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<br /> <br />DATE: May 2, 2017 <br /> <br />TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council <br /> <br />FROM: Jason Kruckeberg, Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director <br /> By: Jim Kasama, Community Development Administrator <br /> Prepared By: Lisa Flores, Planning Services Manager <br /> Amanda Landry, AICP, Senior Planner <br /> <br />SUBJECT: ORDINANCE NO. 2347 AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF ARTICLE <br />IX, CHAPTER 1 OF THE ARCADIA MUNICIPAL CODE (THE <br />DEVELOPMENT CODE), WITH AN EXEMPTION UNDER THE <br />CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT ("CEQA"), TO UPDATE <br />THE CITY’S REGULATIONS FOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS, <br />AND TO ADDRESS MINOR TEXT CLEANUPS <br />Recommendation: Introduce <br /> <br />SUMMARY <br />Ordinance No. 2347 has been prepared to amend various sections of Article IX of the <br />Arcadia Municipal Code to revise the regulations and requirements pertaining to <br />Accessory Dwelling Units (“ADUs”) and to correct minor typographical errors and <br />inconsistencies that have been noted during the course of implementing the updated <br />Development Code that became effective in December of 2016. The Ordinance is <br />exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) because the <br />amendments will not have any significant effect on the environment. It is recommended <br />that the City Council introduce Ordinance No. 2347 (Attachment No. 1). <br />BACKGROUND <br />Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 2299 (“AB 2299”) and Senate Bill 1069 (“SB <br />1069”) on September 27, 2016, and the legislation became effective on January 1, 2017 <br />– refer to Attachment No. 2. The two bills amended various sections of the California <br />Government Code related to Accessory Dwelling Units (“ADUs”) and modified the ability <br />of cities and counties to regulate ADUs. The new law requires all local agencies to <br />adopt a new or revised ADU ordinance and send the revised ordinance to the California <br />Department of Housing and Community Development (“HCD”) within 60 days of <br />adoption. If a local agency does not adopt or revise an ordinance that complies with the <br /> <br />