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(a) OCCUPANCY GROUP. The California Building Code classification of the intended use or character of all areas of the structure/building.
(b) OCCUPANT LOAD. The number of persons for which the California Building Code required exiting system must be designed.
(c) OFFICE. This Development Code distinguishes between the following types of offices. See also PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
(1) ACCESSORY. (See Land Use Tables.) Office facilities for administration, and/or on-site business and operations management, that are incidental and accessory to another business, sales, and/or service activity that is the primary use.
(2) GOVERNMENT. (See Land Use Tables.) Administration, clerical, or public contact and/or service offices of a local, state, or federal government agency or service facilities. Includes post offices, but not bulk mailing distribution centers, which are under TRUCK TERMINAL.
(d) OFFICIAL MAP. An Official Map is a map prepared in compliance with this Development Code and shall be substituted for a final map when it is certified, filed and bound, but not before.
(e) OFF-HIGHWAY OR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE RACE. Any organized sporting event or rally where motorized vehicles are utilized in a contest of speed, or in a competitive trial of speed or skill or recreational event, all or a portion of which is conducted outside dedicated public rights-of-way maintained by a public agency.
(f) ON-SITE DETENTION. Temporary storage of stormwater runoff on the site.
(g) ON-SITE RETENTION. Permanent holding of stormwater runoff on the site through percolation to the ground.
(h) OPEN LOT SERVICES. Commercial establishments that are primarily involved in the delivery of their service from an open lot with relatively few support structures.
(i) OPEN SPACE. Land where basic natural values have been retained. OPEN SPACE can include wilderness areas, a small park in the middle of a city, pastures, forested areas, agricultural groves, vineyards, golf courses, floodwashes, etc. The function of open space may differ, depending upon the location. It may have a protective function, as in the case of open space in flood plain areas, where it serves to protect health and safety. It can have a structural or buffer function to space and separate conflicting land uses. It may serve a recreational function, or a scenic function to provide aesthetic views of forests or mountains.
(j) OPERATING PRESSURE. Is the pressure, based on the recommendations of the irrigation equipment manufacturer, for optimal performance, at which an irrigation system with sprinkler/irrigation heads is designed. Operating pressure is usually indicated at the base of the sprinkler/irrigation head.
(k) OFF-SITE SIGN. See SIGN.
(l) ON-SITE SIGN. See SIGN.
(m) OPEN SPACE, COMMON. Open space within a single unified development owned, designed and set aside for all occupants of the development or by occupants of a designated portion of the development. COMMON OPEN SPACE is not dedicated to the public and is owned and maintained by a private organization made up of the open space users.
(n) OPEN SPACE, PRIVATE. Open space directly adjoining the living areas of dwelling units, which is intended for all private enjoyment of the residents of the dwelling unit. Private open space shall in some manner be defined so that its boundaries are evident.
(o) OPERATOR, MINING AND RECLAMATION. See SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS.
(p) OUTDOOR ADVERTISING. A structure, of any kind or character, erected or maintained for outdoor advertising purposes, upon which any poster, bill, printing, painting or other advertisement of any kind whatsoever may be placed, including statuary, for advertising purposes.
(q) OUTDOOR EXHIBIT. See LIBRARY, MUSEUM, ART GALLERY, OUTDOOR EXHIBIT.
(r) OUTDOOR FESTIVAL. (See Land Use Tables.) Any music festival, dance festival, “rock” festival, or similar musical activity or gathering where live or prerecorded entertainment is presented to the public at facilities without permanent land use approval for the activity.
(s) OUTDOOR LIGHTING. See LIGHTING, OUTDOOR.
(t) OUTDOOR MARKET. See SWAP MEET, OUTDOOR MARKET, AUCTION YARD.
(u) OVERBURDEN. Soil, rock, or other materials that lie above a natural mineral deposit or in between deposits, before or after their removal by surface mining operations.
(v) OVERLAY DISTRICTS. An area within which a set of standards and requirements are employed to deal with special physical characteristics such as flood plains or geologically hazardous areas. OVERLAY DISTRICTS are described in Division 2 (Allowed Land Uses and Permit Requirements) and are mapped and imposed in conjunction with, and in addition to, the underlying land use zoning district.
(w) OVERSPRAY. The water that is applied beyond the landscaped areas onto pavement, walkways, structures, and other non-landscaped areas by the irrigation system.
(x) OWNER. A person or persons shown by the most current legally prepared document that has been recorded by the County Recorder’s Office that transfers, grants or imports total or partial ownership of a parcel.
(y) ORIGINAL PARCEL. See PARCEL, ORIGINAL.
(z) OPERATIVE VEHICLES. See VEHICLES, OPERATIVE.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4098, passed - -2010; Am. Ord. 4136, passed --2011)