The Santa Ana Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 this week to deny a swap meet mall a variance that would have allowed it to stay open.
The mall had operated for several years; its owner says its use was shown in plans filed when it opened. The city says first objected two years ago during a code enforcement program.
Commission member Chris Leo opposed the denial. Wayne Avrashow, attorney for owner Dale Lee, said Lee will appeal the decision to the City Council.