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Los Angeles County, CA March 5, 2013 Election
Measure RH-A
Zoning of Stables
City of Rolling Hills

Ordinance - Majority Approval Required
Official Election Results - Updated 3/6/13

Fail: 359 / 44.4% Yes votes ...... 450 / 55.6% No votes

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Information shown below: Impartial Analysis |

Shall an Ordinance be adopted amending the zoning ordinance to allow stables constructed prior to July 12, 2010 to be used for residential purposes?

Impartial Analysis from Michael Jenkins,
City Attorney
Ballot Measure A proposes to adopt an ordinance that would allow stables in existence on July 12, 2010 to be converted to non-equestrian uses allowed in the residential zones of the City.

Current law limits the use of stables to sheltering and feeding of permitted domestic animals, agricultural use, vehicle storage and household storage.

Current law also allows tack rooms of limited sizes within stable structures to be used for passive purposes that create no impact on the senses greater than traditional stables. Under current law, stables and tack rooms may not be used as sleeping quarters. Under current law, accessory structures greater than 200 square feet require approval of a conditional use permit.

The proposed ordinance would change current law with respect to stables existing as of July 12, 2010. The proposed ordinance would allow those stables, regardless of size, to be used for residential uses so long as the exterior has the appearance of a stable, the stable is capable of being converted back to animalkeeping, the structure is in compliance with the Building Code, and the use does not constitute a nuisance. Property owners would not be required to obtain a conditional use permit from the City to convert their stables to residential uses or provide a separate area on the property for a stable and corral. These exceptions would only apply to owners of stables existing before July 12, 2010.

The proposed ordinance does not change current law as it applies to stables constructed after July 12, 2010.

A full copy of the proposed ordinance is printed in [the sample ballot].

A "yes" vote is in favor of adoption of the ordinance; a "no" vote is against adoption. A majority vote is required for the measure to pass. If approved, the ordinance can only be modified by the electorate.

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City of Rolling Hills
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