California Vehicle Code Section 22508
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22508. (a) A local authority shall not establish parking meter
zones or fix the rate of fees for those zones except by ordinance.
The rate of fees may be variable, based upon criteria identified by
the local authority in the ordinance. An ordinance establishing a
parking meter zone shall describe the area that would be included
within the zone.
(b) A local authority may by ordinance cause streets and highways
to be marked with white lines designating parking spaces and require
vehicles to park within the parking spaces.
(c) An ordinance adopted by a local authority pursuant to this
section with respect to any state highway shall not become effective
until the proposed ordinance has been submitted to and approved in
writing by the Department of Transportation. The proposed ordinance
shall be submitted to the department only by action of the local
legislative body and the proposed ordinance shall be submitted in
complete draft form.
(d) An ordinance adopted pursuant to this section establishing a
parking meter zone or fixing rates of fees for that zone shall be
subject to local referendum processes in the same manner as if the
ordinance dealt with a matter of purely local concern.
(e) A local authority may accept but shall not require payment of
parking meter fees by a mobile device.
Last modified: February 22, 2013