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File #: 20-1335    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 10/7/2020 In control: Public Works
On agenda: 10/27/2020 Final action: 10/27/2020
Title: Introduction of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 3, Relating to Private Roads, to Division 2 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Proposed Ordinance, 3. Pre-Adoption Summary, 4. Post-adoption summary, 5. CEQA NOE Memo - Private Road Ordinance

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Public Works

Agenda Section: Departmental

SUBJECT:
title
Introduction of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 3, Relating to Private Roads, to Division 2 of Title IV of the Humboldt County Code
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Introduce the attached ordinance by title and waive the first reading;
2. Set the attached ordinance for adoption on Nov. 3, 2020, or at least one (1) week away from the date of the Board of Supervisors meeting at which the ordinance is first introduced;
3. Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to publish the pre-adoption summary of the attached ordinance and to post a certified copy of the full text of the ordinance in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at least five (5) days prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting at which the ordinance will be adopted [Government Code Section 25124(b)(1)];
4. Direct the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, within 15 days after adoption of the attached ordinance, to publish a post-adoption summary of the ordinance with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance, and to post in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors a certified copy of the full text of the adopted ordinance and amendments along with the names of those Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance [Government Code Section 25124(b)(1)]; and
5. Direct Department of Public Works staff to file the attached Notice of Exemption with the Humboldt County Clerk in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
General Fund (1100)

DISCUSSION:
Residents living along non-county-maintained roads (sometimes referred to as "private roads") do not enjoy the benefit of speed laws being enforced by law enforcement. California Vehicle Code has a procedure that allows the county to adopt an ordinance which could allow speed laws to be enforced on non-county-maintained roads. Su...

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