Chapter 16.20


16.20.010    Purpose.

16.20.020    Application requirements.

16.20.030    Application review process.

16.20.040    Acceptance or rejection of filing.

16.20.050    Approval by city council.

16.20.060    Appeals process.

16.20.070    Filing process.

    Prior legislation: Ords. 82-1, 83-02, 84-07, 86-07 and 04-05 and prior code § 9-7(A)(1) through (C).

16.20.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this section is to provide final review and recordation of a parcel map for any subdivision of land resulting in four or fewer parcels and for which a final map is not required by the Subdivision Map Act. Parcel maps shall be required for these subdivisions, except for subdivisions created by short-term leases (terminable by either party on not more than 30 days’ notice in writing) of a portion of an operating right-of-way of a railroad corporation defined as such by Section 230 of the Public Utilities Code or for land conveyed to public agency or public utility, or to a subsidiary of a public utility for conveyance to such public utility for rights-of-way; provided, however, that if the planning officer finds, upon substantial evidence, that the public interest necessitates such a map, this exception shall not apply. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.20.020 Application requirements.

A. Tentative or Vesting Tentative Map. When a parcel map is required by this chapter, a tentative or vesting tentative map shall first be filed with the planning officer. The tentative or vesting tentative map shall meet all the requirements for tentative maps provided by the Subdivision Map Act and Chapter 16.12 HMC. The vesting tentative map shall also meet all the requirements for vesting tentative maps provided by Chapter 16.16 HMC.

B. Waivers Allowed. The planning officer may waive the requirement for a parcel map upon finding that the following exist:

1. The land being divided consists of a parcel shown on a recorded parcel map or final subdivision map or a legally created parcel and the full street improvements have been constructed and monumentation is evident; and

2. The proposed division of land complies with the requirements of the city code and Subdivision Map Act as to area, improvement and design, floodwater drainage control, appropriately improved public roads, sanitary disposal facilities, water supply availability, environmental protection and any other requirements that may apply.

C. Waivers Granted. When the requirement for a parcel map has been waived by the planning officer, the following actions shall take place before the subdivision is made final:

1. The subdivider shall file an application including all the information deemed necessary by the planning officer; and

2. The planning officer shall find that the proposed division of land complies with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, HMC Title 17, and any other relevant ordinances, improvement standards as set forth by resolution of the city, the general plan, and applicable specific plans of the city.

D. Improvement Requirements. Where public improvements are required, improvement plans, engineering calculations, and cost estimates shall be submitted and approved by the planning officer prior to acceptance of a parcel map for filing.

E. Map Form and Contents. The subdivider shall submit all the information deemed necessary by the planning officer.

F. Fee. At the time of filing of the parcel map, the subdivider shall pay the parcel map fee as set forth in the current city fee schedule. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.20.030 Application review process.

The planning officer first examines the parcel map and accepts or rejects it for filing. Once it has been accepted, the planning officer presents the map to city council, which must make a decision at its next regular meeting. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.20.040 Acceptance or rejection of filing.

The planning officer shall examine the parcel map and required documents submitted. If he or she determines that the surveys are correct and that such map is technically correct and substantially conforms to the approved tentative or vesting tentative map, and the required documents submitted are in order, he or she shall so certify on such map. If he or she shall find that full conformity has not been made, he or she shall so advise the subdivider and afford him or her an opportunity to make the necessary change. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.20.050 Approval by city council.

If the parcel map is in compliance with the Subdivision Map Act, local ordinances, and this title, if the conditions of approval have been met, the city council shall, at its next regular meeting, or within a period of 20 days after such submission, whichever is later, approve the map. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.20.060 Appeals process.

The appeals process for the decision of the city council shall be as described in HMC 16.04.120. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)

16.20.070 Filing process.

Upon the approval of the parcel map, the city clerk shall submit the map for recordation in the same manner as provided for final maps set forth in HMC 16.24.070. (Ord. 08-05 § 1, 2008)