1. Ordinance for Zone Change 05RZ-163 to rezone a 37.5+- acre site 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 05WA-150 to rescind the existing Williamson Act land conservation contract on the 37.5+- acre site pursuant to Resolution 122-70 and to execute a new Williamson Act land conservation contract pursuant to 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 Williams 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 Guidelines.