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File #: 21-2080    Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action:
Title: PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING TITLE 9, CHAPTER 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATIONS INTRODUCE BY TITLE ONLY ORDINANCE NO. 3212-21, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REDONDO BEACH, CALIFONIA, AMENDING FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATIONS IN TITLE 9, CHAPTER 12, SECTIONS 9-12.201, 9-12.501, AND 9-12.507, FOR INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING PROCEDURES: a. Open Public Hearing, take testimony; and b. Close Public Hearing; and c. Introduce Ordinance 3212-21 by title only
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Attachment A - FEMA Technical Review of Redondo Beach Municipal, 3. 3212-21 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance - FINAL FOR INTRO 2.16.21 rev, 4. Proof Flood Damage Prevention Ord Update 02 04 21, 5. L1 - blue folder
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: BRANDY FORBES, Community Development Director & TED SEMAAN, Public Works Director

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PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING TITLE 9, CHAPTER 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATIONS

INTRODUCE BY TITLE ONLY ORDINANCE NO. 3212-21, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF REDONDO BEACH, CALIFONIA, AMENDING FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION REGULATIONS IN TITLE 9, CHAPTER 12, SECTIONS 9-12.201, 9-12.501, AND 9-12.507, FOR INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING

PROCEDURES:
a. Open Public Hearing, take testimony; and
b. Close Public Hearing; and
c. Introduce Ordinance 3212-21 by title only
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The proposed Ordinance will amend the Redondo Beach Municipal Code (RBMC), which is necessary to keep the City in compliance with revised Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards and eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP is a crucial program to ensure marketability of real properties located in a flood zone. A property located in a flood zone is almost impossible to finance without insuring that property against flood. The City's compliance with FEMA requirements allows those properties to qualify for a special flood insurance rate from the NFIP.

BACKGROUND
Redondo Beach is currently a part of the NFIP, which allows Redondo Beach property owners to purchase subsidized flood insurance. As a condition of NFIP participation, the City needs to adopt, from time to time, revised floodplain management regulations and maps that comply with NFIP and State standards. After an extensive review and appeal period, FEMA issued a letter of final determination to the County on October 21, 2020, stating that a new Flood Insurance Study and set of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) were set to become effective on April 21, 2021. As such, the City is required to adopt the updated FIRMs and make all necessary code changes prior to the map effec...

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