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AB-1108 Capitol Park.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1108


Introduced by Assembly Member Cervantes

February 21, 2019


An act to amend Section 8162.5 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1108, as introduced, Cervantes. Capitol Park.
The Capitol View Protection Act prescribes specific height limits and setback requirements applicable to the area surrounding Capitol Park and defines certain terms for its purposes.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to one of those definitions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 8162.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8162.5.
 (a) This section and Sections 8162.6, 8162.7, 8162.8, and 8162.9 shall be known as the Capitol View Protection Act.
(b) “Capitol Park” means the area lying between 9th Street on the west, 15th Street on the east, N Street on the south, and L Street on the north.
(c) “Height limit” means the highest point of the building except for the following unoccupied elements: building caps that serve a decorative function and rooftop mechanical equipment that is screened and placed in a location furthest away when viewed from the State Capitol or Capitol Park.
(d) “Block” means a reference to a block in a specified direction from a given numbered street bounded by the center line of the given street and the center line of the adjacent numbered street in the specified direction. A reference to a block in a specified direction from a given lettered street shall mean the property bounded by the center line of the specified street and the center line of the adjacent lettered street in the specified direction. A reference to a block may also be defined by specific stated lines on opposite sides of a given street, but parallel to the center line of the street.
(e) “Half block” means a reference to a half block in a specified direction from a given numbered street bounded by the center line of the given street and a line parallel to, and 200 feet in the specified direction from, the center line of the given street. A reference to a half block in a specified direction from a given lettered street shall mean the property bounded by the center line of the given street and a line parallel to, and 210 feet in the specified direction from, the center line of the given street.
(f) “Street” means, for purposes of the height restrictions and setback requirements, the center line of the street.
(g) “Abandoned or built across streets” means an instance in which a portion of a given street has been abandoned or built across. A reference to the given street shall mean the center line of the street that would have existed if the street had not been abandoned or built across, and was the same width as the existing given street.
(h) “K Street” shall mean, means, for property west of 14th Street, the center line of the K Street Mall.