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ORDINANCE NO. NS -2937 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SANTA ANA APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO <br />PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 41 OF THE SANTA ANA <br />MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO SMALL LOT <br />SUBDIVISIONS <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 Santa Ana Municipal Code (SAMC) requires updates periodically in order <br />to address current housing trends. <br />B. The intent of the small lot subdivision ordinance is to promote affordable <br />ownership housing opportunities for Santa Ana residents by providing flexible <br />development standards and maintenance instruments, and to establish a <br />reasonable and uniform regulatory framework for the subdivision of land into <br />small lots. <br />C. On November 13, 2017, the Planning Commission held a duly noticed public <br />hearing and voted to recommend that the City Council adopt Zoning <br />Ordinance Amendment No. 2017-05. <br />D. The City Council, on December 19, 2017, held a duly noticed public hearing <br />regarding this ordinance and has considered all testimony presented thereto. <br />Section 2. The proposed ordinance has been reviewed with respect to <br />applicability of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") and the State CEQA <br />Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15000 et seq.). The project <br />is exempt from CEQA as it can be seen with certainty that there is no impact on the <br />environment [Section 15061(b) (3)] and a Notice of Exemption will be filed upon <br />adoption of this ordinance. <br />Section 3. Article XX. — Small Lot Subdivisions is hereby added to Chapter 41 <br />of the Santa Ana Municipal Code to read as follows: <br />ARTICLE XX. — SMALL LOT SUBDIVISIONS <br />Sec. 41-2100. — Purpose. <br />The purpose of this article is to establish a reasonable and uniform regulatory <br />framework for the subdivision of land into small lots. Small lot subdivisions are intended <br />Ordinance No. NS -2937 <br />Page 1 of 6 <br />