Portuguese Bend Landslide Remediation Project Update
On August 15, 2023, the City Council received an update on the proposed Portuguese Bend Landslide Remediation Project. The Council voted to proceed with final engineering plans while determining if modifications can be made to the project design based on public feedback on the project's Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), including potentially:
- Minimizing or eliminating the flow-reduction area
- Reducing drainage swales footprint and maximizing the ability to support native habitat
- Relocating hydrauger batteries to more easily accessible areas and minimizing impacts on native habitat
- Providing construction and maintenance logistics details
A Final EIR could be released in late 2024.
Public Hearing for Portuguese Bend Landslide Draft EIR
On March 21, 2023, the City Council held a public hearing to solicit feedback on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Portuguese Bend Landslide Remediation Project. The hearing included a presentation of the findings of the Draft EIR.
After the Draft EIR public review period ends on April 14, 2023, the City's environmental consultant will review the comments, respond to them, and make final revisions to the report. A Final EIR will go before the City Council for certification at a future meeting, likely in late 2024. Certifying the EIR does not mean the City would or would not proceed with project construction.