Reasons for Exemption
The Lead Agency’s Staff, having undertaken and completed a preliminary review of this project in accordance with the Lead Agency’s "Local Guidelines for Implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)" has concluded that this project does not require further environmental assessment because the proposed project consists of paving, striping, and making other minor improvements to an existing 0.43-acre EVMWD-owned parcel that is currently used for parking and that will continue to be used for parking post-construction. The project also includes improvements (e.g., asphalt, striping, curbs, landscaping) within approximately 0.34 acre of the adjacent street area, for a total 0.77-acre project site. The existing site is generally flat and clear of any vegetation. This project qualifies as both the minor alteration of an existing facility with negligible or no expansion of use and is consistent with the scale of new facilities allowed under the New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures exemption described in the State CEQA Guidelines.