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(a) Where an initial evaluation or preparation of an environmental impact report and related environmental studies require the use of special expertise or technical assistance not provided by the board, commission, department or other person who is to carry out the project, such expertise or assistance shall be paid for by such board, commission, department or other person. This payment shall be made either to the Planning Department or, if the Planning Department so requests, directly to the party that will provide such expertise or technical assistance.
(b) Where outside consultants are used for such purposes, and the project is to be directly carried out by a person other than a board, commission or department of the City, such consultants shall report their findings directly to the Planning Department.
(c) Where employees of the City are used for such purposes, the costs of such employees shall be paid to the board, commission or department providing such employees.
(d) In addition to any filing fees required by statute, the County Clerk shall collect a documentary handling fee in the amount of $33 for each filing made pursuant to California Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, Subdivision (d).
(Added by Ord. 40-01, File No. 001007, App. 3/16/2001; amended by Ord. 185-06, File No. 060697, App. 7/21/2006; Ord. 155-08, File No. 080738, App. 7/30/2008; Ord. 213-10, File No. 100724, App. 8/4/2010; Ord. 155-11, File No. 110706, App. 8/1/2011, Eff. 8/31/2011)
(Former Sec. 31.23 amended by Ord. 92-77, App. 3/18/77; repealed by Ord. 40-01, File No. 001007, App. 3/16/2001)