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ORDINANCE NO. 6 5 6 0 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF AUBURN, WASHINGTON, AMENDING SECTIONS <br /> 18.04.031, 18.04.125, 18.04.249, 18.04.390, 18.04.440, <br /> 18.04.660, 18.04.835, 18.04.891, 18.07.020, AND 18.31.130 <br /> OF THE AUBURN CITY CODE RELATING TO COMMUNAL <br /> RESIDENCES <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Auburn has seen an increase in rental housing particularly in <br /> residential neighborhoods adjacent to Green River College and through citizen comment <br /> determined the City's rental housing related codes need to be amended in some fashion; and <br /> WHEREAS, the current provisions of fhe Aubum City Code (ACC) define communal <br /> residences as a dwelling without an owner occupant that is rented to a group of unrelated <br /> individuals [ACC 18.04.249], and further identify regulations related to communal residences <br /> [ACC 18.31.130], however, it appears that these provisions may not be adequate to fully <br /> address the issues related to communal residences; and <br /> WHEREAS, in order to address issues related to rental housing primarily in single family <br /> residential neighborhoods, the City Council determined that it is appropriate to fully evaluate and <br /> consider the different options and avenues through which communal residence rental housing <br /> operates; and I <br /> I <br /> WHEREAS, in conformiry with the responsibilities of the City of Auburn to provide for ' <br /> zoning and land use regulations pursuant to state law, and the Citys authority to regulate land <br /> use activity within its corporate limits, the City intends to explore and evaluate how it can most <br /> reasonably and responsibly address the issues and impacts related to communal residence <br /> rental housing; and <br /> WHEREAS, in order to give the City adequate time to fully consider all the options and <br /> OrdinBnce No. 6560 <br /> May 14, 2015 <br /> Page 1 of 12 <br />