Chapter 17.04
DEFINITIONS

Sections:

17.04.005    Grammatical interpretation.

17.04.010    Definitions generally.

17.04.015    Abut.

17.04.020    Access or access way.

17.04.023    Accessory apartment.

17.04.025    Accessory building.

17.04.030    Accessory dwelling unit.

17.04.035    Accessory use.

17.04.090    Advertise.

17.04.093    Agricultural worker housing.

17.04.097    Alteration.

17.04.100    Ambient level.

17.04.105    Anatomical areas.

17.04.106    Animal enclosure.

17.04.110    Animal hospital.

17.04.116    Antique.

17.04.117    Antique shop.

17.04.125    Apartment.

17.04.130    Arcades.

17.04.132    Attic.

17.04.135    Automobile service station.

17.04.145    Basement.

17.04.153    Board and care.

17.04.155    Boardinghouse or roominghouse.

17.04.157    Body piercing.

17.04.160    Building.

17.04.170    Building height.

17.04.172    Building, main.

17.04.175    Building site.

17.04.180    Business center.

17.04.195    Canopy.

17.04.202    Caretaker’s living quarters.

17.04.205    Carport.

17.04.210    Clinic.

17.04.215    Club.

17.04.220    Coffeeshop.

17.04.225    Community apartment.

17.04.235    Condominium.

17.04.240    Condominium conversion.

17.04.250    Convalescent home.

17.04.251    Cottage food business.

17.04.265    County Recorder.

17.04.268    Crawl space.

17.04.270    Day nursery.

17.04.275    Density.

17.04.280    Development.

17.04.290    Director of Development Services.

17.04.295    Dormitory.

17.04.300    Drive-in or drive-through restaurant.

17.04.305    Dwelling.

17.04.310    Repealed.

17.04.315    Dwelling, multiple.

17.04.320    Dwelling, single-family.

17.04.325    Dwelling unit.

17.04.327    Eating and drinking establishments.

17.04.330    Educational institutions.

17.04.333    Exotic, wild or nondomestic animal.

17.04.335    Family.

17.04.337    Fence.

17.04.355    Garage.

17.04.357    Garage, private.

17.04.360    General plan.

17.04.365    Grade.

17.04.370    Grand opening.

17.04.375    Gross area.

17.04.378    Repealed.

17.04.380    Guestroom.

17.04.390    Highway.

17.04.392    Home occupation.

17.04.395    Hospital.

17.04.400    Hotel.

17.04.401    Household pet.

17.04.403    Independent living.

17.04.405    Inoperative activity.

17.04.411    Junk.

17.04.415    Kennel.

17.04.420    Large animals.

17.04.425    Legal.

17.04.430    Legal lot.

17.04.432    Live entertainment.

17.04.433    Living unit.

17.04.434    Lodge.

17.04.440    Lot.

17.04.445    Lot, corner.

17.04.450    Lot coverage.

17.04.455    Lot depth.

17.04.460    Lot, flag.

17.04.465    Lot, interior.

17.04.470    Lot line.

17.04.475    Lot line, front.

17.04.480    Lot line, interior.

17.04.485    Lot line, rear.

17.04.490    Lot, reverse corner.

17.04.495    Lot line, side.

17.04.500    Lot, through.

17.04.505    Lot width.

17.04.510    Major review.

17.04.513    Masonry wall.

17.04.514    Marijuana cultivation – Marijuana delivery – Marijuana dispensaries, cooperatives, and collectives – Marijuana manufacturing – Marijuana storage.

17.04.515    Minor review.

17.04.520    Mobile home.

17.04.525    Mobile home unit space.

17.04.530    Motel.

17.04.540    Net area.

17.04.545    Nonconforming building.

17.04.550    Nonconforming lot.

17.04.560    Nonconforming use.

17.04.573    Open fence.

17.04.575    Other habitable accessory building.

17.04.576    Outdoor display.

17.04.577    Outdoor storage and/or sales area.

17.04.585    Parkway.

17.04.595    Planned residential development.

17.04.612    Poultry.

17.04.615    Public right-of-way.

17.04.628    Recreational courts, public and semipublic.

17.04.629    Recycling center.

17.04.630    Remodel.

17.04.631    Residence, main.

17.04.635    Roof.

17.04.640    Roofline.

17.04.648    Repealed.

17.04.650    Service stations.

17.04.655    Setback, front yard.

17.04.660    Setback, rear yard or side yard.

17.04.670    Single-family zone.

17.04.672    Single housekeeping unit.

17.04.673    Single room occupancy, SRO.

17.04.675    Site plan.

17.04.680    Small animals.

17.04.690    Special promotional parking lot sales event.

17.04.700    Stable.

17.04.715    Statuary.

17.04.720    Story.

17.04.725    Street.

17.04.730    Structure.

17.04.735    Structural alteration.

17.04.736    Supportive housing.

17.04.740    Temporary outdoor sales.

17.04.743    Tobacco shops.

17.04.744    Transitional housing.

17.04.745    Use.

17.04.747    Use, principal.

17.04.750    Useful life.

17.04.765    Wholesaling.

17.04.775    Yard.

17.04.780    Yard, front.

17.04.785    Yard, rear.

17.04.790    Yard, side.

17.04.795    Zoning development code and/or ordinance.

17.04.005 Grammatical interpretation.

A. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future; words in the singular number include the plural; and those in the plural number include the singular.

B. The word “shall” is mandatory and the word “may” is permissive. (Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)), 1983)

17.04.010 Definitions generally.

For the purposes of this title, certain words, phrases, and terms used in this title shall have the meaning assigned to them by this chapter. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(1)), 1983)

17.04.015 Abut.

“Abut” means two adjoining parcels of property with a common property line, including two or more lots adjoining only at a corner, except where such common property line is located on a public street right-of-way. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(1)), 1983)

17.04.020 Access or access way.

“Access” or “access way” means the place, means, or way by which pedestrians and vehicles shall have safe, adequate and usable ingress and egress to a property or use as required by this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(2)), 1983)

17.04.023 Accessory apartment.

“Accessory apartment” means a second dwelling unit located on the same lot as an existing single-family dwelling. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 225 § 1, 1987)

17.04.025 Accessory building.

“Accessory building” means a building, part of a building, or structure, which is incidental or subordinate to the main building or use on the same building site. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(3)), 1983)

17.04.030 Accessory dwelling unit.

“Accessory dwelling unit” (ADU) shall have the meaning defined in Section 65852.2 of the California Government Code, which may be an attached or detached residential dwelling unit, which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. An ADU may or may not include cooking or kitchen facilities separate from the main dwelling and must provide for living, sleeping and sanitation on the same parcel as the primary single-family dwelling unit. (Ord. 820 § 3, 2018; Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 225 § 1, 1987; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(4)), 1983)

17.04.035 Accessory use.

“Accessory use” means a use incidental, related, appropriate and clearly subordinate to the main use of the lot or building, which accessory use does not alter the principal use of such lot or building. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(5)), 1983)

17.04.090 Advertise.

“Advertise” means any notice to the public for the purpose of increasing sales or business, announcing the availability of a service or product, or making claims as to the value or quality of any service or product. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(16)), 1983)

17.04.093 Agricultural worker housing.

“Agricultural worker housing” means any portion of any house or housing accommodation that is maintained in connection with any agricultural work or place where agricultural work is being performed, whether rent is involved or not, and shall be deemed a residential use if it exists in structures that are single-family houses or apartment houses. (Ord. 805 § 2, 2017)

17.04.097 Alteration.

“Alteration” means any change to the exterior surfaces of a building including but not limited to renovation, rehabilitation, reconstruction, restoration, replacement, or rearrangement of structural parts or elements, or any changes that affect the plan configuration of walls, spaces or bulk of a building. Alteration does not include painting. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.100 Ambient level.

“Ambient level” means that general noise level in the area at a given time. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(18)), 1983)

17.04.105 Anatomical areas.

For “anatomical areas,” see PMC 17.38.020, “specified anatomical areas.” (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7 (A)(19)), 1983)

17.04.106 Animal enclosure.

An “animal enclosure” is a corral, paddock or stall used to house large animals. A riding arena, or similar exercise or training area, is not an animal enclosure. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 438 § 2, 1994)

17.04.110 Animal hospital.

“Animal hospital” means a place where animals are given medical or surgical treatment and are cared for during the time of such treatment. Use as a kennel shall be limited to short-time boarding and shall be only incidental to such hospital use. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(20)), 1983)

17.04.116 Antique.

“Antique” means any collectible, object of art, bric-a-brac, curio, household furniture or furnishing offered for sale upon the basis, express or implied, that the value of the property, in whole or substantial part, is derived from its age or from its historical associations. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 540 § 2, 2001)

17.04.117 Antique shop.

“Antique shop” means any place of business engaged in the business of buying and selling, trading or accepting for sale on consignment antiques. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 540 § 2, 2001)

17.04.125 Apartment.

“Apartment” means a building or portion thereof designed and used for occupancy by two or more individual persons or families living independently of each other. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(23)), 1983)

17.04.130 Arcades.

“Arcades” means places of business where five or more electronic or electrical coin-operated games are operated for compensation. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(24)), 1983)

17.04.132 Attic.

“Attic” means the area between the roof framing and the ceiling of the rooms below, that is not habitable, but may be reached by ladder from the interior of the building and used for storage. Improvement of an attic to habitable status shall make it a story. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.135 Automobile service station.

“Automobile service station” means a lot or portion of a lot used for the servicing of motor vehicles. Such servicing may include sale of motor fuel and oils, lubrication, incidental carwashing, waxing and polishing, sales and service of tires, tubes, batteries, and service of auto accessories. Such servicing does not include tire recapping, sale of major auto accessories, wheel repair or parts, sale or rebuilding of engines, battery manufacturing or rebuilding, radiator repair or steamcleaning, body repair, painting or upholstery, or installation of auto glass. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(25)), 1983)

17.04.145 Basement.

“Basement” means a story partly or wholly underground. A basement shall be counted as a story for purposes of height measurement where more than one-half of its height is above grade. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(27)), 1983)

17.04.153 Board and care.

“Board and care” means a facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services, which provides room, board, minor medical care and cleaning services for ambulatory senior citizens. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 144 § 5, 1984; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. 1.7, 1983)

17.04.155 Boardinghouse or roominghouse.

“Boardinghouse” or “roominghouse” means a building where lodging is provided for compensation, with or without meals, where the residents do not live as a single housekeeping unit. The terms “boardinghouse” and “roominghouse” shall specifically include, but are not limited to, a single-family dwelling where at least three rooms are rented under separate agreements, whether written or oral. A licensed “residential facility,” as that term is defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 1502(a)(1), which services six or fewer persons, including the licensee, the members of the licensee’s family, and persons employed as facility staff, is not considered a boardinghouse or roominghouse. (Ord. 821 § 2, 2018; Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(29)), 1983)

17.04.157 Body piercing.

“Body piercing” means the creation of an opening in the body of a human being for the purpose of inserting jewelry or other decoration. This includes, but is not limited to, piercing of a lip, tongue, nose, or eyebrow. “Body piercing” does not include the piercing of an ear. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 483 § 1, 1997)

17.04.160 Building.

“Building” means any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7 (A)(30)), 1983)

17.04.170 Building height.

“Building height” means the vertical distance from the average grade to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof or to the deck line of a mansard roof or to the highest point of the highest gable of a pitch or hip roof, but exclusive of vents, air conditioners, chimneys, or other such incidental appurtenances.

(Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(32)), 1983)

17.04.172 Building, main.

“Building, main” means a building within which is conducted the principal use permitted on the lot as provided in this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.175 Building site.

“Building site” means a legally created parcel or contiguous parcels of land in single or joint ownership, which provides the area and the open spaces required by this title, exclusive of all vehicular and pedestrian rights-of-way and all other easements that prohibit the surface use of the property by the owner thereof. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(33)), 1983)

17.04.180 Business center.

“Business center” means a development in which businesses and structures are designed as an architecturally integrated and interrelated development. Such design is independent of the number of structures, lots, or parcels making up the center. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(34)), 1983)

17.04.195 Canopy.

“Canopy” means a permanent rooflike structure extending from part or all of a building face and constructed of durable material which may not project over a public right-of-way. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(37)), 1983)

17.04.202 Caretaker’s living quarters.

“Caretaker’s living quarters” means living quarters accessory to a principal use on a site and intended for occupancy on the same site, as a caretaker, security guard, or similar position generally requiring residence on the site. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 2(D), 2008)

17.04.205 Carport.

“Carport” means a permanent roofed structure with not more than two enclosed sides used or intended to be used for vehicle storage for the occupants of the premises. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(39)), 1983)

17.04.210 Clinic.

“Clinic” means a place for medical services to patients human or animal not involving the overnight housing of patients. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(41)), 1983)

17.04.215 Club.

“Club” means an association of persons, whether or not incorporated, for a common purpose, but not including groups organized solely or primarily to render a service as a business for profit. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(42)), 1983)

17.04.220 Coffeeshop.

“Coffeeshop” means a completely enclosed restaurant facility wherein the customers are served as a business for profit. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7 (A)(43)), 1983)

17.04.225 Community apartment.

“Community apartment” means a development in which an undivided interest in the land is coupled with the right of exclusive occupancy of an apartment located thereon. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(44)), 1983)

17.04.235 Condominium.

“Condominium” means an estate in real property consisting of an undivided interest in common in a portion of a parcel of real property, together with a separate interest in space in a residential, industrial or commercial building on such real property, such as an apartment, office or store. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(46)), 1983)

17.04.240 Condominium conversion.

“Condominium conversion” means the conversion of rental units, residential or commercial, into a condominium project. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(47)), 1983)

17.04.250 Convalescent home.

“Convalescent home” means a facility licensed by the State Department of Public Health, the State Department of Social Welfare, or the County, which provides bed and ambulatory care for patients with post-operative convalescent, chronically ill or dietary problems, and persons aged or infirm unable to care for themselves; but not including, alcoholics, drug addicts, or persons with mental or contagious diseases or afflictions. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(49)), 1983)

17.04.251 Cottage food business.

“Cottage food business” means an enterprise that is operated as a cottage food operation as defined by California Health and Safety Code Section 113758, and has not more than one full-time equivalent cottage food employee, not including a family member or household member of the cottage food operator, within the registered or permitted area of a private home where the cottage food operator resides and where cottage food products are prepared or packaged for direct, indirect, or direct and indirect sale to consumers pursuant to this title. (Ord. 773 § 1, 2015)

17.04.265 County Recorder.

“County Recorder” means the County Recorder of San Diego County. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(54)), 1983)

17.04.268 Crawl space.

“Crawl space” means an enclosed area below the first usable floor of a building, generally less than five feet in height, used for limited access for plumbing and electrical utilities. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.270 Day nursery.

“Day nursery (including pre-school and nursery schools)” means any building, buildings or portion thereof used for the daytime care of children. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 162 § 1, 1985; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(55)), 1983)

17.04.275 Density.

“Density” means the total number of dwelling units permitted on a net acre of land exclusive of all existing public or private streets and rights-of-way. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(56)), 1983)

17.04.280 Development.

“Development” means the total number of dwelling units permitted on a net acre of land exclusive of all existing public or private streets and rights-of-way. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(57)), 1983)

17.04.290 Director of Development Services.

“Director of Development Services” means the Director of Development Services of the City. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 518, 1999; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(59)), 1983)

17.04.295 Dormitory.

“Dormitory” means a building intended or used principally for sleeping accommodations, where such building is related to an educational institution. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(60)), 1983)

17.04.300 Drive-in or drive-through restaurant.

“Drive-in or drive-through restaurant” means a place of business which sells food products and/or beverages and which:

A. Delivers such food products and/or beverages to customers outside of the building in which they are prepared by means of service, a window, counter, or similar method or device; or

B. Delivers such food products and/or beverages to customers within a building which is designed in such a manner that a majority of the customers will remove such food products and/or beverages from the building for consumption either on the premises or in the immediate vicinity. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(61)), 1983)

17.04.305 Dwelling.

“Dwelling” means a building or portion thereof designed exclusively for residential occupancy. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(62)), 1983)

17.04.310 Dwelling, guest.

Repealed by Ord. 820. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(63)), 1983)

17.04.315 Dwelling, multiple.

“Multiple dwelling” means a building containing two or more dwelling units or a combination of two or more separate single-family dwelling units on one lot. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(64)), 1983)

17.04.320 Dwelling, single-family.

“Single-family dwelling” means a detached building designed exclusively for residential occupancy by a single housekeeping unit. (Ord. 821 § 3, 2018; Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(65)), 1983)

17.04.325 Dwelling unit.

“Dwelling unit” means one or more rooms and a single kitchen in a single-family dwelling, apartment house or hotel designed as a unit for occupancy by one family for living and sleeping purposes. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 235 § 1, 1987; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7 (A)(66)), 1983)

17.04.327 Eating and drinking establishments.

“Eating and drinking establishments” means bars, nightclubs, restaurants, coffee shops, delicatessens and private clubs which may offer food, alcoholic beverages and/or entertainment. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 626 § 3, 2005; Ord. 235 § 1, 1987)

17.04.330 Educational institutions.

“Educational institutions” means public and other nonprofit institutions conducting regular academic instruction at kindergarten, elementary, secondary, collegiate levels, and including graduate schools, universities, nonprofit research institutions and religious institutions. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 235 § 1, 1987; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(67)), 1983)

17.04.333 Exotic, wild or nondomestic animal.

“Exotic, wild or nondomestic animal” means any animal not normally domesticated in the United States such as, but not limited to, a reptile, fox, raccoon or similar animal, including predatory or poisonous animals. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 2(A), 2008)

17.04.335 Family.

“Family” means one or more persons living together as a single housekeeping unit within a dwelling unit. “Family” also means the persons living together in a licensed “residential facility” as that term is defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 1502(a)(1), which services six or fewer persons, including the licensee, the members of the licensee’s family, and persons employed as facility staff. (Ord. 821 § 4, 2018; Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 232 § 1, 1987; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(68)), 1983)

17.04.337 Fence.

“Fence” means a vertical barrier or enclosure constructed of any material which supports no load other than its own weight. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 232 § 1, 1987)

17.04.355 Garage.

“Garage” means a detached accessory building or a portion of a main building on the same lot for the parking and temporary storage of vehicles of the occupants of the premises. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(72)), 1983)

17.04.357 Garage, private.

“Garage, private” means an accessory building or an accessory portion of the main building designed and/or used for the shelter or storage of vehicles of the occupants of the main building. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.360 General plan.

“General plan” means the general plan of the City and shall consist of the general plan maps adopted by the City Council. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(73)), 1983)

17.04.365 Grade.

“Grade” means the average level of the finished ground surfaces within a 20-foot area surrounding a building. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(74)), 1983)

17.04.370 Grand opening.

“Grand opening” means a promotional activity not exceeding 30 calendar days used by newly established businesses, within six months after occupancy, to inform the public of their location and service available to the community. Grand opening does not mean an annual or occasional promotion of retail sales by a business. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(75)), 1983)

17.04.375 Gross area.

“Gross area” means the total horizontal area within the lot lines of a lot or parcel of land before public streets, easements or other areas to be dedicated or reserved for public use are deducted from such lot or parcel. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(76)), 1983)

17.04.378 Guest house.

Repealed by Ord. 820. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 225 § 1, 1987)

17.04.380 Guestroom.

“Guestroom” means a room which is designed to be occupied by one or more guests for sleeping purposes, and having no kitchen facilities. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(77)), 1983)

17.04.390 Highway.

“Highway” means a street shown as a freeway, major, primary, or secondary highway on the general plan of the City. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(79)), 1983)

17.04.392 Home occupation.

“Home occupation” means any occupation or profession conducted or carried on entirely within a dwelling by the occupants thereof which is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the structure for dwelling purposes and which does not change the character thereof and does not adversely affect other uses in the zone of which it is a part. Home occupations shall be evaluated in accordance with the provisions and criteria in Chapter 17.28 PMC. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 2(E), 2008)

17.04.395 Hospital.

“Hospital” means an institution for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of human illness, including surgery and primary treatment. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(80)), 1983)

17.04.400 Hotel.

“Hotel” means a structure or portion thereof or a group of attached guestrooms or suites occupied on a transient basis for compensation. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(81)), 1983)

17.04.401 Household pet.

“Household pet” means any animal customarily permitted and kept in a dwelling and kept only for the company or pleasure provided to the occupants of the dwelling, to include dogs, cats, rabbits, parakeets, tropical fish, and hamsters or other similar domesticated animals. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 2(C), 2008)

17.04.403 Independent living.

“Independent living” means a facility which provides housing and recreation for active ambulatory senior citizens. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 144 § 5, 1984; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. 1.7, 1983)

17.04.405 Inoperative activity.

“Inoperative activity” means a business or activity that has ceased operation, except for temporary closures for repairs, alterations, or other similar situations at any given location for a period of at least 30 days. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(82)), 1983)

17.04.411 Junk.

“Junk” means any combustible or noncombustible waste including, but not limited to, trash, refuse, paper, glass, cans, bottles, rags, fabrics, bedding, ashes, trimmings from lawns, shrubbery or trees, except when used for mulch or like agricultural purposes; household refuse other than garbage; used lumber, metal, plumbing fixtures, bricks, building stones, plaster, wire or like materials from the demolition, alteration or construction of buildings or structures; used tires or inner tubes, auto, aircraft or boat parts; plastic or metal parts or scraps; damaged or defective machinery, whether or not repairable; and damaged or defective toys, recreational equipment or household appliances or furnishings, whether or not repairable. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 540 § 2, 2001)

17.04.415 Kennel.

“Kennel” means any property or premises on which seven or more dogs, seven or more cats, or any combination thereof, over the age of four months, are kept. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 3, 2008; Ord. 232 § 1, 1987; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(84)), 1983)

17.04.420 Large animals.

“Large animals” include equine and bovine animals and other such animals described and assumed by their size, weight, and/or appearance to be large animals. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(85)), 1983)

17.04.425 Legal.

“Legal” means authorized or permitted in accordance with defined procedures by ordinance or law. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(86)), 1983)

17.04.430 Legal lot.

“Legal lot” means:

A. A parcel of real property shown as a delineated parcel of land with a number or letter designation, or a subdivision map, or parcel map recorded in the office of the County Recorder and created in conformance with the State Subdivision Map Act;

B. A parcel of real property shown on a recorded record of survey map, lot division plat, or other official map filed in the office of the County Recorder or County Engineer, when such map or plat was filed as the result of and was made a condition of a lot division approved by the County under the authority of prior or existing County ordinances;

C. Any parcel of real property which existed as a separate parcel on or before February 1, 1972, as evidenced by a valid deed recorded on or before that date;

D. A parcel of real property described in a recorded certificate of compliance, approved and filed by the County or City in accordance with the State Subdivision Map Act. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(87)), 1983)

17.04.432 Live entertainment.

“Live entertainment” means any single event or series of events conducted for guests or patrons, including, but not limited to:

A. Presentations by single or multiple performers, such as singers, musicians, hypnotists, pantomimes, comedians, musical song and dance acts, plays, concerts, or other demonstration of talent which may be attended by members of the public;

B. Dancing to recorded or live music by paid performers;

C. The presentation of recorded music played on equipment, which is operated by an agent or contractor of the establishment, commonly known as “DJ” or disc jockey.

Live entertainment does not include entertainment provided by a patron or dancing between patrons, including, without limitation, singing by patrons (karaoke); or television, radio, close circuit or Internet broadcasts of live entertainment; or recorded music broadcast over a general area without a “DJ” or disc jockey. Also excluded from this definition are adult-oriented businesses as defined in Chapter 17.38 PMC. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 626 § 2, 2005)

17.04.433 Living unit.

“Living unit” means a unit that provides the basic amenities for everyday living and includes but is not limited to a sleeping area, closet space, restroom, sitting/entertainment area, incidental kitchen facilities and/or common dining and recreational facilities. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 235 § 1, 1987; Ord. 144 § 5, 1984; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. 1.7, 1983)

17.04.434 Lodge.

“Lodge” means an association of persons (whether or not incorporated) for a common purpose, by not including groups organized solely or primarily to render a service as a business for profit. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 235 § 1, 1987)

17.04.440 Lot.

“Lot” means:

A. A parcel of real property with a separate and distinct number or other designation shown on a plat recorded in the office of the County Recorder; or

B. A parcel of real property delineated on an approved record of survey, parcel map or subdivision map as filed in the office of the County Recorder or in the office of the Development Services Department, and abutting at least one public street or right-of-way, or easement determined by the City Engineer to be adequate for the purpose of access; or

C. A parcel of real property abutting at least one public street or right-of-way or easement determined by the City Engineer to be adequate for the purpose of access and held under separate ownership from abutting property prior to February 1, 1972. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 518, 1999; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(89)), 1983)

17.04.445 Lot, corner.

“Corner lot” means a lot located at the intersection or interception of two or more streets at an angle of not more than 135 degrees. If the angle is greater than 135 degrees, the lot shall be considered an “interior lot.” (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(90)), 1983)

17.04.450 Lot coverage.

“Lot coverage” means the ratio between the ground floor area of the building or buildings and the net area of the lot, exclusive of the ultimate street right-of-way. For master planned commercial, industrial, or institutional projects that may encompass multiple lots, the lot coverage standard may be calculated over the entire area of the master planned site. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 628 § 3, 2005; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(91)), 1983)

17.04.455 Lot depth.

“Lot depth” means the average horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines measured in the mean direction of the side lot lines. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(92)), 1983)

17.04.460 Lot, flag.

“Flag lot” means a lot which utilizes a narrow strip as its means of providing frontage on a street and/or providing vehicular access to the lot. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(93)), 1983)

17.04.465 Lot, interior.

“Interior lot” means a lot other than a corner lot. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(94)), 1983)

17.04.470 Lot line.

“Lot line” means any line bounding a lot as defined in PMC 17.04.440. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(95)), 1983)

17.04.475 Lot line, front.

“Front lot line” means on an interior lot, the front lot line is the property line abutting the street. On a corner or reverse corner lot, the front lot line is the shorter property line abutting a street, except in those cases where the subdivision or parcel map specifies another line as the front lot line. On a through lot or a lot with three or more sides abutting a street or a corner or reverse corner lot with lot lines of equal length, the Director shall determine which property line shall be the front lot line for the purposes of compliance with yard and setback provisions of this title. On a private street or easement, the front lot line shall be designated as the edge of the easement. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(96)), 1983)

17.04.480 Lot line, interior.

“Interior lot line” means a lot line not abutting a street. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(97)), 1983)

17.04.485 Lot line, rear.

“Rear lot line” means a lot line not abutting a street which is opposite and most distant from the front lot line. In the case of an irregular-shaped lot, a line within the lot, parallel to and at a maximum distance from the front lot line, having a length of not less than 10 feet. A lot which is bounded on all sides by streets may have no rear lot line. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(98)), 1983)

17.04.490 Lot, reverse corner.

“Reverse corner lot” means a corner lot, the side line of which is substantially a continuation of the front lot lines of the lot to its rear, whether across an alley or not. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(99)), 1983)

17.04.495 Lot line, side.

“Side lot line” means any lot line not a front lot line or rear lot line. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(100)), 1983)

17.04.500 Lot, through.

“Through lot” means a lot having frontage on two parallel or approximately parallel streets. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(101)), 1983)

17.04.505 Lot width.

“Lot width” means the horizontal distance between the side lot lines, measured at right angles to the lot depth at a point midway between the front and rear lot lines.

(Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(102)), 1983)

17.04.510 Major review.

“Major review” means a method of review by the City Council to determine conformance with applicable ordinances. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(103)), 1983)

17.04.513 Masonry wall.

“Masonry wall” means a solid wall composed of stone, brick, concrete, gypsum, hollow clay tile, concrete block or tile or other similar building units or materials or a combination of these materials laid up unit by unit and set in mortar. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 204 § 1 (Exh. A), 1986)

17.04.514 Marijuana cultivation – Marijuana delivery – Marijuana dispensaries, cooperatives, and collectives – Marijuana manufacturing – Marijuana storage.

“Marijuana cultivation,” whether medical or otherwise, shall mean the planting, growing, harvesting, drying or processing of marijuana plants or any part thereof, and any and all associated business and/or operational activities. Marijuana cultivation by any person or entity, including clinics, collectives, cooperatives and dispensaries, is prohibited in all zones within the City’s jurisdictional limits. No permit, whether conditional or otherwise, shall be issued for the establishment of such activity. Marijuana cultivation shall not include the planting, growing, harvesting, drying or processing of marijuana plants or any part thereof by any “qualified patient,” or “person with an identification card,” as those terms are defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7. Marijuana cultivation shall also not include the planting, growing, harvesting, drying or processing of marijuana plants or any part thereof indoors at a single residence, where the marijuana plants and products are for personal use and consumption by adult residents therein and are otherwise permitted by State or Federal laws. Outdoor cultivation shall be strictly prohibited in all zones.

“Marijuana delivery,” whether medical or otherwise, shall mean the commercial delivery, transfer or transport, or arranging for the delivery, transfer or transport, or the use of any technology platform to arrange for facilities for the commercial delivery, transfer or transport of marijuana, edible marijuana products, or any marijuana products to or from any location within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Poway, and any and all associated business or operational activities. Marijuana delivery by any person or entity, including clinics, collectives, cooperatives and dispensaries, is prohibited in the City. No permit, whether conditional or otherwise, shall be issued for the establishment of such activity. Marijuana delivery shall not include the delivery, transfer or transport of marijuana, edible marijuana products, or any marijuana products to any “qualified patient,” or “person with an identification card,” in the City, by any “primary caregiver,” as each of those terms is defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7, not to exceed eight ounces of dried marijuana for each “qualified patient” and “person with an identification card” residing in the City.

“Marijuana dispensaries, cooperatives, and collectives,” whether medical or otherwise, shall mean any facility or location, whether fixed or mobile, where marijuana is made available to three or more of any of the following persons: a primary caregiver, a qualified patient, or a patient with an identification card. Each of these terms is identified in strict accordance with California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7 et seq. as such sections may be amended from time to time. A “marijuana dispensary” shall not include the following uses, as long as the location of such uses is otherwise regulated by this code and applicable State or Federal law:

A. A clinic licensed pursuant to Chapter 1 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code;

B. A healthcare facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code;

C. A residential care facility for persons with chronic life-threatening illnesses licensed pursuant to Chapter 3.01 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code;

D. A residential care facility for the elderly licensed pursuant to Chapter 3.2 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code; and

E. A residential hospice, or a home health agency licensed pursuant to Chapter 8 of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code, as long as such use complies strictly with applicable law, including but not limited to Health and Safety Code Section 11362.5 et seq.

“Marijuana manufacturing,” whether medical or otherwise, shall mean the production, preparation, propagation, or compounding of cannabis products, including extraction processes; infusion processes; the packaging or repackaging of manufactured cannabis or cannabis products; or the labeling or relabeling of packages of manufactured cannabis or cannabis products. Marijuana manufacturing shall include all aspects of the extraction and/or infusion processes, including processing, preparing, holding, storing, packaging, or labeling of cannabis products as well as any processing, preparing, holding, or storing of components and ingredients. No permit, whether conditional or otherwise, shall be issued for the establishment of such activity. Marijuana manufacturing shall not include the production, preparation, propagation, or compounding of cannabis products, including extraction processes, infusion processes or any part thereof by any “qualified patient,” or “person with an identification card,” as those terms are defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7. Marijuana manufacturing shall also not include the production, preparation, propagation, or compounding of cannabis products, including extraction processes, infusion processes or any part thereof indoors at a single residence, where the marijuana plants and products are for personal use and consumption by adult residents therein and are otherwise permitted by State or Federal laws. No permit, whether conditional or otherwise, shall be issued for the establishment of such activity.

“Marijuana storage” shall mean any facility or location, whether fixed or mobile, where marijuana, whether medical or otherwise, is stored either temporarily or permanently. No permit, whether conditional or otherwise, shall be issued for the establishment of such activity. Marijuana storage shall not include the planting, growing, harvesting, drying or processing of marijuana plants or any part thereof by any “qualified patient,” or “person with an identification card,” as those terms are defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.7 so long as it is located at the residence of the qualified patient or person with identification card. Marijuana storage shall also not include the planting, growing, harvesting, drying or processing of marijuana plants or any part thereof indoors at a single residence, where the marijuana plants and products are for personal use and consumption by adult residents therein and are otherwise permitted by State or Federal laws. (Ord. 808 § 4, 2017; Ord. 785 § 4, 2016; Ord. 751 § 2, 2013; Ord. 736 § 4, 2012)

17.04.515 Minor review.

“Minor review” means a method of review by the Director of Development Services to determine conformance with applicable ordinances. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 518, 1999; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(104)), 1983)

17.04.520 Mobile home.

“Mobile home” means a movable or transportable vehicle, other than a motor vehicle, designed as a permanent structure intended for occupancy for one family and having no foundation other than jacks, piers, wheels, or skirtings. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(105)), 1983)

17.04.525 Mobile home unit space.

“Mobile home unit space” means a plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile home unit. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(106)), 1983)

17.04.530 Motel.

“Motel” means the same as “hotel.” (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(107)), 1983)

17.04.540 Net area.

“Net area” means all land, utility easements and trails within a given area or project including residential lots, and other open space which directly serves the residents of the net acre; but exclusive of all public or private streets and other easements such as a floodway or flood-control channel. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7 (A)(109)), 1983)

17.04.545 Nonconforming building.

“Nonconforming building” means a building or portion thereof which was lawful when established but which does not conform to the provisions of this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(110)), 1983)

17.04.550 Nonconforming lot.

“Nonconforming lot” means a lot, the area, frontage or dimensions of which do not conform to the provisions of this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(111)), 1983)

17.04.560 Nonconforming use.

“Nonconforming use” means a use lawful when established but which does not conform to the provisions of this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(113)), 1983)

17.04.573 Open fence.

“Open fence” means a fence with openings which represent at least 50 percent of the total surface of each five-foot linear section when viewed perpendicular to the face of the fence. (See exhibit under PMC 17.08.220(A).) (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 232 § 1, 1987)

17.04.575 Other habitable accessory building.

“Other habitable accessory building” means an attached or detached building located on the same site as a primary dwelling, designed for use by the resident(s) of the primary dwelling, having heating and/or air conditioning but having no cooking or kitchen facilities, and may not be rented or otherwise used as a separate dwelling. (Ord. 820 § 6, 2018)

17.04.576 Outdoor display.

“Outdoor display” means the display of goods or merchandise for sale on private property outside of a building in a manner that is incidental to and a part of the operation of the adjacent indoor use. Excluded from this definition is the accessory display of vehicles for a vehicle sales or rental business for which a business certificate has been issued. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 540 § 2, 2001)

17.04.577 Outdoor storage and/or sales area.

“Outdoor storage and/or sales area” means a legally established permanent storage and/or sales area that is not intended to be visible for advertising purposes. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 540 § 2, 2001)

17.04.585 Parkway.

“Parkway” means that area of a public street that lies between the curb and sidewalk or between the sidewalk and the property line of the adjacent property owner, which is used for planting purposes. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(118)), 1983)

17.04.595 Planned residential development.

“Planned residential development” means two or more dwelling units, including dwelling units in developments commonly known as town or row-housing, condominiums and cluster housing, together with related land, buildings and structures, planned and developed as a whole in a single development operation or a programmed series of operations in accordance with detailed, comprehensive plans encompassing such elements as the circulation pattern and parking facilities, open space, utilities, and lots or building sites, together with a program for provision, operation and maintenance of all areas, improvements, facilities and services provided for common use of the residents thereof. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(120)), 1983)

17.04.612 Poultry.

“Poultry” includes chickens, hens, roosters, turkeys, ducks, geese, game birds, and other animals similar in size, weight, or appearance. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 2(B), 2008)

17.04.615 Public right-of-way.

“Public right-of-way” means a strip of land acquired by reservation, dedication, forced dedication, prescription or condemnation and intended to be occupied by a road, crosswalk, railroad, electric transmission lines, oil or gas pipeline, water line, sanitary storm sewer and other public uses. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(124)), 1983)

17.04.628 Recreational courts, public and semipublic.

“Recreational courts, public and semipublic” means tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, and other similar uses as determined by the Development Services Director, which are available for use by persons who do not reside in the project (includes membership clubs). (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 518, 1999; Ord. 206 § 1 (Exh. A), 1986)

17.04.629 Recycling center.

“Recycling center” means a facility intended to collect used beverage containers, including glass, aluminum or steel and plastic. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 236 § 1, 1987)

17.04.630 Remodel.

“Remodel” means any improvement to the exterior or interior of a building that requires a building permit. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.631 Residence, main.

“Residence, main” means a building within which is conducted the principal residential use permitted on the lot as provided in this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.635 Roof.

“Roof” means the external covering of a building or structure above or covering any exterior or interior vertical wall height. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(128)), 1983)

17.04.640 Roofline.

“Roofline” means the top edge of the roof or top of the parapet, whichever forms the top line of the building silhouette. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(129)), 1983)

17.04.648 Second dwelling unit.

Repealed by Ord. 820. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 674 § 2(F), 2008)

17.04.650 Service stations.

“Service stations” means the same as “automobile service station.” (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(131)), 1983)

17.04.655 Setback, front yard.

“Front yard setback” means the area which defines the depth of the required front yard. Said setback shall be measured from the street line or the line established by the general plan and be removed therefrom by the perpendicular distance prescribed for the front yard setback of the zone in which the property is located. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(132)), 1983)

17.04.660 Setback, rear yard or side yard.

“Rear yard or side yard setback” means the area which defines the width or depth of the required rear or side yard setbacks. Said setbacks shall be measured from the property line, removed therefrom by the perpendicular distance prescribed for the yard setback in the zone. Where the side or rear yard abuts a street, the distance shall be measured as set forth in the “setback front yard,” using the prescribed distance for rear yard and exterior side yard setbacks. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 162 § 1, 1985; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(133)), 1983)

17.04.670 Single-family zone.

“Single-family zone” means any zone designed primarily for detached single-family dwellings including the residential single-family (RS) zones and the residential rural (RR) zones. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 481 § 1, 1997)

17.04.672 Single housekeeping unit.

“Single housekeeping unit” means the functional equivalent of a traditional family, whose members are an interactive group of persons jointly occupying a single dwelling unit, including the joint use of and responsibility for common areas, and sharing household activities and responsibilities, such as meals, chores, household maintenance and expenses; and where, if the dwelling unit is rented, all adult (18 years or older) residents have chosen to jointly occupy the entire premises of the dwelling unit, under a single written lease with joint use and responsibility for the premises, and the makeup of the household occupying the unit is determined by the residents of the dwelling unit rather than the landlord or property manager. (Ord. 821 § 5, 2018)

17.04.673 Single room occupancy, SRO.

“Single room occupancy,” or “SRO,” means a residential facility where individual secure rooms are intended or designed to be used, or which are used, rented or hired out, to be occupied by a one- or two-person household for sleeping purposes. Rooms generally include a sink, closet and toilet, with shower and kitchen facilities typically shared. SRO units may be rented on a weekly or monthly basis. (Ord. 805 § 2, 2017)

17.04.675 Site plan.

“Site plan” means a plan, prepared to scale, showing accurately and with complete dimensioning, all of the buildings, structures and uses and the exact manner of development proposed for a specific parcel of land. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(136)), 1983)

17.04.680 Small animals.

“Small animals” means pigmy goats, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, miniature horses, domestic animals and other such comparably sized animals distinguished from those described as large animals. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(137)), 1983)

17.04.690 Special promotional parking lot sales event.

“Special promotional parking lot sales event” means a parking lot sale promoting a single product sold nationwide that is part of a regional or national sales campaign required by the parent corporation of a business operating in the City. Excluded are businesses that are not nationwide and the product is not sold nationwide. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 661 § 2, 2007)

17.04.700 Stable.

“Stable” means the use of land for the quartering of 10 or more equines. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 432 § 2, 1994; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A. 1.7(A)(141)), 1983)

17.04.715 Statuary.

“Statuary” means statues and sculptures that depict products, features, items, or logos of a business excluding those items that are considered design features or complements of the overall site such as wagons, benches, hand water pumps, troughs, and other like items. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(145)), 1983)

17.04.720 Story.

“Story” means that portion of a building included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it, or if there is no floor above it, then the space between such floor and the ceiling next above it. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(146)), 1983)

17.04.725 Street.

“Street” means a public thoroughfare or right-of-way or approved private thoroughfare or right-of-way determined by the City Engineer to be adequate for the purpose of access, which affords the principal means of access for abutting property including avenue, place, way, drive, land, boulevard, highway, road and any other thoroughfare, except as excluded in this title. The word “street” includes all major and secondary highways, traffic collector streets, and local streets. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(147)), 1983)

17.04.730 Structure.

“Structure” means a mobile home or anything constructed or erected, building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner, which requires location on or in the ground or is attached to something having a location on or in the ground, including swimming and wading pools and covered patios, excepting paved areas, walks, tennis courts, and similar outdoor areas, and further excepting fences or walls 48 inches or less in height. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(148)), 1983)

17.04.735 Structural alteration.

“Structural alteration” means any change in or alteration to a structure involving a bearing wall, column, beam or girder, floor or ceiling joists, roof rafters, roof diaphragms, foundations, piles, retaining walls, or similar components. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(149)), 1983)

17.04.736 Supportive housing.

“Supportive housing” means housing occupied by a specified target population defined in Section 50675.14 of the California Health and Safety Code that has no limit on length of stay, and that is linked to on-site or off-site services that assist the resident in retaining the housing, improving his or her health status, maximizing his or her ability to live, and – when possible – work in the community. Supportive housing with up to six tenants is a residential use subject to the same regulations and procedures that apply to other residential uses of the same type in the same zone. (Ord. 805 § 2, 2017)

17.04.740 Temporary outdoor sales.

“Temporary outdoor sales” means outdoor sales events or promotions of a limited duration or frequency. Such events include, but are not limited to, parking lot sales, tent sales and seasonal promotional events. These events are subject to the temporary use permit requirements of PMC 17.26.030(E). (Ord. 805 § 2, 2017)

17.04.743 Tobacco shops.

“Tobacco shops” means any business whose main intention is the sale, be it retail or wholesale, of tobacco products and their accessories. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 472, 1997)

17.04.744 Transitional housing.

“Transitional housing” is defined as rental housing operated under program requirements that terminate assistance to residents and recirculate the assisted unit to another eligible program recipient at some predetermined future point in time, which is not less than six months from the initial occupancy date of the recipient. Transitional housing with up to six tenants is a residential use subject to the same regulations and procedures that apply to other residential uses of the same type in the same zone. (Ord. 805 § 2, 2017)

17.04.745 Use.

“Use” means the purpose for which land or a building is arranged, designed or intended, or for which either land or building is or may be occupied or maintained. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(151)), 1983)

17.04.747 Use, principal.

“Use, principal” means the primary purpose for which a building, structure or lot is designed, arranged or intended, or for which it may be used, occupied or maintained under this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 679 § 2, 2008)

17.04.750 Useful life.

“Useful life” means the period of time in which a sign and all its parts, portions, and materials are maintained and kept in proper repair as specified in PMC 17.40.130(B). (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(152)), 1983)

17.04.765 Wholesaling.

“Wholesaling” means the selling of any type of goods for purpose of resale. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(155)), 1983)

17.04.775 Yard.

“Yard” means any open space on the same lot with a building or dwelling group, which open space is unoccupied and unobstructed except for the projections permitted by this title. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(157)), 1983)

17.04.780 Yard, front.

“Front yard” means a space between the front yard setback and the front lot line or future street line, and extending the full width of the lot. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(158)), 1983)

17.04.785 Yard, rear.

“Rear yard” means a space between the rear yard setback and the rear lot line, extending the full width of the lot. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(159)), 1983)

17.04.790 Yard, side.

“Side yard” means a space extending from the front yard, or from the front yard lot where no front yard is required by this title, to the rear yard, or rear lot. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(160)), 1983)

17.04.795 Zoning development code and/or ordinance.

“Zoning development code and/or ordinance” means the zoning regulations of the City. (Ord. 738 § 2, 2012; Ord. 113 § 1 (Exh. A 1.7(A)(161)), 1983)