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File #: 21-0622    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Support for the Brand-Huang-Mendoza Tripartisan Land Use Initiative to repeal SB 9 and SB 10, and restore local control over zoning and land use decisions. Resolution No. 11363.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Resolution No. 11363
TO: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THRU: Thomas R. Hatch, Interim City Manager

FROM: Gary A. Sheatz, City Attorney


1. SUBJECT
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Support for the Brand-Huang-Mendoza Tripartisan Land Use Initiative to repeal SB 9 and SB 10, and restore local control over zoning and land use decisions. Resolution No. 11363.
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2. SUMMARY
In recent years, the State of California has enacted several laws including Senate Bills 9 and 10 that erode local control over the City's zoning and land use authority. The proposed Brand-Huang-Mendoza Tripartisan Land Use Initiative would restore local control over zoning and land-use decisions by preventing the State from usurping those powers from local governments.
3. RECOMMENDED ACTION
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Adopt Resolution No. 11363. A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Orange Expressing Support for the Brand-Huang-Mendoza Tripartisan Land Use Initiative to Amend Article XI of the Constitution of the State of California to Make Zoning and Land Use Community Affairs, and Not of State Interest.

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4. FISCAL IMPACT
None.
5. STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
Goal 3: Enhance and promote quality of life in the community
c: Support and enhance attractive, diverse living environments.
6. DISCUSSION AND BACKGROUND
Over the past few years, the State of California has enacted several laws that usurp local authority over land use decisions. This top-down approach replaces local decision making with state planning that is not responsive to local needs. The imposition of a one-size-fits-all land use policy is ill-suited to a large state of nearly 40 million people living in hundreds of diverse communities.
On March 23, 2021, the City Council adopted Resolution 11315 to oppose Senate Bills 9 and 10 because they would erode local control over the City's zoning and land use authority. Despite opposition from the League of California Cities and 244 cities throughout the state, Governor Newsom signed both bills into law on ...

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