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File #: 15-0297    Version: 1 Name: CM - Joint Land Use Study (JLUS)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/18/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2015 Final action: 4/7/2015
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution to authorize City Manager to participate in a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) with the United States Department of the Navy, and provide up to $16,000 in in-kind services as the City’s portion of the JLUS cost-share agreement. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Manager
Indexes: Agreements
Attachments: 1. 040715-R-16sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-15-0044.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution to authorize City Manager to participate in a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) with the United States Department of the Navy, and provide up to $16,000 in in-kind services as the City’s portion of the JLUS cost-share agreement. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort between a military installation and the surrounding community, designed to promote community growth and development that is compatible with an installation’s training and operational missions. These studies are community-driven efforts, with a Local Sponsor that applies for and receives a grant to undertake the study from the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), with participation from other jurisdictions, stakeholders, the general public, and the military installation.

In March 2014, the DoD Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach (Station) identified an opportunity to conduct a JLUS on the Station’s effect on surrounding communities, including the explosives anchorage inside the Long Beach Breakwater. City staff met with the DoD, Station command staff, the City of Seal Beach, and other interested parties in November 2014 and January 2015 to discuss potential interest in further pursuing an application for the JLUS.

City staff pursued the JLUS under the City Council’s direction to look at opportunities to study the Long Beach Breakwater. In February 2015, Long Beach and Seal Beach decided that Seal Beach, as the host city of the Station, would serve as the application sponsor, administering the federal grant on behalf of the local jurisdictions; however, both cities would equally share the responsibilities of determining the study’s scope, particularly given Long Beach’s interests in relation to the Army Corps’ East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study. As a part of the JLUS grant application to the OEA, Resolutions from all participating jurisdictions must be attached to the applicati...

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