Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-0245    Version: Name: CA - ORD Mortuaries
Type: Emergency Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/11/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/2/2013 Final action: 4/2/2013
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance relating to the temporary limitation (moratorium) on mortuaries, funeral homes, and crematoriums; declaring the urgency thereof; and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (Ordinance No. ORD-13-0002) (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Attorney
Indexes: Moratorium
Attachments: 1. 031913-H-1sr&att.pdf, 2. 031913-H-1 Handout-Health Info.pdf, 3. 031913-H-1 Handout-JPolk.pdf, 4. 031913-H-1 Handout-JRaggett.pdf, 5. 031913-H-1 Handout-JRaggett-Flyer.pdf, 6. 040213-ORD-26att.pdf, 7. 040213-ORD-26 Petition MMcNulty.pdf, 8. ORD-13-0002 (FINAL).pdf
Related files: 13-0165, 13-0894, 13-0893
TITLE
Recommendation to declare ordinance relating to the temporary limitation (moratorium) on mortuaries, funeral homes, and crematoriums; declaring the urgency thereof; and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read.  (Ordinance No. ORD-13-0002)  (Citywide)
 
DISCUSSION
On February 19, 2013, the City Council adopted a minute order pursuant to an agenda request which initiated a moratorium against mortuaries, funeral homes, and crematoriums. The moratorium was initiated pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21.50 of the Municipal Code, "Interim Prohibition of Uses."
 
The Ordinance which has been prepared for Council's consideration establishes a one year moratorium period. During this time, the Development Services Department and the Planning Commission will undertake a study on the propriety of amending the City's or zoning and/or business regulations related to the above described uses. The one year moratorium will apply to any development or business license application received by the City after February 19, 2013. As of February 19, 2013, there were no development applications or new business license applications on file related to the above described uses. Therefore, for the purpose of this moratorium, there is no mortuary, funeral home or crematorium that would be exempt from the provisions of the proposed moratorium.
 
SUGGESTED ACTION
Approve recommendation.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
ROBERT E. SHANNON
CITY ATTORNEY
 
BY: MICHAEL J. MAIS
 
BODY
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH IMPOSING A MORATORIUM RELATING TO MORTUARIES, FUNERAL HOMES, AND CREMATORIUMS; DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF AND DECLARING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.