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ORDINANCE N0.98-120 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> ' GRAPEVINE AMENDING THE GRAPEVINE CODE OF <br /> ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 23 TRAFFIC, ARTICLE V PARKING <br /> BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION 23-63.2 TITLED <br /> RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT AREA; PROVIDING A <br /> PENALTY OF FINE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF TWO <br /> HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR EACH OFFENSE AND <br /> A SEPARATE OFFENSE SHALL BE DEEMED COMMITTED <br /> EACH DAY DURING OR ON WHICH AN OFFENSE OCCURS <br /> OR CONTINUES; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; <br /> PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND DECLARING AN <br /> EMERGENCY <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council, in response to citizens' requests, previously passed <br /> Ordinance No. 97-141 which amended the City's No Parking Zones to create a new, <br /> temporary no-parking zone (the "No-Parking Zone") which includes portions of Worth <br /> Street, Smith Street, and Franklin Street, due to traffic and parking congestion caused by <br /> persistent and regular nonresident parking on those streets; and <br /> - WHEREAS, the City Council extended the effective date of the No-Parking Zone <br /> with the passage of Ordinance 98-82 to address the issue of nonresident parking, and the <br /> �•A � problems associated with it, on the streets in the No-Parking Zone; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council finds that, based on public testimony, public planning <br /> studies, and other sources, the continued vitality of the City depends on the preservation <br /> of safe, healthy, and attractive neighborhoods and other residential areas; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council further finds that one factor that threatens the safety, <br /> health and attractiveness of the City's neighborhoods is the excessive and burdensome <br /> practice of nonresidents parking their motor vehicles for extended periods of time in certain <br /> neighborhoods; and <br /> WHEREAS, the number of nonresident motor vehicles attempting to park in those <br /> areas has often exceeded the number of available parking spaces; and <br /> WHEREAS, a preferential parking system for designated neighborhoods will help <br /> to reduce the burden of those excess vehicles on the residents of those neighborhoods <br /> and, thus, promote the general welfare of the City; and <br /> WHEREAS, designating a residential parking permit area will serve to effect the <br /> �"�" following: <br /> (1) reduce hazardous traffic conditions resulting from nonresidents competing <br /> � with residents to park their vehicles in that area; <br />