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Policy 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.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Fresno
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Make;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
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.

Health-related goal?
Yes

The purpose section of the article states "health and welfare" as one of the goals of the policy. § 15-2701.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
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.

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 15-6802

Addresses implementation?
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).

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

A fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both. § 1-304(a).

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra 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.