City of Costa Mesa Initiative Ordinance entitled "Ordinance to Revitalize Commercial and Industrial Areas and Protect Residential Neighborhoods" (Ballot Measure


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Costa Mesa
Document Title
City of Costa Mesa Initiative Ordinance entitled "Ordinance to Revitalize Commercial and Industrial Areas and Protect Residential Neighborhoods" (Ballot Measure
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Ballot Measure would revise the Costa Mesa Municipal Code to allow the City Council to establish land use plans, including the amendment, change, or replacement of the General Plan, or of Costa Mesa's zoning ordinance or any Specific Plan or Overlay Plan, or adoption of a new Specific Plan or Overlay Plan, applicable to property located in specifically defined areas of the City through a public hearing and visioning process, in order to encourage the development of affordable housing for working and middle class families and to encourage the revitalization of existing commercial and/or industrial corridors therein, while keeping intact current residential neighborhoods and maintaining local control.

Contact Information

Jennifer Le
Agency Name
Costa Mesa
Job Title
Director of Economic and Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Costa Mesa
Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Measure is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to the following Sections of Title 14, Chapter 3, California Code of Regulations because: A. The initiative ordinance is not a project under CEQA pursuant to section 15378 (b)(5), because it involves organizational or administrative activities of government that will not cause or result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment as it will not approve any project or make any project subject to ministerial approval, and any such changes would still require environmental review. B. The initiative ordinance is exempt under Section 15061(b)(3) because it is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. In this case, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed initiative ordinance may have a significant effect on the environment and is therefore not subject to CEQA.
County Clerk


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