Locally Grown Food Processing Ordinance (Ordinance 4632) and related General Plan Amendment Resolution 24-079


SCH Number
Public Agency
Ventura County
Document Title
Locally Grown Food Processing Ordinance (Ordinance 4632) and related General Plan Amendment Resolution 24-079
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of amending Articles 5 and 7 of the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance to allow and establish regulations for the processing of locally grown food up to a maximum of 12 acres countywide in the Open Space (OS), Agricultural Exclusive (AE) and Rural Agricultural (RA) Zones to be consistent with the County's Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR) Ordinance and amending the Ventura County General Plan Economic Vitality Element to add a new policy EV-2.3 to make consistent with the related amendments to the Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance.

Contact Information

Franca A. Rosengren
Agency Name
Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated areas of Ventura County
Other Location Info
this is a countywide project that encompasses specific zones

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, section 15301, existing facilities; Class 3, section 15303, small structures; Class 4, section 15304, minor alt
Reasons for Exemption
The Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance text amendment and related General Plan Amendment are exempt from the CEQA pursuant to the following CEQA Guidelines sections: (1) 15301 (Class 1, Existing Facilities) because the project involves the potential use of existing facilities, (2) 15303 (Class 3, Small Structures) because the project involves the potential use new, small facilities or structures or the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another, (3) 15304 (Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land) because the project involves the potential minor alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation, and (4) that no unusual circumstances or other exceptions set forth in CEQA Guidelines 15300.2 precludes use of these categorical exemptions.
County Clerk


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