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Section 16A.61.5703
 

Title 16A Transportation

Chapter 16A.61 Rules of the Road

Section 16A.61.5703 Special Loading Zones
  1. Permits for creating special loading zones for use by commercial vehicles and vehicles while engaged in services in conjunction with public utilities, construction and maintenance, and special parking zones for use by official clearly identifiable news media vehicles and clearly identified vehicles of charitable nonprofit service organizations and vehicles qualifying for an Entertainment Parking District (EPD) privilege as provided in SMC 16A.04.100(G) may be issued by the Parking Manager, in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Parking Manager.
  1. An approved special loading zone shall be established and designated by meter hood, temporary sign(s), barricade(s), or other device approved by the Parking Manager and used by the permittees to create, in the case of commercial vehicles, a special loading zone in a regular parking space for a time period normally not exceeding thirty minutes for the purpose of expeditiously loading and unloading commodities, and in the case of news media vehicles a special parking zone in a regular parking space for a period normally not exceeding one hour for the purpose of news reporting activities, and in the case of charitable nonprofit service organizations a special parking zone in a regular parking space for a period normally not exceeding one hour for the purpose of performing charitable services for the benefit of the inhabitants of the City.
  1. Use of EPD special loading zones by qualifying vehicles shall not exceed the time necessary to support the operational and parking needs to support an entertainment venue.
  1. Special loading zones shall not be established in loading or restricted zones or in paid parking zone spaces of less than a one-hour time limit and shall contain thereon a card which identifies the permittee and the date and time of the special loading zone.
  1. Vehicles lawfully parked at a paid parking space in a special loading zone at the time a  special loading zone is established are not in violation of this section until the applicable parking time for the vehicle has expired.
  1. EPD special loading zones are only valid within the EPD. Permittees of EPD special loading zones are responsible to designate unauthorized vehicles to an authorized law enforcement officer and must agree to indemnify and hold harmless the City and its agents against all loss or liability because of a wrongful impound or any claims related thereto.
  1. Violation of proper special loading zone use shall result in the meter hood, temporary sign(s), barricade(s), or other device approved by the Parking Manager being removed from the space, cancellation of the permit, and forfeiture of any deposit. Rates to be charged for special loading zones shall be as set out in the City of Spokane Parking Fee Schedule (SMC 08.02.083(A)).

Date Passed: Monday, May 17, 2021

Effective Date: Monday, June 28, 2021

ORD C36047 Section 8