NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON DECEMBER 21, 2022, A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA RELATIVE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Zoning Amendment 22-366 – Zoning Permit Streamlining
A request to consider a City-initiated amendment San Clemente Municipal Code Zoning Code to: 1) streamline or eliminate various planning permit requirements, where projects regularly aren’t of public concern, don’t have significant impacts, and the projects maintain or improve the quality of life according to the Design Guidelines and General Plan; 2) consolidate applications to simplify submittals and administrative work; 3) streamline or eliminate ineffective rules; and 4) clarify procedures so they are easier to understand and implement.
Staff recommends that the amendments not be considered a “project” as defined by the State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378(b)(2) and 15378(b)(5), because the revisions 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.). The amendments clarify the application review process and streamline several procedures. The proposed changes do not change land use designations or increase the type, density, or land use impacts of potential development. Further, the amendments are within the scope of the Certified Centennial General Plan Environmental Impact Report (SCH No. 2013041021) (the “Certified EIR”) and subsequent Addenda, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15168.
All documents are on file at the City of San Clemente Community Development Department, 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, California, and are available for public inspection and comment(s) by contacting the Community Development Department at (949) 361-6183. If you challenge these projects in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearings described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Clemente at, or prior to, the public hearings. Notice is further given that said public hearings will be conducted by the City of San Clemente Planning Commission and held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at the San Clemente City Hall Council Chambers, 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, California. All interested persons are invited to attend said hearings or to provide written communication to the Planning Commission to express their opinion for or against the requests.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Planning Division at (949) 361-6183.
Secretary to the San Clemente Planning Commission