ORDINANCE NO. 472
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DESIGNATING VERY HIGH FIRE HAZARD SEVERITY ZONES, AMENDING THE 2007 CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE, AND AMENDING TITLE 8 OF THE RANCHO PALOS VERDES MUNICIPAL CODE.
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chapter 8 of Title 8 of the Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding new Section 8.08.060 thereto to read as follows:
“Section 8.08.060. Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map. The City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes hereby designates Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones, as recommended by the Director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, as designated on the map entitled Fire Hazard Severity Zone, which are on file in the City’s Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department.”
Section 2. The map entitled Fire Hazard Severity Zone are hereby attached to this Ordinance as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by this reference.
Section 3. CEQA Findings. The City Council hereby finds that it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the adoption and implementation of this Ordinance may have a significant effect on the environment. The Ordinance does not authorize construction and, in fact, imposes greater restrictions on certain development in order to protect the public health, safety and general welfare. The Ordinance is therefore exempt from the environmental review requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.
Section 4. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or place, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have adopted this Ordinance, and each and every section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, subdivisions, sentences, clauses, phrases, or portions thereof be declared invalid or unconstitutional.
Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full
force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED, this 3rd day of June, 2008.
State of California )
County of Los Angeles ) ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes )
I, Carla Morreale, 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. 472 passed first reading on May 20, 2008, was duly and regularly adopted by the City Council of said City at a regular meeting thereof held on June 3, 2008, and that the same was passed and adopted by the following roll call vote:
AYES: Clark, Gardiner, Long, Wolowicz and Mayor Stern
ABSTAIN: None ___________________________