16.20.910 Rules of Conduct.

City Code Section

(Added by Ordinance 185351, effective June 22, 2012.)  

  1. The Bureau of Transportation Business Services Division Manager shall be authorized to develop and enforce Rules of Conduct for City Parking Garages and require all persons to obey the Rules of Conduct.  City Parking Garages include any publicly or privately owned real property, and the buildings, structures and facilities thereon, placed under the jurisdiction of the City for parking garage purposes, and includes all land granted to the City for such purposes.  Any person who fails to comply with the Rules of Conduct for City Parking Garages or the reasonable direction of the Person in Charge, may be excluded as provided in this Section.
  2. A.  Person in Charge is defined in ORS 164.205(5) and includes, but is not limited to, any of the following while acting in the scope of employment, agency or duty:
    1. 1.  Any peace officer as defined by Oregon law and any reserve officer of the Portland Police Bureau;
    2. 2.  Any person providing security services in City Parking Garage pursuant to any contract with the City, or with any person, firm or corporation managing City parking garages or City leased properties on the City's behalf; and/or,
    3. 3.  Any person specifically designated in writing as the Person in Charge by the Commissioner in Charge of the Bureau of Transportation or by the Transportation Business Services Division Manager.
  3. B.  City Parking Garage Exclusions.  Any Person in Charge may exclude any person who violates any Rule of Conduct while in or upon any City Parking Garage, from all City Parking Garages for a period of 180 days.
    1. 1.  The notice of exclusion shall be in writing, given to the person excluded and signed by the Person in Charge.  It shall specify the dates and places of exclusion.  It shall contain a warning of consequences for failure to comply with the notice of exclusion and information concerning the right to appeal the exclusion.
    2. 2.  A person receiving a notice of exclusion may appeal, in writing, to the Code Hearings Officer in accordance with the provisions of Title 22 of the Code to have the notice of exclusion rescinded. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 22, the appeal to the Code Hearings Officer shall be filed within 5 days of issuance of the notice of exclusion, unless extended by the Code Hearings Officer for good cause shown.  The sworn statement of the Person in Charge who issued the notice of exclusion shall be used as evidence on appeal, unless the appellant requests, in writing, the presence of the Person in Charge at the appeal hearing.
  4. C.  City Parking Garages Rules of Conduct
    1. 1.  No person shall violate federal, state, or city law.
    2. 2.  No person shall enter or remain for any purpose other than to park or retrieve a motor vehicle or do business with a City parking garage retail tenant.
    3. 3.  No person shall possess any weapon or any similar instrument that can be used to inflict injury upon a person or damage to property, except to the extent permitted by Oregon law.
    4. 4.  No person shall use City parking garages for the purpose of housing or camping, including but not limited to, sleeping, bathing, cooking, or use as a restroom.
    5. 5.  No person shall deface, damage, or destroy City parking garages.
    6. 6.  Unless authorized by the City of Portland, no person shall post or place on cars any handbills, flyers, or posters of any kind within City parking garages.
    7. 7.  No person shall engage in sexual conduct as defined by ORS 167.060 (10).
    8. 8.  Other than at City of Portland authorized events, no person shall possess an open container of alcohol or consume alcoholic beverages.
    9. 9.  Other than at City of Portland authorized events, no person shall play or use amplified or audio equipment at a level that disturbs others.
    10. 10.  Other than at City of Portland authorized events, no person shall participate in parties, rave parties, or other similar gatherings.
    11. 11.  No person shall use City parking garages and/or their structures and fixtures, including but not limited to, walls, railings, banisters, stairs, or ventilation fixtures, in ways they were not intended to be used, including but not limited to, sitting, standing, lying kneeling, skating, or skateboarding.
    12. 12.  No person shall smoke or carry any lighted smoking instrument while in the elevator or any enclosed portion of City parking garages.
    13. 13.  No person shall engage in conduct that disrupts or interferes with normal operations of City parking garages, or any tenant of a City parking garage, or that disturbs employees or patrons of City parking garages, including but not limited to, conduct that involves the use of abusive or threatening language or gestures, conduct that creates unreasonable noise, or conduct that consists of loud or boisterous physical behavior.
    14. 14.  No person shall interfere with free passage of patron or employees of City parking garages, including but not limited to, placing objects such as bicycles, backpacks, carts or other items in a manner that interferes with free passage.
    15. 15.  No person shall refuse to obey any posted parking signs or any reasonable direction of a Parking Garage Officer.