Tonight is the first of two public scoping meetings to receive public comment on the NOP (Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report) distributed several weeks ago:
6:30‐8:30 pm, at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Chamber, Room 250, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
The second meeting is tomorrow night:
* Thursday February 24th, 2011, 6:30‐8:30 pm, at the Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, The Embarcadero at Washington Street.
The purpose of these meetings is to receive oral comments to assist the San Francisco Planning Department in reviewing the scope and content of the environmental impact analysis and information to be contained in the EIR for the proposed project.
Said Mike Martin, Project Manager for the City, "We have been receiving comments. I haven’t reviewed them myself yet but we’re excited about that. We’re in a very compressed time frame so the more interaction we can have with the public and the stake holders at this point so tonight’s meeting & tomorrow’s meeting are huge in the sense that we’re going to really start hearing first hand what people have to say.
The public comment period runs through March 11 and we’re excited to as many comments as we can. We have a more focused picture than we had at the outset of this process but obviously we need people’s help to refine what’s really going to work."
Written comments will also be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2011. Written comments should be sent to Bill Wycko, San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103.
The NOP is posted on the SF Planning Department website:http://sfmea.sfplanning.org/2010.0493E_NOP.pdf