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A. The approval or conditional approval of a tentative subdivision map shall expire 24 months from its approval by either the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors, whichever occurs last. The Planning Commission may grant an initial approval for an additional period of 12 months. However, if in connection with a tentative map for which the filing of multiple final maps is authorized pursuant to SCC 23.07.020, the subdivider is made subject to a requirement of $125,000 or more, as said dollar value is adjusted pursuant to Cal. Gov’t. Code § 66452.6(a), to construct or improve or finance the construction or improvement of public improvements outside the boundaries of the tentative subdivision. If the tentative subdivision map is on property subject to a development agreement authorized by Cal. Gov’t Code § 65864 et seq., then the expiration date may be extended in accordance with the terms of the development agreement, but no longer than the term of the agreement. An extension to the expiration date may also be approved as provided in SCC 23.06.190.

B. The period of time specified in subsection (A) of this section shall not include any period of time during which a lawsuit has been filed and is pending in a court of competent jurisdiction involving the approval or conditional approval of a tentative subdivision map only if a stay of the time period is approved by the Planning Commission. After service of the initial petition or complaint upon the county, the subdivider may, in writing to the Planning Director, request a stay in the time period of the tentative subdivision map. Within 40 days after receiving the request, the Planning Commission shall either stay the time period until the lawsuit is terminated, but not to exceed five years, or deny the requested stay. The request for the stay shall be considered upon notice and hearing by the Planning Commission, and upon conclusion of the hearing, the Planning Commission shall, within 10 days, render its decision. The subdivider or any interested person may appeal action of the Planning Commission on the stay to the Board of Supervisors in accordance with SCC 20.05.130.

C. The period of time specified in subsection (A) of this section shall not include any period of time during which a development moratorium is in effect according to Cal. Gov’t. Code § 66452.6(b) of the Subdivision Map Act, for a period of time not to exceed five years. Once the development moratorium is terminated, the map shall be valid for the same period as was left to run when the moratorium was imposed, or 120 days, whichever is greater. (Formerly 23.06.018)

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