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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 


Meeting Date: December 10, 2002

Subject/Title: Consent Agenda--Subdivision Ordinance Amendment Relating to Concurrent Processing of Residential Design Reviews with Tentative Subdivision Maps. 

Submitted by: Community Development (M.Oshinsky/M.Leana) 

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager



RECOMMENDATION 
Waive the second reading and adopt Ordinance 733 amending the Subdivision Ordinance to require concurrent processing of residential design review and tentative subdivision maps. 

BACKGROUND 
At its meeting on November 26, 2002 this municipal code amendment was introduced for first reading. Following its adoption tonight the new ordinance will become effective in thirty (30) days.

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Ordinance 733

ORDINANCE NO. 733

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AMENDING CHAPTER 16.050 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING SECTION 16.050.015 RELATING TO CONCURRENT PROCESSING OF DESIGN REVIEW APPLICATIONS WITH TENTATIVE SUBDIVISION MAP APPLICATIONS.

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Brentwood to improve upon the current residential design review process; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Brentwood to insure that the creation of new residential lots provides housing compatible with adjacent developments; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Brentwood to coordinate action on proposed residential development projects in an attempt to attain a better overall product; and

WHEREAS, concurrent processing of tentative map review and design review will improve the overall process and conserve resources; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of Brentwood has recommended approval of this ordinance by passing Resolution 02-75; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing notice was placed in the Antioch Ledger Dispatch on November 15, 2002, for this ordinance amendment as required by Government Code Section 65090 and City codes; and

WHEREAS, this ordinance amendment is not classified as a “project” under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Brentwood held a public hearing on the proposed amendment on November 26, 2002 for the purpose of reviewing this amendment, the Planning Commission recommendation, and considered all public testimony with respect to the amendment; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Brentwood makes the following finding per the Brentwood Municipal Code associated with this amendment.

This amendment is consistent with the General Plan, is appropriate for the public interest and will not adversely affect the Brentwood community.

NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Brentwood ordains as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 16.050 is hereby amended by adding Section 16.050.015 as follows:

16.050.015 Concurrent Processing of Residential Tentative Subdivision Maps and Design Review:

Other than the exemptions as noted below, the filing of any residential tentative subdivision map shall require the concurrent filing and processing by the Community Development Department of a Design Review Application pursuant to Chapter 17.820 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, referred to as Design and Site Development Review:

1. Residential tentative subdivision maps creating 15 lots or less, and 

2. Residential tentative subdivision maps creating lots which are all greater than 15,000 square feet.

Section 2. A. This Ordinance shall be published in accordance with applicable law, by one or more of the following methods:

1. Posting the entire Ordinance in at least three (3) public places in the City of Brentwood, within fifteen (15) days after its passage and adoption; or

2. Publishing the entire Ordinance at least once in the Ledger Dispatch, a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of Contra Costa and circulated in the City of Brentwood, within fifteen (15) days after its passage and adoption; or

3. Publishing a summary of the Ordinance prepared by the City Attorney in the Ledger Dispatch and posting a certified copy of the entire Ordinance in the Office of the City Clerk at least five (5) days prior to passage and adoption, along with the names of those City Council members voting for and against the Ordinance.

B. This Ordinance shall go into effect thirty (30) days after the date of its passage and adoption.

THE FOREGOING ORDINANCE was introduced with first reading waived at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 26th day of November, 2002 and adopted at a regular meeting of the Brentwood City Council on the 10th day of December, by the following vote:
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