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ARCHAEOLOGICAL GUIDELINES <br />K -6 <br />1/27/75 <br />I. GENERAL POLICY. The policies set forth below shall be used to <br />guide the development or redevelopment of lands within the City: <br />A. The City shall, through its planning policies and permit <br />conditions, insure the preservation of significant <br />archaeological resources and require that the impact <br />caused by any development be mitigated in accordance <br />with the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970. <br />B. The City shall prepare and maintain sources of informa- <br />tion regarding archaeological sites and the names and <br />addresses of responsible organizations and qualified <br />individuals who can ahalvze, classify, record, and <br />preserve archaeological findings. <br />C. It shall be the responsibility of a landowner or developer <br />prior to the commencement of land development to cause the <br />proposed site to be examined to determine the existence and <br />extent of archaeological resources. The examination shall <br />be by qualified observers, approved by the City. The <br />observers shall prepare and submit to the City a written <br />report describing findings and making recommendations for <br />further action. The report shall discuss both positive <br />and negative aspects of the effects of the proposed <br />development on archaeological resources. <br />D. Based on the report and recommendations of the observers, <br />the City shall take such steps as are necessary to assure <br />that any findings or sites are recorded, and where appropriate, <br />preserved and protected. These steps may include requiring the <br />landowner or developers to incur reasonable expenditures of <br />time or money, encouraging the involvement of appropriate <br />volunteer or non - profit organizations or acquisition of the <br />sites by public or private agencies. Provision shall be made <br />for the deposit of scientifically valuable archaeological <br />materials which are removed from the site with responsible <br />public or private institutions. In all cases, the City shall <br />seek responsible scientific advice and make the necessary <br />decisions consistent with the public interest. <br />II. DETAILED PROCEDURES. The following procedures shall be used in <br />examining and reporting on possible archaeological sites. There <br />shall be a walk -over site survey and, if warranted, a pregrading <br />conference prior to the commencement of any land alterations. <br />A. Procedures and Findings: <br />1. Records: Demonstration shall be made that a <br />records check was completed and the results <br />stated in the text of the final report.