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ORDINANCE 2230 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />REPLACING CHAPTER 6, BUILDING REGULATIONS, AND CHAPTER 9, <br />FIRE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION, OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />MUNICIPAL CODE AND ADOPTING NEW 2013 CALIFORNIA BUILDING <br />AND FIRE CODES <br />WHEREAS, every three years, 14 State of California agencies review, amend <br />and propose model codes to be adopted by the Building Standards Commission; and <br />WHEREAS, the California Building Standards Commission completed the <br />adoption and approval of eleven new building codes on January 10, 2013, and local <br />jurisdictions are required to adopt these codes by January, 2014; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing to adopt and amend Part 1, the <br />California Administrative Code to address administrative provisions; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing to adopt the California <br />Building Standards Codes as Chapter 6 and the California Fire Code as Chapter 9 of the <br />Town Code and to make amendments to address climatic, topographic and geological <br />conditions; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos is proposing to adopt the 2012 International <br />Property Maintenance Code and portions of the 2012 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 <br />with the State of California and other local municipalities. <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION I <br />CHAPTER 6 IS DELETED IN ITS ENTIRETY AND REPLACED WITH THE <br />FOLLOWING: <br />ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL (reserved) <br />ARTICLE II. ADMINISTRATION OF CODES <br />Sec. 6.20.010. Conflicting Provisions. <br />When any provisions of the administrative sections of the codes adopted in this Chapter 6 <br />are in conflict with the administrative provisions found in the California Administrative <br />or Building Codes, the California Administrative and Building Codes shall apply. If any <br />