Annexation Calendar of Events
South Lakeport Annexation Project CEQA Document Comment Period (May 20--July 5, 2019)
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
Initial Study & Environmental Checklist Evaluating Use of Previously Certified Environmental Documents for City of Lakeport - South Lakeport Annexation Project (SCH# 2005102104)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Lakeport ("Lead Agency") has prepared an Initial Study & Environmental Checklist for the proposed South Lakeport Annexation Project. The South Lakeport Annexation Project would alter the boundaries of the City of Lakeport to incorporate 123.64 acres of land that is currently within the unincorporated territory of Lake County into the Lakeport city limits. The South Lakeport Annexation Area includes 50 parcels located along South Main Street and Soda Bay Road just south of the current city limits.
The California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") Guidelines Section 15153 allows a lead agency to use an EIR prepared in connection with an earlier project to apply to a later project, if the circumstances of the projects are essentially the same. The Initial Study for the South Lakeport Annexation Project concludes that the 2009 Environmental Impact Report for the Lakeport General Plan 2025 ("2009 EIR") and the Addendum to the Lakeport General Plan 2025 Environmental Impact Report for the Revised General Plan("2014 EIR Addendum") adequately evaluate the impacts associated with the proposed annexation and are sufficient to serve as the environmental documents for the South Lakeport Annexation Project
45-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Pursuant to Section 15086 and 15087 of the State CEQA Guidelines, the City of Lakeport is soliciting comments regarding the adequacy of the 2009 EIR and 2014 EIR Addendum from members of the public and all interested parties requesting notice, responsible agencies, agencies with jurisdiction by law, trustee agencies, and involved agencies. In accordance with the time limits established by CEQA, the public review period will begin on May 20, 2019, and end on July 5, 2019. Please send your written/typed comments (including name, affiliation, telephone number, and contact information) by 5:00 p.m. on or before July 5, 2019 to:
City of Lakeport
Kevin Ingram, Community Development Director
225 Park Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
FUTURE PUBLIC HEARINGS: Following the close of the Public Comment period, a Response to Comments document will be prepared, after which the Lakeport City Council will conduct a public hearing to make an environmental determination and consider action on a Resolution of Application to the Lake County Local Agency Formation Commission ("Lake LAFCO") for approval of the South Lakeport Annexation Project. Public notice of the date, time and place of the Council public hearing(s) and future hearings by the Lake LAFCO Board will be provided at a future date.
PROJECT-RELATED DOCUMENTS: The 2009 EIR for the City of Lakeport General Plan 2025 and the 2014 EIR Addendum for the Revised General Plan are available for review during business hours at the City of Lakeport Community Development Department (225 Park Street, Lakeport, CA 95453) and also may be reviewed by clicking on the below link:
Kevin Ingram, Lakeport Community Development Director 05/20/2019