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Scarification. Any method used to alter skin texture by cutting the skin and controlling the body’s healing process in order to produce wounds which result in permanently raised welts or bumps, or any other technique that changes the contour or level plane of the skin and/or results in a scar on the skin.
Schools, Public and Private. A public or private academic educational institution, including boarding schools; colleges and universities; elementary, middle/junior, and high schools; military academies; and businesses providing instruction in arts and languages. This definition does not include trade schools or non-tuition part-time instruction at places of religious assembly.
Secondhand Store. A business involved in the retail sale of used goods and merchandise, whereby the sale of such used goods and merchandise comprise 25 percent or more of total monthly sales volume. This definition does not include pawn shops.
Security Screens and Shutters. Screens and shutters, generally made of metal, including but not limited to roll-up shutters, sliding scissor gates, bars, fences, or similar devices attached to or covering a window or door, and which are intended to provide protection against vandalism and burglaries. Security screens and shutters shall not include roll-up doors and shutters typically used on commercial and industrial buildings that provide openings for such features as vehicle repair garage bays and loading docks.
Senior Citizen. Generally, any person 62 years of age or older. However, for purposes of any State or federal housing programs, the age may be 55 years or older.
Senior Citizen Housing, Congregate Care. A senior citizen housing development having a common dining facility and limited kitchen facilities in the individual living units.
Senior Citizen Housing, Independent Living. A senior citizen housing development comprised of self-contained dwelling units having one or more rooms with private bath and kitchen facilities.
Sensitive Use. Any kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, public library, public park, or youth-oriented establishment characterized by either or both of the following: (1) the establishment advertises in a manner that identifies the establishment as catering to or providing services primarily intended for minors; or (2) the individuals who regularly patronize, congregate or assemble at the establishment are predominantly minors. Shall also include any place of religious assembly.
Service Station. See “Vehicle Equipment/Service.”
Setback. The distance from which a structure, parking area, or other development feature must be separated from a prescribed lot line, easement, or other structure or development feature (see Figure 9-7).
Front Setback. The minimum distance required between a structure and the front property line.
Side Setback. The minimum distance required between a structure and a side property line.
Rear Setback. The minimum distance required between a structure and the rear property line.
Sign. See Chapter 10.34 (Signs).
Smoke Lounge. An establishment that is dedicated, in whole or part, to providing tobacco or other substances for smoking by patrons on the premises for a fee, including but not limited to establishments known as cigar lounges, hookah lounges, tobacco clubs, tobacco bars, and vape lounges. Does not include a “smoke shop,” which sells tobacco products, smoking accessories, and electronic or other smoking devices, but does not provide for on premises use of tobacco products.
Smoke Shop. A retail store or an establishment that either: (a) devotes more than 15 percent of its total floor space to cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and/or vaporizers (electronic devices containing a heating element, battery and electronic circuit, and a mouthpiece, which is intended to provide a vapor of liquid nicotine and/or other substances to enable inhalation by the user), and/or smoking accessories, or (b) devotes more than a two-foot by four-foot (two feet in depth maximum) section of shelf space for display for sale and sale of cigarettes, cigars, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and/or vaporizers, and/or smoking accessories.
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The regional authority appointed by the California State Legislature to meet federal standards and otherwise improve air quality in the South Coast Air Basin (the non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties).
Structure. Anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires location on the ground or attachment to something having location on the ground.
1. Structure, Accessory. See “Accessory Structure.”
2. Structure, Attached. Any structure that does has a wall or roof in common with another structure.
3. Structure, Detached. Any structure that does not have a wall or roof in common with another structure.
4. Structure, Principal. A structure in which is conducted the principal use of the lot and/or building site (see Figure 9-8).
Studio - Dance, Martial Arts, or Similar Instruction. Small-scale instructional facilities, typically accommodating one group of students at a time, in no more than one instructional space. Examples include: individual and group instruction and training in the arts, production rehearsal, photography and the processing of photographs produced only by users of the studio facilities, martial arts training studios, and gymnastics instruction. Also includes production studios for individual filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artists. These uses may also include accessory retail sales of products related to the services provided. Does not include “Modeling Studio”, see Chapter 5.38 (Modeling Studios).
Supportive Housing. Housing with no limit on length of stay, that is occupied by the target population, and that is linked to an onsite or offsite service that assists the supportive housing resident in retaining the housing, improving his or health status, and maximizing his or her ability to live and, when possible, work in the community. Target Population means persons with low incomes who have one or more disabilities, including mental illness, HIV or AIDS, substance abuse, or other chronic health condition, or individuals eligible for serviced provided pursuant to the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act [Division 4.5 (commencing with Section 4500) of the Welfare and Institutions Code] and may include, among other populations, adults, emancipated minors, families with children, elderly persons, young adults aging out of the foster care system, individuals exiting from institutional settings, veterans, and homeless people. Supportive housing is a residential use of property subject only to those restrictions that apply to other residential dwellings of the same type in the same zone.
(Ord. 935 § 3 (part), 2015; Ord. 939 § 6, 2016)