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File #: 22-948    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 11/15/2022 Final action: 11/15/2022
Title: Adopt Ordinance No. 4268 amending Chapter 17.56 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code, adopting California Fire Code - Approved for Introduction October 18, 2022 - Vote 6-0-1, Peterson absent
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Ordinance No. 4268, 2. Att#2 PowerPoint Presentation on Fire Code Adoption 2022, 3. Att #3 Notice of Public Hearing
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Scott M. Haberle, Fire Chief

PREPARED BY: Janice Van Mullem, Fire Marshal

Subject:
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Adopt Ordinance No. 4268 amending Chapter 17.56 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code, adopting California Fire Code - Approved for Introduction October 18, 2022 - Vote 6-0-1, Peterson absent
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Statement of Issue:
The State's Health and Safety Code requires local governments to adopt the most recent editions of the model codes related to construction. The construction codes includes the Fire Code.

City Council approval is requested to approve and adopt Ordinance No. 4268 (Attachment 1) to set forth findings with respect to local climatic and geographic conditions with the City of Huntington Beach and allow certain modifications and changes to the California Fire Codes. If approved, these editions will become effective January 1, 2023, as required by State law.

The first reading of Ordinance No. 4268 was approved by the City Council (6-0-1 with Councilmember Peterson absent) on October 18, 2022.

Financial Impact:
The adoption of the proposed Codes will not have any fiscal impact.

Recommended Action:
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Adopt Ordinance No. 4268, "An Ordinance of the City of Huntington Beach Amending Chapter 17.56 of the Huntington Beach Municipal Code Adopting the California Fire Code and Repealing Ordinance No. 4189."
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not adopt Ordinance No. 4268, and direct staff accordingly. However, the 2022 California Fire Codes will automatically go into effect on January 1, 2023 per State law.

Analysis:
The State's Health and Safety Code (Section 13869.7) permits the City to make changes or modifications to California Building Standards Code, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations regarding fire and panic safety requirements. Such changes or modifications must be reasonably necessary due to cl...

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