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File #: 2019-6933   
Type: Minutes
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 5/28/2019
Title: Draft Meeting Minutes - March 11, 2019
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Draft Meeting Minutes - March 11, 2019

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DRAFT MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY OF ALAMEDA PLANNING BOARD
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019

1. CONVENE
President Sullivan convened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

2. FLAG SALUTE
Board Member Rothenberg led the flag salute.

3. ROLL CALL
Present: President Sullivan, Board Members Cavanaugh, Curtis, Rothenberg, Saheba, Teague.
Absent: Board Member Mitchell.

4. AGENDA CHANGES AND DISCUSSION

5. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
*None*

6. CONSENT CALENDAR
6-A 2019-6624
General Plan Amendment Study Session. Applicant: City of Alameda. The Planning Board will hold a study session to consider amendments to the Setting and Organization Chapter of the Alameda General Plan. The proposed amendments are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), the general rule that CEQA only applies to actions that have the potential to cause a significant impact on the environment. Staff requests continuing this item to the meeting of March 25, 2019.
Board Member Teague made a motion to continue the item. Board Member Curtis seconded the motion. The motion passed 6-0.

7. REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
7-A 2019-6629
Public Hearing on the Scope of the Environmental Impact Report for the Veterans Administration Multi-Specialty Outpatient Clinic and National Cemetery Project
Staff Member Tai introduced the item. The staff report and presentation can be found at: https://alameda.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3874113&GUID=C9C4CBE7-FA2E-4D78-9663-97B109C11C64&FullText=1

Board Member Teague asked if the Veterans project actually required an EIR for their project.

Staff Member Tai confirmed that the project does require an EIR.

President Sullivan opened the public hearing.

Irene Dieter suggested the scope be broadened. She said the VA should replace all the wetlands that would be destroyed by the project. She wants to consider redirecting storm water runoff back onto the wetla...

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