Skip to code content (skip section selection)
Accessory Donation Box. A temporary enclosed mobile container that is specifically intended for the purpose of the deposit and collection of used clothing and goods or similar items, and that is generally designed for use out of doors.
Accessory Dwelling Unit. A residential dwelling unit - either attached to the primary unit or a detached structure -that provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons on the same lot as a legal detached single unit. An accessory dwelling unit shall include permanent provisions that include, but are not limited to, living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. An accessory dwelling unit includes an efficiency unit as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 17958.1 and a manufactured home as defined in California Health and Safety Code Section 18007.
Accessory Use. A use incidental and subordinate to the principal use on the premises which does not alter the characteristics of the use considered as a whole and as related to other uses permitted in the same district. Accessory uses are permanent or long term in nature.
Accessory Structure. A detached structure which is subordinate to, and the use of which is customarily incidental to, that of the primary structure or use on the same lot. Detached structures that contain dwelling units shall not be considered accessory structures.
Acupressure, Acupuncture. A form of medical treatment involving the use of pressure, needles, or similar applications.
Adult-Oriented Businesses. See Chapter 5.12 (Adult Entertainment Businesses).
Alcohol Sales, Off-Sale. Any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are sold, served, or given away for consumption off the premises and which is applying for or has obtained a Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License Type 20 (off-sale beer and wine-package store) or License Type 21 (off-sale general-package store). References to the establishment shall include any immediately adjacent area that is owned, leased, or rented, or controlled by the licensee.
Alcohol Sales, On-Sale. Any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are sold, served, or given away for consumption on the premises and which is applying for or has obtained any Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses for on-site consumption. References to the establishment shall include any immediately adjacent area that is owned, leased, or rented, or controlled by the licensee. Alcohol Sales, On-Sale, Accessory Only. Any establishment that has all of the following characteristics:
A. Alcoholic beverages are sold, served, or given away for consumption on site.
B. The establishment is applying for or has obtained a restricted license, seasonal license, or similar special purpose license (e.g., Department of Alcoholic BeverageControl [ABC] License Type 51 [Club], ABC License Type 57 [Special On-Sale General], ABC License Type 60 [On-Sale Beer - Seasonal], etc.).
C. The establishment will sell or sells alcoholic beverages only as an accessory use to a commercial recreation use. Illustrative examples include snack bars and concession stands at facilities with outdoor tennis courts, boating and/or swimming facilities, and other field-type sport venues (e.g., baseball, football, rugby, soccer, etc.). For the purposes of this definition, a snack bar or concession stand is an establishment that sells confections, snacks, or other light meals for consumption on-site and that provides no inside seating or drive-through service for customers.
Alley. A public thoroughfare or way which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting property (see Figure 9-1).
Alternative Transportation . The use of modes of transportation other than the single passenger motor vehicle, including but not limited to carpools, vanpools, buspools, public transit, walking, and bicycling.
Ambulance Services. A base facility where ambulances and similar vehicles are stored, and from which they are dispatched, and/or where ambulance vehicles and crews not based at a hospital or fire department stand by for emergency calls.
Amendment. A change in the wording, context, or substance of this Development Code, or a change in the zone boundaries upon the zoning map which is a part of this Title, in the manner prescribed by the Development Code.
Animal Sales and Services.
Animal Boarding/Kennels. The commercial provision of shelter and care for dogs, cats, and other household animals permitted by this Title, including activities associated with such shelter and care (e.g., feeding, exercising, grooming, and incidental medical care).
Animal Grooming. The commercial provision of bathing and trimming services for dogs, cats, and other household animals permitted by this Development Code.
Animal Retail Sales. The retail sales and boarding of household animals within an entirely enclosed building. These uses include grooming, if incidental to the retail use.
Veterinary Services. Establishments where household animals receive medical and surgical treatment and may be temporarily boarded in association with such medical or surgical treatment.
Animal, Small. Any domesticated animal ordinarily kept as a household pet and generally weighing less than 10 pounds, such as but not limited to fish, rabbits, hamsters, parrots, parakeets, lizards, and snakes.
Antenna Tower. See “Wireless Telecommunications Facilities.”
Artist Studios. Work space for artists and artisans, including individuals practicing one of the fine arts or performing arts, or skilled in an applied art or craft, and producing custom-made works. Does not include handicraft industries (see “Handicraft Industries”).
Assembly, Public or Private. A facility for public or private assembly and meetings. Illustrative examples of these uses include:
Civic and private auditoriums;
Meeting halls for clubs and other membership organizations.
Also includes functionally related internal facilities (i.e., kitchens, multi-purpose rooms, storage, etc.) Does not include conference and meeting rooms that are accessory and incidental to another principal use and typically used only by on-site employees and clients, and that occupy less floor area on the site than the offices they support (see “Offices”).
Assembly, Religious. Any facility specifically designed and used to accommodate the gathering of persons for the purposes of fellowship, worship, or similar conduct of religious practices and activities. This definition includes functionally related internal facilities (i.e., kitchens, multi-purpose rooms, storage, etc.) and residences for clergy. Associated uses (i.e., day care centers, full-time or part-time schools, or emergency housing) may be allowed but require separate discretionary approvals pursuant to the requirements of this Zoning Code.
ATM (Automated Teller Machine). An automated device used by the public to conduct banking and financial transactions electronically (i.e., withdrawing cash from, or depositing cash or checks into, a bank, savings, credit union, credit card or similar account). Does not apply to retail point-of-sale transactions within a fully enclosed location. As used in this Development Code, refers to machines located on properties separate from financial institutions.
Attic. The area located between the top plate and the roof or ridge of a building, as further defined in the Building Code (see Figure 9-2).
Automatic Controller . A mechanical or solid-state irrigation system timer capable of operating irrigation valve stations to set the days and length of time of a water application.
(Ord. 963 § 5, 2019; Ord. 18-951 § 4, 2018; Ord. 935 § 3 (part), 2015)