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ORDINANCE NO. 2003- 5 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA ESTABLISHING <br />SAFETY ENHANCEMENT ZONES, DESIGNATING A <br />PORTION OF AN AREA IN WEST NEWPORT BEACH AS A <br />SAFETY ENHANCEMENT ZONE DURING JULY FOURTH <br />AND AMENDING PROVISIONS OF CHAPTERS 1.04, 1.05, <br />5.11, 5.95 AND 10.58 OF THE NEWPORT BEACH <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCREASE FINES AND PENALTIES <br />FOR MUNICIPAL CODE VIOLATIONS, PROHIBIT THE <br />DELIVERY OF ALCOHOL TO ALCOHOL BEVERAGE <br />OUTLETS, INCREASE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE <br />OWNERS. OF SHORT TERM LODGINGS AND REQUIRE <br />IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES <br />UPON REQUEST OF A PEACE OFFICER IN AN AREA <br />DESIGNATED AS A SAFETY ENHANCEMENT ZONE AND <br />FOR THE TIME THE DESIGNATION IS EFFECTIVE. <br />SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS <br />The City Council, in adopting Ordinance No. 2003- 5makes the following findings <br />based, in part, on the reports presented and the testimony provided during the <br />meetings on April 22, 2003 and May 13, 2003. <br />A. For more than 25 years, Newport Beach has been, especially during <br />the July 4`h holiday, a destination for a growing influx of visitors from <br />all over Southern California. <br />B. West Newport is a densely populated residential area with some <br />commercial uses that is generally bounded by the Pacific Ocean on <br />the south, 32nd Street and Newport Boulevard on the east, Pacific <br />Coast Highway on the north and the Santa Ana River on the west. <br />C. That portion of West Newport that lies east of 54' Street has <br />experienced some of the largest crowds during the July 4' holiday. <br />D. The enormous crowds in West Newport during the July 4`h holiday and <br />the heavy traffic congestion that occurs during that period, when <br />combined with the unruly behavior of some visitors /residents that is <br />partly attributable to the consumption of alcohol, the relatively narrow <br />