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Fresno, Cal., Code of Ordinances §15-2757(F) (current through Sept. 24, 2019)
Brief Summary
This policy requires single room occupancy boarding homes, housing 5 to 15 guests or residents, to provide cooking facilities in individual units or in a community kitchen. Cooking facilities in units are required to have a sink, counter with electrical outlets, a microwave, proper cook top, and a refrigerator.
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Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Make
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Fresno
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. This policy establishes standards for the provison of cooking facilities in single room occupancy hotels and boarding homes. Boarding homes are a form of multi-unit housing.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. The purpose section of the article states "health and welfare" as one of the goals of the policy. § 15-2701.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "The purpose of this article is to establish standards for specific uses and activities that are permitted or conditionally permitted in some or all districts. These provisions are supplemental standards and requirements to minimize the impacts of these uses and activities on surrounding properties and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their occupants and of the general public." § 15-2701.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 15-6802.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Unclear. The policy stipulates that a management plan including certain required content must be submitted with a permit application for all single room occupancy projects § 15-2757(M), however no other details or references are made regarding the implementation of this policy. § 15-2757(M).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. A fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both. § 1-304(a).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
This policy is located in Fresno, California Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15 Citywide Development Code, Part III Regulations Applying to Some or All Districts, Article 27 Specfic Standards for Specific Uses and Activities, Section 15-2757 Single Room Occupancy Hotels and Boarding Homes. History: Added Ord. 2015-39, § 1, eff. 1-9-16.