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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. 77.204.   DEFINITIONS.
   Whenever the following words are used in this Division, they shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section.
   (a)   AGRICULTURE means farming, crop production, or raising of poultry or livestock.  Agricultural uses in this ordinance do not include residential facilities.
   (b)   APPLICANT means developer or person seeking a development permit.
   (c)   BUILDING PERMIT means a permit required by and issued pursuant to the Uniform Building Code.
   (d)   CALTRANS means the California Department of Transportation.
   (e)   CONSTRUCTION means design, performance of estimates, environmental assessments and studies, determination of fees, acquisition of right-of-way, administration of construction contracts and actual construction.
   (f)   COUNTY means the County of San Diego, State of California.
   (g)   COUNTY HEARING BODY means the County of San Diego, Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, or any other official, board, or commission designated by the County for decision-making on discretionary actions.
   (h)   DEVELOPER means the owner or developer of a development seeking a development permit.
   (i)   DEVELOPMENT PERMIT means any discretionary permit, entitlement, approval for a development project, or any ministerial permit, including building permit, associated with the generation of traffic issued under any ordinance of the County.
   (j)   DEVELOPMENT PROJECT or DEVELOPMENT means any activity described in California Government Code § 66000 of the Mitigation Fee Act.
   (k)   DIRECTOR means the County Director of the Department of Public Works, his or her designee, or the Director of such other County department as may be designated by the Board with responsibility for implementing this Division.
   (l)   FEE means the transportation impact fee established by this Division.
   (m)   FEE RATE TABLE(s) means the fee rates by category as shown on the tables attached to the County of San Diego Transportation Impact Fee Report Update Nexus Study and any subsequent adjustments thereto made in accordance with the Mitigation Fee Act and this Division.
   (n)   FURNITURE STORE(S) or COMMERCIAL-FURNITURE STORE means a commercial facility for the sale of moveable articles such as tables, chairs, sofas, desks, or cabinets required for use or ornament in a residence, office, or the like.
   (o)   GENERAL COMMERCIAL or COMMERCIAL-GENERAL includes but is not limited to shopping centers, strip mall type development and commercial clusters, retail sales facilities including grocery stores and department stores, convenience stores, auto sales and repair facilities, hardware and lumber stores, gardening and nursery stores, eating and drinking establishments including fast food restaurants, and any other retail uses other than furniture stores that are not specifically included in other TIF category definitions.
   (p)   GENERAL INDUSTRIAL or INDUSTRIAL-GENERAL means facilities for manufacturing, processing, assembling, distribution services, laboratories for research and development, construction equipment sales and repair, and any industrial use other than warehousing and storage that are not specifically included in other TIF category definitions.
   (q)   GENERAL PLAN means the San Diego County General Plan as adopted by the Board of Supervisors in August 2011 and any subsequent amendments thereto.
   (r)   GOVERNMENT/INSTITUTIONAL means and includes government owned and operated facilities such as libraries, police stations, fire stations, prisons or jails, and parks, but also includes public and private schools and hospitals.
   (s)   MOBILITY ELEMENT or ME means the Mobility Element set forth as Chapter 4 of the General Plan that identifies the general location and extent of existing and proposed roads, airports, public transit, and other transportation facilities. As used in this Division, ME refers more narrowly to the road, right-of-way facilities identified in the ME of the General Plan.
   (t)   NON-RESIDENTIAL means development that does not include residential uses.
   (u)   OFFICE means facilities for administrative or professional services and includes but is not limited to dental offices, medical clinics, insurance sales, banks, savings and loans, and real estate services.
   (v)   RAS means the Regional Arterial System of roads designated by SANDAG. TIF RAS means RAS roads that are part of the roadway network included in the TIF program.
   (w)   RAMP means the interchange ramps identified in the County of San Diego Transportation Impact Fee Report Update Nexus Study.
   (x)   RESIDENTIAL means a land use associated with where a person lives or has a home and includes, without limitation, the following categories:
      (1)   Single-Family Detached or Single- Family Dwelling means a detached residential structure including without limitation a single manufactured or mobile home on an individual lot typically occupied by a single household or family. Second dwelling units on the same lot are included in this category.
      (2)   Multi-Family or Multifamily means an attached home, condominium, duplex, apartment, or other attached structure or structures used by more than one family unit.  Mobile or manufactured homes not licensed and capable of ready highway use located in a mobile home park, subdivision or other location with at least one other similar structure are a type of multi-family residential development.
      (3)   Non-Permanent means a temporary lodging that is not the primary residence of the occupant, including, without limitation, hotel rooms, time-share units, and facilities for housing agricultural workers.
      (4)   Congregate Care Facilities or Congregate Care means assisted living communities, congregate care facilities, and other places for persons unable to care for themselves.
   (y)   RTCIP means the Regional Transportation Congestion Improvement Program established by Section 9 of the TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan, SANDAG Ordinance 04-01, approved by San Diego voters.
   (z)   RTCIP IMPACT FEE means the portion of the TIF imposed on new residential development in accordance with SANDAG's RTCIP Impact Fee Nexus Report-Final Report dated November 26, 2007 to mitigate the impacts of future development on RAS roads.
   (aa)   SANDAG means the San Diego Association of Governments.
   (bb)   SCHOOLS mean institutions for instruction in a particular skill or field or for providing education and includes, among other things, day-cares, pre-schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, acting or other arts schools, and post secondary colleges and trade schools.
   (cc)   SELECT INDUSTRIAL or INDUSTRIAL-SELECT means industrial uses such as quarries, mining operations, concrete and asphalt plants, RV parks and campgrounds, recycling centers, cell phone and other wireless or telecommunication facilities, borrow pit operations, landfills, and other land uses that have minimal buildings but generate significant traffic as determined by the Director.
   (dd)   STATE ROUTE means a highway facility owned and operated by Caltrans on behalf of the State of California or any successor agency to Caltrans that the TIF is collecting funds for.
   (ee)   TIF means Transportation Impact Fee.
   (ff)   TIF AREA(S) or TIF LOCAL AREA means the areas lying within the community boundaries designated on the TIF Facility Location Maps. The TIF Facility Location Maps may be changed or periodically updated by action of the Board of Supervisors.
   (gg)   TIF FACILITY LOCATION MAPS means the maps included in the TIF Report showing the TIF Facilities and the boundaries of each community TIF Area.
   (hh)   TIF FACILITIES means the road, right- of-way facilities, or portions thereof, including intersections, sidewalks, shoulders, bike lanes and traffic signals, identified in the TIF Report that substantially fulfill the transportation needs identified and represented by a listed facility.
   (ii)   TIF REGIONS means the regional boundaries described in the TIF Report for regional TIF for the north, south and east TIF regions.
   (jj)   TIF REPORT means the County of San Diego Transportation Impact Fee Update Nexus Study, dated September 2012, and the attachments thereto, including without limitation the County of San Diego TIF Transportation Needs Assessment, dated September 2012 and the Fee Rate Tables.  With regard to the RTCIP Impact Fee which is included as a discrete component of the TIF, TIF Report also means SANDAG's RTCIP Impact Fee Nexus Report-Final Report dated November 26, 2007. The TIF Report may be changed or periodically updated by action of the Board of Supervisors pursuant to this Division. The current adopted report is on file with the Clerk of the Board.
   (kk)   VILLAGE means the village areas designated on the Regional Categories Map (Figure LU-1) and on the Land Use Maps (Figures LU-A-1 through LU-A-23) in the General Plan.
   (ll)   VILLAGE CORE means the hub or center of a Village area designated as village core or village core mixed use in the TIF Report.
   (mm)   WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE or INDUSTRIAL-STORAGE & WAREHOUSING means all types of warehouses or facilities with the primary purpose being to provide storage space.  For the purpose of determining project TIF, Warehousing & Storage includes agriculture and wineries.
   (nn)   WINERY or WINERIES means an establishment for producing wine and may include wine tasting rooms.
(Added by Ord. No. 9712 (N.S.), effective 6-19-05; amended by Ord. No. 9919 (N.S.), effective 4-27-08; amended by Ord. No. 10231 (N.S.), effective 12-30-12)
   Cross reference(s)--Definitions, § 12.101 et seq.