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(a) Upon application of the subdivider, an amendment to a tentative map or preliminary parcel map, provided it is not a map for a condominium conversion, may be made if the amendment is approved by both the director of planning and community environment and the city engineer and if the amendment meets the following requirements:
(1) It changes only physical aspects of the subdivision;
(2) It is substantially inferior in bulk, degree or importance to the overall dimension and design of the development and does not add any lots, units or buildings to the subdivision;
(3) It does not increase the adverse environmental effects of the subdivision;
(4) It is consistent with the Palo Alto comprehensive plan and the intent of the original map approval;
(5) It does not violate this code.
(1) Within thirty days of receipt of an application for an amendment, the director of planning and community environment shall state the decision regarding the amendment, including the reasons for such decision, in writing and mail a copy to the applicant.
(2) Notice of the decision of the director of planning and community environment shall be given by distributing such notice in the next available city council packet after the rendering of the decision. Such notice shall also be published once in a local newspaper of general circulation not later than five days after the distribution of the notice in the city council packet.
(3) The notice referred to in this subsection shall generally state the address and description of the subject property and project, and the nature of the determination. Said notice shall also recite the fact that details regarding the project and determination will be available in the office of the planning department, and that an appeal may be taken from the determination within fifteen days after the publication of the notice.
(4) Any aggrieved or affected person may appeal such a decision in accord with Chapter 21.36 (Appeals).
(c) Any such approved amendment shall be indicated on the approved map and certified by the director of planning and community environment and the city engineer.
(d) If the director of planning and community environment or the city engineer thinks the requested amendment is a substantial revision or if the requested amendment does not meet the requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section:
(1) In the case of a preliminary parcel map without exceptions, a new preliminary parcel map shall be required to be filed.
(2) In the case of a tentative map or a preliminary parcel map with exceptions, the requested amendment shall be presented to the planning commission and city council for approval in accordance with Section 21.12.090.
(3) Any amendment approved by the city council shall be indicated on the approved map and certified by the city clerk.
(e) Any approved amendment shall not alter the expiration date of the tentative map or preliminary parcel map.
(f) No application for an amendment to a map for a condominium conversion shall be accepted.
(Ord. 4826 § 140, 2004: Ord. 3381 § 1, 1982)