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(a) Upon petition to the Board of Supervisors for any street vacation, the Board of Supervisors will refer the request to the Director of Public Works for investigation and recommendation. The street vacation procedure shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California and such rules and conditions adopted by the Board of Supervisors. The Department of Public Works shall submit to the Board of Supervisors with any petition submitted by the Department of Public Works or any recommendation regarding a street vacation, a legal description, the Assessor’s Parcel Number(s) or reserved Assessor’s Parcel Number(s), and a County Surveyor-approved map of the area.
(b) The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall cause a certified copy of any adopted ordinance of vacation, together with the information required in subsection (a), and attested by the Clerk under seal, to be recorded without acknowledgment, certificate of acknowledgment, or further proof, in the Office of the Recorder. The Office of the Recorder shall not charge a recording fee for this recordation.
(c) The Board of Supervisors finds that unimproved streets in the Bernal Heights area are an important open space resource to the citizens in the area where the lots are small, the streets are narrow, and space is at a premium. Therefore the Board of Supervisors declares that it is the policy of the City and County of San Francisco not to vacate unimproved streets and sell, transfer, or relinquish its interest in the underlying property to private ownership in the Bernal Heights area bounded by Army Street on the north, Mission Street on the west, Interstate 280 on the south and Highway 101 on the east except not to include Esmeralda Avenue, between Brewster Street and Holladay Avenue. These streets shall be kept as open space, unless the Board of Supervisors finds that the streets are needed for public passage and proposes to improve and accept them for the same purpose.
(Added by Ord. 390-81, App. 7/3/81; amended by Ord. 225-87, App. 6/19/87; Ord. 253-19, File No. 190810, App. 11/15/2019, Eff/ 12/16/2019)