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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
SEC. 496.   AUTOMOBILE ALLOWANCE.
   Each of the Elected Officials and Executive Management Staff ("EMS") hereinafter designated, as such designation may be hereafter modified from time to time, are entitled to be paid a monthly allowance as hereinafter set forth for the use of a non-County- owned vehicle in the performance of their duties subject to the following conditions:
   (a)   The Elected Official or EMS possesses a valid California driver's license appropriate to the class of vehicle being operated.
   (b)   Each such Elected Official or EMS shall at his or her own expense for the period covered by such allowance provide insurance protecting such Elected Official or EMS in the use of such vehicle against liability for bodily injury and property damage in not less than the following amounts: bodily injury, each person, $100,000; each accident $300,000; property damage $25,000.
   (c)   In accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy H-10, Elected Officials and EMS may be provided a County-owned vehicle in lieu of the authorized automobile allowance if justified by their duties.  Such request must be approved by the Chief Administrative Officer.
   (d)   Elected Officials and EMS who receive an automobile allowance shall not be entitled to be reimbursed for public transit within the County.
   (e)   Elected Officials or EMS covered by Board of Supervisors Policy H-10 shall not drive (except for a County-owned vehicle provided to the Elected Official or EMS in lieu of an automobile allowance) nor be transported in a County-owned vehicle, except on the rare occasion when such transport is unavoidable or would otherwise be extremely impracticable to avoid and in any event should not occur more than three times in any calendar month.
   (f)   Elected Officials and EMS who receive an automobile allowance or who have been provided a County-owned vehicle in lieu of an automobile allowance shall not be transported in a private vehicle owned by County staff while on County business except on the rare occasion when such transport is unavoidable or would otherwise be extremely impracticable to avoid and in any event should not occur more than three times in any calendar month.
   (g)   Elected Officials and EMS who receive an automobile allowance or who have been provided a County-owned vehicle in lieu of an automobile allowance shall not be entitled to mileage reimbursement for miles driven within the limits of San Diego County.
   The following table of rates of automobile allowances is established for Elected Officials and EMS who are authorized to receive such allowances and who satisfy the conditions above. Such persons shall be paid that monthly amount set forth in the allowance rate appearing after the title of that Elected Official or EMS:
Rate Allowance      Monthly Allowance
   A            $1,000
   B            750
   C            675
   D            600
   and the following County officers be paid a monthly allowance at the rate herein specified:
 
Elected Official
Rate Allowance
Member, Board of Supervisors:
 
   First District
A
   Second District
A
   Third District
A
   Fourth District
A
   Fifth District
A
Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk
A
District Attorney
A
Sheriff
A
Treasurer-Tax Collector
A
 
 
Executive Management Staff
Rate Allowance
Chief Administrative Officer
A
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
B
Chief Information Officer
C
County Counsel
C
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
C
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Financial Officer
C
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/ Director, Health and Human Services Agency
C
Director, Human Resources
C
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures
D
Air Pollution Control Officer
D
Auditor & Controller
D
Chief Medical Examiner
D
Chief Operations Officer, HHSA
D
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
D
Director, Animal Services
D
Director, County Library
D
Director, Child Support Services
D
Director, County Communications Office
D
Director, Department of Public Works
D
Director, Environmental Health and Quality
D
Director, General Services
D
Director, Housing and Community Development Services
D
Director, Office of Emergency Services
D
Director, Office of Equity and Racial Justice
D
Director, Office of Ethics and Compliance
D
Director, Office of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs
D
Director, Parks and Recreation
D
Director, Planning and Development Services
D
Director, Purchasing and Contracting
D
Director, Regional Operations
D
Executive Officer, Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board
D
Executive Officer, Civil Service Commission
D
Public Defender
D
Registrar of Voters
D
Retirement, Chief Executive Officer
D
Director, Child Welfare Services
D
 
(Amended by Ord. No. 6986 (N.S.), effective 8-8-85; amended by Ord. No. 7017 (N.S.), effective 9-19-85; amended by Ord. No. 7118 (N.S.), effective 6-5-86; amended by Ord. No. 7560 (N.S.), operative 1-13-89; amended by Ord. No. 7580 (N.S.), operative 2-24-89; amended by Ord. No. 7590 (N.S.), effective 3-23-89, operative 4-7-89; amended by Ord. No. 7626 (N.S.), operative 6-30-89; amended by Ord. No. 7651 (N.S.), operative 8-18-89; amended by Ord. No. 7761 (N.S.), effective 7-12-90; amended by Ord. No. 7841 (N.S.), operative 2-1-91; amended by Ord. No. 7847 (N.S.), effective 2-7-91, operative 2-8-91; amended by Ord. No. 7857 (N.S.), effective 3-14-91; amended by Ord. No. 8216 (N.S.), effective 4-8-93; amended by Ord. No. 8476 (N.S.), adopted 11-8-94, operative 1-1-95; amended by Ord. No. 8653 (N.S.), effective 4-18-96, operative 4-19-96; amended by Ord. No. 8693 (N.S.), effective 7-11-96; amended by Ord. No. 8721 (N.S.), effective 9-17-96, operative 9-17-96; amended by Ord. No. 8732 (N.S.), effective 9-24-96; amended by Ord. No. 8782 (N.S.), effective 4-15-97; amended by Ord. No. 8821 (N.S.), effective 9-12-97, operative 9-12-97; amended by Ord. No. 8840 (N.S.), effective 11-20-97, operative 11-21-97; amended by Ord. No. 8969 (N.S.), adopted 10-20-98, operative 12-1-98; amended by Ord. No. 9034 (N.S.), effective 6-10-99, operative 6-18-98; amended by Ord. No. 9047 (N.S.), effective 7-29-99, operative 7-30-99; amended by Ord. No. 9311 (N.S.), effective 2-13-01, operative 2-23-01; amended by Ord. No. 9337 (N.S.), effective 5-8-01, operative 5-18-01; amended by Ord. No. 9378 (N.S.), effective 10-12-01; amended by Ord. No. 9508 (N.S.), effective 11-28-02; amended by Ord. No. 9527 (N.S.), effective 2-27-03; amended by Ord. No. 9542 (N.S.), effective 5-1-03; amended by Ord. No. 9587 (N.S.), effective 8-5-03, operative 8-8-03; amended by Ord. No. 9603 (N.S.), effective 9-30-03, operative 10-3-03; amended by Ord. No. 9619 (N.S.), effective 12-9-03, operative 12-12-03; amended by Ord. No. 9735 (N.S.), effective 9-27-05; amended by Ord. No. 9784 (N.S.), effective 6-20-06, operative 6-23-06; amended by Ord. No. 9796 (N.S.), effective 9-19-06, operative 10-1-06; amended by Ord. No. 9933 (N.S.), effective 4-8-08, operative 4-11-08; amended by Ord. No. 10044 (N.S.), effective 3-23-10; amended by Ord. No. 10176 (N.S.), effective 10-11-11; amended by Ord. No. 10223 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12; amended by Ord. No. 10246 (N.S.), effective 2-28-13; amended by Ord. No. 10278 (N.S.), effective 8-6-13; amended by Ord. No. 10315 (N.S.), effective 1-7-14; amended by Ord. No. 10355 (N.S.), effective 10-23-14; amended by Ord. No. 10446 (N.S.), effective 12-15-16; amended by Ord. No. 10610 (N.S.), effective 7-1-19; amended by Ord. No. 10685 (N.S.), effective 11-6-20; amended by Ord. No. 10708 (N.S.), effective 1-15-21)