Movie theater plan set for vote
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/03/2011 03:04:57 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Several ordinances are scheduled for adoption by the City Council on Tuesday afternoon, including one that furthers the effort to bring a major movie theater to downtown.

The council is expected to give final approval to an ordinance that restricts movie theaters of four or more screens to the downtown area only, an agreement that Mayor Pat Morris has said is critical and that Regal Entertainment Group has sought in order to do business here.

The ordinance gained initial approval in a 4-2 council vote last month, over concerns from 5th Ward Councilman Chas Kelley and 7th Ward Councilwoman Wendy McCammack that it gives Regal a monopoly on multiplexes in the city.

Other ordinances include:

# Establishing criteria for having electronic message signs set up in redevelopment areas, and revising the application process for the signs.

# Providing for three automobile service stations at an intersection, with the requirement that one of the stations has alternative fuel. City code now allows for two service stations per intersection.

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