May 2019
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The Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood & Conservation Plan Environmental Impact Report

Available for public review and comment

Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood & Conservation Environmental Report

The City released a Notice of Availability on April 29, 2019 for the Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood and Conservation Plan Draft Environment Impact Report. If anyone wishes to provide input, comments can be sent in writing, or, on May 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. comments can be presented verbally during the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting. Interested parties are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the Draft Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood and Conservation Plan and the Draft Environmental Impact Report, and to provide comments.

Comments may be submitted by mail or email, comments made on social media are not considered official public comments.

All comments must be received in writing by June 14, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Please send all comments via mail to:

or via email to EtiwandaHeights@CityofRC.us

The Notice of Preparation for the Environmental Impact Report was released for public comment and review in December 2018. That process determined the scope of analysis that was conducted in the Draft Environmental Impact Report.

The Draft Etiwanda Heights Neighborhood & Conservation Plan was first made available for public review on April 14, 2019 and presented on April 24th at the Planning Commission meeting.

Since early 2018, the City, worked with the community to identify the vision for the undeveloped land in the northeastern area of the City. The southerly 1,200 acres of this land is surplus land owned by the County of San Bernardino Flood Control that the County plans to sell. During the community-based planning process, the community articulated a strong and consistent message that local control is very important. Top community priorities also include, economic feasibility, no new tax burdens, and conservation of foothill open space.

Based on the community's expressed interest in exercising local control over these 4,000-plus acres, the community-based planning process identified a preferred scenario for limited single-family neighborhoods and extensive open space. Your input helped define a mixture of housing types, neighborhood amenities, and conservation areas that support community priorities.

Since the May 16, 2018 City Council Meeting, the City has engaged with over 100,000 people online and nearly 1,000 people through pop-ups, small-group meetings, and the Open House this past September.

The City would like to thank those that took the time to be part of the community-based planning process this past year. Hearing from as many community members as possible on this topic was and continues to be important to the City Council.

The draft Plan, the draft EIR, and previously released reports and informational videos are available online at www.CityofRC.us/EtiwandaHeights. To receive news and updates on this and other City topics visit, http://bit.ly/rcenews to subscribe.