What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California
I received a parking citation in Claremont, CA at 500 N. Mills Ave. The violation states that there is 1-hour parking between 2am - 6am. The violation code is 10.32.210.
I parked my vehicle overnight during Parent's Weekend at Claremont McKenna College. There were other vehicles parked on the street and there were NO SIGNS ANYWHERE on the entire street of N. Mills Ave. stating the 1-hour parking restriction between 2am - 6am.
After some research, I found that there is a law stating this restriction on the City of Claremont website. However, since I am from out of town (Northern California), and was visiting campus, and there were NO SIGNS posted stating this restriction, is there a way for me to appeal this ticket successfully?
Below is the law corresponding to code 10.32.210 from the City of Claremont website:
"Section 10.32.210 of the Claremont Municipal Code prohibits parking any vehicle on a City street for more than one hour between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. There are a variety of reasons for the ordinance, but some major considerations are:
1. Street cleaning. Having vehicles off the streets at night ensures that most streets will be clear for the street sweeping trucks in the morning.
2. Beautification. Requiring vehicles to be parked off the streets makes the City a more attractive place to live.
3. Lower crime. Vehicles parked on the street at night can be targets for theft and vandalism. Having most of them off the street also helps patrol officers see which ones might not belong in the area.
Sometimes someone has to have his or her car on the street overnight. Some of the reasons include the car has broken down, the driveway is being re-paved, the driver is a care provider, or you have out of town guests. For these, and other reasons, an exemption process is available.
Thank you for your help.