Ordinance 6462


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Ordinance 6462
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sonoma County Boa rd of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance (Ordinance 6462) extending a temporary moratorium, with limited exceptions, to prohibit: (1) the removal of Protected Trees greater than six inches (6") diameter at breast height (dbh); and (2) any Type Conversion of Oak Woodland, throughout the unincorporated area oft he County, excluding the Coasta I Zone, expiring May 31, 2024, or different date by subsequent action ofthe Board of Supervisors. The origina I urgency ordina nee establishing the temporary moratorium (Ordinance 6460) was adopted by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on December 12, 2023.

Contact Information

Robert Aguero
Agency Name
Permit Sonoma
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Rosa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorica I Exemptions Section 15307 for Actions By Regulatory Agencies For Protection Of Natural Resources, 15308 Acti
Reasons for Exemption
The basis for this determination is that this ordinance extends a temporary moratorium prohibiting actions that would remove Protected Trees or type conversion of Oak Woodland and have an impact on the County's natural carbon sinks, associated habitat, and related natural resources. Protected Trees and Oak Woodland are an important part of the environment and would be further protected and preserved by this ordinance. This moratorium will not result in any significant adverse direct or indirect physical changes to the environment. This ordinance is further exempt from CEOA pursuant to State CEOA Guideline§ 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that this ordinance may have a significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk


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