COUNCIL COMMUNICATION

 

     DATE:

 

  03/24/2003

 

SUBJECT:  FINAL READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE VIII, STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING AND ARTICLE X, IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF LAREDO: SPECIFICALLY SECTION 19-360, PARKING METERS TO EXTEND THE NORTHERN PARKING METER BOUNDARY FROM MOCTEZUMA TO SCOTT STREET AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

 

 

INITIATED BY:                                                        STAFF SOURCE:

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

 

 

PREVIOUS COUNCIL ACTION: Public hearing and introduction of this ordinance was held on 03/03/03.

 

 

BACKGROUND:  The Parking Enforcement Division of the Traffic Safety Department is the authority in charge of applying the ordinances and regulations governing parking meter operations in the City of Laredo and the following Section of the Code of Ordinances governing parking needs to be amended:

Section 19-360 which designates parking fees, time limits allowed on meters, and rate zones and boundaries, is being amended to extend the northern boundary.  The present parking meters map shown as Exhibit 1 on previous Ordinance 2001-O-53 is amended to extend the parking zone boundary north to Scott Street, in order to include the proposed parking metered lot which will be located at Moctezuma and Flores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:  There will be no financial costs incurred in implementing these changes.

                                                                                                                                               

 

 

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

 

 

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that City Council pass this ordinance.

 

 

 

CITY OF LAREDO ORDINANCE NO. 2003-O- 064

 

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 19, MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE VIII, STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING AND ARTICLE X, IMPOUNDMENT OF VEHICLES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CITY OF LAREDO: SPECIFICALLY SECTION 19-360, PARKING METERS TO EXTEND THE NORTHERN PARKING METER BOUNDARY FROM MOCTEZUMA TO SCOTT STREET AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

WHEREAS, the Parking Enforcement Division of the Traffic Department is the authority in charge of applying the ordinances and regulations governing parking meter operations in the City of Laredo; and

 

WHEREAS, this amendment is necessary in order to extend the northern parking meter zone boundary to Scott Street so as to include the proposed metered parking lot which will be located at Moctezuma and Flores; and

 

WHEREAS, the changes effectuated by this ordinance are in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Laredo.

 

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

 

 

SECTION 1.  Amending Chapter 19, Motor Vehicle and Traffic, Article VIII, Stopping, Standing or Parking and Article X, Impoundment of vehicles of the Code of Ordinances, City of Laredo:  specifically section 19-360, parking meters.

 

Sec. 19-360.  Parking meters.  

 

(a)     The following length of time for parking a vehicle in a parking space and the amount of money charged for such length of time, respectively, for so using parking spaces, are hereby established.

 

(1)   Six (6) minutes for each nickel, twelve (12) minutes for each dime, thirty (30) minutes for each quarter with a two-hour maximum parking limit for parking meters installed in the following streets and avenues, as shown on revised Exhibit 1 herein attached and (on file with the city secretary):  Scott Street Moctezuma Street, Washington Street, Victoria Street, Houston Street, Matamoros Street, Faragut Street, Hidalgo Street, Lincoln Street, Iturbide Street, Grant Street, Zaragoza Street, between Santa Ursula Avenue on the east and Santa Maria Avenue on the west and also including 1400, 1500, and 1600 blocks of Water Street…also on the following Avenues all east of Santa Maria Avenue as shown on Exhibit 1, San Eduardo Avenue, San Dario Avenue, Santa Ursula Avenue, San Bernardo Avenue, San Agustin Avenue, Flores Avenue, Convent Avenue, Salinas Avenue, and Juarez Avenue.

(2)   Twelve (12) minutes for each nickel, twenty-four (24) minutes for each dime, and sixty (60) minutes for each quarter for all other parking meters installed west of Santa Maria Avenue, bounded by Santa Maria on the east, Hidalgo on the south, Santa Cleotilde on the west, and Moctezuma on the north, shown on Exhibit 1.

(3)   Six (6) minutes for each nickel, twelve (12) minutes for each dime, and thirty (30) minutes for each quarter with a four hour maximum parking limit for all parking meters in City Parking Lots installed within the established parking meters zones shown on Exhibit 1.

(b)    Said parking meters shall be operated in said parking meter zones every day                                        between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Central Standard Time or other standard time established or proclaimed by the United States for an area including the city, except Sundays and holidays; provided however, that within the meaning of this section the term “holiday” shall include the following days only:  the first day of January, the fourth of July, the first Monday of September, the twenty-fifth day of December, and the day designated and set aside by the President of the United States as a day of Thanksgiving, and all other holidays observed by the City of Laredo.

(c)     Parking meters on Main Avenue and Davis Avenue between Hidalgo Street on the north and Zaragoza Street on the south, and all meters east of San Eduardo, between Moctezuma Street on the north and Iturbide Street on the south, as shown on Exhibit 1, were removed and are no longer operational.

 

SECTION 2.  Severability

 

If any provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance, or

the application of the same to any person or set of circumstances is for any reason held to be unconstitutional, void or invalid, the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance or their application shall not be affected thereby, it being the intent of the City Council in adopting this ordinance that no portion thereof or provision, or regulation contained herein, shall become inoperative or fail by reason of any unconstitutionality of any other portion hereof, and all provisions of this ordinance are declared to be severable for that purpose.

 

SECTION 3.  Effective Date

 

This Ordinance shall become effective Sixty (60) days after its passage in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 6.10 of the City Charter.

 

SECTION 4. 

 

This Ordinance shall be published once in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 2.09 (d) of the City Charter.

 

 

            PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON THIS _____ DAY OF                          2003.

 

                                                                        ________________________

                                                                        ELIZABETH G. FLORES

                                                                        MAYOR

 

 

ATTEST:                                                         APPROVED AS TO FORM:

                                                                        JAIME L. FLORES

                                                                        CITY ATTORNEY

 

________________________                        BY :_____________________

GUSTAVO GUEVARA                                         ALLAN McGRAW

CITY SECRETARY                                             ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY