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.

The County’s new overlay zone in Coyote Valley would limit the development of certain uses and introduce new voluntary financial incentives aimed at protecting the unique combination of natural characteristics of Coyote Valley.

Related upcoming​​ meetings:

NOTE: The Planning Commission meeting on October 28, 2021, has been cancelled and this item will be heard at the next Planning Commission meeting, which is November 18, 2021.


Staff has conducted virtual outreach meetings to present an overview of the County’s proposed direction and to solicit feedback from members of the public.


Monday, July 26, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Meeting Recording


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Meeting Recording

Combined Presentation Slides for Rural Zoning Updates and Coyote Valley​


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Community Center, County of Santa Clara Animal Services Building

12425 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA 95046

If you require disability accommodation and/or language assistance for the public meetings, please reach out to Michael Meehan at [email protected] 72 hours prior to the meeting so staff can make the appropriate arrangements.

Coyote Valley Climate Overlay Submit Questions

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Coyote Valley Climate Overlay Mailing List

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