PARKING AND TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
- The provisions of this SRJC Traffic and Parking Code, hereinafter referred to as the Code, SRJC Traffic Code, or SRJC Traffic and Parking Regulations, are adopted for the purpose of promoting safe and orderly movement of traffic within the boundaries of the Sonoma County Junior College District campuses, its satellite centers, or grounds and properties owned, operated, or controlled by the Sonoma County Junior College District, (all hereinafter referred to as SRJC, the campus, District, college and/or Santa Rosa Junior College), and for the safe and orderly parking of vehicles and bicycles thereon.
- All provisions of the California Vehicle Code are expressly applicable both on and off paved roadways on the College except for those provisions which by their very nature have no application.
- Parking of motor vehicles and bicycles on the College is limited to specially designated areas set forth in the articles in this code. Fee permits are required. Vehicles or bicycles parked in violation of the provisions of this code are subject to fines, towing, or impoundment.
- All persons who enter on the college are charged with knowledge of the provisions of the SRJC Traffic Code and are subject to the penalties for violations of such provisions. California Education Code 76340 (a) authorizes the Board of Trustees to establish parking fees that apply to all instructional classes and activities and to business vendors or visitors.
SONOMA COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT
SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE
TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS
The following traffic and parking rules and regulations are adopted by the Sonoma County Junior College District Board of Trustees to facilitate vehicular movement and parking, and provide for the safety of all persons using the campus. These traffic and parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times.
ARTICLE I - ENFORCEMENT / 101-104
Authorization is granted to the Police Department of the Sonoma County Junior College District by the Board of Trustees of the Sonoma County Junior College District to issue traffic and parking citations within the confines and along the perimeter of Santa Rosa Junior College property. Said citations may be issued for violations of:
|| Regulations set forth by the Board of Trustees of the Sonoma County Junior College District.
||All applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code pertaining to the driving and parking of vehicles shall apply anywhere on the College or upon any grounds or parking lots owned or controlled by the college, pursuant to Section 21113a of the California Vehicle Code.
||City or county ordinances as applicable.
||The provisions of these articles may be enforced by all duly sworn officers of the District Police Department, or other such persons as assigned by the Chief of Police.
ARTICLE II - GENERAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS / Section 201-204
||No person shall operate a motor-driven cycle, scooter, motorcycle, bicycle, motorized bicycle, or motorized quadricycle (except when operated by persons with physical disabilities) on any District sidewalk or pathway.
||No person shall ride a skateboard, in-line skates or roller skates on or in any facilities or properties owned and/or operated by the Sonoma County Junior College District, unless the activity is a regularly conducted class supervised by a credentialed instructor.
||No person shall walk on a campus road which is paralleled by a sidewalk except when crossing the street in a marked pedestrian crosswalk. Where there is no sidewalk, pedestrians shall walk on the side of the road, in single file, and facing oncoming traffic.
||No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any sidewalk, paved or unpaved pathway, field, or landscaped area except for District vehicles.
ARTICLE III - PARKING REGULATIONS / Section 301-313
||No person shall park in an area posted or marked "Parking by Permit Only" unless the appropriate valid parking permit is visibly displayed in vehicles for such parking.
||No person shall park or leave a motor vehicle unattended on the interior of the campus or on any sidewalk, pathway, landscaped area, or field that is not designed for parking.
||No person shall park or leave a motor vehicle unattended in any restricted parking area that is posted or marked for specific parking by a restricted parking permit without such restricted permit properly displayed in the motor vehicle.
||No vehicle shall be parked or left unattended in front of, or in any way blocking any access gate or driveway on campus.
||Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles must be parked in designated motorcycle parking areas
||All vehicles shall be parked clearly within a designated parking stall.
||No person shall park any vehicle of any kind containing merchandise or food offered for sale on campus without written permission of the Business Services Office.
||A temporary parking permit must be obtained from the District Police Department for any oversized vehicle which, because of its size or shape, cannot be parked within a single space. Permanent or semester length permits are not valid for such vehicles.
||No vehicle shall be left parked on campus after 11:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m. except by special permit issued by the District Police Department.
||No person shall knowingly display any parking permit in any vehicle when the permit has been altered or reported to the District Police Department as lost or stolen.
||Student/Staff parking permits shall be hung from rear view mirror. Motorcycle permit must be affixed to front right fork. No portion of the permit shall be covered or obscured in any manner. Courtesy permits and daily permits purchased from one of the permit machines must be completely visible and displayed on the vehicle dashboard.
||Meter payment is required for motor vehicles parked in metered spaces at all times. Parking permits do not excuse meter payment
||Visitors on District properties, not enrolled in courses, who have a valid disabled placard, disabled personís license plate, or disabled veteranís license plate displayed may park in parking spaces without a SRJC parking permit or metered spaces without depositing money. SRJC students and employees who have a valid disabled placard, disabled personís license plate, or disabled veteranís license plate displayed must purchase a parking permit
ARTICLE VI - PARKING PERMITS / Section 401-413
||All student and staff parking permits will be issued under the authority of the Police Department.
||A valid parking permit must be visibly displayed at all times on all vehicles parked on District properties (metered spaces excepted).
- While Lines = Student Parking
- Yellow Lines = Reserved for Staff or loading zones when marked
- Blue Lines = Handicapped Only
- Red Lines = No parking area/Two-away Zone
- Parking Meters = Vistor Parking
- Areas with no Marking = No parking at any time
||Staff Parking Permits for automobiles and motorcycles will be issued to employees of Santa Rosa Junior College, excluding student employees and Short Term Non-Continuing employees, according to a parking lot priority system based upon seniority, employment status and available staff spaces. All employees who qualify for staff parking permits will be required to renew their parking permits annually, not later than the first day of classes for the fall semester.
Permits are not to be loaned, traded, sold or transferred.
Staff parking permits allow parking in areas posted or marked "Staff Reserved" and/or the curb and/or parking stall lines are painted yellow. Staff must park in their assigned staff parking area.These permits are not valid in metered parking spaces.
Vehicles with valid staff permits may park in alternate staff lots, other than the lot to which they are assigned; after 3:00 p.m.
Vehicles with valid staff permits may park in student parking at any time.
An EVENING RESERVED (ER) parking permit may be purchased in the Police Department and entitles the holder to park in Staff Reserved lots after 3:00 p.m. at the Santa Rosa Campus. An ER permit entitles the holder to park in student parking anytime.
Student parking permits will allow parking in areas posted or marked "Parking by Permit" and the curbs or parking stall lines that are painted white. These permits are not valid in metered parking spaces.
Permits are not to be loaned, traded, sold or transferred.
NOTE: Students who purchase parking permits through the mail, on-line or telephone registration; your permit will be mailed after all fees are paid.
The following language shall be printed on long term parking permits:
PERMIT ENTITLES PARKING ON CAMPUS WHEN SPACE IS AVAILABLE.
Santa Rosa Campus: After 3p.m., students with current permits on their vehicles may park between two yellow lines, with the EXCEPTION of the reserved area surrounding Bailey Hall and loading zones.
Petaluma and Windsor Campuses: At no time shall students park in staff parking. Staff parking is designated by two Yellow lines, Any vehicle not properly parked is subject to a citation and possible tow-away.
||Guest and vendor parking permits which have been duly issued and authorized by the Chief of Police or other authorized campus personnel such as Department Chairs, will be acknowledged and parking will be permitted in the designated locations identified on the temporary parking permit card. These permits are not valid in metered areas.
Visitor parking permits are available in advance for the date of a visit to official guests and visitors of the college from the District Police Department, Department Administrator's Offices, and Department Chairs. It shall be the responsibility of College officials inviting guests to the campus to obtain a visitor's permit and to inform the guest that the permit must be properly displayed in the vehicle in order to be valid.
||Every vehicle that parks on District properties must display a valid permit.
Valid Permit - A valid permit is:
- A current long term parking permit displayed from the rear view mirror.
- A valid temporary parking permit issued by authorized departments or the District Police and displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle with the entire permit in plain view. No portion of the permit shall be covered or obscured in any manner.
- A valid daily parking permit issued by a campus daily permit machine and displayed on the dashboard in plain view with the entire number and date/time stamp showing. No portion of the permit shall be covered or obscured in any manner. This permit is not valid in the Santa Rosa campus staff parking until after 3pm. This permit is not valid at any time in staff lots at the Petaluma and Windsor campuses. This permit is not valid in metered spaces.
||A permit is invalid when:
- The time or date has expired.
- Any portion is not completely legible or permit has been altered in any fashion.
- A permit is found on a vehicle after it has been reported to the District Police as lost, stolen, or destroyed by the person who originally purchased the permit.
It is a crime to:
NOTE: VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION COULD RESULT IN CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
- Not immediately report finding a valid parking permit to the Police Department (Penal Code Section 485)
- Take a valid parking permit that belongs to another. (Penal Code Section 488);
- Possess, buy, sale or receive a stolen parking permit. (Penal Code Section 496);
- Duplicate and/or alter a parking permit.
||Permit Issuance - There is a charge for parking permits. Permits will be issued upon receipt of the appropriate fees and proof of enrollment or employment.
||Staff Gate Access/ID Cards - One gate access card will be issued to those staff members whose reserved parking area is controlled by access gates. Gate access cards are not to be loaned, traded, sold, or transferred.
||Staff Gate Access/ID Card Replacement - If an access card is lost or stolen, staff shall notify the District Police Department. (False reports are a violation of State Law) A non-refundable fee will be charged for a replacement of an access ID card.
False reports are a violation of State Law.
- Permits that are lost or stolen can be replaced by purchasing a new permit.
- Stolen permits should be reported to the Police Department.
Refunds on student parking permits will be given:
- Within 30 days after the start of the fall or spring semester or 15 days after the start of the summer session.
- A current, reusable (as determined by District Police) parking permit and a Request for Refund form must be submitted to District Police to obtain a refund.
- Requests for parking refunds that do not meet the above criteria will be denied.
ARTICLE VI - BICYCLES / Section 601-614
||Laws Applicable to Bicycle Use- Every person riding a bicycle anywhere on District Properties has all the rights and is subject to all the duties applicable to the operation of a vehicle by Division 10 of the California Vehicle Code, except those provisions which by their very nature can have no application.
||Days and Hours of Enforcement: Bike regulations shall be enforced at all times to ensure public safety.
||Punishment for Violators- While it is the intent of this Section to minimize violations of the bike regulations through education, awareness and voluntary compliance, violators may be subject to referral to the following for appropriate actions when necessary:
- Issue Citation to appear in Municipal Court.
- Refer to the Vice President of Student Services
- Refer to immediate job supervisor and/or Human Resources.
||Awareness- The District shall inform faculty, staff, students and visitors of bike rules and regulations through normal District sources. Signs and paint may be used to mark specific area pertaining to compliance with bike rules and regulations whenever possible
||Excessive Speed- No person shall ride a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent, nor at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour or as posted.
||The only authorized legal bike parking location is in a provided bike rack or locker.
No person shall park, store, or leave a bicycle in such a manner as to cause said bicycle to block or otherwise impede any normal entrance or exit from any building on District property.
- No bicycle shall be parked, stored, or left within six feet of an entrance or exit of a building unless a bike rack is provided within that distance.
- No bicycle shall be parked, stored, or left on any building access or egress ramp.
||Parking and Storing Inside of Buildings Prohibited- No bicycles shall be parked, stored, or left unattended in any lobby, hallway, classroom, or room of any building (unless said area is specifically designated for bicycle parking).
||No bicycle shall be parked, stored, or left unattended so as to block or impede the normal flow of traffic on any highway, roadway, street, alley, sidewalk, parking area, or pathway on District property.
||No bicycle shall be parked or left unattended so as to interfere with or impede the normal movement of handicapped persons or pedestrians upon curb cuts or access ramps.
||No bicycle shall be parked, stored, or left standing on any lawn or landscaped area except in those areas designated as bicycle parking areas by the presence of bike racks.
||No bicycle shall be chained or otherwise locked or attached to any handrail, tree, shrubbery, door, sign post, telephone pole, lamp post, or other object not maintained or designed for the purpose of securing bicycles.
||No bicycle shall be ridden on the Bailey Field track, lawn, or landscaped area under any circumstances.
||Removal of Bicycles in Violation- Whenever any bicycle is found in violation of this article, any District Police Officer or District Police employee authorized by the Chief of Police, may remove the securing device using any reasonable measures necessary to impound the bicycle. The District and employees authorized to remove and impound a bicycle in this manner shall not be held liable to the owner of the securing device or the owner of the bicycle for the cost of the repair or replacement of such securing device.
||Authority to Remove or Impound Bicycles- Any District Police Officer or District Police employee authorized by the Chief of Police may remove, relocate, impound, or secure in place any bicycle which:
- Blocks or impedes the normal entrance to or exit from any building on campus.
- Blocks or otherwise impedes traffic on any street, highway, roadway, path or sidewalk.
- Is parked in violation of any of the sections of this article, or;
- Appears to be abandoned.
Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges