Chapter 16.70
FINAL AND PARCEL MAP PROCESSING

Sections:

16.70.010    General.

16.70.020    Accompanying data and additional information.

16.70.030    Final and parcel map form and content.

16.70.040    Submittal to and review by the City Engineer.

16.70.050    Complete and timely final map filing with the City Engineer.

16.70.060    Final map approval by City Council.

16.70.070    Limitation on final map denial by City Council.

16.70.080    Filing with the office of the County Registrar/Recorder.

16.70.090    Approval of parcel maps by City Engineer.

16.70.010 General.

The form, contents, accompanying data, and filing of the final or parcel map shall conform to the provisions of the Subdivision Map Act and this title. The final or parcel map and any accompanying data or additional information shall be prepared by or under the direction of a registered civil engineer or licensed land surveyor authorized to practice in the state of California. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.020 Accompanying data and additional information.

The filing of accompanying data and additional information shall be required with the filing of the final or parcel map, in accordance with Chapter 16.80 PMC. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.030 Final and parcel map form and content.

The form and content of the final or parcel map shall conform to the Subdivision Map Act, City standards, this title, and applicable standards imposed by the County of Los Angeles for maps filed with the office of the Registrar/Recorder. The final form and content of the final or parcel map shall be to the satisfaction of the City Engineer. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.040 Submittal to and review by the City Engineer.

Final and parcel map submittal and review procedures shall be pursuant to this chapter and applicable City standards. The City Engineer shall review all final and parcel map submittals for conformance with the provisions of this title, and may deem them incomplete and return all or portions of a submittal for reasons which include, but are not limited to the following: incomplete submittal or filing; untimely submittal or filing; nonconformance with the tentative map; nonconformance with the conditions of approval applied to the tentative map; nonconformance with this title; nonconformance with City standards; errors on the final or parcel map, on any accompanying data, or on any additional information; or omissions on the final or parcel map, on any accompanying data, or on any additional information. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.050 Complete and timely final map filing with the City Engineer.

(A) The City Engineer shall determine that a complete and timely final map filing has been made if he or she determines that, at a minimum, the following items have been received, prior to the expiration of the tentative map:

(1) Improvement plans approved by the City Engineer;

(2) Complete and accepted public improvements or acceptable subdivision improvement agreement(s) and securities;

(3) Proof of payment of all applicable fees;

(4) Will serve letters from all applicable utilities and agencies;

(5) Noninterference letters from all applicable easements or title interest holders;

(6) Original and copies of all sheets of the final map in their required form and content;

(7) Proof of ownership of all affected properties;

(8) Subdivision guarantee from a title company, less than 60 days old;

(9) Letter from all affected property owners requesting approval of the final map;

(10) Small scale map of the proposed subdivision;

(11) Written clearance from all affected City departments;

(12) Written clearance from all affected public agencies;

(13) Proof of payment of all delinquent assessments;

(14) All applicable agreements or documents to be approved by the City Council, or filed or recorded concurrently with the map; and

(15) All additional requirements of Chapter 16.80 PMC have been satisfied.

(B) Upon finding all statements and submittals complete and satisfactory in accordance with this title, the City Engineer shall sign the appropriate statements and transmit the original map, and any other items requiring City Council approval, to the City Clerk within 20 days of receipt of a complete filing, with a recommendation of map approval. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.060 Final map approval by City Council.

The date the final or parcel map shall be deemed filed with the City Council shall be the date of the next regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council following the date on which the City Clerk receives the recommendation for map approval from the City Engineer. The City Council shall consider approval of the subdivision improvement agreement and improvement security, and any other required agreements, in conjunction with the approval of the final or parcel map. If any of the items requiring City Council approval are deemed unacceptable by the City Council, the City Council shall instruct the City Engineer to secure corrections, according to their direction.

The City Council shall approve or disapprove the subdivision improvement agreement, improvement security and final or parcel map at the meeting at which it receives the map or, at the next regular meeting following the meeting at which it received the map. If the City Council does not approve or disapprove the map within this time period, or any authorized extension thereof, and the map conforms to all requirements and rulings, it shall be deemed approved. The clerk of the legislative body shall certify or state its approval thereon.

The City Council shall not postpone or refuse approval of a final or parcel map because the subdivider has failed to meet a tentative map condition requiring construction or installation of off-site improvements on land which neither the subdivider nor the City has sufficient title or interest to permit the improvements to be made. However in such case, prior to final map approval, the subdivider shall be required to enter into an agreement with the City to complete such improvements, pursuant to Government Code Section 66462, upon acquisition of said title and interest by the City. Upon entering into such agreement, the City shall acquire the subject property interests in accordance with the provisions of Government Code Section 66462.5. Failure of the subdivider to execute such an agreement shall be cause for the City Council to postpone or refuse approval of the final or parcel map. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.070 Limitation on final map denial by City Council.

The City Council shall not deny approval of a final or parcel map if the City has previously approved a tentative map for the proposed subdivision and if the City Council finds that the final or parcel map is in compliance with the requirements of the Subdivision Map Act, this title, and the approved tentative map. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.080 Filing with the office of the County Registrar/Recorder.

(A) Upon approval of the final or parcel map and subdivision improvement agreement by the City Council, the City Clerk shall execute the appropriate statement on the statement sheet and shall, subject to the provisions of Government Code Section 66464, transmit the map, or have the City Engineer transmit the map, to the County of Los Angeles Public Works Department land development division for final review, and then to the County of Los Angeles office of the Registrar/Recorder for filing. The final or parcel map (with composite development plan, if applicable) and any separate documents (if required) shall be filed concurrently.

(B) If for any cause of the subdivider, the final or parcel map is not recorded by the office of the County Registrar/Recorder within 180 days from the date the City Council approved the final or parcel map, then the City Council’s approval of the final map shall be automatically rescinded, and all bonds or sureties will be returned to the subdivider. If the tentative map has expired, the unit of land previously affected by the final or parcel map will automatically revert to its pre-map configuration. If the tentative map has not yet expired, then the tentative map will be considered in effect, except that such action shall not alter the expiration date of the tentative map. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)

16.70.090 Approval of parcel maps by City Engineer.

(A) The City Engineer is authorized to approve and file parcel maps with the County, without City Council approval, when the City Engineer can make the following findings:

(1) No dedications, easements, restrictions or fee title is being granted to the City or any public agency as a function of the parcel map;

(2) No agreements involving the City, CC&R’s, or maintenance entities are required as part of the conditions or approval of the parcel map;

(3) No mitigation measures are required as part of the conditions of approval of the parcel map;

(4) Four or fewer parcels are created by the parcel map;

(5) No public improvements are required as part of the subdivision; and

(6) It has been determined to the satisfaction of the City Engineer that sufficient monumentation of the parcels exist so as not to justify an additional land survey.

(B) The City Engineer may decline to approve the parcel map, and instead process it in accordance with PMC 16.70.060.

(C) The limitations on denial of a final map by the City Council as set forth in PMC 16.70.070, shall apply to the City Engineer when approving a parcel map in accordance with this section.

(D) Any parcel map approved by the City Engineer in accordance with this section shall be subject to the procedures and requirements set forth in PMC 16.70.080. (Ord. 1091 § 5, 1996)