All projects within the State of California are required to undergo environmental review to analyze the environmental impacts associated with implementation of the project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"). An environmental impact report (EIR) provides information to assist a lead agency when making decisions on a project, but does not control the lead agency's exercise of discretion.
The EIR focused on those environmental impact categories identified by the City as having potentially significant impacts during the notice of preparation, and public review period for the initial study.
Potential significant environmental effects as determined in the initial study and analyzed in the EIR include:
Of these, Agricultural Resources and Transportation/Traffic may have significant and unavoidable effects.