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Make your voice heard, please send your comments to the City!!

Saratoga City welcomes comments from its citizens on the SRC Expansion Proposal. You can make comments on the proposal in general, and send comments to the various committees and Commissions that will be considering it.

The City recommends that your create a Profile to identify yourself. This makes commenting easier and enables you to track the progress of your comments. However, you can submit your comments individually without creating a Profile. You can create a Profile here.

The proposal will pass through a number of stages, and commenting is welcomed at each stage.The full list of milestones and the latest information on the proposal's progress can be found by scrolling down to the section headed Process and Timeline on the City's web page on the SRC Expansion project.

General comments on the SRC Expansion Proposal

You can make a general comment at any stage. Click or tap here to make a general comment on the SRC Expansion Project

You can log in with your Profile, if you have created one, as part of your comment submission.

Environmental Impact Report

The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a key document that will be considered by the Planning Commission. A comprehensive and wide ranging environmental impact review of the proposal will be carried out by an external consultant. There will be several opportunities to comment.

The first opportunity to comment was during the Preparation Scoping Period, which was set for November 22nd to December 22nd. The Preparation Scoping Period is held at the start of the EIR review process. All the key environmental aspects to be considered will be identified during this period. There was a Public Scoping Meeting on December 9, at which numerous concerns with the PRS proposal were raised. Thank you to all who commented during the meeting. Here is a video recording of the meeting:
 


A group of 18 residents plus external contributions  submitted a Consolidated Response to the Notice of Preparation of the Environmental Impact Report.

At the completion of his work, the consultant will submit a draft EIR to the City. This will be published and there will be a 45 day Draft EIR review period. There will be opportunities to comment on the draft together with review meetings. The dates of these meetings are yet to be published. Please be prepared to attend the EIR review meetings and to participate with your comments.

The final EIR will be submitted to the Planning Commission, which will have a public meeting at which it will consider the EIR and decide its recommendation to the City Council. The date of this meeting has not yet been published by the City. Click or tap here to send a comment to the Planning Commission for consideration at this meeting. Please be prepared to attend this meeting and to participate with your comments.

Community Meeting

The SRC Expansion Proposal was discussed in a Community Meeting on November 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Here is a video recording of the meeting:
 

Heritage Commission

The date(s) of the meetings of the Heritage Preservation Commission at which the SRC Expansion Proposal will be considered have not been set yet, but are expected to be soon. Click or tap here to send a comment to the Heritage Preservation Commission.

You might like to reference the Heritage Resource Inventory List, (page 3 of 11) which lists the Odd Fellows Home (the building we refer to as the Manor) as a building in the Mission Revival Style contributing to the heritage of Saratoga. This precious resource and its external setting should not be compromised by any development on the SRC campus.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is the key committee. Its recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council for final approval. There will be several meetings of the Planning Commission that will consider the SRC Expansion Proposal. The dates of these have not yet been published by the City. Click or tap here to send a comment to the Planning Commission. Please be prepared to attend the meetings of the Planning Commission and to participate with your comments.

City Council

The City Council will consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission, and decide the final disposition of the SRC Expansion Proposal. Click or tap here to submit a comment to the City Council. The date(s) of the City Council meeting(s) have not yet been publicized by the City. Please be prepared to attend this/these meeting (s) and to participate with your comments.

Thank you for your support and participation

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