Sec. 9-3.502.  Submission of tentative maps: Environmental documentation.
   (a)    Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, each proposed subdivision shall first be submitted to the Community Development Department in the form of a tentative map.  Tentative maps shall be prepared and submitted in compliance with all applicable State and City laws.  Tentative maps shall be filed in the office of the Community Development Department.
   (b)   Unless otherwise authorized in advance by the City Council, no application for a tentative map shall be deemed filed and accepted for filing unless the subdivision and use of land requested in said application is permitted by the regulations of the underlying zone, Specific Plan (if applicable), and General Plan designation in which the property is located.  When the Council deems it to be in the public's interest or appropriate for proper planning for the subject property, the Council may allow a tentative map application to be filed and processed concurrently with a proposed change of the zone classification, Specific Plan, and/or General Plan or amendment thereto, where such change is necessary to accommodate the proposed subdivision or use.  Where concurrent processing is permitted, the required public hearings for the entitlements and associated zoning, Specific Plan or General Plan legislative actions shall be combined, and only the Council shall make the final decision on the subdivision entitlement application(s).
   (c)    Tentative maps shall not be deemed filed until any environmental documentation required under the California Environmental Quality Act has been completed.
(Ord. 744-NS, eff. April 17, 1980, as amended by § 1, Ord. 1331-NS, eff. March 10, 1999)