2021-2029 Housing Element and Amendment of General Plan Chapter 3.0 (Public Safety and Welfare)

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and Section 15072 of the State CEQA Guidelines, a Draft Initial Study/ Negative Declaration (IS/ND; Environmental Review No. 2021-01) has been prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the below-referenced Project and is available for public review.

Project Name: City of Lake Elsinore 2021-2029 Housing Element and Amendment of City of Lake Elsinore General Plan Chapter 3.0 (Public Safety and Welfare) including updates related to the Safety Element and the addition of new Environmental Justice goals, policies and programs. (Planning Application No. 2021-18/General Plan Amendment No. 2021-01)

Applicant: City of Lake Elsinore

Project Location: The Project encompasses the entire City of Lake Elsinore, California and its Sphere of Influence, which are bordered by the Elsinore Mountains to the west, which is part of the Santa Ana Mountain Range. The City is surrounded by Wildomar to the southeast, unincorporated Riverside County to the west and north, and Menifee and Canyon Lake to the east.. The City’s planning area (including its sphere of influence) encompasses approximately 72 square miles.

Notice of Availability

Initial Study

2021-2029 Housing Element - Public Review Draft

General Plan Chapter 3.0 - Proposed Revision

Reference Document - Final Recirculated EIR for 2011 General Plan Update

Public Review Period

The City Lake Elsinore is the Lead Agency under CEQA for this project and is holding a 30-day public review period on the Draft IS/ND beginning on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and ending on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., during which time responsible agencies, the public, and interested parties are invited to comment on the IS/ND for the proposed project.

Public Hearings

The Planning Commission and City Council hearings on the project will be separately noticed.

Written comments and any questions regarding the project should be directed to:

Richard J. MacHott, Planning Manager
Community Development Department
City of Lake Elsinore
130 South Main Street
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
951-674-3124 Ext. 209
rmachott@lake-elsinore.org