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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
FROM: DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT
DATE: JUNE 3, 2003
SUBJECT: ZON2002-00580 (CODE AMENDMENT) – REVISING SECTION 8.24.060 (PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STANDARDS) TO INCLUDE RV PARKING AND STORAGE RESTRICTIONS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
Staff Coordinator: Jan Neth, Senior Code Enforcement Officer
Adopt Ordinance No. 390 to enact amendments to Section 8.24.060 (Property Maintenance Standards) of Title 8 of the City’s Municipal Code with respect to the parking and storage of recreational and other vehicles on private property.
On May 20, 2003, the City Council introduced Ordinance No. 390, amending Section 8.24.060 of the Municipal Code to provide restrictions for the parking and storage of recreational and other vehicles on private property. The City Council discussed two sections of the ordinance and amended the language of the ordinance to clarify section 6c to add "overnight parking" rather than "parking" of vehicles entirely over paved surfaces, and removed language in section 6d, that would require a vehicle cover "that was designed for the particular type of vehicle" posing less restrictions for the parking and storage on private properties.
At the May 20th meeting, the City Council also agreed that the effectiveness of the ordinance will be reviewed by the City Council and the Planning Commission after six months of implementation. Furthermore, the City Council also directed the Traffic Committee to address the issue of street parking of oversize vehicles and report its findings to the City Council and the Planning Commission at the six month review. Staff anticipates the six month review to occur sometime in January 2004. Finally, the Council directed Staff to set up a system on the City’s website to receive and chronicle complaints regarding private property and street parking violations. The City Council approved the amended language and conducted the first reading of Ordinance No. 390 at the May 20th meeting. If the second reading of Ordinance No. 390 is adopted by the City Council at its June 3, 2003 meeting, the effective date of the Ordinance will be July 3, 2003, which is thirty (30) days from the adoption date.
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt Ordinance No. 390 to enact the respective amended language.
Joel Rojas, AICP
Director of Planning, Building and
Ordinance No. 390
ORDINANCE NO. 390
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING CHAPTER 8.24 (PROPERTY MAINTENANCE) OF TITLE 8 OF THE CITY’S MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THE PARKING OF CERTAIN VEHICLES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
WHEREAS, on May 21, 2002, the City Council discussed amending the Municipal Code to restrict recreational vehicle (referred herein as "RV's") parking and storage on private property and remanded the issue to the Planning Commission to review; and,
WHEREAS, on November 21, 2002, a notice was published in the Palos Verdes Peninsula News; and,
WHEREAS, after a notice issued pursuant to the provisions of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on December 10, 2002, at which time Staff presented information on RV parking on private property and City streets, and possible restrictions for RV parking; and,
WHEREAS, on January 28, 2003, the Planning Commission continued the public hearing, at which time all interested parties were given an opportunity to be heard and present evidence regarding possible amendments to Title 8 as set forth in the Planning Commission Staff Report of that date; and,
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed and considered the public input and directed Staff to work with a resident representative of the Good Sam Club to draft amendments to Title 8; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed and considered the proposed ordinance and agreed to forward the draft ordinance, with a minor change to the City Council for adoption; and
WHEREAS, on May 6, 2003, the City Council considered the Planning Commission’s recommendation to adopt Ordinance No. 390, at which time all interested parties were given the opportunity to be heard and present evidence;
WHEREAS, on May 20, 2003, the City Council considered further minor changes to Ordinance No. 390, amended and introduced Ordinance No. 390, and:
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES HEREBY FIND, DETERMINE, AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 8.24.060 (Prohibited activities and unlawful conditions) of Chapter 8.20 of Title 8 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by amending paragraphs 5 and 6 thereof to read as follows:
5. Abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative motorized or non-motorized vehicles, including, but not limited to, automobiles, recreational vehicles, trailers, campers, motorized or non-motorized watercraft, aircraft, or gliders, that are not stored within a fully enclosed structure;
6. Any automobile, recreational vehicle, motor home, house trailer, tent trailer, camper, motorized or non-motorized watercraft, aircraft, glider, or any other operable motorized or non-motorized vehicle or trailer (hereafter referred to collectively as "vehicle") that is not parked or stored in the following manner:
Section 2. Chapter 17.96 "Definitions" of Title 17 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding thereto the following definitions in alphabetical order and by renumbering all successive sections of said Chapter to read as follows:
Driveway, direct access.
"Direct access driveway" means a driveway that is essentially perpendicular to the street and provides vehicular access from the street to the garage through a door that is parallel to the street.
"Recreational vehicle" means any motor home, camper, house or tent trailer that may be used by persons for temporary occupancy, regardless of whether it has its own motor or is to be towed by a motorized vehicle. Recreational vehicle does not mean a mobile home.
PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 20th day of May, 2003.
State of California )
County of Los Angeles ) ss
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I, JO PURCELL, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes do hereby certify that the whole number of members of the City Council of said City is five; that the foregoing Ordinance No. 390 passed first reading on May 6, 2003, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on May 20, 2003 and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote: