ORDINANCE NO. 938
<br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA,
<br /> AMENDING THE RANCHO CUCAMONGA MUNICIPAL CODE
<br /> AMENDING REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS FOR THE
<br /> DEVELOPMENT OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
<br /> CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW, AND MAKING FINDINGS IN
<br /> SUPPORT THEREOF
<br /> The City Council of the City of Rancho Cucamonga does ordain as follows:
<br /> SECTION 1. The City of Rancho Cucamonga, has prepared Municipal Code
<br /> Amendment DRC2018-00606, as described in the title of this Ordinance. Hereinafter in this
<br /> Ordinance, the subject Municipal Code Amendment is referred to as "the amendment".
<br /> A. The City of Rancho Cucamonga, California (the "City") is a municipal corporation,
<br /> duly organized under the constitution and laws of the State of California.
<br /> B. Over the years, the City has adopted ordinances pertaining to second dwelling
<br /> units to address municipal options and issues presented by changes in State law.
<br /> C. In 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1069, Assembly Bill 2299, and
<br /> Assembly Bill 2406 into law. The legislation clarified that second units would be referred to from
<br /> this point forward as ADU's and effectively nullified the City's existing Second Dwelling Unit
<br /> chapter of the Development Code (17.100). Cities have the option to adopt local regulations to
<br /> implement the new legislation of default to State law for the regulation of ADU's. The legislation
<br /> did permit a certain amount of discretion if local regulations are adopted.
<br /> D. On the 8th day of August, 2018, the Planning Commission of the City of Rancho
<br /> Cucamonga conducted a noticed public hearing with respect to the amendment and, following
<br /> the conclusion thereof, issued Resolution No. 18-52, recommending that the City Council of the
<br /> City of Rancho Cucamonga adopt said amendment.
<br /> E. On the 5th day of September 2018, the City Council of the City of Rancho
<br /> Cucamonga conducted a noticed public hearing on the amendment and concluded said hearing
<br /> on that date.
<br /> F. All legal prerequisites to the adoption of this Ordinance have occurred.
<br /> SECTION 2. Based upon the substantial evidence presented to this Council during
<br /> the above-referenced public hearing, this Council hereby finds and concludes that the changes
<br /> proposed to Title 17 (Development Code) in the amendment are consistent with the General Plan
<br /> goals, policies and implementation programs. General Plan Housing Goal HE-1 promotes the
<br /> creation of new opportunities that enable a broad range of housing types, maintain a balanced
<br /> supply of ownership and rental units, and provide sufficient numbers of dwelling units to
<br /> accommodate expected new household formations. The development of accessory dwelling units
<br /> provides an opportunity for additional development of low- and moderate-income housing.
<br /> General Plan Land Use Goal LU-1.1 encourages the protection of neighborhoods from the
<br /> encroachment of incompatible activities or land uses that may have a negative impact on the
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