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ORDINANCE NO. 2007 -18 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />AMENDING TITLE 9 OF THE NEWPORT BEACH <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT THE 2007 CALIFORNIA <br />FIRE CODE AND THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE <br />The City Council of the City of Newport Beach finds as follows: <br />RECITALS <br />WHEREAS, Health & Safety Code Section 17958 provides that ordinances and <br />regulations adopted by the State pursuant to Health & Safety Code Section 17922 shall <br />apply to the City of Newport Beach 180 days after publication; and <br />WHEREAS, The Fire Marshal of the State of California has adopted that certain fire <br />code, entitled "2007 California Fire Code" based upon the 2006 International Fire Code <br />published by the International Fire Code Institute, which, with certain deletions, <br />amendments, exceptions, and additions, and including certain appendices, which apply <br />only to those occupancies regulated by the California State Fire Marshal, has been <br />copyrighted and published by the California Building Standards Commission; and <br />WHEREAS, The Newport Beach Fire Chief finds it necessary to also adopt'the 2006 <br />International Fire Code as published and copyrighted by the International Code Council <br />to apply regulations reasonably necessary to protect the health, welfare and safety of <br />the residents and visitors of Newport Beach in those occupancies not regulated by the <br />California State Fire Marshal; and <br />WHEREAS Health and Safety Code Sections 13143.5, 17958 18941.5 permit the City <br />to amend, add, or repeal ordinances or regulations which impose the same <br />requirements as are contained in the ordinances and regulations adopted by the State <br />of California, if the City Council makes the express findings pursuant to Sections <br />17958.5 and 17958.7 of the Health and Safety Code. <br />WHEREAS, Health & Safety Code Section 17958.7 requires that the City Council, <br />before making any changes or modifications pursuant to Section 17958.5, make <br />express findings that such changes or modifications are needed due to climatic, <br />geographic, or topographic conditions; and <br />WHEREAS, the Fire Chief has recommended that changes and modifications be made <br />to the Fire Code that are reasonably necessary due to the following local climatic, <br />geographical, or topographical conditions: <br />