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Standards - Draft

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Endorsed by the Board of Supervisors 1/10/01

Circulation

LOS D will be the standard for Circulation Element roads, greater than residential collectors.

LOS C will be the standard for residential collectors and smaller roads.

Libraries

San Diego County Library Services Standards:

  1. Small library (up to 4,000 sq. ft) serves up to 10,999 population 5 books/resident, .5 sq. ft/resident

  2. Mini-medium library (4,000-7,100 sq. ft) serves 11,000-29,999 population 3.5 books/resident, .5 sq. ft/resident

  3. Medium library (7,100-15,000 sq. ft) serves 30,000-54,999 population 3 books/resident, .5 sq. ft/resident

  4. Large library (15,000-30,000 sq. ft) serves 55,000-89,999 population 3 books/resident, .5 sq. ft/resident

  5. Reference library: (30,000+ sq. ft) serves 90,000+ population 3 books/resident, .5 sq. ft/resident

Parks

Local : 10.5 acres per 1000 population (0.5 acres mini-parks, 2 acres neighborhood parks, 8 acres community parks)
Regional: 15 acres per 1000 population

Floodways

100% protection of floodways. No encroachment allowed except for public infrastructure (bridges, pipelines, etc.)
100% yield reduction*

Floodplains

100% protection of floodplains. Preserve as much as legally allowed without a taking occurring.
100% yield reduction*

Steep Slopes

Accepted current Resource Protection Ordinance standards: 80-90% preservation of slopes >25% with a vertical rise of 50 feet.
50% yield reduction for slopes 25-50% and 75% yield reduction for slopes >50%*

Wetlands

No net loss of wetland acreage, function or value.
100% yield reduction*

* yield reduction applies to density categories from 29 du/acre to 
1 du/10 acres but not to be more restrictive than 1 du/20 acres

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