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Qxs 07- 14 -15) <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS -2880 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 36, ARTICLE VIII OF THE SANTA <br />ANA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO PARKING <br />METERS AND ARTICLE IV RELATING TO PARKING <br />REGULATIONS <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 City Council is authorized pursuant to section 22508 of the California <br />Vehicle Code, to set parking rates and parking zones; and <br />B. The City Council has determined that a parking meter system is justified to <br />defray the cost of installation, operation, and control, as well as the costs of <br />the other parking management related activities; and <br />C. Revenues from parking meters will be used not only in defraying the <br />expenses of installation, operation, and control of parking spaces and parking <br />meters, but also those incurred in the control of traffic and enforcement of <br />traffic regulations; and <br />D. Revenues from parking meters may also be used to fund alternative <br />transportation programs, projects and enhancements that reduce the demand <br />for, increase supply of parking resources in the parking district in which <br />receipts are generated; and <br />E. The density of the City and the number of people working or visiting the City <br />on a daily basis significantly impacts traffic circulation and parking availability <br />on the City's existing street network and off - street parking facilities; and <br />F. Planned new development and expansion in Downtown Santa Ana is likely to <br />increase traffic and parking demand; and <br />G. Existing Code provisions regarding parking zones do not accurately reflect <br />current parking conditions in the City, and amendments to such provisions <br />would improve and facilitate effective management and enforcement of <br />parking regulations; and <br />H. The City has conducted stakeholder meetings and rate surreys as part of the <br />Parking Modernization and Downtown Enhancements Plan; and <br />Ordinance No. NS -2880 <br />Page 1 of 9 <br />