Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use
beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
The Project will implement several technology upgrades in the existing community garden that will lower operating costs, improve water and energy efficiency, increase safety, and offer educational opportunities for the larger community. The Project will install several water and soil moisture monitors along beds to track water usage and address repairs. The current irrigation system will be upgraded with an addition of new pipes and replacement of damaged irrigation pipes. Weather barrier and reflective surface coating will be applied to the walkways throughout the garden to reduce the heat island effect. A single photovoltaic solar panel will be installed as a part of this Project to power LED safety lighting fixtures. Therefore, the Project
fulfills the requirements ofCEQA Guidelines Section 15301. Section 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land.
See NOE for full reasons of exemption.