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Policy Summary

This policy requires that cooking facilities be provided within single room occupancy units or through a community kitchen. Kitchens are required to have a sink, counter, microwave, and cook top.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Yuba County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
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 (SRO) facilities. SRO facilities are a form of multi-unit housing.

Health-related goal?
Yes

The purpose of the chapter in which this policy is found references protecting the "health …and welfare of …occupants and of the general public." § 11.32.010.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The purpose of this Chapter is to establish standards for specific uses that are permitted or conditionally permitted in several or all districts …[and are] intended to minimize the impacts of these uses on surrounding properties and protect the health, safety, and welfare of their occupants and of the general public." § 11.32.010.

Includes definitions?
Yes

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 § 11.32.250(11), however no other details or references are made regarding the implementation of this policy. § 11.32.250(11).

Enforcement provisions?
No

§ 11.73.020

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Yuba County, California Code of Ordinances, Title XI Development Code, Division II Zoning and Overlay Districts, Chapter 11.32 Standards for Specific Uses, Section 11.32.250 Single-room Occupancy. History: Ord. No. 1556.