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.
FACTS:
The city is not developing or building anything.

The "Crossings" is the nickname given to the aging industrial area at the south end of town (around Fry's, Mike Thompson and the former Staples).

The city wants to help encourage the landowners in this 155-acre industrial area to someday think about using their properties for other purposes, such as retail, restaurants, the arts, offices and housing.

But the area is not currently zoned for all that, so the city is looking at the entire industrial park and is suggesting adding zoning categories (shopping, retail, etc.), and then setting some specific guidelines in place to regulate building heights and setbacks.

That way, if a current or future landowner would like to build, say, an office building, the landowner would have both the permission and guidelines already in place to do so.

The end result: The land becomes more valuable for resale because it's now more usable, and there will be specific guidelines already in place so any future development is done in an orderly manner.

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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).