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Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

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In accordance with CEQA, the Draft EIR was distributed for public review and comments. The public review period for the Draft EIR began March 1, 2006 and ended May 1, 2006. During this timeframe, the document was reviewed by various state, regional, and local agencies, as well as by interested organizations and individuals. Sixty two comment letters were received from eight public agencies, six organizations, and 49 individuals. A public meeting was also held in the City of San Carlos on April 3, 2006 to obtain oral comments on the Draft EIR. During the public meeting, oral comments were received from the City Planning Commissioners, City Council Members, and individual members of the public.

How to Use this Report

This document addresses substantive comments received during the public review period and consists of five sections: (1) Introduction; (2) List of Commentors; (3) Master Responses to Comments on the Draft EIR and Staff-Initiated Changes and Additions; (4) Draft EIR Comments and Responses; and (5) Revisions to the Draft EIR. Section 1 reviews the purpose and contents of this Responses to Comments document. Section 2 lists the public agencies, organizations, and individuals who submitted comments on the Draft EIR. Section 3 provides Master Responses to comments that were raised on multiple occasions and warrant a single comprehensive response to address the issues. Section 3 also identifies changes and additions to the Draft EIR that were initiated by City of San Carlos staff and not specifically pointed out by members of the public (specifically Section 3.3, Staff Initiated Changes and Additions). These changes are made to correct or update information in the Draft EIR. Section 4 contains each comment letter, the transcripts of speakers at the public hearing on the Draft EIR, and the responses to these comments. In Section 4, specific comments within each comment letter have been bracketed and enumerated in the margin of the letter. Responses to each of these comments follow each comment letter.

Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)

Table of Contents (PDF, 59 K) PDF icon
  1. Introduction (PDF, 61 K) PDF icon
  2. List of Commentors (PDF, 85 K) PDF icon
  3. Master Responses to Comments on the Draft EIR and Staff-Initiated Changes and Additions (PDF, 387 K) PDF icon
  4. Draft EIR Comments and Responses

Appendices (PDF, 110 K) PDF icon

FEIR Notices

Planning Commission Meeting on FEIR - March 5, 2007