The San Mateo County Planning Director is giving the Midcoast the minimum allowable review periods for the Big Wave DEIR. It’s up to the community to request more time to review the three telephone books thick volumes.
At the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, October 28 Lisa Grote summarized Section 15105 of the CEQA Guidelines which spells out the CEQA review timelines - not less than 45 days nor more than 60 days unless there are "unusual circumstances". Lisa Grote, San Mateo County Planning Director said "unusual circumstances" usually relate to failure to notice, but obviously there is lots of discretion as to what this term means. Read the CEQA Guidelines at: http://ceres.ca.gov/ceqa/guidelines/art8.html
Lisa Grote stated the Planning Director has the authority to extend the deadline, not the Planning Commission. Lisa said staff will agendize a discussion of the extension of time for the November 18th Planning Commission hearing. Planning Commissioner Gail Slocum tried to get the discussion scheduled for the next meeting (November 3), but Lisa Grote said that Agenda was already published and could not be changed.
Please consider emailing Lisa Grote, Planning Director and request additional time to review the DEIR (three phone book thick volumes).
Lisa Grote, Planning Director: email@example.com
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