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A-1Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
AA-1Board of Supervisors Policy Manual Modifications-Exceptions
A-4Appointment of Directors to the California State Association of Counties
A-5Appointment of Committee Members to Various State Committees
A-8Services to Newly Incorporated Cities
A-13General Regulatory Legislation
A-26Responsibilities and Duties of the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
A-29Approval by County Counsel of Form of Documents Submitted to the Board of Supervisors
A-38Management of Board of Supervisors General Office Operations and Budget and Administrative Support to Board Offices
A-39Process to Fill Vacancies on the Board of Supervisors
A-43Response to Grand Jury Reports
A-44Notification to Alternate Members of Boards and Commissions
A-54Public Access to County Records
A-67Primary Care Services
A-68Expediting Permit Processing for Lower Income Housing Developments
A-71San Diego County Economic Development
A-72Board of Supervisors' Agenda and Related Processes
A-73Openness in County Government
A-74Citizen Participation in County Boards, Commissions, and Committees
A-76Sunset Review Process
A-77Appointments to Fill Vacancies and Cancellation of Election where Insufficient Nominations Filed Prior to Uniform District Election and Citizen Planning Group Election
A-79Interlocking Directorates
A-80Publication of Ordinance Summaries and Display Advertisements
A-81Procurement of Contract Services
A-84Policy for Public Funding of Memberships in Professional Associations
A-87Competitive Procurement
A-89Delegation of Authority for Certain Lease and Promissory Note Management Responsibilities to Chief Administrative Officer and County Counsel
A-90Outside Auditor: Length of Contract
A-92Juvenile Justice
A-93Board Policy on Matters Subject to Meet and Confer
A-94Disposal of Personal Property
A-95Compensation Ordinance Amendments
A-97Protest Procedures for Award of Contracts
A-98Board Policy on Non-Interference in Administrative Affairs
A-99Tobacco and Electronic Smoking Device Use, Prevention and Cessation
A-100Flood Control District Advisory Commission
A-101County of San Diego Industrial Development Authority
A-102Seismic Safety Policy
A-103Administration of County Code Provisions Related to the Prevention and Control of Fly Breeding on Commercial Poultry Ranches
A-104The Role of San Diego County Capital Asset Leasing Corporation (SANCAL)
A-105Process to Fill Vacancies of Elected Offices other than Board of Supervisors
A-106Water Supply, Conservation and Reclamation
A-108Service of Summons and Complaints on Members of the Board
of Supervisors in Lawsuits Against Individual Supervisors in their
Official Capacity
A-110Zero Tolerance of Illegal Drug Activity in Housing
A-111Data/Information and Information Systems
A-112Acceptance of Gifts and Donations
A-114County Prevention Policy
A-115Expediting Permit Processing for Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment/Recovery Facilities
A-119Outcome Based Measures for Health and Social Services Contracts
A-120Zero Tolerance for Fraudulent Conduct in County Services
A-121Violence and Threats in the Workplace: Zero Tolerance
A-123County Community Reinvestment Policy
A-124Economic Incentives
A-125Americans with Disabilities Act: Employment Provisions
A-126Proposition 172 and New Program Revenues in the Sheriff’s Department,
Office of the District Attorney and the Probation Department
A-127County Domestic Violence Prevention Policy
A-128Comprehensive Homeless Policy
A-129Compliance with the Countywide Records Management Program
A-130County of San Diego Volunteer Policy
A-131Privacy Protection
A-132Gender-Responsive Services for Juvenile Female Offenders and At-Risk Young Women and Girls
A-133Provide guidelines for staff levels in the Health and Human Services Agency
A-134Procedures for Appointment to Resource Conservation District Boards of Directors
A-135Process for Board of Supervisors Appointments to the Retirement Board
A-136Use of County of San Diego General Management System for Administration of County Operations
A-137Duplex Printing and Copying

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B-3Recovery of Payments Made In Error
B-4Administration and Management of Public Liability Claims
B-5Delinquent County Accounts - Small Claims Actions by the Auditor and
Controller, Office of Revenue and Recovery
B-26Non-Acceptance of Surety Bonds
B-28Limitation of Liability on Service Agreements
B-29Fees, Grants, Revenue Contracts - Department Responsibility for Cost Recovery
B-31Risk Management
B-36Acts Required or Authorized to be Performed Under Revenue and Taxation Code Section 4675 by the Treasurer-Tax Collector
B-37Use of the Capital Program Funds
B-38Tuition Refund Program
B-39ADisabled Veterans Business Enterprise Program
B-40Administration of Workers' Compensation Liabilities
B-41Liability Coverage for Non-Safety Volunteers
B-42Authorization of Power by the Board of Supervisors to the County Auditor and Controller, the County Treasurer- Tax Collector, and the County Counsel Pursuant to Section 4804 of the Revenue and Taxation Code
B-43Drawing of New Warrants by the County Auditor and Controller
B-44Audit Follow-Up
B-45Property Tax Exchanges Resulting from Jurisdictional Changes
B-47Administration of Unemployment Insurance Claims
B-48Voluntary Medical and Property Damage Coverage for Non-County-Owned Polling Places
B-53Small Business Policy (SBP)
B-55Underwriting Costs of County Publications and Activities
B-57Authorization for the County Treasurer-Tax Collector to Act for the Board of Supervisors to Implement Revenue and Taxation Code Section 3731 to Provide for Rescission of Tax Sales of Tax-Defaulted Property
B-58Funding of the Community Enhancement Program
B-63Competitive Determination of Optimum Service Delivery Method
B-65Long-Term Financial Obligation Management Policy
B-66Procurement of Products and Services from California's Prison Industry Authority (PIA)
B-67Recycled Products Procurement
B-69Allocation of County Penalty Assessment Funds
B-71Fund Balance and Reserves
B-72Neighborhood Reinvestment Program

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C-2Grievance Procedure for Unrepresented Classified Employees
C-4Employee Training
C-17Policy for Effecting Equal Opportunities Within San Diego County
C-18Off Duty Recreational, Social and Athletic Activity of Officers and Employees
C-19Ownership of Creative Works Prepared by County Employees
C-20Job Related Medical Limitations
C-22Sexual Harassment Policy
C-23Sick Leave
C-25County of San Diego Drug and Alcohol Use Policy
C-27Use of Settlement Agreements in County Personnel Actions
C-28Criminal Background Check Policy

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D-7Out-of-County Business and Related Guidelines and Processes

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E-7Disposition of Remains of Deceased Indigents
E-10Comprehensive Social Services System
E-11The Role and Function of Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital
E-12Out-of-Home Placement for Children
E-14Expenditure of Tobacco Settlement Revenue in San Diego County
E-15San Pasqual Academy

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F-1Screening of Tax-Deeded Land for Possible Public Use
F-5Special Assessment Payments - County Property
F-15Compensation for Right-of-Way Donated Under Assessment District Procedures
F-16Cleaning and Repair of Sewer Laterals
F-22Lease of Real Property for County Use
F-23Inclusion of Works of Art on Certain County Public Buildings
F-24Eminent Domain Procedure
F-26Utilization of Park Fees and Interest Derived from Park Fees
F-38Edgemoor Property Development
F-40Procuring Architectural, Engineering and Related Professional Services
F-41Public Works Construction Projects
F-44Development of McClellan-Palomar Airport
F-45Pesticide Use Reduction
F-46Authority to Name County Buildings and Facilities
F-47Procuring Professional Services to Assist with County Acquisition and Leasing of Real Property
F-48Review of Fire District Ordinances which contain Requirements that Exceed those of the State Fire Marshal
F-49Americans with Disabilities Act: Accessible Programs and Facilities
F-51County Real Property Asset Management
F-52Naming of County Park and Recreation Amenities

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G-1Use of County Facilities by Employee Groups for Election of Officers
G-4National Flag - Policy and Display at County Buildings
G-6User Fees County Parks and Recreation Facilities
G-9Parking Regulation for County-Owned or Leased Parking Lots
G-11Use of County Facilities by Non-County Organizations
G-12Inclement Weather Shelter Plan for the Homeless
G-14Employee-Occupied County-Owned Residences
G-15Design Standards for County Facilities and Property
G-15ACounty Administration Center Design Guidelines and Facilities Project Coordination
G-16Capital Facilities and Space Planning
G-17Participation in the Art Halls/Art Walls Program
G-18Tax Deductions, Credits, Incentives and Rebate Programs on County Capital Projects

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H-1Fleet Services Internal Service Fund
H-2Fleet Vehicle Acquisition Policy
H-10Assignment and Use of County-Owned Vehicles

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SECTION I Planning Land Use Controls

I-1Planning and Sponsor Group Policies and Procedures
I-17Right-of-Way Dedication and Public Improvement Requirements in Connection with Zone reclassifications
I-18Right-of-Way Dedication and Public Improvement Requirements in Connection with Major and Minor Use Permits
I-19Subdivision of Land-Substitution of One Form of Improvement Security for Another -Reduction of Security
I-21Minor Modifications and Time Extensions on Subdivision Agreements
I-24Establishment of Assessment Districts to Provide for Public Improvements and Facilities for Flood Control and Drainage
I-29Certificates of Zoning Compliance for Advertising Signs
I-30Minor Street Acquisitions, Vacations or Abandonments
I-32Distribution of Notices of Board of Supervisors Conferences on Planning Matters
I-36Prohibition of Sewer Extensions and Connections in Areas Not Annexed to the San Diego County Sanitation District
I-38Agricultural Preserves
I-44Procedure for Designing New County-owned Community/Local Parks
I-45Definition of Watercourses in the County of San Diego Subject to Flood Control
I-46Public Hearings for Approval of Design Plans for Recreational Parkways
I-48Extending Sewer Lines Within the San Diego County Sanitation District
I-49Distribution of Notification of Land Use Hearings
I-50San Diego Regional Standards for Public Works Projects
I-51Connection to Interceptor Sewers Within the San Diego County Sanitation District
I-53Cost Responsibility for the Construction of Flood Control and Drainage Facilities Within Road Rights-of-Way
I-56Construction of Interim Offsite Flood Control and Drainage Facilities Provided by Private Developers and Subdividers
I-60Prohibition of Grading Until Annexation or Other Discretionary Actions are Completed
I-63General Plan Amendment Initial Review
I-68Proposed Projects in Flood Plains with Defined Floodways
I-70Reporting Complaint and/or Violations History for Planning Actions Brought Before Hearing Boards
I-73Hillside Development Policy
I-74Enforcement of Permitted and Non-Permitted Grading on Private Property
I-78Small Wastewater Treatment Facilities
I-80Covenants to Improve Off-Site Private Road Easements for Minor Subdivisions
I-81Rights-of-Way Over, Under, Along or Through County or District Real Property
I-84Project Facility Availability and Commitment for Public Sewer, Water, School and Fire Services
I-91Policy for Use of Irrevocable Letters of Credit in Lieu of Cash Payments for Sewer Capacity Commitments for Major Subdivisions Within the San Diego County Sanitation District
I-92Undergrounding of Utilities - Waiver Requests
I-98Expiration of Use Permit--Notification of Applicant
I-99Expenditure and Use of Revenue for Replacement and Improvement of
Sanitation District Facilities
I-100Minor Encroachments into an Open Space Easement
I-103Open Space Easement Vacations
I-104Policy and Procedures for Preparation of Community Design Guidelines
I-105Mobile Home Park Conversion Policy
I-107Policy on Long-Term Availability of Sewer Services to Certain Portions of East County
I-108Acceptance of Surety Bonds from Developers
I-109Subcommittee and Plans to Guide Development of the Otay Ranch Project
I-111Land Use Policy for Discretionary Permits Adjacent to the International Border
I-112Request to Form or Annex to a Special District for New Developments
I-113Restrictions on Future Sewer Connections in the Julian Sewer Service Area of the San Diego County Sanitation District
I-115Limitations on Continuances by Hearing Bodies
I-117Banking Mitigation Policy
I-118Refund and Relief Policy When Permits and Projects are Issued in Error
I-119Review of Environmental Impact Reports by County Counsel in Coordination with the County Environmental Coordinator
I-120San Dieguito Joint Powers Authority-Acquisition and Disposal of Real Property Within the Unincorporated Area of the County
I-121Procedure for Determining Public Convenience or Necessity for Alcohol Beverage License Applications
I-122Use of the County's 5 Percent Allowable Loss of Coastal Sage Scrub by Other Jurisdictions or Property
I-123Conservation agreement for the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP) plan
I-132Valley Center Mitigation Policy
I-133Support and Encouragement of Farming in San Diego County
I-134Role of County Counsel In Land Use Matters
I-135Allocation of Excess Capacity in the Campo Water and Sewer Maintenance
I-136Comprehensive Goals and Policies for Community Facilities Districts
I-137Processing Inactive Projects
I-138Mitigation On County-Owned Land Managed By The Department Of Parks And Recreation

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SECTION J Roads Streets and Highways

J-2Relocation of Utility Facilities, Improvement of County Streets and Roads
J-4Street Name Signs; Requests from Private Individuals
J-7Installation of Sidewalks and Parkways Improvements
J-10Installation of New or Replacement or Extension of Existing Utility Facilities in Road Projects Financed by Countywide Funds
J-16Establishment of Assessment Districts to Provide for Public Improvements for Local and Circulation Element Roads
J-17Undergrounding of Existing Overhead Utility Facilities
J-20San Diego County Street Lighting District
J-21"One-Foot Strip" Road Openings
J-25Participation by Individuals, Organizations, Private Developers,
or other Jurisdictions in the Implementation of Intersection Betterments
J-28San Diego County Traffic Guidelines
J-31Regulations, Placement of Transit Benches and Shelters in County Rights-of-Way
J-33The Use of the Board of Supervisors Power of Eminent Domain on Behalf of Private Developers
J-34Off-Site Circulation Element Road Improvements for Major Subdivisions, Large Scale Projects, and Major Use Permits
J-35Protection of Routes to Accommodate the Transportation of Oversize Loads
J-36Policy and Procedures for Preparation of Community Right-of-Way Development Standards
J-37Landscape Maintenance Districts

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K-6Loan of County Property to Non-County Activities
K-9Emergency Medical Services-Ambulance Services
K-11Use and Distribution of County-Owned Sandbags and Other Resources
K-12Emergency Medical System Management
K-14Healthy Choice Options in Vending Machines on County Property

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L-1Narcotics Law Enforcement

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M-1Legislative Proposals Sponsored by the Board of Supervisors
M-2Legislative Policy: Legislative Advocacy
M-5Legislative Policy: Refugee Resettlement Programs
M-13Legislative Policy: State-Mandated Local Program Costs
M-16Legislative Policy: Employee Relations
M-20Legislative Policy: Community Clinics
M-21Legislative Policy: Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance
M-26Legislative Policy:  Governance and Financing of Local Agencies
M-27Legislative Policy: Public Entity Tort Liability
M-41Legislative Policy: Alcoholic Beverage Excise Taxes
M-44Legislative Policy: Problems of Homeless Persons
M-46Legislative Policy: Veterans Affairs
M-47Legislative Policy: Issues Affecting Older Adults
M-49Legislative Policy: Transportation Funding
M-50Legislative Policy: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection/AIDS
M-51Legislative Policy: Federal and State Employee Benefits Legislation
M-52Legislative Policy: Issues Related to Children and Youth
M-53Legislative Policy: Criminal Gang Activity
M-54Legislative Policy: Redevelopment
M-56Legislative Policy: Health Insurance
M-57Legislative Policy: Fraud Prevention in Public and Medical Assistance Programs
M-58Legislative Policy: Federal Endangered Species Act Reauthorization
M-59Legislative Policy: Illegal Immigration
M-60Legislative Policy: Self-Sufficiency Program
M-61Legislative Policy: Workforce Development