Notice of Scoping Meeting for a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report

Notice of Scoping Meeting for a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report
Posted on 07/14/2021
Notice of Scoping MeetingNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of Sierra Madre, as the lead agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will hold a Scoping Meeting for the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Housing Element of the City of Sierra Madre General Plan for the 2021-2029 planning period (Housing Element Update). 

SCOPING MEETING: The Scoping Meeting will be held on July 28th, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City of Sierra Madre City Hall Council Chambers.

DATE AND TIME OF MEETING
City of Sierra Madre
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.


PLACE OF MEETING
City of Sierra Madre
City Council Chambers

232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Comments on the Draft EIR should be submitted during the Scoping Meeting. Written comments must be sent to Vincent Gonzalez, Director of Planning and Community Preservation, 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024, or vgonzalez@cityofsierramadre.com. Written comments must be received by August 1st. 2021. For additional information, please contact Mr. Gonzalez at 626-355-7135.

PROJECT SUMMARY: The City is updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2021-2029 planning period. The Housing Element is one of the seven required elements of the General Plan per the California Government Code, beginning at Section 655583. Generally, State law mandates updates to the Housing Element every eight years. The Housing Element serves as a policy guide to address the comprehensive housing needs of the City of Sierra Madre. The primary focus of the Housing element is to ensure decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for current and future residents of the City including those with special needs. The City is required to ensure the availability of residential sites, at adequate densities and appropriate development standards, adopt land use plans and regulatory systems that provide opportunities for, and do not unduly constrain housing production in the City to accommodate its fair share of the regional housing need, also known as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation. 

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For more information on the project, please see: http://www.cityofsierramadre.com/housingelement