Santa Ana Off- Premises Commercial Advertising Signs Ordinance Update Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Ana
Document Title
Santa Ana Off- Premises Commercial Advertising Signs Ordinance Update Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
City-wide. Only include areas zoned and used for non-residential uses (including overlay zones, specific plans, and specific development zones).
Document Description
The City of Santa Ana is considering the implementation of the proposed Off-Premises Commercial Advertising Signs Ordinance (Billboards Ordinance) to amend the existing Santa Ana Municipal Code. The proposed project would apply to existing, entitled, and future billboards located within the City of Santa Ana, Orange County, California. The Billboards Ordinance establishes permitted locations for billboards and billboard sign standards, and amends Chapter 41 Article XII of the Santa Ana Municipal Code. The proposed Billboards Ordinance would allow digital billboards to be installed adjacent to freeways in suitable locations; allow the reconstruction or conversion of existing static freeway-oriented billboards to digital displays; and allow the reconstruction or conversion of existing on-premise freeway-oriented advertising signs to digital billboards. The project does not propose any specific new signs or digital conversion of existing billboard faces. The proposed project provides regulations where new digital billboards would be allowed. The proposed code amendments would allow freeway-adjacent digital display billboards in commercial and industrial zones, upon approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), and subject to the reasonable restrictions and criteria intended to ensure the public health and safety concerning the location, distance from residential uses, height, size, design, orientation, brightness, and display cycle of such signs. Relocation of existing billboards would also require a CUP. Conversions of existing static billboards to digital would only require ministerial review.

Contact Information

Ali Pezeshkpour
Agency Name
City of Santa Ana
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Ana
State Highways
SR-22, SR-55
John Wayne Airport

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Other (ordinance update)
Local Actions
ordinance update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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