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File #: 19-1755    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/19/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/10/2019 Final action: 12/10/2019
Title: HEARING - To consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on amending the General Plan Economic Development Element with the removal of Policy 10.1.6.4; and the Planning Commission recommending the Board take the following actions: 1) Determine that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), there is no evidence that the proposed amendment to remove language specific to how Transient Occupancy Tax is spent qualifies this action as a "project” and therefore is exempt from CEQA review; 2) Approve General Plan Amendment to remove Economic Development Policy 10.1.6.4 which states, "The majority of transient occupancy tax generated revenue shall be directed toward the promotion of tourism, entertainment, business and leisure travel in El Dorado County."; and 3) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 216-2019 for said General Plan Amendment.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Contract Routing Sheet and Resolution, 2. B - Proof of Publication Mt. Democrat, 3. C - Proof of Publication Georgetown Gazette, 4. D - Proof of Publication Tahoe Tribune, 5. Executed Resolution 216-2019, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 12-10-19
Related files: 19-1518, 22-0498, 21-0349
Title
HEARING - To consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission on amending the General Plan Economic Development Element with the removal of Policy 10.1.6.4; and the Planning Commission recommending the Board take the following actions:
1) Determine that pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), there is no evidence that the proposed amendment to remove language specific to how Transient Occupancy Tax is spent qualifies this action as a "project” and therefore is exempt from CEQA review;
2) Approve General Plan Amendment to remove Economic Development Policy 10.1.6.4 which states, "The majority of transient occupancy tax generated revenue shall be directed toward the promotion of tourism, entertainment, business and leisure travel in El Dorado County."; and
3) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 216-2019 for said General Plan Amendment.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Request to consider amending the Economic Development Element of the General Plan to remove Policy 10.1.6.4 which states, “The majority of transient occupancy tax generated revenue shall be directed toward the promotion of tourism, entertainment, business and leisure travel in El Dorado County.”

At the Board on September 10, 2019 (Item 22, Legistar 19-1337), Supervisors Novasel and Hidahl, as the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget Adhoc Committee, recommended the Board direct staff to:

1) Proceed with a General Plan amendment to remove Policy 10.1.6.4 which states, "The majority of transient occupancy tax generated revenue shall be directed toward the promotion of tourism, entertainment, business and leisure travel in El Dorado County; and

2) Direct staff to return to the Board with an additional budget policy that states, "transient occupancy tax revenue shall be directed toward the impact of tourism and economic development."

As a result of this request, the Board voted 5-0 to move the item forward. The proposed revisions...

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