Public scoping meetings, which are part of the environmental review process, were held on March 6, 2009 and November 16, 2010 at the Goodwill Job Center. At both sets of meetings, Arup, the consultant preparing the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and Planning Department staff provided an overview of the Plan and the environmental issues that would be analyzed in the EIR. Meetings were open to the general public and publicized in advance, and letters were sent to stakeholders in the area and regulatory agencies.
of meetings held in November also introduced the Redevelopment Plan and
included presentations by the CRA/LA. Printed copies of the Draft Specific Plan
and copies of the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist prepared for the EIR
process were made available for attendees to review and take home. Comments
received at scoping meetings and comments submitted during the public review period
(due December 15, 2010) for the Initial Study/Environmental Checklist were
reviewed and used to aid in the development of the Draft EIR.