Alley: A public way that is no wider than 25 feet that is dedicated as a secondary means of access to an abutting property.
Dedication: Real property or an interest in real property offered to and accepted by the City for public use.
Encroachments: Are any privately owned and maintained improvements located within the public right-of way or a public easement. For example, non-standard improvements in the parkway (landscape features not clearly exempt in the Municipal Code), private storm drains connected to public drainage, planter boxes or nonstandard water or sewer services would be considered an encroachment. Note that standard water, sewer or fire services (services perpendicular to the main), driveways, sidewalk underdrains, etc., are not considered encroachments.
Fence: A vertical barrier or enclosure constructed of any material that supports no load other than its own weight.
Public improvement: Is the act or result of construction, reconstruction, or repair of improvements that are for or incidental to a public purpose.
Property line: A line that defines the boundaries of a lot or premises for purposes of applying development regulations. See San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 11, Article 3, Section 113.0246 for additional information on determining property lines.
Public right-of-way: a public easement for streets, alleys, or other uses.
Public service easement: any easement granted to the City of San Diego for public utilities of any kind and related facilities.
Public utility: a person or entity furnishing gas, electricity, or communication services to the citizens of San Diego under a franchise granted by the City or the State of California.