As the Zoning Ordinance update process has just begun, there are no new documents developed at this time. As the project progresses, all public review documents will be posted here to facilitate public review and comment.
An Initial Study (IS) is an analysis that is prepared to determine the relative environmental impacts associated with a proposed project. Initial Studies are designed as a measuring mechanism to determine if a project will have a significant adverse effect on the environment, thereby triggering the need to prepare a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR). It also functions as an evidentiary document containing information that supports conclusions that the project will not have a significant environmental impact or that the impacts can be mitigated to a “Less Than Significant” or “No Impact” level. If there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, the agency shall prepare a Negative Declaration (ND).
For this update project, the County has determined there are no significant environmental impacts that result from updating the County's zoning regulations.
The following are existing planning documents that may be of interest as part of this update.