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City Council Public Hearing to Consider a Moratorium on Mixed-Use Development in the MU Zones

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER:

  1. AN EXTENSION OF URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 3172-17 IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN THE MU ZONES IN THE CITY AND DECLARING AN URGENCY THEREOF

  2. A WRITTEN REPORT DESCRIBING MEASURES TAKEN TO ALLEVIATE THE CONDITION WHICH LED TO THE ADOPTION OF THE MORATORIUM ORDINANCE

  3. FINDINGS UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT AND FINDINGS PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65858(C)

 

LOCATION: All properties zoned Mixed-Use (MU) within the City of Redondo Beach.

SUBJECT OF THE HEARING:  To protect the public safety, health, and welfare of its citizens, Government Code Section 65858 allows a city council to adopt an interim ordinance prohibiting any uses that may be in conflict with a contemplated general plan, specific plan, or zoning proposal that the city is considering or studying or intends to study within a reasonable time.  The interim ordinance may be adopted by a four-fifths vote following notice pursuant to Government Code Section 65090 and a public hearing.  On August 15, 2017, the City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 3172-17 imposing a 45-day moratorium on mixed-use development in the MU Zones in the City.  

 

On September 19, 2017 the City Council will consider a 10-month, 15-day extension of Urgency Ordinance No. 3172-17 continuing the moratorium on mixed-use development in the MU Zones in the City to August 13, 2018.  The proposed 10-month, 15-day extension would be the first of two potential extensions permitted by law of Urgency Ordinance No. 3172-17, which would otherwise expire on September 29, 2017.

The City Council will also consider adoption of proposed findings/exemptions under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including but not limited to findings that the additional regulations and/or amendments of existing regulations described in this notice are not subject to CEQA pursuant Sections 15060(c)(2) (the activity will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment), 15060(c)(3) (the activity is not a project as defined in Section 15378(a) of the CEQA Guidelines because it has no potential for resulting in physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly), and 15061(b)(3) (the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment). The City Council will also consider adopting findings pursuant to Government Code Section 65858(c).

HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 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’s procedures generally include opening the public hearing, a presentation by staff, and a question and comment period open to the public.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY:  The Agenda containing materials relating to this item will be available 72 hours prior to the public hearing, in accordance with state law and local ordinance, in the following locations: (1) Planning Division office located through Door E of the Redondo Beach City Hall, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach from 7:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday (City Hall is closed every other Friday); (2) Redondo Beach Main Library 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway; and (3) City Council agenda page of the City’s website at www.redondo.org.

A report on actions taken to alleviate conditions leading to impacts on the public health, safety, and welfare will be available for public review on September 7, 2017 in locations (1) through (3) listed above.

For additional information please contact the Planning Division at (310) 318-0637.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Oral testimony will be taken at the public hearing described in this notice.  For those that cannot attend the public hearing, written comments for the City Council on the proposed moratorium extension and associated materials may be submitted to the Planning Division by mail to the address above, or by email to lina.portolese@redondo.org.  Written comments will be accepted until the day of the public hearing no later than 3:00 p.m.

 

If you challenge this matter 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 Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.

 


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