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File #: 19-0630    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/10/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/30/2019 Final action: 4/30/2019
Title: Ad Hoc Code Enforcement Advisory Committee recommending the Board approve the Final Passage (Second Reading) of Ordinance 5101 to add County ordinance code Chapter 08.09 - Vegetation Management and Defensible Space. (Cont. 4/23/19 Item 28). FUNDING: General Fund and Abatement Charges.
Attachments: 1. 2A - Ordinance 5101, 2. 2A - Revised Ordinance 5101, 3. Executed Ordinance 5101, 4. Proof of Publication, 5. Proof of Publication, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 4-30-19 BOS 4-30-19, 7. Public Comment Rcvd 4-29-19 BOS 4-30-19, 8. Public Comment Rcvd 4-25-19 BOS 4-30-19, 9. A - Blue Route - Vegetation Management Ordinance.pdf, 10. B - Vegetation Management Ordinance - 4.23.pdf, 11. C - Vegetation Management Ordinance - with public comments, 12. D - Weed Vegetation Management - Presentation from 4/9/19, 13. E - CAL FIRE Defensible Space Brochure.pdf, 14. F - CAL FIRE Defensible Space Flyer, 15. Public Comment Rcvd 4-22-19
Related files: 19-0754
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Ad Hoc Code Enforcement Advisory Committee recommending the Board approve the Final Passage (Second Reading) of Ordinance 5101 to add County ordinance code Chapter 08.09 - Vegetation Management and Defensible Space. (Cont. 4/23/19 Item 28).

FUNDING: General Fund and Abatement Charges.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
At their regular meeting on April 23, 2019 (Item 28), the Board approved the Introduction of Ordinance 5101 incorporating changes reflected in Attachment C, and continued the matter to April 30, 2019 for Final Passage. During discussion of the matter on April 23rd, staff and Counsel iterated that the ordinance would be formatted to correspond with the online codified code system (Municode). Initially it was believed the new ordinance would be included in Chapter 8.08.10 - Fire Prevention, however it was later determined the creation of a new Chapter in the code is prudent given the scope of the ordinance. Upon consultation with the Clerk of the Board, a new Chapter 8.09 Vegetation Management and Defensible Space of Title 8 Pubilc Health and Safety was identified as the appropriate location to insert the content of Ordinance 5101.

Additional Background
The April 9, 2019 presentation was a proposal for a vegetation management program (Legistar Item #19-0550). This presentation allowed for the Board of Supervisors to have information on the program before the first Board of Supervisors budget workshop on April 22, 2019. If the vegetation management program was decided as a high budget priority and the first reading of the ordinance was April 23, 2019.

On January 23, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the Ad hoc Code Enforcement Advisory Committee to look at amending County Ordinance Code, Chapter 09.02 - Code Enforcement, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to direct staff to study more defined code enforcement process timelines and evaluate services provided, which does not include Vacation Home Rentals (Legistar Item #18-0033).

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