Long time reader, first time poster.
Got a question for cdwjava (or any California LEO out there).
From reading 22658 (a) (1), it seems the intent is to provide notification in case someone unknowing parks on private property. Recently a local strip mall posted 22658 (a) (1) signs at entrances, presumably to cover themselves legally if they need to tow a vehicle. Since this is a public mall, with parking spaces provided for public use, doesn't this contradict the "prohibiting public parking" provision of the sign? It seems that the mall presents itself as public parking, yet at the same time claims to be 'private property' to retain the right to tow 'at-will'.
How does one go about interpreting this? If one gets towed (did not happen to me but I'm trying to ensure it doesn't happen) is there any legal grounds? Frankly I think the somewhat ominous signs do not endear people to shop there but I guess most people don't pay attention.