Rules for the Administration of Agrcultural Preserves and the Implementation of the California Land Conservation Act, or Williamson Act

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Summary

SCH Number
2017062058
Lead Agency
City of Elk Grove
Document Title
Rules for the Administration of Agrcultural Preserves and the Implementation of the California Land Conservation Act, or Williamson Act
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/23/2021
Document Description
In 1965, the State legislature established the California Land Conservation Act, or Williamson Act (Government Code Section 51200 et. seq.). This action provides for the establishment of Rules for the Administration of Agricultural Preserves and the Implementation of the California Land Conservation Act. The Rules establish the procedures for initiating, filing, and processing requests to establish agricultural preserves and Williamson Act contracts. Key provisions of the Rules include: • Application is made to the Development Services Department on the standard planning application form. • Applications may only be submitted between January and mid-December of each year, as required by State law. • An application fee is required. This fee covers staff time in processing the application and completing the required public hearings and notices. This is an existing fee already in the City’s fee schedule and is $5,000. • The Development Services Director (or designee) prepares a report and submits it to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation to the City Council. The City Council is the approval authority for preserves and contracts, consistent with State law. • Criteria for agricultural preserves, which are consistent with State law. The preserve must be a minimum of 100 acres in size and can include one or more properties. The site(s) would also need to be designated Agriculture in the General Plan and have a zoning designation of AG-20 or AG-80. • Procedures for the disestablishment or alteration of a preserve, consistent with State law, including review and recommendation by the Planning Commission and action by the City Council.

Contact Information

Name
Christopher Jordan
Agency Name
City of Elk Grove
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Elk Grove
Counties
Sacramento
Base
Citywide

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Elk Grove
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Sacramento
Final Environmental Document Available at
City of Elk Grove, 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA. 95758

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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