September, 20 2023
Publication of Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Revised Draft Oakland Vegetation Management Plan
The City of Oakland has published the Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (Recirculated DEIR) for the Revised Draft Oakland Vegetation Management Plan (Revised Draft VMP). The EIR recirculation is due to revisions made to the Draft VMP since the prior 2020 DEIR was made available for public review. Key revisions to the Draft VMP include expanding the roadside buffer width from 30 feet to 100 where the City’s focus would be to remove or thin dead or dying trees on City owned parcels adjacent to roadways in the FHSZs. This change in project activity required the City to reconsider the previous environmental analysis and findings, thus the reason for the project delay and distribution of a Revised Draft VMP and a Recirculated DEIR. An electronic version of the Recirculated DEIR is available for review at: https://www.oaklandca.gov/projects/oakland-vegetation-management-plan. A hard copy of the Recirculated DEIR is also available for review by the public during normal operating hours at the Oakland Fire Department office at 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3354, Oakland, CA 94612.The public review period is from Wednesday September 20, 2023 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday November 4, 2023. Comments on the Recirculated DEIR may be submitted in the following ways:
Attn: Ken Schwarz, Principal, Revised Draft VMP Recirculated DEIR Comments
1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 340
Oakland, CA 94612
In addition, the City of Oakland Planning Commission will conduct a public meeting on the Recirculated DEIR for the VMP on November 1, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. For information about how to participate in this meeting, please visit: https://www.oaklandca.gov/boards-commissions/planning-commission/meetings.