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´┐ŻoAN of MEETING DATE: 12/20/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />IWO, <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: DECEMBER 10, 2010 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: JUDITH PROPP, TOWN ATTORNEY <br />SUBJECT: NEW BUILDING AND FIRE CODES <br />A. ADOPT AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS REPEALING <br />CHAPTER 6, BUILDING REGULATIONS, AND CHAPTER 9, FIRE <br />PREVENTION AND PROTECTION, ADOPTING AND AMENDING NEW <br />2010 CALIFORNIA BUILDING AND FIRE CODES <br />B. ADOPT RESOLUTION MAKING FINDINGS FOR MODIFYING THE <br />CALIFORNIA CODES <br />RECOMMENDATION <br />1 Adopt the Ordinance introduced by Council on December 6, 2010; and <br />2. Adopt the Resolution making findings for modifying the California Codes. <br />DISCUSSION <br />On December 6, 2010, the Council considered and voted to introduce an Ordinance (Attachment <br />1) repealing Chapters 6 and 9 of the Town Code and to adopt and, as necessary, modify newly <br />adopted California Building and Fire Codes that become effective in the State of California on <br />January 1, 2011. The Council introduced and approved the Ordinance as drafted. <br />California Health and Safety Code Sections 17958 and 17958.5 allow the Town to modify the <br />otherwise mandatory California Building and Fire Codes based on findings that the amendments <br />are reasonably necessary because of local climatic, geological, geographical, or topographical <br />conditions. The proposed Resolution (Attachment 2) makes the required findings supporting <br />these modifications. <br />Attachments: <br />1. Ordinance adopting new Building and Fire Codes <br />2. Resolution making findings for modifying the California Codes <br />MM: cgt <br />PREPARED BY : Judith Propp, Town Attorney <br />Reviewed by: OAssistant Town Manager Town Attorney <br />Clerk Administrator Finance munity Development <br />N: \DEV \TC REPORTS\2010 \CBCCFC 2010 -2nd Reading TC 12- 20- 10.Rpt.doc Reformatted: 5/30/02 <br />