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RESOLUTION NO. 2020-22 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, SETTING FORTH <br />FINDINGS BASED ON LOCAL CONDITIONS WITHIN THE <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH WHICH MAKE CERTAIN <br />MODIFICATIONS AND CHANGES TO THE 2019 <br />EDITION OF THE CALIFORNIA FIRE CODE AS <br />REASONABLY NECESSARY BECAUSE OF LOCAL <br />CLIMATIC, GEOGRAPHIC, OR TOPOGRAPHIC <br />CONDITIONS <br />WHEREAS, Health and Safety Code Section 17958 mandates that the City of <br />Newport Beach ("City") adopt ordinances and regulations imposing the same or modified <br />or changed requirements as are contained in the regulations adopted by the State of <br />California ("State") pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 17922; <br />WHEREAS, the State is mandated by Health and Safety Code Section 17922 <br />to impose the same requirements as are contained in the 2019 Edition of the California <br />Fire Code based on the 2018 International Fire Code of the International Code Council; <br />WHEREAS, Health and Safety Code Section 17958.5(a) permits the City to <br />make modifications or changes to the 2019 Edition of the California Fire Code ("CFC"), <br />which are reasonably necessary because of local climatic, geographic, or topographic <br />conditions; <br />WHEREAS, Health and Safety Code Section 17958.7 requires that the City <br />Council, before making any modifications or changes pursuant to Health and Safety <br />Code Section 17958.5, make express findings that such changes or modifications are <br />needed due to local climatic, geographic, or topographic conditions; <br />WHEREAS, on November 19, 2019, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach <br />("City Council") adopted Ordinance No. 2019-18, the 2019 Edition of the CFC with local <br />amendments. Additionally, the City Council adopted Resolution 2019-97 making findings <br />for local amendments including sections 4901 (Reduction of Brush From Structures) <br />through 4911 (Recreational Fires in Local Agency Very High Fire Hazard Severity <br />Zones); <br />WHEREAS, additional public outreach with residents of the Wildlife Urban <br />Interface Area was necessary, and as a result, additional code revisions supported by <br />findings are necessary; <br />