2015 Final Documents

On August 18, 2015 the City Council adopted new Land Use and Mobility Elements of the City's General Plan.  These documents are the culmination of extensive public outreach and community participation.

Land Use Element

The Land Use Element provides general direction and guidance for the physical development of a city with two major components. At the core of the Land Use Element are the eight Guiding Principles and a series of goals and policies that demonstrate the relationship between land use policies and policies that foster high quality design, the arts and culture, sustainable infrastructure, a vital economy, exemplary public services, and public involvement and participation. The update to the Land Use Element also consists of implementation
measures to aid in enacting the new policies, a glossary, and an appendix.

The second component is the Land Use Diagram which depicts the general distribution, location, and density of land uses in the city based on the policies of the General Plan and existing land uses. The Land Use Diagram visually represents the concepts of neighborhood protection, targeted growth around transit centers and corridors, encouraging alternative forms of transportation and fostering a healthy economy.

Mobility Element

The Mobility Element addresses all modes of travel such as walking, bicycling, transit, driving, and provides a guide for the continuing development of the transportation system to support planned growth. It contains measures for the implementation of goals and policies, and addresses the requirements of California state law regarding the transportation needs of the community within the context of the region.

The update to the Mobility element consists of new goals and objectives, which address complete streets, a bicycle transportation plan, and short-range transit plan.

Final Environmental Impact Report

On July 14, 2015, the Final Environmental Impact Report was published. The Final EIR contains a collection of responses to comments submitted by individuals and agencies related to the environmental analysis during the 60-day public comment period following the release of the Draft EIR.  It also displays any technical corrections to inaccurate data or statements in the Draft EIR and contains the Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program (MMRP). The MMRP describes the procedures that will be used to implement the mitigation measures adopted as part of the General Plan.

The Final EIR determined that the proposed project would result in significant and unavoidable environmental impacts in the areas of Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, and Transportation/Traffic that cannot be mitigated. No additional public review is required because the conclusions of the EIR did not change, no feasible project mitigation was rejected, and no new alternatives were considered. Based on this conclusion, a statement of overriding considerations must be adopted by the City Council in order to approve the project.

On August 7, 2015 the Revised Final Environmental Impact Report and Appendix were published.  These documents contain the environmental analysis of the staff recommendation to the City Council.

Revised Final EIR 2015-08
Revised Final EIR App 2015-08