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File #: 2019-931    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/1/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action:
Title: PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROVIDING DIRECTION ON THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE 19-1938 REVISING ZONING STANDARDS REGARDING DISCOUNT STORES (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. EX 1 PC SR 9-24-19, 2. EX 2 PC RESO. NO. 19-2677, 3. EX 3 PC EXCERPT MINS. 9-24-19, 4. EX. 4 ORD. 19-1938 Dollar Store Ordinance Amendment
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Special Orders of the Day


SUBJECT:
Title
PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROVIDING DIRECTION ON THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE 19-1938 REVISING ZONING STANDARDS REGARDING DISCOUNT STORES (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 16-1603, which amended the City's Zoning Ordinance to establish land use regulations applicable to discount stores.
The adoption of Ordinance No. 16-1603 added Section 9138.19 (Discount Stores) to the City's Zoning Ordinance. Section 9138.19 contains, among other provisions, a "minimum separation" requirement which provides that new discount stores shall not be located less than one-half (1/2) of a mile from an existing discount store.
Due to the proliferation of discount stores in the South Bay region and the increasing amount of data regarding the adverse health and economic impacts such stores can have, Staff re-evaluated the City's existing development standards to determine whether the City may be able to establish additional regulations or restrictions on such uses to better protect the public health and welfare of the City's residential neighborhoods and commercial centers, specifically in regards to ensuring the ability of City residents to have access to healthy food options.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:
1. OPEN the public hearing, TAKE public testimony, and CLOSE the public hearing;
2. INTRODUCE for the first reading, by title only and with further reading waived, Ordinance 19-1938 to amend Municipal Code Section 9138.19 (Discount Stores) of Division 8 (Special Requirements for Certain Uses) of Part 3 (Commercial Zones) of Chapter 1 (Zoning) to increase the minimum distance requirement between discount stores.


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III. ALTERNATIVES

TAKE such other action as the City Council deems appropriate consistent with the requirements of law.


IV. BACKGROUND

Discount store chains hav...

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