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NO. 82 -13 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH <br />AMENDING TITLE 5 AND 20 OF THE NEWPORT BEACH <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE ELECTRONIC VIDEO <br />GAME MACHINES <br />The City Council of the City of Newport Beach finds and <br />declares as follows: <br />WHEREAS, electronic video game machines are becoming <br />more wide - spread in the City of Newport Beach, are being install- <br />ed in commercial establishments whose primary business is un- <br />related to the video games and there is an increasing number of <br />• video games being installed within a single location; and <br />WHEREAS, the installation of video games, within a <br />business, can have an adverse impact on the community because of <br />increased traffic congestion, increased noise, reduced access to <br />commercial establishments, reduced parking opportunities, <br />increased litter and other adverse impacts which impact on the <br />health, safety and general welfare of the community; and <br />WHEREAS, regulation of the installation, maintenance <br />and operation of video games within commercial establishments is <br />necessary to ensure that the adverse impacts on the health, safe- <br />ty and welfare of the community are minimized, and existing regu- <br />lations and standards are inadequate to accomplish these goals. <br />