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File #: 20-1377    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/18/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/2/2020 Final action: 12/2/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning, and the Urgency Housing Ad Hoc Committee, recommending the Board: 1) Approve Urgency Ordinance 5136, adopting amendments to Title 130 of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code to temporarily amend restrictions for the limited use of recreational vehicles as a temporary housing option for hardship purposes; 2) Find that the urgency ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to statutory exemption 21080 (b)(4) (Emergency Projects); CEQA Guidelines Section 15269(c) (Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency); and CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)(3)(Common Sense Exemption); and 3) Direct staff to report to the Board in two years concerning the implementation and status of the limited use of recreational vehicles as a temporary housing option for hardship purposes. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route Urgency Ordinance.pdf, 2. B - Urgency Housing Ordinance.pdf, 3. C - Summary Ordinance_Urgency Ordinance Temp Use of RVs.pdf, 4. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 11-30-2020, 5. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 12-1-2020, 6. Proof of Publication, 7. Executed Ordinance 5136, 8. Proof of Publication-Mt Democrat (Summary of Proposed Ordinance)
Related files: 20-0396, 21-1469
Title
Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning, and the Urgency Housing Ad Hoc Committee, recommending the Board:
1) Approve Urgency Ordinance 5136, adopting amendments to Title 130 of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code to temporarily amend restrictions for the limited use of recreational vehicles as a temporary housing option for hardship purposes;
2) Find that the urgency ordinance is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to statutory exemption 21080 (b)(4) (Emergency Projects); CEQA Guidelines Section 15269(c) (Specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency); and CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 (b)(3)(Common Sense Exemption); and
3) Direct staff to report to the Board in two years concerning the implementation and status of the limited use of recreational vehicles as a temporary housing option for hardship purposes. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding Executive Orders by Governor Newsom threaten to exacerbate the housing crisis within El Dorado County for our most vulnerable populations affecting individual and community-wide health and safety unless specific temporary housing measures are taken while provisions for permanent housing are sought.

On May 5, 2020 (Legistar 20-0396, Item 24) the Board of Supervisors established an Ad Hoc Committee to address the immediate need for affordable housing alternatives and to consider options to allow for the limited use of recreational vehicles as temporary housing. The Ad Hoc Committee was tasked to address health and safety measures necessary to adequately house special populations financially or physically impacted by COVID-19 or other health conditions that require the care of family members and who may otherwise be homeless.

The Ad Hoc Committee included Supervisors Parlin and Veerkamp, representatives and input from the Planning and Building Department, inc...

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