Home Occupation Ordinance Update

Summary

SCH Number
2008118081
Lead Agency
Ione, City of (City of Ione)
Document Title
Home Occupation Ordinance Update
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/10/2008

Document Description
The City Council adopted a Resolution and Ordinance updating the Home Occupation regulations for the City. The provisions provide greater flexibility for the establishment of home occupations and provide uniform performance standards for the uses to ensure compatibility with neighboring uses.

Contact Information
Christopher Jordan
City of Ione
P.O. Box 398
Ione, CA 95640

Phone : (209) 274-2412

Location

Cities
Ione
Counties
Amador

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Sec 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed amendment qualifies for a General Rule exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b) (3). This exemption holds that a project is exempt from CEQA if "the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects, which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA." This proposed amendment would expand the existing home occupation provision to apply to more activities and clarify that they are allowed by right as part of any single family residential use. The proposed amendment includes performance standards to ensure that home occupations are developed and operated in such a manner that it does not negatively impact that surrounding neighborhood, including limiting the number of employees and visitors/customers that may visit the home occupation , restrict the storage of materials on the site, limit the conversion of structures to commercial activities, and generally ensure that the home occupation is undetectable from normal and usual residential activity. Therefore, the proposed amendment will not cause a direct physical change in the environment and this qualifies for the General Rule exemption.

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