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A. The approval or conditional approval of a vesting tentative map shall confer a vested right to proceed with development in substantial compliance with the conditions of approval, and the ordinances, policies and standards described in Government Code Section 66474.2. In the event that Section 66474.2 of the Government Code is repealed, the approval or conditional approval of a vesting tentative map shall confer a vested right to proceed with development in substantial compliance with the conditions of approval, and ordinances, policies and standards in effect at the time the vesting tentative map is approved or conditionally approved.
B. Notwithstanding subsection A above, a permit, approval, extension or entitlement sought by an applicant for property for which a vested right to proceed with development has been obtained may be made conditional or denied if any of the following are determined:
1. A failure to do so would place the residents of the subdivision or the immediate community, or both, in a condition dangerous to their health or safety, or both;
2. The condition or denial is required, in order to comply with state or federal law.
C. The rights referred to herein shall expire if a final map is not approved prior to the expiration of the vesting tentative map, as provided in Section 18.14.050 of this chapter. If the final map is approved, these rights shall last for the following periods of time:
1. An initial time period of one year. Where several final maps are recorded on various phases of a project covered by a single vesting tentative map, this initial time period shall begin for each phase when the final map for that phase is recorded;
2. The initial time period set forth in subsection C1 shall be automatically extended by any time used for processing a complete application for a grading permit or for site plan review, if such processing exceeds thirty days, from the date a complete application is filed;
3. A subdivider may apply for a one-year extension at any time before the initial time period set forth in subsection C1 expires. If the extension is denied, the subdivider may appeal that denial to the planning commission within fifteen calendar days by filing an appeal in writing with the director of planning and community development;
4. If the subdivider submits a complete application for a building permit during the periods of time specified in subsections C1 through C3, the rights referred to herein shall continue until the expiration of that permit, or any extension of that permit.
(Ord. 85-12-966 § 1 (part))