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File #: 19-647    Version: 1 Name: PC Staff Report to Amend the Zoning Code
Type: Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments
Meeting Date: 1/16/2020 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report to amend and re-chapter the San Leandro Zoning Code, to accommodate recent changes in State law, to correct errors and inconsistencies, and to discontinue the pilot program limitation on cannabis product manufacturing.
Sponsors: Andrew Mogensen
Attachments: 1. 1_Prior Code Reference Table, 2. 2_Exhibit A_SL Zoning Code_Markup
Related files: 20-045, 20-046, 19-648
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Staff Report to amend and re-chapter the San Leandro Zoning Code, to accommodate recent changes in State law, to correct errors and inconsistencies, and to discontinue the pilot program limitation on cannabis product manufacturing.

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION

Staff proposes to re-chapter and amend the Zoning Code to: 1) establish a three-tier numbering methodology consistent with the Municipal Code and Administrative Code, 2) to correct errors and inconsistencies, 3) discontinue the pilot program limitations placed on cannabis product manufacturing, and 4) to modify certain provisions consistent with recent changes in State law. The proposed amendments do not modify existing development standards and are intended to facilitate future Zoning Code updates, including a forthcoming Zoning Code implementation of the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan.

BACKGROUND

The Zoning Code is a living document that requires regular maintenance in order to remain an effective instrument that reflects the goals and policies of the City. Routine Zoning Code updates are necessary to address changing conditions, community needs and interests, judicial determinations, and state mandates. The Planning Commission previously considered and recommended Zoning Code updates in conjunction with the 2035 General Plan in July 2016 and to streamline the Commercial and Professional Office ("P" zoning) development standards in November 2018. Staff intends to bring forward Development Code updates on an annual basis as a part of the Planning Division's ongoing work program.

PROPOSAL

The proposed update effectively renumbers and reformats the Zoning Code to be consistent with the three-tier numbering system currently used in the City's Municipal Code and Administrative Code. The Zoning Code's current format uses a two-tier numbering system that limits flexibility when inserting amendments, is complicated for the public to navigate, and prevents the use of hyperlinking and certain in...

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