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File #: 22-4057    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/21/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE SUBMITTAL OF A LETTER TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR HOLLY MITCHELL AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) REGARDING THE METRO C (GREEN) LINE EXTENSION TO TORRANCE PROJECT
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Draft City of Redondo Beach Letter to Supervisor Mitchell for consideration on May 3, 2022, 3. City of Redondo Beach Comment Letter on Revised and Recirculated Notice of Preparation for the Metro C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Project Dated March 16, 2021, 4. City of Redondo Beach Support Letter Green Line Alternative 3 Signed July 18, 2018, 5. N.1- Blue Folder
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: BRANDY FORBES, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE SUBMITTAL OF A LETTER TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR HOLLY MITCHELL AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) REGARDING THE METRO C (GREEN) LINE EXTENSION TO TORRANCE PROJECT
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
At the March 15, 2022 City Council meeting a referral to staff was made for preparation of a letter to Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly Mitchell regarding the Green Line Extension to reiterate the preference of the route in Redondo Beach on an elevated track along Hawthorne Boulevard. This letter would follow the original letter the City submitted to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and, then, Supervisor Janice Hahn in March 2021 on the scope of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) to be prepared for the project by Metro.

This agenda item allows the City Council to discuss the draft letter, recommend any revisions, and consider authorizing its submittal to Supervisor Mitchell and Metro.

BACKGROUND
A Revised and Recirculated Notice of Preparation (RRNOP) was distributed by Metro in January 2021 to solicit written comments from Responsible and Trustee Agencies, interested public agencies, and members of the public regarding the scope and content of the environmental analysis to be included in the DEIR to be prepared to assess the impacts pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including significant environmental issues and reasonable alternatives and mitigation measures, and other pertinent information. The original public review period stated in the RRNOP for when written comments were to be submitted was initially March 15, 2021 and was subsequently extended to March 29, 2021.

On March 16, 2021, the Redondo Beach City Council authorized an official comment letter (attached) addressing community concerns with the alignment alternativ...

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