Monday, January 28, 2013

All Quiet On The Western Front

Laguna Beach: Money PitHas anyone suggested a meeting between the City, Builder, and, Citizens to hash out an agreement on the noise problem?

Didn't think so.

Is there any leadership in this City?

Didn't think so.

1 comment:

  1. John:
    NOISE is one of 17 categories noted in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) checklist. GOOGLE: CEQA CHECKLIST to inform yourself.
    The Environmental Impact Report for this project SHOULD have noted this Potentially Significant Adverse Impact (PSAI) and pre-emptively addressed and allowed/provided for mitigations to that NOISE and any other PSAI.
    This is why CEQA is still critical and though under siege is important: It also allows for remedy mechanisms (like complaints) if sound levels or other problems occur in progress.
    My interpretation (without the actual complaint before me) is that the noise and vibration mitigations weren't sufficient, analyses were perhaps Pollyanna, didn't accurately predict NOISE PSAI to the extent they're occurring? Otherwise the work would have proceeded.
    CEQA is frustrating for unknowledgeable parties, these things can drag a project out, but perhaps our chosen construction vendors low-balled this checklist item?
    Doing a City Hall peer review of nuances like NOISE requires in-house personnel we don't have. We outsource to independent consultants to both to save $$$ and self-serving confusion.
    I'm not sure about my comment's value for your followers......I'm just wondering.