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ORDINANCE NO. 2370 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, <br /> CALIFORNIA, AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ARCADIA <br /> DEVELOPMENT CODE RELATED TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS <br /> AND JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS AND DETERMINING <br /> THE ORDINANCE IS CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT UNDER THE <br /> CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT ("CEQA") <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Arcadia, California ("City") is a municipal corporation, duly <br /> organized under the constitution and laws of the State of California; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Law authorizes cities to act by ordinance to <br /> provide for the creation and regulation of accessory dwelling units ("ADUs") and junior <br /> accessory dwelling units ("JADUs"); and <br /> WHEREAS, in 2019, the California Legislature approved, and the Governor <br /> signed into law a number of bills ("New ADU Laws") that, among other things, amended <br /> Government Code section 65852.2 and 65852.22 to impose new limits on local authority <br /> to regulate ADUs and JADUs; and <br /> WHEREAS, the New ADU Laws take effect January 1 , 2020, and if the City's ADU <br /> ordinance does not comply with the New ADU Laws, the City's ordinance becomes null <br /> and void on that date as a matter of law; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City desires to amend its local regulatory scheme for the <br /> construction of ADUs and JADUs to comply with the amended provisions of Government <br /> Code sections 65852.2 and 65852.22; and <br /> WHEREAS, the proposed Text Amendment No. TA 19-02 related to ADUs and <br /> JADUs, including the proposed language and terminology, is attached to this Ordinance <br /> as Exhibit "B". <br /> 1 <br />