Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to the County Zoning Code Chapter 82-44 (Temporary Events Ordinance).


SCH Number
Public Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Proposed Zoning Text Amendment to the County Zoning Code Chapter 82-44 (Temporary Events Ordinance).
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Zoning Text Amendment to the County Zoning Code Chapter 82-44 to establish specific land use permit conditions for an event venue located in an agricultural zoning district and establish noise restrictions applicable to all permitted and unpermitted events. This ordinance also further regulates commercial events by prohibiting unpermitted commercial events; holding commercial event organizers, in addition to property owners, liable for illegal commercial events; and authorizing Sheriff’s deputies, in addition to code enforcement officers, to enforce Chapter 82-44.

Contact Information

Jennifer Cruz
Agency Name
Contra Costa County - Department of Conservation and Development
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Countywide - unincorporated Contra Costa County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b) (3)
Reasons for Exemption
The zoning text amendment is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061(b)(3), which provides that a project is exempt from CEQA when it is covered by the general rule that CEQA only applies to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment and does not apply where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility of a significant effect. The zoning text amendment would amend to Chapter 82-44 (Temporary Events) to include additional land use permit conditions for events located in an agricultural zoning district, additional noise restrictions, additional restrictions on commercial events, and authorization for additional enforcement pathways for violations of the ordinance. These amendments would establish more restrictive regulations on a use already permitted in the County.
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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