Envrionmental Review

All development proposals are analyzed to determine their environmental impacts and appropriate mitigation measures in order to maintain the quality of life in Laguna Niguel. The Community Development Department and Planning Commission are responsible for reviewing projects relative to environmental concerns and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

For larger projects requiring Environmental Impact Reports, the City typically contracts with private consulting firms to prepare the necessary technical studies, using funds provided by project applicants.