STREETS AND HIGHWAYS
CODE SECTION 31500-31519
31500. This part may be cited as the Vehicle Parking District
Law of 1943.
31502. As used in this part, "parking places" includes
parking lots, garages, buildings, and other improvements for the
parking of motor vehicles.
31503. As used in this part, "legislative body" means:
(a) When used with reference to a county, the board of supervisors.
(b) When used with reference to a city, the body which by law
constitutes the legislative department of the government of the
31504. As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires,
"city" includes city, county, and city and county.
31505. As used in this part, "treasurer" means the county
treasurer when used with reference to a county and the city treasurer
when used with reference to a city. "Treasurer" also includes
any person or officer who has charge and makes payments of the funds
of such county or city, respectively.
31506. A city may:
(a) Acquire, by condemnation, purchase, gift, lease, or any other
means, property necessary or convenient for use as parking places,
including any property necessary or convenient for the opening,
widening, straightening, or extending of streets or alleys necessary
or convenient for ingress to or egress from any parking place.
(b) Improve any property by the construction thereon of garages,
buildings, or other improvements necessary or convenient for parking
(c) Improve parking places and any property necessary or convenient
for ingress to or egress from parking places.
(d) Administer, maintain, operate, and repair parking places.
(e) Collect fees or charges to pay all or any part of the cost
of improving, repairing, maintaining, and operating parking places
and of acquiring and improving additional parking places.
(f) Levy taxes to pay all or any part of the cost of improving,
repairing, maintaining, and operating parking places and of acquiring
and improving additional parking places.
(g) Employ engineers, attorneys, and other persons necessary or
convenient for the doing of any act authorized by this part.
(h) Do all acts and things necessary or convenient for the accomplishment
of the purposes of this part. The enumeration of specific authority
in this part does not limit in any way the general authority granted
by this subdivision.
31516. Whenever any official or board designated in this part is
not and cannot be provided for by a charter city, all acts to be
done by such official or board pursuant to this part shall be done
and performed by, and all jurisdiction and authority given by this
part to such official or board shall be vested in, the official,
board, or other body of the charter city empowered by the charter
to perform such acts and exercise such jurisdiction and authority.
31517. This part does not affect any other law relating to the
same or any similar subject, but provides an alternative authority
and procedure for the subject to which it relates. When proceeding
under this part, its provisions only need be followed.
31518. This part shall be liberally construed.
31519. The Improvement Act of 1911, the Municipal Improvement Act
of 1913, and the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 may be used by a city
for the purposes of this part.