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File #: ID17-1059    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/24/2017 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 8/2/2017 Final action: 9/9/2021
Title: Consider Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-005, initiated by City Council Resolution on December 17, 2015, and the related environmental finding. The purpose of this text amendment is to bring establishments that sell alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption into compliance with the current development code (Section 15-2706), primarily in regards to locational restrictions and operational requirements. (Citywide) 1. RECOMMEND APPROVAL (to the City Council) of the environmental finding approving a Finding of No Possibility pursuant to Section 15061 (b)(3) of the Environmental Quality Act Guidelines 2. RECOMMEND APPROVAL (to the City Council) of Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-005, amending section 15-2706 of the Fresno Municipal Code
Sponsors: Planning and Development Department
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Proposed Text Amendment TA-17-005, 2. Exhibit B - Council Resolution 2015-249 and original text amendment proposal, 3. Exhibit C - Map depicting all locations with alcohol licenses within the City of Fresno which may be subject to the text amendment changes (excludes grocery and drug store chains), 4. Exhibit D- Map depicting all off-sale licenses within Fresno, including some County properties, 5. Exhibit E - Environmental Assessment for TA-17-05
REPORT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION



August 2, 2017


FROM: MIKE SANCHEZ, AICP, Assistant Director
Development Services Division

BY: BONIQUE EMERSON, AICP, Planning Manager
Development Services Division


SUBJECT
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Consider Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-005, initiated by City Council Resolution on December 17, 2015, and the related environmental finding. The purpose of this text amendment is to bring establishments that sell alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption into compliance with the current development code (Section 15-2706), primarily in regards to locational restrictions and operational requirements. (Citywide)

1. RECOMMEND APPROVAL (to the City Council) of the environmental finding approving a Finding of No Possibility pursuant to Section 15061 (b)(3) of the Environmental Quality Act Guidelines

2. RECOMMEND APPROVAL (to the City Council) of Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-005, amending section 15-2706 of the Fresno Municipal Code

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-005 was initiated by City Council Resolution 2015-249 on December 17, 2015. The purpose of this text amendment is to bring establishments that sell alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption into compliance with the current development code (Section 15-2706), primarily in regards to locational restrictions and operational requirements. The reason this amendment is necessary is because currently, this section of the code primarily regulates new establishments, but it has little impact on existing establishments. The proposed text amendment would expire existing non-conforming off-sale establishments so that they can be subject to Section 15-2706. The text amendment also proposes additional restrictions on these establishments including requiring new licenses to be obtained from within the City, restricting indoor advertising structures, and also establishes a regular renewal process to hold businesses that violate the t...

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