Codes used in Pathway Easement Spreadsheet


This note describes data fields and codes used in the Pathway Easement Spreadsheet.


There is one line in the spreadsheet for each easement, so properties with more than one easement have multiple entries. Each easement description contains the following fields.


Section(s): the section or sections of the map where the easement is located, designated by A1, through D4.


APN:  Parcel number of the property.  If it is blank, this is an address from the map that had no associated parcel number in the database, to be resolved later.


Address:  the numeric street address or owner abbreviation.  Note that undeveloped properties generally do not have a number.  For the numerous properties that belong to various utilities or governmental bodies, the following abbreviations are used.

BAC     Bay Area Cellular

CA        State of California

CWS    California Water Service Company

GTE      GTE Mobilnet

MROS  Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District

PG&E   Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PHWD  Purissima Hills Water District

SBC     SBC (formerly Pacific Bell)

road      private road

SCC     Santa Clara County

SCVW  Santa Clara Valley Water District

tiny       small property with unidentified ownership

Town     Town of Los Altos Hills


Street: the name of the street.


Width: numbers here represent the width of the easement in feet. “C” means that the easement covers a large area, “F” means the easement covers the full width of the private road, “H” means it is on half of the road, “U” means it is unspecified.


Location: says where the easement is located on the property.  Compass points specify that the easement is located along the specified boundary.  For example, “N” means that the easement is along the North boundary of the property.  If a road name is given then the easement is immediately adjacent to the right of way of the named road.  If a road name is preceded by “near” or “by” then the easement roughly parallels the road but is separated from it.  “Interior” means that there are easements on all sides of the property that are away from the road.  For arrows indicating general planned routes, the format is <location> - <direction>.  For example, “NE corner – SW” specifies an arrow in the northeast corner of the property pointing southwest.


Citation: gives reference for each easement or planned path, one of the following:

BSA-<#>           Building Site Approval

CR-<#>             Council Resolution

DSS                 "Dead Sea Scrolls," pathway information compiled during 1982-92

GD-<#>             Grant Deed

MPP                 Master Path Plan, Town of Los Altos Hills, 1981

PEGP               Pathway Element of the General Plan, Town of Los Altos Hills, 3/20/1996

PM-<#>                        Parcel Map

RS-<#>             Record of Survey

TM-<#>             Tract Map


Date: gives the date of the reference.


Path:  One of the following:

A          planned path indicated by Arrow

C          easement Covering an area

E          off-road Easement on planned path without a trail

F          easement on Full width of a private road

G          planned future sidewalk route

H          easement on Half of a private road

L          Trail in public land

N          Near-road easement on private property without sidewalk

P          Planned future trail route

R          sidewalk in easement near a Road (public or private)

S          Sidewalk within a public right-of-way

T          off-road Trail in easement

W         existing trail without easement

X          existing sidewalk without easement

Y          roadside easement not on planned path

Z          off-road easement not on planned path


Comment: additional information.