Colusa County, with the assistance of a consultant (De Novo Planning Group), is working on a comprehensive update to its Zoning Code. The County encourages public participation in this important project that will shape the future of development in Colusa County. As more information is available on this project, it will be posted to this webpage. Below are answers to some common questions regarding this project.
What is the Zoning Code?
The Zoning Code is a section of the County's Municipal Code (county law) that regulates the development of buildings, activities, and land uses.
Why is it Important?
The Zoning Code affects how your county looks and works, now and in the future. The update to the Zoning Code will implement Colusa County's new General Plan, helping turn general goals and policies into a reality.
Why are we Updating the Zoning Code?
The County's existing Zoning Code was originally written in 1991. Many small additions have been made to the Code over the years, but the Code is still inadequate to efficiently handle many new activities, building designs, and opportunities important to the Colusa County community.
What are the goals of the Zoning Code Update?
The main goal of the Comprehensive Zoning Code Update is to clarify, update, and simplify the Code. The new Zoning Code will:
- Be user-friendly and easy to understand
- Be illustrated with graphics, diagrams, and concise tables
- Allow for a streamlined development review process
- Provide clear direction to project applicants
- Effectively implement the new Colusa County General Plan