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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. 495.   TRANSPORTATION REIMBURSEMENT.
   The County shall reimburse employees paid on a biweekly basis for costs incurred in traveling to and from work, as follows:
   (a)   (1)   Up to eighty-five dollars ($85) off the full purchase price for all employees in classes designated AE, CL, CM, FS, HS, MM, PR, PS, RN, SS or SW; or up to sixty-five dollars ($65) off the full purchase price for all employees in classes designated SO; or up to thirty dollars ($30) off the full purchase price for all employees in classes DI or DM, for the employee's own use of a:
         (A)   full monthly San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board "Ready Pass" or a similar monthly pass,
         (B)   full monthly County Transit Systems Bus Pass or similar monthly pass,
         (C)   full monthly North County Transit District "Coaster Plus Pass" or a similar monthly pass, provided that an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount in excess of the actual cost of any monthly transit pass.
      (2)   Up to eighty-five dollars ($85) off the full purchase price for all employees in classes designated AM, AS, CE, CEM, CR, DA, DS, EM, MA, NA, NE, NM, NS, PD, PM, PO, SM, or UM:
         (A)   full monthly San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board "Ready Pass" or a similar monthly pass,
         (B)   full monthly County Transit Systems Bus Pass or similar monthly pass
         (C)   full monthly North County Transit District "Coaster Plus Pass" or a similar monthly pass, provided that an employee will not be reimbursed for any amount in excess of the actual cost of any monthly transit pass.
      (3)   Up to eighty-five dollars ($85) of the purchase price for all employees in classes CC and CS for the employee's own use of a:
         (A)   full monthly North County Transit District Sprinter Breeze Pass, Coaster Pass or Regional Premium Pass,
         (B)   full monthly San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development System Trolley, Shuttle Route, Local & Urban Routes, Premium Express, or Rural Routes,
         (C)   full monthly South Bay Rapid Bus or similar passes,
         (D)   full daily for:
            (i)   North County Transit District Sprinter Breeze Pass, Coaster Pass or Regional Premium Pass,
            (ii)   San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development System Trolley, Shuttle Route, Local & Urban Routes, Premium Express, or Rural Routes passes,
            (iii)   South Bay Rapid Bus or similar passes.
   (b)   For employees who incur parking expenses at the locations listed below in (d), reimbursement will be as follows:
      (1)   Three hundred dollars ($300) per month for classes designated AE, AM, AS, CE, CEM, CL, CM, CR, DA, DS, EM, FS, HS, MA, MM, NA, NE, NM, NS, PD, PM, PO, PR, PS, RN, SM, SO, SS, SW, or UM.
      (2)   Fifty dollars ($50) per month for all other employees.
      On-street, metered parking is excluded for classes designated AM, AS, DA, DI, DM, PD, PM, PO, or SW.
   (c)   (1)   Twenty-five dollars ($25) per month for all other employees who incur expense as a participant in the County Ride Sharing Program through SANDAG at the locations listed below in (d);
      (2)   Twenty-five dollars ($25) per month for all other employees who incur expense as a participant in the Ride Sharing Program at the locations listed below in (d), including the County Operations Center for classes designated CR.
   (d)   Applicable work locations for (b)(1) above are: San Diego Courthouse, Hall of Justice, Jail, 1027 10th St., Ash Street Facility, Center City Building, the Beech Street Office, the Wells Fargo Building, 1350 Front Street, Family Law Court and 1501 Sixth Ave; and other locations certified to the Auditor and Controller by the Chief Administrative Officer.  Eligibility for (b)(1) is to be determined through certification by the appointing authority that the employee has incurred expense under the conditions stated above in at least the amount specified. The administration of the reimbursement to employees for purchased transit passes shall be subject to the rules and regulations of the Auditor and Controller and the Employee Benefits Office.
      Applicable work locations for (b)(2) and (b)(3) and (c) above: 220 W. Broadway; 225 Broadway; 330 W. Broadway; 1409 Fourth Avenue; 964 Fifth Avenue; 1501 6th Avenue; 1130 10th Avenue; 1173 Front Street; and other locations certified to the Auditor and Controller by the Chief Administrative Officer. Eligibility for (b)(2), (b)(3) and, (c) above is to be determined through certification by the appointing authority that the employee has incurred expense under the conditions stated above in at least the amount specified. The administration of transportation reimbursements are subject to the rules and regulations of the Auditor and Controller.
   (e)   Twenty dollars ($20) reimbursement per month for each eligible employee in the DI and DM classes who incurs parking expenses (excluding on-street, metered parking) at the locations listed below in (g).
   (f)   Ten dollars ($10) reimbursement per month for each eligible employee in the DI and DM classes who incurs expense as a participant in the County Ride-Sharing Program at the locations listed below in (g).
   (g)   Applicable locations for (e) and (f) above: San Diego Courthouse, Hall of Justice, Jail and Ash Street Facility. Eligibility for (e) and (f) above is to be determined through certification by the appointing authority that the employee has incurred either, a) parking expense of at least ten dollars ($10); or b) expense as a participant in the County Ride-Sharing Program of at least ten dollars ($10) per month, subject to the rules and regulations of the Auditor and Controller.
   (h)   The established mileage reimbursement rate shall be paid to employees in eligible classes who, for the benefit of management, are employed at or transferred to a work location more than fifteen miles from the employee's home. This reimbursement shall be limited to those miles driven to and from work in excess of thirty round trip miles.
      Eligible Classes:
      005502 Appraiser IV
      005503 Appraiser III
      005504 Appraiser II
      005505 Appraiser I
      005510 Appraiser Trainee
      005511 Property Assessment Specialist I
      005512 Supervising Appraiser I
      005513 Supervising Appraiser II
      005517 Property Assessment Specialist II
      005518 Property Assessment Specialist III
      005526 Audit Appraiser III
      005527 Audit Appraiser II
      005528 Audit Appraiser I
      005529 Supervising Audit Appraiser
      005530 Audit Appraiser Specialist
   (i)   Whenever an employee who is employed as an Environmental Health Specialist II 004722 or an Environmental Health Specialist III - 004723 is transferred for the benefit of management to a headquarter more than twenty (20) miles from his/her home, the employee shall be paid at the established rate for all miles driven to work in excess of twenty (20) miles.
   (j)   Employees in eligible classes may be reimbursed for a combination of transit expenses under subsection (a) above and parking expenses under subsection (b) above for a combined total of up to three hundred dollars ($300).
      Eligible Classes: Classes designated AE, AM, AS, CE, CEM, CL, DA, EM, FS, HS, MA, MM, NA, NE, NM, NS, PR, PS, RN, SS, SW, or UM.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7255 (N.S.), effective 1-15-87, operative 1-16-87; amended by Ord. No. 7334 (N.S.), effective 7-23-87; amended by Ord. No. 7379 (N.S.), effective 10-22-87, operative 10-23-87; (d) added by Ord. No. 7772 (N.S.), effective 8-2-90; amended by Ord. No. 7788 (N.S.), operative 9-7-90; amended by Ord. No. 7852 (N.S.), effective 2-28-91, operative 3-1-91; amended by Ord. No. 8527 (N.S.), effective 6-15-95; amended by Ord. No. 9267 (N.S.), effective 11-14-00; amended by Ord. No. 9287 (N.S.), effective 12-12-00; 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. 9631 (N.S.), effective 3-23-04, operative 4-2-04; amended by Ord. No. 9787 (N.S.), effective 7-20-06; amended by Ord. No. 9802 (N.S.), effective 10-24-06; amended by Ord. No. 9824 (N.S.), effective 3-1-07; amended by Ord. No. 10009 (N.S.), effective 9-22-09; amended by Ord. No. 10044 (N.S.), effective 3-23-10; amended by Ord. No. 10264 (N.S.), effective 6-18-13; amended by Ord. No. 10267 (N.S.), effective 6-25-13; amended by Ord. No. 10270 (N.S.), effective 7-16-13; amended by Ord. No. 10292 (N.S.), effective 9-24-13; amended by Ord. No. 10315 (N.S.), effective 1-7-14; amended by Ord. No. 10327 (N.S.), effective 2-25-14, with administrative correction; as amended by Ord. No. 10470 (N.S.), effective 6-23-17; as amended by Ord. No. 10480 (N.S.), effective 6-23-17; as amended by Ord. No. 10484 (N.S.), effective 6-23-17; amended by Ord. No. 10500 (N.S.), effective 10-13-17; amended by Ord. No. 10541 (N.S.), effective 6-23-18; amended by Ord. No. 10550 (N.S.), effective 8-8-18; amended by Ord. No. 10561 (N.S.), effective 9-25-18; amended by Ord. No. 10563 (N.S.), effective 9-25-18; amended by Ord. No. 10570 (N.S.), effective 10-30-18)