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(A) For the efficient use of water, grading of a project site shall be designed to minimize soil erosion, runoff, and water waste. A grading plan shall be submitted as part of the landscape documentation package. A comprehensive grading plan prepared by a civil engineer for other city permits satisfies this requirement.
1. The project applicant shall submit a landscape grading plan that indicates finished configurations and elevations of the landscape area including:
(a) Height of graded slopes;
(b) Drainage patterns;
(c) Pad elevations;
(d) Finish grade; and
(e) Stormwater retention improvements, if applicable.
2. To prevent excessive erosion and runoff, it is highly recommended that project applicants:
(a) Grade so that all irrigation and normal rainfall remains within property lines and does not drain on to nonpermeable hardscapes;
(b) Avoid disruption of natural drainage patterns and undisturbed soil; and
(c) Avoid soil compaction in landscape areas.
3. The grading design plan shall contain the following statement: "I have complied with the criteria of the regulations and applied them accordingly for the efficient use of water in the grading design plan" and shall bear the signature of a licensed professional as authorized by law. (Ord. 1675, 11-24-2015)