8. Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. ____ of the City Council of the City of Livingston Repealing Ordinance No. 616 and Replacing Livingston Municipal Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, “Building Administration Codes” to Adopt and Amend the 2016 California Building Code, 2016 California Mechanical Code, 2015 International Property Maintenance Code, 2016 California Plumbing Code, 2016 California Electrical Code, 2016 California Code of Building Conservation, 2016 Energy Code, 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, and 2016 California Residential Building Code and all appendices attached thereto.

MEETING DATE: December 06, 2016

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Public Hearing – Introduce And Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. of the City Council of the City of Livingston Repealing Ordinance No. 616 and Replacing Livingston Municipal Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, "Building Administration Codes" to Adopt and Amend the 2016 California Building Code, 2016 California Mechanical Code, 2015 International Property Maintenance Code, 2016 California Plumbing Code, 2016 California Electrical Code, 2016 California Code of Building Conservation, 2016 Energy Code, 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, and 2016 California Residential Building Code and all appendices attached thereto.

MEETING DATE: December 6, 2016

PREPARED BY: Randy Hatch, Contract City Planner, Jose M. Sanchez, City Attorney

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Public Hearing Introduce and Waive the First Reading of Ordinance No. of the City Council of the City of Livingston Repealing Ordinance No. 616 and Replacing Livingston Municipal Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, "Building Administration Codes" to Adopt and Amend the 2016 California Building Code, 2016 California Mechanical Code, 2015 International Property Maintenance Code, 2016 California Plumbing Code, 2016 California Electrical Code, 2016 California Code of Building Conservation, 2016 Energy Code, 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, and 2016 California Residential Building Code and all appendices attached thereto.

MEETING DATE: December 6, 2016

PREPARED BY: Randy Hatch, Contract City Planner

Jose M. Sanchez, City Attorney

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS:

1. Introduce and waive the first reading of Ordinance No. _ of the City Council of the City of Livingston Repealing Ordinance No. 616 and Replacing Livingston Municipal Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, "Building Administration Codes" to Adopt and Amend the 2016 California Building Code, 2016 California Mechanical Code, 2015 International Property Maintenance Code, 2016 California Plumbing Code, 2016 California Electrical Code, 2016 California Code of Building Conservation, 2016 Energy Code, 2016 California Green Building Standards Code, and 2016 California Residential Building Code and all appendices attached thereto.

2. Schedule public hearing for December 20, 2016, for the second reading and final adoption of the Ordinance.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION:

The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is the responsible state body for all building code development. Every three (3) years, the CBSC conducts code development hearings to gain input from developers, building officials, local and state government leaders and other interested parties to review the Building Code Standards for the State of California.

These standards contain the minimum building requirements for the State of California and are automatically adopted for local jurisdictions. Although each new edition contains minor technical changes, these changes can be incorporated in the design of the projects and generally do not have a significant impact on constructability. Local jurisdictions can adopt more restrictive amendments, if necessary, to account for local climatic, geographical, or topographical conditions; however, any amendments or modifications to the standards must be as stringent as the CBSC.

A local jurisdiction may adopt by reference the California Building Standards pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 17958 and Government Code section 50022.2. Notice of the adoption by reference must comply with Government Code sections 50022.3 and 6066.

It is mandatory that each jurisdiction within the State of California implement these codes. In order to effectively accomplish this, each jurisdiction must adopt rules and requirements for administering these codes. Title 4 of the Livingston Municipal Code contains the City’s Building regulations. The proposed ordinance would adopt by reference several State of California building-related codes contained in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, including the California Building Code, the California Mechanical Code, the International Property Maintenance Code, the California Plumbing Code, the California Electrical Code, the California Code of Building Conservation, the California Energy Code, the California Green Building Standards Code, and the California Residential Building Code.

The proposed changes to the City’s Municipal Code, Title 4 "Building Regulations" is attached. Additions are shown in bold italics underline and deletions in strike through format to easily identify the proposed changes. This format is only used in this introduction and first reading; for second reading and final adoption, normal format will be used.

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

ATTACHMENTS:

1. Ordinance No.

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