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(a) CAFÉ. See RESTAURANT, CAFÉ, COFFEE SHOP (See Land Use Tables).
(b) CALF GROWING RANCH. Any premises used for the raising or keeping of ten or more weaned calves.
(c) CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE. The currently adopted edition of the California Building Code with California Amendments as published by the International Conference of Building Officials.
(d) CAMOUFLAGE FACILITY. See WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY.
(e) CAMP or CAMPGROUND. (See Land Use Tables.) A site used or intended for use for temporary occupancy by campers traveling by automobiles or otherwise, which may include individual campsites, but where utility hookups for recreational vehicles are typically not provided. See also RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK. Other types of camping facilities regulated by this Development Code include the following.
(1) CAMP, ORGANIZED. A site with program and facilities established for the primary purpose of providing an outdoor group living experience with social, spiritual, educational, or recreational objectives normally for five days or more during one or more seasons of the year.
(A) These camps are located on a permanent site and have a well-defined program of organized supervised activities in which campers are required to participate. There is present at the camp a qualified program director and a staff adequate to carry out the daily program activities, which are mainly out of doors.
(B) An establishment that rents or leases facilities on an individual family or group basis for the principal purpose of sporting or other unorganized recreational activities are not considered an organized camp.
(2) CAMP, PUBLIC. A site used or intended to be used, let or rented for camping purposes by two or more camping parties in trailers, tents or other movable or temporary dwellings.
(f) CAPITAL FACILITIES. Physical facilities or equipment, such as roads, libraries, schools, government buildings, water and sewer systems.
(g) CARETAKER HOUSING. See ACCESSORY DWELLING.
(h) CARNIVAL. The exhibiting or conducting of a traveling show or of entertainment open to the public, including any caravan, museum, menagerie, animal collection, circus, sideshow, burlesque show, rodeo, carnival, animal exhibition, feats of horsemanship, acrobatic performance, “wild west” show, or any other show or entertainment similar in character.
(i) CARPORT. A permanent roofed structure with no more than two enclosed sides, used or intended to be used for shelter and storage.
(j) CASITA. See GUEST HOUSE.
(k) CATTERY. (See Land Use Tables.) See KENNELS AND CATTERIES.
(l) CELLULAR RADIOTELEPHONE SERVICE (CRS). See WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY.
(m) CEMETERY. (See Land Use Tables.) Land used, or intended to be used, for the permanent internment of dead human bodies or the cremated remains of dead human bodies, or land dedicated for cemetery purposes. PET CEMETERY shall be a cemetery for domesticated animals and shall be in compliance with applicable State and County regulation, including mapping and applicable Conditional Use Permit requirements.
(n) CENTERLINE. The centerline of a street shall mean the right-of-way centerline as established by the County Surveyor, the City Engineer of any city within the County, or the State Division of Highways of the State of California. If no centerline has been established and in any case in which the foregoing definition is not applicable, the reviewing authority shall designate the centerline.
(o) CERTIFIED LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION AUDITOR. An individual who is certified to perform landscape irrigation audits, by an accredited institution or a professional trade organization, such as the Irrigation Association.
(p) CERTIFY. To authenticate or vouch for in writing, and signed by the certifying party, that the submitted data is true, as represented, or that the requirements of the regulations have been satisfied.
(q) CHANNEL ACQUISITION. The buying or leasing of drainage courses for the purpose of routing or controlling water runoff or floods.
(r) CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING. See MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS II.
(s) CHILD CARE. See DAY CARE.
(t) CHURCH. See PLACES OF WORSHIP.
(u) CIRCULATION ELEMENT. Any street, highway, boulevard, freeway, parkway, road, lane, alley, public easement or public right-of-way designed or designated for the use of pedestrians or vehicles by the General Plan and any applicable specific plan.
(v) CLAY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING. See MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS I AND II.
(w) CLUB. An association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated and organized for some common nonprofit purpose, but not including a group organized solely or primarily to render a service customarily carried on as a business.
(x) COFFEE SHOP. See RESTAURANT, CAFÉ, COFFEE SHOP. (See Land Use Tables.)
(y) COLLECTION FACILITY. See RECYCLING FACILITY.
(z) COLLECTOR. See ROAD SYSTEM.
(aa) CO-LOCATION WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITY. See WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY.
(bb) COMMERCIAL COACH. A vehicle with or without motive power, designed and equipped for human occupancy for industrial, professional or commercial purposes, and shall include vehicles containing mobile offices.
(cc) COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT - INDOOR. (See Land Use Tables.) Establishments providing indoor amusement and entertainment services for a fee or admission charge, including:
coin-operated amusement arcades
dance halls, clubs and ballrooms
electronic game arcades (video games, pinball, etc.)
ice skating and roller skating
pool and billiard rooms as primary uses
This use does not include adult oriented businesses, which are separately defined. Four or more electronic games or coin operated amusements in any establishment, or a premises where 50 percent or more of the floor area is occupied by amusement devices, are considered an electronic game arcade as described above; three or fewer machines are not considered a land use separate from the primary use of the site.
(dd) COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT - OUTDOOR. (See Land Use Tables.) A facility for various outdoor recreational activities, where a fee is charged for use. Examples include:
amusement and theme parks
golf driving ranges
miniature golf courses
May also include commercial facilities customarily associated with the above outdoor commercial recreational uses, including bars and restaurants, video game arcades, etc.
(ee) COMMERCIAL KENNELS AND CATTERIES. (See Land Use Tables.). See KENNELS.
(ff) COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICE. See WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY.
(gg) COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION FACILITY. The components and subsystems that, in combination, convert solar energy into electric or thermal energy primarily for the purpose of off-site consumption, and may include other appurtenant structures and facilities. The definition includes, but is not limited to, photovoltaic power systems and solar thermal systems.
(hh) COMMERCIAL USE. One or more of the land use types listed in the tables of “Allowed Land Uses and Permit Requirements” in Division 2 (Land Use Zoning Districts and Allowed Land Uses) under the headings of “Recreation, Education & Public Assembly Uses,” “Retail,” “Services, Business and Professional,” and/or “Services, General.” “Agricultural Support Services” are also considered as a commercial use.
(ii) COMMISSION. The Planning Commission of the County of San Bernardino.
(jj) COMMON CARRIER. Any corporation or business that performs a service for, or delivers a commodity to the public or any portion thereof via a pipeline or other transmission line or device for which any compensation or payment whatsoever is received and is subject to the Federal Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended by P.L. No. 93-153.
(kk) COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENT. A real property development that consists of, or will consist of, separately owned lots, parcels, areas, or spaces with either or both of the following features:
(1) One or more additional contiguous or noncontiguous lots, parcels, areas, or spaces owned in common by the owners of the separately owned lots, parcels, areas, or spaces.
(2) Mutual, common, or reciprocal interests in, or restrictions upon, all or a portion of these separately owned lots, parcels, areas, or spaces, or both and, in which the owners of the separately owned lots, parcels, areas, or spaces have rights, directly or indirectly, to the beneficial use and enjoyment of all or a portion of the lots, parcels, areas, or spaces.
The estate in a separately or commonly owned lot, parcel, area, or space may be an estate of inheritance or perpetual estate, an estate for life, an estate for years, or any combination of the foregoing.
Either common ownership of the additional contiguous or noncontiguous lots, parcels, or areas or the enjoyment of the mutual, common, or reciprocal interests in, or restrictions upon, the separately owned lots, parcels, areas or spaces or both, may be through ownership of shares of stock or membership in an association or otherwise. Shares of stock, if any exist, shall be deemed to be interests in a common interest development and real estate development for purposes of Corporations Code § 25100(f).
(ll) COMMON OPEN SPACE. See OPEN SPACE, COMMON.
(mm) COMMUNITY APARTMENT PROJECT. A common interest development in which an undivided interest in land is coupled with the right of exclusive occupancy of any apartment located thereon. This use includes apartment complexes that were converted to allow for individual ownership of units that were not constructed to condominium building standards.
(nn) COMMUNITY CELEBRATION. Those public affairs sponsored by chambers of commerce or community service groups in unincorporated communities for the promotion of community spirit by public parades, carnivals, and other outdoor activities.
(oo) COMMUNITY GARDENS. (See Land Use Tables.) A private or public facility for the non-commercial cultivation of fruits, flowers, vegetables, or ornamental plants by more than one person or family.
(pp) COMMUNITY NOISE EQUIVALENCY LEVEL (CNEL). The CNEL is a measure of the cumulative noise exposure level in the community. It results from a summation of average noise levels based on the average energy level of the sound over a 24-hour period, with an increased weighing factor applied to the evening and night time period.
(qq) COMMUNITY ROOM. A small facility (up to 1,500 sq. ft.), in a multiple-family project furnished more as a large living room, and may not have a kitchen or may only have a sink and counter for small meetings and other get-togethers.
(rr) COMPATIBLE. When used in relation to a structure, indicates that the structure is built so that its appearance is similar to that of the principal unit to which the structure is accessory or to the general character of the neighborhood with regards to color, materials, construction, lighting, signs, or the emission of sounds, noises and vibrations.
(ss) COMPATIBLE LAND USES. See SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS.
(tt) COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATION. Any building permit inspection, mobile home setdown inspection, Code compliance investigation, or any review by any County Agency, Department or office, or their designee to determine compliance with rules, regulations, standards and conditions of approval established either by or to implement the provisions of the San Bernardino County Code.
(uu) COMPOSITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN. A map or plan on file with the Building and Safety Division that reflects additional information related to the development of lots created by a Final or Parcel Map recorded after March 1, 1986. Notes on this plan or map are for informational purposes and indicate conditions and criteria that exist on the property that were known and identified as of the date of the recordation of the Final or Parcel Map. Authority for this plan is derived from California Government Code § 66434.2.
(vv) COMPLEX SIGN. See SIGN.
(ww) COMPLEX OCCUPANT SIGN. See SIGN.
(xx) COMPOSTING. Processing waste in a controlled environment to produce a stable product by microbiologically degrading organic matter under aerobic conditions.
(yy) COMPOSTING OPERATIONS. A facility where organic matter that is derived primarily from off-site is to be processed by composting and/or is processed for commercial purposes. Activities of a composting facility may include management, collection, transportation, staging, composting, curing, storage, marketing, or use of compost.
(zz) COMPRESSED GAS. Any mixture or material having in the container either an absolute pressure exceeding 40 pounds per square inch at 70°F, or an absolute pressure exceeding 104 pounds per square inch at 130°F, or both; or any liquid flammable material having a vapor pressure as defined in § 5415 in Title 8 (Industrial Relations) of the California Code of Regulations.
(aaa) CONDOMINIUM. A condominium consists of an undivided interest in common in a portion of real property coupled with a separate interest in space called a unit, the boundaries of which are described on a recorded condominium plan in sufficient detail to locate all boundaries thereof. The area within these boundaries may be filled with air, earth, or water, or any combination thereof, and need not be physically attached to land except by easements for access and, if necessary, support.
(1) The description of the unit may refer to:
(A) Boundaries described in the recorded condominium plan;
(B) Physical boundaries, either in existence, or to be constructed, such as walls, floors, and ceilings of a structure or any portion thereof;
(C) An entire structure containing one or more units; or
(D) Any combination thereof.
(2) An individual condominium within a condominium project may also include a separate interest in other portions of the real property. A condominium is an estate in real property. The estate may, with respect to the duration of its enjoyment, be either:
(A) An estate of inheritance or perpetual estate;
(B) An estate for life;
(C) An estate for years (i.e., leasehold or subleasehold); or
(D) Any combination of the foregoing.
(bbb) CONDOMINIUM PLAN. A plan consisting of:
(1) A description or survey map of a condominium project, which shall refer to or show monumentation on the ground;
(2) A three dimensional description of a condominium project, one or more dimensions of which may extend for an indefinite distance upwards or downwards, in sufficient detail to identify the common areas and each separate interest; and
(3) A certificate consenting to the recordation of the condominium plan in compliance with this Development Code and signed and acknowledged by the following:
(A) Record owner of fee title to the property included in the condominium project;
(B) All lessors and lessees of the estate for years in the case of a condominium project that will terminate upon the termination of an estate for years;
(C) All life tenants and remainder interests in the case of a condominium project subject to a life estate;
(D) Either the trustee or the beneficiary of each recorded deed of trust;
(E) Mortgagee of each recorded mortgage encumbering the property.
Owners of mineral rights, easements, rights of way, and other nonpossessory interests do not need to sign the condominium plan. A condominium plan may be amended or revoked by a subsequently acknowledged recorded instrument executed by all the persons whose signatures would be required to record a condominium plan in compliance with Subdivision (3), above.
(ccc) CONDOMINIUM PROJECT. A common interest development consisting of condominiums.
(ddd) CONFERENCE/CONVENTION FACILITY. (See Land Use Tables.) One or more structures accommodating multiple assembly, meeting, and/or exhibit rooms, and related support facilities (e.g., kitchens, offices, etc.).
(eee) CONSERVATION. The planned management, protection and use of natural resources in order to prevent the wasteful exploitation, destruction or neglect of these resources. Implicit in conservation is the concept of wise use as distinguished from nonuse or preservation.
(fff) CONSISTENCY. A review to ensure that all plans and actions conform to guidelines set forth in the General Plan and any applicable or Specific Plans.
(ggg) CONSTRUCTION AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT SALES AND RENTAL. (See Land Use Tables.) Retail establishments selling or renting construction, farm, or other heavy equipment. Examples include cranes, earth moving equipment, tractors, combines, heavy trucks, etc.
(hhh) CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR. (See Land Use Tables.) Office, and indoor and/or outdoor storage facilities operated by, or on behalf of a contractor licensed by the State of California for storage of large equipment, vehicles, and/or other materials commonly used in the individual contractor’s type of business; storage of scrap materials used for repair and maintenance of contractor’s own equipment; and buildings or structures for uses such as repair facilities.
(iii) CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. A construction activity that is subject to approval of either a County-ministered permit, or approval of a discretionary decision on a land use application.
(jjj) CONTIGUOUS or CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY. In actual close contact; touching; bounded or traversed by. CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY shall be those properties that touch property lines of any parcel including those properties that touch the property lines of a subject parcel when the lines are projected across public or private rights of way, easements, roads, streets, or railroad rights of way.
(kkk) CONVENIENCE AND SUPPORT SERVICES. (See Land Use Tables.) Establishments that provide convenience or support services to people in employment locations or to the traveling public in locations away from developed commercial centers. These limited services include food, beverage, gasoline, retail services and minor automobile service.
(lll) CONVENIENCE STORE. (See Land Use Tables.) A retail store of 3,500 square feet or less in gross floor area that carries a range of merchandise oriented to convenience and/or travelers’ shopping needs.
(mmm) CONVENTIONAL SPRAY IRRIGATION. Is the use of aerial/overhead sprinklers to distribute irrigation water to landscaped areas (e.g., pop-up and fixed spray heads, impact rotors, rotary nozzles, rotors, etc.).
(nnn) CONVERSION FACTOR (0.62). 0.62 is the conversion factor for the Maximum Applied Water Allowance (MAWA) and the Estimated Annual Water Use (EAWU) calculations. This number converts the acre-inches per acre, per year to gallons per square foot, per year.
(ooo) COOLING OPPORTUNITIES, PASSIVE OR NATURAL. The ability to orient or site a structure, including a dwelling on its lot in order to take optimum advantage of prevailing breezes for cooling purposes.
(ppp) CORNER LOT. See LOT.
(qqq) CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION. (See Land Use Tables.) An incarceration facility owned and operated by a Federal, State, local government or private entity.
(rrr) CORROSIVE SOILS. See SOIL.
(sss) COUNTY. The County of San Bernardino, State of California.
(ttt) COUNTY CODE. County of San Bernardino Code.
(uuu) COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT. See FIRE DEPARTMENT.
(vvv) COUNTY PROCEDURES. Any policies or procedures that have been adopted by the Board of Supervisors, and are described, delineated and on file for use and examination by the public in the Office of Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
(www) COUNTY STANDARDS. Any current improvement standards or design standards that have been adopted by the Board of Supervisors, and are described, delineated and on file for use and examination by the public in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
(xxx) COUNTY SURVEYOR. The County Surveyor of San Bernardino County, or authorized designee.
(yyy) COUNTY VETERINARIAN. Any veterinarian of the County designated by the Department of Public Health.
(zzz) COURT. An open, unoccupied space, other than a yard, that is bounded on two or more sides by a building or buildings and is created by the required separation of the buildings.
(aaaa) CREMATORIUM. (See Land Use Tables.) A location containing properly installed, certified apparatus intended for use in the act of cremation.
(bbbb) CROP PRODUCTION, HORTICULTURE, ORCHARD, VINEYARD. (See Land Use Tables.) Commercial agricultural production field and orchard uses, including the production of the following, primarily in the soil on the site and not in containers, other than for initial propagation before planting in the soil on the site, and/or in containers occupying one acre or less:
flowers and seeds
trees and sod
wine grapes and table grapes
Also includes associated crop preparation services and harvesting activities, such as mechanical soil preparation, irrigation system construction, spraying, crop processing and retail sales in the field, not including sales sheds.
(cccc) CULTURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE. Any destruction or harm done to or inflicted upon any paleontological, archaeological or historical remains that could contribute to the study and interpretation of biological and cultural development.
(dddd) CURB CUT. The lowering of a curb to permit access by vehicles, wheelchairs, carts and pedestrians.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4043, passed - -2008; Am. Ord. 4136, passed - -2011; Am. Ord. 4162, passed - -2012; Am. Ord. 4189, passed - -2012; Am. Ord. 4213, passed - -2013; Am. Ord. 4230, passed - -2014)