File a Notice of Nonrenewal with Santa Clara Co. for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Lands Currently Covered by Williamson Action Contracts as Designa

Summary

SCH Number
2007098340
Public Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
File a Notice of Nonrenewal with Santa Clara Co. for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Lands Currently Covered by Williamson Action Contracts as Designa
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/26/2007

Document Description
The activity in question for CEQA compliance purposes is the nonrenewal of Williamson Act contracts for 49 APNs on ~5,232 acres of MROSD property. With nonrenewal, the contracts will still be effective until the end of 2016. Of the 5,232 acres proposed for nonrenewal, only 3 acres at Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve are actively used for commercial agricultural, but are not currently used for commercial agricultural production.

Contact Information
Craig Britton
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Lead/Public Agency
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022

Phone : (650) 691-1200

Location

Counties
Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
According to the CEQA Guidelines, a government activity is only subject to CEQA if it involves the exercise of an agency's discretionary powers, has the potential to result in a direct or reasonably indirect physical change in the environment, and falls within the definition of "project." Even though nonrenewal is the standard, preferred administrative procedure to end a Williamson Act contract, as the landowner, the MROSD Board does have discretion regarding the policy decision whether to file for nonrenewal.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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