Proposed Ordinance of the County of Plumas, State of California,
Amending Plumas County Code Title 9 Planning and Zoning, Chapter 2 Zoning,
Article 2 Definitions, Sec. 9-2.276 – “Public service facility”
The Plumas County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on:
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Board of Supervisors, Room 308
Courthouse, 520 Main Street
Public Hearing – Recommendation by the Planning Commission to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors regarding the amendment of the definition of “Public service facility” by Ordinance and determination under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The Planning Commission held workshops at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings of March 3, 2022, March 17, 2022 and April 7, 2022 to review, take public comment, and propose amendments to the definition of “Public service facility.”
The purpose of the May 5, 2022 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).
Various applicants, specifically nonprofit organizations, have contacted the Planning Department seeking approval (i.e., through the discretionary special use permit process) for “Public service facility” uses, which include, but are not limited to, “a facility for the provision of services to the public by a public agency.” And although the applicants are providing a service to the public, these entities are not specifically public agencies, but do receive governmental funding. What has resulted is a case-by-case interpretation by the Planning Director of the definition of Public service facility as it relates to entities that are not public agencies. Therefore, to provide greater clarity and intent, the definition of “Public service facility” is being amended, thereby eliminating the need for an interpretation by the Planning Director.
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
Copies of the proposed ordinance are available to the public on the Plumas County website (https://www.plumascounty.us/134/Planning-Commission)