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Resolution 18395 Certifying East Whisman Precise Plan Final Environmental Impact ReportCITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW RESOLUTION NO.18395 SERIES 2019 A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING THE EAST WHISMAN PRECISE PLAN FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND ADOPTING THE CEQA FINDINGS, INCLUDING STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM WHEREAS, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code Section 21000, et seq., the City has prepared an EIR for the East Whisman Precise Plan (hereinafter "Project"); and WHEREAS, the City of Mountain View prepared and circulated a Draft EIR for the requisite 45 -day public comment period, which ended on July 22, 2019, and gave all public notices in the manner and at the times required by law; and WHEREAS, the response to comments and EIR text revisions, together with the Draft EIR, comprise the Final EIR and were made available to the public on September y 20, 2019; and WHEREAS, the Environmental Planning Commission held a public hearing on October 2, 2019 on said Project and recommended approval to the City Council subject to the required findings; and WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on November 5, 2019 on said Project and the Final EIR, and received and considered all evidence presented at said hearing, including all associated staff reports, meeting minutes, testimony, and evidence constituting the record of proceedings (as defined in the CEQA Findings) and the recommendation for approval from the Environmental Planning Commission; and WHEREAS, the Final EIR identifies certain significant effects on the environment that would result from the implementation of the proposed Project; and WHEREAS, the Final EIR identifies mitigation measures which, when implemented, will substantially lessen or avoid the significant effects on the environment caused by the proposed Project, with the exception of the significant unavoidable impacts to project --level and cumulative vehicle miles traveled and transit vehicle delay at intersections; and -x- WHEREAS, a Statement of Overriding Considerations has been prepared which finds that the benefits of the Project outweigh the significant unavoidable impacts to project -level and cumulative vehicle miles traveled and transit vehicle delay at intersections; and WHEREAS, the Final EIR, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Project were presented to the City Council on November 5, 2019, and the City Council has reviewed the Final EIR and all associated staff reports, meeting minutes, testimony, and evidence constituting the record of proceedings; and WHEREAS, the Final EIR identifies and analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to the proposed Project; and WHEREAS, the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program has been prepared pursuant to CEQA to monitor the Project, which the lead agency has approved in conjunction with certification of the EIR in order to mitigate or avoid significant effects on the environment; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of - Mountain View: 1. Certifies that the Final EIR has been completed in compliance with CEQA, reflects the independent judgment and analysis of the City, and has been presented to the City Council, which reviewed and considered the information in it before approving the Project, attached hereto as Exhibit A; and 2. Adopts the CEQA findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations for the Project, attached hereto as Exhibit B; and 3. Adopts the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program for the Project, attached hereto as Exhibit C; and 4. Adopts all of the feasible mitigation measures identified and described in the Final EIR and determines that the Project, as mitigated, will avoid or reduce all of the significant adverse impacts to a less -than -significant level, with the exception of the significant unavoidable impacts to project -level and cumulative vehicle miles traveled and transit vehicle delay at intersections, which significant unavoidable impacts are considered acceptable because these unavoidable adverse environmental effects are outweighed by the benefits of the Project as set forth in the Statement of Overriding Considerations; and -2- 5. Finds that the no -project, increased housing, and reduced office alternatives identified and analyzed in the Final EIR cannot achieve the Project objectives to the same degree as the proposed Project, and that the location alternatives do not represent substantial environmental benefits over the proposed Project and are, therefore, rejected as infeasible, within the meaning of CEQA, in favor of the proposed Project. TIME FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW: The time within which judicial review of this document must be sought is governed by California Code of Procedure Section 1094.6 as established by Resolution No.13850 adopted by the City Council on August 9,1983. WI The foregoing Resolution was regularly introduced and adopted at a Special Meeting of the City Council of the City of Mountain View, duly held on the 5th day of November 2019, by the following vote: AYES: Councilmembers Clark, Kamei, Ramirez, and Vice Mayor Abe- Koga NOES: Councilmember McAlister and Mayor Matichak RECUSED: Councilmember Hicks ABSENT: None ATTEST: APPROVED: 4111411 ik &WIL' L A NATUSCH CITY CLERK EA/ 2/ RESO 899-11-05-19r-2 a-'L� LISA MATICtkAK MAYOR 1 do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Mountain View at a Special Meeting held on the 5th day of November 2019, by the foregoing vote. ry�clerk of Mountain View Exhibits: A. Final EIR B. Statement of Overriding Considerations C. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program -4- Final Environmental Impact Report SGH# 2017082051 a - ,, � �' L fig• q , y � ` j�j,,, . '- - .{ F Prepared by the In consultation with & ASSOCIATES, INC. TABLE OF CONTENTS Section1.0 Introduction....................................................................................................................2 Section 2.0 Changes to the Precise Plan............................................................................................4 Section 3.0 Draft EIR Recipients......................................................................... ....13 ....................... Section 4.0 Responses to Draft EIR Comments..............................................................................14 Section 5.0 Draft EIR Text Revisions............................................................................................. 44 Section 6.0 Draft EIR Comment Letters.........................................................................................61 Attachments Attachment A: Amended East Whisman Precise Plan Attachment B: Revised Transportation Analysis East Whisman Precise Plan Project City of Mountain View i Screencheck Final EIR September 2019