2nd Reading - 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.