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SEC. 18.01.  DEFINITIONS.
 
   For the purpose of this article, the following words and phrases are defined as follows:
 
   “Approved” shall mean “Approved by the City Engineer of the City of Los Angeles,” unless otherwise specified.
 
   “Board” shall mean the Area Planning Commission.  (Amended by Ord. No. 173,268, Eff. 7/1/00, Oper. 7/1/00.)
 
   “Building site” shall mean any parcel of land which conforms to the definition of a lot as defined herein.
 
   “City”(Deleted by Ord. No. 173,106, Eff. 3/5/00.)
 
   “Council”(Deleted by Ord. No. 173,106, Eff. 3/5/00.)
 
   “Commission”(Deleted by Ord. No. 173,106, Eff. 3/5/00.)
 
   “Director” (Deleted by Ord. No. 173,106, Eff. 3/5/00.)
 
   “Highway, Major – Any street designated as a major highway on the Highways and Freeways maps of the Transportation Element of the General Plan.  (Added by Ord. No. 172,840, Eff. 11/4/99.)
 
   Highway, Secondary – Any street designated as a secondary highway on the Highways and Freeways maps of the Transportation Element of the General Plan.  (Added by Ord. No. 172,840, Eff. 11/4/99.)
 
   “Local street” shall mean a street providing access to abutting property and serving local, as distinguished from through traffic.
 
   “Lot” shall mean a parcel of land conforming to the definition of LOT contained in Section 12.03 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.  (Amended by Ord. No. 128,289, Eff. 10/15/64.)
 
   “Major Highway”(Deleted by Ord. No. 172,840, Eff. 11/4/99.)
 
   “Person” shall mean natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, company, corporation, business trust, organization or the manager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.
 
   “Private road easement” shall mean a parcel of land not dedicated as a public street, over which a private easement for road purposes is proposed to be or has been granted to the owners of property contiguous or adjacent thereto which intersects or connects with a public street, or a private street, in each instance the instrument creating such easement shall be or shall have been duly recorded or filed in the Office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County. (Amended by Ord. No. 122,064, Eff. 6/14/62.)
 
   “Private street” shall mean, except as otherwise provided in this article, a parcel of land not dedicated as a public street over which a private easement for road purposes has been granted to the owners of property contiguous or adjacent thereto which intersects or connects with a public street, or another private street, and the instrument creating same has been duly recorded or filed in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, and which has been determined by the Director to be adequate for the access and for the purposes defined in this article.  (Amended by Ord. No. 158,691, Eff. 3/12/84.)
 
   “Secondary Highway” (Deleted by Ord. No. 172,840, Eff. 11/4/99.)
 
   “Shall” and “may”.Shall” is mandatory. “May” is permissive.