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File #: 10-1219    Version: 1 Name: PW - RES Colorado Lagoon Appeal
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/28/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/16/2010 Final action: 11/16/2010
Title: Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the hearing, deny the appeal of Kerrie Aley, Peggy McCabe, Monte Cofell, Allen Songer, Gregory Warren, Barrie Laffoon Huff, Carla Johnson, Craig Wallace, Ginny Kortz, Matt Kirk and Eric Peterson; and uphold the Planning Commission decision to approve an Addendum to a previously certified Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR 30-07) for the Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project; Adopt resolution together with Findings and approve the revised Phase 1 project; and Approve the Phase 2 project and select Alternative 4a as the preferred alternative. (District 3)
Sponsors: Development Services, Public Works, Parks, Recreation and Marine
Indexes: Environment
Attachments: 1. 111610-H-2sr&att.pdf, 2. 111610-H-2-where to find original EIR.pdf, 3. 111610-H-2-Exhibit A Location Map.pdf, 4. 111610-H-2-Exhibit B Addendum.pdf, 5. 111610-H-2-Exhibit C Resolution No.R-1154.pdf, 6. 111610-H-2-Exhibit D K Aley Appeal 10- 2010.pdf, 7. 111610-H-2-Exhibit E 2nd Appeal.pdf, 8. 111610-H-2-Exhibit F Fact Sheet.pdf, 9. 111610-H-2-Exhibit G Col Lagoon Final Assess Pt 1.pdf, 10. 111610-H-2-Exhibit G Col Lagoon Final Assess Pt 2.pdf, 11. 111610-H-2-Exhibit H 10-18-10 Dredge Fill.pdf, 12. 111610-H-2-Exhibit I Overlay of Sport Fields.pdf, 13. 111610-H-2-Exhibit J Final Phase 2 Report.pdf, 14. 111610-H-2-Exhibit J Final Phase 2 Report Appendix A.pdf, 15. 111610-H-2-Exhibit J Final Phase 2 Report Appendix B.pdf, 16. 111610-H-2-Exhibit J Final Phase 2 Report Appendix C.pdf, 17. 111610-H-2-Exhibit J Final Phase 2 Report Appendix D.pdf, 18. 111610-H-2-Exhibit K NOAA NMFSRankingPhase2.pdf, 19. 111610-H-2-Exhibit L Phase 2 Written Comments.pdf, 20. 111610-H-2-Supp Info.pdf, 21. 111610-H-2-Handout D Crough-D Crews.pdf, 22. 111610-H-2-Handout K Aley.pdf, 23. 111610-H-2-Handout M Kirk.pdf, 24. 111610-H-2-Handout B Heck petition.pdf, 25. RES-10-0139.pdf
Related files: 10-060PL, 08-1041
TITLE
Recommendation to receive supporting documentation into the record, conclude the hearing, deny the appeal of Kerrie Aley, Peggy McCabe, Monte Cofell, Allen Songer, Gregory Warren, Barrie Laffoon Huff, Carla Johnson, Craig Wallace, Ginny Kortz, Matt Kirk and Eric Peterson; and uphold the Planning Commission decision to approve an Addendum to a previously certified Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR 30-07) for the Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project;

Adopt resolution together with Findings and approve the revised
Phase 1 project; and

Approve the Phase 2 project and select Alternative 4a as the preferred alternative. (District 3)

DISCUSSION
The Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project is a City-sponsored project to improve water quality, habitat and recreation at the Colorado Lagoon (Exhibit A). The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR 30-07) for the Colorado Lagoon (Lagoon) Restoration Project was certified by the Planning Commission at a public hearing held on September 4, 2008 (2008 Certified EIR). An appeal was filed on September 15, 2008 and, at a public hearing held on October 14, 2008, the City Council denied the appeal and upheld the Planning Commission EIR certification. On October 14, 2008 the City Council also approved the Phase 1 Restoration Project and directed staff to conduct an additional engineering study on the Phase 2 alternatives and return to the City Council for further deliberation.

An Addendum to the 2008 Certified EIR has been prepared to address several revisions to the project since its certification due to: (1) ongoing coordination with the funding and regulatory agencies, and (2) the identification of several options for connecting the Lagoon to Marine Stadium through Marina Vista Park, in response to previous City Council direction. On October 7, 2010, the Planning Commission held a public hearing to consider the Addendum to the 2008 Certified EIR (Exhibit B). After receiving public testimony, the Planning Commission c...

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