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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. 87.206.   MINOR GRADING.
   (a)   Requirements For All Minor Grading.  Proposed grading shall be considered "Minor Grading" if it:
      (1)   will not result in cut slopes steeper than one and one-half horizontal to one vertical, exclusive of benches and roundings;
      (2)   will not result in an exposed fill slope steeper in average slope than two horizontal to one vertical exclusive of benches and roundings;
      (3)   will be protected and conducted so that runoff water leaving the premises will not contain sand, silt or other debris;
      (4)   complies with the requirements of Sections 87.404 and 87.405 regarding fill compaction and preparation of the ground;
      (5)   includes the following drainage protections: will not result in the ponding of water on or above cut or fill slopes or damage from surface waters to the face of any excavation or fill; includes drainage facilities which will carry surface waters to the nearest practical street, storm drain or other watercourse; any area designed for buildings has a minimum of a one percent grade toward the approved drainage disposal area; all swales and ditches have a minimum grade of two percent and a minimum depth of one foot; and the point at which any drainage facility discharges onto natural ground shall be protected from erosion;
      (6)   includes installation and maintenance of ground cover or other planting which will protect against erosion and instability, on the face of all cut and fill slopes in excess of three feet in vertical height; such planting is to commence as soon as slopes are completed on any portion of the site and is to be maintained so that 70 percent of the plantings are established on all slopes during construction and established prior to final approval of the grading;
      (7)   complies with  Title 6, Division 7, Chapter 8 of this code;
      (8)   conforms to the setbacks stated in Section 87.412(a) and (b);
      (9)   is to prepare the land for the construction of a single or two-family dwelling or accessory structures;
      (10)   complies with either paragraph (b) or (c) below;
      (11)   complies with Section 87.213 regarding grading within the "MSCP Subarea" (as defined in Section 87.803);
      (12)   is not for land development or borrow operation purposes where denial would be required by paragraphs (b) or (g) of Section 87.211 if major grading were involved;
      (13)   either will not involve waters, rivers, streams or lakes, as referenced in Section 87.214, or the applicant has submitted documentation of compliance with the requirements of that section;
      (14)   is accompanied by a statement signed by the owner, as to the proposed use of the graded area; and
      (15)   is described by grading plans or improvement plans which include the following:
         (aa)   vicinity sketch,
         (bb)   property lines,
         (cc)   the location of all structures in the area to be graded, including those on adjacent properties if within fifteen feet of the property line,
         (dd)   contour lines showing the topography of the existing ground, with a maximum contour interval of five feet;
         (ee)   the quantity of excavation and fill involved;
         (ff)   elevations, dimensions, location, extent and slopes of all proposed grading,
         (gg)   the setbacks from all structures and property lines as stated in Section 87.412;
         (hh)   all areas proposed to be subjected to any "Land Disturbance Activity" (as that term is defined in Section 67.802 of this Code); 
         (ii)   all drainage devices, walls, cribbing, dams, stormwater protection best management practice devices or other protective devices to be constructed, including all temporary construction erosion and sediment control devices;
         (jj)   a map of the drainage area of the land tributary to the site; 
         (kk)   dust control measures sufficient to comply with Section 87.428;
         (ll)   the location, extent and square footage of the total area to be cleared of vegetation; and
         (mm) all watercourses located on the site.
   (b)   Minor Grading or Improvement Plans Under Jurisdiction of Director of Planning and Development Services.  The Director of Planning and Development Services may approve grading plans or improvement plans for Minor Grading if he or she determines that the proposed grading complies with paragraph (a) above and:
      (1)   does not exceed 2,500 cubic yards and will not require more than 200 cubic yards of import or export;
      (2)   is on a single lot, or within an access easement serving such lot;
      (3)   will not be on or across or affect any surface water body and will not require the construction of any drainage structures or facilities except for berms, swales brow ditches or driveway culverts, except that a driveway crossing a water body serving a drainage area of 25 acres or less may be allowed; and
      (4)   will not have a cut or fill bank in excess of 20 feet measured vertically from the toe of the slope to the top of the slope.
   The Director of Planning and Development Services may decline to process, and instead refer to the Director of Public Works for processing under paragraph (c) below, any application where the complexity of grading operations, potential conflict with existing or proposed easements, drainage or storm water issues, unusual soil types or conditions, or potential existence of any of the circumstances requiring denial under Section 878.211, make it more appropriate that the application be subject to the more involved review required by paragraph (c).
   (c)   Minor Grading Plans Under Jurisdiction of Director of Public Works.  The Director of Public Works may approve grading plans or improvement plans for Minor Grading if he or she determines that the proposed grading complies with paragraph (a) above and:
      (1)   The proposed grading does not exceed a total of 5,000 cubic yards;
      (2)   The proposed grading is on a lot or adjacent lots under the same ownership, or within access easements serving such lots;
      (3)   The proposed grading will not be on or across or affect any surface water body, except that a driveway crossing a water body serving a drainage area of 25 acres or less may be allowed;
      (4)   The proposed grading will not have a cut or fill bank in excess of 25 feet measured vertically from the toe of the slope to the top of the slope;
      (5)   The application sets forth the estimated start and completion dates and estimated cost;
      (6)   The grading plans are stamped and signed by a registered civil engineer; and
      (7)   A calculation is included, showing that the estimated runoff of the area served by any existing or proposed drains can be accommodated by the carrying capacity of such drains.
(Added by Ord. No. 9547 (N.S.), effective 5-9-03; amended by Ord. No. 9634 (N.S.), effective 4-23-04; amended by Ord. No. 9926 (N.S.), effective 4-11-08; amended by Ord. No. 10224 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12)