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File #: 20-698    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/9/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Title: Action on a Resolution Acknowledging Receipt by City Council of a State-Mandated Compliance Report on Required Annual Fire Inspections of Certain Occupancies [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. SB 1205 Resolution, 2. SB 1205 (HSC 13146.4), 3. Appendix A - Occupancy Type Definitions, 4. Resolution No. 20-8885
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Resolution Acknowledging Receipt by City Council of a State-Mandated Compliance Report on Required Annual Fire Inspections of Certain Occupancies [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
BACKGROUND
Senate Bill (SB) 1205, which became effective in September 2018, enhanced an existing law that required every city or county fire department or district providing fire protection services to annually inspect specific residential occupancies, including hotels, motels, boarding houses, apartment houses, fraternities, sororities, congregate residences, and similar for compliance with building standards, within the jurisdiction (HSC ?13146.2). Existing law also requires annual inspection of every building used as a K-12th grade public or private school within the jurisdiction (HSC ?13146.3). SB 1205 creates a new mandatory process whereby fire departments present a report annually to their governing authority regarding compliance with safety inspection requirements. SB 1205 further requires the governing authority to acknowledge receipt of the report via resolution or other similar formal document. Within the city of Santa Clara, for calendar year 2019, there were a total of 1,352 occupancies required to be inspected under the current state regulations.

DISCUSSION
Senate Bill 1205 requires that an inspection status report be given to Council during its annual budget discussions (or at another time determined by Council), and that Council acknowledge receipt of the report in the manner described above.

The Fire Department is pleased to report that 100.00% of the 37 public and private schools, and 99.9% of the 1,315 residential occupancy inspections required were completed in calendar year 2019 (see table below). The 0.1% (1 occupancy) not inspected in 2019, was subsequently inspected, as of this report date.

2019 Inspection Status Report Data
Occupancy Type
Inspections R...

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