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PREFACE
ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS*
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS*
ARTICLE III GENERAL RULES*
ARTICLE IIIa ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES*
ARTICLE IIIb COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE IIIc PAST GRAND JURORS ASSOCIATION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIj AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM*
ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIm AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM -- EMPLOYMENT*
ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
ARTICLE IIIo COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE IIIq SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIr REGIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIs NORTH COUNTY GANG COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIt POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIu SAN DIEGO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIv CHILD AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IV SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*
ARTICLE IV-A ASSESSOR / RECORDER / COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE IV-B ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE IV-C ASSESSMENT HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE V AUDITOR AND CONTROLLER*
ARTICLE V-A PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ROUTINE CLAIMS*
ARTICLE VI BOUNDARY CHANGES*
ARTICLE VII BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND APPROPRIATION, REVENUE AND STAFFING LIMITATIONS*
ARTICLE VIIa TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO SPECIFIED AGENCIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE VIII CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER*
ARTICLE IX OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL*
ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
ARTICLE X-A CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER*
ARTICLE XII COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XII-A COUNTY LIBRARIAN*
ARTICLE XII-B DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES*
ARTICLE XII-C CITY/COUNTY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURAL/URBAN ISSUES AND PESTICIDES*
ARTICLE XII-D DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES*
ARTICLE XII-E PESTICIDE TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XII-F COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE**
ARTICLE XIII-A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND RECOVERY*
ARTICLE XIII-B DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XIV JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XV HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY*
ARTICLE XV-AA SAN DIEGO COUNTY EYE GNAT ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-B HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES*
ARTICLE XV-C GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM*
ARTICLE XVI CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XVI-A ADVISORY BOARDS*
ARTICLE XVI-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-C SAN DIEGO COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVI-D SAN DIEGO COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-E LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ZONE NO. 2 - JULIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOSTER CARE SERVICES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-C EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVII-D WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION PROCEDURE; ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHISTLE BLOWER COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-E SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVIII CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XVIIIa GRAZING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XIX ADULT INSTITUTIONS*
ARTICLE XIXa YOUTH CORRECTION CENTER*
ARTICLE XX FEES AND CHARGES*
ARTICLE XXA JUVENILE FACILITIES*
ARTICLE XXI INTERGOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION*
ARTICLE XXIa RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROCEDURE FOR PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS*
ARTICLE XXIb PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIa OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND PUBLIC GUARDIAN*
ARTICLE XXIIb DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIc DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING*
ARTICLE XXIIIa RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XXIV PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT*
ARTICLE XXIV-A REGISTRAR OF VOTERS*
ARTICLE XXV SHERIFF*
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS*
ARTICLE XXVIa OUT-OF-COUNTY/IN-COUNTY BUSINESS*
ARTICLE XXVId LIMITATIONS ON MAKING GIFTS AND PROVIDING MEALS OR BEVERAGES*
ARTICLE XXVIe REIMBURSEMENTS AND ALLOWANCES*
ARTICLE XXVII BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XXVIII COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE*
ARTICLE XXVIIIa CODE OF ETHICS*
ARTICLE XXVIIId CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVING FUNDING OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS*
ARTICLE XXIX [ORDINANCES REPEALED]*
ARTICLE XXX DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXXI PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS*
ARTICLE XXXII CABLE TELEVISION REVIEW COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XXXIII COUNTY HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE XXXIV COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY*
ARTICLE XXXV NOISE CONTROL HEARING BOARD*
ARTICLE XXXVI LITIGATION*
ARTICLE XXXVII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXVIII DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE DEFENSE COUNSEL*
ARTICLE XXXVIII-A DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXIX DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT*
ARTICLE XXXIX-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XXXIX-B MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XL SAN DIEGO COUNTY PALOMAR AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLI REMOVAL OF STRIKING EMPLOYEES*
ARTICLE XLI-A COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE XLII SAN DIEGO COUNTY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XLIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER (CAC) PARKING LOT AD HOC COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL GROWTH AND PLANNING REVIEW TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XLV TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*
ARTICLE XLVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON AIDS/HIV*
ARTICLE XLVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION*
ARTICLE XLVIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XLIX SANTA FE VALLEY WORKING GROUP*
ARTICLE L THE TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*
ARTICLE LI SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE MOBILEHOME TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE LIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMEK HEFER SISTER COUNTY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE LIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOLID WASTE HEARING PANEL*
ARTICLE LV SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVII DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY*
ARTICLE LIX SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LX SAN DIEGO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LXI SAN DIEGO COUNTY FALLBROOK AIRPARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE LXII OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES*
ARTICLE LXIII PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT OF 2011*
CODE COMPARATIVE TABLE
STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE
San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances
San Diego County Comprehensive Ordinances
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
SEC. 455.   FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT.
   The Department shall perform such functions or duties as are imposed by statute upon either the County Surveyor, County Engineer, the County Road Commissioner, or the Flood Plain Administrator and such other functions as may be assigned to it by the Board including the following:
   (a)   Field Operations:
      (1)   Examine and inspect all County roads, highways, bridges and culverts and endeavor to keep same clear of obstructions and in good condition.
      (2)   Compile and maintain a County road register in accordance with the requirements of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California.
      (3)   Control and manage all County owned or leased real property acquired with funds from the Road Fund or other funds the use of which is restricted to highway purposes, including necessary borrow pits, quarries and material storage areas.
      (4)   Inspect and maintain flood control and storm drainage channels, conduits and structures.
      (5)   Compile and maintain maps, records and other data as necessary to maintain transportation systems.
   (b)   Engineering:
      (1)   Prepare or cause to be prepared all surveys, plans and specifications and estimates of cost of all work on wastewater and flood control facilities, closed and inactive solid waste disposal facilities, County airports, roads, highways, bridges, and stormwater treatment devices whether performed under contract or with County forces and equipment.
      (2)   Examine and inspect all work performed under public contract on all closed and inactive solid waste disposal facilities, County airports, roads, highways, wastewater and flood control facilities, bridges, culverts, and stormwater treatment devices, and require the same to be done in accordance with the plans and specifications filed with the Board and make such reports to the Board, from time to time as said Board may direct, respecting the progress and cost of all such work.
      (3)   Examine plans and specifications for and inspect all work done by subdivision developers on County roads, highways, bridges, culverts, wastewater and flood control facilities, and require the same to be done in conformance with County specifications and requirements.
      (4)   Examine plans and specifications for and inspect all work done on any road which the Board has approved for acceptance by the County upon its improvement to County standards and requirements, provided application for such examination and inspection is made and the costs thereof are first paid to the Department.
      (5)   Inspect work done within road rights of way, utility installations, and road uses resulting from permits for encroachment, and subject to the provisions of law and County ordinances.
      (6)   Develop standards for the construction of County roads, highways, bridges, culverts, local drainage systems, stormwater treatment devices, and other similar improvements.
   (c)   Surveyor:
      (1)   Prepare and maintain such County maps as may be prescribed by law or directed by the Board, including all election precinct and school district maps and legal description of boundaries thereof.
      (2)   Check all Subdivision Maps, Parcel Maps and Record of Survey Maps as required by law or County ordinance.
      (3)   Maintain a record of all drawings and plans for all construction and alteration of roads, highways, bridges, culverts, traffic devices and related facilities in the County's maintained road system.
      (4)   Perform or authorize to be performed retracement or remonument surveys of major historical land division lines upon which later surveys are based, such as, but not limited to, government section lines, rancho lines, grant lines, rancho section lines, acreage subdivision lot lines, and subdivision boundary lines within such county.
      (5)   Establish monuments and vertical control bench marks in accordance with the County-wide California Coordinate System and prepare and maintain lists and supplemental maps of graphic indexes of California Coordinate Monuments and bench marks.
      (6)   Prepare and maintain topographic, photographic and other maps of the County of San Diego for use by the County and the general public.
   (d)   Traffic Engineering:
      (1)   Provide administrative support and traffic engineering services to the County Traffic Advisory Committee.
      (2)   Work with residents and agencies on improving traffic safety and resolving traffic engineering matters.
      (3)   Review for approval in those cases where research, opinion, recommendation, or other exceptions to the established road design standards are requested for the construction of County-maintained roads.
      (4)   Inspect, accept, maintain, and operate traffic control devices and streetlight installations within road rights of way.
      (5)   Process special event traffic operations permits for block parties, parades, and other special events within the County roads.
   (e)   Wastewater Management:
      (1)   Operate those County sanitation districts for which the County has contracted to furnish such service and all sewer maintenance districts and sanitation districts under the control of the Board.
      (2)   Establish, subject to the approval of the Board, plans and standards for the development and rules and regulations for the operation of such districts and the projects and activities assigned to the Department.
      (3)   Supervise the conduct of such improvement act proceedings as may be assigned by the Board.
      (4)   Control and manage property under the jurisdiction of the County used for the production and distribution of water through a County service area, County maintenance district, or similar area or district.
   (f)   Flood Control:
      (1)   Represent the County and San Diego County Flood Control District in the field of flood control and perform such functions and duties as may be necessary to perform this task in accordance with applicable laws.
      (2)   Provide professional engineering and administrative support to the County of San Diego Flood Control Advisory Commission.
      (3)   Administer the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program locally.
      (4)   Examine plans and specifications for and inspect all work done on any flood control facility which the Board has approved for acceptance by the County of San Diego Flood Control upon its improvement to applicable standards and requirements, provided application for such examination and inspection is made and the costs thereof are paid to the County or Flood Control District.
   (g)   Watershed Protection:
      (1)   Foster water quality improvement through collaborative planning with partner agencies.
      (2)   Carry on activities as may be assigned by the Board of Supervisors to promote a healthy watershed and comply with federal and state law, including but not limited to applicable National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements.
      (3)   Promote water quality through outreach and public education.
   (h)   Closed Landfills:
      (1)   Control and manage all County owned or leased real property necessary to the management of the County's closed and inactive solid waste disposal facilities.
         (A)   Protect human health and the environment.
         (B)   Comply with Federal, State, and local regulations.
         (C)   Maintain sites using best management practices.
         (D)   Maximize the rate of return on all assets.
   (i)   Private Development Construction Inspection:
      (1)   Review tentative and final maps, plans and specifications, subdivision improvement and other agreements to ensure facilities are constructed by private developers in accordance with approved plans, project conditions, and applicable contracts.
      (2)   Review permits for encroachments into road rights of way and other facilities managed by the Department to ensure the encroachments are constructed or placed in accordance with applicable law and requirements.
   (j)   Private Road and Landscape Maintenance:
      (1)   Form, administer, and provide maintenance services for special districts such as County Service Areas, County-wide Lighting and Landscape Improvement and Maintenance Districts, Underground Utility Districts, Assessment Districts, Special Tax Districts, and Permanent Road Divisions under the jurisdiction of the Department.
   (k)   Solid Waste Planning and Recycling:
      (1)   Provide countywide solid waste planning and management functions.
      (2)   Manage waste reduction and recycling components of the County's Integrated Waste Management Plan.
      (3)   Manage the construction and demolition debris diversion program.
      (4)   Manage the County's Non-exclusive Solid Waste Management Agreements (Franchise Agreements).
      (5)   Prepare and update appropriate sections of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan for the San Diego region as required.
(Amended by Ord. No. 3524 (N.S.), adopted 5-26-70, effective 7-1-70; amended by Ord. No. 4514 (N.S.), effective 6-26-75, operative 7-1-75; amended by Ord. No. 4886 (N.S.), effective 5-5-77; amended by Ord. No. 5194 (N.S.), effective 8-4-78; amended by Ord. No. 5918 (N.S.), effective 12-4-80; amended by Ord. No. 7997 (N.S.), effective 12-5-91; amended by Ord. No. 8865 (N.S.), effective 1-6-98; amended by Ord. No. 9074 (N.S.), effective 9-10-99; amended by Ord. No. 9270 (N.S.), effective 12-15-00; amended by Ord. No. 10237 (N.S.), effective 1-4-13; amended by Ord. No. 10645 (N.S.), effective 2-14-20)
Cross reference(s) -- Acquisition, etc., of real property, § 73 et seq.; board of supervisors, § 500 et seq.