CHAPTER 5. BICYCLES.*
Sec. 5.4. Same--Issuance and term of licenses; records of chief of police; inspection of bicycles.
(a) The chief of police shall issue a license provided by the state
pursuant to the provisions of Vehicle Code sections 39,000 and following, except
that a license shall not be issued to a nonresident owner of a bicycle who
resides in a city or county which has adopted a bicycle licensing ordinance
pursuant to the Vehicle Code sections. The fee for issuance of such license
shall be based upon the number of whole years remaining before such license
expires, provided that a portion of a year exceeding six months shall be counted
as a whole year. The fee for issuance of such license shall be equal to one
dollar for each such year and portion thereof exceeding six months. Provided,
further, that if the application is made less than six months before the
expiration date of the state issued license plate, a minimum fee of one dollar
shall be charged.
(b) The chief of police shall not issue a license for any
bicycle when he knows or has reasonable ground to believe that the applicant is
not the owner of or entitled to possession of such bicycle.
(c) The chief of
police shall keep a record of the license number, the serial number of the
bicycle, the make, type, and model of the bicycle, the name and address of the
owner to whom the license is issued and a record of all bicycle license fees
collected for such bicycle. The record shall be maintained during the period of
validity of the license so issued, or upon notification that the bicycle is no
longer to be operated.
(d) The chief of police or an officer assigned such
responsibility shall inspect each bicycle before licensing the same and shall
refuse a license for any bicycle which he determines is in unsafe mechanical
condition, or fails to have all the required safety equipment. (Ord. No. 633,
§ 1; Ord. No. 839, § 2, Ord. No. 873, § 1; Ord. No. 881, §