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ORDINANCE NO. NS-2982 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SANTA ANA AMENDING SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL <br />CODE SECTIONS 34-56 (POSTAGE STAMP <br />SUBDIVISIONS), 34-126 (APPROVAL OF TENTATIVE <br />PARCEL MAPS BY THE ZONING ADMINISTRATOR) AND <br />34-127 (APPROVAL OF OTHER TENTATIVE MAPS BY <br />PLANNING COMMISSION) TO STREAMLINE THE <br />REVIEW PROCESS FOR TENTATIVE MAPS <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. The Planning and Building Agency is requesting an amendment to <br />Sections 34-56, 34-126, and 34-127 of Chapter 34 (Subdivisions) of the Santa <br />Ana Municipal Code (SAMC) to streamline and expedite the review and approval <br />process for tentative maps. <br />B. On January 16, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance NS-2937, <br />creating a framework for residential small -lot subdivisions within certain <br />residential zoning districts. <br />C. Property owners wishing to subdivide non-residential properties in Santa <br />Ana are currently limited to fee -simple subdivisions wherein all lots must have <br />street frontage, or condominium subdivisions for air -rights units. <br />D. The existing review process for tentative maps requires a receive and file <br />action by the City Council. This ordinance will remove this action and assign final <br />approval responsibilities of tentative parcel maps to the Zoning Administrator and <br />all other tentative maps to the Planning Commission. <br />E. The State Subdivision Map Act, set forth in California Government Code <br />Section 66410 et seq. allows certain amount of flexibility in enacting local <br />subdivision ordinances and permits the City, by ordinance, to designate its own <br />review body and process. <br />F. The proposed amendments are consistent with the State Subdivision Map <br />Act and will preserve the public health, safety and welfare of all residents and <br />visitors of the City. <br />Ordinance No. NS-2982 <br />Page 1 of 5 <br />