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File #: 21-272    Version: 1
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/24/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 21-002 (ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE AND SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE) REQUEST: To amend the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance (HBZSO) to eliminate the Environmental Assessment Committee and Subdivision Committee to streamline the entitlement process. LOCATION: Citywide
Attachments: 1. Att # 1 - Suggested Findings of Approval - ZTA No. 21-002, 2. Att # 2 - Draft City Council Ordinance No. 4230, 3. Att # 3 - ZTA No. 21-002 Legislative Draft, 4. Att # 4 - Excerpt of March 15, 2021 City Council Minutes, 5. Att # 5 - Council Member Kalmick Memorandum dated March 15, 2021
PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT

TO: Planning Commission
FROM: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development
BY: Tess Nguyen, Associate Planner

SUBJECT:
title
ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT NO. 21-002 (ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE AND SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE)

REQUEST:
To amend the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance (HBZSO) to eliminate the Environmental Assessment Committee and Subdivision Committee to streamline the entitlement process.

LOCATION:
Citywide
body

APPLICANT:
City of Huntington Beach

PROPERTY
OWNER:
Not applicable

BUSINESS
OWNER:
Not applicable



STATEMENT OF ISSUE:
1. Are the proposed amendments consistent with the City Council direction?

2. Does the project satisfy all the findings required for approval of a Zoning Text Amendment?

3. Has the appropriate level of environmental analysis been determined?

RECOMMENDATION:
recommendation
That the Planning Commission take the following actions:

A) Find that Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) No. 21-002 is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) (General Rule) of the CEQA Guidelines because there is no potential for the project to have a significant effect on the environment (Attachment No. 1).

B) Recommend approval of Zoning Text Amendment No. 21-002 with findings (Attachment No. 1) by approving draft City Council Ordinance No. 4230 and forward to the City Council for consideration.

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ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

A) Do not recommend approval of Zoning Text Amendment No. 21-002 to the City Council.

B) Continue Zoning Text Amendment No. 21-002 and direct staff accordingly.

PROJECT PROPOSAL:

At the City Council's 2021 Strategic Planning workshop, assessing the City's overall structure for its boards and commissions was one of the approved goals. A City Council Ad Hoc Committee has been appointed to evaluate boards and commissions and make recommendations to the City Council. However, at the March 15, 2021 City Cou...

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