RESOLUTION NO. _________ (Planning Commission Series) A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO RECOMMEND AMENDMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE AND ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on May 24, 1994 to hear public testimony prior to the adoption of Interim Ordinance No. 1745 which regulated the sale, lease or transfer of firearms and munitions; and WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on August 9, 1994 to hear public testimony prior to adoption of Interim Ordinance No. 1763 which replaced Interim Ordinance No. 1745 and further regulates the sale, lease or transfer of firearms and munitions NOW, THEREFORE, THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DOES HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Pursuant to the Santa Monica Municipal Code Section 9.04.20.16.020, the Planning Commission does hereby give notice of its intention to recommend amendment of the Comprehensive Land Use and Zoning Ordinance of the City of Santa Monica as set forth in Exhibit A, attached to this Resolution. SECTION 2. The Planning Director shall certify to the adoption of this Resolution, and thenceforth and thereafter the same shall be in full force and effect. APPROVED AS TO FORM: ___________________ Marsha Jones Moutrie City Attorney Adopted and approved this _______ day of October, 1995. ____________________________ Chair I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution of Intention No. _____ was duly and regularly introduced and approved at a meeting of the Planning Commission on the _____ day of October, 1995 by the following vote: Ayes: Noes: Abstain: Absent: ATTEST: ____________________ Planning Director EXHIBIT A AMENDMENTS TO COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE AND ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA Section 9.04.02.030 Definitions. add: Firearms dealership: any business which sells, transfers, leases or offers or advertises for sale, transfer or lease any firearm or munitions. add: Section 9.04.14.130 Firearms dealerships. The purpose of this Section is to ensure that firearms dealership operations do not adversely impact adjacent areas. The Planning Commission, or City Council on appeal, may approve the use of a property for a business or use which sells, transfers, leases, offers or advertises for sale, transfer or lease any firearm or munitions in any location where such business is permitted if the following findings can be made in an affirmative manner: a. The proposed use will not adversely affect the welfare of nearby neighborhood residents in a significant manner. b. The proposed use will not contribute to an undue concentration of similar uses. c. The proposed use will not detrimentally affect nearby neighborhoods, considering the distance of the use and visibility from residential buildings, churches, schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks, day care facilities and other existing similar uses. d. The proposed use is compatible with existing and potential uses within the general area. e. The public health, safety and general welfare are protected. f. No harm to adjacent properties will result. Section 9.04.08.34.040 Conditionally Permitted Uses. add: Firearms dealerships. Section 9.04.20.04.040 Prohibited Home Occupation Uses. add: Firearms dealerships.