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ORDINANCE 2001- 6 <br />AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCILOF THE <br />CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH ADDING SECTION 5.11.050TO THE <br />CITY'S MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO TEMPORARY <br />EMERGENCY ELECTRICAL GENERATORS FOR EXSITING <br />BUSINESSES DURING THE CURRENT CALIFORNIA ENERGY <br />CRISIS <br />WHEREAS, the State of California was declared to be in a State of Emergency on January <br />17, 2001 due to the threat of disruption of electrical power; and <br />WHEREAS, utility users have been subjected to occasional electrical failure; and <br />WHEREAS, the expected continuance of the energy crisis and the potential for numerous <br />electrical "rolling blackouts" may negatively impact existing businesses and City revenues; and <br />WHEREAS, in an effort to ensure a continual power supply and uninterrupted business <br />operations, the City of Newport Beach anticipates that many business owners will request temporary <br />emergency electrical generators; and <br />WHEREAS, there are no provisions in the Municipal Code that would allow the expedient <br />processing of an emergency electrical generator in a time frame adequate to alleviate the impacts of <br />the rolling blackouts; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to establish procedures that will enable the Planning <br />Director to issue a license for a Temporary Emergency Electrical Generator; and <br />WHEREAS, on June 12, 2001, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach voted with <br />five affirmative votes to add Section 5.11.050 to Title 5 (Business Licenses and Regulations) to the <br />Newport Beach Municipal Code; and <br />WHEREAS, the public was duly noticed of the public hearing; and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, it has been determined <br />