PUBLIC INVITED TO INFO MEETINGS ON PROCESS TO UPDATE GENERAL PLAN
PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to two information meetings in June to learn about the process for updating the City’s draft General Plan Land Use and Mobility Elements, the direction given to staff by the City Council and the overall environmental review process.
The meetings scheduled in June will be held at:
- 9:00 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at Pasadena City College’s Circadian Room, Building CC, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Park in Lot 3 off South Hill Avenue.
- 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 27, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Gamble Lounge, 585 E. Colorado Blvd. Free parking is available on the north side of East Union Street.
City staff will provide the same in-depth presentation at both meetings, including information about the direction given by the City Council to study changes to the General Plan; what an environmental impact report (EIR) typically includes; information on how a General Plan EIR is different from other EIRs, and future opportunities for public comment and participation during the EIR process.
Although the June meetings are not part of the formal EIR process, staff will retain public input on any initial comments about the subjects that the EIR should study.
One of the first phases will be for staff to prepare an environmental “Initial Study” document. This Initial Study will provide preliminary environmental analysis, give initial findings on the potential level of environmental impact and indicate which subjects require additional study.
In the future, the City will host environmental scoping meetings to allow the community to review and provide feedback. Throughout the process, staff will continue to meet with the public to present progress, share analysis and receive public comment.
To view the proposed changes to the General Plan Land Use and Mobility Elements, or for more information on the General Plan Community Information Meetings, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan, call (626) 744-7310, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go to www.cityofpasadena.net.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2013 #056-13
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, email@example.com