Chapter 17.84
PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

17.84.010 Applicability

Performance standards contained in this Chapter shall apply to any existing or proposed use, or portion thereof, permitted in any zone. (Zoning Ordinance Amendment 95-6 adopted by City Council April 10, 1996.)

17.84.020 Smoke or Other Particulate Matter

All proposed uses shall comply with the applicable requirements of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

17.84.030 Heat, Light, and Glare

Any existing or proposed use or portion thereof that creates heat, light, or glare that constitutes or may be considered a nuisance or hazard on any adjacent property, such as use of arc welders or furnaces, security lighting or spot lights, or reflecting building materials or water features, or similar equipment, shall shield or control all sources of heat, light, or glare in such manner as will prevent the issuance, continuance or recurrence of the disturbing emissions.

17.84.040 Electromagnetic Disturbances and Radiation

Any existing or proposed use or portion thereof that can or may generate any electrical disturbances or produce any electromagnetic or radioactive emanations that can or may be considered a nuisance or hazard shall shield or control the source of the electrical or radioactive emanations in such manner as will prevent the issuance, continuance, or recurrence of any hazardous or disturbing emanations.

17.84.050 Noise Standards

Any existing or proposed use or portion thereof that can or may generate noise that constitutes or may be considered a nuisance or hazard on any adjacent property, shall control the source of the noise in such manner as will prevent the issuance, continuance, or recurrence of any hazardous or disturbing emanations. All existing or proposed uses shall conform to the Noise Element of the General Plan. All construction activity shall conform to Chapter 8.28 PMC, Building Construction Hours of Operation and Noise Control.

17.84.060 Outdoor Storage

A.    There shall be no uses or storage of materials not permitted by the type of structure or classification of occupancy as specified in the Building Code and Fire Code.

B.    There shall be no outdoor storage unless specifically approved by the City. Any storage area which is visible from the public right-of-way shall be screened from view by a solid masonry block wall not less than 5' nor more than 6' in height.

C.    The required access aisles shall not be used for storage purposes.

D.    No areas designated for off-street parking shall be used for storage of vehicles or other material except as otherwise provided by this Ordinance.

17.84.070 Maintenance of Required Facilities

All physical facilities required in this Ordinance, such as buildings and structures, paving, fences, walls and landscaping, shall be kept and maintained in a neat, clean, orderly, operable and usable condition.

17.84.080 Fire Department Requirements

All plans shall meet the requirements of the Fire Department as to adequate fire protection.

17.84.090 Public Nuisance

Any existing or proposed use or portion thereof which produces any condition, substance or element including wastepaper, trash, or other debris, that constitutes or may be considered a nuisance or hazard due to its operation or maintenance, but is not subject to the standards contained in this Section, shall be eliminated or controlled as will prevent the issuance, continuance or recurrence of said nuisance or hazard.