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ORDINANCE NO. 2018-14 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE 20 OF <br />THE NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE AND <br />ADOPTING ZONING CODE AMENDMENT NO. CA2018-003 <br />TO IMPLEMENT REVISIONS TO STATE LAW RELATING <br />TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (PA2018-099) <br />WHEREAS, State law (Senate Bill 229 and Assembly Bill 494, Statutes of 2017) <br />requires jurisdictions to amend their local zoning ordinances to conform to California <br />Government Code Section 65852.2; <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bill 229 and Assembly Bill 494 are intended to address the <br />State housing crisis by easing regulatory barriers for homeowners who choose to <br />construct accessory dwelling units; <br />WHEREAS, accessory dwelling units provide housing for family members, <br />students, the elderly, in-home health care providers, the disabled, and others, at below <br />market prices within existing neighborhoods. In addition, homeowners who construct <br />accessory dwelling units benefit from added income and increased sense of security; <br />WHEREAS, allowing accessory dwelling units in conjunction with single-family <br />residential development provides additional rental housing stock; <br />WHEREAS, accessory dwelling units offer lower cost housing to meet the needs <br />of existing and future residents within existing neighborhoods, while respecting <br />architectural character; <br />WHEREAS, adopting an ordinance consistent with California Government Code <br />Section 65852.2 ensures that the character of the City of Newport Beach ("City") is <br />preserved to the maximum extent possible and that the City's regulation regarding <br />accessory dwelling units continues to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the <br />community; <br />WHEREAS, the City has designated areas where accessory dwelling units may <br />be located, when permitted by California Government Code Section 65852.2, based in <br />part upon adequacy of water and sewer services and the impact of accessory dwelling <br />units on traffic flow and public safety; <br />