Final Engineering Flexibility


The County intends to amend the County Zoning Ordinance, County Subdivision Ordinance, and County Grading Ordinance to allow project changes required to comply with changes in State or Federal regulatory requirements, without requiring a modification or revised map if specific findings are made. These project changes would not be counted toward the cumulative change if all of the following are met: 1) project change(s) do not result in a new or substantially increased significant impact in accordance with CEQA; 2) project change(s) do not result in a situation that would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public; and 3) project change(s) do not result in the elimination of project features required to meet the County code requirements. Examples of project features required to meet the County code requirements that cannot be eliminated include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) elimination of a trail that provides a connection through the project that is needed for regional connectivity; 2) reduction in overall amount of parkland approved with the original project; 3) elimination of roads that are needed for emergency access, travel time, or to handle the traffic generated by the project; and 4) reduction of area needed for required water supply well or onsite wastewater treatment systems and reserve area.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and for the safety of the public and staff, the Planning & Development Services lobbies are temporarily closed to the public. Planning & Development Services is continuing to provide essential services through online services. Please utilize the file links located on this website to view the environmental review documents. If needed, hard copies of the documents referenced on the website are available upon request for viewing at the drop-off counter of 5510 Overland Avenue. For further information regarding the operations of Planning and Development Services, please use the information located at the link below or contact the project manager using the contact information on this website:

Please direct any questions or formal comments to the project contacts below.

Project Contact: Ashley Smith | | (619) 857-8012


Board of Supervisors Meeting Documents:

August 18, 2021 Public Notice

Proposed Ordinance Amendments

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE PERIOD (February 11, 2021 to March 15, 2021)