Feb 12 2011

Public Notice of February 17th Park Commission Meeting on Moraga Canyon Sports Fields


Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project

Notice is hereby given that the City of Piedmont Park Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project pursuant to City Council direction given at their public hearing of December 6, 2010.  The hearing will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA.

Public testimony and comment at these hearings is encouraged.  Written comments are invited in care of Teddy King, Chair, Piedmont Park Commission, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA   94611 or by email to: mfeldkamp@ci.piedmont.ca.us.  This hearing will be available via “live” television on the Piedmont government access station, KCOM, Channel 27.

Streaming video of the meetings is also available on the City Web Site at http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/video.


After extensive consideration by the City of Piedmont, the City Council formally Certified the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) on December 6, 2010.  In so doing, the City Council adopted a resolution that, among other things, approved findings that the:

  • FEIR has been completed in compliance with State Law (CEQA-California Environmental Quality Act).
  • City Council has reviewed and considered the information contained in the FEIR prior to any project approvals.
  • FEIR reflects the independent judgment and analysis of the City Council of the City of Piedmont, the lead agency for the Project.

Certification of the FEIR is not the same as approving the Project. Project approval is a separate step. Prior to consideration of any project approval by the City Council, it was determined by the Council (upon the recommendation of the City Administrator), that the Project be referred to the City Recreation, Park and Planning Commissions for review and recommendations.   This hearing notice is for such consideration by the Park Commission.

The Commission is not being asked to re-consider the FEIR, which has been certified as final, and which serves as an informational document for the Commission in its review of the project.

Park Commission:

The areas of responsibility of the Park Commission under the City Charter are the following: Beautification, planting, litter control, development uses, acquisition and maintenance of all parks. Park improvements, park memorials, street trees, parking strips and matters referred to the Commission by the Council.

As relates to the FEIR the Commission may consider, among other elements, the:

  • Project design and elements identified in the FEIR.
  • Significant and unavoidable impacts identified in the FEIR.
  • Mitigation measures identified in the FEIR.
  • Environmentally Superior Alternative as proposed by preparers of FEIR.
  • Other project alternatives identified in the FEIR, as well as alternative concepts that may be proposed by the public or Commission.

For further information, please contact Parks & Project Manager, Mark Feldkamp @ 420-3064 or mfeldkamp@ci.piedmont.ca.us

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