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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. 472.   NORMAL MAXIMUM REIMBURSABLE RATES AND AMOUNTS.
   Pursuant to Sections 913 and 913.1 of the County Charter, the normal maximum rates and amounts to be paid as reimbursement for actual and necessary expenditures related to authorized County business are established in this Section and Section 472.1. The Auditor & Controller shall periodically review these reimbursable rates and amounts and, as necessary, prepare adjustments for the Board's approval.
Transportation
The amount of reimbursement shall equal the actual cost of carrier services, including taxi-cabs, shuttles, vehicle rental and storage of vehicle.   
For transportation by privately owned aircraft, the amount of reimbursement shall equal the equivalent fare for the appropriate available out-of-County public carrier as determined by the Auditor & Controller.  For transportation by privately owned vehicle, the reimbursable amount shall be equivalent to the fare of the most appropriate available public carrier as determined by the Auditor & Controller, or the calculated actual mileage reimbursement, whichever is less.  Mileage shall be reimbursed using the IRS mileage rate in effect at the County at the time of travel.  In the event the IRS increases or decreases the reimbursement rate for mileage, the County will adjust its rate of reimbursement to equal the IRS rate within sixty (60) days of the effective date of the IRS increase.
When out-of-County travel is authorized using a privately owned vehicle or aircraft, the cost of the actual and necessary transportation, including parking fees at the destination shall also be eligible for reimbursement.  The number of meals, nights of lodging, and days in a duty out-of-County business status shall be limited to the number which would have been required if transportation were furnished by the most appropriate available public carrier.
Lodging
The cost of lodging is limited to the amount arranged through the approved County travel agent.  If booked outside the County travel agent, reimbursement shall be limited to the lesser of the published GSA per diem rate for the time and location of travel (GSA rates can be accessed via the Auditor and Controller's website) or the actual cost incurred.  For locations not specifically listed in the schedule of GSA schedule, the per diem rate for the closest location to the vicinity of travel, as determined by the Auditor & Controller shall be used as the basis for reimbursement.  Actual room tax may be reimbursed even if it is computed on room costs which exceed the stated rate.
Reimbursement for lodging involving the use of field camping equipment, including tents, campers, trailers, mobile homes, and similar portable or vehicular lodging equipment provided by the person in the service of the County shall be based upon the type of equipment used and the nature of the out-of-County business.  Such reimbursement shall not exceed either: the amount arranged through the approved County travel agent; the relevant GSA per diem rate as determined by the Auditor & Controller; a reasonable amount determined by the Chief Administrative Officer, or authorized designee; or a combination of any of the items listed above.
Meals and Incidentals
GSA per diem rates based on the location of travel will be used for the reimbursement of meals and incidentals.  These rates include any applicable tax and gratuity.  Where the cost of a meal or meals is included as part of a registration charge or fee, there shall be no per diem meal reimbursement for the applicable meal period covered by such registration.  Incidentals include fees and tips given to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, and hotel staff.
Same Day Travel — meal reimbursements for same day travel (in- or out-of-County) will be subject to federal and state taxes and be reported as taxable wages on Form W-2 according to IRS guidelines. This also applies to operational travel and other same day meal reimbursements with the exception of meals meeting the IRS's definition of business entertainment or de minimis costs. 
No reimbursement shall be made for alcoholic beverages of any kind.
No reimbursement shall be made for breakfast unless such out-of-County travel commences from office or place of residence by 7:00 a.m. or such travel is completed by return to office or place of residence at or after 8:00 a.m.; no reimbursement shall be made for lunch unless such travel commences at or before 11:30 a.m. or is completed at or after 1:00 p.m.; and no reimbursement shall be made for dinner unless such travel commences by, or is completed at or after, 7:00 p.m. GSA first and last day meals and incidentals reimbursement rates do not apply.
Telephone - Fax - Internet - Registration
The actual cost of business related telephone, fax, internet and registration charges or fees shall be reimbursed. 
Rental of Work or Conference Facilities
A reasonable amount determined by the Chief Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, based upon the type of meeting, course, or session, and the number of participants shall be the basis for reimbursement.
Miscellaneous Expenses
Depending on the duration of the out-of-County business, miscellaneous items such as laundry and dry cleaning may be reimbursed in an amount that is determined by the Chief Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, to be reasonable and necessary for the conduct of County business.  In addition to any reimbursement for use of a privately owned vehicle, 40% of the effective IRS mileage rate or a reasonable amount determined by the Chief Administrative Officer, or authorized designee, shall be reimbursed for each mile an authorized privately or publicly owned trailer is towed on business for the County by that vehicle.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7771 (N.S.), operative 8-2-90; amended by Ord. No. 8653 (N.S.), effective 4-18-96, operative 7-5-96; amended by Ord. No. 8926 (N.S.), effective 7-16-98, operative 7-3-98; amended by Ord. No. 8930 (N.S.), effective 8-13-98, operative 7-3-98; amended by Ord. No. 8933 (N.S.), effective 8-20-98, operative 7-3-98; amended by Ord. No. 9314 (N.S.), effective 4-12-01, operative 4-30-01; amended by Ord. No. 9357 (N.S.), effective 7-17-01, operative 7-17-01; amended by Ord. No. 9359 (N.S.), effective 7-17-01, operative 7-17-01; amended by Ord. No. 9361 (N.S.), effective 7-17-01, operative 7-17-01; amended by Ord. No. 9363 (N.S.), effective 7-17-01, operative 7-17-01; amended by Ord. No. 9416 (N.S.), effective 1-10-02; amended by Ord. No. 9418 (N.S.), effective 1-10-02; amended by Ord. No. 9535 (N.S.), effective 3-7-03; amended by Ord. No. 9839 (N.S.), operative 3-30-07; amended by Ord. No. 9878 (N.S.), effective 10-18-07; amended by Ord. No. 10315 (N.S.), effective 1-7-14; amended by Ord. No. 10362 (N.S.), effective 1-1-15; amended by Ord. No. 10402 (N.S.), effective 1-14-16; amended by Ord. No. 10635 (N.S.), effective 12-19-19)