NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Chino Hills Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., telephonically through Zoom and

pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N -29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020 to consider Municipal Code Amendment 20MCA01. Please be advised that pursuant to the Executive Order, and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, the Council Chambers will only be open to Commissioners and City staff and will not be open to the public for the meeting. See instructions below.

        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Chino Hills will hold a public hearing at the time and place indicated above for Municipal Code Amendment 20MCA01.

        PROJECT DESCRIPTION: To consider  a proposal to amend Title 16 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code, Chapter 16.02 General Provisions and Definitions, Chapter 16.10 Residential Districts, Chapter 16.13 Mixed Use District, and Appendix A Regulation of Uses by Zoning District to define terms related to “accessory dwelling units”, “accessory efficiency dwelling units”, and “junior accessory dwelling units”; specify the permissibility of accessory dwelling unit and junior accessory dwelling unit uses in the City’s zoning districts; and establish development standards regulating accessory dwelling unit and junior accessory dwelling unit uses within the City.

PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed Municipal Code Amendment would be effective citywide.

        NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN Staff has determined that the adoption of the ordinance associated with proposed Municipal Code Amendment 20MCA01 is exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 Cal. Code Regs. § 15282(h) (Other Statutory Exemptions) because the project consists of the adoption of an ordinance regarding accessory dwelling units in single-family and multifamily residential zones by a city or county to implement the provisions of Sections 65852.1 and 65852.2 of the Government Code as set forth in Section 21080.17 of the Public Resources Code. Additional information regarding this project is available for public review at the City of Chino Hills Community Development Department, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709 during the following hours: Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that if you challenge the above described project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

ALL PERSONS INTERESTED are invited to be present and comment remotely as follows:

     Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:

     Please use this URL

     PLEASE NOTE: If joining the meeting via Zoom, your phone number will appear on the screen.

     Or join by phone:  +1(669) 900-6833

     Enter Meeting ID: 879 3954 8952

     If you want to comment during the public comment portion of the agenda, Press *9 and we will select you from the meeting cue.

     Please be advised that joining the meeting may display your telephone number or computer name.  Options are available to anonymize this information.  Contact the Planning Commission Secretary if you need help with this option.

     To give the Planning Commission Secretary adequate time to print out your comments for consideration at the meeting, please submit your written comments to prior to 5:30 p.m.; or if you are unable to email, please call the Planning Commission Secretary at (909) 364-2742 by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

     If you wish to have your written comments read to the Commission during the hearing, please indicate in the Subject Line "FOR ORAL COMMENT ON 20MCA01."  Comments that you want read to the Commission will be subject to the three-minute time limitation (approximately 350 words).

     Written comments that are only to be provided to Commission and not read at the meeting are not subject to a word limit and will be distributed to the Commission prior to the meeting.

Please note that if you join the hearing by calling in on the telephone rather than through a device with video, you will not be able to view the PowerPoint. If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint provided to you ahead of time, please contact the Planning Commission Secretary at prior to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to obtain a copy.

Pursuant to the Executive Order, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the Commission meeting, please contact the Planning Commission Secretary, (909) 364-2742 within 48 hours of the meeting.   Additional information regarding this project may be obtained from Ryan Gackstetter, Senior Planner with the Community Development Department at or (909) 364-2749.

DATED:     October 8, 2020   

PUBLISH:  Chino Hills Champion

           Saturday, October 10, 2020

Chino Valley Champion                  518-20


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