For the purpose of facilitating temporary uses of the public way requiring the absence of parked vehicles, including but not limited to athletic events, parades and special events, and for the purpose of effectively regulating traffic during days and times that concerts and other non-regularly recurring events take place at Wrigley Field (for purposes of this section, “Wrigley Field concerts”), the commissioner of streets and sanitation and the superintendent of police are authorized to post temporary signs designating the day or days of the week and hours of the day and the part of the street or streets in which the parking of vehicles is prohibited because of such temporary uses of the public way and to further designate such street or streets as “tow zones.” Before any posting of temporary signs for Wrigley Field concerts, the commissioner of transportation shall first determine that establishment of a temporary tow zone is necessary in light of expected congestion, and shall further determine whether the Zone 383 and LV2 permit exception to towing provided for in Sections9-68-022" destination-id="JD_9-68-022">9-68-022 and 9-68-023" destination-id="JD_9-68-023">9-68-023 should apply. If applicable, any such Wrigley Field concert-related temporary signs shall include a notice of the Zone 383 and LV2 permit exceptions to towing. It shall be a violation of this section, and shall subject the violator to the fine set forth in Section 9-100-020" destination-id="JD_9-100-020">9-100-020, to park any vehicle on any street in violation of a sign posted, erected or maintained pursuant to this section.
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Where signage has been posted or erected pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner of streets and sanitation is authorized to tow any vehicle parked in such designated portion of the public way to an authorized facility or, if practical, to the nearest lawful parking space or to move the vehicle temporarily during such temporary uses of the public way.
No towing or storage fees shall be assessed in those instances in which a vehicle is towed to an authorized facility pursuant to this section, unless the sign posted or erected pursuant to subsection (a) of this section has been in place for 24 hours.
(Added Coun. J. 6-19-02, p. 88761, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. I, § 6; Amend Coun. J. 6-11-08, p. 29530, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 7-9-08, p. 32453)