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File #: 21-715    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/22/2021 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 7/27/2021 Final action:
Title: 11:30 A.M. - Consideration of An Interim Urgency Ordinance Imposing a Temporary Prohibition (Moratorium) On the Issuance of Early Activation Permits for Land Use Projects within the Unincorporated Area of the County of Lake
Sponsors: Moke Simon, Jessica Pyska
Attachments: 1. EA Ordinance
Memorandum


Date: July 27, 2021

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Moke Simon, District 1 Supervisor
Jessica Pyska, District 5 Supervisor

Subject: Consideration of an Interim Urgency Ordinance Imposing a Temporary Prohibition (Moratorium) On the Issuance of Early Activation Permits for Land Use Projects within the Unincorporated Area of the County of Lake

Executive Summary: (include fiscal and staffing impact narrative):
The Community Development Department (CDD) Ad-Hoc Committee recommends to your Board adopting this ordinance to establish a temporary prohibition (moratorium) on the issuance of early activation (EA) permits for land use projects located within the unincorporated areas of the County of Lake.

California Government Code 65858 grants the Lake County Board of Supervisors the authority to adopt an interim Urgency Ordinance to protect the public safety, health, and welfare of the residents of Lake County by prohibiting land uses that may conflict with a contemplated General Plan, Specific Plan, or zoning proposal that the County is considering, studying, or may study in a reasonable period of time.

The CDD Ad-Hoc Committee has determined the following, 1) a prohibition (moratorium) is necessary in order to address a significant backlog of applications for EA permits and to ensure that such permits are not issued without a thorough consideration of the narrowly-prescribed circumstances pursuant to which such permits may be issued and 2) an Interim Urgency Ordinance is necessary to allow the Community Development Department sufficient time to study and assess various approaches to the land use permitting process to ensure that zoning regulations are developed whereby permittees are not delayed by an early activation process when a streamlined use permit process is more advantageous to effective land use planning, offers certainty to permittees, and fosters critical environmental review and public comment.

This interim Ur...

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