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SEC. 18.08.  DIRECTOR APPROVAL AND APPEALS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 176,321, Eff. 1/15/05.)
 
   A.   Procedures.
 
   1.   Action of the Director.  All private street maps and all prints or photostatic copies of maps as required in this article shall be submitted to the Director for approval.  Within 40 days after the application is deemed complete, the Director shall approve, conditionally approve or disapprove the map.  When the Director makes a decision on the private street, the written action shall be transmitted to the applicant.
 
   2.   Public Notice and Hearing.  Upon receipt of a complete application, the initial decision-maker shall set the matter for public hearing at which evidence shall be taken.  The Director shall give notice consistent with the provisions of Section 17.06 A.1. of the LAMC.
 
   3.   Waiver.  The Director may waive the public hearing required in this section if the applicant submits with the application the written approval of all owners of properties adjacent or gaining access from the private street.  No appeal hearing shall be waived.  Furthermore, with respect to private streets not set for public hearing, a copy of the determination shall be mailed to the applicant, and to the owners of properties adjacent or gaining access from the private street and to all persons who have filed written requests for notice with the Department of City Planning.
 
   B.   Appeals to the Board.  An applicant or any other person aggrieved by any action or determination of the Director of Planning with respect to a private street map, may, within 15 days after the date of the mailing of the decision of the Director, file an appeal from the action or determination to the Board.  The Board shall consider the appeal within 30 days after the expiration of the 15-day appeal period, and shall, within 14-days affirm, modify, or reverse the action or determination.  The action of the Board shall be final.
 
   C.   Extension of Time.  Any of the time limits specified in this section may be extended by mutual consent of the applicant and the Director or the Appeal Board, as the case may be.
 
   D.   Requirements for Utilization of Private Street.  Notwithstanding Section 12.25 to the contrary, the private street approval shall be void unless all conditions of approval are completed or fulfilled within six years from the date of approval, except that grading and improvement conditions shall be considered as fulfilled if the required work is begun during that time limit and diligently carried on to completion.  (Amended by Ord. No. 182,106, Eff. 5/20/12.)