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RESIDENTIAL CODE

11-21.1 Residential Code Adopted:

Except as provided herein, the 2016 Edition of the California Residential Code, as promulgated and published by the International Code Council, and including any California amendments or adopted appendices, is hereby adopted by reference as though fully set forth herein, and shall constitute and is hereby established as “The Residential Code of the City of Lynwood” (“residential code” herein). A copy of the 2016 Edition of the California Residential Code has been deposited in the office of the city clerk and shall at all times be maintained by the city clerk for use and examination by the public. (Ord. #1638, §6; Ord. #1668, §6; Ord. #1691, §8)

11-21.2 Amendments To The Residential Code:

a.    The term “building official” in Chapter 1, Division II, Section R103 of the California Residential Code shall be the building and safety manager of the city of Lynwood.

b.    The board of appeals in Chapter 1, Division II, Section R112.1 of the California Residential Code shall be the city council of the city of Lynwood.

Chapter 1, Division II, Section R112.3 of the California Residential Code is hereby deleted.

c.    Chapter 1, Division II, Section 108.5 of the California Residential Code is hereby amended by adding the following:

All refunds of fees that are authorized by the building official are subject to final approval by the city manager.

d.    Subsection R901.1 (“Scope”) of Section R901 (“General”) of Chapter 9 (“Roof Assemblies”) of the California Residential Code is amended by adding the following language to the first sentence:

Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in the Lynwood municipal code or the California Residential code, all roof coverings must consist of a fire-retardant class A roof covering.

Findings of Climatic conditions:

The City of Lynwood is located in an area subject to climatic conditions with long periods of low humidity and hot weather, combined with unpredictable seasonal high winds (Santa Ana wind condition), resulting in increased exposure to fire risk. This creates an environment that is conducive of rapidly spreading fires. Control of rapidly spreading fires requires rapid response from Fire Departments. However, with the time that is required for the Fire Department to deal with potential obstacles from the wind, such as fallen trees, street lights and utility poles, in addition to the time required to climb stairs or obstacles, the ability to respond rapidly and in a timely manner is impaired. Therefore the need for a class A roof to reduce the possibility of fire and the spread of these fires if they start. The Lynwood City Council hereby adopts this finding of local condition for this item.

e.    The 2013 California Residential code is hereby amended by adopting the structural amendments as published by the Los Angeles Regional Uniform Regional Code Program, Part II – International Code Council – Los Angeles Basin Chapter published September 5, 2013 (Exhibit 1).

Findings: Findings of local conditions indicated under each item in the above document are hereby adopted as the Lynwood city council findings of local conditions. (Ord. #1638, §6; Ord. #1668, §6)