11.16.080  Criteria for rejection.
   The planning commission, or city council on appeal, shall deny approval of a tentative or final map if it makes any of the following findings:
   (a)   That the proposed map is not consistent with applicable general and specific plans;
   (b)   That the design or improvement of the proposed subdivision is not consistent with applicable general and specific plans;
   (c)   That the site is not physically suitable for the type of development;
   (d)   That the site is not physically suitable for the proposed density of development;
   (e)   That the design of the subdivision or the proposed improvements are likely to cause substantial environmental damage or substantially and avoidably injure fish or wildlife or their habitat;
   (f)   That the design of the subdivision or the type of improvements is likely to cause serious public health problems;
   (g)   That the design of the subdivision or the type of improvements will conflict with easements, acquired by the public at large, for access through or use of, property within the proposed subdivision. In this connection, the planning commission, or city council on appeal, may approve a map if it finds that alternate easements, for access or for use, will be provided, and that these will be substantially equivalent to ones previously acquired by the public. This subsection shall apply only to easements of record or to easements established by judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction;
   (h)   That the design or improvement of the subdivision does not comply with city zoning and/or grading laws.
   The planning commission, or city council on appeal, may deny approval of a tentative or a final map if it finds that the discharge of waste from the proposed division of land into the existing community sewer system would result in violation of existing requirements prescribed by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.
(Ord. 737 § 16, 1996: Ord. 537 § 2 (part), 1985)