The Board of Supervisors has directed the Planning Department to prepare amendments to clarify and simplify land use application review procedures and regulations. The goal is to allow for more straightforward, more consistent review of applications in a manner that is efficient, yet which also maintains an appropriate level of scrutiny over development and land use. The Code Modernization project implements that direction, and is also based on input gathered from the general public during the 2010 Planning Department community forums and other public meetings, and from various permit process stakeholders over the last five years.
You will find background documents about this multi-year project here, including relevant letters to the Board of Supervisors and County Commissions. You will also find a series of Quick Facts sheets that summarize specific topics, as well as announcements of public opportunities to comment on the project.
Please send questions or comments on the Code Modernization Proposal, and request to be noticed of future meetings, to Annie Murphy at email@example.com
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- Upcoming Public Meetings and Opportunities to Comment
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Quick Fact Sheets
- Background Materials
- Letter to the Board of Supervisors - Agenda September 29, 2015
CONTINUED REVIEW OF PROPOSED DRAFT AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 13.10 OF THE COUNTY CODE PERTAINING TO LIMITATIONS ON COMMERCIAL WEDDINGS IN RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL ZIONE DISTRICTS, COMMUNITY EVENTS AND FUNDRAISERS IN RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL ZONE DISTRICTS, RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY STRUCTURES, TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES, AND HOME OCCUPATIONS. THE DRAFT AMENDMENTS ARE PART OF THE CODE MODERNIZATION PROJECT.
- Letter to the Board of Supervisors - Agenda August 4, 2015
SUBJECT: INITIATE GENERAL PLAN AND CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT THE HOUSING ELEMENT AND TO ACCOMMODATE THE REGIONAL HOUSING NEEDS ALLOCATION (RHNA) 2014-2023
- Letter to the Board of Supervisors - Agenda May 19, 2015
SUBJECT: AMENDMENTS TO UPDATE THE LAND USE PERMIT FRAMEWORK AND REGULATIONS IN COUNTY CODE TITLE 13 (PLANNING AND ZONING REGULATIONS), TITLE 18 (PERMIT AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES) AND CHAPTER 16.01 (ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCEDURES), AND TO REVISE GENERAL PLAN/LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM (GP/LCP) POLICIES AND CHAPTERS 13.10 AND 16.50 FOR AGRICULTURAL USES
- Letter to the Board of Supervisors - Agenda June 17, 2014
SUBJECT: CONSIDER PROPOSAL TO MODERNIZE LAND USE PERMIT FRAMEWORK IN TITLES 13, 16, AND 18 OF THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY CODE
- Staff report to the Agricultural Advisory Policy Commission - Agenda February 12, 2015