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16.20.470 Injury to or Theft From Meters; Unauthorized Possession of Implements, Invalid Receipt.

City Code Section

(Added by Ordinance 170923; amended by Ordinance 176394 and 179141, effective March 23, 2005.)

  1. A. It is unlawful for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, willfully break, destroy, or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed in public streets, public places, or elsewhere in the City, or to open or remove the same without lawful authority.
  2. B. It is unlawful for any person without lawful authority to remove any coin box or the money content of such coin box or the contents of any parking meter or part thereof.
  3. C. It is unlawful for any person to knowingly manufacture, duplicate, possess, or use any tool, key, implement or device designed to force, break, unlock, or otherwise gain entry to any parking meter maintained by the City unless authorized to do so by the City Traffic Engineer.
  4. D. Injury to or theft from each meter as described in Subsection A and possession of each item described in Subsections B and C is a separate offense. For each such offense, in addition to the penalties otherwise provided in this Code, a court may order restitution to the City of the damages incurred for repair or re-keying parking meters as a result of injury to the meters or the use or possession of the items described in Subsection C.
  5. E. It is unlawful for any person to duplicate, copy, use or otherwise falsify a parking payment receipt.
  6. F. It is unlawful for any person to damage, deface, or remove a space reservation device.