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File #: 20-045    Version: 1 Name: CC SR to Amend and Re-Chapter the Zoning Code
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/2/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Ordinance to Amend and Re-chapter the San Leandro Zoning Code to Accommodate Recent Changes to State law, to Make Corrections and Address Inconsistencies, and to Eliminate the Cap on Cannabis Product Manufacturing Permits That Was Associated With the Pilot Program.
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Attachments: 1. 1_Prior Code Reference Table, 2. 5.A Zoning Code Upates
Related files: 20-046, 20-047, 19-647, 19-648
Title
Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Ordinance to Amend and Re-chapter the San Leandro Zoning Code to Accommodate Recent Changes to State law, to Make Corrections and Address Inconsistencies, and to Eliminate the Cap on Cannabis Product Manufacturing Permits That Was Associated With the Pilot Program.

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Staff recommends the City Council approve an ordinance that will re-chapter and amend the Zoning Code to: 1) establish a three-tier numbering methodology consistent with the Municipal Code and Administrative Code, 2) make corrections and address inconsistencies, 3) discontinue the pilot program 5-permit cap limitations placed on cannabis product manufacturing, and 4) modify certain provisions consistent with recent changes to State law. Staff also proposes to amend Title 5, Chapter 6 of the Administrative Code to remove the associated cannabis manufacturing pilot program limitations. 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 Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan, as well as to ensure the Zoning Code remains consistent with recent changes in State law.

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, consistent with City Council direction. Routine Zoning Code updates are necessary to address changing conditions, community needs and interests, judicial determinations, and state mandates. The City Council previously considered and recommended Zoning Code updates in conjunction with the 2035 General Plan Update in September 2016 and in regards to streamlining the Commercial and Professional Office ("P" zoning) development standards in January, 2019. Staff intends to bring forward Development Code updates on an annual ba...

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