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File #: 2020-7646   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending the Alameda Municipal Code by Amending: (1) Article I (Uniform Codes Relating to Building, Housing and Technical Codes) of Chapter XIII (Building and Housing) to Adopt the 2019 Edition of the California Building Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Residential Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Historical Building Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Electrical Code, the 2019 Edition of the Plumbing Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Mechanical Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Energy Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Green Building Standards Code; and (2) Amending Section 15-1 of Chapter XV (Fire Prevention) to Adopt the 2019 Edition of the California Fire Code with Alameda Local Amendments. (Planning, Building and Transportation 209)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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Public Hearing to Consider Introduction of Ordinance Amending the Alameda Municipal Code by Amending: (1) Article I (Uniform Codes Relating to Building, Housing and Technical Codes) of Chapter XIII (Building and Housing) to Adopt the 2019 Edition of the California Building Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Residential Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Historical Building Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Electrical Code, the 2019 Edition of the Plumbing Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Mechanical Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Energy Code, the 2019 Edition of the California Green Building Standards Code; and (2) Amending Section 15-1 of Chapter XV (Fire Prevention) to Adopt the 2019 Edition of the California Fire Code with Alameda Local Amendments. (Planning, Building and Transportation 209)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Every three years, the State of California adopts a new set of technical building and fire regulations known as the California Building Standards Code (CBSC). If a local jurisdiction does not adopt the California Building Standards Code by local ordinance it becomes applicable by default. In accordance with the California Health and Safety Code, The 2019 edition of the California Building Standards Code was effective in Alameda on January 1, 2020.

State law allows local jurisdictions to adopt amendments for local climatic, geological or topographical conditions. The Building Official is not recommending the need for any local amendments to the 2019 California Building Standards Code, and the Building Official is recommending deletion of the existing local amendments from the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC), because the prior local amendments are now adequately covered in the 2019 CBSC. The Fire Chief is recommending adoption of a one local amendment to the 2019 California Fire Code and deletion of a number of existing, past local amendments that are no ...

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