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Winding Way Annexation Public Notice - January 21, 2009

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PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the City of San Carlos, pursuant to Section 15088.5(c) of the California Environmental Quality Act regulations (the “CEQA Guidelines”), that the City will re-circulate and receive additional public comments on the revisions to the analysis of Impact BR-3 (Dusky-Footed Woodrat) of Section 3 (Impacts to Biological Resources) of the Draft Focused Environmental Impact Report for the Winding Way Property Tax Exchange Agreement for Annexation to the City of San Carlos. The document is the Revised and Re-circulated Analysis of Impact BR-3 (Dusty-footed Woodrat) of the Draft EIR for the Winding Way Property Tax Exchange Agreement for Annexation, hereafter referred to as the “RDFEIR.” As permitted by the CEQA Guidelines, the City is re-circulating only this analysis and the new Woodrat study and mitigation plan.

Pursuant to Section 15088.5(f)(2) of the CEQA Guidelines, the City is requesting that persons and organizations wishing to submit written comments on the RDFEIR limit their comments to the revised portions of Section 3, as shown in Chapter 2 of this RDFEIR. New text that has been added to Section 3 of the DFEIR is shown as underlined text in Chapter 2 of this RDFEIR. Text that has been deleted from Section 3 of the DFEIR is shown as strikethrough text in Chapter 2 of this RDFEIR. As permitted by CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines, the City’s Final Focused Environmental Impact Report for the project will include written response to (i) comments received during the initial circulation and public comment period that relate to the portions of the DFEIR that were not revised and re-circulated; and (ii) comments received during the recirculation period for this RDFEIR that related to the revised portions of Section 3 of the DFEIR. The City’s Final Focused Environmental Impact Report for this project will not include written responses to comments received during the initial circulation and public comment period that relate to the revised portions of Section 3 contained in this RDFEIR.

The public comment period for the RDFEIR shall be for 45 days commencing on Wednesday January 21, 2009 and concluding at 5:00 P.M. on Friday March 6, 2009. Written comments on the revisions to Section 3 of the DFEIR, as shown in the RDFEIR, may be submitted to Deborah Nelson, Planning Manager, City of San Carlos, 600 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 802-4264, e-mail at dnelson@cityofsancarlos.org

 

The RDFEIR (and the July 2005 DFEIR, 5referred to in the RDFEIR) may be accessed at www.cityofsancarlos.org under “Government, City Departments & Divisions, Planning, Current Projects, Winding Way Lots - Annexation Proposal” and at the reference desk of the Library, 610 Elm Street, San Carlos. The RDFEIR will also be available for viewing at the Planning Department and for purchase at $0.25 per page.

All persons interested in the above are hereby invited to comment on the RDFEIR as specified herein. If you challenge this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Department prior to the close of the 45 day review period of the RDFEIR.

Deborah Nelson

Planning Manager

Mailing date: January 16, 2009

Publication date: January 21, 2009