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For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Minor open space adjustment” shall mean either of the following:
(1) A lot line adjustment under the Subdivision Map Act, which involves less than one-half (1/2) acre of City open space; or
(2) The granting of a utility easement for a facility or use which will occur entirely below the surface of the land.
(b) “Open space” land shall mean land owned by the City which has been designated for the preservation of the surface of that land in essentially an open, natural, and undeveloped state. Open space may contain limited improvements and uses which are compatible and consistent with open space use.
City property shall be “open space” property if any one or more of the following apply:
(1) The deed, recorded tract map, or other instrument transferring the property to the City designates the property as open space, or some document appurtenant to the transfer stipulates that the purpose of the transfer is to maintain the property as open space;
(2) The City Council declares by resolution that the property is open space. Said resolution may be adopted before, concurrent with, or after the acquisition of the property in question.
(3) The City Council has placed the property in the Open Space (OS) Zone, as defined by Article 36 of Chapter 4 of this title.
(§ 1, Ord. 1194-NS, eff. December 14, 1993)