In Progress & Under Review
PLN23-095 Special Hearing
A Zoning Administrator Special Hearing for PLN23-095 in San Jose on August 10, 2023, at 10 AM.
Meeting is virtual, via zoom, at the following link: https://sccgov-org.zoom.us/j/96902588911
Sargent Ranch Quarry Draft EIR
A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared for the proposed 403-acre mining operation and is posted below. The public comment period opens on July 25, 2022 and has been extended to close on November 7, 2022.
Senate Bill 9
New State regulation applicable January 1, 2022 allows for urban lot splits and additional units on qualifying parcels in single- family zoning. For more detail click here.
State Minimum Fire Safe Regulations
The County has preliminarily adopted an amendment to the County of Santa Clara Ordinance Code, relating to implementation of State Minimum Fire Safe Regulations. The final adoption is scheduled for August 31st, 2021.
Rural Zoning Updates
The County is conducting Zoning Ordinance Amendments across rural base zoning districts (A, AR, HS, RR ).
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Safety Element 2023
The Santa Clara County General Plan Safety Element Update is an opportunity to address the various natural and human-caused hazards affecting the unincorporated areas. As the primary policy document addressing these concerns, the Safety Element is intended to ensure existing and future development is better protected from these hazards and County communities are safer from future hazard events. The County is in the process of updating its Housing element and with each revision of the Element, a review and update of the Safety Element to identify new information not available during previous revisions is required.
Housing Element Update 2023-2031
The Housing Element is a mandatory element, or chapter, of the General Plan that primarily addresses the housing needs of the unincorporated areas in the County of Santa Clara. A Housing Element must be updated on an eight-year cycle or as otherwise determined by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).
Coyote Valley Climate Overlay
The County is proposing amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and General Plan regarding a new overlay zone for the unincorporated area known as Coyote Valley, between the Cities of San José and Morgan Hill. The County’s proposed amendments are intended to coincide with changes proposed by the City of San José to amend its own Zoning and General Plan designations in Coyote Valley.
Agricultural Resilience Incentive (ARI) Grant
Department is proposing several amendments to the County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance in relation to RV Parks.
Countywide Litter Abatement Program
If you would like to report a potential cleanup area, please fill out the Cleanup Location Reporting form. Locations that experience a significant amount of chronic littering/illegal dumping and pose a safety risk to the community and environment will be prioritized for cleanup first