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File #: 23-226    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 9/21/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/10/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Presentation Regarding the Consideration of Electrification Reach Codes that May Potentially Limit or Prohibit Gas in New Construction; (2) Receipt of Public Comment on Electrification Reach Code Amendments to the City CALGreen Code; (3) Direction on Building Electrification Reach Code Approaches and Exemptions Allowing Gas Hook Ups; (4) Direction on a Potential Electrification Reach Code Ordinance; and (5) Direction on Other Reach Code Policies to Pursue.
Attachments: 1. 2020 Reach Code Public Meeting Results.docx, 2. 2022 Reach Code Public Meeting Results.pdf, 3. A Summary of Ordinance Pathways - New Construction.pdf, 4. 2022 Single Family New Con Cost-eff Study.pdf, 5. 2019-adopted-reach-codes AHJ summary.pdf
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Presentation Regarding the Consideration of Electrification Reach Codes that May Potentially Limit or Prohibit Gas in New Construction; (2) Receipt of Public Comment on Electrification Reach Code Amendments to the City CALGreen Code; (3) Direction on Building Electrification Reach Code Approaches and Exemptions Allowing Gas Hook Ups; (4) Direction on a Potential Electrification Reach Code Ordinance; and (5) Direction on Other Reach Code Policies to Pursue.

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Meeting Date: October 10, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Tim Koutsouros, Planning and Development Services Department

Phone Number: (310) 253-5800

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

Attachments: Yes [x] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [x]

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (10/05/2022)

Department Approval: Jesse Mays, Assistant City Manager (09/27/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) receive a presentation regarding the consideration of electrification reach codes; (2) receive public comment on electrification reach code amendments to the City CALGreen Code; (3) provide direction on building electrification reach code approaches and exemptions allowing gas hook ups; (4) provide direction on a potential Electrification Reach Code Ordinance; and (5) provide direction on other reach code policies to pursue.

BACKGROUND

On November 18, 2019, the City Council conducted a public hearing on Reach Codes. The City Council adopted a reach code ordinance on December 9, 2019, and the ordinance went into effect on January 9, 2020. These reach codes were known as Reach Code Phase 1 and they contained the following requirements:
* greywater requirements when adding a laundry fixture
* solar systems requirements (1 kilowatt per 10,000 square feet) for new construction and major renovat...

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