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2016 Annual Amendment

2016 Amendment Adopted

The City Council passed Amended Ordinance No. 28376 on August 16, 2016, adopting the 2016 Annual Amendment, as recommended by the Planning Commission, with amendments.  Posted below are the Amended Ordinance and a summary of the changes made by the Council:

  • Amended Ordinance No. 28376 adopting the 2016 Amendment (August 16, 2016)
  • Summary of Changes Made by the City Council (August 16, 2016)   

    City Council Review 

    The Council conducted a public hearing on July 19, 2016 on the 2016 Annual Amendment as recommended by the Planning Commission.  Subsequently, on August 9, the Council conducted the first reading of ordinance for adoption, made some amendments to the ordinance by passing four motions, and set the ordinance as amended for the final reading on August 16. 

  • Motion No. 1 - Building Envelop Standards  
  • Motion No. 2 - Roofline Standards  
  • Motion No. 3 - Short-Term Rentals  
  • Motion No. 4 - Connectivity  
  • Ordinance No. 28376 (for the first reading on August 9, 2016) 
  • City Council Public Hearing Notice (for July 19, 2016)
  • Planning Commission Recommendations

    The Planning Commission completed its review process and made recommendations to the City Council on June 15, 2016, on the Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code for 2016.

  • Planning Commission's Recommendations on 2016 Annual Amendment (June 15, 2016)
  • Planning Commission Public Hearings

    The Planning Commission conducted two public hearings on May 4 and 18, 2016 on the Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulatory Code for 2016.  The hearing record was closed on May 25.  The Commission will review comments received at its meetings on June 1 and 15, and is scheduled to make a recommendation to the City Council on June 15.


    Posted below are the Commission's review packet for June 1 (which includes a compilation of all public comments received) and other materials relating to the public hearings:

  • Planning Commission Review Packet (June 1, 2016) including Compilation of Public Comments  
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing Special Notice (for May 4 and 18, 2016)  
  • Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice (for May 4, 2016)
  • Public Review Document prepared for the Public Hearings - Executive Summary
  • Public Review Document prepared for the Public Hearings (full)
  • Determination of Environmental Nonsignificance

    Applications for 2016 Annual Amendment

    As described in the Assessment Report approved by the Planning Commission on January 6, 2016, six applications are being considered this year:

  • Assessment of 2016 Applications (January 6, 2016) 
    1. Future Land Use Implementation - Phase 1
    2. Multifamily Design Standards
    3. Plan and Code Cleanup
    4. Wireless Facility Code
    5. Short Term Rentals and Bed-and-Breakfasts
    6. Sign Code Minor Amendments (This has been postponed.)

    Unlike in the previous annual amendment cycles, no private applications were accepted in July 2015 for the 2016 Annual Amendment.  At that time, the limited staffing resources were directed to completing the 2015 Annual Amendment process.



    The 2016 Annual Amendment cycle runs on a shorter, more compact timeline than the amendment cycles in previous years.  It began in December 2015 and is expected to be completed by July 2016.

  • 2016 Amendment Schedule (January 6, 2016)

    Staff Contact

    Stephen Atkinson
    (253) 591-5531