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File #: 19-0197    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/30/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Title: Ad Hoc Code Enforcement Advisory Committee recommending the Board give conceptual approval to amend County Ordinance Code, Chapter 08.08.010 -Fire Prevention, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to direct staff to begin working on draft vegetation management changes to the ordinance. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
Related files: 19-0038, 18-1462, 18-0033
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Ad Hoc Code Enforcement Advisory Committee recommending the Board give conceptual approval to amend County Ordinance Code, Chapter 08.08.010 -Fire Prevention, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to direct staff to begin working on draft vegetation management changes to the ordinance. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On January 23, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the recommendation to review County Ordinance Code, Chapter 09.02 - Code Enforcement, and pursuant to Board Policy A-3, directed staff to study more defined code enforcement process timelines and evaluate services provided, which does not include Vacation Home Rentals (Legistar Item #18-0033).

Since the Board’s approval, the Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Advisory Committee has identified different Code Enforcement topics: vegetation management, building codes, minimum housing, vehicle abatement and solid waste. Analysis of all of these topics together would provide an overwhelming amount of information. Due to the large amount of information, the ad hoc committee decided to study different code enforcement topics separately.

The first topic the ad hoc committee decided to work on is vegetation management. The ad hoc committee met with community stakeholders numerous times to discuss vegetation management issues around the County. These meetings included county stakeholders (e.g. county fire districts, CAL Fire, El Dorado County Fire Safe Council, County Department of Transportation, County Facilities Division, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, etc.). In addition, the ad hoc committee held three public meetings in different locations around the County to discuss what vegetation management changes would help make the County’s communities safer. Likewise, the committee has been collecting information from other counties around the state to see what they are doing to make their communities safer. Lastly, the ad hoc committee has provided two update presentations to the Board...

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