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As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings herein described:
APCD: San Joaquin Valley unified air pollution control district.
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION MODES: Any mode of travel that serves as an alternative to the single occupant vehicle. This can include all forms of ridesharing such as carpooling or vanpooling, as well as public transit, bicycling or walking.
APPLICATION PROJECT: Any development project that is determined to be a worksite for the number of employees equal to or greater than the employee threshold number established by city council.
AVERAGE VEHICLE RIDERSHIP (AVR): The total number of employees assigned to a worksite, Monday through Friday, divided by the number of vehicles they drive from home to work. Credit may be given and the calculation for employee work trips eliminated during a biweekly no work period due to the use of compressed work week or telecommuting.
CARPOOLING: Two (2) or more persons traveling together in a single vehicle.
CITY ENGINEER: The city engineer of the city of Porterville or his/her duly authorized designee.
COMMUTE: A home to work or work to home trip.
COMMUTE ALTERNATIVES: Any form of commute transportation except by single occupancy vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine.
COMMUTE COORDINATOR: An employee or contractor of an employer, whose responsibility is the day to day management of any transportation demand management program.
COMPRESSED WORK WEEK: A work schedule for an employee which eliminates at least one round trip commute biweekly. For example, forty (40) hours of work in four (4) 10-hour days or a work plan that allows one day off every other week, known as the "9/80 plan".
DESIGNEE(S): Any private entity, governmental agency or city employee designated by the city to administer all or any of the provisions of this chapter except those related to the bringing of enforcement actions under this chapter.
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: Any nonresidential or mixed use project which requires discretionary approval by the city.
DIRECTOR: The public works director or designee for the city of Porterville.
EMPLOYEE: One who is assigned to the designated worksite. An employee who works in the service of an employer for either wages or salary, as a contract employee under the direction of the worksite employer or through a temporary service agency during a period of more than ninety (90) days.
EMPLOYEE THRESHOLD: The number of employees as defined in section 27-3 of this chapter and set by resolution of the city council that determines when the terms of this chapter apply to an employer.
EMPLOYER: Any public or private employer, including the city of Porterville, which has a worksite in the city. For purposes of this chapter, the annual average number of full time employees on the day shift at the designated worksite shall determine the size of the employer.
FLEXIBLE WORK HOURS: A variation of an employee's work hours to provide an incentive for the employer to use commute alternatives.
IMPROVEMENT PLANS: Plans submitted to the city as part of an application for a building permit for new nonresidential development or expansion of existing or change of use (as defined by the uniform building code) of any nonresidential building facility.
MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT: The development of a parcel(s) or structures(s) with two (2) or more different land uses such as, but not limited to, a combination of limited residential, office, commercial retail, public or entertainment in a single or physically integrated group of structures.
PEAK PERIOD: The hours from seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. to nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. and four o'clock (4:00) P.M. to six o'clock (6:00) P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Peak periods shall mean employees' commute trips to a worksite where the employees' workday begins.
PERSON: An individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, corporation, partnership, association or other business entity, city, county, district, the state, department or agency thereof, or the United States, to the extent authorized by law.
SINGLE OCCUPANCY VEHICLE: A motor vehicle occupied by one employee for commute purposes.
SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN: A plan of development that is subject to public hearing before the city council or project review committee.
TELECOMMUTING: A system of either working at home or at an off site workstation with computer facilities that link to the worksite.
TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM): The provision of information, assistance, incentives or other measures designed to meet an average vehicle ridership (AVR) and which is intended to reduce the number of vehicles with internal combustion engines driven on streets or highways to the worksite.
TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (TMA): An organization through which developers, employers and/or local governments cooperate in designing, implementing or evaluating a TDM program.
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT (TSM): Low cost improvements to the transportation system (roads and transit) which increase the operational efficiency and/or capacity of the system.
TRIP REDUCTION: Reducing the number of work related trips on streets or highways taken during workweek hours in single occupancy vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
VANPOOL: A van occupied by five (5) or more persons traveling together.
WORKSITE: A building or group of buildings which are in actual physical contact or separated solely by a private roadway or easement and which are owned and operated by an employer. (Ord. 1482 § 1, 12-15-1992; Ord. 1614 § 3, 9-17-2002)