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SOURCE:  City of Monrovia, August 2011

City of Monrovia



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“minimalist” plan previously adopted in a 2009 version of the RMP that was later repealed, to a more robust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

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:

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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