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CEQA Guidelines Update

City of Camarillo’s
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines

The City of Camarillo Community Development Department is proposing updates to the City’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines as they pertain to the City of Camarillo’s unique geography, character, and composition. The City has contracted with Cadence Environmental Consultants to draft the proposed updates to the CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance. The City’s CEQA guidelines are used to evaluate a project’s potential impact to the environment, based on certain thresholds of significance that are applicable to the City of Camarillo in compliance with CEQA statutes. The intent of this process is to streamline environmental review of projects while evaluating their impacts to the established standards of the City, providing a profile of the project’s impacts as they specifically relate to the City of Camarillo.


On October 10, 2018 and again on December 11, 2019, the City Council, at study session, reviewed draft updates to the City’s CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance in preparation for review by the public. On March 3, 2020, the City held a community outreach meeting to present the proposed CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance to the public and accepted comments on the proposed changes.

The proposed updates to the City’s CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance are available for public review and has been extended through April 6, 2020. The City will be accepting comments during this review period.

The City’s CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance will next be reviewed by the Planning Commission at a public hearing on May 5, 2020 and the Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council.

The City Council will consider the proposed CEQA Guidelines and Thresholds of Significance at a public hearing at a later date.

Planning Commission Public Hearing on updates to the City of Camarillo’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
City of Camarillo City Council Chambers
601 Carmen Drive

A draft copy of the City's environmental guidelines can be reviewed below, and a copy is available for public review at City Hall. Please submit any comments to the case planner, John Novi, via email at jnovi@cityofcamarillo.org

Draft Environmental Guidelines 

March 3, 2020 - CEQA Workshop PowerPoint