May 12, 2011

County to Adopt Negative Declaration for San Leandro Creek Hazardous Tree Project

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In a notice sent out on May 11, 2011, the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District stated its intent to adopt a mitigated negative declaration for the San Leandro Creek Hazardous Tree Management Project. This means that the "significant effects of the project noted in the attached Initial Study have been eliminated or mitigated by revisions to the project so that the potential adverse effects are reduced to a point where no significant effects would occur."

The notice is the start of a 20-day period in which members of the public can review and comment on the Initial Study. The review period ends at 9am on May 31, 2011.

The project has been scaled back from earlier proposals and now involves the removal of 17 trees, pruning of 15 trees, and trimming back two trees in a total of three areas of San Leandro Creek near Huff Avenue (location 1), Cary Drive, Haas Avenue and Bancroft Middle School (location 2), and St. Mary Avenue (location 3). The Initial Study includes photos showing what the areas would like once the project is completed (pages 18-25).

More information about the project previous community meetings can be found at http://www.acgov.org/pwa/SanLeandroCreekTreeHazardous.shtml

If you disagree with the Initial Study's conclusion that there will no "significant adverse impacts," email your comments to jimb@acpwa.org or send them to:

Mr. Kwablah Attiogbe, Environmental Services Manager
Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
399 Elmhurst Street
Hayward, CA 94544
Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 12, 2011 7:46 PM | TrackBack
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