Reasons for Exemption
The Anaheim City Council at its meeting on August, 10, 2021 adopted a resolution to approve a Property Tax Exchange Agreement between the City of Orange and City of Anaheim for annexation of the Stadium Sliver Reorganization RO 21-04 and determined that it is categorically exempt pursuant Section 15301 of the State CEQA Guidelines. The Class 1 exemption consists of the repair, maintenance, and/or minor alteration of existing public or private structures or facilities, involving negligible or no expansion of the use beyond that existing at the time of this determination, and would not cause a significant effect on the environment. The Stadium Sliver is improved with an existing parking lot and the proposed annexation application would not change the existing use of the subject property; therefore, the proposed project meets the criteria for a Class 1 Exemption. Any future use of this property beyond the existing land use is currently speculative and would be subject to future environmental review under CEQA. Pursuant to Section 15300.2 (c) and 15301 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, there are no unusual circumstances in respect to the proposed application for which staff would anticipate a significant effect on the environment and, therefore, the proposed application for annexation is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.