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11.44.010 DEFINITIONS.

The following words when used in this chapter shall be construed as defined in this section:

(a) "Central Parking Improvement District" ("CPID") means the CPID assessment district as approved by the City Council in accordance with the Downtown Area Plan.

(b) "Operator" includes every individual who operates a vehicle as its owner or as the agent, employee or permittee of the owner.

(c) "Parking meter" means any device that accepts payment for the use of parking spaces. Such devices include, but are not limited to, parking meters, pay-by-space devices, pay-on-foot devices, and any software application that processes pay-by-phone payments from a mobile phone for the purpose of controlling the period of time a parking space is occupied by any motorized vehicle.

(d) "Premium parking area" means the geographic area bounded to the south by both sides of 4th Avenue from El Camino Real to South B Street; north by both sides of 2nd Avenue from San Mateo Drive to South B Street; to the west by both sides of San Mateo Drive; and to the east by both sides of South B Street.

(e) "Street" means any public street, avenue, road, boulevard, highway, or other public place located in the City and established for the use of vehicles.

(f) "Value parking area" means the geographic area not included in the "premium area." The following off-street parking facilities are located in the value area: Second and El Camino Garage, Transit Center Garage, Main Street Garage, Tennis Court Garage, and Parking Lots 7, 8, 10, and 11 as identified in the City's Fee Schedule and the Downtown Parking Management Plan.

(g) "Vehicle" means any device in, upon, or by which any person or property is, or may be, transported upon a street, excepting a device moved exclusively by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.