Environmental Review Process

SAFE SIDEWALK LA ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has started the environmental review process for the proposed Sidewalk Repair Program (proposed Project). The proposed Project would continue, amend and expand implementation of Safe Sidewalks LA over approximately 30 years in order to make City pedestrian facilities compliant with applicable accessibility requirements. Existing sidewalks and walkways will be repaired or replaced under the proposed Project. Street tree removals and replacements, along with utility relocations, may be needed. The City may adopt policies and/or ordinances to assist in the efficient administration of the proposed Project and its objectives.

BOE has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required. A Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study (IS), which describe the proposed Project and the anticipated scope of the EIR, are available. The extended 50-day Scoping Period for the NOP/IS has already passed (see figure below). However, there will be another another opportunity for public comment during the Draft EIR Review Period, which is expected to be released in Winter 2020.

Agency and public input during the NOP Scoping Period has shaped the scope and content of the analysis in the Draft EIR. Once completed, the Draft EIR will include the results of the technical studies the City conducted and be circulated for public and agency review during the Draft EIR Review Period.

EIR

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Options for providing comments during the Draft EIR Review Period may include the following:

1. Attend a public meeting and make comments during the Draft EIR Review Period.

2. Submit comments online during the Draft EIR Review Period at the following link: http://sidewalks.lacity.commentinput.com/. Please be sure to include your contact information.

3. Email your comment to Shilpa.Gupta@lacity.org during the Draft EIR Review Period and include ‘SRP’ in the subject line. Please include your contact information including name, telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail address so that we can contact you if we have any questions regarding your comment.

4. Mail your comments during the Draft EIR Review Period to:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
City of Los Angeles Public Works, Bureau of Engineering
Environmental Management Group
1149 S Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

NOP Public Scoping Meetings held during the 50-day comment period:

August 9, 2017
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium
100 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 14, 2017
Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center
8825 N Kester Ave, Panorama City, CA 91402

August 24, 2017
Westchester Senior Citizen Center
8740 S Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Please see the attached presentation from the Scoping Meeting held on August 9, 2017 at the Deaton Auditorium.
PDF iconSidewalk Repair Program Scoping Meeting Presentation 8.11.17
To view a video of a recent Scoping Meeting please go here and click on Meeting

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW FOR SIDEWALK REPAIR PROGRAM

CITY OF LOS ANGELES PRESENTATION ON CEQA
File CEQA Basics - How to Participate

NOTICE OF PREPARATION DOCUMENT
PDF iconNotice of Preparation - EnglishPDF iconNotice of Preparation - Spanish

INITIAL STUDY / ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST
PDF iconInitial Study/ Environmental Checklist

NOTICE OF PREPARATION / INITIAL STUDY AVAILABILITY & LOCATION
PDF icon
NOP/ IS Availability and Location

MORE INFORMATION

For more information regarding the Environmental Review Process, please contact:

Shilpa Gupta, Environmental Supervisor I
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Or email at Shilpa.Gupta@lacity.org

MEDIA INQUIRIES

If you are a member of the media, please contact Mary Nemick, Director of Communications, Bureau of Engineering at Mary.Nemick@lacity.org.

The Bureau of Engineering's Environmental Management Group (EMG) is responsible for the environmental review of Engineering's projects in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EMG also provides coordination with federal agencies for environmental review of projects that are subject to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and processes applications for coastal development permits for activities under the jurisdiction of the City Engineer.