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City Council to authorize Final Draft Land Use Plan for analysis in EIR – September 16th @ 6 PM
City Council will meet on Monday, 9/16 to authorize the final draft land use plan for analysis in the General Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Note that the City Council is not taking any action that would change land use or zoning. The City Council is authorizing City staff and the consultant team to proceed with its analysis of potential environmental impacts as part of the General Plan EIR. Land use changes will be reviewed in light of the completed analysis. Only after that analysis is completed will the City Council consider finalizing and adopting land use changes. Click here for the staff report.
General Plan Newsletter#3
Town Hall Meeting on Final Draft Land Use Plan – August 5th, 7-9 PM
City Hall was filled with residents who participated in a question and answer session with City staff and City Council about proposed land use changes in advance of the EIR process. Click here for the presentation and meeting materials. Click here for the staff report that summarizes the comments from the Town Hall Meeting (summary begins on page 12).
City Council Study Sessions to confirm Land Use Plan: June 17th and July 15th
City staff and the general plan consultant presented the final draft General Plan Land Use Plan to the City Council for their recommendation to start the EIR process. [download presentation] The City Council decided to hold one final town hall meeting on the recommended draft land use plan before the EIR process begins.
Planning Commission Meeting to confirm Land Use Plan: May 13th @ 7 PM
City staff and the general plan consultant will present the final draft General Plan Land Use Plan to the Planning Commission for their consideration and recommendations to the City Council.
Joint Commission Meeting to discuss Land Use Plan: February 6th and March 25th @ 6 PM
City staff and the general plan consultant will lead a discussion with all three city commissions, recapping the General Plan Update project and discussing recommended changes to the Land Use Plan.
Planning Commission Meetings to discuss Land Use Plan: Initial meeting on November 13th and a second meeting on December 10th @ 7 PM
City staff and the general plan consultant will provide the Planning Commission with a recap of the General Plan Update project and discuss recommended changes to the Land Use Plan. [download presentation]
General Plan Newsletter#2
Joint Commission Meeting #2 on May 9th @ 7 PM
The three city commissions— Planning; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts; and Traffic — met again jointly to discuss the results and direction from the April 4th meeting.
Rossmoor Community Festival on May 6th @ 10 am to 5 pm
The City of Los Alamitos hosted a booth to solicit additional public input in an informal open house setting at the day-long community festival held at Rush Park in Rossmoor.
City Council Meeting on April 16th @ 7 PM
City staff presented a progress report to the City Council on all of the outreach that has been conducted to date. The City welcomes you to attend and hear this presentation in person.
Joint Commission Meeting #1 on April 4th @ 7 PM
Three city commissions— Planning; Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts; and Traffic —held a joint meeting to discuss outreach conducted to date and the responses we heard from the community.
Community Open Houses held March 8th, 17th, and 20th
The City of Los Alamitos hosted a series of open houses to discuss the future of our community. The response was great — despite the unfortunate rainout on the 17th — and we heard a lot of thoughts on improving and preserving our great community.
Public Survey – Take one anytime
The public is invited to take a short or long survey to provide input, thoughts, and direction on the future of the Los Alamitos community. You don’t have to live here to take survey; if you work, shop, learn, or worship in our community, your input is welcome. The survey can be taken online or filled out on paper. Links for both options can be found on the Outreach page.
General Plan Newsletter #1
Preliminary List of Issues, Opportunities, & Constraints
Based on the analysis of existing conditions as well as input received from the interviews, commission meetings, and other outreach, a preliminary list of issues, opportunities, and constraints were generated for discussion. This topic was discussed at the January planning commission meeting and will serve as the foundation for future outreach, including the March 3rd open house. You can download the presentation by going to the Outreach or Documents pages.
General Plan Interviews Completed in November
City staff and the consultant team conducted 26 interviews over a period of five days in October and November. The interviewees included residents (6 from Rossmoor), businesses/nonprofits, property owners, elected and appointed representatives, property owners, and local agencies that serve the Los Alamitos area.
Come to Commission Meetings
Three of the City’s commissions — 1) Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Arts; 2) Planning; and 3) Traffic — are meeting monthly to discuss the current general plan, strategic plan, and related citywide issues, goals, and policies. The public is invited to attend to hear the discussion and provide input. Details on past and upcoming dates can be found on the Outreach page.
Project Kick-off and Website Launch
The Los Alamitos General Plan Update and EIR was officially kicked off on August 3, 2011, at a meeting between the City staff and consultant team. Additionally, a kick-off meeting was held with the Planning Commission on August 8, 2011. The PowerPoint from this meeting can be found on the Outreach page.
This website was also created for the update effort to provide the public with easy, 24-hour access to project information such as meeting notices, survey materials, data, presentations, and draft documents.