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16.20.440 Meter Fees.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176394 and 186575, effective July 1, 2014.)  A sign or legend which indicates the interval of time for which parking is permitted and the fee payable for the time interval must be posted on all meters.  The parking meter fee must be paid with U.S. coins, payment card or any other authorized payment method by the person within the vehicle, except:

A.  During all the days and the hours that a meter fee is not required as indicated on the meter.

B.  A vehicle with a commercial or delivery permit and a vehicle allowed to use truck loading zones by right may use any metered parking space without meter fee on any day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for a maximum of 30 minutes while engaged in loading/ unloading merchandise; or

C.  Any government vehicle, so identified by public registration plates, may park without meter fee for the maximum time limit allowable at any metered parking space.

D.  A vehicle with a current permit authorizing parking at a meter without payment of the meter fee, as defined in Sections 16.20.500 and 16.20.600.

E.  A vehicle, for the sole purpose of loading/unloading passengers, for a period not to exceed 30 seconds.