16.48.050 Applicant Notification.
   A.   Notification of Applicant. Within thirty (30) days of the filing of the application, the applicant shall be in-formed by a letter in compliance with state law (Government Code Section 65943), either that the application is complete and has been accepted for processing, or that the application is incomplete and that additional information, specified in the letter, shall be provided. When an application is incomplete, the time used by the applicant to submit the required additional information shall not be considered part of the time within which the determination of completeness shall occur.
   B.   Expiration of Application. If a pending application is not able to be deemed complete (e.g., not accepted as complete by the city) within one hundred eighty (180) days after the first filing with the department, the application shall expire and be deemed withdrawn. The director may grant one one hundred eighty (180) day extension. A new application, including fees, plans, exhibits and other materials which will be required to commence processing of any project on the same property, may then be filed in compliance with this development code.
   C.   Appeal of Determination. Where the director has determined that an application is incomplete, and the applicant believes that the application is complete and/or that the information requested by the director is not required, the applicant may appeal the determination, in compliance with Chapter 16.78 (Appeals).
   D.   Time Extension. The applicant and the city may mutually agree to extend the thirty (30) day time limit in order to provide adequate time to properly evaluate the application for completeness, in compliance with state law (Government Code Section 65943 (d)).
   E.   Additional Information. The department may require the applicant to submit additional information needed for the environmental review of the project in compliance with Section 16.48.090 (Environmental Review), below.
(Ord. 182 § 2 (part), 1997)