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A. In making the best use of streets and sidewalks for vehicle traffic and parking and pedestrian traffic, the City Administrator is authorized to provide appropriate and reasonable regulation of the classes of traffic signs, signals, markings, and other devices described in subsection B of this section for the streets, sidewalks, and other public property of the City as are appropriate for the public safety, convenience and welfare. Subject to approval by the State Highway Commission where such approval is required by the motor vehicle laws of Oregon, the City Administrator shall base his determination only upon:

1. Traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations;

2. Standards, limitations, and rules promulgated by the State Highway Commission; and

3. Other recognized traffic control standards.

B. Pursuant to subsection A of this section, the City Administrator may establish, maintain, remove, or alter the following classes of traffic controls:

1. Street areas and City-owned or leased land upon which parking may be entirely prohibited or prohibited during certain hours, and the angle of such parking;

2. The location and time of operation of traffic control signals;

3. Bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands, any other passenger common carrier vehicle stands;

4. The location of passenger loading zones for use in connection with the hotel, auditorium, theater, church, school, or public building;

5. Loading zones for commercial purposes;

6. Intersections or areas where drivers of vehicles shall not make right, left, or U-turns, and the time when the prohibition applies;

7. Crosswalks, safety zones, parking spaces, traffic lanes, and other symbols;

8. Traffic control signs; and

9. All other signs, signals, markings, and devices required to implement traffic and parking controls enacted by the Council or required by State law or regulation.

C. Pursuant to subsection A of this Section, the City Administrator may provide for temporary, experimental, or emergency traffic regulation that shall not remain in effect for more than thirty (30) days. No temporary, experimental or emergency regulation is effective until adequate traffic signs, signals, markings, or other devices are erected, clearly indicating the regulation.

D. The City Administrator shall not remove or alter a traffic sign, signal, marking, or other device if this act would be contrary to State law or ordinance. If a traffic sign, signal, marking, or other device is installed under authority of a resolution of the Council, the Council shall first approve, by resolution, any change or alteration by the City Administrator. (Ord. 2361, amended, 1985; Ord. 1557 § 4, amended, 1968)