Monument to California Native people of the Sacramento, California, region on State Capitol grounds


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Monument to California Native people of the Sacramento, California, region on State Capitol grounds
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of Department of General Services (DGS) granting a right-of-entry permit for tribal nations in the Sacramento, California, region to erect a small memorial sculpture, install a new placard, and concrete base to commemorate California Native American population that have fostered a rich and diverse cultural history that includes a long tradition of music, artisanship, and other contributions to California's history. Legislation (AB338) authorized placement of this memorial. Location will be to the east of 12th Street between L and N streets at the former location of the Father Junipero Serra monument. The law requires the planning and construction of the memorial through private funds from the tribal nations in the Sacramento, California, region. This is not a state-funded project.

Contact Information

Stephanie A Coleman
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
L and 12th
State Highways
I5 and I80
Regional Transit Center
Discovery Tree and Williams
Other Location Info
in Capitol Park - east of 12th street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 (a) section 15301, 2 and 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project qualifies for Class 1 exemption where repair, maintenance, or minor alterations of existing public structure involves negligible or no expansion of existing use, Class 2 where the project consists of reconstruction of existing structure and the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced with substantially the same purpose, and the memorial site location, sculpture dimensions, materials have been reviewed and approved by the Capitol Joint Rules Committee, and for Class 4 where project consists of relatively unchanged landscaping and minor excavation where the surface is restored. Project earth disturbance will occur within previously disturbed area.


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