Long Beach CEQA Guide

Impact Sciences is preparing a CEQA Guide for the City of Long Beach Planning Department. The purpose of the Guide is to implement current CEQA Guidelines and other standardized thresholds for future projects; creating a template for use of City staff and/or outside consultants providing constituency for all CEQA documentation and mitigation measures. The Guide includes new thresholds consistent with recent updates to Appendix G, and clarifies thresholds of significance so that preparers, decision makers, the public, and CEQA judges are clear that projects are being measured against consistent, appropriate, and applicable standards in environmental analysis. Impact Science is developing a collection of standard development requirements and preferred mitigation measures that can be incorporated into future projects with the City of Long Beach, codified standard cultural and tribal monitoring requirements, and provided guidance for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) locations where aesthetic analysis is not required.