SUBJECT: Orange County Planning Commission consideration for recommendation of the Proposed Updated County of Orange Local California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Procedures Manual for Board’s approval.
DESCRIPTION: OC Planning Services proposes recommendation of approval of the revised updated Local CEQA Procedures Manual by the Board of Supervisors. The revised Local CEQA Procedures Manual comprises an update to the County’s Local CEQA Procedures Manual approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors on February 15, 2000. The revised procedures are responsive to State adopted changes in CEQA statutes and the CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15000, et seq.), which reflect recent interpretation of CEQA law by published court decisions, as well as through the legislative process and the regulatory rule-making process. Additionally, the Manual is being updated addressing a major change, which provide for all CEQA appeals to be heard by the Board of Supervisors, the elected decision-makers of the County, as is mandated by case law, etc.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130035: The applicant is requesting approval of a Coastal Development Permit by the Zoning Administrator to upgrade the existing park entry at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park including improved park entrance features, reorganized visitor parking area, improved visitor meeting and gathering areas, the construction of new administrative, maintenance, and recreational use buildings, and improved trail connections within the park entry area for enhanced recreational access to the Wilderness Park proper.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130044: Variance to allow a proposed 99 square foot front room addition to encroach within the front setback 25 feet 10 inches where 30 feet is required. The proposal also includes an addition of a 272 square foot front porch and 269 square foot rear room addition.
PROPOSAL: Tentative Parcel Map 2014-148 – a proposal to subdivide a 60,240 square foot lot into two parcels. Parcel 1, with an existing home, is proposed to be 30,120 square feet in area, and Parcel 2 is proposed to be 30,120 square feet in area. Parcel 2 will take access from Luna Lane. No grading or other property improvements are proposed with this application.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130036 A Use Permit request to permit a wall located within the front setback (on the front property line) to exceed 3.5 feet in height. The request seeks to legalize a completed fence/wall. The applicants request to allow an existing fence (wrought iron over a masonry garden wall) to a maximum height of 6 feet, with pilasters to a height of 6 feet 8 inches and a pedestrian gate with pilasters to a height of 10 feet 8 inches within the front yard setback on the front property line. A pedestrian gate and automatic rolling driveway gate are also proposed.
PROPOSAL – Planning Application PA130043: A Variance to the Zoning Administrator to reduce the required side setback of 10 feet to 5 feet 1 inch for a proposed addition to an existing single-family dwelling.
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