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REL:adg <br />11/23/82 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS- 1669 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING SECTION 41-647 OF THE SANTA <br />ANA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW THE CITY <br />COUNCIL TO EXTEND FOR UP TO ONE YEAR <br />THE TIME LIMIT ON INITIATION OF USE <br />OF VARIANCES, CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS <br />AND MINOR EXCEPTIONS <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />SECTION 1: That section 41-647 of the Santa Ana <br />Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 41-647. <br /> <br />utilizing conditional use permits, <br />variances, minor exceptions; time <br />limits, extensions. <br /> <br /> A conditional use permit, variance or minor exception <br />approved in accordance with the procedures and <br />considerations as provided in this article, shall <br />automatically become void after two (2) years from the <br />effective date of such approval when the owner fails to <br />institute an action to erect, build, alter, move or maintain <br />the use of the property as specified in the terms and <br />conditions of the conditional use permit, variance or minor <br />exception; however, at the initial hearing the planning <br />commission or zoning administrator may provide, by <br />appropriate condition of approval, for extensions of time <br />beyond the two (2) year period. Furthermore, the city <br />council may, by resolution, extend the date on which a <br />conditional use permit, variance or minor exception becomes <br />void for a period not exceeding one year beyond the date it <br />would otherwise become void. <br /> <br /> Acceptable action shall be considered to be actual <br />construction, alteration, repairs and use of structures and <br />land. Preparation of plans, financial negotiations, estate <br />settlements, or change of property owners are not considered <br />sufficient evidence of an action. <br /> <br />SECTION 2: Any conditional use permit, variance or minor <br />exception having an effective date within three (3) years <br />prior to the effective date of this ordinance may have the <br />date on which it becomes void pursuant to section 41-647 <br />extended by resolution of the city council to a date not <br />later than three (3) years after its effective date, <br />notwithstanding that the two (2) year period set by section <br />41-647 prior to its amendment by this ordinance may have <br />expired. <br /> <br /> <br />