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This Section is a summary of provisions more fully described in the remainder of this Article.
The final legislative authority for enactment and amendment of the zoning provisions contained in this Code resides in the Board of Supervisors. However, all proposals for reclassifications of property or other amendments are considered first by the Planning Commission, and its disapprovals are final unless overruled by the Board of Supervisors.
The provisions of this Code are administered by the Zoning Administrator and other staff members of the Planning Department, by means of public information, review of permit applications, keeping of records, interpretation of the meaning and intent of the Code, and enforcement actions against violations. The Zoning Administrator is also responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of the Code and recommending appropriate changes to the legislative authorities.
Certain specified uses and features in various zoning districts require approval by the Planning Commission through conditional use procedures, in which the Commission determines whether the provisions of the Code are met.
The decisions of the Commission in these cases may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors.
In some cases, provisions of the Code may be relaxed by means of variances or administrative review granted by the Zoning Administrator; provided, for a variance, that certain specified findings can be made, and for administrative review, that the conditions of the section authorizing such review are satisfied. Decisions in these cases may be appealed to the Board of Appeals.
The responsibilities of each of these persons and agencies are derived from the San Francisco Charter.
(Amended by Ord. 235-68, App. 8/7/68; Ord. 115-90, App. 4/6/90; Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015)
Nonsubstantive changes; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015.