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Yuba County, Cal., Code of Ordinances § 11.32.250(5) (current through Sept. 28, 2019)
Brief 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.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Make
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Yuba County
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 (SRO) facilities. SRO facilities 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 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.
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 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.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes.
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 § 11.32.250(11), however no other details or references are made regarding the implementation of this policy. § 11.32.250(11).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
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 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.