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Beekeeping, Parking, and Zoning Ordinance Updates
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2019 Accessory Dwelling Unit Update

2019 ADU Documents

2018 Accessory Dwelling Unit Updates
Proposals Approved
Proposals Placed on Hold
Proposals Denied
Next Steps
Green House Gas Reduction through Building Electrification
Reach Code Adoption Process
Tenant Relocation Assistance associated with Large Rent Increase (formerly called Exorbitant Rent Increase Ordinance) Updates

Tenant Relocation Documents

Planning Department Community Outreach Policy

Outreach Documents

Cannabis Ordinance Updates