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					ORDINANCE NO. ____________ AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN CARLOS ALLOWING A PARKING EXEMPTION FOR RESTAURANT USES WITHIN THE COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS ________________________________________________________________ IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of San Carlos as follows: The City Council of the City of San Carlos does hereby ordain as follows: SECTION 1: Section 18.140.020(H) of Title 18 of the San Carlos Municipal Code is hereby added as follows: 18.140.020(H) Restaurant Parking Exemptions. 1. The Planning Commission may grant a parking exemption for Restaurants, as defined in Section 18.08.650, using the use permit procedures in Chapter 18.124 of this title, provided all of the following requirements are met: a. b. The Restaurant exceeds 2,500 square feet. The Restaurant is located within the area bounded by the south side of Holly Street, the west side of El Camino Real, the south side of Brittan Avenue and the east side of Walnut Street, as shown on Exhibit A. The restaurant is open for operation during the evenings until at least 9:00 p.m., a minimum of five days per week including one weekend evening. Employees are required to park in permit parking areas of public parking plazas, when such permits are available. The Planning Commission may impose such reasonable conditions or restrictions as they deem necessary to secure the purpose of the title and intent of the ordinance to encourage a variety of established restaurants with efficient and attractive facades and front and rear parking within the downtown area.

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SECTION 2: This ordinance shall automatically expire in four years, with City Council review of the Ordinance two years from its effective date.

This Ordinance shall be of no further force and effect after its expiration or earlier rescission by the City Council. SECTION 3: That the City Council hereby finds as follows: 1. The ordinance amendment is consistent with the San Carlos General Plan. Basis for finding: The objective of the General Plan is to encourage restaurant establishments in the retail core. The parking exemption to the Zoning Title encourages restaurants to locate in the downtown area, thus increasing the opportunity for more restaurants uses. 2. The ordinance amendment is consistent with the purpose of the Zoning Title to promote the growth of the City of San Carlos in an orderly manner and to promote and protect the public health, safety, peace, comfort and general welfare. Basis for finding: The proposed parking exemption ordinance promotes the health and balance of uses in the Downtown area by encouraging restaurants to locate in the downtown with relaxed parking standards. SECTION 4: That the City Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph and section by section of this Ordinance are severable and , if for any reason any sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be held invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts. SECTION 5: This ordinance shall be published and posted according to law and shall take effect and be in force from and after thirty (30) days after its passage and adoption. Introduced this ____ day of _____, 2004 Passed And adopted as an Ordinance of the City of San Carlos at a regular meeting thereof held on the ____ day of____, 2004, by the following vote: AYES, COUNCILMEMBERS:______________________________ AYES, COUNCIL MEMBERS:______________________________ ABSENT, COUNICL MEMBERS: ___________________________

_______________________________ MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SAN CARLOS

ATTEST:

________________________________ CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF SAN CARLOS


				
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