How to challenge an EIR (Environmental Impact Report)
Per CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act), the identified Potential Environmental Impacts include:
· Hazards and Hazardous Materials
· Land Use and Planning
· Air Quality
· Geology and Soils
· Population and Housing
· Greenhouse Gas Emissions
· Transportation, Circulation, and Traffic
· Aesthetics and Visual Resources
· Public Services
· Hydrology and Water Quality
Here is what you need to include and this City link also gives mailing address info.
Huntington Beach has a Facebook Forum dedicated to their disgust of high density: https://www.facebook.com/groups/280145535508480/?fref=nf
Opposed to FV Crossings? You can help out today! Walk flyers around your neighborhoods, have them available in your businesses, share the info on Facebook, Twitter, and by email.
The public has 45 days to submit environmental challenges to FV City Hall with the 5 p.m. deadline of Monday, 2/20/2017. After then, no new environmental challenges or theories will be accepted. See above "How to Challenge" for acceptable categories.
The City Council Public Hearing for Consideration of Draft EIR and Specific Plan was to have been on June 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Based on last-minute developments (to include me bringing something very major and disturbing to the attention of the Attorney for the City prior to the 5:30 p.m. closed session) and other reasons, there was no Fountain Valley Crossings presentation by the Consultants or City Staff.
Planning Director, Matt Mogensen, proposed continuing the matter to a date uncertain. The 5 City Council Members unanimously voted "yes" for the continuation. The public could still speak about it and did: 15 people spoke against FV Crossings, 3 for it. The reality is that the Final EIR is still highly flawed and blatantly defective.
-Planning Commission Public Hearing for Draft EIR and Specific Plan and Recommendation to City Council was on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Fountain Valley City Hall. The Planning Commissioners voted 5-0 to recommend Fountain Valley City Council approve FV Crossings -- again, it is just a recommendation.
-Here is a link to all Draft EIR Comments as received by FV City Hall.
The public commenting period for FV Crossings has ended. There is a common thread through it all and it’s not good. Some experts deem the Draft EIR as a highly flawed, blatantly defective document.
There was truly a standout correspondence received from a prominent CEQA Attorney, who has 4 published Appellate Decisions. Click on this must see! Ms. Ginetta Giovinco has been retained to represent our group, Fountain Valley United.
To see all comments received by FV City Hall, please click here:
FV Crossings = Form-Based Code High Density and Anything Goes Zoning. If approved by FV City Council, there is no going back!
When FV Crossings is put on a future City Council Meeting agenda, it will be be voted on by our 5 FV City Council Members. Be sure to attend.
Feel free to print out and share this flyer for Fountain Valley residents, businesses, and visitors:
FV Crossings = Form-Based Code High Density and Anything Goes Zoning. There is no going back!
Help me preserve the integrity of our "nice place to live". The first step, connect with me via the "Contact" at the left side of this page. Feel free to also share a link to this website. Thank you for your support! :)
THE 7 DRAFT EIR ELEMENTS ON FOUNTAIN VALLEY CROSSINGS. CLICK THE LINKS. Comments due 2/22 at 5 p.m:
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SUBMIT YOUR EIR CHALLENGES TO FV CITY HALL BY 2/22.