Notice of Public Hearing, Proposed Ordinance

Notice of Public Hearing

Plumas County Board of Supervisors

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 Board of Supervisors will hold a Public Hearing on:

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

10:00 AM

Board of Supervisors, Room 308

Courthouse, 520 Main Street

Quincy, CA

Public Hearing – Plumas County Board of Supervisors adoption of the amendment to 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.”

On May 5, 2022, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and recommended the Board of Supervisors adopt the Ordinance and find the Ordinance exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3).

At the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting of June 21, 2022, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing, introduced and waived the first reading of the Ordinance, and scheduled a public hearing for adoption of the Ordinance at the next regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting of July 5, 2022.

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.

For further information, contact:

Tim Evans, Senior Planner

Plumas County Planning Department

555 Main Street, Quincy, CA (530) 283-6207

[email protected]

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available to the public on the Plumas County website (https://www.plumascounty.us/134/Planning-Commission)