COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

 

         DATE:

      02/18/2003      

 

SUBJECT: FINAL READING OF  ORDINANCE 2003-O-040

 AMENDING CHAPTER 19, MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE VIII, STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING, SECTION  19-364 (2), RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS,  OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF LAREDO, TO EXCLUDE THE 600 BLOCK OF FARRAGUT STREET AS A NO PARKING ANYTIME/TOW AWAY ZONE PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE AND PUBLICATION.

                                            

 

 

 

INITIATED BY:                                                STAFF SOURCE:

Larry Dovalina, City Manager                              Roberto Murillo, P.E, Traffic Director

                                                                      

 

 

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION:    On February 3, 2003 City Council passed a motion to exclude the 600 block of Farragut Street as a no parking anytime/tow away zone from the existing ordinance.                                                                                 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Several street sections within the vicinity of Bridge II in the downtown area were previously designated as  no parking anytime/ tow away zones to address parking issues with the business of nationalization of vehicles.  The north and south side of the 600 block of Farragut St. was also included in the ordinance that established these areas as such.  This amendment will exclude the 600 block of Farragut St. as a no parking anytime/tow away zone.

 

 

 

 

      

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

FINANCIAL:   

 None  

             

 

 

RECOMMENDATION: 

 

STAFF:     Recommends that City Council                                         approves this ordinance.

 

                                                                  

ORDINANCE 2003-O-040

               

AMENDING CHAPTER 19, MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE VIII, STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING, SECTION  19-364 (2), RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS,  OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF LAREDO, TO EXCLUDE THE 600 BLOCK OF FARRAGUT STREET AS A NO PARKING ANYTIME/TOW AWAY ZONE PROVIDING FOR EFFECTIVE DATE AND PUBLICATION.

 

 

WHEREAS, the Parking Enforcement Division of the Traffic Department has authority to apply the ordinances and regulations governing parking meter operations in the City of Laredo; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to exclude the 600 block of Farragut St. as a no parking anytime tow away zone to provide needed parking spaces for businesses in this area; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that it is in the best interest of the city to apply the best and fairest method to maintain and regulate the use of streets and street parking in the downtown business district,

     

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAREDO THAT:

 

 SECTION 1.  AMENDMENT

 

Chapter 19, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Article VIII, of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo shall be and hereby amended to specifically amend Chapter 19, Section 19-364 (4) to exclude the north and south side of the 600 block of Farragut Street as a “no parking anytime/tow away zone”.

 

Chapter 19

 

Motor Vehicles and Traffic

 

Article VIII.  Stopping, Standing, or Parking

 

Section 19-364 Restricted Parking Areas.

 

The removal of vehicles for parking violations on certain streets and parking metered areas for the following time periods are hereby established:

 

1.                  Parking of vehicles is prohibited Monday thru Saturday, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., and all day Sunday, in parking metered spaces located on the following streets:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE VIII, STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING, AMENDING SECTION 19-364 (2); RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS

 

Blocks 600 thru 1000 of Santa Ursula Avenue, and

The 800 Block of Lincoln St. and Washington St.,

 

2.     Parking of vehicles is prohibited at all times in the following streets located in the downtown         business district:

 

Blocks 500 thru 1000 of San Dario Avenue;

Blocks 200 thru 500 of Santa Ursula Avenue;

The 600 block of Iturbide St., Hidalgo St., Matamoros St., Houston St., and Washington  St.;

The 600 block of Farragut St. and of the north side of Victoria St.;

The 800 block of Iturbide, Hidalgo, Farragut, Matamoros, and Victoria;

The south side of the 800 block of Houston;

The north side of the 800 block of Lincoln St. and Washington St.;

The 300 block of San Bernardo St.;

The north side of Pedregal Rd. (River Rd) between Santa Isabel Ave. on the west and the old U.S. Customs import lot on the east;

The south side of Pedregal Rd, ( River Rd) between Santa Isabel Ave. on the west and Santa Maria Ave. on the east;

The east and west side of Main St. between Pedregal (River Rd) on the south and Water St. on the north;

The north and south side of Ventura St. between Santa Maria Avenue on the east and Santa Cleotilde Avenue on the west.

The east and west side of Santa Maria Ave. between Pedregal (River Rd) on the south and Water St. on the north;

 

3.         Parking of vehicles is prohibited at all times along U.S. 83 (Zapata Highway) between Zacatecas Street , and the southern City limits of Laredo;

 

4.           Parking of vehicles is prohibited between the hours of 7:30A.M. and 4:30 P.M. , Monday to Friday, on the south side of Shiloh Drive between Shalom Circle and Fox Lane;

 

5.         Parking of vehicles is prohibited in the following areas designated as “Permit Parking Only” Zone 1, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm ,Monday to Friday in the following areas, except for those                       vehicles displaying approved city of Laredo permit parking decals and permit parking tags and for those service vehicles providing a specific service to a residence and which are properly identified;

 

North side of Shiloh Drive from Whisper Hills Dr. to 100 west of Cornell Dr.  

East and West side of Shalom Cr. south of Shiloh Drive

East and West side of  Shama Cr. south of Shiloh Drive 

North and south side of Brown Ave. between Cornell Dr. and Yale Dr.

East and west side of Harvard Dr. between Brown Drive and Longhorn Drive

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE VIII, STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING, AMENDING SECTION 19-364 (2); RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS

 

East and West side of Cornell Ave. between Shiloh Drive and Longhorn Drive

East and West side of Navajo Ln. between Shiloh Drive and Longhorn Drive

East and West side of Fox Lane between Shiloh Drive and Ozark Dr.

North and south side of Ozark Dr. between Navajo Ln. and Tucson Ln.

North and south side of Glenwood Dr. between Navajo Ln. and Tucson Ln.

 

SECTION. 2  SEVERABILITY

 

If any provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance, or the application of same to any person or set of circumstances is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, void, invalid, or for any reason unenforceable, the validity of the remaining portion of this ordinance or its application to other persons or sets of circumstances shall not be affected thereby, it being the intent of the City Council of the City of Laredo in adopting this ordinance that no portion hereof of provisions or regulation contained herein shall become inoperative or fail by reason of any unconstitutionality, voidness or invalidity and all provisions  are declared severable for that purpose.

 

 SECTION. 3   PUBLICATION

 

This Ordinance shall be published once in accordance with the provisions set for in Section 2.09 (d) of the City Charter.  This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and publication.

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS

_______DAY OF __________________, 2003

 

                                                                                                                                                     

ATTEST:                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

__________________________                                            ___________________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA, JR.                                                   ELIZABETH G. FLORES

CITY SECRETARY                                                                MAYOR

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

JAIME L. FLORES

CITY ATTORNEY

                                               

_______________________

ALLAN W. McGRAW

ASST. CITY ATTORNEY