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ORDINANCE NO. 2007-3 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH ESTABLISHING DESIGN <br />CRITERIA FOR SINGLE AND TWO -UNIT RESIDENTIAL <br />DEVELOPMENT <br />WHEREAS, the Newport Beach City Council adopted Resolution No. 2006 -76 on <br />July 25, 2006, approving a comprehensive update to the Newport Beach General Plan; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, pursuant to Charter Section 423 and the Measure S Guidelines, the <br />comprehensive General Plan Update was placed on the ballot and approved by the <br />electorate at the General Election of November 7, 2007; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 10 of Resolution No. 2006 -76 directs the Planning <br />Department to begin the preparation of revised zoning and other ordinances necessary <br />to implement the new General Plan, accepting that applications will .be made before the <br />implementing ordinances are in place; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 11 of Resolution No. 2006 -76 declares the General Plan the . <br />officially adopted policy for the growth, land use, development and protection of <br />Newport Beach such that if if is in conflict with any other City ordinance or action the <br />General Plan shall take precedence; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to provide a method and procedures for the <br />earliest possible implementation of the General Plan during the interim period while the <br />Zoning Code and other ordinances and regulations are being updated for consistency <br />with the: General Plan; and <br />WHEREAS, the City'Council on January 13, 2007, held a noticed public hearing <br />meeting regarding this Ordinance; and <br />WHEREAS, it has been determined that the proposed action is exempt from the <br />requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) since the act applies <br />only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the <br />environment (Section 15061(3) of the CEQA Guidelines). <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF. THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH DOES HEREBY ORDAIN'. <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1: This Ordinance applies to single and two -unit residential projects <br />submitted for plan check on or after April 1, 2007. <br />1 <br />