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An “association” means a nonprofit corporation or unincorporated association created for the purpose of managing a common interest development.

A “common interest development” means any of the following:

1. A community apartment project.

2. A condominium project.

3. A planned development.

4. A stock cooperative.

An “electric vehicle charging station” (EVCS) or “charging station” means any level of electric vehicle supply equipment station that is designed and built in compliance with Article 625 of the California Electrical Code, as it reads on the effective date of this section, and delivers electricity from a source outside an electric vehicle into a plug-in electric vehicle.

“Electronic submittal” means the utilization of one or more of the following:

1. Email;

2. The Internet;

3. Facsimile.

A “feasible method to satisfactorily mitigate or avoid the specific, adverse impact” includes, but is not limited to, any cost-effective method, condition, or mitigation imposed by a city, county, or city and county on another similarly situated application in a prior successful application for a permit.

“Reasonable restrictions” on an electric vehicle charging system are those restrictions that do not significantly increase the cost of the system or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance, or that allow for an alternative system of comparable cost, efficiency, and energy conservation benefits.

“Specific, adverse impact” means a significant, quantifiable, direct, and unavoidable impact, based on objective, identified, and written public health or safety standards, policies, or conditions as they existed on the date the application was deemed complete. (Ord. 1094 § 2, 2016)