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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 6

Meeting Date: September 11, 2007

Subject/Title: Adopt a resolution approving a recommendation from the ad-hoc Agricultural Enterprise Committee to begin work on an amendment to Chapter 17.730 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, including the environmental analysis required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Prepared by: Linda Maurer, Economic Development Manager

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Director of Community Development

RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution approving a recommendation from the ad hoc Agricultural Enterprise Committee to begin work on an amendment to Chapter 17.730 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, including the environmental analysis required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

PREVIOUS ACTION
On January 23, 2007, the City Council approved the formation of an ad-hoc Agricultural Enterprise Committee.

BACKGROUND
The City Council formed ad-hoc committee to consider and make recommendations to the City Council on the future of the agricultural enterprise program, as well as appropriate changes and modifications to its implementing ordinance.

The Committee has met on several occasions to discuss improvements to the program. A series of recommendations to modify and amend the ordinance will be brought back to the City Council at a future date under the required public hearing process. At this time, staff is requesting authorization to begin work to update this chapter of the City’s municipal code, including the necessary environmental work required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

FISCAL IMPACT
Costs for studies and consultants which may be incurred associated with the ordinance update are expected to be within the Agriculture Administration Fund approved 2007/08 Operating Budget.

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE AD-HOC AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISE COMMITTEE TO BEGIN WORK ON AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 17.730 OF THE BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE, INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS REQUIRED BY THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA)

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2007, the City Council approved the formation of an ad-hoc Agricultural Enterprise Committee; and

WHEREAS, the ad-hoc committee was formed to consider and make recommendations to the City Council on the future of the agricultural enterprise program, as well as appropriate changes and modifications to its implementing ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the Committee has met on several occasions to discuss improvements to the program, as well as a series of recommendations to modify and amend the ordinance, which will be brought back to the City Council at a future date under the required public hearing process; and

WHEREAS, staff is requesting authorization to begin work to update this chapter of the City’s municipal code, including the necessary environmental work required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood approves a recommendation from the ad-hoc Agricultural Enterprise Committee to begin work on an amendment to Chapter 17.730 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, including the environmental analysis required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 11th day of September 2007 by the following vote:

 

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