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​Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Updates

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing in the Building A Supervisors Hearing Room, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville CA 95667, to consider adoption of proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments (OR17-0002). The staff memo and attachments were posted on the County's online agenda calendar https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx . A motion was made by Supervisor Parlin, seconded by Supervisor Hidahl to Approve this matter and Adopt Ordinance 5128 for Title 120 and Ordinance 5127 for Title 130. The Board of Supervisors motion (5-0) vote approved staff's recommended actions. 

The Ordinances become effective 30 days after adoption (October 1, 2020). 

Project Description: The El Dorado County Planning and Building Department, Long Range Planning is currently processing the Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments project (File OR17-0002). The project consists of modifications to the zoning code including but not limited to:

1) Expand the allowable uses within the commercial and/or industrial zones to include: distillery, professional and medical office, full service winery facility, vehicle sales and rentals, self storage (mini storage), drive-through facilities, and mobile services consistent with the intent of each respective zone (Article 2, Table 130.22.020 - Allowed Uses and Permit Requirements for the Commercial Zones, and Table 130.23.020 - Industrial/R&D Zones Use Matrix);

2) Expand the allowable uses within the agricultural zones to include:  ranch marketing uses for agricultural grazing lands, and full service winery facilities consistent with the intent of each respective zone (Article 4, Table 130.40.260.3 - Ranch Marketing Uses for Agricultural Grazing Lands and Table 130.40.400.1 - Wineries Allowed Use Matrix);

3) New or expanded uses by Conditional Use Permit including drive-through facilities with improved development standards (Article 4, Section 130.40.140 – Drive-Through Facilities), and full-service wineries outside of General Plan Agricultural Districts (Article 4, Table 130.40.400.1 – Wineries Allowed Uses Matrix);

4) Modifications to planning permit processing,  public noticing requirements and procedures, and repeating uses for temporary use permits in Article 5, Chapters 130.50 (Application Filing and Processing), 130.51 (General Application Procedures), and 130.52 (Permit Requirements, Procedures, Decisions, and Appeals);

5) Minor text corrections and modifications for consistency with state law; and

6) Modifications to eleven (11) definitions in the Glossary (Article 8, Section 130.80.020 - Definitions of Specialized Terms and Phases) for Campsite, Community Care Facility, Distillery-Large Commercial, Distillery-Craft, Drive-Through Facility, Drive-Through Entrance, Drive-Through Exit, Drive-Through Lane, Stacking Area, Mobile Services, and Restaurant.

The proposed amendments to Title 130 Public Notice Requirements and Procedures also required changes to the notice requirements in Title 120 (Subdivisions) for consistency between the two County Ordinances. The sections proposed for modification apply to noticing requirements under Tentative Maps, Parcel Maps, Lot Line Adjustments, and Certificate of Compliances.


​Supporting Documents/CEQA Addendum

ROI 139-2017 (Zoning Ordinance Minor Amendments)

ROI 140-2017 (Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments)

CEQA Addendum (Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments) 

​Related Links

Title 130 Zoning Ordinance (Current Online document)

Targeted General Plan Amendment & Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU) Webpage
El Dorado County Municode (See Title 130 – Zoning)

Background Information

On December 15, 2015, the Board adopted a comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Update (ZOU) and directed staff to return to the Planning Commission and Board to report on implementation of the ordinance.  From January 2016 through June 2017, staff compiled a list of proposed minor and major amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map to address issues identified during implementation of the ZOU. 

On September 12, 2017, the Board adopted two Resolutions of Intention (ROIs) to initiate the proposed amendments to Title 130 (Zoning Ordinance):  ROI 139-2017 for the minor amendments and ROI 140-2017 for the major amendments (Legistar File 17-0901).

​On June 28, 2018, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance minor amendments and minor revisions to the Zoning Map and recommended Board approval of the project as recommended by staff. 

On August 14, 2018, the Board adopted the Title 130 Zoning Ordinance minor amendment effective September 13, 2018 (Ordinance No. 5090) and a separate rezone ordinance (Ordinance No. 5088) to correct 11 parcel-specific errors on the adopted Zoning Map.  The adopted Zoning Ordinance minor amendment has been incorporated into Title 130 of the El Dorado County Code of Ordinances on the Municode website. 

On January 24, 2019, the Planning Commission held a public workshop to discuss the anticipated changes to the Zoning Ordinance and solicit comments and feedback from the community prior to scheduling public hearings for formal action (Legistar File 19-0020). Below is a link to an outreach flyer utilized in regards to the public workshop.

On April 10, 2019, the Agricultural Commission held a public hearing on the proposed agricultural related items included in the Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments project. The specific agricultural related text amendments include modifications to Ranch Marketing Uses for Agricultural Grazing Lands and Full Service Winery Facilities. Additionally, three parcel specific rezones to correct documented mapping errors involving agriculturally zoned lands within the Mount Aukum and Placerville area were also reviewed by the Agricultural Commission. The Agricultural Commission approved staff's recommended actions to forward to the Planning Commission (Legistar File 19-0591).

After April 10, 2019, staff received requests from some property owners to expedite processing the parcel-specific rezones separately from the proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments project. Staff responded by stopping work on the major amendments to focus on process the parcel-specific rezones separately to reduce further delays to the affected property owners.

On July 11, 2019, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on General Plan Amendment GPA19-0001/Rezone Z19-0003 amending General Plan land use designations (General Plan mapping errors) on portions of two parcels and rezoning 25 parcels in the area of Greenwood, Meeks Bay, Mount Aukum, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Somerset, and Pilot Hill to correct documented mapping errors of the Zoning Map and approved staff's recommended actions to forward to the Board (Legistar File 19-1022).

On August 6, 2019, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on GPA19-0001/Z19-0003, executed Resolution 126-2019 for the GPA19-0001, and adopted Ordinance 5106 to correct the 25 parcel-specific mapping errors on the adopted Zoning Map (Legistar File 19-1149). The Z19-0003 parcel rezones became effective September 6, 2019.

On July 9, 2020, Planning staff presented the Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments (OR17-0002) project to the Planning Commission (Item 3, Legistar File 20-0829). The Planning Commission hearing discussion focused on the proposed new Drive-Through Facilities zoning regulations, and amendments to the Public Notice Requirements and Procedures. Two El Dorado County residents spoke during the public comment period. One speaker requested cannabis setback consistency with the winery section of the Zoning Ordinance, and the other speaker asked for clarification on the proposed project as to why certain rezone components were removed from the project. Following closure of deliberation and public comments, Commissioner Williams made a motion, with a second by Commissioner Miller. The Planning Commission motion (5-0 vote) approved staff's recommended actions with additional recommendations provided by the Planning Commission for the Board's consideration. The full recommendation from the Planning Commission is summarized in the Planning Commission meeting minutes from July 9, 2020.

On August 25, 2020, Planning staff presented the Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments (OR17-0002) project to the Board of Supervisors (Item 43, Legistar File 20-1037). The Board of Supervisors (Board) hearing discussion focused on the proposed new Drive-Through Facilities zoning regulations and amendments to the Physical Sign Posting under Public Notice Requirements and Procedures. One El Dorado County resident spoke during the public comment period. The speaker disagreed with the proposed Conditional Use Permit requirement for food and/or beverage drive-through facilities. After the public comment period was closed, the Board discussed the proposed amendments. The deliberation resulted in the Board directing staff to make the following additional modifications to Drive-Through Facilities and to Section 130.51.050.H – Physical Sign Posting. Supervisor Frentzen made a motion, with a second by Supervisor Hidahl, to continue this item to a date certain of Tuesday, September 1, 2020.



​Board of Supervisors/Planning Commission Agenda Items

Date:  09/01/2020
Item: 31
File ID: 20-1037
Version 2
Description: Board of Supervisors (Board) hearing to consider staff's recommendation to 1) Approve the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the Targeted General Plan Amendment/Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA/ZOU) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) consistent with Sections 15162 and 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines (Legistar File 20-1037, Attachment  C);
2) Consider recommended additional modifications to Title 130 (Zoning) and Title 120 (Subdivisions) of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code from the Planning Commission made during the  Planning Commission hearing on July 9, 2020;
3) Adopt an Ordinance for Title 130 (Zoning) Amendments of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code, incorporating additional modifications proposed by the Planning Commission and recommended by the Board (Legistar File 20-1037, Attachment 2C); and
4) Adopt an Ordinance for Title 120 (Subdivisions) Amendments of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code, incorporating additional modifications proposed by the Planning Commission and recommended by the Board (Legistar File 20-1037, Attachment E). (Cont. 8/25/2020, Item 43)

Motion passed (5-0 vote) Adoption and Approval. Ordinance 5127 (Title 130) and Ordinance 5128 (Title 120) become effective thirty (30) days after adoption. 

Date:  08/25/2020
Item: 43
File ID: 20-1037
Version 1
Description: Board of Supervisors (Board) hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on the proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments (OR17-0002) and Title 120 (Subdivision) Amendments to Notice Requirements and Procedures. The Board hearing discussion focused on the proposed new Drive-Through Facilities zoning regulations and amendments to the Physical Sign Posting under Public Notice Requirements and Procedures. One El Dorado County resident spoke during the public comment period. The speaker disagreed with the proposed Conditional Use Permit requirement for food and/or beverage drive-through facilities. After the public comment period was closed, the Board discussed the proposed amendments. The deliberation resulted in the Board directing staff to make additional modifications to Drive-Through Facilities and to Section 130.51.050.H – Physical Sign Posting. Supervisor Frentzen made a motion, with a second by Supervisor Hidahl, to continue this item to a date certain of Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Date:    7/9/2020
Item:  3
File ID:    20-0829
Version 1
Description:  Planning Commission hearing to consider the first reading of proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments (OR17-0002) and Title 120 Subdivisions Ordinance Amendments and staff recommending the Planning Commission recommend the Board of Supervisors take the following actions: 1) Recommend the Board of Supervisors approve the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the Targeted General Plan Amendment/Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA/ZOU) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) consistent with Sections 15162 and 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines (EXHIBIT A); and 2) Recommend the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed major amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, incorporating additional changes recommended by the Planning Commission on July 9, 2020, and adopt an Ordinance for Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Major Amendments of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code (EXHIBIT B) as presented by staff; and 3) Recommend the Board of Supervisors approve the proposed amendments to Title 120 of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code (EXHIBIT C) as presented by staff.

Date:    8/14/2018
Item:  37
File ID:    18-0942
Version 2
Description:  Board of Supervisors hearing to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on the proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Minor Amendments and Minor Revisions to the Zoning Map submitted by El Dorado County. The minor changes include but are not limited to: 1)Corrections to typographical/grammatical/formatting errors; 2) Text modification for clarity; 3) Corrections of inaccurate or obsolete code and document references,including renumbered sections of Title 130; and 4)Consolidation/renumbering of the following adopted zoning regulations that were not part of the County’s 2015 Zoning Ordinance Update adopted on December 15, 2015: (A) Airport Safety (Ordinance No. 4182 adopted on May 12, 1987); (B) Parcel Size Exception (Ordinance No. 4156 adopted on April 16, 1991); and (C) Signs (Ordinance No. 5025 adopted on July 28, 2015). The proposed Zoning Map changes are to correct documented mapping errors affecting 11 specific parcels; and recommending the Board take the following actions:

1) Approve the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the Targeted General Plan Amendment-Zoning Ordinance Update Environmental Impact Report consistent with Section 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines (Attachment 2B); 2) Approve the proposed minor amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and adopt an Ordinance adopting a comprehensive minor amendment to Title 130 of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code (Attachment 2C); 3) Approve the following proposed minor revisions to the Zoning Map correcting documented mapping errors: (a) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 043-550-64 (Camino area), approximately 2.46 acres, from Planned Agricultural (PA-10) to Professional Office Commercial (CPO);(b) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 046-840-55 (Somerset area), approximately 0.08 acre, from Limited Commercial (CL) to Single Unit Residential (R1); (c) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 046-840-56 (Somerset area), approximately 10.37 acres, from Community Commercial (CC) to Single Unit Residential (R1); (d) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 046-840-62 (Somerset area), approximately 0.02 acre, from Limited Commercial (CL) to Single Unit Residential (R1); (e) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 046-840-69 (Somerset area), approximately 1.93 acres, from Community Commercial (CC) and Limited Commercial (CL) to Single Unit Residential (R1); (f) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 060-361-95 (Garden Valley area), approximately 0.63 acre, from Limited Commercial (CL) to Estate Residential, 5 Acres (RE-5); (g) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 074-042-02 (Cool/Pilot Hill area), approximately 160.15 acres, from Limited Agricultural, 20 Acres (LA-20) to Planned Agricultural, 20 Acres (PA-20); (h) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 074-042-03 (Cool/Pilot Hill area),approximately 176.12 acres, from Limited Agricultural, 20 Acres (LA-20) to Planned Agricultural, 20 Acres (PA-20); (i) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 121-280-15 (El Dorado Hills Area), approximately 1.84 acres, from Regional Commercial - Planned Development (CR-PD) to Regional Commercial (CR); (j) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 123-630-09 (El Dorado Hills area), approximately 6.84 acres, from Single Unit Residential (R1) to Open Space-Planned Development (OS-PD) and approximately 9.96 acres from Single Unit Residential (R1) to Single Unit Residential - Planned Development (R1-PD); and (k) Rezone Assessor's Parcel Number 327-213-34 (Placerville area), approximately 3.62 acres, from Community Commercial (CC) to Residential, One Acre (R1A); and 4) Adopt Ordinance 5088 to rezone the 11 parcels listed above (Attachment 2D).

​​Date:    6/28/2018
Item:  6
File ID:    18-0942
Version:  1

Description:  Planning Commission hearing to consider proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Minor Amendments and Minor Revisions to the Zoning Map submitted by El Dorado County. The minor changes include but are not limited to: 1) Corrections to typographical/grammatical/formatting errors; 2) Text modification for clarity; 3) Corrections of inaccurate or obsolete code and document references, including renumbered sections of Title 130; and 4) Consolidation/renumbering of the following adopted zoning regulations that were not part of the County’s 2015 Zoning Ordinance Update adopted on December 15, 2015: (A) Airport Safety (Ordinance No. 4182 adopted on May 12, 1987); (B) Parcel Size Exception (Ordinance No. 4156 adopted on April 16, 1991); and (C) Signs (Ordinance No. 5025 adopted on July 28, 2015). The proposed Zoning Map changes are to correct documented mapping errors affecting 11 specific parcels identified with the following Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs): (1) APN 043-550-64 (Camino area), (2) APN 046-840-55 (Somerset area), (3) APN 046-840-56 (Somerset area), (4) APN 046-840-62 (Somerset area), (5) APN 046-840-69 (Somerset area), (6) APN 060-361-95 (Garden Valley area), (7) APN 074-042-02 (Cool/Pilot Hill area), (8) APN 074-042-03 (Cool/Pilot Hill area), (9) APN 121-280-15 (El Dorado Hills area), (10) APN 123-630-09 (El Dorado Hills area), and (11) APN 327-213-34 (Placerville area); and staff recommending the Planning Commission recommend the Board of Supervisors take the following actions: 1) Approve the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum to the Targeted General Plan Amendment-Zoning Ordinance Update Environmental Impact Report consistent with Section 15164 of the CEQA Guidelines (Attachment B); 2) Approve the proposed minor amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, incorporating additional changes recommended by the Planning Commission on June 28, 2018, and adopt an Ordinance adopting a comprehensive minor amendment to Title 130 of the El Dorado County Ordinance Code (Attachments C-J); and 3) Approve the proposed minor revisions to the Zoning Map and adopt the Rezone Ordinance (Attachment K).

Date:  9/12/2017
Item:  21
File ID:  17-0901
Version:  1

Description:  Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board take the following actions to initiate the process to make various updates to the Zoning Ordinance: 1) Approve and adopt Resolution of Intention 139-2017 to amend the Zoning Ordinance for Minor Amendments; and 2) Approve and adopt Resolution of Intention 140-2017 to amend the Zoning Ordinance for Major Amendments.

If you have questions or would like more information on the Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Updates, please contact:

  
 Efren Sanchez, MPA
 Associate Planner
 (530) 621- 6591 Direct
 (530) 621-4650 Main