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File #: 2019-961    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER AN AGREEMENT WITH CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS REGARDING THE MASTER PLAN PROJECT
Attachments: 1. October 17, 2019 Letter, 2. October 18, 2019 Letter
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Discussion


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER AN AGREEMENT WITH CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS REGARDING THE MASTER PLAN PROJECT

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I. SUMMARY

The City Manager, Staff, and the CSUDH administration have been working hard the last month to try to resolve the City's concerns regarding the CSUDH Master Plan and its EIR: mainly. 1) the Final EIR's failure to properly analyze the cumulative impacts of the CSUDH's Project-hence having the wrong base line, 2) CSUDH's attempt to shift some of its traffic mitigation obligation analyzed and concluded by its own consultants in its own Final EIR onto to the City, 3) CSUDH's approval of over 500,000 square feet of "business park" or "light industrial" and what that entails and whether that could result in truck intensive uses in the City without proper mitigation measures, 4) CSUDH's refusal to subject the none-educational component of its development to the City wide Development Impact Fees and City wide Communities Facilities Districts for the mitigation of the impacts on the City, and 5) the need for a binding commitment from CSUDH that if the City agrees not to pursue its legal rights that CSUDH affirmatively agrees not allow logistics and truck intensive uses as part of the Master Plan.
At the October 15, 2019 Council Meeting, the City Council discussed a number of approaches to working with CSUDH on areas of specific concern to the City, including some sort of binding agreement that the "research park" or "business park" development along Central Avenue would not be made available to logistics, trucking or warehouse uses; and, the construction of the traffic mitigation measures required in the Master Plan's Final EIR. Councilwoman Lula Davis-Holmes, Mayor Pro Tem Cedric Hicks and Councilman Jim Dear called a special meeting for October 22, 2019 to approve such agreement based on promises form CSUDH. The urgency was to approve an agreement prior to October 23, 2019 ...

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