Environmental Documents & Notices
State law (California Environmental Quality Act) requires that all cities evaluate and consider the potential effect on the environment of projects they undertake directly, such as a capital works project, or for a private entity where the City approves an application.
If the City determines the project may have a significant effect on the environment, the City must prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR):
- Describing the effect of the project on the environment
- Suggesting "mitigation measures" to reduce the effect
- Evaluating alternatives to the project which may have less effect on the environment
If the City determines the project will not have a significant effect on the environment, a (Mitigated) Negative Declaration is prepared stating the reasons why the project will not have a significant effect and suggested mitigation measures.
The EIR or (Mitigated) Negative Declaration must be certified or adopted by the City’s decision-making body. Before the document is certified or approved, the City must:
- Provide a draft copy for public review
- Include comments that the City received on the draft, and the City’s response to them
(Mitigated) Negative Declarations and EIRs that are subject to a public review / comment period.
MALIBU JEWISH CENTER & SYNAGOGUE PROJECT
malibu middle & High school campus project
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is proposing the Malibu Middle & High School Campus Specific Plan and Local Coastal Program Amendment Project. For more information about upcoming public meetings, how to comment on environmental documents, please visit the project web page.
MRCA Coastal Accessways public works plan
The Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) is proposing a Malibu Coastal Access Public Works Plan (PWP) for public beach accessways in Malibu. The PWP includes 17 publicly-owned sites along the coast in the City (See Initial Study Table 1-List of Project Sites). The City is currently processing Coastal Development Permits for several of these projects. In response to a Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report prepared by MRCA, the City submitted a comment letter. For additional project information and to review the environmental documents, visit the MRCA project web page.
Escondido Canyon Park to Murphy Way Connector Project
The Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed trail project (CDP No. 16-074) public review and comment period ended April 4, 2019. The Initial Study and its appendices can be viewed online:
Lechuza Beach Public Access Improvements Project
The Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) Draft Initial Study and Negative Declaration public review period for this project ended February 24, 2019. The initial study and its appendices can be viewed online:
Seaboard Road Extension Project
Visit the Seaboard Road Extension project webpage for updates on the EIR.