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(a) An "aggrieved person" for the purpose of appeals to the California Coastal Commission shall be any person who appears at a public hearing in connection with a decision or action appealed to the California Coastal Commission, or who by other appropriate means informed in writing the Zoning Administrator, Planning Commission, or Board of Appeals.
(b) "Emergency" is defined as a sudden unexpected occurrence demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss or damage to life, health, property, or essential public services.
(c) "Environmentally sensitive habitat" is any area in which plant or animal life or their habitats are either rare or especially valuable because of their special nature or role in an ecosystem and which could be easily disturbed or degraded by human activities and developments.
(d) The "Local Coastal Program" shall be the San Francisco Western Shoreline Plan, a part of the City's General Plan, and any of its implementation programs issue papers and any other documents certified by the California Coastal Commission.
(e) A "project" shall be any of the following:
(1) Construction, reconstruction, demolition or alteration of the size of any building, including any facility of any private, public or municipal utility;
(2) Change in the density or intensity of use of land, including but not limited to subdivision(s) and any other division of land, including P lot splits, except where the land is for the purchase of such land by a public agency for public recreational use;
(3) The placement, building or construction of any solid material or structure, including but not limited to, any building, road, pipe, flume, conduit, siphon, aqueduct, telephone line, and electrical power transmission and distribution line;
(4) Grading, removing, dredging, mining or extraction of any material;
(5) Discharge or disposal of any dredged material or of any gaseous, liquid, solid or thermal waste, and the mining or extraction of any material;
(6) Change in the intensity or use of a body of water, or stream, or access thereto;
(7) The removal or harvesting of major trees, rare or endangered species, and permanently established riparian vegetation other than for agricultural purposes.
(Ord. 509-85, App. 11/22/85; amended by Ord. 188-15 , File No. 150871, App. 11/4/2015, Eff. 12/4/2015)
Nonsubstantive changes; Ord. 188-15 , Eff. 12/4/2015.