18.92.220   "S" WORDS, TERMS AND PHRASES.
   "Schools, Elementary, Junior High and High."  An institution of learning which offers instruction in the several branches of learning and study required to be taught in public schools by the California Education Code.
   "Senior Citizen."  A person sixty-two (62) years of age or older; or fifty-five (55) years of age or older in a senior citizen housing development.
   "Senior Citizens' Apartment Project."  An apartment project approved pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 18.50 (Senior Citizens' Apartment Projects), with the occupancy of each dwelling unit being limited to at least one (1) resident of each such unit being a senior citizen, with the exception of not more than one (1) dwelling unit thereof, identified as the "resident manager's dwelling unit" in covenants recorded against the property, which unit may be occupied by a resident manager and his or her family, regardless of their ages.
   "Senior Citizens' Apartment Project – Congregate Care."  A senior citizens' apartment project, as the term is defined in this section, which also provides nursing, dietary and other personal services to residents.
   "Senior Citizens' Dwelling Unit."  Each dwelling unit within a senior citizens' apartment project, with the exception of the resident manager's dwelling unit, if any.
   "Senior Citizen Housing Development."  A residential development developed, substantially rehabilitated, or substantially renovated, for senior citizens that has at least thirty-five (35) dwelling units, as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3.
   "Senior Second Unit" or "Granny Unit."  An Accessory Dwelling Unit that does not meet the requirements of Section 18.38.015 (Accessory Dwelling Units) for an Accessory Dwelling Unit, where the unit is for the sole occupancy of one (1) or two (2) adult persons, both of whom are sixty-two (62) years of age or over.
   "Service Station."  A retail place of business engaged primarily in the sale of motor fuels, and incidentally supplying goods and services required for the operation and maintenance of automotive vehicles.
   "Setback, Required."  The minimum dimension between a structure and the adjacent public right-of-way, such as a street, highway, expressway or freeway; or any adjacent private vehicle accessway easement, excluding private driveways; or any railroad or any riding and hiking trail easement; or any interior property line.
   "Setback, Street Side."  The side area abutting a street on a reverse corner lot, or a reverse building frontage of a normal corner lot, which extends from the rear property line to the front setback line.
   "Single Housekeeping Unit."  A non-transient group of persons jointly occupying a single dwelling unit, including the use of common areas, for the purpose of sharing household activities and responsibilities such as meals, chores and expenses. If the dwelling is rented, each adult resident is named on and is a party to a single written lease that gives each resident joint use and responsibility for the premises. The membership of the household is determined by the residents, not by a landlord, property manager or other third party. Other typical factors that indicate a household operating as a Single Housekeeping Unit may include, but not limited to, the following: the residents do not have separate and private entrances from other residents; the residents do not have a separate secured food facilities such as separate refrigerators or food-prep areas; the household is strictly resident-run; there is no care or supervision provided by a third-party or a paid resident/house manager at the dwelling unit or on the property.
   "Smoking Lounges." A business establishment that is dedicated, in whole or part, to the smoking of tobacco or other substances, including but not limited to establishments known variously as cigar lounges, hookah cafes, tobacco clubs or tobacco bars.
   "Special Event."  A special event is any event, promotion or sale sponsored by a business, shopping center or organization which is held outside the confines of a building, whether or not a business license is required, and which may include (or be limited to) the outdoor display of merchandise, the display of temporary signs, flags, banners or fixed balloons, or rides, games, booths or similar amusement devices, whether or not a fee or admission is charged for such event.
   "Stable, Private."  A structure or accessory building for the keeping of animals owned by the owners or occupants of the premises, which are not kept for remuneration, hire or sale.  A stable may or may not include a corral.
   "Stable, Public."  A stable other than a private stable.
   "Story."  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 the floor and the ceiling above it; provided that, where maximum building height is specified in this title in terms of maximum number of stories, the maximum height shall not exceed twenty-five (25) feet for any one (1)-story building, thirty (30) feet for any two (2)-story building, thirty-five (35) feet for any two and one-half (2-1/2)-story building, and seventy-five (75) feet for any six (6)-story building.
   "Street."  A public or recorded private thoroughfare that affords primary means of access to abutting property.
   "Street Line."  The boundary line between a street and abutting property.
   "Street Side."  That street bounding a corner lot, and which extends in the general direction as the line determining the depth of the lot.
   "Structure."  Anything constructed or erected, which requires location on the ground, or attachment to something having a location on the ground.
   "Structural Alterations."  Any change in the supporting members of a building, such as foundations, bearing walls, columns, beams, floor or roof joists, girders or rafters, or changes in roof or exterior lines.
   "Studio Unit."  A dwelling unit without a bedroom.  (Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 5999 § 4; December 6, 2005:  Ord. 6245 § 101; June 5, 2012:  Ord. 6419 § 14; August 29, 2017:  Ord. 6483 § 13; June 9, 2020:  Ord. 6493 § 28; September 29, 2020.)