Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15518 on 02/16/1998, Section 14-424 read as follows.


    (a) The city manager may authorize the issuance of marked parking meter hoods to the following persons at the rates stated herein, which shall be in lieu of meter charges:

    (1)     Contractors and service agencies, who exhibit a need to park vehicles at specific meter locations in order to perform their work--Five dollars ($5.00) per day.

    (2)     Private utilities companies, for the parking of service vehicles identifiable as such by color or signs--Five dollars ($5.00) per day.

    (3)     Theater operators and funeral home operators, who establish a business-related need for the issuance of such hoods--Five dollars ($5.00) per day.

    (4)     Handicapped persons, who establish an employment need for the issuance of such hood and who either are nonambulatory or who present a physician's certificate of need with respect to their handicap--One dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per day or thirty dollars ($30.00) per month.

    (b) The city manager may, by regulations, impose conditions and limitations upon the issuance and use of such hoods. The city manager may also withdraw or revoke hoods issued hereunder, provided that any prepayments are refunded pro rata.

    (c) The city manager shall have the authority to issue parking hoods for construction activities affecting the use of meters other than two-hour meters at a fee of one dollar ($1.00) per day of estimated usage provided that said usage is for a minimum of ten (10) days and that there is a reasonably definite basis for estimating the period of usage and the fee is paid in advance. The city manager shall be further authorized to issue meter hoods for two-hour meters for construction projects extending for more than one year at a fee of one dollar ($1.00) per day of estimated usage provided the estimated fee is paid in advance.

    (d) The city manager shall have the authority to issue annual parking hoods to service agencies, private utility companies, theater operators and funeral home operators who establish a reasonably definite basis of estimating their annual use of such hoods. The minimum fee for issuance of annual hoods shall be fifteen cents ($0.15) per estimated hour of usage, provided that the minimum annual hood fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500.00) payable in advance.

    (e) The city manager shall have the authority to issue parking hoods to the chief of police for the use of volunteer police workers while working in the police building. The police department shall pay the parking utility a monthly fee of fifteen cents ($0.15) per estimated hour of hood usage.

(Code 1964, § 12.756; Ord. No. 11311, § 1, 12-15-86; Ord. No. 12643, § 1, 6-18-90)