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SOURCE: City of Monrovia, August 2011
City of Monrovia
NOTICE OF COMPLETION
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and the State CEQA Guidelines, a
Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared for the following proposed project:
Hillside Wilderness Preserve and Hillside Recreation Area Resource Management Plan (RMP)
Project Description/Area: The City of Monrovia is considering the adoption of the Hillside Wilderness
Preserve and Hillside Recreation Area Resource Management Plan (herein referred to as the proposed
Project or RMP). The RMP would guide the long-term management of the Project Area, which is comprised
of approximately 1,416 acres of wilderness and recreational land in the City, located in the foothills of the
San Gabriel Mountains. A map showing the location of the Project Area is included within this Notice. For
this Project, it is the intent of the City to evaluate the environmental and community impacts of the proposed
RMP components and fully inform decision-makers regarding all potential project options so that they may
make the necessary policy choices to adopt and implement a complete and final RMP. It is anticipated that
the City Council will choose from various options ranging from elements substantially similar to the
“minimalist” plan previously adopted in a 2009 version of the RMP that was later repealed, to a more robust
use of the Project Area.The analysis of various potential Project elements in this document does not
mean that each, or any, of those elements will be included in the RMP that is ultimately adopted.
After reviewing the Initial Study and the applicable mitigating measures for the project, City staff determined
that this project could have potentially significant effects on the environment. Accordingly, an
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT has been prepared as required by CEQA.
Document Availability: Copies of all relevant materials, including the RMP and Draft EIR, are available for
review at the following locations:
•Monrovia Community Center -- 119 West Palm Avenue
•Monrovia City Hall – 415 South Ivy Avenue
•Monrovia Public Library – 321 South Myrtle Avenue
•City of Monrovia website www.cityofmonrovia.org.
Please contact April Soash, Director of Community Services at (626) 256-8246 with any questions.
Public Comment Period: The City solicits and encourages public comments on the Draft EIR. Comments
may be submitted at any time during the public comment period, the 60-day period beginning August 1, 2011
and ending on September 29, 2011. Written comments should be sent to:
Alice Atkins, CMC
City Clerk, City of Monrovia
415 S. Ivy Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
RMP - Response to Environmental plan
Or to the City via email at:email@example.com
Public Meetings: In addition, the Community Services Department will hold a public meeting on Tuesday,
August 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 West Palm Ave., Monrovia at which
interested persons may submit written and oral public comments on the Draft EIR.
After the public comment period is over, the City will prepare written responses to all comments received
during the comment period regarding the adequacy of the Draft EIR under CEQA. Then, the Draft EIR will
be scheduled for review by the Planning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday,
November 9, 2011, at 7:30 pm. The Planning Commission is expected to make a recommendation to the
City Council on the Environmental Impact Report at that meeting. The Community Services Commission will
review the Resource Management Plan at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
at 7:00 pm. The Commission is expected to make a recommendation on the RMP to the City Council at that
The Planning Commission Recommendation on the EIR and the Community Services Commission
recommendation on the Resource Management Plan will then be considered by the City Council during its
regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
All Community Services Commission meetings and Planning Commission and City Council Hearings will be
held in the City Council Chambers at Monrovia City Hall, 415 South Ivy Avenue.
Dated: August 1, 2011
/s/ Alice D. Atkins, CMC, City Clerk
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