CITY OF GUADALUPE

CITY COUNCIL

 

Notice of a Public Hearing

To Consider Amendments to the City’s Fire Code Contained

In Chapter 15.O8 Sections 903.2.2.1, Section 903.2.7, and

Section 903.2.21 of the Municipal Code

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Guadalupe will hold a public hearing to receive public input on recommended changes to the Chapter and Sections of the Fire Code contained within the Municipal Code. The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm or immediately thereafter and will be held in the Guadalupe Council Chambers located at 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe CA.

The State of California regularly updates the State’s Fire Code and the City will adopt the State’s Fire Code by reference but may also adopt its own amendments when the amendments are more restrictive than the State Code. The State Fire Code was last adopted with amendments by the City of Guadalupe in 2016. During the public hearing the City Council will consider the following code changes/ amendments:

903.2.2.1 Group B. All Group B occupancies other than those described in Section 903.2.2 shall be equipped with an automatic   fire sprinkler system throughout  the building when the gross floor area is more than 2,500 5,000 sq. ft.

903.2.7 Group M. All Group M occupancies shall be equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system throughout the building when the gross floor area is more than 2,500 5,000 sq. ft.

903.2.21 Additions or Alterations. Automatic fire sprinkler system throughout the building shall be provided when:

a.  Additions to existing buildings adds more than 50% of the existing square footage to the structure AND Or results in a total square footage in excess of 1,500 (one thousand five hundred ) square feet;

b.  Alterations to Group A, B as described in section 903.2.2 E. F. and S encompass more than 50% of the existing square footage of the structure AND Or in excess of 1,500 (one thousand five hundred) square feet OR where there is a change in occupancy to a more hazardous use as determined by the Building Official or Fire Chief;

c.  Alterations to Group B other than those described in Section 903.2.2 and M encompasses more than 50% of the existing square footage of the structure And OR is in excess of 1,500 3,000 (one three thousand five hundred) square feet OR where there is a change of occupancy to a more hazardous use as determined by the Building Official or Fire Chief;

d.  Alterations to Group R encompass more than 50% of the existing square footage of the structure or is in excess of 2,000 (two thousand) square feet Or where there is a change of occupancy to a more hazardous use as determined by the Building Official or the Fire Chief;

Copies of the staff report will be available for review at the City Administrator’s office, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe CA on or after Friday, September 20, 2019.Public Involvement. You are invited to attend the Public Hearing and provide input. Written and/or oral comments provided at the public hearing are welcome and will be entered into the public record. Written information should be transmitted prior to the meeting if at all possible. Comments can be submitted by mail to the City of Guadalupe Planning Department, 918 Obispo Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434, and Attention City Administrator or comments may also be e-mailed to Mr. Robert Perrault, Interim City Administrator at rperrault@ci.guadalupe.ca.usIf you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the Administration Department at (805) 356.3891.