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RANCHO PALOS VERDES CITY COUNCIL <br />MEETING DATE: 09/05/2017 <br />AGENDA REPORT AGENDA HEADING: Regular Business <br />AGENDA DESCRIPTION: <br />Consideration and possible action to introduce the proposed ordinance ratifying and <br />adopting the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District Fire Code along with its more <br />restrictive building standards <br />RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION: <br />(1) Review Staff responses to questions raised by City Council at the June 6, 2017 <br />and August 8, 2017 meetings; and, <br />(2) Introduce Ordinance No. , AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO <br />PALOS VERDES ADOPTING BY REFERENCE TITLE 32, ENTITLED "FIRE <br />CODE" OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CODE FOR THE CONSOLIDATED <br />FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, WHICH IN TURN <br />ADOPTS BY REFERENCE, WITH CERTAIN CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS, <br />THE 2016 EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE AND THE 2015 <br />EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE AND THE 2015 EDITION OF THE <br />INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, AND RATIFYING THE MORE RESTRICTIVE <br />BUILDING STANDARDS CONTAINED IN TITLE 32, AND DELEGATING <br />ENFORCEMENT OF THE FIRE CODE IN THE CITY TO THE FIRE CHIEF. <br />FISCAL IMPACT: None <br />Amount Budgeted: N/A <br />Additional Appropriation: N/A <br />Account Number(s): N/A <br />ORIGINATED BY: Tom DeFazio, Interim Building Official TdF <br />REVIEWED BY: Ara Mihranian, AICP, Director of Community Development., <br />APPROVED BY: Doug Willmore, City Manager ,', ,f <br />ATTACHED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS: <br />A. Ordinance No. (page A-1) <br />B. Section 324 of Ordinance No. 2017-003 adopted by the Los Angeles <br />County Board of Supervisors (page B-1) <br />BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION: <br />At a previous meeting on June 6, 2017, the City Council raised several questions <br />concerning the adoption of the Los Angeles County Fire Code (LACFC), and the <br />potential added costs to residents when obtaining building permits due to the more <br />1 <br />