Motion passed at the Wednesday, Dec. 14 City Council meeting


OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY
ROCKARD J. DELGADILLO
CITY ATTORNEY

R05-0376
REPORT NO. OCT 27 to
REPORT RE:
A DRAFT ORDINANCE AMENDING DIVISION N, 0 AND W OF CHAPTER VII OF
THE LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT OR LIMIT PARKING ON
CERTAIN CITY STREETS ON RED FLAG ALERT DAYS

The Honorable City Council
of the City of Los Angeles
Room 395, City Hall
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Council File No. 04-1530

Honorable Members:

This office has prepared and now transmits, approved as to form and
legality, an ordinance adding a new Section 80.72 to Division N,
Chapter VIIi and amending Sections 80.76.2 and 89.60 to Divisions 0
and W respectively, of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, to prohibit
or limit parking on certain streets on Red Flag Alert days. A copy
of the draft ordinance was sent, pursuant to Council Rule 38, to the
Department of Transportation and the Board of Transportation
Commissioners for review and comment.

Should you have any questions, please contact Assistant City Attorney
Shelley I. Smith at (213) 978-8147. Either she or another member of
this office

will be available when you consider this matter and to answer any
questions you may have.

Sincerely,
ROCKARD J. DELGADILLO, City Attorney
By QJ~~ CLAUDIA CULLING
Special Counsel - Municipal


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Transmittal
M:GC:SS:Report re Red Flag Alert Days


An Ordinance adding a new Section 80.72 and amending Sections 80.76.2
and 89.60 of Chapter VIII of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to
prohibit or limit parking on certain streets on Red Flag Alert days.

THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Division N of Chapter VIii of the Los Angeles Municipal
Code is amended to add a new section 80.72 to read:

SEC. 80.72. PARKING PROHIBITED OR LIMITED ON CERTAIN STREETS ON RED
FLAG ALERT DAYS

(a) Whenever, with reference to any street or portion of a street in
the City of Los Angeles' Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, the
Fire Department determines that parking on one or both sides of the
street would create a hazard to life or property by interfering with
emergency vehicle access and resident evacuation during a major
brush fire, the Department of Transportation is hereby authorized to
install and maintain at that place signs giving notice that no
person shall park a vehicle during a Red Flag Alert in the City of
Los Angeles. The Department of Transportation is further authorized
to include notice, on any sign that prohibits the parking of
vehicles on Red Flag days, that vehicles parked in violation of the
sign may be removed.

(b) It shall be unlawful, when authorized signs are in place giving
notice, to park any vehicle on any of the streets or portions of
streets in the City's Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone in
violation of the signs.

(c) Signs prohibiting parking installed pursuant to this section are
only enforceable on Red Flag Alert days in the City of Los Angeles as
declared by the Mayor or his designee.

(d) The provisions of Section 88.01.1 of this chapter are not
applicable to signs erected pursuant to this section.

Sec. 2. Division 0 of Section 80.76.2 of the Los Angeles Municipal
Code is amended to add the following in numerical order:

SEC. 80.76.2. CIVIL PENALTIES
SECTION DESCRIPTION

80.72 PARKING ON RED FLAG DAY
Sec. 3. Division W of Section 89.60 of the Los Angeles Municipal
Code is amended to add the following penalty provisions in numerical
order:

SEC. 89.60 AUTHORITY

SECTION 80.72 DESCRIPTION

PARKING ON RED FLAG DAY
FINE $45
WITH LATE PENALTY $90
WITH SECOND PENALTY $100


Sec. 4. The City Clerk shall certify to the passage of this ordinance
and have it published in accordance with Council policy, either in a
daily newspaper circulated in the City of Los Angeles or by posting
for ten days in three public places in the City of Los Angeles: one
copy on the bulletin board at the Main Street entrance to the Los
Angeles City Hall; one copy on the bulletin board located at the
Main Street entrance to the Los Angeles City Hall East; and one copy
on the bulletin board located at the Temple Street entrance to the
Los Angeles County Hall of Records.

I hereby certify that this ordinance was passed by the Council of the
City of Los Angeles, at its meeting of __________ .

FRANK T. MARTINEZ, City Clerk
By
Deputy

Approved
Mayor

Approved as to Form and Legality
ROCKARD J. DELGADILLO, City Attorney
By (~~ -G SHELLEY i. SMITH
Assistant City Attorney
Date 10/27/05

File No. 04-1530
M:GC:Shelley Smith:LAMC80

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