Under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), most discretionary projects within the City are required to receive some level of environmental review. This review provides information regarding environmental impacts associated with particular projects and identifies mitigation measures, which may reduce or eliminate significant impacts. The objective of environmental review is to provide clear information to the decision makers about the potential environmental impacts of their actions, which is the intent of CEQA. The Planning Division and Planning Commission is responsible for reviewing projects relative to environmental concerns and compliance with CEQA.
CEQA documents for current major City projects include: