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Title: 16 - Subdivisions

Chapter: 10 - Planning Commission - Actions and Findings

Section: 30 - Action and findings

The planning commission may approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove tentative maps provided, that prior to approval or conditional approval, the planning commission shall determine whether. the tentative map is in conformity with provisions of law, this title, subdivision improvement standards, health standards and policies, general plan elements, zoning and planning and engineering practices. The planning commission shall consider also such measures as will promote and protect the public health, safety, comfort, convenience and general welfare.

The planning commission shall deny approval of a tentative map if it makes any of the following findings:

A.    That the proposed map is not consistent with applicable general plan, any specific plans or zoning district

B.    That the design or improvement of the proposed subdivision is not consistent with applicable general and specific plans

C.    That the site is not physically suitable for the type of development

D.    That the site is not physically suitable for the proposed density of development

E.    That the design of the subdivision or the proposed improvements are likely to cause substantial environmental damage

F.    That the design of the subdivision or the type of improvements is likely to cause serious public health problems

G.    That the design of tile subdivision or the type of improvements will conflict with easements, acquired by the public at large, for access through or use of, property within the proposed subdivision. In this connection, the governing body may approve a map if it finds that alternate easements, for access or for use, will be provided, and that these will be substantially equivalent to ones previously acquired by the public. This section shall apply only to easements of record or to easements established by judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction and no authority is granted to a legislative body to determine that the public at large has acquired easements for access through or use of property within the proposed subdivision

H.    There is insufficient information on which to approve tile tentative map, in which case the planning commission shall list the deficiencies and deny approval without prejudicing a future resubmittal

I.    The tentative map is not within the accepted standards of planning, engineering or neighborhood compatibility in the opinion of a majority of the planning commissioners.


 (Ord. 83-03 (part), 1983: Ord. 79-19 (part), 1979.)