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File #: 20-572    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Multi-Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2020 Departments: PLANNING AND BUILDING
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Recommendation to: A) Adopt an ordinance repealing Sections 7900 - 7911 of the County Ordinance Code (Zoning Regulations) and adopting a new Chapter 22.6 of the Zoning Regulations to update the density bonus program, as required by State law, previously introduced to the Planning Commission on June 10, 2020, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety; and B) Adopt a resolution directing submittal of the updated density bonus ordinance, Chapter 22.6 of the County Zoning Regulations, to the California Coastal Commission for review and certification.
Attachments: 1. 20200804_es_Density Bonus.pdf, 2. 20200804_o_Attachment A_Density Bonus.pdf, 3. 20200804_r_Density Bonus as ATT B, 4. 20200804_att_ATT C Prior Uncodified SMCo Density Bonus Ordinance.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Steve Monowitz, Community Development Director
Subject: An ordinance repealing Sections 7900 - 7911 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code (Zoning Regulations) and adopting a new Chapter 22.6 of the Zoning Regulations to update the density bonus program, as required by State law, and a resolution directing staff to submit the ordinance to the California Coastal Commission for review and certification.

County File Number: PLN 2019-00363


RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Adopt an ordinance repealing Sections 7900 - 7911 of the County Ordinance Code (Zoning Regulations) and adopting a new Chapter 22.6 of the Zoning Regulations to update the density bonus program, as required by State law, previously introduced to the Planning Commission on June 10, 2020, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety; and

B) Adopt a resolution directing submittal of the updated density bonus ordinance, Chapter 22.6 of the County Zoning Regulations, to the California Coastal Commission for review and certification.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County's Density Bonus Ordinance, Sections 7900 - 7911 of the County Ordinance Code, implements California Density Bonus Law, Government Code Sections 65915 et seq. The purpose of both State law and the County's implementing ordinance is to incentivize the provision of affordable housing and housing for other specifically-targeted populations, by allowing greater residential density and other exceptions from applicable development standards in exchange for provision of such housing.

The County's Density Bonus Ordinance was first adopted in 1993, and has not been substantially amended since adoption. Since that time, however, State law has been amended a number of times, most significantly in 2018, and the County ordinance must be amended to achieve consistency with the law.

In addition, at the t...

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