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4 WN F <br />~„~. ~~ <br />~~9 ~GAS~g <br />MEETING DATE: 5/17/2010 <br />ITEM NO: /~ <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: May 13, 2010 <br />TO: <br />FROM: <br />SUBJECT: <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />MICHAEL D. MARTELLO, INTERIM TOWN ATTORNE <br />INTRODUCE AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 30 TO THE LOS <br />GATOS TOWN CODE ENTITLED "NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION" <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Introduce AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 30 TO THE LOS GATOS TOWN CODE <br />ENTITLED "NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION," to be read in title only, further reading waived. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />The Los Gatos Town Code sets forth the goals of the Town relative to property maintenance standards <br />in broad terms. The approach of having broad terms is useful in the planning and development context; <br />however, is not very helpful when trying to achieve compliance with violations of those concepts. An <br />important tool in achieving compliance is to be able to communicate with a property owner and to point <br />to a specific section (or sentence) of the code which clearly states the violation. The proposed ordinance <br />would collect and list many of the more common violations in a new Chapter and provide both our <br />property owners and residents with a clearer understanding of Town requirements and prohibitions. It <br />will also provide Town code enforcement personnel with more tools for bringing problem properties <br />into compliance. <br />PREPARED BY: MICHAEL D. MARTELLO, INTERIM TOWN ATTORNEY <br />N:\ATY\Resos & Ords\SteffReports\Neighborhood Preservationdoc <br />Reviewed by: own Manager _ <br />Clerk Administrator .~(1,Fin <br />Assistant Town Manager <br />Community Development <br />DISCUSSION: <br />