Every business in town is required to have a conditional use permit in order to operate.
FACTS:
Not every business in Fountain Valley is required to have a conditional use permit. For example, a retail business does not need a conditional use permit to operate in a commercial center. A retail business that would like to operate in an industrial building would need a conditional use permit though. Another example of a business that needs a conditional use permit to operate would be a restaurant that wants to open in a former bank building. Conditional use permits are generally necessary when a business is not consistent with the city’s zoning. The conditional use permit allows Planning Division staff the opportunity to analyze the business and help find ways to minimize any impacts (noise, parking, outdoor lighting, etc.) it would have on surrounding properties.

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1. Are cities liable to maintain certain levels of public safety staffing?
2. The City of Fountain Valley requires Loco Lemon to pay $3,500 in license and permit fees?
3. Our current Fire Department paramedic deployment is not efficient and costly.
4. Questions have arisen about the need for overtime paid in the Police and Fire Departments.
5. The Mike Thompson’s Recreational Vehicle Superstore was a bad deal for the City.
6. The Police Department says electronic billboards are not a driving distraction.
7. Every business in town is required to have a conditional use permit in order to operate.
8. An article in the Orange County Register that appeared in the Dec. 18 Local section, included the headline, “Fountain Valley delays vote on LED billboard.”
9. In the same article, it is stated: “In October, then-mayor Nagel announced that he would cast a no vote due to concerns that the billboard could jeopardize the nearby Crossings development the city.
10. The proposed Clear Channel Outdoor Electronic Billboard is illegal according to the City’s Municipal Code.
11. Existing Businesses will be pushed out of the proposed Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan area if the new zoning is adopted.
12. The proposed Fountain Valley Crossings Specific Plan is being pushed on the city by a San Francisco developer and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).