Notice of Public Hearing, Plumas County Planning Commission
Proposed Ordinance of the County of Plumas, State of California, Amending Plumas County Code Title 9 Planning and Zoning, Chapter 2 Zoning, Article 4 General Requirements, Sec. 9-2.405 – Camping, and Article 2 Definitions, Adding Sec. 9-2.273.5 – Prime Opportunity Areas
The Plumas County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Board of Supervisors, Room 308 Courthouse, 520 Main Street Quincy, CA
Public Hearing – Recommendation by the Planning Commission to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors regarding the amendment of Plumas County Code (PCC) Sec. 9-2.405 – Camping and the definition of “Prime Opportunity Areas” by Ordinance and determination under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The Planning Commission held workshops at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings of February 16, 2023 and March 2, 2023 to review, take public comment, and propose amendments to PCC Sec. 9-2.405 – Camping and the definition of “Prime Opportunity Areas.”
The purpose of the March 16, 2023 Planning Commission Public Hearing is to receive public comment and take action to recommend to the Board of Supervisors an Ordinance amendment and determination under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
PCC Sec. 9-2.405. – Camping sets forth where and how the “Camping” use is permitted throughout Plumas County. Pursuant to PCC Sec. 9-2.405(a), the “Camping” use is not permitted within the “Prime Opportunity Areas.” “Prime Opportunity Areas” originated from the Plumas County 1985 General Plan, which included areas such as the Single-Family Residential (2-R, 3-R, 7-R) zoning. When the Plumas County 2035 General Plan was adopted in 2013, the “Prime Opportunity Areas” standards in the 1985 General Plan did not carry forward and the PCC was not amended to be consistent with the 2035 General Plan. The result is that Sec. 9-2.405(a) and (b) are currently inconsistent with the 2035 General Plan. Therefore, to address the 2035 General Plan inconsistency and provide clarity within PCC, “Prime Opportunity Areas” is being defined and PCC Sec. 9-2.405 – Camping is being amended, thereby eliminating the inconsistency.
The Planning Commission recommended Ordinance amendment and CEQA determination will be heard at a future publicly noticed hearing before the Board of Supervisors.
For further information, contact:
Tim Evans, Senior Planner
Plumas County Planning Department
555 Main Street, Quincy, CA (530) 283-6207
Copies of the proposed ordinance are available to the public on the Plumas County website (https://www.plumascounty.us/134/Planning-Commission)