§ 20.206.028  REVIEW PROCEDURE AND COST RECOVERY.
   A.   Administrative hillside development permit.  An administrative hillside development permit shall be processed in compliance with the procedures and noticing requirements established for a certificate of compatibility, as set forth in § 20.408.050.  The Director of Development Services or designee may refer an administrative hillside development permit to the Planning Commission, in which case, the Planning Commission acts as the Director and follows the procedures and noticing requirements for a conditional use permit, as set forth in § 20.408.030.
   B.   Hillside development permit.  A hillside development permit shall be processed in compliance with the procedures and noticing requirements established for a conditional use permit, as set forth in § 20.408.030, and it shall be acted upon by the approving authority having final jurisdiction over accompanying actions.
   C.   Findings required.  In acting to approve an administrative hillside development permit or hillside development permit, the approving authority shall be required to make the following findings:
      1.   That the proposed development is consistent with and serves to implement the city’s General Plan and specifically, those goals and policies pertaining to hillside development;
      2.   That the proposed development is consistent with the purpose and intent of this chapter as set forth in § 20.206.010;
      3.   That care was taken in the design of the development to minimize exposure of persons to natural hazards, to avoid sensitive biological resource habitat areas, and to maximize access to public open space areas; and
      4.   That the design guidelines, where applicable, adopted for the hillside development permit will provide for quality design consistent with the intent of this chapter.
(Ord. 1079, passed 11-2-04)