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ORDINANCE NO. 2019-1 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING TITLE <br />21 OF THE NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE AND <br />ADOPTING LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT <br />NO. LC2017-003, AS MODIFIED BY THE CALIFORNIA <br />COASTAL COMMISSION (ACCEPTING THEIR <br />SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS), IMPLEMENTING NEW <br />STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO <br />ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (PA2018-099) <br />WHEREAS, Section 30500 of the Public Resources Code requires each county <br />and city to prepare a local coastal program ("LCP") for that portion of the coastal zone <br />within its jurisdiction; <br />WHEREAS, the California Coastal Commission ("Coastal Commission") <br />effectively certified the City of Newport Beach ("City") LCP on January 13, 2017, and the <br />City assumed coastal development permit -issuing authority on January 30, 2017; <br />WHEREAS, LCP Amendment No. LC2017-003 is necessary to address changes <br />in State law (Senate Bill 1069 and Assembly Bill 2299, Statutes of 2016, and Senate Bill <br />229 and Assembly Bill 494, Statutes of 2017) that require jurisdictions to amend their local <br />zoning ordinances to conform to California Government Code Section 65852.2; <br />WHEREAS, Senate Bills 1069 and 229, and Assembly Bills 2299 and 494 are <br />intended to address the State housing crisis by easing regulatory barriers for homeowners <br />who choose to 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 />