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For purposes of this Article 27, the following definitions shall apply.
"Aesthetic Character" means pleasing in appearance in the context of the surrounding area.
"Applicable Law" means all applicable federal, state, and City laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations and orders, as the same may be amended or adopted from time to time.
"Applicant" means any Person intending to submit or submitting an Application for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit under this Article 27, excluding any City department that has exclusive authority over facilities under the jurisdiction of that department.
"Application" means an application for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit under this Article 27.
"City" means the City and County of San Francisco.
"Conditions" means any additional requirements that a City department reviewing an Application for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit has determined are necessary for the Application to meet those requirements of this Article 27 that are within that department's purview.
"Department" means the Department of Public Works.
"Director" means the Director of Public Works.
"Graffiti" means any inscription, word, figure, marking or design that is affixed, marked, scratched, drawn or painted on a Surface-Mounted Facility, whether permanent or temporary, without the consent of the Permittee.
"Historic Resource" means a national historic landmark district, listed or eligible national register historic district, listed or eligible California register historic district, San Francisco landmark district, local historic or conservation district, locally significant district, a national historic landmark, California landmark, San Francisco landmark, structure of merit, architecturally significant building, or locally significant building. For the purposes of this Article 27, the term Historic Resource includes a "potential" Historic Resource, which is a structure that the Planning Department's Historic Preservation staff has determined has high eligibility of becoming a Historic Resource. If an Applicant challenges the historic value of a potential Historic Resource, the Applicant must provide sufficient information for the Planning Department to make the determination that the identified potential Historic Resource is not a Historic Resource.
"Notice of Intent" means a notice that the Applicant intends to submit an Application for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit.
"Permittee" means an Applicant that has obtained a Permit to construct, install, and maintain a Surface-Mounted Facility in the Public Right-of-Ways.
"Person" means any natural person, corporation, partnership, any City department, or any governmental agency, including the State of California or United States of America.
"Placement Criteria" means the Department's criteria for locating Surface-Mounted Facilities in the Public Right-of-Ways intended to ensure that a Surface-Mounted Facility does not interfere with the public's use of the Public Right-of-Ways, which the Department shall establish by order or regulation in consultation with the Planning Department.
"Pre-Application Approval Process" means the process forth in Sections 2704 through 2709 and 2712 through 2714 through which an Applicant for a Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit must obtain the Department's prior approval of the proposed location for the Surface-Mounted Facility to be set forth in an Application.
"Preferred Location List" means a list submitted by an Applicant for a Surface-Mounted Facilities Permit identifying the Applicant's Preferred Locations for a Surface-Mounted Facility.
"Preferred Locations" means the locations for a Surface-Mounted Facility that an Applicant determines best suits its needs and that are consistent with the requirements of this Article 27.
"Public Right-of-Ways" means the area in, on, upon, above, beneath, within, along, across, under, and over the public streets, sidewalks, roads, lanes, courts, ways, alleys, spaces, and boulevards within the geographic area of the City in which the City now or hereafter holds any property interest, which is dedicated to public use.
"Public Works Code" means the City and County of San Francisco Public Works Code.
"Surface-Mounted Facility" means any Utility facility (physical element or structure) that is installed, attached, or affixed in the Public Right-of-Ways on a site that is above the surface of the street (except a Utility pole or associated appurtenances) and that requires the Permittee to excavate in order to install the facility in the Public Right-of-Ways. The term Surface-Mounted Facility shall not include bus shelters and associated kiosks.
"Surface-Mounted Facility Site Permit" or "Permit" means a permit to install a Surface-Mounted Facility in the Public Right-of-Ways as it has been approved by the Department.
"Utility" means any of the following services: electricity, gas, information, sewer, steam, telecommunications, high-speed Internet, voice over Internet protocol, video over Internet protocol, traffic control, cable television, transit, open video, water, or other services that require the provider to install facilities in the Public Right-of-Ways to serve its customers.
(Added by Ord. 76-14 , File No. 140319, App. 5/28/2014, Eff. 6/27/2014)