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THE CITY OF 6 <br /> •' '`" CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> pLEASANTON, <br /> September 18, 2018 <br /> Community Development <br /> TITLE: INTRODUCE ORDINANCE AND RESOLUTION RESCINDING <br /> ORDINANCES NOS. 2172 AND 2178 AND RESOLUTIONS 17-976 AND 17- <br /> 977 RELATED TO THE JOHNSON DRIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT <br /> ZONE SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, GENERAL <br /> PLAN AMENDMENT, PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT REZONING (PUD- <br /> 105) AND TRANSPORTATION FEE, TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW <br /> SUMMARY <br /> Staff is recommending that the City Council adopt the attached Ordinance and <br /> Resolution to rescind previous Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (JDEDZ) <br /> approvals to allow for additional environmental review pursuant to the requirements of <br /> the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), specifically in the areas of Air Quality <br /> and Economic Impacts. Pending the outcome of the additional environmental review, <br /> the JDEDZ may be reconsidered for approval by the Planning Commission and City <br /> Council. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> Adopt the attached Ordinance and Resolution to rescind previous JDEDZ approvals. <br /> BACKGROUND <br /> The JDEDZ is a proposal that began in April 2014 to encourage investment in roughly <br /> 40 acres of underutilized and vacant land fronting 1-680 along Johnson Drive at <br /> Stoneridge Drive. A `citizens' initiative to prohibit retail uses of 50,000 square feet or <br /> greater (thereby eliminating large retailers like Costco) qualified for the November 2016 <br /> ballot but was defeated (approximately 63 percent of voters rejected the measure). The <br /> City Council subsequently approved the JDEDZ in December 2017 which included <br /> certification of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR), a General Plan <br /> Amendment, and a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Rezoning that included permitted <br /> and conditionally permitted uses, as well as development standards and design <br /> guidelines for the project area. Additionally, in early 2018, the City Council also adopted <br /> the JDEDZ Transportation Fee. <br /> Following the City's certification of the SEIR and approval of the JDEDZ, "an <br /> unincorporated association" of persons calling themselves Pleasanton Citizens for <br /> Responsible Growth (the "Petitioners") filed a lawsuit asking the court to rescind the City <br /> Council's JDEDZ approvals. Petitioners alleged that the SEIR had an incomplete air <br /> quality analysis related to the Stoneridge Apartment Community (located on the west <br />