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File #: 20-0721   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a Resolution Acknowledging Receipt of a Report From the Department of Public Safety Regarding Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspections Pursuant to Sections 13146.2 Through 13146.4 of the California Health and Safety Code
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Full text of Senate Bill No. 1205.pdf
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution Acknowledging Receipt of a Report From the Department of Public Safety Regarding Annual Fire and Life Safety Inspections Pursuant to Sections 13146.2 Through 13146.4 of the California Health and Safety Code

Report

BACKGROUND
California Senate Bill 1205 (SB 1205) provides that fire departments must report to their city council yearly demonstrating compliance with the mandatory annual inspections of all public and private schools, hotels, motels, lodging houses and apartment houses. The law also provides that city councils must acknowledge receipt of the information by resolution or another similar formal document.

EXISTING POLICY
? Council Policy Goal 4.2C: Reduce the demand for fire suppression and hazardous materials response, reduce the severity of the incents and provide protection for the lives, welfare, and environment of people within the community.
? California Health and Safety Code 13146.2 requires all fire departments providing fire protection services to inspect annually all hotels, motels, lodging houses and apartment houses.
? California Health and Safety Code 13146.3 requires all fire departments providing fire protection services to inspect every building used as a public or private school within its jurisdiction no less than once each year.
? California Health and Safety Code 13146.4 requires every fire department that performs annual public and private school, hotel, motel, lodging house and apartment house inspections to report annually to the city council on its compliance with such annual inspections. The annual report to the council shall be acknowledged in a resolution or other similar formal document.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action under consideration does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment or a reas...

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