I work in Public Safety for a city in California. We get tons of complaints from frustrated residents in our mobile home park and apartment complexes about the Sheriff's Department's inability to issue Vehicle Code citations (other than handicapped or fire lane parking violations) on private property. We are currently researching possible ways to, by ordinance, allow private property owners the ability to grant authority to law enforcement to enforce the Vehicle Code on their property.
Currently, we are able to issue parking citations on request of the property owner to unauthorized vehicles, and any such vehicles may alternatively be removed by the property owner (at the cost of the vehicle owner). I have been doing some of the aforementioned research and discovered a couple of California cities (most notably Arcadia) whose websites seem to indicate that a property owner can make a request for other Vehicle Code violation citations to be issued, but so far it is unclear if it's for ALL CVC violations that could otherwise be cited on a public street, and it seems to be on a case-by-case basis rather than through a Letter of Agency type request. (I have emailed the cities and am awaiting clarification.)
In the meantime, does anyone here know if this is possible to do, and if so provide me some references (even if from out-of-state) that I could present to our Public Safety Manager and City Attorney? We would like to be able to allow property owners to grant authorization to our Parking Enforcement team and the Sheriff's Department for issuance of municipal code and CVC parking citations, and we would like to have it be through a Letter of Agency rather than on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately the Vehicle Code does not make it clear if this is possible to do, as it specifically mentions issuing citations on public property but does not seem to outright prohibit issuance on private property, nor address means by which such authority could be granted, at least that I have been able to find thus far.
Any feedback that could be provided would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!