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ORDINANCE NO. NS-1287 <br /> <br /> ~TE: <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />ADDING SECTIONS 12-100 THROUGH 12-105 <br />TO THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE DECLAR- <br />ING THE COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF <br />PATENTLY OFFENSIVE SEXUAL CONDUCT IN <br />LEWD FILMS AND THEATRES EXHIBITING THE <br />SAME TO BE A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER- <br />ING THEIR ABATE~IENT <br /> <br /> KLG: rs <br /> 12-31-75 <br /> <br />REPEALED BY: ORDIB <br /> Ns 5- <br /> I-7- 1 <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES <br />ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That the Santa Ana Municipal Code <br />is hereby amended by adding a section, to be numbered <br />12-100, which said section reads as follows: <br /> <br />Sec.12-100. Purpose and Effect. <br /> <br /> The City Council finds that the crass commercial <br />exploitation of explicit sexual conduct through the public <br />exhibition of lewd films constitutes a debasement and <br />distortion of a sensitive key relationship of human existence, <br />central to family life, community welfare and the develop- <br />ment of human personality; is indecent and offensive to <br />the senses and interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of <br />life and property, in that such interferes with the inter- <br />est of the public in the quality of life and total community <br />environment, the tone of commerce in the City, property <br />values, and the public safety; and that the continued opera- <br />tion of such activities is detrimental to the best health, <br />safety, convenience, good morals and general welfare of the <br />City of Santa Ana, and of the residents, citizens, inhabi- <br />tants and businesses thereof. Pursuant to ~§ 38771, 38773 <br />and 38773.5 of the Government Code, ~ 731 of the Code of <br />Civil Procedure, and ~ 3479, 3480, 3491 and 3494 of the <br />Civil Code, the City Council hereby declares such activi- <br />ties to be a public nuisance, and herein establishes pro- <br />cedures for the abatement thereof. This ordinance shall <br />apply to existing establishments which are presently <br />engaged in the type of activity herein declared to be a <br />public nuisance. <br /> <br /> SECTION 2: That the Santa Ana Municipal Code is <br />hereby amended by adding a section, to be numbered 12-101, <br />which said section reads as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 12-101. Definitions. <br /> <br />(A) "Lewd Film" means any motion picture film: <br /> <br /> (1) which the average person, applying contem- <br />porary community standards, would find, when considered as <br />a whole, appeals to the prurient interest; and <br /> <br /> (2) which depicts or describes patently offen- <br />sive representations or descriptions of: <br /> <br /> (a) ultimate sexual acts, normal or per- <br />verted, actual or simulated; or <br /> <br /> (b) masturbation, excretory functions, or <br />lewd exhibition of the genitals or genital area. <br /> <br /> <br />
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