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ORDINANCE NO. 2007-14 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 20 <br />OF THE NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD <br />REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCREENING OF MECHANICAL <br />EQUIPMENT IN ALL ZONING DISTRICTS [CODE AMENDMENT <br />NO. 2006-0071 <br />WHEREAS, on March 8, 2007, the Planning Commission initiated <br />amendments to Title 20 of the City of Newport Beach Municipal Code to add <br />property development regulations requiring the screening of mechanical <br />equipment in all zoning districts; and <br />WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on August 9, 2007, in the City Hall <br />Council Chambers, 3300 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach, California. A notice <br />of time, place, and purpose of the meeting was given in accordance with the <br />Municipal Code. Evidence, both written and oral, was presented to, and considered <br />by, the Planning Commission at this meeting; and <br />WHEREAS, current property development regulations for properties <br />located in the base residential, commercial and industrial districts do not include <br />provisions for the screening of roof - mounted and ground - mounted mechanical <br />equipment; and <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 20.60 (Site Regulations) of the Newport Beach <br />Municipal Code contains land use and development regulations applicable to <br />sites in all or several districts, but excludes regulations requiring the screening of <br />roof - mounted and ground- mounted mechanical equipment and the proper <br />location of mechanical equipment away from residential uses in the City; and <br />WHEREAS, the adoption of such regulations is necessary in order <br />encourage and preserve well- designed and planned residential, mixed -use, <br />commercial and industrial developments in all zoning districts in the City <br />