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File #: 2019-950    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Closed Session Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/10/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/15/2019 Final action:
Title: DIRECT CITY STAFF REGARDING HOW THE CITY COUNCIL WISHES TO RESPOND TO THE INAQEDUACIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT ("EIR") OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS ("CSUDH") 2018 CAMPUS MASTER PLAN AS IT RELATES TO THE PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT PORTIONS OF SAME, APPROVED BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Letter to Dr. Thomas A. Parham, President CSUDH dated 9-12-19, 2. Letter from CSUDH Ron Coley dated 9-5-19 re Master Plan Proposed Off-Site Mitigation MOU, 3. CSUDH Traffic Fair Share MOU (Rev 09_04_19), 4. DRAFT_ IDIF CFD Analysis of Proposed CSUDH Project - 08-27-19v2
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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DIRECT CITY STAFF REGARDING HOW THE CITY COUNCIL WISHES TO RESPOND TO THE INAQEDUACIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT ("EIR") OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY DOMINGUEZ HILLS ("CSUDH") 2018 CAMPUS MASTER PLAN AS IT RELATES TO THE PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT PORTIONS OF SAME, APPROVED BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Since 2016, CSUDH has been processing the entitlement of a revision of their Campus Master Plan, which had previously been updated in 2010, including a Draft EIR that had been available for circulation for some time. On September 24, 2019, the Board of Trustees approved the Master Plan and certified the EIR.
The EIR materially fails to analyze important impacts that the for-profit, private portion of this development will impose on the City and the City's resources. Given the influx of the new development coming to the City and the anticipated toll on the city's resources to provide for public safety and development and maintenance of public infrastructure, the City has adopted city wide applicable to all developments impact fees and a city wide communities facilities district so new developers can contribute towards mitigating their fair share of the impacts their projects will impose on the City. Otherwise, the residents of the City through the local resources such as the Utilities User Tax end up paying for mitigating these impacts, while the impacts are solely caused by the new developments. That is unfair to the residents of the City.
CSUDH's proposed project has an educational component, for which the City is in full support not asking for any DIF or CFD payment. However, a component of the project is completely private and will be given to private developers for profit and has no educational purpose. In particular, a high private number of residential units are being proposed...

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