Acquisition of Ukiah Valley Wildlands for Conservation, Fire Safety, and Watershed Protection

Summary

SCH Number
2019110261
Lead Agency
Ukiah, City of (City of Ukiah)
Document Title
Acquisition of Ukiah Valley Wildlands for Conservation, Fire Safety, and Watershed Protection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/13/2019
Project Applicant
City of Ukiah, Community Services Department

Document Description
The project consists of purchase of multiple wildland parcels for the preservation and protection of open spaces, including conservation, fire safety, and watershed protection, the details of which are not known at this time.

Contact Information
Craig Schlatter
City of Ukiah
300 Seminary Ave.
Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone : (707) 463-6219
cschlatter@cityofukiah.com

Location

Cities
Ukiah
Counties
Mendocino
Other Location Info
10 parcels of wild lands located in an area known as Ukiah's western urban interface, for a total of 518 acres: APNs 001-040-83, 003-190-01, 157-070-01, 157-070-02, 157-060-02, 157-060-03, 157-050-02, 157-050-04, 157-050-09, 157-050-10 (157-050-11 & 157-050-12), contained within the red-colored outline on the attached map in Exhibit A

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Article 5, Section 15060 (c)(2)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Article 5, Section 15060 (c)(2) because the purchase of the parcels will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment. The properties are being purchased by the City of Ukiah, which intends to protect and preserve open spaces on the properties for the purposes of conservation, fire safety, and watershed protection. However, activities of which the City of Ukiah would engage in to protect and preserve the open spaces have not been identified. Without this information it is not possible to meaningfully assess the environmental impacts or the type of environmental review that is appropriate or required by CEQA for the future use of the properties. Additionally, until such information is developed, the City will make no changes to the existing use or condition of the property if acquired. As a result, the project consisting of the acquisition of 518 acres of wildlands in Ukiah's western urban interface " ... will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment." (14 CCR §15060(c)(2).) Based on the foregoing, the project qualifies for the above CEQA exemption.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019110261_City of Ukiah Wildlands Aquisition NOE_filed   PDF 659 K

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