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File #: 23-148    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 8/22/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/24/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Discussion of Senate Bill 9 Application in the Culver Crest and the High and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate
Attachments: 1. 2022-09-12_ATT 1_ Oct 2017 JKA Memo, 2. 2022-09-12_ATT 2_Jan 2018 JKA Memo, 3. 2022-09-12_ATT 3_ Culver City Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones.pdf, 4. ADU_Prohibited_Map.pdf, 5. VHFHSZ_ADU_OverlayMap
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Discussion of Senate Bill 9 Application in the Culver Crest and the High and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate

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Meeting Date: October 24, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Erika Ramirez, Current Planning Division
Christina Burrows/City Attorney's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-5710
(310) 253-5660

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

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:
Commission Name:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (10/19/2022)

Department Approval: Jesse Mays, Assistant City Manager (10/11/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) discuss the application of Senate Bill 9 in the Culver Crest and the High and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

Senate Bill (SB) 9 took effect on January 1, 2022. SB 9 provides for a ministerial process, without discretionary review or a public hearing, to approve two-unit residential developments ("Two-Unit Projects") as well as lot split parcel maps ("Urban Lot Splits") meeting certain criteria on lots in single family residential zones.

At the City Council meeting on April 25, 2022, the City Council declined to provide direction to prepare an SB 9 implementation ordinance establishing specific standards applicable to Urban Lot Splits and Two-Unit Projects. Instead, the City Council directed staff to implement SB 9 as written in state law and to return with an update about whether SB 9 developments would be prohibited in the Culver Crest or in the high or very high fire hazard severity zones.

Staff is working to complete an SB 9 fact sheet, implementation memo and application form, which will be finalized ...

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