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Comments Regarding the 3300 Panorama Drive Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)

This letter was sent to City staff on March 30, 2018. We will keep you posted on any response.
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 11:01 PM
To: nhubbard@morrobayca.gov
Subject: Comments Regarding the 3300 Panorama Drive Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)

Dear Ms. Hubbard,
Page 3:  (bottom paragraph)  Project Site is NOT “surrounded by high-density residential to the west and south.”   There are existing Single-Family homes, which are one and two-stories.  Please correct.
Page 11: Site Demolition Map fails to show location of Sicily Street and its relation to Project Site.
Page 13:  Security Gates will be located exactly where on Project Site?  Please show on Maps and describe in document.
Page 16:  Why is the property owner spending vast amounts of money to clear the Project site, if he has “ . . . no known or anticipated specific future development plans for Project Site.”?  Please explain.
Page 17:  Map fails to show location of Sicily Street on Map.
Page 19:  Table fails to state number of truck trips per day.
Page 21:  “Environmental Setting and Impacts #18 Utility/Service Systems” should have been checked for “Potentially Significant Impact” because of existing old water & sewer pipes under the streets that may be damaged by the proposed heavy truck loads; and the potential for loss of water/sewer services during their repair or replacement.  The affected streets are Sicily St., Main St., Tahiti St., Yerba Buena, Panorama St.
Page 28: The Project Site property owner must address the possibility of implementing a Single-Family Planned Development on the Project Site.   The Project Mitigated Negative Dec. fails to address this important issue.   This is called “piecemealing of project” under CEQA.  An EIR must include an analysis of the environmental effects of future expansion or other action if it is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of the initial project (a Demolition Project), and the future expansion or action (a Single Family Planned Development) will be significant in that it will likely change the scope or nature of the initial project or its environmental effects.  Please address this issue.
Page 31: Will Highway 41 be the route to haul demolished material to the North County Recycling Center in Paso Robles?  What route will be taken?
Page 73:  Who is responsible for the Before & After Video Inspections water, sewer pipes, street conditions, of proposed truck routes?  How will the Before & After conditions be documented, and by whom?  Where will the videos be on file?
Page 76:  Where will the proposed non-potable water truck get its non-potable water?
Page 77:  The Project has impacts that are cumulatively considerable – the incremental effects of probable future projects such as a Single-Family Planned Development subdivision.  This issue must be addressed.

Despite Objections the City of Morro Bay Rubber Stamps Development

Dear Stakeholder: Please see the linked legal public notice below.

Despite a long list of citizens’ objections, it seems that the City of Morro Bay is once again piece-mealing the Panorama project and skirting around an Environmental Impact Report. This “negative declaration” makes it clear that City officials aren’t willing to respond to citizen concerns in a meaningful and comprehensive manner.

According to the City, stakeholders’ concerns are “less than significant.”

Piece-mealing a project is illegal; this is established California law. Citizens of Morro Bay deserve a complete picture of what is being planned for 3300 Panorama before construction begins. That is why an EIR is critical for to protect the taxpayers, residents, local ecology and the City of Morro Bay for future generations.

Public Notice – February 28, 2018

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There is a statutory public comment period through March 30, 2018. Now is the time to send your written comments to:

City of Morro Bay
Attn: Nancy Hubbard
955 Shasta Ave.
Morro Bay, CA 93442