Report 2012-109 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2012-109: City of San Diego: Although It Generally Followed Requirements for Reviewing Permits, It Could Do More to Protect Historical Resources and to Notify the Public Properly About Its Actions (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #2 To: San Diego Mayor's Office, City of

To comply with the municipal code requirements for construction permits such as building permits, Development Services should align Information Bulletin 118, issued in June 2011, which describes its process for construction changes to approved plans, with the municipal code requirements for issuing permits and conducting historical resource reviews.

1-Year Agency Response

Information Bulletin 118 has been revised to specifically address the construciton change process. In addition, the San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 12, Article 9, Divison 2 has been revised to address issuance of building permit and requirements for approved plans.

  • Completion Date: March 2014
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

Information Bulletin 118 will be revised to reflect the current requirements for historic reviews and for obtaining a building permit. On June 4, 2013 the City Council adopted amendments to the Municipal Code as part of the 8th Update to the Land Development Code to clarify that a single building permit can cover the development of multiple structures. The code amendments became effective outside the coastal zone on July 19, 2013. Before the 8th Update ordinance can become effective in the City's Coastal Overlay Zone, the Coastal Commission is required to certify the amendment per state law requirements (Coastal Act). The Coastal Commission approved a one-year extension that will give them until November 2014 to take action.

  • Completion Date: July 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

Information Bulletin 118 will be revised to reflect the current requirements for historic reviews and for obtaining a building permit. On June 4, 2013 the City Council adopted amendments to the Municipal Code as part of the 8th Update to the Land Development Code to clarify that a single building permit can cover the development of multiple structures. The code amendments will be effective after the Airport Authority determines the ordinance is consistent with applicable Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans per state law requirements (Public Utilities Code), which will occur by August 2013. Before the 8th Update ordinance can become effective in the City's Coastal Overlay Zone, the Coastal Commission is required to certify the amendment per state law requirements (Coastal Act).

  • Estimated Completion Date: 10/15/2013
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in 2012-109

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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