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File #: 13-490    Version: 1 Name: Staff Report: Adoption 2013 CA Building Code
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/21/2013 Final action: 10/21/2013
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for Adoption of State-Mandated California Building Standards Codes and Related Amendments
Sponsors: Cynthia Battenberg
Related files: 13-500, 13-497, 13-496, 13-498, 13-499, 13-501, 13-492, 13-493, 13-494, 13-495, 13-491, 13-525
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Staff Report for Adoption of State-Mandated California Building Standards Codes and Related Amendments

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The Director of the Community Development Department, and the Chief Building Official, by and through the City Manager, recommend that the City Council pass-to-print the proposed ordinance amendments, and set a public hearing for November 18, 2013, to consider amendments to the following codes: The "California Building Standards Code, 2013 edition," as amended, and that certain document entitled "International Residential Code 2012 Edition and appendices G and H, "International Building Code, 2012 Edition," with appendix Chapters G and I, published by the International Code Council, and Chapters A2, A4 and A5, of that certain document entitled "International Existing Building Code 2012 edition," as published by the International Code Council, and that certain document entitled "International Fire Code, 2012 Edition," published by the International Code Council with appendix chapters B, C and D.

Recommendations for City Council Action:
1. Approve the Resolution of Findings for Modifications to the California Code of Regulations Governing Building Construction and Determining the Need for Amendments;
2. Motion to Pass-to-Print the Amendments; and
3. Motion Calling for a Public Hearing on November 18, 2013, to Adopt the State-Mandated Codes and Related Amendments by Reference in the San Leandro Municipal Code.

BACKGROUND

The State Building Standards Commission conducts public hearings on modifications for state agencies and state amendments that local building departments are mandated to enforce, such as requirements for disabled access, conservation of natural resources and fire safety, or life safety. The Building Standards Commission then "publishes" the codes as further amended. Cities have 180 days from the official "publication date" to amend the State codes or adopt the codes without a...

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