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16.30.720 When a Vehicle May be Moved.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 175564 and 179141, effective March 23, 2005.) Any vehicle parked on a public right-of-way, or on City of Portland owned or operated property, may be towed according to the provisions of 16.30.730 upon the order of an authorized City official, or designee, without prior notice to the owner of the vehicle, when removal of the vehicle is required:
 
A. To provide immediate access for street or utility repair;
 
B. To facilitate the operations by fire, police, ambulance, or other emergency personnel or vehicles;
 
C. To provide safe clearance for special events such as parades, marches, or motorcades;
 
D. To provide clear access for areas specifically reserved by City permit; or
 
E. To provide clear access for operation of the Portland Streetcar.