City of Carpinteria 2023-2031 Housing Element Update


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Carpinteria
Document Title
City of Carpinteria 2023-2031 Housing Element Update
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On January 22, 2024, the City of Carpinteria ("City") re-adopted the 2023-2031 Housing Element ("Housing Element"). It was previously adopted on April 10, 2023, but had to be revised per comments from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The Housing Element provides a background of housing in the City and sets forth the City's "blueprint" for how it will plan to accommodate local housing needs.

Contact Information

Mindy Fogg
Agency Name
City of Carpinteria
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
5775 Carpinteria Ave.
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Re-adoption of the Housing Element is exempt pursuant to the "common sense exemption" (Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines). Given the Housing Element's nature and scope, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the Housing Element could have a significant effect on the environment because it does not approve any development project or other physical change to the environment. Rather, the Housing Element is a document that sets forth the City's policies to plan for the City's regional housing needs allocation. Additionally, the housing Element does not grant any development entitlements or authorize development beyond what is allowed under the City’s current General Plan and Zoning Code. Approval of any subsequent zoning amendments or housing development projects in accordance with the policies set forth in the Housing Element will comply with CEQA. Based on these factors, it can be seen with certainty that the programs and policies set forth in the Housing Element would not have a significant effect on the environment. Accordingly, the Housing Element is exempt from CEQA pursuant to the common sense exemption.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


Notice of Exemption

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