Chapter 10.28


10.28.010    Intent.

10.28.020    Definitions.

10.28.030    New development.

10.28.040    Existing development.

10.28.050    Enforcement.

10.28.060    Fee.

10.28.070    Voluntary plans and programs.

10.28.010 Intent.

This chapter is intended to protect the public health, welfare and safety by reducing air pollution and congestion caused by vehicle trips and vehicle miles traveled. (Ord. 973 § 2, 1993)

10.28.020 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

“Alternate work schedules” means a variation from the traditional five day/forty (40) hour work week to either a four day/forty (40) hour or nine day/eighty (80) hour work schedule.

“Applicable development” means any new or existing development that meets or exceeds the employment threshold identified in Section 10.28.030.

“Flextime” means allowing employees to determine their own starting and quitting times by either extending the work day in the morning or evening or both.

“Parking management” means an action taken to alter the supply, operation and/or demand of parking facilities to force a shift from the single-occupant vehicle to carpool, vanpool or other transportation mode.

“Rideshare” means a transportation mode with multiple occupants per vehicle.

“Telecommuting” means the employee forgoes a trip to the normal worksite and instead works from home or from a satellite office near home. (Ord. 973 § 3, 1993)

10.28.030 New development.

A.    Applicability. This chapter is applicable to new developments that could employ fifty (50) or more persons based upon the following methodology:

Land Use Category

Gross Square Feet/



Retail commercial

500 square feet/employee



300 square feet/employee



500 square feet/employee



1000 square feet/employee



.5 employees/guest room



300 square feet/employee

In the event the developer reports fewer employees than anticipated by the above methodology, the development may be exempt from the provisions of this chapter provided a signed and notarized affidavit certifying the actual number of employees is submitted. Annually, on the anniversary of the signed affidavit, the developer or employer shall report to the community developer department the actual number of employees including any increase in employees.

For mixed use developments the project employment factor shall be based upon the proportion of the development devoted to each land use.

B.    Standards. All applicable developments shall incorporate facilities and/or programs in their development plans sufficient to attain a twelve (12) percent work related trip reduction from the expected number of trips related to the project as indicated in the latest edition of the Trip Generation Handbook published by the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE). Trip reductions shall be calculated in accordance with standards established by Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and/or the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).

C.    Facilities. Facilities provided in accordance with the provisions of this section may include but are not limited to:

1.    Preferential parking for carpool vehicles;

2.    Bicycle parking and shower facilities;

3.    Information center for transportation alternatives;

4.    Rideshare vehicle loading areas;

5.    Vanpool vehicle accessibility;

6.    Bus stop improvements;

7.    On-site child care facilities;

8.    Local transportation systems management methods and road improvements;

9.    Facilities to encourage telecommuting;

10.    Contributions to support regional facilities designed to reduce vehicle trips and miles traveled;

11.    On-site amenities such as cafeterias and restaurants, automated teller machines and other services that would eliminate the need for additional trips.

D.    Trip Reduction Plan Option. Proponents for new development proposals may submit trip reduction plans and/or design features specified below to achieve trip reduction requirements of this section. Such plan shall be approved prior to the issue of occupancy permits. Agreements to secure implementation of such plans shall become a condition of development and shall be recorded with the deed of trust for the property. Such agreement shall include a monetary lien on the property in an amount sufficient to implement the program.

E.    Trip Reduction Methods. Any combination of the following methods may be utilized to achieve the required vehicle trip reduction:

1.    Alternate Work Schedules/Flex-Time.

a.    Office/professional, industrial, manufacturing, warehouse: incorporate alternate work schedules and flex-time programs (adoption of 9/80 work schedule for all employees would account for a ten percent reduction in vehicle trips).

b.    Hospital: incorporate alternate work schedules and flex-time programs for employees that normally work between the hours of eight a.m. and five p.m.

2.    Telecommuting.

a.    Office/Professional.

i.    Office facilities twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet or larger may preserve five percent of the gross floor area for telecommuting purposes to allow tenants with multiple facilities to establish satellite work centers.

ii.    Establish telecommuting or work at home programs to allow employees to work at a home or a satellite work center either one day per week or one day every two weeks.

iii.    Through the telecommuting or work at home program provide incentives or offset employee costs in acquiring the needed equipment and supplies for telecommuting.

b.    All Other Uses.

i.    Establish telecommuting or work at home programs for selected employees (i.e., certain clerical or administrative employees).

ii.    Through the telecommuting or work at home program provide incentives or offset employee cost in acquiring the needed equipment and supplies for telecommuting.

3.    Bicycle Facilities.

a.    All Uses.

i.    Provide bicycle parking facilities equivalent to ten percent of the total required automobile parking spaces. Thirty (30) percent of the bicycle parking facilities shall be secure lockers.

ii.Provide shower facilities equivalent to two showers for the each one hundred (100) employees or portion thereof.

4.    Parking Management. a. All Uses.

i.    Designate via permanent signage employee parking area based upon the following ratios:

(A)    Office/professional: eight-five (85) percent of required parking;

(B)    Commercial retail: thirty (30) percent of required parking;

(C)    Industrial/manufacturing/warehouse: ninety (90) percent of required parking;

(D)    Hospital: seventy (70) percent of required parking;

(E)    Hotel: thirty (30) percent of required parking.

ii.    Designate via permanent signage twenty-five (25) percent of employee parking for carpools and vanpools.

iii.    Offer financial or other incentives to employees who participate in ridesharing or an alternative mode of transportation other than the single-occupant vehicle.

iv.    Establish a parking surcharge on the single-occupant vehicle.

5.    Mass Transit Facility Usage.

a.    All uses: provide incentives to employees to use mass transit facilities. Incentives could include provision of a bus pass, additional pay, flex-time or any other incentive which encourages employees to use mass transit in-lieu of the single occupant vehicle.

6.    Commuter Information Center.

a.    All uses: provide a commuter information area or bulletin board that is centrally located and accessible to all employees and include:

i.    Current maps, routes, schedules for public transit;

ii.    Rideshare match lists;

iii.    Available employee incentives.

7.    Child care facilities: all uses, including multitenant developments, cumulatively employing one hundred fifty (150) or more persons:

Set aside ten percent of the gross floor area for child care purposes. The floor area will not be considered when calculating parking requirements for the development. (Ord. 973 § 4, 1993)

10.28.040 Existing development.

A.    Applicability. This chapter is applicable to all employers that employ fifty (50) or more persons.

B.    Trip Reduction Plans. All applicable developments or businesses shall submit a trip reduction plan or incorporate design features utilizing the methods specified in Section 10.28.030 to reduce vehicle trips by twelve (12) percent. Said plan shall be submitted within one hundred twenty (120) days from the issuance and/or renewal of the business license.

C.    Other Measures. Any other method or measure which can exhibit a reduction in vehicle trips shall be credited toward attaining the requirements of this chapter. (Ord. 973 § 5, 1993)

10.28.050 Enforcement.

Upon approval of the applicable trip reduction plan, if there is future noncompliance with this chapter or exhibited failure to implement the trip reduction plan, one or more of the following provisions shall apply:

A.    New development: exercise the lien, based upon the terms of the agreement as required pursuant to Section 10.28.030(D), on the subject property.

B.    Existing development: a monetary penalty compounded on a monthly basis upon the length of time of noncompliance equal to the business license renewal fee. (Ord. 973 § 6, 1993)

10.28.060 Fee.

A.    Fee. A trip reduction plan review fee of ninety dollars ($90.00) payable at the time of annual review shall be required. This fee shall be used to defray the costs of processing and reviewing each individual trip reduction plan. Such fee may be increased from time to time by a resolution of the city council.

B.    Compliance with AQMD Reg XV. Initial trip reduction plans approved by the city under the provisions of this chapter for new employers shall constitute compliance with Regulation XV provided such programs have been determined sufficient to meet average vehicle ridership (AVR) targets of 1.5. Monitoring and annual reporting requirements shall continue to be the responsibility of AQMD and individual employers in accordance with rules and procedures established by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. (Ord. 973 § 7, 1993)

10.28.070 Voluntary plans and programs.

A. Employers which employ fewer than fifty (50) people will be encouraged by the city to submit trip reduction plans on a voluntary basis to achieve an overall trip reduction within the city of twelve (12) percent.

B.    The director of community development shall be responsible for developing effective incentive programs which promote voluntary programs to reduce vehicle trips and miles traveled. (Ord. 973 § 8, 1993)