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File #: 21-0086   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021
Title: Introduce an Ordinance to Repeal and Re-Adopt Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 8.16 (Solid Waste Management and Recycling) and add Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 16.74 (Construction and Demolition Diversion); Introduce an Ordinance to Amend Sunnyvale Municipal Code Section 19.38.030 (Recycling and Solid Waste Facilities) and Section 19.37.060 (General Planting, Soil Management and Water Feature Design Requirements); Adopt a Resolution to Amend the Master Fee Schedule to add Fines and Penalties for Violations of Chapter 8.16 and 16.74; Find that the Action Is Exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15308 of the CEQA Guidelines
Attachments: 1. Ordinance to Repeal and Replace Municipal Code Chapter 8.16 (Solid Waste Management and Recycling) and adopt Municipal Code Chapter 16.74 (Construction and Demolition Diversion), 2. Ordinance to Amend Municipal Code Chapter 19.38.030 (Recycling and Solid Waste Facilities) and Chapter 19.37 (Landscaping, Irrigation, and Useable Open Space), 3. Resolution to Amend the Master Fee Schedule to add fines and penalties for violations of Ch. 8.16 and 16.74, 4. Report to Planning Commission (RTC No. 21-0976), Dated October 25, 2021 (Without Attachments), 5. Design Guidelines, 6. Presentation to Council 20211109
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Introduce an Ordinance to Repeal and Re-Adopt Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 8.16 (Solid Waste Management and Recycling) and add Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 16.74 (Construction and Demolition Diversion); Introduce an Ordinance to Amend Sunnyvale Municipal Code Section 19.38.030 (Recycling and Solid Waste Facilities) and Section 19.37.060 (General Planting, Soil Management and Water Feature Design Requirements); Adopt a Resolution to Amend the Master Fee Schedule to add Fines and Penalties for Violations of Chapter 8.16 and 16.74; Find that the Action Is Exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15061(b)(3) and 15308 of the CEQA Guidelines

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
State law (Senate Bill (SB) 1383) requires the City to adopt an ordinance by January 1, 2022 to mandate that organic waste generators comply with SB 1383 regulatory requirements. In addition, Staff is recommending further updates to the solid waste sections of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code (SMC) to include:

* A comprehensive update to the solid waste sections of the SMC
* Adding a Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris recycling ordinance
* Minor Updates to SMC Title 19 (Zoning)
* An amendment to the Master Fee Schedule to add fines and penalties for non-compliance with solid waste requirements

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
In 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016), establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy. SB 1383 is the State's most ambitious waste reduction law in the last 30 years and enacts the following targets to reduce organic waste in landfills:

* Achieve a 50% reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75% reduction by 2025
* Recover at least 20% of currently disposed ...

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