Council approves amendment for accessory dwelling units

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved an amendment for accessory dwelling units to comply with California law for a second reading at the next City Council meeting. Once this ordinance is formally adopted at the next City Council meeting, the ordinance will become effective after 30 days.

Back in 2016 and 2017, Governor Brown signed several bills designed to alleviate California’s housing crisis to expedite the construction of accessory dwelling units (or ADUs). As a result of these new regulations, any ordinance that addresses ADUs will become invalid if it does not comply with California law.

A handful of changes to the City’s municipal code include:

  • An ADU is allowed in single-family and multi-family residential zoned properties with only one single family residence
  • Only one ADU shall be allowed on any one permissible single lot
  • Either the ADU or the primary unit must be owner occupied
  • The ADU may not be sold separately, but may be rented with a minimum rental period of 30 days
City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Yes
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

Council approves purchase of six police vehicles

With six San Gabriel Police Department vehicles slated for replacement, the City Council approved the purchase of six new police vehicles at a cost of $138,828.41. These new vehicles include two new Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicles, and three Ford Taurus Police Interceptor sedans.

As a result of the purchase, two of the older 2015 units will be converted as spares, while three older vehicles will be sold at an auction.

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Yes
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

Council approves Public Works delegation authority with Caltrans

Caltrans currently administers funds on behalf of the federal government for capital improvement projects. To help expedite several projects, Caltrans is requesting that the City adopt a blanket resolution that delegates authority to the Mayor, City Manager, City Engineer or Director of Public Works.

The City Council approved the motion with an amendment noting that the City Council will have 14 days to review the agreements before they’re executed by City staff.

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Yes
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

In addition, the City Council – in a unanimous vote – approved the following items:

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Yes
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

 

As always, you may view the full agenda here.