The Coalinga zoning code update implements the goals, policies and implementation measure of the City's General Plan which was approved in 2009. The zoning ordinance was drafted in order to be consistent with that of the General Plan.
The proposed amendments to the zoning code are revisions and edits to the City's existing ordinance which was not consistent with that of the recently adopted General Plan. These amendments are exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15183 (projects consistent with General Plan). This exemption applies because the development densities and intensities for the new zoning code are consistent with the General Plan.