Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves the construction of a dog play area within the existing Maxwell Park and will not result in adverse environmental impacts. 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 existing or former use. Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure such as water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions of reasonable length to serve such construction. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition ofland, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. The proposed project, as described above, meets these criteria. Additionally, pursuant to Section 15300.2(c) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, there are no unusual circumstances in respect to the proposed project for which staff would anticipate a significant effect on the environment and, therefore, the proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.