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File #: 19-661    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/28/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 11/18/2019 Final action: 11/18/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Public Hearing for Approving a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21 and Potential Introduction of an Ordinance for Sign/Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-04 Regarding Various Additions and Modifications to the City's Requirements for Signs REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21 and introducing an Ordinance for Sign/Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-04 regarding various additions and modifications to the City's requirements for signs. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion: A. Adopting a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21; and, B. Introducing Ordinance 2508, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Chapter 20.62, "Signs" of the Merced Municipal Code and Chapter 17.36, "Signs" of the Merced Municipal Code, including Article I-Definitions, Article II-General Regulations, Article III-Regulations for North Merced, and Article IV-Regulations for Downto...
Attachments: 1. Planning Commission Resolution (Exhibit A-redlined version of Ordinance), 2. Planning Commission Minute Excerpts (October 9, 2019), 3. Planning Commission Staff Report, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Presentation

Report Prepared by: Kim Espinosa, Planning Manager, Development Services Department

Title
SUBJECT: Public Hearing for Approving a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21 and Potential Introduction of an Ordinance for Sign/Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-04 Regarding Various Additions and Modifications to the City's Requirements for Signs

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21 and introducing an Ordinance for Sign/Zoning Ordinance Amendment #19-04 regarding various additions and modifications to the City's requirements for signs.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Adopting a Categorical Exemption for Environmental Review #19-21; and,

B. Introducing Ordinance 2508, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, Amending Chapter 20.62, "Signs" of the Merced Municipal Code and Chapter 17.36, "Signs" of the Merced Municipal Code, including Article I-Definitions, Article II-General Regulations, Article III-Regulations for North Merced, and Article IV-Regulations for Downtown.

Body
ALTERNATIVES
1. Introduce the Ordinance, as recommended by the Planning Commission and staff; or,
2. Introduce the Ordinance, subject to modifications by City Council (identify specific items to be amended in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future City Council meeting (date and time to be specified in motion).

AUTHORITY
Merced Municipal Code Section 20.80, "Zoning Ordinance Amendments," spells out procedures for amending the Zoning Ordinance.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget



DISCUSSION
Summary

The City is proposing various amendments to the Sign and Zoning Ordinances regarding sign regulations to address some immediate issues prior to the commencement of a Comprehensive Sign Ordinance Update in early 2020. These amendments w...

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