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The following extensions to planning approvals are available:

(a) Extensions required by state or federal law. Where state or federal law requires that extension of a planning approval be considered, the Zoning Administrator will approve an extension if he or she finds that the project complies with all applicable zoning, planning, and general plan regulations and conditions.

(b) City extensions applied for prior to July 1, 2015. The Zoning Administrator may approve applications filed prior to July 1, 2015, for extensions of planning approvals, as a minor modification to a planning approval, for extensions of two years each. No applications for extensions may be considered on or after July 1, 2015.

(1) Application required. In order to apply for a planning approval extension, an applicant must pay the extension application fee and submit a copy of the project plans as originally approved.

(2) Findings required. In order to approve a time extension, the Zoning Administrator must find all of the following:

(A) The approved project is still consistent with the City's General Plan; and

(B) The approved project is still consistent with the City's Zoning Ordinance; and

(C) The project site and its environs are in substantially the same condition as when the project was initially approved.

(c) Notice of Zoning Administrator decision on extension. Notice will be provided to the neighborhood by the same process followed for the original project approval. Notice will also be provided to the Planning Commission and City Council within ten days of the Zoning Administrator's decision.

(d) Appeals. The decision of the Zoning Administrator is appealable to the Planning Commission within ten days of the Zoning Administrator's decision by filing a written appeal with the Planning Secretary. With regard to the extension of subdivision maps, the provisions of Municipal Code Chapter 26.72 govern.