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ORDINANCE NO. NS -2954 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />SANTA ANA REPEALING AND REENACTING IN ITS <br />ENTIRETY ARTICLE X OF CHAPTER 33 OF THE SANTA <br />ANA MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING <br />TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES IN THE PUBLIC <br />RIGHT-OF-WAY <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. The City Council of the City of Santa Ana hereby finds, determines, <br />and declares as follows. <br />A. In 2011, the City of Santa Ana adopted Ordinance No. NS -2816 for the purpose <br />of adding Article X to Chapter 33 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code to establish <br />standards for the design, placement, permitting, and monitoring of <br />telecommunications facilities in the public right-of-way. <br />B. Article X of Chapter 33 was enacted at a time where the most traditional form <br />of wireless installation was a "macro cell," the large communications towers <br />that are commonly seen in the urban landscape. In the years following, a <br />variety of new technologies have emerged that can use smaller facilities and <br />cover smaller areas than traditional macro cells. These are commonly referred <br />to as "small cells." <br />C. Wireless providers increasingly use small cells to supplement their microcells, <br />for example by deploying them in areas that cannot be effectively served by a <br />traditional macro cell, or by expanding and upgrading their network capacity to <br />serve the rapidly growing number of wireless device users. Typically, a small <br />cell antenna is attached to a streetlight or utility pole, or placed mid -span on <br />wires between utility poles. Wireless providers often place these small cells in <br />locations that are densely populated, such as downtown areas and around <br />heavily used traffic corridors. <br />D. Wireless providers have already deployed many of these facilities under the <br />existing ordinance, but have expressed a desire to deploy hundreds more of <br />these antennas and associated equipment throughout the City. Although <br />Article X of Chapter 33 of the City's municipal code regulates wireless <br />installations in the public right-of-way, it is in need of a comprehensive update <br />to address the increased demand for deployments and changes in state and <br />federal law that have occurred since Ordinance No. NS -2816 was adopted in <br />2011. <br />Ordinance No. NS -2954 <br />Page 1 of 20 <br />