Chapter 18.08
DEFINITIONS Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

Sections:

18.08.010    Generally. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.015    Abut, abutting, adjoining. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.020    Accepted farming practice. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.025    Accepted mining practice and site reclamation. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.030    Accepted timber practice. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.035    Access, vehicular. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.040    Accessory dwelling. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.045    Accessory use, structure. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.050    Administrative code. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.055    Administrative permit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.060    Aggrieved party. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.065    Agriculture equipment sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.070    Agriculture product processing, canning. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.075    Agriculture product sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.080    Airport. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.085    Alley. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.090    Apartment. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.095    Apartment complex. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.100    Area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.105    Automobile sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.110    Automobile service. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.115    Automobile service station. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.120    Automobile wrecking yard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.125    Bar, club, lounge. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.130    Base zoning district. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.135    Bed and breakfast inns. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.140    Billboard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.145    Block. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.150    Bottling plant. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.155    Building. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.160    Building footprint. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.165    Building intensity. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.170    Building Official, Building Inspector. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.175    Building setback. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.180    Building site. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.185    Business. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.190    Campground. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.195    Carport. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.196    Car share vehicle. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.197    Car share vehicle facility. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.200    Cemetery. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.205    Centerline. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.210    Church. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.215    City CEQA guidelines. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.220    City Planner. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.225    Clinic. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.230    Combining district, combining zone. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.235    Commercial. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.240    Commercial agriculture. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.245    Common area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.246    Community land trust. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.250    Conditional use permit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.255    Condominium. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.260    Construction. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.265    Consumer service. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.270    Contractor’s equipment yard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.275    Customer area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.280    Date of decision. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.285    Day care center, family day care home, adult day program. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.290    Dead storage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.295    Density. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.300    Density bonus. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.305    Density bonus unit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.310    Density transfer. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.315    Director of Public Works. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.317    Disability. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.320    Downtown. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.325    Duplex. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.330    Dwelling. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.335    Dwelling unit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.340    Easement. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.345    Electrical/electronic component assembly. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.350    Electrical/electronic component manufacturing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.352    Emergency shelter. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.355    Exterior side parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.360    Family. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.365    Fence, wall. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.370    Flea market, yard sale, garage sale. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.375    Floating zone. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.380    Floodplain. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.385    Front parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.390    Garage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.395    General Plan. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.400    General vicinity, proximity. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.405    Government Code. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.410    Gross floor area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.415    Gross land area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.420    Group care home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.425    Height. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.430    Heliport. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.431    High quality transit corridor. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.435    Highway. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.440    Home-based business/home occupation. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.445    Hospital. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.450    Hotel. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.455    Household pets. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.460    Human scale. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.465    Indemnification. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.470    Industry. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.475    Intensity. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.480    Interior side parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.485    Intermittent. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.486    Junior accessory dwelling unit. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.490    Junk. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.495    Junkyard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.500    Kennel. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.505    Landfill. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.510    Landscaping. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.515    Large animals. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.520    Legal description. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.525    Livestock. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.530    Living area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.535    Lot. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.540    Lot coverage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.545    Lot depth. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.550    Lot frontage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.555    Lot line adjustment. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.560    Lot width. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.561    Major transit stop. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.565    Manufactured home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.570    Mitigation monitoring and reporting program. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.575    Mobile home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.580    Mobile home park. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.585    Modular home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.590    Motel. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.595    Multiple-family residential. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.600    Nonconforming building or use, legally existing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.605    Nursery. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.610    Occupancy. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.615    Official plan line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.620    Office. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.625    Off-premises sign. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.630    Off-site. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.635    On-site. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.640    Open space. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.645    Outdoor merchandise display. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.650    Outdoor sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.655    Parcel, lot. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.660    Park, playground. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.665    Parking area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.670    Permit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.675    Personal service establishment. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.680    Planned development. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.685    Planning Commission. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.690    Planning Department. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.695    Professional office. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.700    Property line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.705    Public agency. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.710    Public Resources Code. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.715    Public services. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.720    Public utility. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.721    Qualified nonprofit organization. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.725    Rear side parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.730    Recreational vehicle. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.735    Recreational vehicle park. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.740    Recreational vehicle storage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.745    School. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.750    School, trade. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.755    Secondary housing unit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.760    Shopping center. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.765    Short-term rental. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.770    Sight distance area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.775    Sign. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.777    Single room occupancy (SRO). Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.778    Specific adverse impact. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.780    Specific plan area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.785    Structure. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.787    Supportive housing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.790    Temporary. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.792    Transitional housing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.795    Transient occupancy. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.796    Two-unit development. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.797    Urban lot split. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.800    Use. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.805    Variance. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.810    Vision clearance area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.815    Yard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.010 Generally. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

For the purposes of defining this code, words, phrases, and terms shall have the meaning that is defined in this chapter. Words that are not defined in this chapter shall be defined as contained in the latest unabridged edition of the Webster’s Dictionary.

(A) When consistent with usage in the text, singular number includes the plural, and words in the plural include the singular.

(B) The words “shall,” “will,” “must,” and “is” denote a mandatory action.

(C) The word “may” or “should” indicate permissive actions.

(D) Definition of the use does not imply that the use exists legally. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.2, 1967)

18.08.015 Abut, abutting, adjoining. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Abut,” “abutting,” or “adjoining” all mean contiguous to or touching. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.020 Accepted farming practice. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Accepted farming practice” means a land use to produce plant or animal products utilizing customary, safe, and adequate techniques for crop management, harvesting, and marketing. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.025 Accepted mining practice and site reclamation. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Accepted mining practice and site reclamation” means the operation of a mineral extraction facility and restoration of the site in conformance with the requirements of the General Plan Conservation Element, this title, and the regulations of the California Division of Mines and Geology. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.030 Accepted timber practice. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Accepted timber practice” means the management of forest lands for growth, harvest, and production of timber and timber resources in a manner consistent with the Northern District Forest Practices Act. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.035 Access, vehicular. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Access” means the physical means by which an individual in a vehicle is able to enter upon public or private property from a street. “Ingress” and “egress” are other words for access. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.040 Accessory dwelling. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Accessory dwelling” means either an attached or detached dwelling unit which provides potential living facilities for one or more persons, and exceeds the permitted density for a parcel by one unit. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.045 Accessory use, structure. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

(A) “Accessory use” means a land use that is associated with an existing permitted or conditional use within a zoning district.

(B) “Accessory structure” means a usual and customary building normally associated with a permitted or conditional use. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.050 Administrative code. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“California Code of Regulations (CCR)” means the administrative code used to implement State legislation as approved by the Office of Administrative Law. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.055 Administrative permit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Administrative permit” means any permit listed in MSMC 18.20.080 and is issued as a ministerial act by the City. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.060 Aggrieved party. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Aggrieved party” means a person, organization, corporation, concerned citizen, or any individual or group which demonstrates to the appropriate reviewing body that they have an interest, either financial or otherwise, in property affected by the decision of the original decision maker. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.065 Agriculture equipment sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Agriculture equipment sales” means a business which is primarily engaged in the sale of equipment, vehicles, materials, supplies, and tools to serve farming, ranching or timber interests and businesses. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.070 Agriculture product processing, canning. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Agriculture product processing, canning” means the conversion of raw agriculture products into marketable commodities. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.075 Agriculture product sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Agriculture product sales” means the sale of food or fiber commodities from the property where produced. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.080 Airport. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Airport” or “heliport” means a place on land or water where aircraft may land and take off, receive and disembark passengers or cargo, take on fuel, purchase accessories or obtain service or repair. “Airstrip” also means airport. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.085 Alley. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Alley” means a public or private thoroughfare which affords a secondary means of access to abutting property. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.201, 1967)

18.08.090 Apartment. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Apartment” means a dwelling unit located within a structure that contains one or more attached dwelling units in which the units are available for rent or lease. “Apartment” also means an individual unit within a multiple-family residential development. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.202, 1967)

18.08.095 Apartment complex. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Apartment complex” means a multiple-family residential project or development. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.100 Area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Area” means a piece of land that can be definitively described and located with specific boundaries. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.105 Automobile sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Automobile sales” means a land use in which the primary business is based upon retail or wholesale transactions involving the transfer of title to motor vehicles including automobiles, light utility vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles, including mobile homes. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.110 Automobile service. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Automobile service” means a land use which is involved in the business of repairing and maintaining motor vehicles. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.115 Automobile service station. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Automobile service station” means any place where motor fuel or lubricating oil or grease is offered for sale to the public and deliveries are made directly into vehicles. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.259, 1967)

18.08.120 Automobile wrecking yard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Automobile wrecking yard” means a land use which is based on the storage, accumulation, rebuilding, reconditioning, and/or sale of vehicles, whether running or not, vehicle parts, and/or vehicle materials. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.125 Bar, club, lounge. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Bar, club, or lounge” means a land use in which the primary activity is the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption. A bar, club, or lounge may also provide entertainment for its patrons. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.130 Base zoning district. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Base zoning district” means the underlying zone that dictates land use and primary development standards. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.135 Bed and breakfast inns. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Bed and breakfast” or “B and B” inns and facilities means the rental of rooms or space within a new or existing structure for the purpose of providing overnight accommodations for paying guests, with not more than one meal, that being breakfast, to be provided daily to residents of the inn. The entire service offered is to be included in one stated price. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. CCO-94-04, 1994)

18.08.140 Billboard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Billboard” means outdoor sign advertising, promoting or informing of a business, product, issue or activity which takes place or is available at a location other than the location of the billboard. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.145 Block. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Block” means all property facing one side of the street or between a street and the railroad right-of-way, property along a dead-end street, or unsubdivided land. The intercepting street determines only the boundary of the block on the side of the street that it intercepts. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.203, 1967)

18.08.150 Bottling plant. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Bottling plant” means a land use in which beverages, including spring water, are processed for sale, resale, or distribution. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.155 Building. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Building” means structure. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.205, 1967)

18.08.160 Building footprint. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Building footprint” means the gross land area in square feet covered by a building as measured at its perimeter foundation walls. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.165 Building intensity. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Building intensity” means the percentage of gross land area covered over by the building footprint of a nonresidential structure or land use. (See also “building footprint” (MSMC 18.08.160).) (Ord. CCO-11-05 § 57, 2011; Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.170 Building Official, Building Inspector. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Building Official” or “Building Inspector” means the department head or person in charge of the City Building Department or performing the City’s building inspections. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.175 Building setback. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Building setback” means the distance from a property line or the centerline of a road easement or right-of-way to the edge of the foundation stem wall of any building. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.180 Building site. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Building site” means the portion of a parcel upon which a building is proposed to be constructed. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 433, 1987; Ord. 392, 1981; Ord. 329, 1975; Ord. 258 § 2.208, 1967)

18.08.185 Business. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Business” means a land use established for the purposes of commerce and as a means of generating revenue or income. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 §§ 2.209, 2.210, 1967)

18.08.190 Campground. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Campground” means a parcel of land upon which individuals may occupy locations for overnight accommodations in a recreational vehicle or tent. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.195 Carport. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Carport” means a structure which is attached or detached from another building, and which is open on at least two sides with a covering for vehicle storage. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.221, 1967)

18.08.196 Car share vehicle. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.197 Car share vehicle facility. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.200 Cemetery. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Cemetery” means a place for the internment of the remains of the deceased either by burial, cryostorage, mausoleum, or cremation. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.205 Centerline. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Centerline” means the line located equidistant from the edges of an easement or right-of-way. Centerline of a road right-of-way or easement does not mean the center of the physical location of the road. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.210 Church. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Church” means a land use that is used for the purposes of conducting religious services. Whether or not any reference is made, a church includes all other places of worship for any denomination. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.215 City CEQA guidelines. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“City CEQA guidelines” means the adopted local procedures and guidelines for implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in the City of Mt. Shasta. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.220 City Planner. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“City Planner” means the person appointed to assist the City with planning-related matters. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.225 Clinic. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Clinic” means a land use which is established for the purposes of providing a health or lifestyle related service. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.230 Combining district, combining zone. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Combining district” or “combining zone” means a land use classification that combines with a base zone to add additional planning opportunities to the use of land. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.211, 1967)

18.08.235 Commercial. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Commercial” means a use related to commerce and the production of revenue or income. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.240 Commercial agriculture. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Commercial agriculture” means a land use that produces agricultural products for sale or other forms of commerce. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.245 Common area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Common area” means a parcel or parcels that are part of a subdivision which are retained in the common ownership of the property owners of the subdivisions for common use or development. Common area parcels may not be separately sold or developed for other than common use. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.246 Community land trust. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.250 Conditional use permit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Conditional use permit” means a land use permit issued in a zone for uses which have the potential to be incompatible with neighboring land uses and zoning and are to be permitted following a public hearing in which interested parties have the opportunity to comment. “Use permit” also means conditional use permit. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.255 Condominium. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Condominium” means as defined in the Cal. Civ. Code § 1351(f). (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.260 Construction. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Construction” means the physical development of a parcel, including site excavation and grading, framing and finishing, up to the point of final inspection, use, or occupancy, whichever occurs first. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.265 Consumer service. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Consumer service” means a business which derives its principal revenue from offering an intangible product for sale, or provides a service. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.270 Contractor’s equipment yard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Contractor’s equipment yard” means a parcel of land that is used for the temporary or ongoing outside storage of equipment, tools, materials, and vehicles used in the performance of a contractor’s business. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.275 Customer area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Customer area” means that portion of a structure that is used for the purposes of transacting business, purchasing, or selling products or services, and does not include any portion of the structure used for warehousing or storage which are inaccessible to public use. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.280 Date of decision. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Date of the decision” granting or denying a permit under this title means the date on which the decision is announced. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.285 Day care center, family day care home, adult day program. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

(A) “Day care center” means any child day care facility other than a family day care home, and includes infant centers, preschools, extended day care facilities, and school age child care centers.

(B) “Family day care home” means a home that regularly provides care, protection, and supervision for 14 or fewer children, in the provider’s own home, for periods of less than 24 hours per day, while the parents or guardians are away, and is either a large family day care home or a small family day care home.

(C) “Large family day care home” means a home that provides family day care for seven to 14 children, inclusive, including children under the age of 10 years who reside at the home, as set forth in the California Health and Safety Code.

(D) “Small family day care home” means a home that provides family day care for eight or fewer children, including children under the age of 10 years who reside at the home, as set forth in the California Health and Safety Code.

(E) “Adult day program” means any community-based facility or program that provides care to persons 18 years of age or older in need of personal services, supervision, or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living or for the protection of these individuals on less than a 24-hour basis. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.290 Dead storage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Dead storage” means the keeping of a motor vehicle including recreational vehicle, travel trailer, trailer, or mobile home so that it cannot be inhabited. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.295 Density. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Density” means either of the following:

(A) For residential use, density means the number of dwelling units per acre.

(B) For nonresidential development, density means the percentage of lot coverage. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.300 Density bonus. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Density bonus” means approval of additional housing units for low and very low income residents consistent with the provisions of Cal. Gov’t Code § 65915. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.305 Density bonus unit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Density bonus unit” means one of the additional housing units permitted by a density bonus approval. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.310 Density transfer. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Density transfer” means the exchanging of permitted density within a proposed subdivision so that the number of parcels or lots created is equal to the number permitted by the General Plan, but individual lots or parcels are potentially smaller than the minimum parcel size designation. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.315 Director of Public Works. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Director of Public Works” means the head of the Public Works Department, who also may serve in other positions. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.317 Disability. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

For purposes of this title, “disability” shall have the same meaning as that term has in Section 12926 of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Section 12211 of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USC 12211). (Ord. CCO-10-03 § 1, 2010)

18.08.320 Downtown. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Downtown” means that area of the commercial district which is contained within the boundaries of the downtown commercial land use designation as shown in the Land Use Element of the General Plan. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.325 Duplex. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Duplex” means a dwelling unit that consists of two independent units that are attached. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.330 Dwelling. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Dwelling” means any building or portion thereof designed or used for habitation or residential occupancy.

(A) “Dwelling, single-family” means any building or portion thereof which contains one dwelling unit.

(B) “Dwelling, two-family” (or duplex) means any building or portion thereof which contains two dwelling units.

(C) “Dwelling, three-family” (or triplex) means any building or portion thereof which contains three dwelling units.

(D) “Dwelling, multiple-family” means any building or portion thereof which contains four or more dwelling units. Dwelling, multiple-family means the same as “multiple-family residential.” (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 §§ 2.214 – 2.218, 1967)

18.08.335 Dwelling unit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Dwelling unit” means a single dwelling for human habitation. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.340 Easement. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Easement” means a burden or servitude upon land, whether or not attached to other land as an incident or appurtenance, that allows the holder of the burden or servitude to do acts upon the land. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.345 Electrical/electronic component assembly. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Electrical/electronic component assembly” is a use in which the manufactured goods are assembled from components manufactured elsewhere. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.350 Electrical/electronic component manufacturing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Electrical/electronic component manufacturing” is a use in which components for use in electronic equipment are manufactured from raw materials. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.352 Emergency shelter. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Emergency shelter” means housing with minimal supportive services that is limited to occupancy of up to six months. Emergency shelters are intended to be used by homeless persons, victims of domestic violence, persons requiring temporary housing, and other individuals and households made temporarily homeless due to natural disasters (e.g., fires, earthquakes, etc.). (Ord. CCO-10-03 § 1, 2010)

18.08.355 Exterior side parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Exterior side parcel line” means a parcel line, other than the front or rear parcel, that is adjacent to a public or private roadway. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.360 Family. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Family” means a group of individuals with a common bond by means of blood, marriage, or conscientiously established relations living together as a housekeeping unit sharing a dwelling unit. Clients of a group home subject to Cal. Health and Safety Code § 1501 are not deemed a family for purposes of this title. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.219, 1967)

18.08.365 Fence, wall. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Fence” or “wall” means a structure constructed of posts, supports, and cross members that serves as an obstruction to mark property lines or delineate or restrict access to a portion of property. Fences for the purpose of this chapter include walls, hedges, and screen plantings. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.220, 1967)

18.08.370 Flea market, yard sale, garage sale. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Flea market” means an interim or temporary land use in which a series of booths, tables, or other temporary display areas are set up in which an individual, persons, vendors, group, organization, or business establish a retail trade. A commercial flea market may offer both new and used merchandise.

(A) “Yard sale” or “garage sale” each mean a noncommercial flea market that is established for an individual or group of fewer than 12 families to sell used merchandise or belongings.

(B) A flea market involving 12 or more families is considered a commercial flea market and a retail business, unless it is sponsored by, and all proceeds go to, a nonprofit organization. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.375 Floating zone. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Floating zone” means an unmapped zoning district whose standards are described in the text of the zoning ordinance but are applied to land only through a rezoning approval of a proposed development meeting the district’s standards, and stated criteria for approval. (Ord. CCO-09-07, 2009)

18.08.380 Floodplain. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Floodplain” means an area of land subject to periodic flooding. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.385 Front parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Front parcel line” means the narrowest property line adjacent to a public or private street, regardless of the address, orientation or location of the entrance for the structure. In the case of a flag lot, the front is the property line that is perpendicular to the access roadway from which the parcel gains access. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.390 Garage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Garage” means a structure intended for use for storage of vehicles and other items. This definition does not replace the definition of a garage in the Uniform Building Code. A garage may be incorporated within a building. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.221, 1967)

18.08.395 General Plan. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“General Plan” means the City of Mt. Shasta General Plan as currently adopted including all amendments. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.400 General vicinity, proximity. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“General vicinity” or “proximity” means the parcels of land surrounding or near a subject property which have the potential to be affected by the proposed land use or land usage of the subject property. General vicinity or proximity cannot be defined by a specific distance or direction in that one type of land use may impact a greater area than another type of land use. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.405 Government Code. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Government Code” means the California Government Code. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.410 Gross floor area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Gross floor area” means the sum of the areas of the several floors of the building, including basements, cellars, mezzanine and intermediate floored tiers and penthouses of headroom height, measured from the exterior faces of exterior walls or from the centerline of walls separating buildings, but excluding:

(A) Covered walkways, open roofed-over areas, porches and similar spaces.

(B) Pipe trenches, exterior terraces or steps, chimneys, roof overhangs and similar features. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.415 Gross land area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Gross land area” means the area of land before easements, dedication or other reductions in parcel area. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.420 Group care home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Group care home” means any residential facility, family home, or similar facility determined by the planner, for 24-hour nonmedical care of persons in need of personal services, supervision, or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living or for the protection of the individual. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.425 Height. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Height” means the vertical distance from the average base elevation to the highest point on the structure, excluding chimneys, antennas, and similar nonstructural elements. Average base elevation is determined by taking the elevation of the lowest point at the ground, and the elevation of the highest point at the ground, and finding the average. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.225, 1967)

18.08.430 Heliport. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Heliport” means “airport” as defined in MSMC 18.08.080. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.431 High quality transit corridor.. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.435 Highway. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Highway” means a State route as shown in the General Plan. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.440 Home-based business/home occupation. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Home-based business” or “home occupation” means a business located in a home that is subservient to the use of the dwelling as a residence. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.445 Hospital. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Hospital” means a land use in which intensive and general medical care is provided for patients on an emergency, inpatient and outpatient basis. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.450 Hotel. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Hotel” means a land use in which there are six or more rooms for transient occupancy. “Motel” and “hotel” are synonymous. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.226, 1967)

18.08.455 Household pets. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Household pets” means domestic animals or birds normally kept in the house for company or pleasure and not for profit. Household pets include, but are not limited to, dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, fish, gerbils, hamsters, canaries, parakeets, parrots, and cockatiels, provided they are not raised for commercial purposes. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.460 Human scale. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Human scale” refers to building elements bearing a definite relationship to the human in dimension; a component that the human can associate with directly. The relationship between the dimensions of the human body and the proportion of the spaces which people use. Human scale design typically reflects the elements listed below:

(A) Buildings that avoid long, monotonous, uninterrupted walls or roof planes. Blank, windowless walls are generally avoided along street frontages. Where solid walls are required by building codes, the wall should be articulated by the provision of blank window openings trimmed with frames, sills, lintels, or, if the building is occupied by a commercial use, by using recessed or projecting display window cases;

(B) Structures that incorporate awnings or arcades. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.465 Indemnification. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Indemnification” means compliance with a request to relieve the City of liability or to accept the costs for defending the City from any action brought as a result of the project. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.470 Industry. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Industry” means the manufacturing, fabrication, processing, reduction or assembly of any article, substance or commodity which results in a new product from the original materials. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.475 Intensity. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Intensity” means the same as “building intensity” as described in the Mt. Shasta General Plan. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.480 Interior side parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Interior side parcel line” means a parcel line that is not adjacent to any public or private roadway. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.485 Intermittent. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Intermittent” means coming and going at intervals; not continuous. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.486 Junior accessory dwelling unit. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.490 Junk. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Junk” means, and is not limited to, trash; refuse; paper; glass; cans; bottles; rags; ashes; trimming from lawns, yards, trees, and shrubbery, including plants and leaves; and other solid waste or salvageable materials other than garbage; inoperable appliances, parts, and tools; inoperable and unregistered vehicles; vehicle parts; vehicle hulks; discarded furniture; dirt; rocks; and materials from the demolition, alteration or construction of buildings or structures, unless such dirt, rocks, or other materials from demolition, alteration or construction are being used for purposes of fill. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.495 Junkyard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Junkyard” means a place in which junk (as defined in MSMC 18.08.490), salvaged materials or products, scrap, or other waste materials are stored, broken up, dismantled, sorted, distributed, or sold privately or commercially. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.227, 1967)

18.08.500 Kennel. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Kennel” means a land use where four or more dogs four months or older and/or four cats six weeks or older are bred, raised, trained, or boarded. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.505 Landfill. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Landfill” means a parcel of land that is used for the storage of solid waste. Landfill classifications are determined by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.510 Landscaping. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Landscaping” means the replacement of developed or excavated areas of a parcel with introduced new living vegetation, shrubbery, trees, ground cover and combinations thereof. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.515 Large animals. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Large animals” shall mean any animal other than a household pet which is usually kept out of doors, including but not limited to emus, horses, cattle, llamas, goats, swine, and ostriches. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.520 Legal description. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Legal description” means the terminology, words, mapping, or language contained in a deed or other document describing the location of a parcel of land or location of an easement. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.525 Livestock. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Livestock” means domestic farm animals such as cattle, sheep, swine, horses, goats, donkeys, mules, burros, rabbits, poultry (including all domesticated fowl and wild birds reduced to captivity), and exotic animals such as American bison, llamas, and similar animals being raised under conditions similar to other domestic farm animals. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.530 Living area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Living area” means the interior habitable area for a dwelling unit, including basements and attics, but does not include a garage or any accessory structure. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.535 Lot. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Lot” means a building site. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.229, 1967)

18.08.540 Lot coverage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Lot coverage” means the percent of lot area covered by all building footprints. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.545 Lot depth. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Lot depth” means the average distance from the property line fronting a road or road easement to the rear or opposite property line. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 392, 1981; Ord. 258 § 2.230, 1967)

18.08.550 Lot frontage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Lot frontage” means the width of the lot fronting on a road or private road easement, measured along the property line. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.555 Lot line adjustment. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Lot line adjustment” means a change in the location of a parcel or lot line pursuant to the Subdivision Map Act. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.560 Lot width. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Lot width” means the distance from one side property line to the other side property line measured along the building setback line. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.242, 1967)

18.08.561 Major transit stop. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.565 Manufactured home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Manufactured home” means a structure that was constructed on or after June 15, 1976, is transportable in one or more sections, is eight body feet or more in width, or 40 body feet or more in length, in the traveling mode, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a single-family dwelling with or without a foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. “Manufactured home” includes any structure that meets all the requirements of this section except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification and complies with the standards established under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Act of 1974 (42 USC 5401, and following). (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.570 Mitigation monitoring and reporting program. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Mitigation monitoring and reporting program (MMRP)” means a program adopted in conformance with the Public Resources Code and City of Mt. Shasta CEQA guidelines. The MMRP is adopted as a set of development standards, phasing specifications, and reporting requirements used to carry out adopted environmental mitigation measures for a project. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.575 Mobile home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Mobile home,” for the purposes of this title, means a structure that was constructed prior to June 15, 1976, is transportable in one or more sections, is eight body feet or more in width, or 40 body feet or more in length, in the traveling mode, or, when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a single-family dwelling with or without a foundation system when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. “Mobile home” includes any structure that meets all the requirements of this section and complies with the State standards for mobile homes in effect at the time of construction. “Mobile home” does not include a commercial modular, as defined in Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18001.8, factory-built housing, as defined in Cal. Health and Safety Code § 19971, a manufactured home, as defined in Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18007, a multifamily manufactured home, as defined in Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18008.7, or a recreational vehicle, as defined in Cal. Health and Safety Code § 18010. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.580 Mobile home park. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Mobile home park” is any area or tract of land where two or more mobile home lots (spaces) are rented or leased, held out for rent or lease, or were formerly held out for rent or lease and later converted to a subdivision, cooperative, condominium, or other form of residential ownership, to accommodate manufactured homes or mobile homes used for human habitation. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.585 Modular home. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Modular homes” are factory-built homes constructed to comply with the California Building Standards Code which are monitored by local jurisdictions. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.590 Motel. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Motel” means a land use in which there are six or more rooms for transient occupancy. “Motel” and “hotel” are synonymous. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.243, 1967)

18.08.595 Multiple-family residential. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Multiple-family residential” means a group of attached dwelling units (four or more) within one structure. Also see “dwelling,” MSMC 18.08.330. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.600 Nonconforming building or use, legally existing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

(A) “Nonconforming building” means a structure that does not conform to present zoning regulations.

(B) “Nonconforming use” means a land use which does not conform to present zoning regulations.

(C) “Legally existing” means a use that predates present zoning regulations but was legally constructed or established at the time the use or construction first commenced. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.244, 1967)

18.08.605 Nursery. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Nursery” means a business which is primarily engaged in the raising, propagation, growth, or sales of vegetation, plants and supplies. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.610 Occupancy. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Occupancy” means the establishment of a use within a structure or upon a parcel of land, including and not limited to installing display fixtures in a completed structure, stocking of inventory, or commencing temporary or permanent residency, whether or not a structure has been subject to an approved final inspection or a certificate of occupancy. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.615 Official plan line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Official plan line” means the boundaries and limits of a planned right-of-way, including the future right-of-way of an existing street or future street as it is proposed to be constructed or widened and including all lands necessary for the construction, widening or maintenance of any road, street, highway, or any other type of public way, which planned right-of-way is based on the General Plan for the City. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.620 Office. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Office” means a business establishment for rendering of service or administration, but not including retail sales. (Ord. 258 § 2.245, 1967)

18.08.625 Off-premises sign. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Off-premises sign” is a sign which identifies a use or business that is not occurring on the site, or identifies a property that is located elsewhere than the site of the sign. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.630 Off-site. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Off-site” means an improvement or other reference concerning a proposed project or subject property which is not located on the parcel under discussion. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.635 On-site. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“On-site” means an improvement or other reference concerning the subject property under discussion. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.640 Open space. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Open space land,” as defined by Cal. Gov’t Code § 66560, is any parcel or area of land or water that is essentially unimproved and devoted to an open space use as defined in this section, and that is designated on a local, regional or State open space plan as any of the following:

(A) Open space for the preservation of natural resources including, but not limited to, areas required for the preservation of plant and animal life, including habitat for fish and wildlife species; areas required for ecologic and other scientific study purposes; rivers, streams, bays and estuaries; and coastal beaches, lakeshores, banks of rivers and streams, and watershed lands.

(B) Open space used for the managed production of resources, including, but not limited to, forest lands, rangeland, agricultural lands and areas of economic importance for the production of food or fiber; areas required for recharge of groundwater basins; bays, estuaries, marshes, rivers and streams which are important for the management of commercial fisheries; and areas containing major mineral deposits, including those in short supply.

(C) Open space for outdoor recreation, including, but not limited to, areas of outstanding scenic, historic and cultural value; areas particularly suited for park and recreation purposes, including access to lakeshores, beaches, and rivers and streams; and areas which serve as links between major recreation and open space reservations, including utility easements, banks of rivers and streams, trails, and scenic highway corridors.

(D) Open space for public health and safety, including, but not limited to, areas which require special management or regulation because of hazardous or special conditions such as earthquake fault zones, unstable soil areas, floodplains, watersheds, areas presenting high fire risks, areas required for the protection of water quality and water reservoirs and areas required for the protection and enhancement of air quality.

(E) Open space in support of the mission of military installations that comprises areas adjacent to military installations, military training routes, and underlying restricted airspace that can provide additional buffer zones to military activities and complement the resource values of the military lands.

(F) Open space for the protection of places, features, and objects described in the Public Resources Code. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.645 Outdoor merchandise display. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Outdoor merchandise display” is an incidental outdoor use connected to and operated in conjunction with permanent commercial uses located inside adjacent buildings. Outdoor uses located on or adjacent to public sidewalks as well as privately owned walkways in shopping centers are also outdoor merchandise displays. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.650 Outdoor sales. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Outdoor sales” means permanent or temporary sale or renting of merchandise, including autos, bicycles, lumber, plants, or books, where the business is not conducted entirely within a structure. (Ord. CCO-11-05 § 58, 2011; Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.655 Parcel, lot. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Parcel” or “lot” means a described area of land within an ownership. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.660 Park, playground. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Park” or “playground” means a land use which is established for the purpose of providing passive or active recreation on a public or private basis. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.665 Parking area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Parking area” means the paved portion of a parcel which is developed for the storage of customer vehicles while the occupants of the vehicles are using the facilities. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.246, 1967)

18.08.670 Permit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Permit” means a property development approval issued by the City. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.675 Personal service establishment. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Personal service establishment” means an office or business establishment for the rendering of services or administration which may include some retail sales including but not limited to advertising, barber, cosmetologist, contractor, pest control service, pharmacy, private investigator, cleaning and laundry agency, photographic studio, radio, television and appliance repairs, shoe repair, dressmaking, custom millinery and tailor shop. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.249, 1967)

18.08.680 Planned development. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Planned development” means as defined by Cal. Civ. Code § 1351(k). (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.685 Planning Commission. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Planning Commission” means the body appointed by the City Council to review planning matters assigned pursuant to the City code. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.690 Planning Department. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Planning Department” means the City appointed staff to the planning agency (the City Council and its appointed committees and commissions). (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.695 Professional office. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Professional office” means an office for the conduct of any one of the following uses: accountant, architect, attorney, chiropractor, clergyman, dentist, doctor, engineer, optometrist, podiatrist, physical therapist, social worker, or surveyor, excluding but not limited to: advertiser, barber, cosmetologist, contractor, pest control, pharmacy, private investigator, veterinary or other service establishment. (Ord. 258 § 2.250, 1967)

18.08.700 Property line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Property line” means the legal boundary of a parcel also known as the parcel line. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.705 Public agency. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Public agency” means a political subdivision, Federal, State, or local government or its departments, or governmental jurisdictions or districts. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.710 Public Resources Code. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Public Resources Code” means the California Public Resources Code, also written PRC. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.715 Public services. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Public services” means services needed for development of a parcel of land. This may include, and is not limited to, electricity, access, water, sewage disposal, and telecommunications. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.720 Public utility. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Public utility” means a public or private business which provides a general service to the public, such as telecommunications, electricity, water, or other services. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.721 Qualified nonprofit organization. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.725 Rear side parcel line. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Rear side parcel line” means a parcel line opposite the front property line. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.730 Recreational vehicle. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Recreational vehicle” means a motor home, travel trailer, truck camper, or camping trailer, with or without motor power, designed for human habitation for recreational, emergency, or other occupancy, which meets the following criteria:

(A) It contains less than 320 square feet of internal living area, excluding built-in equipment such as closets, cabinets, kitchen units or fixtures, and bath or toilet rooms.

(B) It contains 400 square feet or less of gross area measured at maximum horizontal projections.

(C) It is built on a single chassis.

(D) It is either self-propelled, truck-mounted, or permanently towable on the highways without a permit. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.735 Recreational vehicle park. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Recreational vehicle park” means any area or tract of land or a separate section within a mobile home park, where two or more lots are rented or leased or held out for rent or lease to owners or users of recreational vehicles or tents. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.740 Recreational vehicle storage. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Recreational vehicle storage” means a commercial activity in which recreational vehicles are garaged either within a building or an open enclosure for payment of a rental fee. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.745 School. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“School” means any building used for educational purposes through grade 12 and used for more than 12 hours per week, or four hours in any one day. (Ord. CCO-11-05 § 59, 2011; Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.257, 1967)

18.08.750 School, trade. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Trade school” means a private educational facility devoted to instruction in particular crafts, trades or skills such as dancing, business colleges, beautician and barber schools, radio and television schools. (Ord. 258 § 2.258, 1967)

18.08.755 Secondary housing unit. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Secondary housing unit” means “accessory dwelling.” (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.760 Shopping center. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Shopping center” means a commercial center, or group of commercial establishments, planned, developed, managed and maintained as a unit, with common off-street parking provided to serve all uses on the property. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.765 Short-term rental. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Short-term rental” means a “transient occupancy,” as defined in MSMC 18.08.795, and includes, but is not necessarily limited to, a “hotel,” as defined in MSMC 18.08.450, as well as any rental of a living unit, or portion of a living unit, for a term shorter than a month-to-month tenancy. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. CCO-97-02, 1997)

18.08.770 Sight distance area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Sight distance area” means the triangular area on the corner of a corner lot in which visibility is needed at street intersections to see oncoming vehicles on the cross street and pedestrians on the cross street sidewalk. The term is also applied to the triangular areas on a lot on both sides of a driveway where the driveway enters the street, in which visibility of oncoming vehicles or pedestrians is needed by a driver exiting the driveway. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.263, 1967)

18.08.775 Sign. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Sign” means any device as defined in MSMC 8.08.460. (Ord. CCO-11-05 § 60, 2011; Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.262, 1967)

18.08.777 Single room occupancy (SRO). Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Single room occupancy (SRO)” means housing units that are restricted to occupancy by no more than two persons and may include a kitchen and/or a bathroom, in addition to a bed. These units are typically comprised of one or two rooms. (Ord. CCO-10-03 § 1, 2010)

18.08.778 Specific adverse impact. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.780 Specific plan area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Specific plan area” means an area of the City for which a specific plan has been adopted pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code Title 7, Division 1. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.785 Structure. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Structure” means shelter, building, dwelling unit, or other physical development upon the land to house, protect, store, or cover persons or things. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.266, 1967)

18.08.787 Supportive housing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Supportive housing” means a residential care facility with no limit on length of stay that is occupied by the target population as defined in subdivision (d) of Cal. Gov’t Code § 53260 (i.e., low income persons with mental disabilities, AIDS, substance abuse or chronic health conditions, or persons whose disabilities originated before the person turned 18), and that is linked to on-site or off-site services that assist the supportive housing resident in retaining the housing, improving his or her health status, and maximizing his or her ability to live and, when possible, work in the community. Any dwelling used for supportive housing is subject to the zone and use standards applicable to the zone in which it is located. (Ord. CCO-10-03 § 1, 2010)

18.08.790 Temporary. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Temporary” means less than one calendar year, unless otherwise defined in a section of this code for a greater or lesser period. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.792 Transitional housing. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Transitional housing” means dwellings utilized as rental housing used to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing. Homeless persons may live in a transitional dwelling for up to two years. Transitional housing can include single-family or multifamily dwellings, residential care facilities, or boarding houses. Any dwelling used for transitional housing is subject to the zone and use standards applicable to the zone in which it is located. (Ord. CCO-10-03 § 1, 2010)

18.08.795 Transient occupancy. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Transient occupancy” means paying guests occupying a dwelling unit for periods of less than 30 days. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.796 Two-unit development. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.797 Urban lot split. Added Ord. CCO-21-01

18.08.800 Use. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Use” means the purpose for which land or a building is designed, arranged, or intended or for which either land or a building is or may be occupied or maintained. (Ord. 258 § 2.269, 1967)

18.08.805 Variance. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Variance” means an approval granted by the City to alleviate a development hardship caused by the requirements of this code. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.810 Vision clearance area. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

See “sight distance area” (MSMC 18.08.770). (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009)

18.08.815 Yard. Amended Ord. CCO-21-01

“Yard,” in the context of building setbacks, means the required area between a property line and the required setback line. (Ord. CCO-09-02, 2009; Ord. 258 § 2.271, 1967)