County responds to public outcry, extends Big Wave comment period

The following is the text of an e-mail sent by Lisa Grote, Director of Planning and Building, San Mateo County:

From: “Lisa Grote”
Date: November 4, 2009 4:12:55 PM PST

After careful consideration of all the requests from the public to extend the comment period for the Big Wave Draft EIR, I have decided to extend it by 15 calendar days. This will allow the full 60-day review period noted in the California Environmental Quality Act. The review period is based on calendar days, not working days. The public review period began on October 22, 2009 and will close at the end of the business day on Tuesday, December, 22, 2009. This extension is granted based on the length and complexity of the document.

The informational Planning Commission hearing scheduled for November 18, 2009 will occur as planned. All other Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor hearings tentatively scheduled to occur in February and March 2010 will be moved two weeks into the future.

Thank you,
Lisa Grote

See this earlier Montara Fog article for background on the comment period and the size of the document under review.

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