Approves and adopts Mitigated Negative Declaration - Westerly portion of Kawana Springs Pipeline

March 16, 1999


RESOLUTION NO. 23899

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVING AND ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE WESTERLY PORTION OF THE KAWANA SPRINGS PIPELINE LOCATED 800 FEET WEST OF WRIGHT ROAD ON SEBASTOPOL ROAD RUNNING ALONG THE RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY, SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 12 TO BRITTAIN LANE, SOUTH TO SEBASTOPOL ROAD AND WEST 400 FEET TO CORPORATE CENTER PARKWAY

WHEREAS, the Environmental Coordinator has conducted an Initial Study on the possible environmental consequences of the proposed Westerly Portion of Kawana Springs Pipeline project, which study was completed January 21, 1999; and

WHEREAS, the Initial Study, in its final form, did not identify any significant effects on the environment which would result from the proposed pipeline, provided certain mitigation measures therein identified and listed were adopted and implemented; and

WHEREAS, the Environmental Coordinator, based on the Initial Study, determined that any potential environmental effects of the proposed pipeline have been clearly mitigated by the identified mitigation measure to the point where no significant environmental effects would occur and the Environmental Coordinator, based upon this determination, prepared a Negative Declaration, subject to mitigating requirements, with respect to the environmental consequences of the subject project; and

WHEREAS, a notice of Negative Declaration was posted and given and comments from the public and interested persons were invited; and

WHEREAS, the Council has before it all of the necessary environmental information required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to properly analyze and evaluate any and all of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project; and

WHEREAS, on March 16, 1999, the Council held a noticed public hearing on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and the proposed pipeline, at which time it considered the Initial Study, the findings and determination of the Environmental Coordinator, the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, the public comments previously received, if any, the staff report, written and oral, and the testimony and other evidence of all those wishing to be heard.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that, based upon the findings and the records and files herein, and the findings above made, the Council determines that the proposed pipeline will not have a significant effect upon the environment if the mitigation measures listed and identified in the Mitigated Negative Declaration are implemented prior to development of the subject property, and approves and adopts the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Westerly Portion of the Kawana Springs Pipeline project.

IN COUNCIL DULY PASSED this 16th day of March, 1999.

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