The Map Advisory Committee (MAC) acts on all minor land
divisions, boundary line modifications, mergers, minor changes
and/or time extensions to previously approved subdivisions, and
all tentative maps which convert existing buildings into
The MAC consists of the Public Works Director and the Community
Development Director, or their respective designees.
Map Advisory Committee hearings are scheduled the second
Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Due to protocols established
for COVID 19 community response, the hearings are held via
an online format. Click on the 2020 Agendas link below for
the virtual meeting information and how to participate.
Agendas are posted on the first Thursday of the month, five days
prior to the meeting. In addition the Map Advisory Committee may
call for special meetings which will be posted when scheduled.
Minor Land Divisions
A minor land division, also referred to as a “parcel map waiver,”
is permitted, in lieu of a parcel map, for subdivisions creating
less than five parcels where no modifications to the
City’s design criteria and improvement standards are
requested, and the proposed subdivision complies with City
subdivision and development standards (e.g., all required roadway
improvements and easements are in place and sanitary
sewer/utility services are available). The application for minor
land division may be downloaded here: Minor Land Division.
Boundary Line Modifications
A boundary line modification, also referred to as a “lot line
adjustment,” is required for lot line adjustments proposed
between four or fewer existing adjoining parcels. All resulting
lot configurations are required to meet subdivision and
development standards, only internal lot lines may be modified,
and the modification may not result in a greater number of
parcels than originally existed. The application for boundary
line modification may be downloaded here: Boundary Line Modification.
A merger is used to combine contiguous parcels under common
ownership into a single parcel. The application for merger may be
downloaded here: Certificate of Compliance/Merger.
Condominium Conversion Projects
A condominium conversion is a special type of subdivision where
one or more existing buildings are subdivided into individual
units and the remainder of the site is designated a common area.
Condominium conversions allow for individual units to be owned
separately from one another while the common area outside the
units is owned and maintained collectively by the unit owners.
There are tenant notification requirements for property owners
who intend to convert their site into a condominium project.
These requirements ensure that tenants are: (a) informed of the
owner’s intent to convert the building into condominiums, (b)
informed of their right to not suffer termination of tenancy for
180 days following the notice of intent to convert, © given the
first right of refusal to purchase the unit in which they reside,
(d) offered a long-term lease if they are over the age of 62, and
(e) provided with certain types of relocation assistance.
Applications for converting existing buildings into condominiums
are made using the same form as tentative subdivision maps and
parcel maps and may be downloaded here: Tentative Map.
Mike Sawley, (530) 879-6812