The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning (Lead Agency) will be preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Mobility Element Update (proposed project). The EIR is a technical document that analyzes the environmental impacts of the project, identifies ways to lessen those impacts and clarifies environmental issues and choices. It is used to inform the public of the potential effects to the environment, and also as a resource for decision-making bodies such as the city’s planning commission that will decide whether to approve or deny the project, or to demand that extra efforts be made to mitigate negative side effects of the project. As part of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, we are requesting your comments about what should be analyzed in the EIR.
As outlined in the Notice of Preparation (NOP), the EIR will address the following issues: air quality, acquisitions and displacement, land use and planning, noise and vibration, safety and security, and traffic and parking.
The EIR for the Mobility Element Update will address all modes of circulation on the City’s street network; the primary tasks include the following:
– Policies and programs for the goals and objectives of the Mobility Element;
– An Enhanced Complete Street System consisting of:
- Pedestrian-Enhanced Districts
- Bicycle-Enhanced Network
- Transit-Enhanced Network
- Vehicle-Enhanced Network
– Guidelines and Street Standards
– Performance measurement tools
– Implementation Strategy
– Maintenance of existing truck routes and scenic highways
*For more information, please see the Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and proposed network maps in out Documents page.
What is a scoping meeting?
CEQA outlines several key milestones in the environmental review process and the first step is to issue an NOP and hold a scoping meeting. The meeting itself is an opportunity for the Lead Agency to hear your thoughts about what alternatives and environmental impacts should be studied for the EIR. Keep in mind the meeting will not address detailed information about the project but will provide a platform for the public to submit comments. The Mobility Element Team encourages the public to weigh in on the preparation of the EIR, but remember to provide comments on the scope, content and specificity of the environmental report.
We will be hosting two scoping meetings (in the Valley and Central City) to provide a brief presentation of the projects to be addressed in the EIR and receive comments from the public. If you are unable to attend either meeting, you can submit your written comments to:
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street
Room 667, MS 395
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 978-1194
April 16, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 PM
North Hollywood Regional Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
April 22, 2013 | 5:30-7:300 PM
Caltrans District 7 Building, Rm 01.040 A & B
100 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012