City Council Meeting: June 28, 2005

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. ________  

(City Council Series)

 

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL

OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA

CERTIFYING THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

PREPARED FOR THE CIVIC CENTER SPECIFIC PLAN

 

WHEREAS, two Notices of Preparation (NOP) were filed with the California Office of Planning and Research and distributed to involved public agencies and interested parties for 30-day public review periods that concluded on February 18, 2003 and May 10, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, public scoping meetings were held on January 21, 2003 and April 15, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, a Notice of Completion of a Draft EIR was given on June 2, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, the Draft EIR was circulated for a 45-day period that concluded on July 22, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 4, 2005, the Final EIR was published; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 18, 2005 the Planning Commission considered the Final EIR and a recommendation to the City Council regarding certification but took no action; and

 

WHEREAS, on June 28, 2005, the City Council, as Lead City Agency, has reviewed and considered the Final EIR in full compliance with State and City CEQA Guidelines.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DOES HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION 1.  The City Council has reviewed and considered the information contained in the Final Environmental Impact Report on the Civic Center Specific Plan prior to acting on the project.

 

SECTION 2.  The City Council certifies that the Final EIR for the project was presented to the City Council, that the Final EIR was completed in full compliance with State law and City CEQA Guidelines, that there was adequate public review of the Draft Environmental Impact Report, that it has considered all comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report and responses to comments, that the Final Environmental Impact Report adequately discusses all significant environmental issues, and that the Final Environmental Impact Report reflects the independent judgement and analysis of the City Council.


 

            SECTION 3.  The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Resolution, and thenceforth and thereafter the same shall be in full force and effect.

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

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MARSHA JONES MOUTRIE

City Attorney