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File #: 21-689    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance Amending Chapter 15 -- Construction in Flood Prone Areas of the Culver City Municipal Code that is Required by FEMA
Type: Ordinance Status: Action Item
File created: 2/11/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 3/15/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Introduction of an Ordinance Repealing and Replacing Chapter 15.03, Construction in Flood Prone Areas, of the Culver City Municipal Code, Incorporating Changes Required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Continued Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program; and (2) Adoption of a Class 8 Categorical Exemption Relating Thereto, Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
Attachments: 1. 2021-03-15_ATT 1_Proposed Ordinance Amending Chapter 15.03.pdf, 2. 2021-03-15_ATT_2_FEMA Map of Flood Zones in Culver City.pdf, 3. 2021-03-15_ATT 3_Chapter 15.03 in Track Changes.pdf
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CC - (1) Introduction of an Ordinance Repealing and Replacing Chapter 15.03, Construction in Flood Prone Areas, of the Culver City Municipal Code, Incorporating Changes Required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Continued Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program; and (2) Adoption of a Class 8 Categorical Exemption Relating Thereto, Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

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Meeting Date: March 15, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Joe Susca, Public Works - Administration

Phone Number: (310) 253-5636

Fiscal Impact: Yes [ ] No [X] General Fund: Yes [ ] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [Y]

Public Notification: (Email) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (03/11/2021); (Posted) City website (03/11/2021)

Department Approval: Charles D. Herbertson, Public Works Director/City Engineer (02/11/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) introduce an Ordinance repealing and replacing Chapter 15.03, Construction in Flood Prone Areas of the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC), which incorporates changes that are required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the City's continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (Attachment 1); and (2) adopt a Class 8 Categorical Exemption related thereto pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.


BACKGROUND

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) plays a major role in efforts to reduce property damage and functional losses to floodplains when severe flooding occurs. The United States Congress established the NFIP with the passage of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The goals of the NFIP are to: (1) decrease the risk of future floods; (2) reduce the costs of adverse consequences from flooding; (3) reduce the demands and expectations for disaster assistance after floods; and (4)...

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