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Rural Zoning Updates


The County is conducting Zoning Ordinance amendments across rural base zoning districts (Exclusive Agriculture, Agricultural Ranchlands, Hillsides, and Rural Residential).

The update consists of three main components:

  • Simplifying and streamlining the permit process for agriculture supportive uses;
  • Aligning development in agricultural areas with County policies; and
  • Replacing “local-serving” provisions with objective development standards.

These amendments are intended to:

  • Further the County’s policy goals for continued agricultural viability;
  • Keep the rural areas rural by limiting non-compatible uses; and
  • Remove “local-serving” provisions that are difficult to understand and implement.

Materials related to the proposed Rural Zoning Update:


Staff is conducting several virtual outreach meetings to present an overview of the County’s proposed direction and to solicit feedback from members of the public.


Rural Zoning Update Outreach Meeting #1
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Meeting Recording


Rural Zoning Update Outreach Meeting #2
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Meeting Recording


Agricultural Stakeholder Meeting
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 6:00 PM
Meeting Recording
Combined Presentation Slides for Rural Zoning Updates and Coyote Valley


Chinese Language Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 1:00 pm
Community Center, County of Santa Clara Animal Services Building
12425 Monterey Road, San Martin, CA 95046

If you require disability accommodation and/or language assistance for the public meetings, please reach out to Joanna Wilk at 72 hours prior to the meeting so staff can make the appropriate arrangements.


​Submit questions and comments to a County Staff member below:​


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Last updated: 8/10/2021 10:01 AM