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Q �EwPpRT <br />O <br />c — <br />'9 <br />TO: <br />FROM: <br />CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br />PREPARED BY: <br />PHONE: <br />TITLE: <br />ABSTRACT: <br />May 26, 2020 <br />Agenda Item No. 11 <br />HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />Seimone Jurjis, Community Development Director - 949-644-3232, <br />sjurjis@newportbeachca.gov <br />Makana Nova, Senior Planner, mnova@newportbeachca.gov <br />949-644-3249 <br />Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-005: Fast Track Back to Business — <br />Emergency Temporary Use Permit Program (PA2020-069) <br />For City Council's consideration is Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-005 authorizing the <br />issuance of emergency temporary use permits to allow commercial businesses or <br />religious institutions the opportunity to expand their use and utilize the parking lots, <br />sidewalks, or public property. The emergency temporary use permit application will be <br />reviewed by the City departments, ensuring the expansion of use can be done in a safe <br />manner with conditions added to minimize impacts to the surrounding properties. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Find this project exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br />pursuant to 15269 (c) (the activity is necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency), <br />15060 (c)(2) (the activity will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect <br />physical change in the environment), and 15060 (c)(3) (the activity is not a project as <br />defined in Section 15378) of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, <br />Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, because this project has no potential for resulting in <br />physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly-, and <br />b) Pursuant to City of Newport Beach Charter Section 412, waive full reading, direct the <br />City Clerk to read by title only, and adopt Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-005, An <br />Emergency Ordinance of the City of Newport Beach, California, Authorizing the <br />Community Development Director to Grant Emergency Temporary Use Permits to <br />Commercial Businesses and Religious Institutions for the Utilization of Private <br />Property, Parking Lots, Sidewalks, and Public Property. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />Fees for the temporary use permits and appeals are proposed to be waived. The <br />anticipated waiver is estimated to be $100,000 to $150,000 depending on the number of <br />businesses looking to utilize the new temporary use permit. The review process will be <br />incorporated into currently budgeted staffing levels. Contract staff will be used to augment <br />staffing levels where needed. <br />