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At the time of filing an application for a Protected Hillside Area permit, there shall be paid to the City a filing fee in the amount specified in Section 1703.65. There shall also, at such time, be deposited and thereafter maintained an amount as specified in Section 1703.65 or such larger or lesser amount as may be determined by the Building Commissioner based on his or her estimate of the costs to be incurred by the City in reviewing the application for the permit and to insure payment by the applicant of expenses incurred by the City in processing the application and all pertinent papers connected herewith.
The cost and expense of any investigation which may be deemed to be necessary by the Building Commissioner, the City Engineer, hydrological and geotechnical engineers, botanists, biologists, landscape architects, the Law Director and any other City officials, to determine whether the proposed application is in accordance with law, the cost of any and all notices required, and all other necessary expenses, shall be paid by the applicant.
The actual expenditures shall be paid by the applicant upon demand of the Director of Finance. The unexpended balance of the deposit shall be refunded to the applicant upon completion of all administrative proceedings involved in connection therewith. No filing fee shall be refunded or returned. No permits shall be issued until any amounts required to be paid by the applicant have been paid.
(Ord. 145-1997. Passed 6-16-97; Eff. 7-16-97.)