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27.71.070 Submittals Required for a Planning Application.

(a) All landscape plans must be at a reasonable scale to indicate all types of improvements. All plans must contain sufficient information to ensure conformance with the requirements of this chapter and must include, but are not limited to, the following information:

(1) North arrow and scale;

(2) The name of the applicant/owner;

(3) The name, address, and phone number of the person or firm responsible for the preparation of the plans and other required information;

(4) The dates the plans are submitted and revised;

(5) All existing and proposed buildings and other structures, paved areas, planted areas, power poles, fire hydrants, light standards, signs, fences, and other permanent features to be added and/or retained on the site;

(6) All existing plant material to remain and to be removed, a tree evaluation schedule identifying Major Vegetation (as defined in Chapter 23.40) and all Protected Trees including trunk diameter, species, the condition of trees to be removed as determined by an arborist and the existing and proposed replacement Landscape Unit (LU) values;

(7) All existing and proposed streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, railroad tracks, drainage ditches, and other public or semi-public improvements within and immediately adjacent to the site;

(8) Contour lines, if the slopes are in excess of 10%;

(9) Existing and proposed topographic elevations at sufficient locations, to clearly show the drainage pattern unless this information is provided on a grading plan or other documents in the planning application;

(10) All property lines and easements;

(11) Square footage of all planted area;

(12) Species, sizes and location of all proposed plant material including the accurate driplines of all Protected Trees;

(13) Soil tests as required by the discretion of the Zoning Administrator; and

(14) A tree protection plan consistent with Chapter 13.40 and the Administrative Guidelines.

(b) All projects with over 1,000 square feet of new or modified planting areas as required to meet the provisions of this chapter shall have all landscape plans and accompanying documents prepared or reviewed and found acceptable by a licensed landscape architect registered with the State of California.