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<br />045 <br /> <br />REL: 8/7/91 <br /> <br />(' <br />I <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-2143 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING SECTION 8-44 OF THE SANTA ANA <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO MODIFY THE SINGLE- <br />FAMILY RESIDENCE EXEMPTION FROM THE <br />TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT FEE <br /> <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />SECTION 1: That section 8-44 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code <br />is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 8-44. <br /> <br />Transportation system improvement fee. <br /> <br />(a) In addition to any other charges, there shall be a special <br />fee required as a condition precedent to the issuance of certain <br />building permits for construction or improvement on those <br />properties lying at least partially within any portion of the city <br />designated by resolution of the city council as a transportation <br />system improvement program area. <br /> <br />(b) The building official shall require the payment of a <br />special fee in such amount as the city council shall set by <br />resolution before a building permit will be issued when an <br />application for a building permit indicates the following: <br /> <br />(1) A construction or improvement project which will result <br />in an increase of floor area is on a parcel of land which <br />lies wholly or partially within the boundaries of a <br />transportation improvement program area; and <br /> <br />(2) The estimated cost of the proposed construction or <br />improvement, as determined by the building official, will <br />exceed twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00). For purposes <br />of this section the valuation per square foot shall not <br />exceed that listed in the latest edition of "Building <br />Standards Magazine" containing a building valuation data <br />chart. <br /> <br />(c) The following construction and improvement projects are <br />specifically excluded from the requirements of this section: <br /> <br />(1) construction of single-family residential units and <br />accessory structures; provided that no more than one such <br />unit per parcel shall be excluded. <br /> <br />(2) Tenant improvements and maintenance work which will not <br />increase the floor area of existing structures. <br /> <br />1 <br />