Chapter 17.02
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sections:

17.02.010    Purpose and scope.

17.02.020    Private agreements.

17.02.030    Conflicting provisions.

17.02.040    Clarification of ambiguity.

17.02.050    Effects of zoning.

17.02.010 Purpose and scope.

For the purpose of promoting and protecting the public health, safety and welfare of the people of the City, to safeguard and enhance the appearance and quantity of development of the City, and to provide for the social, physical and economic advantages resulting from comprehensive and orderly planned use of land resources, a zoning development code defining classifications of zones and regulations within those zones is established and adopted by the City Council. (Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.0), 1983)

17.02.020 Private agreements.

The provisions of this title are not intended to abrogate any easements, covenants or other existing agreements which are more restrictive than the provisions of this title. (Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.1), 1983)

17.02.030 Conflicting provisions.

Whenever the provisions of this title impose more restrictive regulations upon the construction or use of buildings or structures or the use of lands or premises than are imposed or required by other ordinances, previously adopted, the provisions of this title or rules and regulations promulgated thereunder shall govern. (Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.2), 1983)

17.02.040 Clarification of ambiguity.

If ambiguity arises concerning the appropriate classification of a particular use within the meaning and intent of this title, or if ambiguity exists with respect to matters of height, yard requirements, area requirements or zone boundaries as set forth in this title, it shall be the duty of the Development Services Director to ascertain all pertinent facts and forward said findings and interpretations to the Council, and, if approved by the Council, thereafter such interpretations shall govern. (Ord. 518, 1999; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.4), 1983)

17.02.050 Effects of zoning.

A. Application of Provisions. The provisions of this title governing the use of land, buildings and structures, the size of yards abutting buildings and structures, the height and bulk of buildings, the density of population, the number of dwelling units per acre, standards of performance, and other provisions are declared by this title to be in effect upon all land included within the boundaries of each and every zone established by this title.

B. Buildings Under Construction. Any building for which a building permit has been issued under the provisions of earlier ordinances of the City which are in conflict with the ordinance codified in this title, and on which substantial construction has been performed by integration of materials on the site before the effective date of the ordinance codified in this title, may nevertheless be continued and completed in accordance with the plans and specifications upon which the permit was issued.

C. Approved Tentative Tract Maps or Tentative Parcel Maps. Any approved tentative map or tentative parcel map which has been approved pursuant to the provisions of earlier ordinances of the City and which is in conflict with this title may nevertheless be continued and completed in accordance with the provisions of its approval, provided it is completed within the time limit in effect at the time of its approval without extension of time thereof, and provided it complies with all other ordinances and laws in effect at the time of its approval. Final tract maps may be approved pursuant to this section and building and other permits may be issued for any lots created pursuant to this section consistent with such approval. (Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.5), 1983)