22950. Any city having a population of over 2,000,000 inhabitants
shall regulate offstreet parking facilities within its jurisdiction
in a manner not inconsistent with any provisions of this chapter.
22951. No operator of any offstreet parking facility shall park the
vehicle of a patron of the facility in any street or alley.
22952. Every person engaged in the operation of off-street parking
facilities is guilty of a violation, who:
(a) Tows or removes or authorizes the towing and removal of any
vehicle within 24 hours of the expiration of the period for which a
particular fee is charged. This subdivision shall not affect or
limit any parking lot operator from charging parking fees in
accordance with his posted schedule for the additional time such
vehicle is parked.
(b) Tows or removes or authorizes the towing and removal of any
vehicle when such parking facilities are held open for public use and
there was no attendant on duty or other facilities permitting the
patron to pay or remit the parking charges at the time such vehicle
was first parked. This subdivision shall not affect or limit any
parking lot operator from charging parking fees in accordance with
his posted schedule for the time such vehicle is parked.
22953. (a) Every owner or person in lawful possession of any
private property which is held open to the public, or a discernible
portion thereof, for parking of vehicles at no fee, shall not tow or
remove, or cause the towing or removal, of any vehicle within one
hour of the vehicle being parked.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a vehicle may be removed
immediately after being illegally parked within 15 feet of a fire
hydrant, in a fire lane, or in a parking space or stall legally
designated for disabled persons.
(c) Subdivision (a) does not apply to property designated for
parking at an apartment complex, or to property designated for
parking at a hotel or motel where the parking stalls or spaces are
clearly marked for a specific room.