City of Willits Land Use Element & Sphere of Influence Updates


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Willits
Document Title
City of Willits Land Use Element & Sphere of Influence Updates
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The City of Willits is proposing to update is General Plan Land Use Element and prepare a Sphere of Influence (SOI) Amendment to add developable land to the SOI. This project is intended to provide new housing opportunities inside and outside the existing city boundary, streamline the housing approval process, and accelerate housing development, as well as to bring the City Land Use Element, last updated in 1992, into compliance with changes in General Plan law.

Contact Information

Dusty Duley
Agency Name
City of Willits
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

John Miller
Agency Name
Planwest Partners, Inc.
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
US 101 and SR 20
Parcel #
State Highways
US 101 and SR 20
North Coast Rail Authoriy
Ells Field
Willits Unified School District
Baechtell Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (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 1 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (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 Drinking Water, District 1, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Land Use Element Update with various potential land use changes )
Local Actions
General Plan Element, Rezone, Prezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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