By: Todd Spitzer, Chairman, OC Board of Supervisors (Portions courtesy of County Executive Office)
The public has until October 30, 2015, to comment on a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration before the Board of Supervisors considers finalizing the purchase of the property at 1000 North Kraemer Place for use as an Emergency Temporary Shelter and Multi-Service Center to serve the homeless. Review under the California Environmental Quality Act is required before the Board of Supervisors makes a final decision whether to purchase the property for use as a 200-bed shelter that would connect the homeless with a variety of government assistance programs.
“This is the public’s opportunity to give us formal comments on the environmental impact of the project,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer, who represents the Third District, which includes the property. “This is an important step in the process as my colleagues and I move toward a final decision.”
The 30-day comment period opened October 1. Commenters are asked to submit written comments by 4:30 p.m. on October 30, 2015, to OC Public Works either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail at the address below. The comments should address the finding that the project would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment. Please provide any supplemental data or documentation relevant to the comments.
A full copy of the document and supporting material can be found online here: http://ocplanning.net/planning/land/projects/emergency_temporary_shelter
Additional printed copies can be found at OC Public Works at 300 N. Flower St. in Santa Ana, the Anaheim Public Library at 500 W. Broadway in Anaheim, and the Orange Public Library at 407 E. Chapman Avenue in Orange.
Address comments to:
OC Public Works / OC Planning
Attn: Chris Uzo-Diribe
300 N. Flower St., 1st Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92702-4048