Chapter 16.60
TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP PROCEDURES FOR FOUR OR FEWER LOTS

Sections:

16.60.010    General.

16.60.020    Approval or disapproval of tentative parcel maps.

16.60.030    Expiration and extensions of tentative parcel maps.

16.60.040    Parcel map waivers.

16.60.010 General.

The procedures set forth in this chapter shall be applicable to tentative parcel maps for four or fewer parcels, except as modified in Government Code Section 66426. The procedures set forth in Chapter 16.40 PMC shall also be applicable. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.60.020 Approval or disapproval of tentative parcel maps.

Upon deeming an application complete pursuant to PMC 16.40.040, and upon completion of environmental review as provided in PMC 16.40.060, the Planning Director shall set the matter for public hearing and give notice as provided in PMC 16.40.070. The Planning Commission may approve, conditionally approve or deny the tentative parcel map, pursuant to the provisions and findings set forth in PMC 16.40.100. The Planning Commission may prohibit or limit filing of multiple parcel maps, or place reasonable conditions on the filing of multiple parcel maps. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.60.030 Expiration and extensions of tentative parcel maps.

(A) The initial approval or conditional approval of a tentative parcel map shall expire 36 months from its approval, unless this time period is extended. The subdivider may request an extension of the expiration date in accordance with the provisions of PMC 16.40.140. Upon the timely filing of an extension request, the map shall automatically be extended for 60 days or until the application is acted on, whichever occurs first.

(B) The Planning Commission may approve, conditionally approve or deny the request for an extension in accordance with the provisions of PMC 16.40.140 after making findings mandated in PMC 16.40.100. The actions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council under the provisions of zoning ordinance Section 20.11; provided, that pursuant to Government Code Section 66463.5(c), the appeal period for the subdivider will be 15 days from the date of approval or disapproval of the time extension application by the Planning Commission. (Ord. 1120 § 15, 1998; Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.60.040 Parcel map waivers.

(A) The requirements for a parcel map may be waived by the Planning Commission for the following divisions of land upon making the findings set forth in subsection (C) of this section:

(1) Division of real property or interests therein created by probate, eminent domain procedures, partition or other civil judgments or decrees;

(2) Division of property which has been merged pursuant to this title, the Subdivision Map Act or any prior ordinance of the City; or

(3) Any other division of property which would otherwise require a parcel map.

(B) In order for the requirement for a parcel map to be waived, a written request for such a waiver must be submitted to the Director of Planning as part of the tentative parcel map application.

(C) No waiver to the requirement for processing a parcel map shall be approved unless the Planning Commission finds that all of the following criteria are satisfied:

(1) That all parcels created front on existing maintained public roads, improved in accordance with current City standards;

(2) That all parcels created are serviced by sanitary sewer facilities, in accordance with current City standards;

(3) That adequate water supply is available to all parcels;

(4) That the proposed land division will not have an adverse impact on the environment or on surrounding properties;

(5) That the proposed land division will not have an adverse impact on existing drainage facilities;

(6) That all lots created by the proposed subdivision, and any remainder parcels, comply with all requirements of the Subdivision Map Act, the zoning ordinance and this title;

(7) That no dedications, easements, restrictions or fee title in off-site property interests are being granted to the City or any public agency as a function of the subdivision;

(8) That no agreements involving the City, or any maintenance entities are required as part of the conditions of approval of the subdivision;

(9) That no mitigation measures are required as part of the conditions of approval of the subdivision;

(10) That four or fewer lots are created by the subdivision; and

(11) That no public improvements are required as part of the subdivision.

(D) A waiver by the Planning Commission may be conditioned to provide for payment by the subdivider of applicable fees.

(E) The parcel map waiver request shall be approved, conditionally approved or denied within the time frames set forth in PMC 16.40.090.

(F) Upon the Planning Commission’s approval of a waiver of the parcel map pursuant to this section, the City Engineer shall file with the office of the County Registrar/Recorder a certificate of compliance, or conditional certificate of compliance, for the land to be divided and a plat map showing the division. The certificate shall include a certificate by the County Tax Collector in accordance with Article 8 of Chapter 4 of the Subdivision Map Act.

(G) Actions by the Planning Commission approving or disapproving parcel map waivers may be appealed to the City Council under the provisions of Section 20.11 of the zoning ordinance. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)