18.28.010   Authority.
   Under authority of Article 1.5 of Chapter 3 of the Government Code, the planning commission may determine pursuant to the provisions of this chapter that contiguous parcels of land under common ownership shall be merged. If the planning commission makes a determination that contiguous parcels shall be merged under this chapter, such parcels shall thenceforth be treated as a single lot under the provisions of this code. Nothing herein shall prevent a voluntary merger of lots initiated by the owner of the competent parcels. This chapter shall apply only to those mergers of privately-owned property when initiated by the city.
(Ord. 88-09-1011 § 1 (part))