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December 21, 1989 | JAMES TORTOLANO
The Planning Commission has dropped plans to require English on all new commercial signs in the city after civil rights groups complained that the measure discriminates against Asian businesses. This week, the commission directed the city's planning staff to prepare a sign ordinance that would make the use of English voluntary. The ordinance will be considered by the commission in February.
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November 9, 1989
A public meeting is scheduled tonight on a proposed ordinance to require English, or English translations, on new commercial signs. The Planning Commission meeting is intended as a public forum on the controversial proposal, which planners first approved Aug. 26. The City Council at its Oct.
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October 8, 1989
The Garden Grove City Council will hold a special public meeting Tuesday on the banning of so-called safe-and-sane fireworks within city limits. The council will consider recommendations from the fire department and other organizations that the possession and sale of such fireworks be illegal. Garden Grove is one of the six Orange County cities that still allow the sale of such fireworks. The other cities are Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Orange and Santa Ana.
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December 2, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
An emergency ordinance that allows visitors to stay in hotels for more than 30 consecutive days was approved by the City Council to meet the needs of extended-stay hotels hoping to locate in the city. The measure, intended to accommodate hotels catering to business travelers, changes the city's definition of a hotel or motel and allows such nontraditional services as kitchen facilities.
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November 27, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seven adult businesses will be forced to move off Garden Grove Boulevard under a plan approved Tuesday night by the City Council. The plan, which began with a zoning change four years ago that made the businesses out of compliance, requires them to move to an acceptable location within two years. The ordinance specifies that the business operators can apply for extensions but doesn't make city funds available for relocation costs.
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January 29, 1991 | JIM TORTOLANO
The City Council, in an effort to cope with problems linked to some nightclubs in the city, has set a public hearing for Feb. 4. The purpose of the hearing will be to decide whether the city should extend its moratorium on the opening of new dance halls for as much as a year. The extension is sought in part because of uncertainty over U.S. Supreme Court standards on topless/bottomless businesses. A final ruling is expected this year. The moratorium was originally enacted Feb.
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November 24, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
The city, seeking to bolster its legal standing in efforts to regulate adult businesses such as bookstores and "peep shows," will hire a consultant to study the impact of such businesses. This week, the council approved an agreement with UC Irvine researchers Richard McCleary and James Meeker to assess the effect that the businesses have on property values, crime and nuisances such as noise. The council voted 4 to 1 in favor of the proposal, with Councilman J. Tilman Williams dissenting.
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February 12, 1990
The Garden Grove Unified School District has called a meeting for Tuesday to discuss a proposal to have bingo games on high school campuses to raise money for extracurricular activities. "We're bringing together the principals and a parent organization representative from each high school to the meeting," said Jim Griffis, director of administrative services for the Garden Grove Unified School District, which has seven regular high schools and one continuation campus.
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October 24, 1995 | SARAH KLEIN
Concerned that the city's coffeehouses have become magnets for youth gangs, the police chief is lobbying for an ordinance that would ban anyone younger than 18 from the establishments during school hours and after 8 p.m. Coffeehouse owners would also have to turn up the lights and get rid of all but three table-top video games in each shop.
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July 19, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
Seeking to check the proliferation of billiard parlors and pool halls, the City Council this week passed an ordinance requiring those businesses to get conditional use permits. The ordinance allows the Planning Commission to revoke the permits if it can be determined that the businesses encourage crime. The ordinance defines adult businesses and requires that non-adult businesses (such as video rental stores) not devote any more than 15% of their floor area to adult items.
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