The Site Plan Review Committee, comprised of the City Planner, City Engineer and City Building Inspector, is established for the purpose of investigating the land use, design layout and other features of proposed development in keeping with the purpose set forth in Chapter 4, Section 17.73.010 of the Development Code.
Each development site plan submitted to the City shall be analyzed by the Site Plan Review Committee to ensure that the application is consistent with the content, purpose, and intent of this Chapter, this Development Code, any applicable design guidelines, the landscaping ordinance, the General Plan and any applicable Specific or Master Plan except as otherwise provided in Government Code 65961 or any successor section thereto.
The Site Plan Review Committee shall approve a site plan if the following findings can be made:
A. The proposed development is:
- An allowed use within the applicable zoning district, and complies with all applicable provisions of this Title, the Development Code, and the Standard Specifications; and
- Consistent with the General Plan, and any Specific or Master Plan.
B. The Site Plan is in compliance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and
C. There are adequate provisions for public and emergency vehicle access, pedestrian access, fire protection, sanitation, water, drainage, erosion control, and public utilities to ensure that the proposed development would not be detrimental to public health and safety. Adequate provisions shall mean that distribution and collection facilities and other infrastructure are installed at the time of development and in operation prior to occupancy of buildings and the land, and all development fees have been paid prior to occupancy of buildings and the land.
D. In approving a site plan, the Site Plan Review Committee shall have authority to impose such conditions as it deems necessary to protect the best interests of the surrounding neighborhood and the public health, safety, and welfare in line with the standards set forth in this title and with the general plan.