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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to commence or proceed with the construction of any such automobile runway within the City and County of San Francisco, unless a permit therefor shall have been first obtained from the Department of Public Works, unless the Director of Public Works decides that no permit is needed.
Before the issuance of such permit the applicant therefor shall be required to pay to said Department, as an inspection fee, the sum of $60 per driveway.
(b) The public right-of-way occupancy assessment fee for an automobile runway (driveway), whether permitted as specified in Sections 715-719, or unpermitted, shall be an annual fee of $3.00 per square foot of occupancy of the sidewalk or other public right-of-way space that was modified or is proposed for modification to create the automobile runway(s) on the subject property. For purposes of calculating the assessment fee, the Department shall charge no less than $100.00 per year even though the calculated square footage charge for the runway(s) may result in a smaller assessment fee. If the fee for a residential parking permit were assigned to each runway on the subject property and such fee is greater than the public right-of-way occupancy assessment fee, then the Department shall charge an amount equivalent to a residential parking permit for each runway on the subject property. If a runway bi-sects a property line, than the fee shall be equally allocated to each owner. Runways that are reconstructed, but do not increase in size shall be exempt from the assessment fee. If a property is condominium, then the fee shall be charged to the homeowners' association or equally allocated to each owner of a condominium unit. Funds collected through this program shall be used for a variety of street improvements within the Department's jurisdiction including but not limited to Americans with Disabilities Act improvements such as curb ramps.
(Amended by Ord. 391-81, App. 7/3/81; Ord. 401-87, App. 9/25/87; Ord. 293-08, File No. 081086)