Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA) No. 2024-01


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Placentia
Document Title
Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA) No. 2024-01
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA) No. 2024-01, amending the Placentia Municipal Code (PMC) Chapter 23.111 regarding amortization of uses and preservation of property rights related to legal non-conforming uses; and, to amend the Placentia Municipal Code to omit Chapter 23.37 titled “SF-C Santa Fe-Commercial District” and to make conforming amendments to the Placentia Municipal Code Chapter 23.08, Chapter 23.82, Chapter 23.90, and Chapter 22.24 omitting references to the “SF-C Santa Fe-Commercial District”.

Contact Information

Joseph Lambert
Agency Name
City of Placentia
Job Title
Director of Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
On April 16, 2024, the City Council approved the project and found that Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA) No. 2024-01 and its implementation will not cause any physical changes to the City’s environment. A Common Sense Exemption (as defined in CEQA) applies to the approved Zoning Code Amendment under Section 15061 (b) (3) of the State CEQA Guidelines, which states: “The activity is covered by the common sense exemption that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.”). The project as described above has been determined to not fall under the jurisdiction of CEQA and the State CEQA Guidelines because this action will not result in any physical changes in the environment, it only establishes a process in which certain applications for Use Permits may be considered administratively. Therefore, this action qualifies with the requirements for an Exemption, under Section 15061(b) (3) of the State CEQA Guidelines.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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