Chapter 8.45

8.45.010 Purpose and Intent.

The purpose of this Chapter is to provide procedures and standards to encourage and facilitate the establishment of Emergency Shelters. Ord. 4-11 (April 2011)

8.45.020 Permitting Procedure.

An Emergency Shelter that meets the Development Standards and Regulations contained within this Chapter shall be approved ministerially with a Zoning Clearance and without discretionary review or a public hearing. Ord. 4-11 (April 2011)

8.45.030 Development Standards and Regulations.

A.    Permitted in the M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and Certain PD (Planned Development) Zoning Districts. An Emergency Shelter may only be established in the M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and similar PD (Planned Development) Zoning Districts if the project site has an Industrial Park or Business Park/Industrial General Plan land use designation.

B.    Compliance with M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District Standards. An Emergency Shelter shall comply with all development standards and regulations contained in Chapter 8.28 (Industrial Zoning Districts) and Chapter 8.36 (Development Regulations) for an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District. An Emergency Shelter located within a PD (Planned Development) Zoning District shall comply with all development standards and regulations contained within the approved Development Plan for the PD Zoning District. Where the PD Zoning District does not specify a development standard or regulation, the M-1 (Light Industrial) standards and regulations shall apply.

C.    Off-Street Parking. An Emergency Shelter shall comply with all applicable provisions of Chapter 8.76 (Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations).

D.    On-Site Management and Security. On-site management and on-site security shall be provided during the hours when the Emergency Shelter is in operation.

E.    External Lighting. The Emergency Shelter shall provide external lighting in accordance with building security requirements contained in Chapter 7.32 to maintain a safe and secure environment.

F.    Emergency Shelter Management Plan. The operator of an Emergency Shelter shall prepare and submit a management plan to the Community Development Director that includes, as applicable, the following: staff training to meet the needs of shelter residents; community outreach; adequate security measures to protect shelter residents and surrounding uses; services provided to assist residents with obtaining permanent shelter and income; and screening of residents to ensure compatibility with services provided at or through the shelter.

G.    Length of Stay. No individual or family shall reside in an Emergency Shelter for more than 30 consecutive days.

H.    Proximity to Public Transit and Services. An Emergency Shelter shall be located near public transportation, supportive services and/or commercial services to meet the daily needs of shelter residents. If necessary, an Emergency Shelter shall ensure a means of transportation for shelter residents to travel to and from related supportive services provided off-site.

I.    Noise/Nuisances. All activities associated with an Emergency Shelter shall be conducted entirely within the building. Noise shall be limited so as not to create an adverse impact on surrounding uses. No loudspeakers or amplified sound shall be placed or project outside of the shelter.

J.    City, County and State Requirements. An Emergency Shelter shall obtain and maintain in good standing all required licenses, permits, and approvals from City, County and State agencies or departments. An Emergency Shelter shall comply with all County and State health and safety requirements for food, medical and other supportive services provided on-site. Ord. 4-11 (April 2011)

8.45.040 Zoning Clearance.

A Zoning Clearance shall document compliance of the Emergency Shelter with the above requirements and shall be kept on file in the Community Development Department for the duration of the operation of the Emergency Shelter. Ord. 4-11 (April 2011)