Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0588    Version: 1 Name: DS - Religious Assembly, Cannabis and WTCF RES
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/15/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Adopt resolution directing the Director of Development Services to submit the Ordinance amendments to the California Coastal Commission for certification with the California Coastal Commission's February 12, 2020 action. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 062320-H-12sr&att.pdf, 2. 062320-H-12sr&att REVISED.pdf, 3. RES-20-0075.pdf
TITLE
Adopt resolution directing the Director of Development Services to submit the Ordinance amendments to the California Coastal Commission for certification with the California Coastal Commission's February 12, 2020 action. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The City Council amended various sections of the Zoning Code related to assembly uses (ORD 18-0030 adopted on December 11, 2018), urban agriculture (ORD-17-0024 adopted on October 10, 2017), Wireless Telecommunication Facilities (ORD-18-0012 adopted on May 1, 2018), and adult-use cannabis (ORD-18-015 adopted on July 10, 2018) and directed staff to submit the aforementioned Ordinances to the California Coastal Commission for certification. In accordance with the 1976 California Coastal Act, the City of Long Beach (City) has a certified Local Coastal Program (LCP), which consists of the Land Use Plan and Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan includes the Zoning Code, the Zoning map, and Subdivision code. Therefore, modifications to the Zoning Ordinance, a part of Implementation Plan, must be certified by the California Coastal Commission.

The Ordinances were submitted as a LCP amendment to the California Coastal Commission on December 28, 2018 for certification. On February 12, 2020, the California Coastal Commission considered the LCP amendment and took action to approve 14 modifications (Attachment A).
The proposed modifications made by the California Coastal Commission are intended to provide consistency with the LCP and California Coastal Act and consist of the following types of changes:

· Expanding the categories of development projects that require a Local Coastal Development and procedures for exclusion of development from Coastal Development Permits.
· Expanding findings for approval of a Local Coastal Development Program for coastal resource protections.
· Clarifying permitting requirements in the Coastal Zone.
· Correcting of typographical errors and updating references.
· Clarifying that wire...

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