Notice of Availability - City of Tracy General Plan AmendmentPosted: Apr 27, 2009
The City of Tracy has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for a General Plan Amendment, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). As required by law, the City is providing this Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIR.
The Draft City of Tracy General Plan was released for public review on April 22, 2009. The Draft SEIR was released for public review on April 22, 2009.
The Draft General Plan Amendment and Draft SEIR are available on the City’s web site (www.ci.tracy.ca.us), at the City of Tracy Department of Development and Engineering Services at 333 Civic Center Plaza, and at the Tracy Public Library at 20 E Eaton Avenue, Tracy, CA 95376. A public hearing, as described below, will be held as required by State law.
NAME OF PROJECT: City of Tracy General Plan Amendment
LOCATION OF PROJECT: Tracy is located in San Joaquin County, within the Central Valley, southwest of Stockton and west of Modesto.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT: The proposed project is an amendment to the City of Tracy General Plan, which was last comprehensively updated in 2006. The General Plan Amendment is primarily aimed at revising the General Plan to comply with new LAFCO policies regarding the City’s Municipal Service Review (MSR) and Sphere of Influence (SOI). The revised SOI is 19 square miles, which is 10 square miles smaller than previously planned and drafted by the Tracy City Council. The Amended General Plan also identifies a 30-year SOI and 10-year development horizon, per LAFCO policy. The General Plan Amendment also incorporates new State legislation regarding flooding policies and enhanced goals, objectives, policies regarding sustainability and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Draft Amended City of Tracy General Plan contains changes to the following five elements: Land Use, Circulation, Noise, Population/Housing Balance, and Air Quality. A more detailed project description is included in the Draft EIR issued on April 22, 2009.
REVIEW PERIOD: 45 days, extending from April 22, 2009 and ending June 8, 2009.
PUBLIC MEETINGS: There is a Planning Commission hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm, in the Tracy Council Chambers, 333 Civic Center Plaza to receive comments on the Draft Supplemental EIR.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Victoria Lombardo, Senior Planner, City of Tracy, 333 Civic Center Plaza, Tracy, CA 95376, 209-831-6400, fax 209-831-6439.
PROVISION OF COMMENTS: Members of the public and other interested agencies and individuals are invited to provide comments on the Amended General Plan and the Draft Supplemental EIR. Written comments can be provided to the City at the address above during the public review period, or verbal comments can be provided at the scheduled public hearing. Comments on the Draft Supplemental EIR may be submitted during the 45-day review period.