Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Public Health and Safety Element Initial Study/Negative Declaration

Summary

SCH Number
2021060710
Lead Agency
City of Cloverdale
Document Title
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Public Health and Safety Element Initial Study/Negative Declaration
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
The City of Cloverdale Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and General Plan Public Health and Safety Element (Safety Element) are citywide policy and programming documents. They do not involve proposals to alter or change land use or land use regulations. Cloverdale is a semi-rural community in northern Sonoma County. It is focused on a historic downtown area with surrounding residential neighborhoods interspersed with schools, parks, and other support uses. The main north-south arterial roadway, Cloverdale Boulevard, is characterized by a mix of service commercial uses, public and quasi-public uses, and multi-family development. A major node of highway-oriented commercial is located at the southern end of Cloverdale Boulevard adjacent to the US 101 freeway interchange. East of Downtown, along the Russian River, uses consist of open space and public uses (e.g., City water and wastewater treatment plants). The Cloverdale Municipal Airport is located southeast of the community. According to the Sonoma County Assessor, approximately 1,122 of the 1,608 net acres (69.7 percent) in Cloverdale’s city limits are currently developed (based on property assessment categories). Most of the developed land in the city consists of residential development (726.4 acres /64.8 percent). The next highest share is for public or open space uses, including the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants, the airport, city parks, Cloverdale River Park, and Cloverdale Springs Preserve. Together these properties account for over 260 acres and 23.4 percent of the developed land in the city limits. Commercial and industrial uses account for only 7.3 and 4.6 percent of the developed land, respectively.
Document Description
The City of Cloverdale has prepared an Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for the adoption of a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and an update of the General Plan Public Health and Safety Element (Safety Element). The LHMP and Safety Element have been prepared in concert with one another to address overlapping requirements of Federal and State law. The adoption and implementation of the LHMP and Safety Element would not involve any changes in land use or development entitlements and would not lead directly to any activities that would cause any physical change in the environment. While the LHMP and Safety Element do identify actions that would involve construction of improvements that would reduce Cloverdale’s vulnerability to hazards, these projects would be subject to separate environmental review once the City secures funding for their design and implementation.

Contact Information

Name
Bob Lagomarsino
Agency Name
Lagomarsino Planning + Management LLC
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Name
Rafael Miranda
Agency Name
City of Cloverdale
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Cloverdale
Counties
Sonoma
Regions
Citywide
Other Location Info
The City of Cloverdale Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and General Plan Public Health and Safety Element (Safety Element) are citywide policy and programming documents. They do not involve proposals to alter or change land use or land use regulations for a specific location within the city.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (No Development Proposed by Project)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Adoption of Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and General Plan Safety Element
Project Issues
Initial Study discusses all uses covered by Appendix G Checklist
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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