California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

The State of California Public Resources Code 21000-21189.3 has regulated to local governments the requirement to maintain a quality environment for the people in the state now and in the future.  A high-quality environment will result in healthful circumstances for all people.   The capacity of that environment is limited.  Local government has a duty to preserve and enhance the environment.  The legislature requires all agencies to regulate activities of private individuals, corporations, and itself to protect that environment through project analysis and alternatives using the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The City of San Pablo as the lead agency has the responsibility of project review.  During the initial 30-day completeness review of applications for entitlements or permits, environmental issues might be identified which may require environmental evaluation of that project following the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code 21000-21189.3.  The public is invited to review and comment on current negative declarations or environmental impact reports.  

The following projects have final CEQA determinations: