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For the purposes of this Article:
(a) "Alley" means (1) a Street having a roadway not exceeding 25 feet in width which is primarily used for access to the rear or side entrances of abutting property or (2) any Street designated by ordinance or resolution of the Board of Supervisors as "alley."
(b) "Board" means the Board of Supervisors of the City.
(c) "City" means the City and County of San Francisco.
(d) "Commercial Street" means that portion of a Street and the adjacent sidewalk within one block of which 50 percent or more of front footage of private property on the ground floor of the Street is used for a Commercial purpose. One block shall be measured from Street intersection to Street intersection, but shall not include any Alley intersection.
(e) "Department" means the Department of Public Works of the City.
(f) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Works of the City. Director shall mean and include an officer or employee of the City designated to act on the Director's behalf.
(g) "Emergency" means an unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for an immediate action or remedy.
(h) "Lamp Post" means a post which supports or has attached to it an electric lamp or lantern, but shall not include a post to which a traffic control sign or signal is attached.
(i) "Non-Commercial Street" means that portion of a Street and the adjacent sidewalk within one block of which not more than 50 percent of front footage of private property on the ground floor of the Street is used for a Commercial purpose. One block shall be measured from Street intersection to Street intersection, but shall not include any Alley intersection. Property owned or occupied by the City, the State of California, or the United States Government and used for a government purpose shall be deemed Non-Commercial property for the purpose of this Article only. Property located on the same side of the street and adjacent to property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Recreation and Park shall be deemed Non-Commercial property for the purpose of this Article only.
(j) "Person" means any individual person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, organization, society, group or legal entity of any kind.
(k) "Posting Date" means the date on which a Person intends to post a Sign. In no event shall the date be later than the date on which the Sign is actually posted.
(l) "Roadway" means that portion of a Street improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
(m) "Sign" means any card, decoration, poster, campaign sign, poster or any object containing or bearing writing, drawing, painting, figures, designs or symbols that is affixed, posted or fastened in any manner to any property that is permanently attached to the public right-of-way. A Sign shall not include a Handbill, as that term is defined and regulated by Sections 184.69 to 184.76, inclusive, of this Code. A Sign shall also not include a banner which is regulated in Section 184.78 of this Code. A Sign shall also not include an A-board which is regulated in Sections 63 and 64 of Part II, Chapter VIII of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Police Code).
(n) "Street" means a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel, or property dedicated as a public street by action of the Board of Supervisors.
(o) "Utility Pole" means a pole which carries or has attached to it a wire or wires used in connection with the Municipal Railway or telephone or electric lines, but shall not include any traffic control signal or sign.
(Added by Ord. 116-99, File No. 982076, App. 5/14/99; Ord. 222-06, File No. 060853, App. 8/11/2006)