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City of San Diego DATE OF MEETING: MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008*
NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
TIME OF MEETING: 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF MEETING: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 12TH FLOOR, CITY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING,
202 C STREET, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
PROJECT NO: Process Five Amendments to Municipal Code and Local Coastal Program
PROJECT NAME: ROOMING HOUSE ORDINANCE
APPLICANT: City of San Diego, City Attorney
PLAN AREA: Citywide
COUNCIL DISTRICT: Citywide
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT CITY PROJECT MANAGER/PHONE: Marianne Greene, Deputy City Attorney at (619) 533-5800 or email@example.com PLEASE ACCEPT THIS AS A NOTICE TO INFORM YOU, as a property owner, tenant or interested citizen, that the Council of The City of San Diego, California will conduct a public hearing, as part of a scheduled City Council meeting, on the following project:
Rooming House Ordinance
The City Council will either adopt, modify, or not adopt amendments to the Land Development Code (Chapter 11, Article 3; Chapter 13, Article 1; Chapter 14, Article 2) and the Local Coastal Program.
The purpose of the rooming house ordinance is to address the chronic and growing commercial overuse of dwelling units especially in residential-single unit zones. The ordinance would create a new rooming house zoning use subcategory. The ordinance would define a rooming house as a dwelling unit where three or more rooms are rented individually or separately, to tenants under separate rental agreements. Rooming houses would not be permitted in RS, RM-1, or RM-2 zones but would be permitted (by right) in RM-3 and RM-4 zones, and in most commercial zones. A phase out period would allow existing rooming houses in RS, RM-1, and RM-2 zones to continue to operate as a previously conforming use for three years following adoption of the ordinance. The ordinance would apply a basic off-street parking space ratio of 1 space per tenant except under certain situations where the ratio decreases fractionally.
On September 6, 2007, the Planning Commission reviewed the rooming house ordinance and voted 6-0-0 to recommend adoption of the ordinance with the following changes: 1) a phase-out period of 3 years (instead of 7 years) for existing rooming houses; 2) an elevated review process for Neighborhood Use Permits needed to expand existing rooming houses; and, 3) application of the ordinance to rooming houses where fewer than three rooms and three separate rental agreements still results in multiple, independent living units. * Unless otherwise noticed or stated on the record at the hearing, if an ordinance is approved and introduced by the City Council, it will automatically be scheduled for a hearing by the City Council for final passage at 10:00 a.m. on the Tuesday two weeks after the subject hearing.
The proposed Rooming House Ordinance would apply to the Coastal Zone, therefore the City Council's decision requires amending the City's Local Coastal Program. As a result, the final decision on the amendments to the Land Development Code and associated Local Coastal Program amendments will be with the California Coastal Commission. The City of San Diego must submit the amendments to the Land Development Code as an amendment for certification to the Coastal Commission. The ordinance will not be effective in the Coastal Zone until the Coastal Commission unconditionally certifies the amendment.
If you wish to be noticed of the Coastal Commission hearing on this issue, you must submit a request in writing to:
Development Services Department
Attention: Amanda Lee, Senior Planner,
1222 First Avenue, MS 501
San Diego, CA 92101
before the close of the City Council public hearing. If you wish to challenge the City's action on the above proceedings in court, you may be limited to addressing only those issues you or someone else have raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or written in correspondence to the City at or before the public hearing.
In accordance with the California Coastal Act and Guidelines, if you wish to review a draft of the amendment language or have any questions, you can contact Deputy City Attorney, Marianne Greene, as listed above. COMMUNICATIONS
This item may begin at any time after the time specified. Any interested person may address the City Council to express support or opposition to this issue. Time allotted to each speaker is determined by the Chair and, in general, is limited to three (3) minutes;
moreover, collective testimony by those in support or opposition shall be limited to no more than fifteen (15) minutes total per side
Those unable to attend the hearing may write a letter to the Mayor and City Council, Attention: City Clerk, City Administration Building, 202 "C" Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3862, Mail Station 2A; OR you can reach us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (619) 533-4045.
All communications will be forwarded to the Mayor and Council.
If you wish to challenge the Council's actions on the above proceedings in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the City Council at or prior to the public hearing. All correspondence should be delivered to the City Clerk (at the above address) to be included in the record of the proceedings
. This material is available in alternative formats upon request. To order information in an alternative format, or to arrange for a sign language or oral interpreter for the meeting, please call the Clerk's office at least 5 working days prior to the meeting at 533-4000 (voice) or 236-7012 (TT).
Notice Date: 03/07/08 ELIZABETH MALAND
lm SAN DIEGO CITY CLERK
Pub. March 7-00038068