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TLJ 5/29/12 <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-2833 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SANTA ANA AMENDING CHAPTER 5 OF <br />THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO <br />THE KEEPING OF FOWL <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. Chapter 5 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code prohibits any person <br />from keeping or maintaining fowl or rabbits within at least one- <br />hundred (100) feet from any family residence or building designated <br />for human occupancy, the owner's excepted. <br />B. On April 24t", 2012, the Santa Ana Public Safety Committee <br />recommended that the City Council revise its ordinance to reduce <br />the proximity restriction for the keeping of fowl from one-hundred <br />(100) feet to thirty (30) feet, by a vote of 3:0. <br />C. Based on City staff's consideration and analysis of the following <br />factors, which the City Council of the City of Santa Ana hereby <br />adopts, the City Council has determined that reducing the distance <br />restriction for the keeping of fowls and rabbits from one-hundred <br />(100) feet to thirty (30) feet is reasonable: <br />1. While the risk of disease is a concern there is no data <br />that determines the risk of disease or likelihood of <br />humans contracting disease as it correlates to a specific <br />distance in which fowl is maintained in proximity to <br />humans. <br />2. Staff does not anticipate that noise or odor complaints <br />will increase as a result of reducing the distance <br />requirement. <br />3. The distance reduction will be consistent with the majority <br />of Orange County cities' ordinances and the County of <br />Orange's regulation relating to the keeping of fowl. <br />Ordinance No. NS-2833 <br />Page 1 of 4