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A. Referral of Application to DRC or Staff and Review Agencies
If a complete application is subject to review and comment by the DRC (See Table 155.2101, Summary of Development Review Responsibilities.), the application shall be referred to the DRC for review and comments. In all other cases, the application shall be referred to those city staff members and review agencies the Development Services Director deems appropriate for review and comment on the application (which may include the DRC).
B. Staff Review and Opportunity for Application Revision
1. Before preparing a staff report or making a decision on an application (See Table 155.2304.C, Applications Subject to Staff Recommendation, and Table 155.2304.D, Applications Subject to Staff Decision.), the Development Services Director shall review the application, relevant support material, and any comments from the DRC and other staff and review agencies to which the application was referred.
2. If compliance deficiencies are identified, the Development Services Director shall notify the applicant of such deficiencies and provide the applicant a reasonable opportunity to discuss the deficiencies and revise the application to address them.
3. If the applicant fails to so respond to the deficiencies and revise the application to address them, or fails to receive an extension granted by the Development Services Director, the application shall be considered withdrawn and automatically denied at the 120 or 180 day deadline pursuant to Section 155.2303.I. Application Denial.
C. Applications Subject to Staff Recommendation
1. Staff Report
If an application is subject to staff review and a staff recommendation to an advisory or decision-making body (see Table 155.2304.C, Applications Subject to Staff Recommendation), the Development Services Director shall prepare a written staff report. The staff report shall conclude whether the application complies with all applicable standards of this Code and recommend one of the decisions authorized for the particular type of application, based on the review standards applicable to the application type, as set forth in Part 4 (Application-Specific Review Procedures) of this article. The staff report may identify ways in which areas of noncompliance might be eliminated and adverse effects of the development proposal might be mitigated.