NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Chino Hills will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., telephonically through Zoom and broadcast live on the City's website, pursuant to Section 3 of Executive Order N-29-20, issued by Governor Newsom on March 17, 2020 to consider Municipal Code Amendment No. 20MCA02 and Zone Change No. 20ZC01.

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 Council Members and City staff and will not be open to the public for the meeting. See instructions below.

        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Chino Hills will hold a public hearing at the time and place indicated above for Municipal Code Amendment No. 20MCA02 and Zone Change No. 20ZC01

        PROJECT DESCRIPTION: To consider  a proposal to amend Title 16 of the Chino Hills Municipal Code, Chapter 16.20 to repeal

PD-14-153 - Western Hills and Chapter 16.10 Table 20-1(D-L); to amend Chapter 16.10 (Residential Districts) Table 20-1(C) by combining RS-1 through RS-8 PD Development Standards and adding RS-9 into the table; to amend Appendix E (Individual Lot Setback Information for Single-Family Zoning Districts) of the Chino Hills Municipal Code to add the single family residential lots formerly within the Western Hills PD; and to amend the City of Chino Hills Zoning Map to reflect the new residential land use categories to designations consistent with their respective General Plan Land Use Map designations.

PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located within the Western Hills community located on Highland Pass Road.

        NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN Staff has determined that the adoption of the ordinance associated with proposed Municipal Code Amendment No. 20MCA02 and Zone Change No. 20ZC01 are exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because they establish rules and procedures to permit operation of existing facilities; consist only of minor revisions and clarifications to existing regulations and specification of procedures related thereto; and consist of actions taken to assure the maintenance, protection and enhancement of the environment. Consequently, the proposed amendment to the Municipal Code and Zone Change are categorically exempt from further CEQA review under Cal. Code Regs. Title 14, §§ 15060(c)(2), 15061(b)(3), and 15378. 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 City Council 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: 861-9735-1711

     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 NOTE:  If joining the meeting via Zoom, your telephone number or computer name will appear on the screen.  Options are available to anonymize this information.  Contact the City Clerk if you need help with this option.

     To give the City Clerk adequate time to print out your comments for consideration at the meeting, please submit your written comments prior to 5:30 p.m. via email to; or if you are unable to email, please call City Clerk at (909) 364-2624 by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

     If you wish to have your written comments read to the Council Members during the hearing, please indicate in the Subject Line "FOR ORAL COMMENT ON 20MCA02 20ZC01."  Comments that you want read to the Council will be subject to the three-minute time limitation (approximately 350 words).

     Written comments that are only to be provided to Council and not read at the meeting are not subject to a word limit and will be distributed to the Council 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 PowerPoint. If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint provided to you ahead of time, please contact City Clerk at 909-364-2624 prior to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 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 Council meeting, please contact City Clerk, (909) 364-2624 within 48 hours of the meeting.   Additional information regarding this project may be obtained from Michael Hofflinger, Senior Planner with the Community Development Department at  or (909) 364-2777.

Dated:  July 29, 2020

s/Cheryl Balz, City Clerk

Publish:  Chino Hills Champion

                Saturday, August 1, 2020

Chino Valley Champion 395-20


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