§ 85.01.030  Authority for Land Use and Zoning Decisions.
   Table 85-1 (Review Authority) identifies the County official or authority responsible for reviewing and making initial decisions on each type of application or land use entitlement required by this Development Code, the nature of the initial decision (i.e. issue, approve, or recommend), and the nature of the response of the subsequent review authority.
 
Table 85-1
Review Authority
Type of Entitlement or Decision
Applicable Citation
Director(1) (2)
Planning Commission(3)
Board of Supervisors(4)
ABC Licensing
Issue
Appeal(5)
Appeal
Adult Business Regulatory Permit
Recommend
Approve
Appeal
Amendments (General Plan, Development Code, Community Plan, and Area Plan)
Recommend
Recommend
Approve
Airport Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Amendments
Recommend
Recommend
Approve
Certificates of Land Use Compliance
Issue
Appeal
Appeal
Conditional Use Permits
Recommend
Approve/ Recommend
Approve/Appeal
Development Agreements and Amendments
Recommend
Recommend
Approve
Home Occupation Permits
Approve
Appeal
Housing Incentives Program(6)
Recommend
Recommend
Approve
Interpretations
Issue
Appeal
Appeal
Major Variances
Approve
Appeal
Minor Use Permits
Approve
Appeal
Appeal
Minor Variances
Approve
Appeal
Planned Development Permits
Recommend(10)
Recommend
Approve
Revisions to an Approved Actions
Approve
Appeal
Appeal
Sign Permits
Issue
Appeal
Appeal
Sign Registration
Issue(8)
Appeal
Appeal
Site Plan Permits
Issue
Appeal
Special Use Permits
Issue(7 or 8)
Appeal
Appeal
Specific Plans and Amendments
Recommend
Recommend
Approve
Subdivision Sign Location Plans
Issue(8)
Appeal
Surface Mining & Reclamation
Recommend
Approve
Appeal
Temporary Special Event Permits
Approve
Appeal
Appeal
Temporary Use Permits
Issue(7 or 8)
Appeal
Appeal
Tenant Improvement Permits
Issue(7)
Appeal
Appeal
Wind Energy Systems Permit
Approve
Appeal
Notes:
(1)   The Director may defer action and refer any permit or approval application to the Commission for final determination.
(2)   All decisions of the Director are appealable to Commission, and then to the Board, in compliance with Division 11, Article 6 (Appeals), except for those decisions addressed in Note (3).
(3)   The Commission may refer consideration of an appeal to the Board, except for those decisions involving only a Variance, determination as to the completeness of an application, the determination to approve or deny a Home Occupation Permit, an Accessory Wind Energy Permit, a Subdivision Sign Location Plan, or the requirement for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). In these instances the Commission’s decision shall be the final and conclusive decision. The Board will not accept nor consider an appeal of these Commission decisions.
(4)   All decisions of the Board are final.
(5)   “Recommend” means that the review authority makes a recommendation to a higher review authority; “Appeal” means that the review authority may consider and decide upon appeals to the decision of an earlier review authority, in compliance with Division 11, Chapter 8 (Appeals).
(6)   The Housing Incentives Program application shall only be filed concurrently with one of the following applications: Conditional Use Permit, Tentative Parcel Map, Tentative Tract, or Planned Development Permit.
(7)   Issued by the Building Official.
(8)   Issued by Code Enforcement.
(9)   Concurrent processing. Multiple applications for the same project shall be processed concurrently, and shall be reviewed, and approved or disapproved by the highest review authority designated by this Development Code for any of the required applications (e.g., a project with applications for both a Zoning Map amendment and a Conditional Use Permit shall have both applications decided by the Board, instead of the Commission acting on the Conditional Use Permit as otherwise provided by Table 85-1 [Review Authority]).
(10)   Initial review by the Development Review Committee is required in compliance with § 85.10.040(a).
 
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4239, passed - -2014)