Sec. 14-8-7. Regulation of cruising.

(a) Cruising Prohibited. No person shall engage in the activity known as “cruising,” as defined in this section, on the public streets, alleys, or highways of the city in any area which has been posted as a no-cruising zone.
(b) Cruising Defined. For the purposes of this section, “cruising” shall be defined as the repetitive driving of any motor vehicle past a traffic control point.
(c) Congested Traffic Defined. For the purposes of this section, “congested traffic” means the traffic load on a particular street, alley, or highway, or portion thereof, is such that little or no vehicular flow is occurring and, additionally a significant number of vehicles are not moving promptly when an opportunity to do so arises. The determination that traffic is congested shall be made by the ranking peace officer on duty within the affected area.
(d) Traffic Control Point Defined. For the purposes of this section, “traffic control point” shall mean a location along a public street, alley, or highway utilized by a peace officer on duty within the affected area as an observation point in order to monitor traffic conditions for potential violations of this section.
(e) Warning Against Cruising. A peace officer may issue a written notice to any person operating or occupying any motor vehicle passing a traffic control point that any subsequent passage past that traffic control point within the next succeeding two hours will be a violation of this section.
(f) Violation of this Section. Any person who, after having received a written notice as described in Section 14-8-7(e), subsequently drives past the same traffic control point within the next succeeding two hours shall be in violation of this section.
(g) Posting of Signs. This section will be enforced in any area which has been posted as a no-cruising zone. No-cruising signs shall be posted at the beginning and end of any public street, alley or highway or portion thereof which is a no-cruising zone. The signs shall reference California Vehicle Code Section 21100(k) and this section.
(h) Penalty for Violation. Violation of this article is an infraction. The minimum penalty for a first conviction of cruising is a one hundred dollar fine; for a second conviction within one year, the minimum penalty is a two hundred dollar fine; for a third or subsequent conviction within one year, the minimum penalty is a two hundred fifty dollar fine. (Ord. No. 1126, § 1.)