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Resilient City Ordinance

On April 10, 2018, the City Council adopted an ordinance adding Chapter 20-16, Resilient City Development Measures, to the Zoning Code to address housing and economic development within the City following the Tubbs and Nuns fires of October 2017. Following the Glass Fire, the City modified the ordinance to include the areas of Skyhawk and Piedmont.

On November 17, 2020, the Santa Rosa City Council passed modification of the temporary Resilient City Development Measures to address continued fire recovery with additional measures addressing COVID-19 pandemic recovery, as well as extended the measures to 2023. The modifications expand mobile food vending opportunities, increase opportunities for large family daycares and child care centers, allow the extension of Temporary Use Permits and increase the number of events allowed for certain Temporary Use Permits, consolidate and streamline review processes for certain land use entitlements, provide flexibility for nonconforming uses, and include clarifications and other technical corrections.