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File #: 21-679    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Title: Adopt Ordinance No. 4222 amending Chapter 8.40 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) titled Noise Control relating to the control of unnecessary, excessive, and annoying sounds and protecting noise-sensitive land uses, ensuring land use/noise compatibility, reducing noise from mobile sources, and mitigating noise from construction, maintenance, and other sources - Approved for Introduction 9/7/2021 - Vote: 7-0
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Ord 4222, 2. Att#2 Legislative Draft, 3. Sup Com 9-7-21
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Oliver Chi, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development

Subject:
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Adopt Ordinance No. 4222 amending Chapter 8.40 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) titled Noise Control relating to the control of unnecessary, excessive, and annoying sounds and protecting noise-sensitive land uses, ensuring land use/noise compatibility, reducing noise from mobile sources, and mitigating noise from construction, maintenance, and other sources - Approved for Introduction 9/7/2021 - Vote: 7-0
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Statement of Issue:
On October 2, 2017, the City Council approved General Plan Amendment No. 14-002, the General Plan Update, which amended the Noise Element of the Huntington Beach General Plan. The updated Noise Element incorporated new land use compatibility standards and guidelines to address acceptable noise levels for an expanded list of land uses and proper measurement methods; obtained input from interested parties and concerned groups during the General Plan Update process; and added an implementation program to update the Noise Ordinance, which had not been comprehensively updated since it was adopted approximately 40 years ago. The Noise Element necessitated an update to the noise ordinance for these reasons, as the noise ordinance is crucial for the protection of noise-sensitive land uses and is enforced by multiple City departments. If adopted by the City Council, the result would be a noise ordinance that is easier to comprehend and enforce, and meets the goals and policies of the General Plan.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
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Adopt Ordinance No. 4222, "An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending Chapter 8.40 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code Relating to Noise Control."
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the recommended action and direct staff accor...

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