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File #: 18-0472    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action:
Title: Ordinance No. 18-0024 (1) Amending the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code to Regulate Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) - Second Units on Lots with Single Family Residences, Amend Current Code Provisions regarding Accessory Structures, and Revise the Definition of "Kitchen; and (2) Making a Determination of Exemption under CEQA (Community Development Director McIntosh). a) CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING b) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 18-0024
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance No. 18-0024, 2. Legislative Digest, 3. Planning Commission Resolution No. 18-17, 4. Planning Commission Staff Report and Attachments- November 14, 2018, 5. Planning Commission Draft Minutes- November 14, 2018
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Anne McIntosh, Community Development Director
Laurie B. Jester, Planning Manager
Angelica Ochoa, Associate Planner

SUBJECT: Title
Ordinance No. 18-0024 (1) Amending the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code to Regulate Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) - Second Units on Lots with Single Family Residences, Amend Current Code Provisions regarding Accessory Structures, and Revise the Definition of "Kitchen; and (2) Making a Determination of Exemption under CEQA (Community Development Director McIntosh).
a) CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
b) INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 18-0024
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that after conducting the public hearing, the City Council introduce Ordinance No. 18-0024, amending the Manhattan Beach Municipal Code (MBMC) to regulate accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and accessory structures.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The adoption of this ordinance has no fiscal impact. There will be costs in staff resources for the processing of applications for accessory dwelling units, however these will be offset with application and plan check fees.

BACKGROUND:
Recent State law amended California Government Code Section 65852.2 and limits the ability of local jurisdictions to regulate or limit ADUs. An ADU is a second unit on a lot with a single family residence. Effective January 1, 2017, and amended January 1, 2018, the State requires cities to adopt standards or the State regulations will preempt all local regulations. The goal of these new regulations is to make local zoning codes more permissive in order to make it easier for owners of single-family residences to add ADUs, increasing housing availability and affordability in the State.

In response to state law, the City Council adopted a series of interim ordinances (IZOs) to regulate ADUs during the period needed for City staff to...

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