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Planning Commission Hearings on the Draft General Plan and EIR Commence July 22nd 7pm
MV2040 General Plan Update
Posted Date: 7/17/2013

As part of the 45-day public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report, Planning Commission will meet on July 22, 2013 at 7pm in the City Hall Council Chambers (26 Corte Madera Avenue) to discuss the Mill Valley 2040 General Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Report. This meeting will be the first of five Planning Commission public hearings (schedule below), and will focus on hearing public comment on the Draft Enviromental Impact Report (EIR) and reviewing the following sections or "elements" of the General Plan: Community Vitality, Natural Environment, Climate Action and Noise Elements.  See the General Plan Memo for details. 

Comments:  Your comments on the draft documents are welcome from July 10 through August 26, 2013.  Submit written or electronic comments on the Draft EIR by 3pm on August 26, 2013 to Danielle Staude, Senior Planner, City of Mill Valley, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, 94941 or via e-mail at dstaude@cityofmillvalley.org. You may also comment on the DEIR in person at one of the Planning Commission public hearings listed below.

Draft Documents:  The Draft MV2040 General Plan, the Draft 2009-2014 Housing Element and the Draft EIR can be downloaded at www.cityofmillvalley.org/GeneralPlan. Paper copies of all of the documents can also be reviewed at Mill Valley City Hall (26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA) and the Mill Valley Public Library Reference Desk (375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA) during normal business hours. (Note: Mill Valley City Hall is closed every other Friday and from 12-1pm every day).

 Planning Commission Schedule: Agendas 

Hearing
Dates & Time
Topics
(download documents)
Location
Monday July 22, 2013 (7:00pm) Introduction and overview of the Draft EIR and MV2040 General Plan; MV2040 (Community Vitality, Natural Environment, Climate Action and Noise Elements)

Mill Valley City Hall
Council Chambers
26 Corte Madera Aveue
Mill Valley, CA

All of the scheduled hearings can be viewed online on the City's webcast site.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (7:00pm)  Draft EIR; MV2040 (Mobility, Hazards and Public Safety Elements); and follow-up as needed
Thursday, July 25, 2013 (7:00pm) Draft EIR; MV2040 (Land Use and 2009-2014 Housing Element); and follow-up as needed
Monday, July 29, 2013 (7:00pm) Draft EIR; and follow-up as needed
Monday, August 26, 2013 (7:00 pm) Consider a resolution to recommend that City Council certify the MV2040 General Plan Final EIR and adopt the MV2040 General Plan, including the 2009-2014 Housing Element

Next Steps: At the conclusion of the 45-day review period for the DEIR (August 26, 2013), the Planning Commission, as part of the agenda for its regular meeting on that date will consider a resolution to the City Council certify the MV2040 General Plan EIR and approve the MV2040 General Plan, and the 2009-2014 Housing Element. The City Council’s public hearings on the General Plan and General Plan EIR will include all comments and recommendations from the Planning Commission public hearings for revisions to the General Plan, the Housing Element and the General Plan Final EIR. City Council public hearings will begin in September 2013. Further details and public notice on those hearings will be provided once Planning Commission hearings near completion.

For More Information: Contact Danielle Staude at (415) 388-4033 or dstaude@cityofmillvalley.org with an questions or comments regarding the General Plan project, or visit the project website at www.cityofmillvalley.org/GeneralPlan.