TITLE 10. LAND USE

CHAPTER 1    ZONING (Superseded by Zoning Ordinance dated October 13, 1998)

CHAPTER 2    SUBDIVISIONS

Article 1. General Provisions

10-2.101    Purpose and Scope

10-2.102    Exceptions

10-2.103    Maps Required

10-2.104    General Requirements for Subdivisions

10-2.105    Variations

10-2.106    General Responsibilities of Director of Public Works

10-2.107    General Responsibilities of Director of Planning

10-2.108    Jurisdiction of Council

10-2.109    Referral to Affected Agencies

10-2.110    Effect of Annexation

10-2.111    Title

10-2.112    Advisory Agency

Article 2. Definitions

10-2.201    Use of Definitions

10-2.202    Block

10-2.203    Collector Street

10-2.204    Cul-de-Sac

10-2.205    Lot

10-2.206    Major Street

10-2.207    Map Act

10-2.208    Minor Street

10-2.209    Minor Subdivision

10-2.210    Standards, Subdivision Improvement

10-2.211    Subdivider

10-2.212    Subdivision

Article 3. Tentative Map

10-2.301    Preparation of Tentative Map

10-2.302    Form and Content of Tentative Map

10-2.303    Data to Accompany Tentative Map

10-2.304    Filing Tentative Map

10-2.305    Referral of Tentative Map to Other Departments and Affected Agencies

10-2.306    Hearing and Notice by Planning Commission

10-2.307    Planning Commission Report and Recommendation

10-2.308    Subdivision Conference

10-2.309    Department Recommendations

10-2.310    Hearing and Notice by Council

10-2.311    Action by City Council

Article 3.1. Vesting Tentative Maps

10-2.3.101    Purpose and Citation

10-2.3.102    Definitions

10-2.3.103    Consistency

10-2.3.104    Applicability

10-2.3.105    Procedure

10-2.3.106    Development Rights

10-2.3.107    Effect of State and Federal Laws

10-2.3.108    City’s Right to Condition or Deny Approval

10-2.3.109    Implementation

Article 4. Final Map

10-2.401    Form and Content of Final Map

10-2.402    Documents to Accompany Final Map

10-2.403    Review of Final Map and Accompanying Documents

10-2.404    Filing Final Map

10-2.405    Action by City Council

10-2.406    Effect of Approval of Final Map with Respect to Offer of Dedication

10-2.407    Recording

Article 5. Parcel Map

10-2.501    Form and Content of Parcel Map

10-2.502    Information and Documents to Accompany Parcel Map

10-2.503    Review of Parcel Map and Accompanying Map Documents

10-2.504    Filing Parcel Map

10-2.505    Hearing and Notice; Action by City Council

10-2.506    Effect of Approval of Parcel Map with Respect to Offers of Dedication

10-2.507    Time Limit on Approval of Variations

10-2.508    Recording

Article 6. Subdivision Requirements

10-2.601    Conformity with Requirements

10-2.602    Compliance with Subdivision Improvement Standards

10-2.603    Streets: General Requirements

10-2.604    Improvement of Existing Roadways

10-2.605    Street Widths

10-2.606    Street Grades

10-2.607    Horizontal Curves

10-2.608    Street Intersections

10-2.609    Cul-De-Sacs and Dead-End Streets

10-2.610    Private Streets

10-2.611    Curbs and Gutters

10-2.612    Pavement Crown

10-2.613    Pavement Design

10-2.614    Street Grading

10-2.615    Driveways

10-2.616    Traffic Safety Devices

10-2.617    Street Signs

10-2.618    Street Trees

10-2.619    Survey Monuments and Measurements

10-2.620    Street Lighting

10-2.621    Street Lighting Standards

10-2.622    Block Length

10-2.623    Block Width

10-2.624    Lot Size

10-2.625    Street Access

10-2.626    Lot Side Lines

10-2.627    Division of Lots by Boundary Lines

10-2.628    Large Lot Subdivisions

10-2.629    General Drainage Requirements

10-2.630    Culverts, Gutters, Roadside Ditches, and Appurtenances in Public Rights-of-Way

10-2.631    Open Channels, Conduits and Appurtenances

10-2.632    Ponding Areas

10-2.633    Drainage Easements

10-2.634    Subdrainage

10-2.635    Sidewalks and Pedestrian Ways

10-2.636    Sewerage

10-2.637    Water

10-2.638    Underground Utilities

10-2.639    Fences

10-2.640    Industrial Subdivisions

10-2.641    Mail Delivery Boxes

Article 7. Construction of Improvements

10-2.701    Improvements Required

10-2.702    Inspection and Control Work

10-2.703    Inspection Fee

10-2.704    Prosecution of Work

10-2.705    Acceptance of Completed Work

Article 8. Benefit Districts

10-2.801    Installation of Improvements to Benefit Property Outside Subdivision

10-2.802    Reimbursement Agreement

10-2.803    Charge to Benefited Properties

CHAPTER 3    GRADING, EXCAVATIONS AND FILLS (Repealed by Ordinance No. 242)

CHAPTER 4    DESIGN REVIEW (Superseded by Zoning Ordinance dated October 13, 1998)

CHAPTER 5    SCHOOL FACILITIES FEE/ DEDICATION (Repealed by Ordinance No. 248)

CHAPTER 6    UTILITY UNDERGROUNDING

Article 1. Underground Utility Districts

10-6.101    Definitions

10-6.102    Public Hearing

10-6.103    Establishment of Underground Utility District

10-6.104    Unlawful Acts

10-6.105    Exceptions—Emergency or Unusual Circumstances

10-6.106    Other Exceptions

10-6.107    Notification of Property Owners and Utilities

10-6.108    Responsibility of Utility Companies

10-6.109    Responsibility of Property Owners

10-6.110    Service of Notice

10-6.111    Contents of Notice

10-6.112    Performance of Work by City; Assessment

10-6.113    Notice of Assessment

10-6.114    Hearing; Action by Council

10-6.115    Assessment as Lien

10-6.116    Extension of Time

Article 2. Undergrounding, General

10-6.201    Undergrounding Required

10-6.202    Underground Districts

CHAPTER 7    FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION

Article 1. Statutory Authorization, Findings of Fact, Purpose and Methods

10-7.101    Statutory Authorization

10-7.102    Findings of Fact

10-7.103    Statement of Purpose

10-7.104    Methods of Reducing Flood Losses

Article 2. Definitions

10-7.201    Definitions

Article 3. General Provisions

10-7.301    Lands to Which This Chapter Applies

10-7.302    Basis for Establishing the Areas of Special Flood Hazard

10-7.303    Compliance

10-7.304    Abrogation and Greater Restrictions

10-7.305    Interpretation

10-7.306    Warning and Disclaimer of Liability

10-7.307    Severability

Article 4. Administration

10-7.401    Designation of the Floodplain Administrator

10-7.402    Duties and Responsibilities of the Floodplain Administrator

10-7.403    Development Permit

10-7.404    Appeals

Article 5. Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction

10-7.501    Standards of Construction

10-7.502    Standards for Utilities

10-7.503    Standards for Subdivisions and Other Proposed Development

10-7.504    Standards for Manufactured Homes

10-7.505    Standards for Recreational Vehicles

10-7.506    Floodways

10-7.507    Coastal High Hazard Areas

Article 6. Appeals and Variance Procedure

10-7.601    Nature of Variances

10-7.602    Conditions for Variances

10-7.603    Appeal Board

CHAPTER 8    REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS UNDER GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 65864 THROUGH 65869.5

Article 1. Applications

10-8.101    Authority for Adoption

10-8.102    Forms and Information

10-8.103    Fees

10-8.104    Qualification as an Applicant

10-8.105    Proposed Form of Agreement

10-8.106    Review of Application

Article 2. Notices and Hearing

10-8.201    Duty to Give Notice

10-8.202    Requirements for Form and Time of Notice of Intention to Consider Adoption of Development Agreement

10-8.203    Failure to Receive Notice

10-8.204    Rules Governing Conduct of Hearing

10-8.205    Irregularity in Proceedings

Article 3. Standards of Review, Findings and Decisions

10-8.301    Determination by Planning Commission

10-8.302    Decision by Hercules City Council

10-8.303    Approval of Development Agreement

Article 4. Amendment and Cancellation of Agreement by Mutual Consent

10-8.401    Initiation of Amendment or Cancellation

10-8.402    Procedure

Article 5. Recordation

10-8.501    Recordation of Development Agreement, Amendment or Cancellation

Article 6. Periodic Review

10-8.601    Time for and Initiation of Review

10-8.602    Notice of Periodic Review

10-8.603    Public Hearing

10-8.604    Findings Upon Public Hearing

10-8.605    Procedure Upon Findings

Article 7. Modification or Termination

10-8.701    Proceedings Upon Modification or Termination

10-8.702    Hearing on Modification or Termination

CHAPTER 9    GROWTH IMPACT FEE (Repealed by Ordinance No. 364)

CHAPTER 11    FIRE PROTECTION IMPACT FEES (Repealed by Ordinance No. 364)

CHAPTER 12    TRAFFIC IMPACT MITIGATION FEES (Repealed by Ordinance No. 364)

CHAPTER 13    HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Article 1. Purpose

10-13.101    Purpose

Article 2. Procedures

10-13.102    Applicability

10-13.103    Specified Hazardous Waste Facility

10-13.104    Hazardous Waste Facility Projects

10-13.105    Applications; Contents of Application

10-13.106    Mandatory Conditions

10-13.107    Findings

10-13.108    Duration of Land Use Decision

CHAPTER 14    REGULATIONS FOR MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAMS

Article 1. General

10-14.101    Purpose and Authority

10-14.102    Applicability

10-14.103    Definitions

10-14.104    Fees

Article 2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

10-14.201    Program Contents

10-14.202    Submittal and Approval of Program

10-14.203    Mitigation Implementation Plan

10-14.204    Compliance Schedule

10-14.205    Compliance Reports

10-14.206    Verification Reports

Article 3. Mitigation Monitoring Agreement

10-14.301    Mitigation Monitoring Agreement

Article 4. Annual Report

10-14.401    Annual Report to City Council

Article 5. Appeals

10-14.501    Appeals to Planning Commission or to City Council

Article 6. Enforcement

10-14.601    Pre-Construction Phase

10-14.602    Construction Phase

10-14.603    Post-Construction Phase

CHAPTER 15    TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Article 1. Findings

10-15.101    Findings

Article 2. Purpose, Goal and Objectives

10-15.201    Purpose

10-15.202    Goal

10-15.203    Objectives

CHAPTER 16    WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES

10-16.101    Purpose and Legislative Intent

10-16.102    Severability

10-16.103    Location of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

10-16.104    Exclusions

10-16.105    Exceptions and Existing Facilities Prior to the Adoption of This Chapter

10-16.106    Administrative Use Permit Applicability for Modifications that Qualify as Eligible Facilities

10-16.107    Special Use Permit Applicability

10-16.108    General Policies for All Applications under this Chapter

10-16.109    Processing Fees to Be Borne by Applicant

10-16.110    Application Requirements for an Administrative Special Use Permit

10-16.111    Application Requirements for a Special Use Permit

10-16.112    Streamlined Process—Requirements for an Application to Co-Locate on an Existing Properly Permitted Telecommunications Facility or Existing Building Structure within the Parameters of an Approved Special Use Permit, but Not Including the First Attachment

10-16.113    Procedural Requirements before Action on Any Application Taken

10-16.114    Procedural Requirements for Granting a Special Use Permit

10-16.115    Reasons for Denial

10-16.116    Assignment/Transfer, Default/Revocation, and Termination of Administrative Special Use Permits or Special Use Permits for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

10-16.117    Responsible Party(s)

10-16.118    Removal and Performance Security

10-16.119    Liability Insurance

10-16.120    Indemnification

10-16.121    Security

10-16.122    Signage

10-16.123    Reservation of Authority to Inspect Wireless Telecommunications Facilities

10-16.124    Removal or Moving of Wireless Telecommunications Structures and Facilities

10-16.125    Penalty

10-16.126    Relief

10-16.127    Adherence to State and/or Federal Rules and Regulations

10-16.128    RF Emissions

10-16.129    Conflict with Other Laws

10-16.130    Definitions

CHAPTER 17    WEST COUNTY SUBREGIONAL TRANSPORTATION MITIGATION PROGRAM UPDATE

10-17.101    Title

10-17.102    Purpose

10-17.103    Findings

10-17.104    Fees

10-17.105    Project Descriptions, Funding Commitments, and Eligible Costs, and Implementation Schedule

CHAPTER 18    DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEES

Article 1. General Provisions for Development Impact Fees

10-18.101    Authority

10-18.102    Application

10-18.103    Fee Credit

10-18.104    Fee Adjustment, Waiver or Finding of Exemption

10-18.105    Appeal Procedure

10-18.106    Refund of Fee

10-18.108    Developer’s Acknowledgment of Fee Adjustment or Waiver

Article 2. Park and Recreation Facilities Impact Fee

10-18.201    Intent and Purpose

10-18.202    Definitions

10-18.203    Fee Requirement

10-18.204    Exemptions

10-18.205    Time of Payment

10-18.206    Use of Fee

10-18.207    Annual Review

10-18.208    General Provisions Apply

Article 3. General Public Facilities Impact Fee

10-18.301    Intent and Purpose

10-18.302    Definitions

10-18.303    Fee Requirement

10-18.304    Exemptions

10-18.305    Time of Payment

10-18.306    Use of Fee

10-18.307    Annual Review of Police Facilities Impact Fee Program

Article 4. Police Facilities Impact Fee

10-18.401    Intent and Purpose

10-18.402    Definitions

10-18.403    Fee Requirement

10-18.404    Exemptions

10-18.405    Time of Payment

10-18.406    Use of Fee

10-18.407    Annual Review

10-18.408    General Provisions Apply

Article 5. Fire Facilities Impact Fee

10-18.501    Intent and Purpose

10-18.502    Definitions

10-18.503    Fee Requirement

10-18.504    Exemptions

10-18.505    Time of Payment

10-18.506    Use of Fee

10-18.507    Annual Review of Fire Facilities Fee Program

10-18.508    General Provisions Apply

Article 6. Traffic Facilities Impact Fees

10-18.601    Intent and Purpose

10-18.602    Definitions

10-18.603    Fee Requirement

10-18.604    Exemptions and Credit

10-18.605    Time of Payment

10-18.606    Traffic Impact Fee Fund—Use of Fee

10-18.607    Authority for Separate Mitigation Measures

10-18.608    Annual Review

10-18.609    General Provisions Apply

CHAPTER 19    INCLUSIONARY HOUSING

Article 1. General Provisions

10-19.101    Title

10-19.102    Purpose

10-19.103    Definitions

10-19.104    General Requirements

10-19.105    Exceptions to Affordability Requirement

10-19.106    General Procedures for Implementing Inclusionary Zoning Requirements

10-19.107    Affordable Unit Credits

10-19.108    Incentives to Encourage On-Site Construction of Affordable Units

10-19.109    Inclusionary Zoning In Lieu Fee Fund

10-19.110    Violations

10-19.111    Enforcement

10-19.112    Appeals

10-19.113    Suspension

CHAPTER 20    CENTRAL HERCULES PLAN REGULATING CODE

CHAPTER 21    ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROGRAM

10-21.101    Title

10-21.102    Purpose

10-21.103    Definitions

10-21.104    Contribution Requirements

10-21.105    Hercules Art in Public Places Fund

10-21.106    Implementation of the Art in Public Places Program

10-21.107    Compliance

10-21.108    Waiver of Conditions

10-21.109    Violations of This Chapter

TITLE 10. LAND USE*

*    Editor’s Note: For provisions concerning grading, excavations and fills, see Ch. 7-2 of this Code.