City Seeks Community Input for 2040 Draft EIR

City Seeks Community Input for 2040 Draft EIR

The city has made its draft General Plan 2040 and the plan’s 2040 Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) available for review on t its website. These plans are also available for review at the Main Library at 1551 Oak St.

The city is accepting comments on the DEIR until Friday, June 25. The public can provide comments either in writing or by email to: Andrew Thomas, Planning Building and Transportation Department, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Room 190, Alameda, California 94501 or to athomas@alamedaca.gov. Comments may also be provided verbally at the June 14 Planning Board meeting.

When the 45-day comment period closes on June 25, the city will prepare a final EIR for the Planning Board to consider.

The final EIR will include any required revisions made to the draft EIR as the result of suggestions made by reviewers of the document. This will also include written responses to all comments received during the 45-day review period.

When it is completed, the city will make the final EIR available for public review for a minimum of 10 days. After this review period, the Planning Board will hold public hearings to make its recommendation on the final EIR and the final Draft General Plan to the City Council.

The General Plan 2040 is a draft update to the Alameda General Plan, which was last comprehensively updated in 1991. The update does not include an update to the Housing Element, which will be updated next year.

Contact Dennis Evanosky at devanosky@alamedasun.com.