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.” Continue reading