Environmental Impact Report

About the Plan

This Environmental Impact Report (EIR) provides information to support the city's planning and decision-making process and describes the potential environmental effects of the General Plan and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (GGRP). It outlines ways to reduce or avoid environmental effects and recommends project alternatives.

The purpose of an EIR is not to recommend approving or denying a project, but it can enable decision-makers to balance the benefits of a project against its unavoidable effects when considering whether to approve or deny the project.


In August 2011, the City released an updated General Plan, Environmental Impact Report and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. These important planning documents were updated to include 3 new topics:

  • Climate change
  • Complete streets
  • Water quality and flooding

Environmental Impact Report (EIR)