Chapter 16.18


16.18.010    Purpose.

16.18.020    Applicability.

16.18.030    General design.

16.18.040    Application materials.

16.18.050    Action on map.

16.18.060    Filing of parcel map.

16.18.070    Property survey.

16.18.080    Lawful division of property.

16.18.090    Subdivision alternate.

16.18.010 Purpose.

This chapter establishes the requirements for the preparation and processing of tentative parcel maps and parcel maps. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.020 Applicability.

A tentative parcel map shall be required for all subdivisions creating four or less parcels or where any of the following occurs:

A.    The land before division contains less than five acres, each parcel created by the division abuts upon a maintained public street or highway, and no dedications or improvements are required by the legislative body.

B.    Each parcel created by the division has a gross area of twenty acres or more and has an approved access to a maintained public street or highway.

C.    The land consists of a parcel or parcels of land having approved access to a public street or highway, which comprises part of a tract of land zoned for industrial or commercial development, and which has the approval of the governing body as to street alignments and widths.

D.    Each parcel created by the division has a gross area of not less than forty acres or is not less than a quarter of a quarter section.

E.    The land being subdivided is solely for the creation of an environmental subdivision pursuant to Section 66418.2 of the Subdivision Map Act. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.030 General design.

The improvement requirements of Chapter 16.06 shall apply to tentative parcel maps. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.040 Application materials.

Application for a tentative parcel map shall be made to the community development department on forms provided by the community development department, accompanied by the required filing fee, together with eight copies of a tentative parcel map. A tentative parcel map shall be filed in the same form and have the same content, accompanying data and reports as for tentative maps in Chapter 16.08, unless otherwise determined by the community development director. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.050 Action on map.

A.    The community development director shall consider the application, map and supporting data, the reports and recommendations of its members, any evidence submitted by the subdivider and interested persons following which he or she shall approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove the tentative parcel map application and map based on the following:

1.    Effect of proposed land division on drainage, and other public improvements;

2.    Adequacy of proposed water supply for domestic purposes;

3.    Adequacy of proposed sewage disposal system;

4.    Any other matters which may affect the public health;

5.    Consistency with the general plan, zoning ordinance and/or applicable specific plans;

6.    Physical suitability of the site for the type of development;

7.    Physical suitability of the site for the proposed density of development;

8.    Potential of the design of the subdivision or the proposed improvements to cause substantial environmental damage or substantially and avoidably injure fish or wildlife or their habitat;

9.    Potential of the design of the subdivision or type of improvements to cause serious public health problems;

10.    Potential of the design of the subdivision or the type of improvements to conflict with easements of record, acquired by the public at large, for access through or use of, property within the proposed subdivision, unless the map provides alternate easements, for access or for use, and that these will be substantially equivalent to ones previously acquired by the public;

11.    Whether protective improvements are required to be constructed to protect the subdivision from flood, inundation, geologic or slide hazards.

12.    Ensuring that the design of the new subdivision or type of improvements will not result in nor facilitate the creation of development sites within primary habitat areas.

B.    When the action of the community development director is the approval or disapproval of the map the community development director shall endorse its action upon the map and then send one copy to the applicant and one copy on file. When the action of the community development director is the conditional approval of the map, and when conditions imposed are designated as precedent to approval, the engineering services manager shall so notify the applicant and shall hold the map until the conditions have been met. When met, the community development director or appropriate designee shall so certify by endorsement upon the map and then send one copy to the applicant and keep one copy on file. All conditions of approval shall be met precedent to sale of the property unless otherwise noted.

C.    Following the community development director’s action, notice of the city’s action shall be provided pursuant to the administrative procedures for coastal development permits (see page 15 of the local coastal program implementation plan). (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007) (Ord. No. 2009-04, § 4(Exh. A), 9-1-2009)

16.18.060 Filing of parcel map.

When the conditions of approval of the tentative parcel map have been met, a parcel map shall be prepared as prescribed by Sections 11575 to 11580 inclusive of the California Business and Professional Code and all applicable provisions of the Subdivision Map Act. The parcel map shall be submitted to the engineering services manager for examination and filing. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.070 Property survey.

The procedure and practice for all survey work done for preparation of a parcel map shall conform to the standards in Section 16.16.080. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.080 Lawful division of property.

No sale, lease, or transfer or other division of the land in the tentative parcel map shall be made until the parcel map has been filed with the county recorder. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)

16.18.090 Subdivision alternate.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit a division of land as provided by Chapters 16.08, 16.10 and 16.16. (Ord. 2007-08 § 4 (Exh. A (part)), 2007)