Emergency Homeless Shelter Ordinance


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Emergency Homeless Shelter Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration

Document Description
The proposed zoning ordinance will allow for the by-right development of Emergency Shelters on parcels in the PF zone district, and lays out standards for their operation. Non-discretionary standards for approval are permitted under SB2, and the proposed ordinance includes a maximum number of nightly clients (75), standards for on-site management, and restrictions on location within scenic areas or steep slopes. Emergency Shelters would require a Level 5 discretionary permit if they are proposed to be located either within 50 feet of a slope exceeding 30% within 50 feet of any mapped Scenic Area, or do not conform in any other way to the standards of the proposed ordinance.

Contact Information
Matthew Johnston
Santa Cruz County
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060



Santa Cruz
All waterways county-wide

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Ordinance Change)
Local Action
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Public Services
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency
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