California Environmental Quality Act

Purpose

The basic purposes of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) are to:

  • Disclose to the public the reasons why a governmental agency approved the project in the manner the agency chose if significant environmental effects are involved
  • Identify ways that environment damage can be avoided or significantly reduced
  • Inform governmental decision makers and the public about the potential, significant environmental effects of proposed activities
  • Prevent significant, avoidable damage to the environment by requiring changes in projects through the use of alternatives or mitigation measures when the governmental agency finds the changes to be feasible

Annexation Reports

The Annexation Map and Summary Report (PDF) outlines all annexations of new land which have occurred from the original City, dating back to 1952.