Long Beach, CA
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File #: 13-0791    Version: Name: DS - Payday Loan/Check Cashing
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 9/3/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/1/2013 Final action: 10/1/2013
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Sections 21.15.475, 21.52.212, Tables 32-1 and 32-1A in Chapter 21.32, Table 33-2 in Chapter 21.33, by amending the Use District Table for PD-25 (Atlantic Avenue Planned Development District), and by amending the Use District Table for PD-29 (Long Beach Blvd Planned Development District); and by adding Sections 21.15.335, 21.15.442, 21.15.562, 21.15.635, 21.15.1792, 21.15.1793, 21.15.1795, 21.15.2008, 21.15.2009, 21.15.2225, 21.15.2401, and 21.45.116, related to check cashing and other financial uses, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 091713-H-2sr&att.pdf, 2. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-David Waller.pdf, 3. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Edward Tan.pdf, 4. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Erick Verduzco-Vega.pdf, 5. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Mohammed Islam.pdf, 6. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Petition Part 1.pdf, 7. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Petition Part 2.pdf, 8. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Petition Part 3.pdf, 9. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Melinda Cotton.pdf, 10. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Building Healthy Communities-Long Beach.pdf, 11. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Liana Molina.pdf, 12. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Liana Molina-2.pdf, 13. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-Patrick Kennedy.pdf, 14. 091713-H-2 Correspondence-R Perry_C Cole.pdf, 15. 091713-H-2-Correspondence-Annie Greenfeld.pdf, 16. 100113-ORD-25att.pdf, 17. ORD-13-0018.pdf
Related files: 14-1025
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/1/20132 City Council approve recommendation and adoptPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20131 City Council declare ordinance read the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final readingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
TITLE
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Sections 21.15.475, 21.52.212, Tables 32-1 and 32-1A in Chapter 21.32, Table 33-2 in Chapter 21.33, by amending the Use District Table for PD-25 (Atlantic Avenue Planned Development District), and by amending the Use District Table for PD-29 (Long Beach Blvd Planned Development District); and by adding Sections 21.15.335, 21.15.442, 21.15.562, 21.15.635, 21.15.1792, 21.15.1793, 21.15.1795, 21.15.2008, 21.15.2009, 21.15.2225, 21.15.2401, and 21.45.116, related to check cashing and other financial uses, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On November 13, 2012, the Long Beach City Council adopted a one-year moratorium prohibiting all check cashing, payday lending, car title loan and signature loan businesses citywide. The one-year moratorium was adopted to allow staff sufficient time to study check cashing businesses, and create new regulations that incorporate car title loan and signature loan businesses.

This is the second moratorium placed on check cashing and other financial services businesses in the last five years. The first moratorium was placed in 2008, due to the proliferation of check cashing businesses citywide. That moratorium was not extended by the City Council after staff found a number of check cashers were operating without licenses. Instead, the City Council directed staff to bring all illegal check cashing business into compliance with City zoning standards. Since Council direction, the number of businesses operating check cashing businesses has declined. This latest moratorium focuses on other related financial services. Staff has prepared an amendment to the Zoning Regulations pertaining to check cashing, pay day lending and other financial services, regulated in Chapter 21.52 of the Zoning Ordinance. This effort is now complete, and staff is pleased to present the new text to the City Council for review and adoption (Ordinance).
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