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Public comment on city housing element update

The City of Claremont has prepared a draft environmental impact report (DEIR) addressing the city’s housing element update and “associated update of the safety element of the general plan,” the city shared online.

Between January 27 and March 14, 2022, residents are invited to submit their written comments regarding the DEIR to Community Development Director Brad Johnson. Residents can submit their comments either through the mail or via email.

Comments through the mail should be addressed to the Community Development Department, 207 Harvard Avenue, Claremont, California 91711. Emailed comments can be sent to bjohnson@ci.claremont.ca.us. Please include your name, phone number, email and postal address in your comment.

“This Notice of Availability (NOA) has been prepared and distributed to provide an opportunity for responsible and trustee agencies and interested parties to submit comments related to the D[raft] EIR, relative to the attached project summary. Agencies should comment on such information as it relates to their statutory responsibilities in connection with the Housing Element Update,” the city wrote online.

The city is also the lead agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has prepared an initial study for the housing element update EIR.

“This NOA is being circulated pursuant to public resources code section 21153(a) and CEQA Guidelines section15082 and the DEIR is available for review along with the NOP on the city’s website: https://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/draft-housing-element,” the city wrote online. “A printed copy will be available at city offices upon request.”

For more information on the DEIR, visit: https://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/living/draft-housing-element. To get updates on the housing element, send your email to housingelement@ci.claremont.ca.us.

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