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20'1 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS- 2397 <br /> <br />AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF <br />SANTA ANA EXTENDING THE PROHIBITION ON 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 Aha Municipal Code ("Code") that <br />regulate hotels and motels, including but not limited to sections of the Code regulating <br />zoning and land uses for hotels and motels, need review, study and possible revision in <br />order to respond to recent concerns relating to impacts created by residential hotels. The <br />current Code fails to provide for protection from the potential adverse impacts of such <br />residential hotels, including parking, landscaping, appropriate use districts, development <br />standards and security issues, and fail to address the needs of the City and its residents <br />today and in the future. For this reason, on June 7, 1999, the City Council adopted <br />Ordinance No. NS-2393 as an emergency ordinance ("the emergency ordinance") which <br />by its own terms expires 45 days from the date of its adoption, unless otherwise extended. <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 held a public hearing, considered all of the written and <br />oral testimony offered concerning whether to extend the emergency ordinance, including <br />extensive studies undertaken by other public entities. <br /> <br /> 5. Without extension of the emergency ordinance, properties in the City could <br />quickly convert or establish themselves as residential hotels, despite the fact that the City <br />Council has determined that the Code is in need of updating and has directed that a study <br />be done to recommend new standards and revised Code sections to address these <br /> <br />concems. <br /> <br /> <br />