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Recently Adopted Ordinances

City of Sonora, California

Municipal Code

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This list includes all ordinances adopted since publication of the last printed Municipal Code.

Listed ordinances have not yet been codified, so they do not yet appear in either the printed or online editions of the code. It is important to review these Ordinances to verify current City Code Requirements

At the city’s request, special ordinances which do not affect the code have not been made available here.

Ordinance NumberTitle/SubjectAdopted
875An Ordinance of the City of Sonora Title 3, Purchasing, Text Amendments Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Procedures, Amending Chapter 3.60, Sections 3.60.010 through 3.60.200 of the Sonora Municipal Code11-20-2020
874An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora, Amending Section 17.60.040, Uses permitted in specific zones, of Chapter 17, Zoning Ordinance of the Sonora Municipal Code, relating to cannabis businesses11-2-2020
873An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora to Amend Chapter 8.36, Cannabis Business Regulation, of, the Sonora Municipal Code, Relating to Cannabis Businesses11-2-2020
871An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Amending Chapter 3.20, Transient Occupancy Tax, of Title 3, Revenue and Finance, of the Sonora Municipal Code to Increase the Transient Occupancy Tax Rate From Ten (10%) to Twelve (12%) and Applying the Tax to Campgrounds and Recreational Vehicle Parks to take Effect Upon Voter Approval11-3-2020
870An Urgency Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Repealing Urgency Ordinance No. 867 Concerning the Operation of Short Term Rentals subject to State and County Guidelines6-15-2020
869An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Amending Chapter 1.16, General Municipal Election, of Title 1, General Provisions, to Designate the City Administrator as the City Elections Official in the Event of a Vacancy in the Office of the City Clerk6-15-2020
868In the matter of Adopting an Urgency Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Authorizing the Outdoor Operation of a Qualifying Business (Restaurants, Wineries, and Breweries) pursuant to a Special Temporary Land Use Authority to Implement the Outdoor Operations Permit5-14-2020
867An Urgency Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora to Prohibit Non-Essential Short-Term Lodging Rentals For The Duration of the COVID-19 State of Emergency.4-6-2020
865An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Emergency Shelter Text Amendment Amending Chapter 17.04, Definitions, and Amending Chapter 17.20, R-3 Multifamily Residential Zone, Section 17.20.020, Uses Allowed by Right, and Amending Chapter 17.60, Uses Permitted by Use Permit, Section 17.60.040, Uses Permitted in Specific Zones, of Sonora Municipal Code.4-20-2020
 864An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Amending Section 2.48.190, Dismissal – Notice, of Chapter 2.48, Administrative Officer, of Title 2, Administration and Personnel, of the Sonora Municipal Code to remove the Ninety (90) Day Written Notice Requirement for the Dismissal of the City Administrator  12-02-19
 863An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Trespass on Private Property or Business Premises Prohibited. Adding Chapter 9.60, Trespass on Private Property or Business Premises Prohibited, to the Sonora Municipal Code. 12-02-19
 862 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Loading Zones. Amending Section 10.04.060, Curb Markings – Parking and Standing-Specifications, of the Sonora Municipal Code 12-02-19
 861An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora –Sidewalk Vending / Motorized Food Vendors/Intermittent Vendors. Amending in its entirety Chapter 5.06, Portable Food Vendors, and Chapter 5.12, Intermittent Vendors, of the Sonora Municipal Code 10-21-19
 860An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Design Review Text Amendment. Amending Chapter 17.32, Design Review/Historic Zone; Chapter 17.75, Demolition of Buildings and Structures, Chapter 17.66, Administration and Chapter 17.70, Enforcement and Penalty 10-07-19
 859An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Amending Section 4.04.020, Franchise Required, of the Municipal Code and Adding Chapter 4.11, State Video Franchises, to the Municipal Code  08-19-19
  857The City Council of the City of Sonora does hereby ordain the following: An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Commercial Uses Text Amendment. Amending Chapter 17.22, CO –  Tourist and Administrative Zone, Chapter 17.24, C – Commercial Zone, Chapter 17.26, CG – General Commercial Zone, and Chapter 17.60, Uses permitted by Use Permit  07-15-19
 855Self-Storage, Indoor. Amending Chapter 17.04, Definitions, adding Section 17.04.284, Self-Storage, Indoor; and amending Section 17.28.020, Uses allowed by right, to permit Self-Storage, Indoor in the ML Zone; amending Section 17.60.040, Uses permitted in specific zones, to permit Self-Storage, Indoor in the C and CG Zones  03-04-19
 854An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora does hereby ordain as follows: Property Maintenance Code and adding Chapter 14.01 Property Maintenance Code 06-03-19
 853The City of  Council of the City of Sonora, California, does hereby ordain as follows: Title 15 – Building and Construction  05-20-19
 852An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora. Title 1 – General Provisions. Deleting Chapter 1.08,  General Penalty; adding, Chapter 1.08, General Penalties and Code Enforcement, and adding , Chapter 1.20, Administrative Citations, and adding, Chapter 1.24, Appeals, and amending, Section 1.04.010, Definitions, and deleting, Title 11, Administrative Procedures.  05-20-19
851An Ordinance of the Municipal Code Amending Section 17.60.040, Uses permitted in specific zones, to permit a microbrewery in the C, CG, CO and ML Zones through a use permit; and amending Chapter 17.04, Definitions, adding Section 17.04.178, Microbrewery.12-17-18
849An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora To Amend 17.60.040, Uses permitted in specific zones of the  Sonora Municipal Code related to Cannabis Businesses05-21-18
848An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora To Amend Chapter 8.36, Cannabis Business Regulation, of, The Sonora Municipal Code, Relating To Cannabis Businesses 01-05-18
847An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora To Amend Chapter 8.35, Personal Cannabis Cultivation Regulation, of the Sonora Municipal Code, Relating to Personal Cannabis Cultivation 01-05-18
 846 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Site Plan. Amending Section 17.52.010, Applicability, to include the purpose of the Chapter and expand projects subject to site plan review; and Section 17.52.020, Exemptions, to revise exemptions to site plan requirements; and adding Section 17.52.035, Underground Utilities, establishing the requirements for the under-grounding of utilities 12-18-17
 845 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Wireless Telecommunication Facilities. Wireless Telecommunication Facilities, to establish the regulation for wireless telecommunication facilities. 12-18-17
 844 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Nonconforming Uses – Use Permit Procedure. Deleting Section 17.58.010, Applicability; and adding Section 17.58.010 Purpose to define the purpose of the Chapter; and amending Section 17.58.030, Reconstructing, restoring and moving prohibited – Exceptions, to provide a process to restore residential use through a use permit. 12-18-17
843An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Home Occupation. Amending Section 17.59.020. and conditions, to amend the criteria and conditions required for the Home Occupation; and amending the Section  17.58.030, Application – Filing, to revise application information, fee and climate posting requirements; and amending Section 17.59.050, Appeals, to clarify the appeal process. 12-18-17
842An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora to Amend Chapter 8.35, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, of, and to add Chapter 8.36, Cannabis Business Regulation, to, the Sonora Municipal Code, relating to Cannabis.12-4-2017
841An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Unlawful Camping. 09-05-17
840An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Electric Vehicle Charging Station – Expedited Permitting. 05-25-17
836An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Zone N-Parking is prohibited between 3:00 A.M. to 5: 00 A.M. , on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, except for holidays. 02-10-16
 835The City Council of the City of Sonora, California, does hereby ordain as follows: Section 8.12.010-8.12.090
“Defensible Space”
  06-03-19
833
832An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – 2015 Title 17, Zoning Ordinance, Text Amendments11-16-15
829An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Solar Ordinance – Expedited Permitting. Adding Section 15.10.141 to the Sonora Municipal Code relating to expedited permitting procedures for small residential rooftop solar systems.07-14-15
828An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora To Be Placed in Title 8, Chapter 8.32, Section 8.32.010 of the Sonora Municipal Code Concerning: “Unlawful Open Burning”.05-04-15
827An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora To Repeal and Replace Title 08, Section 010 and 020 of the Sonora Municipal Code Concerning: “the Unlawful Public Possession and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and the Public use, Consumption, or Smoking of Marijuana”.05-18-15
826An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora. To Repeal and replace Title 9, Chapter 04, Section 045 of the Sonora Municipal Code Concerning: “Occupying Public Parks, The Dragoon Gulch, and Cemeteries During Certain Prohibited Hours”.05-18-15
825An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Building and Fire Code Adoption. Repealing and replacing Chapters 15.04, Uniform Codes Adopted, 15.08, Electrical Code, and 15.12, Fire Code, of the Sonora Municipal Code; Adding a new Chapter 15.04, Building Codes Adopted; Adding a new Chapter 15.08, General Administrative Code Provisions; adding a new Chapter 15.10, Building permits; and Adding a new Chapter 15.12, Inspections and Occupancy.03-02-15
824An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora Transient Residential Use. Adding Chapter 17.64 to the Sonora Municipal Code establishing regulation of transient residential use related to vacation rental of residential facilities; and amending Chapter 17.04, Definitions, to define terms related to transient residential use; and amending Section 17.12.020, 17.14.020, 17.16.020, 17.18.020, 17.20.020, 17.22.020 and 17.24.020 to establish transient residential use as a use allowed by right; and amending Section 17.60.040 to allow for use permits for transient residential use in specific zones.02-02-15
822An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora uses allowed by Right – B&B, Boardinghouse or Roominghouse. Amending Section 17.20.020 of the Sonora Municipal Code to allow Roominghouse or Boardinghouse as a use allowed by right in a Multifamily Residential Zone; and amending Section 17.22.020 to allow bed and breakfasts as a use allowed by right in a Tourist and Administrative Zone; and amending Section 17.24.020 to allow bed and breakfasts as a use allowed by right in a Commercial Zone; and amending Section 17.04.280 definition of Roominghouse or Boardinghouse.02-02-15

819An Ordinance Adding Chapter Section 10.08.250 of the Sonora Municipal Code Disabled Person Parking07-21-14
798An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Sonora – Parcel Map Streamlining. Amending Sonora Municipal Code Sections 16.03.080 (B-E), 16.03.100 (C) (10), 16.03.086 to: Retain a Mandatory public hearing before the Sonora Planning Commission for considering approval, denial, extension and amendment of minor subdivision maps.05-16-11

City of Sonora
Rachelle Kellogg, Community Development Director
94 N. Washington St.
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: (209) 532-3508
Fax: (209) 532-3511

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