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File #: 22-119    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 1/19/2022 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Action on a Resolution Acknowledging Receipt by City Council of a State-Mandated Compliance Report on Required Annual Fire Inspections of Certain Occupancies
Attachments: 1. SB 1205 Resolution, 2. SB 1205 (HSC 13146.4), 3. Appendix A - Occupancy Type Definitions, 4. Resolution No. 22-9059
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

Report
COUNCIL PILLAR
Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure

BACKGROUND
Senate Bill (SB) 1205, which became effective in September 2018, enhanced an existing law that required every city fire department, 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 an annual report 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. For calendar year 2021, there were 1,442 occupancies required to be inspected under the current state regulations within the City of Santa Clara.

DISCUSSION
Senate Bill 1205 requires an inspection status report to 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 100.0% completion of the 44 public and private schools, and 99.5% of the 1,398 residential occupancy inspections required in calendar year 2021 (see table below). For calendar year 2021, the 0.5% (7 occupancies) not inspected, were subsequently inspected as of the date of this report.

2021 Inspection Status Report Data
Occupancy Type
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