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On Monday, May 22, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. the Tiburon Town Council will hold a public hearing to review the General Plan 2040 and Environmental Impact Report, take public testimony, and to consider certification of the Environmental Impact Report and adoption of the General Plan 2040, which includes the Town's 6th Cycle Housing Element.
The Final Environmental Impact Report and General Plan are available for review at the Tiburon Community Development Department, Tiburon Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon CA 94920 and on the Town’s website at https://createtiburon2040.org/draft-general-plan/. Questions should be directed to Director of Community Development Dina Tasini at (415)435-7390 or at email@example.com.
Public comment is invited. If you cannot attend the meeting, you may send a letter to the Town Council at 1505 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon CA 94920 or email your comments to Town Clerk Lea Dilena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: State law requires the Town to have and maintain a general plan with specific contents in order to provide a vision for the Town’s future, and inform local decisions about land use and development, including issues such as circulation, conservation, and safety. The Town’s General Plan was last comprehensively updated in 2005.The General Plan 2040 is organized into the following eleven chapters, and includes discussions of the State-mandated elements: Land Use; Downtown; Housing; Diversity, Equity + Inclusion; Mobility; Noise; Sustainability; Conservation; Open Space, Parks + Recreation; and Safety + Resilience.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT: The Town, as lead agency under CEQA, has prepared a Final EIR for the proposed Project. The Final EIR identifies significant and unavoidable impacts in the following topic areas: Air Quality; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Transportation; and Utilities and Service Systems. The Final EIR identifies potentially significant environmental impacts that can be mitigated to a less than significant level in the following categories: Air Quality; Geology, Soils, and Seismicity; and Noise. The Final EIR identifies less than significant environmental impacts in the following categories: Aesthetics, Light, and Glare; Air Quality; Biological Resources; Cultural Resources and Tribal Cultural Resources; Energy; Geology, Soils, and Seismicity; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Hazards and Hazardous Materials; Hydrology and Water Quality; Land Use; Noise; Public Service and Recreation; Transportation; Utilities and Service Systems; and Wildfire. The Final EIR identifies no environmental impacts in the following categories: Aesthetics, Light, and Glare; Population and Housing; and Transportation.
Previously, a Notice of Preparation (NOP) was released on October 21, 2022 and included a public review period through November 28, 2022, to solicit comments on the scope and content of the Draft EIR. The draft EIR circulated for a 45-day comment period from March 16 to May 1, 2023. The Final EIR includes responses to all substantive comments received on the Draft EIR.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing and recommended that the Town Council certify the EIR and adopt findings and take actions required by CEQA, and to adopt the General Plan 2040.