The City of Goleta's Strategic Energy / 100% Renewable.
Electricity Plan includes two components:
1. Goleta's Pathway to 100% Renewable Electricity (Overview), and
2. Strategic Energy Plan: City of Goleta
The Strategic Energy/ 100% Renewable Electricity Plan is a general planning document that assesses existing conditions and identifies possible improvements to the City's electrical infrastructure and local clean energy programs. The Strategic Energy / 100% Renewable Electricity Plan also supports objectives in the City's General Plan. The strategies, design concepts and locations are conceptual in nature and do not constitute engineering level analyses of any project, but instead presents these concepts for future implementation.
In accordance with Article 18 (Statutory Exemptions) of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA, the adoption of the Strategic Energy / 100% Renewable Electricity Plan is not a legally binding activity and is, therefore, exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines§ 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies),
A project involving only feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions which the agency, board, or commission has not approved, adopted, or funded does not require the preparation of an EIR or Negative Declaration but does require consideration of environmental factors. This section does not apply to the adoption of a plan that will have a legally binding effect on later activities.