Keiser Park Expansion Matching Grant Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024070412
Public Agency
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Document Title
Keiser Park Expansion Matching Grant Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/10/2024
Document Description
Purchase and amendment of a conservation easement over an additional 2.55 acres to expand Louis B. Keiser Community Park by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District to preserve the urban open space, recreational and educational, natural resource, and scenic values of the property.

Contact Information

Name
Olivia Fiori
Agency Name
Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Job Title
Acquisition Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Windsor
Counties
Sonoma
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
625 Wall Street
Zip
95492
Total Acres
2.55
Parcel #
066-170-028; 066-170-029; 066-170-030; 066-170-031
Other Location Info
450 Duncan Drive, 475 Ginny Drive, 476 Ginny Drive and 488 Ginny Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section(s) 15378 & 15317, title 14, of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition of this Conservation Easement is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Sections 21000 and following) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.28(a)(1)(A), (B) & (F) and Cal. Code of Regs. Tit. 14, § 15325(a) & (b), which exempts from CEQA the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of interest in land by a public agency for the preservation of land for park purposes and to preserve natural conditions existing at the time of acquisition, including plant and animal habitats, even if the physical changes to the environment or changes in the use of the land are a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of the interests in land, or of the granting or acceptance of funding, provided that environmental review otherwise required by the Public Resources Code occurs before any project approval that would authorize physical changes being made to the land. This project is also exempt from CEQA pursuant to Sections 15316 and 15317 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, because the purpose of the acquisition is to provide for a park and to maintain the open space character of the area.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 21080.28 of the Public Resources Code
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition of this Conservation Easement is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code Sections 21000 and following) pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.28(a)(1)(A), (B) & (F) and Cal. Code of Regs. Tit. 14, § 15325(a) & (b), which exempts from CEQA the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of interest in land by a public agency for the preservation of land for park purposes and to preserve natural conditions existing at the time of acquisition, including plant and animal habitats, even if the physical changes to the environment or changes in the use of the land are a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of the interests in land, or of the granting or acceptance of funding, provided that environmental review otherwise required by the Public Resources Code occurs before any project approval that would authorize physical changes being made to the land. This project is also exempt from CEQA pursuant to Sections 15316 and 15317 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations, because the purpose of the acquisition is to provide for a park and to maintain the open space character of the area.
County Clerk
Sonoma

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