Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed project is the Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update of the County’s General Plan/LCP and County Code. The goal of this update is to implement new policies and code regulations that support more sustainable communities in Santa Cruz County. The proposed project consists of four key components: (1) General Plan/LCP amendments to goals, objectives, policies, and implementation strategies, and text revisions to five chapters; (2) revisions to the Santa Cruz County Code; (3) adoption of County Design Guidelines; and (4) land use and/or zoning map amendments to implement map corrections and identify opportunity sites and vacant and underutilized properties.

Contact Information

Stephanie Hansen
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County
Job Title
Assistant Planning Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
1, 9, 17, 129, 152
Santa Cruz Branch Line
Watsonville Airport

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Update of the County’s General Plan/LCP and County Code)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, Rezone, Code Amendments
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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