A. Time Limit. (Amended by Ord. No. 182,106, Eff. 5/20/12.) The following provisions establish the term of tentative map approvals:
1. Within 36 months after the approval or conditional approval of the Tentative Map, the subdivider shall cause the proposed subdivision to be accurately surveyed and a final map prepared and filed with the City Engineer. The failure of a subdivider to file a map with the City Engineer within that period and to have the map submitted by the City Engineer to the City Council within the specified time limit shall automatically terminate and void the proceedings unless the time is extended by the Advisory Agency, the Appeal Board, or the City Council upon appeal from a denial of the extension by the Advisory Agency. The appeal shall follow the time limits and procedures set forth in Subdivisions 3., 4., and 5. of Subsection A. of Section 17.06 of this Code.
2. The time limit for filing the final map with the City Engineer and submittal by the City Engineer of the final map to the City Council may be extended for a period or periods not exceeding a total of 72 months.
EXCEPTION. The term of a tentative map approval shall be automatically extended pursuant to the provisions of California Governmental Code Sections 66452.21, 66452.22, and 66452.23, and any other current or future provision of the Subdivision Map Act that operates to extend the term of a tentative map approval.
B. Procedure. A Final Map shall be prepared and filed with the City Engineer in compliance with the provisions of this article. Final Maps shall conform substantially to the approved Tentative Map. When a Final Map covers only a portion of the property shown on the Tentative Map, it shall be submitted to the Advisory Agency for its approval prior to submission to the City Engineer for checking. The Advisory Agency may refuse to approve the recording of any such map that does not by itself provide adequate or satisfactory access, design or improvements. The City Engineer may refuse to approve the recording of a Final Map covering only a portion of a Tentative Map, when in the process of checking the Final Map, he determines that it will not be feasible from an engineering standpoint to construct satisfactory improvements in the reduced area, unless additional street or easement dedications and improvements beyond the boundaries of the Final Map are provided.
1. The Final Map shall be accepted by the City Council provided;
(a) The necessary improvements as set forth in the approval of the Tentative Map have been installed and approved by the City, or provided the subdivider submits satisfactory improvement plans together with the necessary guarantee that the improvements will be installed.
(b) The required map checking fees have been paid by the subdivider.
(c) All checking has been completed by the various departments and public agencies.
(d) Taxes, liens and special assessments have been paid, or such payment guaranteed.
2. No Final Map shall be recorded until the required improvements have been installed or agreed to be installed.
C. Final Map Requirements. The following information shall be submitted with the Final Map: names, addresses and telephone numbers of the record owners, subdivider and person preparing the Final Map. The general form and layout of the map, including size and type of lettering, drafting and location of acknowledgments, etc. shall be determined by the City Engineer. The map shall be prepared on high–quality tracing cloth or other material approved by the City Engineer. (Amended by Ord. No. 129,575, Eff. 4/4/65.)
1. Each sheet of said Final Map shall be 18 × 26 inches. A marginal line shall be drawn completely around each sheet, leaving a blank margin of one inch. The scale of the map shall be such as to show all details clearly. Each sheet shall be numbered, and its relation to other sheets clearly shown. The tract number, scale and north point shall be shown on each sheet. If more than three sheets are necessary to show the entire subdivision, an index map shall be included on one of the sheets. The boundary line of a subdivision shall be indicated by distinctive symbols and clearly so designated. (Amended by Ord. No. 146,985, Eff. 4/11/75.)
2. Where any land to be subdivided is separated or divided into two or more parcels or portions by any parcel of land other than a street, highway, or other public way, or a railroad, public utility or flood control right of way, each separate parcel or portion thereof shall be subdivided as a separate parcel and shown on a separate subdivision map.
D. Boundary Evidence. Such stakes, monuments or other evidence determining the boundaries of the subdivision as are found on the ground, together with sufficient designations of adjoining subdivisions by lot and tract number and page of record, or by section, township and range, or other proper legal description as may be necessary to locate precisely the limits of the subdivision, shall be clearly and fully shown on the Final Map.
1. Boundary. (Amended by Ord. No. 129,967, Eff. 6/14/65.) Each Final Map shall show durable monuments of not less than two–inch steel pipe at least 24 inches long found or set at or near each boundary corner and at intermediate points, approximately 1,000 feet apart, or at such lesser distance as may be necessary by topography or culture to assure accuracy in reestablishment of any point or line without unreasonable difficulty. The precise position and character of each monument shall be shown on the Final Map. Where the elevation of the top of each such monument is not approximately level with the surface of the ground, its relative position shall be indicated.
The establishment of boundary monuments may be required by the Advisory Agency, the Appeal Board or the City Council upon appeal, prior to the recordation of the Final Map, however, such requirement may be modified to accept the submission of complete field notes as evidence of a thorough survey, or the setting of only a portion of the boundary monuments, or the referencing of monuments to adjacent reference points. The City Engineer shall submit a recommendation concerning this matter. Said reference points shall be indicated in a set of field notes showing clearly the ties between such monuments and sufficient number to set accurately each boundary monument after recordation of the Final Map. Said boundary monuments shall be properly located by coordinates in the California Coordinate System or in such manner as determined by the City Engineer to be suitable and sufficient
2. Center Line. Complete center line data, including lengths of tangents and semi-tangents, shall be shown on the map for all streets within or adjoining the tract where no official center line has been previously established. In locations where the point of intersection falls on private property, chords shall be shown instead of semi-tangents. The subdivider shall have approved monuments placed with permanent references thereto and furnish a set of field notes to the City Engineer.
3. Deferment. In the event any or all of the monuments required to be set are subsequent to the recordation of the Final Map, the map shall clearly show and describe such monuments. All such monuments or the furnishing of notes thereon so deferred shall be agreed to be set and furnished by the subdivider.
When the placement of monuments is to be deferred, the Bureau of Engineering shall charge and collect a fee of $443 for the service of receiving and processing a bond to guarantee placement of the monuments. (Amended by Ord. No. 184,054, Eff. 3/6/16.)
4. Geodetic Controls. Ties to the Geodetic Triangulation System shall be provided where stations thereof have been established within reasonable distance from the subdivision boundary, and such ties are deemed necessary by the City Engineer.
1. Requirements. The procedure and practice of all survey work, done on any subdivision, shall conform to the accepted standards of engineering and surveying professions. The Final Map shall close in all its parts.
In the event the City Engineer shall have established the center line of any street or alley in or adjoining a subdivision, the Final Map shall show such center line together with the reference to a field book or map showing such center line and the monuments which determine its position. If determined by ties, that fact shall be stated on the Final Map.
2. Notes to be Furnished. For such center line monument set, the engineer or surveyor under whose supervision the survey has been made shall furnish to the City Engineer a set of notes showing clearly the ties such monument and a sufficient number (normally four) of durable distinctive reference points or monuments. Such reference points may be lead and tacks in sidewalks, or curbs, or two–inch × two–inch stakes set back of the curb line and below the surface of the ground or such substitute thereof as appears to be not more likely to be disturbed.
Such set of notes shall be of such quality, form and completeness, and shall be on paper of such quality and size as may be necessary to conform to the standardized office records of the City Engineer. All such notes shall be indexed by the City Engineer as part of the permanent public records of his office.
3. Identification Marks. All monuments set as required herein shall be permanently and visibly marked or tagged with the registration or license number of the engineer or surveyor under whose supervision the survey was made.
1. Basis. The Final Map shall indicate thereon the basis of bearings, making reference to some recorded subdivision map, or other record acceptable to the City Engineer.
The Final Map shall have as the basis of bearings a line based on the Geodetic Triangulation System where ties to said system are deemed feasible by the City Engineer.
2. Distances. The bearing and length of each lot line, block line and boundary line shall be shown on the Final Map, and each required bearing and distance shall be indicated.
H. Lot Numbers. The lots shall be numbered consecutively commencing with the number 1, except as otherwise provided herein, with no omissions or duplications. each numbered lot shall be shown entirely on one sheet.
I. Curve Data. The length, radius and total central angle and bearings of terminal radii of each curve and the bearing of each radial line to each lot corner on each curve, and the central angle of each segment within each lot shall be shown on the Final Map.
1. Lines. The Final Map shall show all the necessary data including width and side lines of all public easements to which the lots in the subdivision are subject. If the easement is not definitely located on record, a statement as to the easement shall appear on the title sheet.
2. Designation. Easements shall be denoted by broken lines.
3. Identification. Each easement shall be clearly labeled and identified and, if already of record, proper reference to the records given. Easements being dedicated shall be so indicated in the Certificate of Dedication.
K. City Boundary Lines. City boundary lines crossing or abutting the subdivision shall be clearly designated and tied in.
L. Natural Water Course Designation. In the event that a dedication of right of way for flood control or storm drainage is not required, the location of any natural water course shall be shown on the Final Map, unless such natural water course, channel, stream or creek is , shown on the grading plans to be filled or otherwise eliminated by the grading of the tract.
M. Title Sheet. The title sheet for each Final Map of a subdivision shall contain all the certificates and acknowledgment required by the Subdivision Map Act. The wording of such certificates and acknowledgments shall be approved by the City Attorney. Forms of certificates and acknowledgment may be obtained from the City Engineer.
In addition to the certificates required by the Subdivision Map Act, the City Engineer shall certify that the subdivision substantially conform to the approved Tentative Map, and the required public improvements have been installed or agreed to be installed. If any portion of a subdivision is located in a hillside area, it shall not be certified by the City Engineer until the Superintendent of Building has submitted a report to him that said portion has been graded in accordance with approved plans as required by Article 1 of Chapter 9 of the Municipal Code, or that an agreement to so grade has been entered into.
N. (Deleted by Ord. No. 184,505, Eff. 1/11/17.)