Sutter County General Plan Update
This is your comprehensive source of information for the Sutter County
General Plan Update. The General Plan Update is a joint effort between
the County, its residents, and its businesses to create a shared vision
for the future of Sutter County.
The General Plan is a long-range policy document that sets forth broad
goals and policies for the growth and conservation of the County. As
required by State law, the updated General Plan takes a long-term view
and is designed to guide future land use decisions in the County over
the next 20 – 25 years. The process of updating the General Plan includes
many events that seek the participation of residents, businesses, and
property owners. This process is structured to lead the General Plan from
vision, to creation, to adoption by the Sutter County Board of Supervisors.
If you would like more information on the General Plan and update process,
please visit the various subject links on the right side of this page listed
under General Plan Update Links.
Help Shape Sutter County's Future!
The General Plan update has been completed!
On Tuesday, March 29, 2011, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors adopted
the CEQA Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations, certified
the Final Environmental Impact Report and Mitigation Monitoring Report prepared
in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the CEQA Guidelines,
the comprehensive update of the Sutter County General Plan, including
approval of the updated Housing Element, and approval of the Climate Action Plan
(CAP). The new General Plan including the new land use designations will become
effective 30 days after the approval date, which is April 28, 2011.
This action by the Board of Supervisors has brought the 3 1/2 year long General Plan
comprehensive update process to an end. There are no further General Plan update
meetings or workshops scheduled. The Planning Division is now in the process of
updating its mapping information so that it will reflect the land use designations
contained in the newly adopted General Plan. In the coming months, Planning staff
will be returning to the Board of Supervisors for the rezoning of those parcels
that now have a new land use designation, in order to provide consistency with the
new General Plan.
RELEASE OF SUTTER COUNTY FINAL GENERAL PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR)
The Sutter County Community Services Department is pleased to announce the public release of the
Sutter County General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on February 16, 2011. This
document contains the public comments received on the Draft EIR for the Sutter County General Plan
during the 45-day public comment period held from September 9, 2010 through October 25, 2010.
This Final EIR includes written responses to environmental issues raised in comments on the Draft EIR.
The Final EIR has been posted on the Project Documents
page. Please see the
for information on upcoming meetings when the Final EIR will be considered by the Planning Commission
and Board of Supervisors along with General Plan.”
SUTTER COUNTY DRAFT GENERAL PLAN AND
DRAFT GENERAL PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
The Sutter County Community Services Department is pleased to announce the public
release of the draft Sutter County General Plan and draft Environmental Impact
The General Plan is the County's comprehensive, long-term policy and planning
document. The General Plan indicates Sutter County's vision and long-range
objectives for physical development and conservation within the County. The
General Plan provides decision makers, County staff, property owners, interested
property developers and builders, and the public-at-large with the County's
policy direction for managing land use change. The General Plan is comprehensive
in scope, addressing land use, agricultural resources, housing, economic
development, mobility, infrastructure, public services, environmental resources,
public health and safety, and noise.
The General Plan EIR evaluates the adverse physical environmental impacts of
implementing the Sutter County General Plan, in compliance with the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970 (Public Resources Code Section 21000
et seq.) and the State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations Section
15000 et seq.). An EIR is a public information document that presents
environmental impact analysis, identifies feasible measures to mitigate
significant impacts, and presents feasible alternatives to the project
than can reduce or avoid significant environmental effects. The EIR
describes significant and unavoidable impacts related to: conversion
of farmland to nonagricultural uses, consistency with air quality planning,
operational and construction-generated air pollutant emissions, historical
resources, noise and vibration, increased traffic volumes, and roadway
level of service. Review of the Cal/EPA databases indicates that there
are currently no sites within the Sutter County Planning Area that are
listed on the Cortese List developed according to Government Code Section
65962.5. The EIR also contains the draft Sutter County Climate Action Plan.
The General Plan and EIR are also available for review at the Sutter County
Community Services Department and at the Sutter County Main Library located
in Yuba City:
Sutter County Community Services Department
1130 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A
Yuba City, CA 95993
Sutter County Main Library
750 Forbes Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
Please forward comments or questions on either document to:
Sutter County Community Services Department, Planning Division
Attn: Steve Geiger
1130 Civic Center Blvd., Suite A
Yuba City, CA 95993
Comments can also be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The County will respond in writing to all written comments on the draft EIR received by Monday, October 25, 2010 by 5:00 pm.
The Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) with appendices have been posted on the