ORDINANCE NO. 405 - EXHIBIT A
ADDENDUM NO. 10 TO ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT/
NEGATIVE DECLARATION (EA/ND) NO. 694
May 5, 2004
On April 1, 1997, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 97-25, thereby adopting a Negative Declaration for Environmental Assessment No. 694 for amendments to Titles 16 and 17 of the City's Municipal Code. Prior to its adoption, the Negative Declaration was circulated for public comment from March 4 through March 24, 1997 and no substantive comments were received from any persons or responsible agencies. In adopting the Negative Declaration, the City Council found: 1) that there would be no significant adverse environmental impacts resulting from the adoption of the amendments; 2) that many of the amendments were clarifications and minor non-substantive revisions; and 3) that the substantive amendments would not cause impacts on the environment since the requirements and regulations governing development in the City would be clarified, thereby minimizing adverse impacts to adjacent properties and upon the environment.
The City Council is currently considering amendments to Title 17 of the Development Code, as it pertains to affirming the historical interpretation and application of the 16-foot height limit and clarifying the Height Variation and Grading Permit findings. The proposed amendments clarify the existing Code requirements and provide the decision makers, Staff and the public with clearer direction on how to process residential development applications. As such, the City Council has independently reviewed this item and determined that the proposed amendments will not result in any new significant environmental effects. Furthermore, the City Council finds that the amendments are within the scope of EA/ND No. 694 that were prepared and adopted in conjunction with the amendments to Titles 16 and 17, that were adopted on April 19, 1997 by the City Council. As a result, no further environmental review is necessary other than the adoption of this Addendum No. 10.