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zi?i i 2 <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-2828 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SANTA ANA AMENDING ARTICLE VII.11 <br />OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL <br />CODE, ESTABLISHING A PREFERENCE FOR <br />LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THE PROCUREMENT OF <br />MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, LABOR, EQUIPMENT OR <br />SERVICES <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, <br />determines and declares as follows: <br />A. The City of Santa Ana encourages businesses to locate in the City and <br />desires to support businesses located in the City of Santa Ana and the <br />surrounding Orange County area; and <br />B. An examination of contracts awarded by the City indicates that local <br />businesses are under-represented in providing goods and services to <br />the City; and <br />C. Awarding contracts to local businesses promotes not only those local <br />businesses, but also simulates economic activity throughout the <br />community as the City directly invests in its local businesses; and <br />D. The investment in local businesses results in a multiplier effect arising <br />from those businesses increasing purchases of materials, supplies, <br />equipment and labor from other local sources, resulting in the re- <br />circulation of local dollars in the local economy; and <br />E. As a result of additional local opportunities, household spending <br />increases, which increases taxable transactions occurring in the local <br />community; and <br />F. Providing a bid preference for small local businesses will increase the <br />number of local businesses that participate in City contracting, which <br />will increase the circulation of city dollars, stimulate a stronger <br />economic base and decrease the unemployment rate in the City_ <br />Ordinance No. NS- 2828 <br />Page 1 of 7