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183 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS- 2 3 9 3 <br /> <br />AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF <br />SANTA ANA TEMPORARILY PROHIBITING THE <br />CONVERSION OR ESTABLISHMENT OF ANY NEW <br />RESIDENTIAL HOTEL <br /> <br /> The City Council of the City of Santa Ana finds, determines and declares as <br />follows: <br /> <br /> 1. Provisions of Chapter 41 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code ("Code") that <br />regulate all zoning and land uses, including but not limited to sections of the Code <br />regulating hotels and motels, need review, study and possible revision in order to respond <br />to recent concerns relating to impacts created by residential hotels. The current Code <br />fails to provide for protection the potential adverse impacts of such residential <br />hotels, including parking, landscaping, appropriate use districts, development standards <br />and security issues, and fail to address the needs of the City and its residents today and in <br />the future. <br /> <br /> 2. Given these concerns, the Planning Department has requested that a review be <br />undertaken of the current provisions of Chapter 41 of the Code as it relates to those <br />facilities that may be defined as residential hotels. The Planning Department has <br />expressed concerns that the aforementioned uses are not provided for in the current Code <br />and significantly contribute to crime, health and safety concerns due to unregulated, long <br />term occupancies. <br /> <br /> 3. The Police Department has also expressed concern that the current Code does <br />not regulate residential hotels. Within the last year the Police Department has shown that <br />these uses experience a significant higher numbers of calls for service, compared to those <br />facilities which would not be residential hotels as defined in this ordinance. <br /> <br /> 4. The City Council has considered all of the written and oral testimony offered <br />concerning whether to adopt this ordinance. <br /> <br /> 5. Without adoption of this ordinance, properties in the City could quickly <br />convert or establish themselves as residential hotels, despite the fact that the City Council <br />has determined that the Code is in need of updating and has directed that a study be done <br />to recommend new standards and revised Code sections to address these concerns. <br /> <br /> 6. The City Council has directed that all studies be pursued as expeditiously as is <br />practicable, and has directed staff to expeditiously pursue appropriate revisions to the <br />Code. <br /> <br /> <br />