Reasons for Exemption
At its June 3, 2021 meeting, the Central San Board of Directors found that adoption of the FY 2021- 22 O& M, Sewer Construction, Self- Insurance, and Debt Service Fund budgets are not projects, are ministerial in nature, and are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). They are exempt under Central San' s CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, since each funds the ongoing operations of Central San and the Capital Improvement Budget funds 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 present time. The Board further found that, although the Capital Improvement Program Budget will authorize amounts of individual capital improvement project spending, the adoption of the Budget does not authorize construction of any project requiring CEQA compliance documentation. Central San either has or will produce appropriate CEQA compliance documentation prior to undertaking any" project" identified in these documents.