NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF REDONDO BEACH’S CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT PROCEDURES
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To: Interested Parties
From: City of Redondo Beach Community Development Department
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, California 90277
Date of Publication of Notice: November 21, 2014 (Daily Breeze)
Proposed Ordinance: The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) generally requires public agencies to disclose the environmental impacts of discretionary Project’s proposed within their jurisdiction by preparing environmental documents, such as Environmental Impact Reports, Negative Declarations, Categorical Exemptions, and Initial Studies. CEQA is codified in California Public Resources Code Sections 21000 et seq.; the state has also prepared guidelines to implement CEQA which are contained in Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Sections 15000 et seq. The City has also previously adopted its own CEQA procedures which are contained in Title 10, Chapter 3, Articles 1 through 11 of the City’s Municipal Code. The City is proposing to amend the City’s CEQA procedures contained in Title 10 Chapter 3, including Article 1 (General Provisions), Article 2 (Evaluation of Significant Effects, including Criteria for Significance), Article 3 (Exemptions), Article 4 (Initial Study), Article 5 (Negative Declarations), Article 6 (Environmental Impact Report Procedures), Article 7 (Contents of Environmental Impact Reports), Article 8 (Mitigation Monitoring), Article 9 (Notices of Determination), Article 10 (Fees), and Article 11 (Appeals), and amending Title 2, Chapter 9, Article 7, Section 2-9.712 (Harbor Commission Finality of Decisions)
A copy of the proposed ordinance can be reviewed at: City Hall, in the City Clerk’s office, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 and online at www.redondo.org. The City’s existing municipal code CEQA procedures are also available online at: http://www.qcode.us/codes/redondobeach/ (Title 10, Chapter 3)
Public Review and Written Comments: The City is requesting public review and input on the proposed ordinance and will be accepting comments until 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2014. When submitting comments please provide your name or the name of a contact person in your organization. Comments regarding the proposed ordinance must be submitted in writing by mail, e-mail or fax to:
Aaron Jones, Community Development Director
415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach CA , 90277
Public Hearing: The City will consider the proposed ordinance during a public hearing on December 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the City Council Chambers, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach CA, 90277. The City Council procedures generally include a presentation by staff, a question and comment period open to the public, followed by deliberations by the City Council.
If you challenge approval of the proposed ordinance in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Redondo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. Public Hearing Notice
The State's California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines are available online here, under Title 14, California Code of Regulations , Sections 15000 et seq.