• Court Finds That Adoption of Three Ordinances is Not Considered a Single Project Under CEQA
  • July 5, 2017 | Author: Jason Richard Gianvecchio
  • Law Firm: Morris Polich & Purdy LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • The Sixth District Court of Appeal in California recently held that three ordinances did not constitute a single project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Aptos Council v. County of Santa Cruz 10 Cal. App. 5th266. In 2010, the Santa Cruz County board of examiners adopted an ordinance which authorized administrative approval of “minor exceptions” to zoning site standards. In September 2013, the planning department adopted an ordinance which amended standards for hotel development. In October 2013, the board passed an ordinance which would allow administrative approvals of sign exceptions with a public notice and a public hearing for exceptions that exceeded certain limits.