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File #: 2021-048    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-2102, AMENDING CHAPTER 6 (FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT) OF ARTICLE VII (BUILDING REGULATIONS- SEWAGE AND WASTE) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY MANDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 21-2102
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDER INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 21-2102, AMENDING CHAPTER 6 (FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT) OF ARTICLE VII (BUILDING REGULATIONS- SEWAGE AND WASTE) OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY MANDATE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as a condition of continued eligibility for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), requires the City of Carson to add additional language to its existing floodplain management ordinance and otherwise be in compliance with 44 CFR ? 60.3(b), as a result of recent modifications made to the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Los Angeles County, which both show the location of special flood hazard areas. The modified FIRM and FIS will become effective April 21, 2021, necessitating City adoption of the amended ordinance prior to that time. Adoption of Ordinance No. 21-2102 will satisfy this requirement (Exhibit No. 1).
Some of the changes are minor, adding language that keeps the code in effect if the underlying federal statues change or providing additional notice to property owners about flood zone requirements. These changes are found in Section 8600.15 General Provisions 2. There are also several new sections added under Section 8600.20, Administration, including Subsections C. Alteration or Relocation of a Watercourse; D. Changes in Corporate Boundaries; E. Base Flood Elevation Data; F. Federal Insurance Administrator and Notice of Final Flood Elevations - No Regulatory Floodway Identified; G. Federal Insurance Administrator and Notice of Final Flood Elevation - No Regulatory Floodway Designation; and, Section 8600.30 Regulatory Floodway.


II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:
1. INTRODUCE and READ by title only, and waive further reading, Ordinance No. 21-2102, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF T...

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