§ 3.1.

POLICE COMMISSION REGULATION OF TRAFFIC; CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AUTHORIZED TO ENFORCE PARKING REGULATIONS

a.

The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to direct, control, divert and regulate all traffic by means of Police Officers or persons designated as special police officers limited to the control and direction of traffic by the Chief of Police pursuant to Section 4.127 of the Charter for the exclusive or main purpose of enforcing the provisions of Division 11 of the Vehicle Code, the issuance of citations for the violation of this Code, Article 12 of the Police Code, or the Vehicle Code, and the emergency use of temporary signs and devices.

b.

Any Police Officer, Parking Control Officer, or other SFMTA employee authorized to enforce parking laws may issue citations to or authorize the removal of any vehicle that is Parked in the street, on Public Property or in a Municipal Parking Facility, in accordance with the provisions of this Code, the Police Code or the Vehicle Code. SFMTA employees whose authority to enforce parking laws is limited to specified violations may order removal of a vehicle only if it is parked in violation of one of the specified laws.

c.

Where curb painting or parking regulations are necessary for public safety, such determination shall be reviewed by the Chief of Police and Fire Chief as appropriate.

d.

Any Parking Control Officer employed by the Municipal Transportation Agency and assigned to the “Robert Greenstrand Disabled Placard Detail” shall have the power and authority to issue misdemeanor citations for violations of Vehicle Code §§ 4461 and 4463.

e.

The Director of Transportation shall be empowered to identify staff with authority to enforce other parking laws and regulations in compliance with the requirements of the Vehicle Code.

f.

Any employee of the Municipal Transportation Agency who is authorized by the Agency to enforce the provisions of Article 1100 of this Code may enforce Sections 7.2.27, regulating Parking in white zones, 7.2.38, prohibiting unauthorized vehicles from Parking in Stands, 7.2.39, prohibiting vehicles from Parking in Transit-Only Areas designated in Section 601, 7.2.70, prohibiting obstruction of traffic, 7.2.80, regulating Parking of vehicles for hire in residential zones, and 7.2.86, regulating idling of commercial vehicles.

History

(Amended by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008; Ord. 45-11, File No. 101442, App. 3/10/2011)

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