Ped/Bike Plan CEQA Document Available for Public Comment; Planning Commission to Make Recommendation on Plan

The draft CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration document is now available for public review and comment. Members of the public will have until Thursday, October 9, 2014 to submit comments.

The Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and Draft of the CEQA document will be heard at the upcoming meeting of the City’s Planning Commission. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers in Piedmont City Hall (120 Vista Avenue). At the meeting, the Planning Commission will take action on the recommendation of the Draft Plan and draft CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration document, and may choose to make revisions to and/0r provide comments on the two documents. Members of the public will have an opportunity to speak at the meeting.

If the project is recommended for approval, the Draft Plan and draft of the CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration document will be presented to the City Council for final adoption at its November 3, 2014 meeting.

The Draft Plan and draft CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration document are available for review between the hours of 8:30 – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Public Works counter at City Hall,120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont,CA 94611

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

Draft Piedmont Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (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

To submit comments on the Draft Plan and draft CEQA Initial Study/Negative Declaration document to the Planning Commission, please either email your comments to City Planner Kate Blackat kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us or mail them to 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611 by Thursday, October 9, 2014.

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.