1. Resolution for Agricultural Preserve Establishment 05AP-08 to establish Agricultural Preserve No. 08-01 consisting of 179.4+- acres;
2.Ordinance for Zone Change 05RZ-215 ro rezon a 179.4+- acre site from AE-37 (Exclusive Agricultural, thiry-seven acre minimum) and A-20 (General Agricultural , twenty acre minimum) to AE-37:AP (Exclusive Agricultural, thiry-seven acre minimum:Agricultural Preserve Combining) under Title 17 of the Tuolumne County Ordinance Code; and
3. Application for Williamson Act Contract 05-WA-188 to enter into a new land conservation contract for the 179.4+- acre site purusant to Tuolumne County Resolution 106-04, including approval of the agricultural management plan.
After reviewing the project and its setting, the Environmental Coordinator for the County of Tuolumne has determined that the project is categorically exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Section 15317 of the State CEQA Guidelines because the project consists of entering into a land conservation contract under the terms of the Williamson Act. The Zone change portion of the project is required pursuant to Tuolumne County Resolution 106-04, in order to enter into a land conservation contract and serves to implement the contract through zoning. Therefore, the zone change is also exempt from environmental review pursuant to section 15317 of the State CEQA Guiddelines.