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Urban Greening Plan
The El Cerrito Urban Greening Plan is an effort by the City to improve quality of life for residents through enhancing El Cerrito's public places and open spaces. The Plan aims to identify needs, opportunities and strategies for creating a greener, more environmentally sustainable and livable City.

The City of El Cerrito applied for and was awarded a Proposition 84 Grant to develop an Urban Greening Plan. Proposition 84 - the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 - authorized funding for the purpose of creating urban greening plans to guide and coordinate urban greening projects in local jurisdictions across the state. Development and implementation of urban greening plans support the State's environmental goals and planning policies; promote infill development and equity; protect the environment; and encourage efficient development patterns.

Urban Greening Plan - Adopted December 15, 2015

The Council Packet includes the resolution to adopt the plan and approve the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan. 
Urban Greening Plan - Adopted December 15, 2015
Appendix A: Community Engagement Summary
Appendix B: Best Practices Catalog
Appendix C: Plant Palette
Appendix D: Existing Policies and Programs
Appendix E: Pilot Project Cost Estimates
Appendix F: Stormwater Analysis Report

CEQA Review and Upcoming Meetings

Pursuant to the  California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) has been prepared.  The public review and comment period occurred from October 8 through November 2, 2015. The Plan and Initial Study was submitted to the Planning Commission for review on November 18, 2015 and the City Council for review on December 15, 2015. 

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan

Additional Information

Public Comment Draft - May 1st

Urban Greening Plan Public Draft
Appendix A: Community Engagement Summary
Appendix B: Best Practices Catalog
Appendix C: Plant Palette
Appendix D: Existing Policies and Programs
Appendix E: Pilot Project Cost Estimates

July 23rd, 2013 - Workshop #1: Vision, Opportunities and Needs
Community Workshop #1 Presentation
Community Workshop #1 Boards

October 19th, 2013 - Workshop #2: Preliminary Concepts and Recommendations
Community Workshop #2 Presentation
Community Workshop #2 Boards

August 2nd, 2014 - Workshop #3: Community Design Workshop (or "Charrette")
Community Workshop #3 Presentation
Community Workshop #3 Boards

June 24th, 2015 - Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting
Meeting Packet

June 30th, 2015 -
Environmental Quality Committee Special Meeting
Meeting Minutes

For more information, please contact Melanie Mintz, Community Development Director at 510-215-4339.



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