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ORDINANCE NS-1204 <br />PAGE TWO <br /> <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1. That the Department of Building Safety of the <br />City of Santa Ana shall not issue any permits for the construction <br />of any sign or billboard designed to advertise a product, event, <br />person, or subject not related to the lot upon which such sign <br />is located for a period to terminate upon the effective date of <br />the amending ordinance requiring that such construction be allowed <br />only with the approval of a conditional use permit or for a <br />period of ninety (90) days from the initial effective date of <br />this ordinance, whichever occurs first. <br /> <br /> SECTION 2. The enactment of this ordinance is hereby found <br />by the City Council to be justified by the public necessity, <br />convenience and general welfare. <br /> <br /> SECTION 3. This ordinance shall take effect as an urgency <br />measure immediately upon its adoption. The City Council declares <br />that it is necessary to the public peace, health, safety and <br />welfare that this ordinance be adopted as an emergency measure. <br />The facts constituting the emergency are: that there is presently <br />pending for action by the Planning Commission of the City of <br />Santa Ana and by the City Council of the City of Santa Ana <br />a proposed ordinance, which if enacted as proposed, would further <br />restrict the future construction of off-premise signs and bill- <br />boards in all use districts where such signs and billboards are <br />presently permitted by imposing the requirement that all such <br />construction be pursuant to the issuance of conditional use <br />permits, and that if the proposed ordinance is enacted, the <br />issuance of a building permit for the construction of an off- <br />premise advertising sign, in the absence of a conditional use <br />permit therefor, will be illegal, and that the City Council <br />desires that the status quo be preserved pending the determination <br />by the Planning Commission and by the City Council of whether <br />the imposition of a conditional use permit requirement upon <br />the construction of such off-premise advertising signs and bill- <br />boards would be in the interest of the public necessity, con- <br />venience, and general welfare, and that the City Council antici- <br />pates that upon the fact becoming public knowledge that the <br />Planning Commission and the City Council are considering the <br />proposed ordinance, and in the absence of any restriction upon <br />the issuance of building permits for the construction of off- <br />premise advertising signs, there is likely to occur a massive <br />and hurried effort on the part of persons desiring to construct <br />such signs prior to the possible enactment of said ordinance, <br />such as would not occur if said ordinance were not pending, <br />and that there has in fact occurred a hurried effort on the part <br />of certain advertising sign concerns to make application for the <br />construction of off-premise advertising signs as a result of <br />the commencement of proceedings by the Planning Commission of the <br />City of Santa Ana to enact an ordinance requiring a conditional <br />use permit for such signs, such as would not have occurred if <br />the said ordinance were not pending. <br /> <br /> <br />