Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 13057 - Preparation of Staff Reports

(a) The executive director shall prepare a written staff report for each application filed pursuant to section 13056. Except as provided for in section 13058 (consolidated staff reports), section 13150 (administrative permits) and section 13238.1 (waiver of permit), the staff report shall include, at a minimum, the following:
(1) an executive summary that includes a brief project description, a summary of significant issues, and the staff recommendation;
(2) a description of the proposed development, with any necessary exhibits of maps, plans, photographs, and other visual or graphic materials;
(3) a staff recommendation for the Commission to approve, conditionally approve, or deny the application, supported by specific findings with analysis of whether the proposed development conforms to the applicable standard of review; and,
(4) for approvals, all recommended standard and special conditions.
(b) Notwithstanding the requirements of subdivision (a), with respect to any application, the executive director may elect to prepare first a partial staff report that does not contain the recommendation required by subsection (a)(3), if he or she determines that public comment and commission discussion would facilitate preparation of such recommendation. The executive director shall comply with all other procedures applicable to staff reports including procedures for the distribution of staff reports and for the noticing of hearings.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 14, § 13057

Note: Authority cited: Section 30333, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 30604, 30607 and 30620, Public Resources Code.

1. Amendment filed 6-10-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 24).
2. New NOTE filed 8-14-81; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 33).
3. Repealer and new article heading and section filed 9-20-99; operative 10-20-99 (Register 99, No. 39).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 11-27-2019; operative 1-1-2020 (Register 2019, No. 48).

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