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File #: 2096-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Afternoon Consent Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Adoption of the 2019 Building Codes
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Ordinance, 2. EX A to ATCH 1- Local Amendments, 3. ATCH 2 - Local Amendment Summary
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Vincent Smith, Community Development Director

Prepared By: Michael Walker, Senior Planner

Adoption of the 2019 Building Codes


Approve the first reading and introduction of an ordinance amending Napa Municipal Code Chapter 15.04, adopting by reference the 2019 edition of the California Building Standards Code (California Code of Regulations Title 24, Parts 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, including appendices identified herein), including adoption of local amendments to the California Building Standards Code and determining that the actions authorized by this ordinance are exempt from CEQA.

Building Codes are sets of rules and regulations governing the design, construction, alteration, and maintenance of all residential and commercial structures, including accessory structures. The Codes specify the minimum requirements to adequately safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants.

The California Health and Safety Code Section 17958 mandates that the California Building Standards Commission adopt and publish the State Code (Title 24, California Code of Regulations) every three years. The 2019 State Code, which incorporates the below-listed codes, becomes effective statewide on January 1, 2020. If approved, the proposed Ordinance would amend Napa Municipal Code Chapter 15.04 by repealing the existing language and replacing it with updated code requirements and local amendments.

The specific parts of the 2019 State Code proposed for adoption by reference with local amendments include the following:

2019 California Building Code
2019 California Residential Code
2019 California Plumbing Code
2019 California Mechanical Code
2019 California Electrical Code
2019 California Existing Building Code
2019 California Green Building Code
2019 California Fire Code
2019 California Historic Building Code
2019 Calif...

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