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fHS:aem <br />3/3/67 <br />4 4 <br />RESOLUTION NO. 6526 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH DECLARING ITS OPPOSITION TO SECTION <br />131(g) OF THE HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION ACT OF 1965 <br />WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has hereto- <br />. I <br />fore enacted the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 for the <br />templates and requires action by the several States; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 131(g) of the Act requires payment of <br />compensation upon the removal of certain outdoor advertising signs, <br />displays and devices, such compensation to be shared by the fed- <br />eral government and the States; and <br />WHEREAS, with respect to the State of California, payment <br />of compensation for such removal is unnecessary and wasteful <br />because such removal and the consequent securing of "effective con- <br />trol", as defined in the Act, can better be accomplished under the <br />police power of this State; and <br />WHEREAS, over a period of many years the police power of <br />the States has become and now is the well established and judi- <br />cially recognized means of enforcing zoning and similar land use <br />controls, and, accordingly, the compensation provision in the Act <br />is likely to produce confusion and to undermine established <br />practices and procedures; and <br />WHEREAS, from the standpoint of achieving the removal of <br />billboards which have a blighting influence on local communities, <br />the requirement for payment of compensation will have the effect <br />of delaying such efforts; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of <br />the City of Newport Beach that this body hereby declares its <br />opposition to Section 131(g) of Public Law 89 -285, the Highway <br />Beautification Act of 1965, and urges the Congress to delete said <br />provision by appropriate amendment to the Act. <br />purpose <br />of <br />providing for <br />scenic development and road beautifica- <br />tion of <br />the <br />federal -state <br />highway systems and that such Act con- <br />templates and requires action by the several States; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 131(g) of the Act requires payment of <br />compensation upon the removal of certain outdoor advertising signs, <br />displays and devices, such compensation to be shared by the fed- <br />eral government and the States; and <br />WHEREAS, with respect to the State of California, payment <br />of compensation for such removal is unnecessary and wasteful <br />because such removal and the consequent securing of "effective con- <br />trol", as defined in the Act, can better be accomplished under the <br />police power of this State; and <br />WHEREAS, over a period of many years the police power of <br />the States has become and now is the well established and judi- <br />cially recognized means of enforcing zoning and similar land use <br />controls, and, accordingly, the compensation provision in the Act <br />is likely to produce confusion and to undermine established <br />practices and procedures; and <br />WHEREAS, from the standpoint of achieving the removal of <br />billboards which have a blighting influence on local communities, <br />the requirement for payment of compensation will have the effect <br />of delaying such efforts; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of <br />the City of Newport Beach that this body hereby declares its <br />opposition to Section 131(g) of Public Law 89 -285, the Highway <br />Beautification Act of 1965, and urges the Congress to delete said <br />provision by appropriate amendment to the Act. <br />