MONTEREY COUNTY ZONING
COASTAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN - TITLE 20
20.64 – SPECIAL REGULATIONS
20.64.160 LOCATION OF PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSMISSION FACILITIES.
A. Purpose: It is the purpose of this Section to provide a mechanism for public utilities to obtain permits for public utility facilities.
B. Applicability: The provisions of this Section are applicable in all zoning districts.
C. Regulations: Public utility distribution and transmission line towers and poles and underground facilities for distribution of gas, water, sewer, telephone, and electricity, and telephone booths, shall be allowed in all districts, and without limitations as to height, without the necessity of first obtaining a Coastal Development Permit unless otherwise required pursuant to Chapter 20.70 of this Title; provided, however, that the routes of proposed gas, water, telephone, and electric transmission lines, and the proposed locations of telephone booths, shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for recommendation to the public utility at any time prior to, but at least 30 days in advance of, the acquisition of rights-of-way for any such routes, or, in the case of telephone booths, in advance of the erection thereof.
D. This section does not apply to wireless communication facilities, which are instead governed by Section 20.64.310.