NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING
WILL BE HELD BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA,
RELATIVE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Municipal Code Amendment – Regulation of Leaf Blowers
A public hearing to consider a City-initiated amendment to Title 8, Health and Safety, of the City of San Clemente Municipal Code to establish a leaf blower ordinance for residential areas west of Interstate-5, as a pilot program with a one-year sunset provision. The code amendment bans gasoline-powered leaf blowers, adds standards for use of battery-powered leaf blowers, and exempts City operations.
The City completed a review of the Code amendment according to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Staff recommends the City find the Code amendment is not subject to CEQA because the Code amendment: 1) is not a “project” within the meaning of the term in State CEQA Guidelines Section 15378, and 2) is exempt under Section 15061(b), the general rule exemption.
The agenda report and proposed code amendment are available to review the Friday evening prior to the meeting at the following link – http://www.san-clemente.org/government.
Information related to the proposed action is available at the Planning Division, at 910 Calle Negocio, and is available for public inspection by contacting Christopher Wright at (949) 361-6193.
If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised through written public comments delivered to the City of San Clemente.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said public hearing will be held at the meeting of the City Council on June 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm via teleconference. Please note that to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the public may not physically attend the meeting. However, citizens may participate via the following methods:
- www.san-clemente.org/live or live on Cox Communications Local Access Channel 854.
- Campagnolol@san-clemente.org Transmittal by 4:00 p.m. on Council meeting days is recommended. Comments must indicate by item title or number the agenda item to which they apply, or indicate that they are to be read during the general “oral communications” portion of the meeting. Emails lacking that indication will be forwarded to the City Council’s general email accounts. Depending on the number of comments submitted on a particular item and the total amount of time allocated for the Council meeting, the Council may, at the beginning of its deliberation of an item, limit equally the time allocated for each comment.
City Clerk and Ex-Officio
Clerk of the Council