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File #: 21-0175    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Introduction and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance Creating Mendocino County Code Chapters 8.77 Providing for the Abatement of Hazardous Vegetation and Combustible Material to Reduce Fire Hazards (Sponsor: County Counsel)
Sponsors: County Counsel
Attachments: 1. Ordinance Summary, 2. Revised Ordinance re Proposed Ch. 8.77, 3. Revised Ordinance re Proposed Ch. 8.77 (redline)

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: County Counsel
MEETING DATE: February 9, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Christian Curtis
PHONE:
(707) 234-6885






ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 30 mins


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Introduction and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance Creating Mendocino County Code Chapters 8.77 Providing for the Abatement of Hazardous Vegetation and Combustible Material to Reduce Fire Hazards
(Sponsor: County Counsel)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Introduce and waive first reading of an ordinance creating Mendocino County Code Chapters 8.77 providing for the abatement of hazardous vegetation and combustible material to reduce fire hazards.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On July 14, 2020, the Board of Supervisors discussed an agenda item brought forth by Supervisor Brown entitled "Preventing hazardous conditions and protecting public health and safety on rural lands in Mendocino County prone to wildfires". Supervisor Brown proposed an effective Ordinance be written to ensure greater due diligence and greater compliance by property owners to clear hazardous properties within populated communities. The Board of Supervisors by consensus directed Supervisor Brown to work with the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council to write an Ordinance for further consideration. On Sept. 22, 2020, the Board of Supervisors provided additional direction to staff regarding the drafting of an Ordinance. On Dec. 15, 2020, the Board considered a draft ordinance and directed staff to make certain changes and bring the modified ordinance back for a second, first reading.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
As fire disasters become more common, the importance of improving preventative measures increases. The draft ordinance presented for consideration today incorporates the changes that the Board directed staff to make when they considered this ordinance on Dec. 15, 202. As it was i...

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