parking receipt for the vehicle at that space as designated by official signs, markings or meters.  A separate citation may be issued for each successive violation.


16.35.200 Central Eastside Industrial Area Permit Parking Regulations.

Sections 16.35.200 through 16.35.220 contains regulations addressing parking within the Central Eastside Industrial Area Permit Parking.


16.35.210 Central Eastside Industrial Area Permit Parking.

The Central Eastside Industrial Area (CEID) includes the area with boundary lines depicted on the CEID Plan Map, which shall be maintained in the files of the City Traffic Engineer as the official map for the Area.  The Central Eastside Industrial Area is contiguous with Zone G and Zone N, and overlays Zone G and Zone N permit parking regulations with right-of-way parking regulations established in this Chapter.  Within the Central Eastside Industrial Area (CEID), the City Traffic Engineer may control parking by signage.  Zone G and N Parking permits apply within a portion of the Central Eastside Industrial Area (CEID).


16.35.220 Central Eastside Industrial Area (CEID) Violations and Enforcement.

Violations established in this Section will be cited as Central Eastside Industrial Area (CEID) violations:

A.  Within the Central Eastside Industrial Area (CEID) Parking Permit Area during permit designated hours, it is unlawful for a non-permitted vehicle to:

1.  Exceed the maximum visitor time limit allowed within the Parking Permit Area; or,

2.  Return to the same Parking Permit Area block face for a period of 3 hours after parking for any time period.