On November 20, 2015, the County released a Notice of Availability (NOA) of a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which will analyze the potential environmental effects of the proposed Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (CEDHSP).
The Draft EIR is available for a 60-day public review and comment period ending at 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2016. We are in the process of asking for a 60, 90 or 120 day extension.
Commenting on the DEIR is not an easy task. Unfortunately, the job is left up to the community to perform this task. On December 3, 2015, ten volunteers from the community gathered for a training session to learn how to do this. We recorded the training session so we could share with others who are interested in commenting on the DEIR. The two part training videos are quite long, over two hours:
Those two videos were later edited to provide essential content only and the result is a 26 minute video recommended for watching:
Finally, we have included the following letter to help you understand how to make your comments:
After reviewing Writing an effective CEQA comment letter and watching the video(s) of your choice, please review these areas and if you have expertise or interest in any of these areas, CONTACT US and JOIN OUR TEAM:
Agriculture and Forestry
Geology and Soils
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Hydrology and Water Quality
Land Use and Planning
Population and Housing
Transportation and Traffic
Utilities and Service Systems
We have a meeting tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, 6:00 pm in the Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. You are welcome to attend and work with us.