Food Truck Regulation Discussion (February 28, 2017 at 6PM)

DATE:    February 15, 2017

DEPT:    Community Development



The City Council has tasked the Coalinga Planning Commission with developing rules and regulations for operating food trucks in the City of Coalinga. The Planning Commission is encouraging all stakeholders who are interested in providing feedback and suggestions regarding the development of these regulations to attend the next Planning Commission Meeting set for February 28, 2017 at 6:00pm in the City Council Chambers

Please share this notice with your neighbors or anyone you feel may be interested. 

Sean Brewer, Director, Community Development Department

Public Review Draft Available for Comment for Coalinga's Active Transportation Plan

The City of Coalinga has embraced a bold vision of the city as a community where bicycling and walking serve the transportation needs of residents and visitors. This Active Transportation Plan carries this vision forward, outlining a strategy to develop a safer, more comfortable walking and bicycling network, and foster a thriving active transportation culture through programs and events. 

The 4 volume draft plan is availabe for public comment until January 24th. 

Prvide Comments via email to Sean Brewer at or at


City of Coalinga Active Transportation Plan - Public Draft

Volume 1: Active Transportation Plan

Volume 2: Trails Master Plan

Volume 3: Safe Routes to School

Volume 4: Appendices

The San Francisco SPCA and The Humane Society of the United States Herald Coalinga’s Commitment to Animal Welfare Improvements

June 6, 2016 – With financial, training and moral support from the San Francisco SPCA (SF SPCA) and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the City of Coalinga Animal Shelter today dismantled its gas chamber for good. Believed to be the last remaining shelter in California using any method other than the industry standard “euthanasia by injection,” Coalinga’s move paves the way for California to enact Assembly Bill 2505 (AB 2505) authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), which would outlaw the use of carbon dioxide to kill dogs and cats in California.

Chief Michael Salvador of the Coalinga Police Department, which runs the shelter, has been very receptive to ending this practice and to making other improvements to the shelter’s animal care programs. “I am very grateful to the SF SPCA and HSUS for the training and support they have provided,” said Chief Salvador “With their mentorship and generosity, we are making meaningful changes to improving the quality of animal care in Coalinga.”

“This is a big step forward for shelter animals in Coalinga,” said Brandy Kuentzel, the SF SPCA’s Director of Advocacy, who is in Coalinga today to celebrate the milestone and load up dogs and cats to bring back for veterinary care and adoption in the Bay Area. “The use of carbon dioxide causes tremendous animal suffering and poses a major health concern for shelter employees.”


SF SPCA and The HSUS are working with Assemblyman Quirk to pass AB 2505, which the Assembly approved unanimously. AB 2505 will be heard on June 14th by the Senate Public Safety Committee. Chief Salvador is planning to testify at the hearing in support of the bill.

“I applaud Chief [last name] and the city of Coalinga for boldly stepping up to end this practice and commit to treating homeless pets with dignity and care,” said Assemblyman Quirk. “I look forward to meeting Chief Salvador when he is in Sacramento next week.”

The HSUS is committed to ending the use of gas chambers nationwide. Twenty-one states have complete bans, while five states are known to have chambers in active use.  

“We are so pleased to provide a grant to the City of Coalinga for taking this important step today,” said Courtney Fern, California state director and community relations liaison for The HSUS, who handed Chief [last name] a check for $5,000 today during the ceremony. “We hope these funds can help the shelter meet life-saving goals.”

The SF SPCA is pleased to have provided several thousand dollars’ worth of training and equipment to assist Coalinga in making this transition. And today’s mobile transport of homeless pets is the second set of Coalinga animals that SF SPCA has helped find forever homes through their adoption center. SF SPCA is also grateful to the Marin Humane Society for their training of Coalinga animal shelter staff.


About The San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Hearing - Commercial Marijuana Permanent Ordinance, Juniper Ridge Industrial Park City-Initiated Rezone and General Plan Amendments, and Claremont Property Project


 Commercial Marijuana Permanent Ordinance, Juniper Ridge Industrial Park City-Initiated Rezone and General Plan Amendment, and Claremont Property Project



City of Coalinga

Community Development Department

155 West Durian Avenue

Coalinga, CA 93210


Contact Person:

Sean Brewer

Community Development Director

(559) 935-1533 x143              



The Juniper Ridge Industrial Park is located at the intersection of Jayne Avenue and Enterprise Parkway, in the City of Coalinga. The Commercial Marijuana Permanent Ordinance involves conditionally-approved land uses within areas of the City designated as Manufacturing Business by the City’s General Plan and zoned Light Manufacturing/Business by the City’s Zoning Code. The Claremont Property Project is located at 185 West Gale Avenue, the former site of the Claremont Custody Center, in the City of Coalinga.


City of Coalinga

155 West Durian Avenue

Coalinga, CA 93210


The proposed project consists of the following three components:

1) City of Coalinga-initiated rezone and General Plan Amendment (GPA) of four properties, in the existing Juniper Ridge Industrial Park. The rezone and GPA would amend the Service Commercial (CS) zoning district to Light Manufacturing/Business (MBL) and Commercial Service (CS) land use designation to Manufacturing/Business (MB) respectively. The rezone and GPA would create consistency between the General Plan Land Use Map, Zoning Map, and the adopted Juniper Ridge Business/Industrial Park Master Area Plan.

2) The Commercial Marijuana Operations (CMO) Permanent Ordinance, which would supersede the current interim CMO Urgency Ordinance providing permanent standards for commercial marijuana facilities and establish consistency with the Medical Marijuana Regulations and Safety Act (MMRSA).

3) Analysis of a rezone and GPA for the former Claremont Custody Center property located at 185 West Gale Avenue, identified as APN 070-041-17ST, and analysis of proposed reuse of the Claremont facility as a CMO. The rezone would amend the existing Public Facilities (PF) zoning district to MBL and Public Facilities (PF) land use designation to MB.


The Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration can be reviewed at the following locations in the City of Coalinga:  the City of Coalinga Community Development Department located at 155 West Durian Avenue (open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday); the Coalinga Library located at 305 North 4th Street (open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday-Friday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Saturday); and the Coalinga Chamber of Commerce located at 265 West Elm Avenue (open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday). This environmental review process and Mitigated Negative Declaration filing is pursuant to Title 14, Division 6, Chapter 3, Article 6, sections 15070, 15071, and 15072 of the California Administrative Code.


A 30-day public comment period on this Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration begins on September 2, 2016 and ends on October 3, 2016Written comments regarding this project, addressing the findings of the proposed Negative Declaration and/or accuracy or completeness of the Initial Study, may be submitted to the City of Coalinga Department of Community Development (at the below address) during this comment period. A public hearing before the City of Coalinga Planning Commission will be held for the proposed project on October 11, 2016. A final public hearing before the City of Coalinga City Council will be scheduled for a later date, to be determined and noticed separately. All hearings and meetings will be located in the City Hall Chambers, 155 West Durian Avenue, Coalinga, California 93210.


Sean Brewer, Community Development Director

City of Coalinga Community Development Department

155 West Durian Avenue, Coalinga, California 93210

(559) 935-1533 

PDF Files:


Drinking Water Public Notice - TTHM Notification