The Zoning Code requires periodic updates to ensure consistency between City policies and State law, to improve clarity, and to better serve the public. As such, staff has identified a number of provisions in the Zoning Code that need to be amended due to recent shifts in policy and trend, new laws and regulations, or changes to other sections of the Code. The proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment (ZOTA) No. 2023-01 is an “omnibus” ordinance, which includes updates to 26 chapters of the Zoning Code. The main goals for this omnibus amendment are to provide internal consistency within the Code, modernize the Code to be reflective of good planning practices and recent City Council policy actions, and achieve consistency with recent State laws.
On July 18, 2023, the City Council introduced Ordinance No. 1241 for the proposed ZOTA. The comprehensive staff report package from the July 18, 2023 City Council meeting can be accessed from the following link: http://weblink.cityofbrea.net/WebLink/0/doc/153369/Page1.aspx