Division I. Zoning Code

Chapter 17.02
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

17.02.010    Title.

17.02.020    Purpose.

17.02.030    General requirement.

17.02.040    Interpretation.

17.02.050    General plan consistency—Regulations interpretation and application.

17.02.010 Title.

This division shall be known and cited as the “zoning regulations of the city.” (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9201.1)

17.02.020 Purpose.

These regulations are intended to guide the development of the city in an orderly manner, based on the adopted general plan, to protect and enhance the quality of the natural and built environment, and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by regulating the use of land and buildings and the location and basic form of structures. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9201.2)

17.02.030 General requirement.

Land or buildings may be used and structures may be erected or altered only in accordance with these regulations. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9201.5)

17.02.040 Interpretation.

A. Ambiguity. The director shall interpret these regulations, subject to the appeal procedures of Chapter 17.66. Written requests for interpretation shall be responded to in writing within ten days and shall become part of the permanent files of the community development department.

B. Zone District Boundaries.

1. Boundaries between zoning districts generally follow lot lines or their extensions, physical features, or contour lines, as noted on the official zoning map. Boundaries adjoining streets shall be assumed to follow the centerlines of streets if such location becomes an issue in the use of private property, as when a street is abandoned. Zones which meet a street centerline shall not be considered “adjacent.”

2. The location of boundaries which are not readily determined by inspection of the official zone map shall be determined by the director.

C. Conflict with Public Provisions. These regulations are not intended to interfere with or annul any other law or regulation. Where these regulations impose a restriction different from any other law or regulation, the more restrictive shall apply.

D. Conflict with Private Provisions. These regulations are not intended to interfere with or annul any easement, covenant, or other agreement between private parties. Where these regulations impose a restriction different from a private agreement, the provisions which are more restrictive or which impose higher standards shall control. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.5)

17.02.050 General plan consistency—Regulations interpretation and application.

The regulations codified in this title shall be interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with the general plan. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.1)