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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:

Zoning Amendment 20-035 – Zoning Ordinance Amendments

A request to consider a City-initiated amendment (ZA20-035) to the City of San Clemente Municipal Code Title 17, zoning to update erroneous text, ambiguous definitions and standards; and modifications for consistency with the General Plan and State and Federal law.  The proposed amendments would update provisions for accessory structures, definitions, historic resources, nonconforming structures, accessory dwelling units, family home daycares, body art establishments, water conservation, and cottage food industries.

Staff recommends that the zoning amendments not be considered a “project” as defined by the State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(2) and 15378(b)(5), because the revisions for accessory structures, definitions, historic resources, and nonconforming provisions relate to the ongoing administrative activities and organizational or administrative activities of governments that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment, and therefore do not constitute a “project” as defined by the State CEQA Guidelines (Cal. Code Regs., title 14, § 15000 et seq.).  Staff also recommends that pursuant to Public Resources Code 21080.17, no further environmental review is required because the amendments for accessory dwelling units implement Government Code Section 65852.2 (ADU laws); pursuant to Health and Safety Code 1597.45(d), family daycare homes are not subject to CEQA; and, pursuant to Section 15301 Class 1, no further environmental review is required because the proposed ordinance establishes cottage food operations as a type of home occupation to be conducted within an existing dwelling unit, which would involve negligible or no expansion of the existing residential use.

Application materials for this project are on file at the Planning Division, at 910 Calle Negocio, and are available for public inspection and comment by contacting the Planning Division, at 910 Calle Negocio, and are available for public inspection and comment by contacting Project Planner Jennifer Savage at (949) 361-6186 or SavageJ@san-clemente.org.  If you challenge this item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Clemente at, or prior to, the public hearing. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said public hearing will be held at the meeting of the City Council on December 15, 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, to participate citizens may:

  1. Listen to the meeting via live stream from the City’s YouTube channel at www.san-clemente.org/live  or live on Cox Communications Local Access Channel 854; and
  • Submit any comments on agenda items to the City Council electronically. Material may be submitted by completing the Public Comment Submittal form available from the City’s website at www.san-clemente.org/ccpubliccomment. Transmittal by 4:00 p.m. on Council meeting days is recommended. 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.

JOANNE BAADE

City Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Council

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