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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL <br />AGENDA REPORT <br />AGENDA DESCRIPTION: <br />MEETING DATE: 09/05/2017 <br />AGENDA HEADING: Consent Calendar <br />Consideration and possible action to oppose (unless amended) Senate Bill No. 35 <br />regarding streamlined permitting of multifamily housing <br />RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION: <br />(1) Authorize the Mayor to sign a letter to the State Legislature in opposition (unless <br />amended) to Senate Bill No. 35 (SB 35) regarding streamlined permitting of <br />multifamily housing. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: None <br />Amount Budgeted: N/A <br />Additional Appropriation: N/A <br />Account Number(s): N/A <br />ORIGINATED BY: Kit Fox, AICP, Senior Administrative Analyst;/:,_ <br />REVIEWED BY: Gabriella Yap, Deputy City Manager <br />APPROVED BY: Doug Willmore, City Manager :`'3... F <br />ATTACHED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: <br />A. Draft letter in opposition to SB 35 (page A-1) <br />B. League of California Cities "Action Alert" and letter in opposition to SB 35 <br />(page B-1) <br />C. SB 35 (page C-1) <br />BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: <br />On August 18, 2017, the League of California Cities (League) advised Staff that Senate <br />Bill No. 35 (SB 35) would be taken up again by the State Legislature when it returned <br />from its summer recess on August 21, 2017 (Attachment B). SB 35 was introduced on <br />February 21, 2017, by Senator Scott Wiener from San Francisco. As currently <br />proposed, SB 35 would require streamlined, ministerial permits for qualifying housing <br />projects if a city doesn't provide the numbers of housing units required in categories of <br />its Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). "Streamlining" would include the <br />elimination of public hearing and environmental review processes for certain multifamily <br />housing projects in nearly all California cities with more than 2,500 residents. The <br />League is opposed to SB 35 (Attachment C) and has asked cities to express their <br />opposition to the bill as well. <br />1 <br />