Chapter 24.12
FILING OF TENTATIVE MAP

Sections:

24.12.010    Filing – Information to be included.

24.12.020    Public hearing – Generally.

24.12.030    Public hearing – Notice.

24.12.040    Time limitations.

24.12.050    Appeal from decision of planning commission.

24.12.010 Filing – Information to be included.

Tentative maps shall be filed with the community development director and shall be processed in accordance with the Subdivision Map Act and the provisions of this title. The subdivider shall file as many copies of the tentative map as may be required by the community development director. Such tentative map shall indicate such of the following as may be applicable:

(a) A tract number for any subdivision;

(b) The date, north point, and scale;

(c) A sufficient legal description of land to define the boundaries of the proposed division of land;

(d) A key map indicating the location of the proposed division of land in relation to the surrounding area;

(e) The name and address of the record owner, the subdivider, and the civil engineer or licensed surveyor under whose direction the map was prepared, including the registration number of the engineer or surveyor;

(f) The existing topography of the land proposed to be divided using contour intervals of not more than five feet, and of not more than two feet where the grade of the land is less than five percent. Contours of adjacent land shall also be shown whenever the surface features of such land affect the design and/or improvement of the proposed division. The tentative map shall contain a statement by the person preparing the map stating the source of contours shown on the map;

(g) The approximate location and outline to scale of each building or structure on the property proposed for division. Buildings or structures on adjacent property shall also be shown if such buildings or structures affect the design of the proposed subdivision. Each building shown shall be identified by house number or other identifying feature, including a notation on each building or structure to be retained;

(h) The approximate location of all areas subject to inundation or storm water overflow and the location, width, and direction of flow of each watercourse;

(i) The approximate location of each area covered by trees with a statement of the nature of the cover and the kind and approximate location of all trees standing within the boundaries of proposed public rights-of-way;

(j) The location, width, approximate grade, and curb radii of all existing and proposed streets and highways within and adjacent to the proposed subdivision;

(k) The width, purpose, and approximate location of all existing and proposed easements or rights-of-way, whether public or private, within and adjacent to the proposed subdivision:

(l) The approximate radius and arc length of each centerline curve;

(m) The approximate lot layout and the approximate dimensions of each lot and of each building site. Engineering data shall show the approximate finished grading of each lot, the preliminary design of all grading, the elevation of proposed building pads, the top and toe of cut and fill slopes to scale, and the number of each lot; the proposed areas for public use; and the angle of intersecting streets or highways if such angle deviates from a right angle by more than four degrees;

(n) The location of all cut and fill slopes or a separate grading plan;

(o) Each street shown by its actual street name or by a temporary name or letter for purpose of identification until the proper name of such street is determined;

(p) The name or names of any geologist or soils engineer whose services were required in the preparation of the design of the tentative map;

(q) A geologic soils report prepared by a civil engineer who is registered by the state, based upon adequate test borings or excavations, unless the community development department determines that, due to the knowledge such department has as to the soil qualities of the soil of such subdivision or lot, no preliminary analysis is necessary. If the preliminary soils report indicates the presence of critically expansive soils or other soil problems which, if not corrected, would lead to structural defects, the person filing the tentative map shall submit a soils investigation of each lot in the subdivision, prepared by a civil engineer who is registered in this state, which shall recommend corrective action which is likely to prevent structural damage to each dwelling proposed to be constructed on the expansive soil. The community development department shall approve the soils investigation if it determines that the recommended action is likely to prevent structural damage to each dwelling to be constructed and shall require that the approved recommended action be incorporated in the construction of each dwelling as a condition to the building permit. Appeal from such determination shall be to the board of building and fire code appeals.

If the community development director finds that a written geological report is necessary to determine whether the property to be divided is subject to an existing or potential geological hazard, the person filing the tentative map shall submit such a report to said board. The report shall be prepared by a registered engineering geologist;

(r) At its option, the planning commission may require all proposed dedications or offers of dedication to be made by deed.

Such information may be furnished separately from the map itself.

The planning commission may waive any of the foregoing requirements whenever the planning commission finds that the type of subdivision is such that compliance is unnecessary or that other circumstances justify the waiver. The planning commission may require such drawings, data, or other information as is deemed necessary. [Ord. 09-005 § 37, 2009; Ord. 879 N.S. § 4, 1976. Formerly 24.03.010].

24.12.020 Public hearing – Generally.

The planning commission shall hold a public hearing on the tentative map, and notice thereof shall be given as provided in Section 66451.3 of the Subdivision Map Act. Any interested person may appear at such a hearing and shall be heard. [Ord. 09-005 § 37, 2009; Ord. 879 N.S. § 4, 1976. Formerly 24.03.020].

24.12.030 Public hearing – Notice.

Notice of the time and place of said hearing, and a general description of the location of the subdivision, shall be published once in the official newspaper of the city at least 10 days before the date of the hearing. [Ord. 09-005 § 37, 2009; Ord. 879 N.S. § 4, 1976. Formerly 24.03.030].

24.12.040 Time limitations.

The following time periods shall be applicable to tentative maps:

(a) The approval or conditional approval of a tentative map shall expire 12 months from the date the map was approved or conditionally approved.

(b) The person filing the tentative map may request an extension of the tentative map approval or conditional approval by written application to the planning commission, such application to be filed at least 30 days before the approval or conditional approval is due to expire. The application shall state the reasons for requesting the extension. In granting an extension, new conditions may be imposed and existing conditions may be revised.

(c) An extension or extensions of tentative map approval or conditional approval shall not exceed an aggregate of two years.

(d) Modification of a tentative map after approval or conditional approval shall not extend the time limits imposed by this section. [Ord. 09-005 § 37, 2009; Ord. 879 N.S. § 4, 1976. Formerly 24.03.040].

24.12.050 Appeal from decision of planning commission.

Decisions of the planning commission with respect to a tentative map may be reviewed by the city council as follows:

(a) The subdivider may appeal and such appeal and the hearing thereon shall be conducted in the manner provided by Government Code Sections 66452.5(a) and (b).

(b) Any interested person adversely affected by a decision may file a complaint with the city council concerning such decision. Any such complaint shall be filed with the city clerk within 15 days after the action which is the subject of the complaint. The city council may, in its discretion, reject the complaint within 15 days or set the matter for public hearing. If the city council rejects the complaint, the complainant shall be notified of such action. If the matter is set for hearing, the hearing shall be conducted and notice thereof given as provided by Government Code Section 66451.3 and by PGMC 24.12.030.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, any interested person may appeal any decision of the planning commission relative to the provisions of Government Code Sections 66473.5, 66474, 66474.1, and 66474.6 to the city council. Such appeal and the hearing thereon shall be conducted in the manner provided by Government Code Sections 66452.5(a) and (b) and PGMC 24.16.030. The responsibilities of the city council under said Sections 66473.5, 66474, 66474.1, and 66474.6 are assigned to the planning commission. [Ord. 09-005 § 37, 2009; Ord. 879 N.S. § 4, 1976. Formerly 24.03.050].