City Council to Take Action on Draft Ped/Bike Plan and Draft Initial Study/Neg. Dec.

Mon., Nov. 3 - 7:30PM
City Council Chambers

The Planning Commission-recommended Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Draft of the CEQA document will be heard at the upcoming meeting of the City Council. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers inPiedmontCity Hall (120 Vista Avenue). The City’s consultant will make a presentation to the Council on the development process of the plan and the contents of the Draft PBMP, and will be available for questions. Members of the public are welcome to speak at the meeting. The City Council may choose to adopt the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration and October 13 version of the Draft PBMP, or may wish to make further modifications.

At the October 13th Planning Commission hearing, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended for approval to the City Council the Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration and the October 1st version of the Draft Plan with a few modifications. The meeting was heavily attended and many residents provided comments on the plan. The updated Draft PBMP can be found in the link below with the Commission’s modifications in red line Track Changes.

Hard copies of the Draft Plan and draft CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration document are available for review between the hours of 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Public Works counter at City Hall,120 Vista Avenue,Piedmont,CA94611

The Draft Plan and Preliminary Draft of the CEQA document can be accessed at the following links:

Draft Piedmont Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan dated October 13, 2014 (This is a large document, which may take several minutes to download)

Appendices: Comments received through the two online surveys on the needs assessment and on the improvement options

Draft of the CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration

You are invited to attend the City Council meeting and express your opinion.  You may choose to write your opinion and address your comment to the Piedmont City Council, c/o City Clerk, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA  94611or send an e-mail to jtulloch@ci.piedmont.ca.us. All comments submitted will become part of the public record and may be posted to the City’s web site.

For more information about the PBMP, contact Kate Black at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us or at (510) 420-3063. If you would like to stay up to date on the development of the plan, contact Janet Chang at janetchang@ci.piedmont.ca.us or at (510) 420-3094 to be added to the email list for the project.

Get involved—these are your streets and sidewalks. Your voice is important!

The PBMP is being funded entirely through a grant from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC; www.alamedactc.org) and through the City’s existing funds for pedestrian and bicycle improvements (pass-through Measure B funds), also distributed by the Alameda CTC.