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ORDINANCE 2299 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER 6, BUILDING REGULATIONS, AND <br />CHAPTER 9, FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION, AND <br />ADOPTING NEW 2019 CALIFORNIA BUILDING AND FIRE CODES, AS AMENDED, <br />INCLUDING REACH CODES <br />WHEREAS, every three years, 14 State of California agencies review, amend, and <br />propose model codes to be adopted by the Building Standards Commission; and <br />WHEREAS, the California Building Standards Commission completed the adoption and <br />approval of 12 new building codes, and local jurisdictions are required to adopt these codes by <br />January 1, 2020; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing to adopt and amend Part 1, the California <br />Administrative Code to address administrative provisions; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing to adopt the California Building <br />Standards Codes as Chapter 6 and the California Fire Code as Chapter 9 of the Town Code and <br />to make amendments to address climatic, topographic, and geological conditions; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing to adopt the 2018 International Property <br />Maintenance Code and portions of the 2018 International Existing Building Code to provide <br />procedures for the maintenance, repair, and demolition of existing buildings; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos, in adopting these codes will be consistent with the <br />State of California and other local municipalities. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS DOES <br />HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION I <br />CHAPTER 6 is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: <br />ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL (reserved) <br />1 of 56 <br />Ordinance 2299 December 17. 2019 <br />