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Environmental Review

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) defines a General Plan Update as a “project.”   The “project” includes the changes in land use proposed by the General Plan, as well as capital projects and new or modified policies relating to topics such as transportation, housing, resource management, and safety.  It also includes the Draft Downtown Precise Plan.  CEQA requires that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) be prepared if the “project” could potentially have significant impacts on the environment.  Thus, if the General Plan (or Precise Plan) facilitates increases in population and employment or changes to existing conditions, the impacts of the Plan on traffic, noise, wildlife, air and water quality, and similar factors must be considered.

This page has been established as the repository for all CEQA related documents pertaining to the General Plan and Precise Plan.  The Draft EIR was posted to this site on January 7, 2021.  In addition, the San Rafael Planning Commission held a public hearing on the DEIR at 7 PM on March 9, 2021.

The Comment Period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report closed at 11:59 PM on March 9, 2021.

Responses to comments are now being prepared and will be posted here when they are available.  The Draft document may be reviewed using the links below.

Individual EIR Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Project Description
  4. Environmental Analysis
  5. Alternatives
  6. CEQA-Required Conclusions
  7. Acronyms-Abbreviations

Appendices

Other Relevant Documents

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