What is the proper procedure for reporting chronic violators who inisst on parking the OPPOSITE way on a residential street (against the flow of traffic)?
Many of these people wait until PARKING CONTROL is "closed" for the day before they park in such a manner, so they can;t be tagged.
This presents a hazard whenever these vehicles pull out, as they're on the WRONG side of the road based on the way theyre facing.
According to THE LAW:
72.01 STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING CLOSE TO CURB.
No vehicle shall be stopped, standing or parked in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of a lawful traffic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle on a two-way street and the right-hand or left-hand wheels of a vehicle on a one-way street within 12 inches of the curb or edge of the roadway, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. No vehicle shall be stopped, standing or parked in addition to the foregoing except on or in an authorized area for the purpose of parking or standing of vehicles in any city park; provided, that in no event shall any part or portion of the vehicle, except bicycles, be permitted to extend over the outer edge of any curb or roadway or touch any utility, light, traffic device pole, trees or lawn at any time; provided, that this section shall not be deemed to apply to utility, signal and street repair vehicles and park maintenance vehicles when the necessary performance of their primary function requires otherwise.
('74 Code, §17-3 (Ord. S-185-85, passed 10-8-85; Am. Ord. G-05-09, passed 3-10-09)
Same goes for parking within prohibited distances from mailboxes, fire hydrabnts and street signage and driveways.
72.22 STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN SPECIFIED PLACES.
No vehicle shall be stopped, standing or parked except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with law or other direction of a police officer or traffic control device in any of the following places:
(A) On or across a sidewalk or otherwise obstructing public passage between the curb lines or lateral lines of any roadway and the adjacent property lines.
(B) Within five feet of a public or private driveway and/or alley.
(C) Within an intersection.
(D) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. A violation of this provision shall result in a fine of $50.
(E) On or within a crosswalk.
(F) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
(G) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of the roadway or located overhead in some fashion.
WHo can we call DIRECTLY to have this addressed regardless of the time of day?