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(a) DAIRY. Any premises where milk is produced for sale or distribution and where ten or more cows or goats are in lactation.
(b) DAYS. Any reference to day or days shall mean calendar days, unless otherwise specified.
(c) DAYS, BUSINESS. Any day a specified Office, Department or other agency is open to the public for normal business. This term shall normally exclude all Saturdays, Sundays and any holiday that is recognized and observed by the specified Office, Department or other agency.
(d) DAY CARE, ADULT. (See Land Use Tables.) A state-licensed facility that provides nonmedical care and supervision for adult clients for periods of less than 24 hours for any client.
(e) DAY CARE, CHILD. (See Land Use Tables.) Facilities that provide non-medical care and supervision of minor children for periods of less than 24 hours. These facilities include the following, all of which are required to be licensed by the California State Department of Social Services.
(1) DAY CARE CENTER. Commercial or non-profit child day care facilities designed and approved to accommodate 15 or more children. Includes infant centers, preschools, sick-child centers, and school-age day care facilities. These may be operated in conjunction with a school or church facility, or as an independent land use.
(2) FAMILY DAY CARE HOME. As defined by Health and Safety Code § 1596.78, a home that regularly provides care, protection, and supervision for 14 or fewer children, in the provider’s own home, for periods of less than 24 hours per day, while the parents or guardians are away, and is either a large family day care home or a small family day care home.
(3) LARGE FAMILY DAY CARE HOME. As defined by Health and Safety Code § 1596.78, a day care facility in a single-family dwelling where an occupant of the residence provides family day care for seven to 14 children, inclusive, including children under the age of ten years who reside in the home.
(4) SMALL FAMILY DAY CARE HOME. As defined by Health and Safety Code § 1596.78, a day care facility in a single-family residence where an occupant of the residence provides family day care for eight or fewer children, including children under the age of ten years who reside in the home.
(f) DEBRIS FLOW (MUDFLOW). The downhill movement of saturated debris often a mixture of mud, rock and vegetation.
(g) DECIBEL (dBA). A measure of sound pressure on a logarithmic scale, with respect to a standard reference value.
(h) DECISION. Any decision to approve, disapprove, or modify a request to develop, divide, or otherwise utilize land or to alter or establish land use regulations.
(i) DENSITY BONUS. A density increase over the otherwise maximum allowable residential density under the applicable land use plan designation and land use zoning district. Also, see Government Code § 65915.
(j) DEPARTMENT. The Department of Land Use Services of the County of San Bernardino.
(k) DEPENDENT MOBILE HOME. See MOBILE HOME, DEPENDENT.
(l) DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS. (See Land Use Tables.) A public or private facility for the demonstration and observation of the cultivation of desert flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental desert plants.
(m) DESERT NATIVE PLANT. See PLANT, DESERT NATIVE.
(n) DESERT NATIVE PLANT EXPERT. See PLANT EXPERT, DESERT NATIVE.
(o) DESERT REGION. DESERT REGION shall mean and include all of the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County lying north and east of the Mountain Region as defined in this Division.
(p) DESIGN. Includes the planning and engineering of the following:
(1) Street alignments, grades and widths;
(2) Drainage and sanitary facilities and utilities, including alignment and grades thereof;
(3) Location and size of all required easements and rights of way;
(4) Fire roads and firebreaks;
(5) Lot size and configuration;
(6) Traffic access;
(8) Land to be dedicated for park or recreational purposes;
(9) Location of proposed and existing structures and improvements; and
(10) Other specific physical requirements in the plan and/or configuration of a subdivision as may be necessary to ensure consistency with, and implementation of this Development Code, the General Plan, and any applicable specific plan.
(q) DETAILED SITE PLAN. See SITE PLAN, DETAILED.
(r) DESIGN FLOOD. See FLOOD HAZARD.
(s) DEVELOPER. Any person, association, firm, corporation, partnership and other business entity or public agency installing or constructing a development. This includes any person, business entity or public agency seeking to perform earthwork grading on any project or development for which the conditions of approval require any specific or general features to be incorporated in the earthwork or which restrict or limit the earthwork grading in any way, other than in compliance with the grading provisions as prescribed in the California Building Code.
(t) DEVELOPMENT. The use to which land shall be put, the buildings to be constructed on it, and all alteration of the land and construction incident thereto. This shall include but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials.
(u) DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION. Any application, review and/or process acted upon by the Department. See LAND USE APPLICATION.
(v) DEVELOPMENT CODE. A set of land use regulations adopted by San Bernardino County in conformance with the General Plan. All actions and undertakings necessary for project planning, land acquisition, demolition or construction of a project must conform with the County Code before approval. The Development Code is Title 8 of the San Bernardino County Code.
(w) DEVELOPMENT MORATORIUM. A DEVELOPMENT MORATORIUM shall include a water or sewer moratorium, as well as other actions of public agencies that regulate land use, development, or the provision of services to the land, other than the authority of the County to approve or conditionally approve the Tentative Map, which prevents, prohibits, or delays the approval of a Final or Parcel Map. A DEVELOPMENT MORATORIUM is also deemed to exist for any period of time during which a condition imposed by the County could not be satisfied because the condition was one which, by its nature, necessitated action by the County, and the County either did not take the necessary action or by its own action or inaction was prevented or delayed in taking the necessary action before expiration of the Tentative Map.
(x) DEVELOPMENT PERIMETER. A line that indicates the outer perimeter of structural development or proposed structural development of one structure or a group of structures within a development project. For the purposes of this Section, structures within 100 hundred feet of another structure shall be considered as part of the same group of structures. The DEVELOPMENT PERIMETER may be derived from one of the following methods:
(1) A line formed by interlinking the exterior walls or exterior building envelope boundaries of a series of proposed or existing structures that form the perimeter of a development project;
(2) Where a development project indicates the location of buildings or building envelopes on a site plan, a composite development plan or a final development plan, the DEVELOPMENT PERIMETER may be delineated by the outer limit of the location of each building. The DEVELOPMENT PERIMETER between the planned location of each building shall be delineated by the shortest line between the outer faces of adjacent buildings or building envelopes or;
(3) The DEVELOPMENT PERIMETER may be derived through alternate means provided they meet or exceed the limitations described in Subdivisions (1) and (2) above.
(y) DEVELOPMENT PERMIT. A permit issued by the Building Official, Fire Marshall, or Chief of the Environmental Health Services Division for construction or land disturbance, including, but not limited to, Building Permits, Mobile Home Setdown Permits and Grading Permits.
(z) DEVELOPMENT PLAN. A detailed, comprehensive plan of development for a Special Development. The development plan applies limits and parameters for development derived from a development suitability analysis to a specific development scheme. DEVELOPMENT PLANS shall include a detailed description of the proposed development and its effects including, but not limited to, a written text, diagrams or maps describing the program for development and the functional arrangement of structures and uses, the effect of such arrangement upon the physical characteristics of the site, available public services, the capacity of the existing circulation system and the existing and planned land use of adjacent properties. It includes a dimensioned site plan showing the location of all structures and lots in sufficient detail to permit recordation and the preparation of construction drawings.
(aa) DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. Any one or a series of related development applications that constitute a single development proposal.
(bb) DEVELOPMENT RESTRICTIONS. Include, but are not limited to, any of the following restrictions on property:
(1) Open space easements.
(2) Transfer of development rights.
(3) Conveyance of development rights to the County.
(4) Land Use Zoning District restrictions on development.
(cc) DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE. A committee consisting of representatives from various public agencies whose functions are to review and make recommendations on development proposals.
(dd) DEVELOPMENT SUITABILITY ANALYSIS. A comprehensive examination of the opportunities and constraints affecting development of a given site.
(ee) DEVIATIONS. Authorized variances from required distances, setbacks, areas or physical improvements.
(ff) DIRECTIONAL SIGN. See SIGN.
(gg) DIRECTOR. The Director of Land Use Services or authorized designee.
(hh) DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS. The Director of the County Airports Department or an authorized designee.
(ii) DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. The Director of the County Department of Public Works or an authorized designee.
(jj) DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL DISTRICTS. The Director of the Special Districts Department or an authorized designee.
(kk) DISABLED OR HANDICAPPED PERSON. An individual who has a physical or mental impairment as defined by Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state law.
(ll) DISMANTLERS. See MOTOR VEHICLE DISMANTLING FACILITY.
(mm) DISPLAY SIGN. See SIGN.
(nn) DISTRIBUTION. See WHOLESALING AND DISTRIBUTION.
(oo) DRAINAGE COURSE. A natural or man-made water course that could convey runoff either year around or intermittently.
(pp) DRAINAGE PLAN, LOCAL AREA. A drainage plan adopted for a particular drainage area. These plans shall include a map of the area showing its boundaries, the location of existing and future drainage facilities and an accompanying text that contains an estimate of the total costs of constructing the local drainage facilities.
(qq) DRIPLINE. A line that may be drawn on the ground around a tree directly under its outermost branch tips which is projected vertically down to the ground and which identifies that area where rainwater tends to drop from the tree.
(rr) DWELLING, MULTIPLE FAMILY. (See Land Use Tables.) A building or portion thereof used and/or designed as two or more independent dwelling units.
(ss) DWELLING, SINGLE FAMILY. (See Land Use Tables.) A detached building designed and/or used as one dwelling unit.
(tt) DWELLING, SINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED. (See Land Use Tables.) A single family dwelling that is attached to not more than one other single family dwelling.
(uu) DWELLING UNIT. Any building or portion thereof, including a manufactured home or portion thereof, that contains living facilities, including provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation as required by the California Building Code, for not more than one family, including domestic employees of the family.
(vv) DWELLING USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH COMMERCIAL USE. One or more dwelling units developed along with one or commercial uses in a mixed-use project.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4057, passed - - 2008; Am. Ord. 4065, passed - -2008; Am. Ord. 4163, passed - -2012; Am. Ord. 4169, passed - -2012; Am. Ord. 4189, passed - -2012; Am. Ord. 4341, passed - -2018)