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Posted on: March 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing Notice: Development Code Amendment



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Murrieta on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. or a time soon thereafter, at City Hall, 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562, to consider the following matter:


DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENT (DCA-2021-2320):  The City of Murrieta will conduct a second reading of the amendment to Title 10.44.020 “Parking Prohibitions for Certain Vehicles”, which concerns the parking of vehicles on unimproved surfaces in residential areas with an exception of properties located within the Rural Residential (RR), Estate Residential (ER-1) and (ER-2) zones. Additionally amendments were provided for Title 16.08 for Single Family 2 (SF-2) and multi-family standards; Title 16.16 for master planned overlay and planned residential development general standards updates; Title 16.20 for Density Bonus information needed to be consistent with State law; 16.34 for parking requirements at density bonus sites in order to be consistent with State law; Title 16.44 for updates to residential accessory uses and structures for accessory dwelling units as well as moving container and storage container standards; Title 16.70 for updates to temporary use permits and types of permits with processing; Title 16.110 to update related definitions. On September 22, 2021, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing and adopted PC Resolution No. 2021-09 (Limited to Title 16 Solely), recommending the City Council approve the proposed Development Code Amendment, with a modification to the option under Exhibit B-1 for 16.44.150.K.1.a. “Cargo Containers As An Accessory Structure”, in order to provide for one (1) additional cargo container for each additional five (5) acres with respect to a subject parcel. On February 15, 2022, the City Council conducted the first reading of the Ordinance with the approval the updates to Title 10.44.020, and updates to Title 16, with the section of the option under Exhibit B-3. With the selection of the option under Exhibit B-3, modifications were made for 16.44.150.K.1.k. “Cargo Containers As An Accessory Structure”, with implementation of an 18 month period to obtain conformance for existing structures from the effective of the Ordinance, and amendments were made to “Table 3-14 - Required Setbacks - Accessory Uses And Structures” that the minimum side setback of 10 feet be provided from the side property line for a “Cargo Containers As An Accessory Structure”.


Environmental Determination:  Categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section §15061(b)(3) as the activity is covered by what is referred to as “the common sense” exemption and that CEQA which applies to projects which do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment and are administrative in nature. The minor amendments inclusive of this amendment would also fall within the parameters of this CEQA Section and would be within the framework of the City’s General Plan and Zoning parameters. Furthermore, the updates concerning Accessory Dwelling Units are also statutory exempt, pursuant to Public Resources Code Section §21080.17 (adoption of an ordinance by a city to implement the provisions of Sections §65852.1 or §65852.2 of the Government Code), of the CEQA Guidelines.


Any member of the public is invited to and may either submit written comments to the City Council before the hearing or may appear and be heard before the City Council at the time of the hearing.  Written comments may be submitted to the City Clerk at 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562 or by email at [email protected]. Should you challenge the City’s action on this project in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to the public hearing.  The environmental finding along with the proposed project application may be reviewed at the Planning Division counter Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and every other Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The environmental finding, along with the proposed Ordinance application and prior Planning Commission recommendation and attachments, may be reviewed on-line while City Hall is closed to the public. This can viewed at


It is the intention of the City to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects.  Upon request, this Agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities. If you require modification, accommodation or special assistance to attend or participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk Department at (951) 461-6031 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date.  The 48-hour notification period will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.



Cristal McDonald, CMC, City Clerk

Dated:             March 18, 2022       

Published:      The Press Enterprise

                        March 23, 2022

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