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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 13

Meeting Date: October 14, 2003

Subject/Title: Approve a Resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report for the Improvement of Shady Willow Lane and Amber Lane, a portion of the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure

Submitted By: Engineering: B. Grewal/E. Kim

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager
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RECOMMENDATION
Approve a Resolution certifying the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the improvement of Shady Willow Lane and Amber Lane, a portion of the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On November 28, 2000, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2203, adding the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure to the 2000/05 Capital Improvement Program.

On May 28, 2002, by Resolution No. 2549, the City Council adopted the City’s 2002/03 – 2006/07 Capital Improvement Program that included the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure, CIP Project No. 336-3127.

On January 8, 2003, the City Council approved Resolution No. 2779 authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with EIP Associates for environmental consulting services for Shady Willow Lane and Amber Lane, a portion of the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure.

BACKGROUND
As a part of the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure, Shady Willow Lane and Amber Lane are proposed to be improved to accommodate planned and approved development in northwest Brentwood. Currently, Shady Willow Lane is a two-lane, unpaved, non-standard north/south roadway extending 2,000 feet from Lone Tree Way to Amber Lane. Amber Lane is an unpaved single lane roadway that extends approximately 2,500 feet between Empire Avenue on the east and Jeffery Way on the west. The proposed project would widen and improve Shady Willow Lane from the existing, non-standard two lanes to a city standard four lane arterial and extend Shady Willow Lane about 3,500 feet from its existing terminus to Sand Creek Road. Amber Lane would be improved from a single lane, unpaved road to a city standard, two lane collector road. The improvements to these roadways will occur with the development of adjacent properties.

The City’s environmental consultant for this project, EIP Associates, has prepared the subject EIR in accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires jurisdictional state and local government agencies to consider the environmental consequences of proposed projects. The intent of the subject EIR is to provide information concerning any potential environmental effects of the proposed project and to indicate possible ways to reduce or avoid potential significant effects. It is not the purpose of the EIR to either recommend approval or denial of the proposed project.

EIP Associates has investigated and analyzed the environmental impacts of this project and identified appropriate mitigation measures, which are discussed in the EIR. Comments have been solicited from the public and affected regulatory agencies at the Notice of Preparation and Draft EIR phases. All relevant comments and responses have been incorporated into the Final EIR document. No significant areas of controversy or unresolved substantive issues have arisen since distribution of the Notice of Preparation and the Draft EIR. All impacts were found to be mitigable to levels of insignificance. A mitigation monitoring program has been developed and incorporated into the EIR to ensure that the appropriate mitigation measures are properly administered.

The following categories of environmental effects and recommended mitigation measures were considered in the EIR:

• Air Quality
• Biological Resources
• Land Use and Planning
• Noise
• Population and Housing
• Transportation

FISCAL IMPACT
There is no direct fiscal impact associated with approval of the EIR. Any costs associated with the appropriate mitigation measures, are covered in the construction budget of the project and will be implemented during the construction phase.

Attachments:
Resolution
Site Map
Environmental Impact Report

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD CERTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SHADY WILLOW LANE AND AMBER LANE, A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT INFRASTRUCTURE

WHEREAS, on May 28, 2002, the City Council approved the 2002/07 Capital Improvement Program; and

WHEREAS, Shady Willow Lane and Amber Lane are a portion of the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure, required to accommodate planned and approved growth; and

WHEREAS, City’s consultant, EIP Associates has prepared the Environmental Impact Report in accordance with CEQA guidelines and distributed Notice of Preparation and Draft EIR documents for review and comment; and

WHEREAS, the Environmental Impact Report has incorporated and addressed all relevant comments received during the review period; and

WHEREAS, the Environmental Impact Report identifies potentially significant environmental effects associated with the project which can be feasibly mitigated or avoided, these project mitigation measures will be included in the project scope and will reduce the impacts identified to less than significant levels; and

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing for the proposed project on October 14, 2003 and considered all the comments made by the public; and

WHEREAS, after the close of the public hearing, the City Council considered all public comments received both before and during the public hearing, the presentation by City staff, the staff report and all other pertinent information for the Northwest Quadrant Infrastructure.

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby finds that the project is consistent with the General Plan and including all mitigation measures will reduce impacts of the project on the environment to less than significant levels.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby certify the Environmental Impact Report for the Improvement of Shady Willow Lane and Amber Lane.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 14th day of October 2003 by the following vote:

 

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