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File #: 17-0379   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/11/2017
Title: Adopt a Resolution regarding the LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT of the General Plan (2016-7708) to: * Certify the EIR; * Make the Findings Required by the California Environmental Quality Act; * Adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; * Adopt the Water Supply Assessment; * Repeal the Southern Pacific Corridor Specific Plan Sites 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9; and * Amend the General Plan to Adopt the Land Use and Transportation Element.
Attachments: 1. Report to Planning Commission, 2. CEQA and General Plan Resolution, 3. LUTE Final EIR, 4. 2017 Draft LUTE, 5. General Plan Table of Contents, 6. Links to Horizon2035 Website and Other Sources, 7. Council Policy on Jobs-Housing Imbalance, 8. Southern Pacific Corridor Specific Plan, 9. Open City Hall Results-Snapshot, 10. Comments on LUTE received with DEIR comments, 11. Comparison of Goals and Policies: Adopted LUTE to Draft LUTE, 12. Minutes of Sustainability Commission, 10-17-16, 13. Minutes of HHSC, 10-19-16, 14. Minutes of BPAC, 10-20-16, 15. Minutes of ALUC, 01-25-17, 16. Approved and Pending General Plan Amendment, 17. Written Comments on LUTE, 18. Excerpt of Draft PC Minutes of 3-27-17, 19. Map of Futures 5 Area, 20. Recommended Land Use Map, 21. Additional Written Comments, 22. 17-0379 Supplemental Materials (4-11-2017 revised), 23. Staff Presentation 20170411 (17-0379)
Related files: 16-0843
REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution regarding the LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT of the General Plan (2016-7708) to:
* Certify the EIR;
* Make the Findings Required by the California Environmental Quality Act;
* Adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program;
* Adopt the Water Supply Assessment;
* Repeal the Southern Pacific Corridor Specific Plan Sites 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9; and
* Amend the General Plan to Adopt the Land Use and Transportation Element.

Report
SUMMARY OF PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION
The Planning Commission considered this item on March 27, 2017. Thirteen members of the public spoke expressing a range of opinions about the village centers, the jobs to housing ratio, housing affordability and overall development levels in the community. The Planning Commission voted 4-2 (1 absent) to recommend that City Council make the findings required of CEQA, certify the EIR, and adopt the Water Supply Assessment. In a separate motion the Planning Commission voted 4-2 (1 absent) to recommend approval of the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) as recommended by staff with two modifications as discussed below, to adopt the CEQA Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, to repeal the Southern Pacific Corridor Specific Plan and to authorized staff to format the LUTE for inclusion in the consolidated General Plan document. The two modifications made were: 1) to develop check-in procedures to monitor the jobs to housing ratio, and 2) to retain 40% of the Futures 5 area (near Northrop Grumman) Industrial to Residential (ITR).

1. Check-in procedures. Staff recommends the check in procedure be accommodated by updating the Balanced Growth profile to reflect the 2035 buildout scenarios and the addition of a jobs housing ratio indicator. City Council would receive the data annually and could determine if the pace of either type of development warran...

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