1. Ordinance for Zone Change 04RZ-150 to rezone a 42.5+- acre parcel from AE-37 (Exclusive Agricultural, thirty-seven acre minimum) to AE-37:AP (Exclusive Agricultural, thirty-seven acre minimum: Agricultural Preserve Combining) under Title 17 of the Tuolumne County Ordinance Code; and
2. Application for Williamson Act contract 05WA-167 to rescind and existing contract under Resolution 122-70 and enter into a new contract on the 42.5+- acre parcel pursuant to Resolution 106-04including 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 Guideliness 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 1064-04, in order to enter into a land conservation contract and serves to implement the contract through zoning. Therefore, the zone chane is also exempt from environmental review pursuant to Seciton 15317 of the State CEQA Guideliness.