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WHEREAS, on July 26, 2018, a public notice was published in the Palos Verdes <br /> Peninsula News; <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council held a duly noticed public hearing on August 7, <br /> 2018, at which time all interested parties were given an opportunity to be heard and <br /> present evidence; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council determined that the proposed project is in <br /> compliance with the Conditions of Approval for the Master Plan (Resolution No. 2018- <br /> 07), which constitutes minor alterations to existing structures or facilities involving <br /> negligible or no expansion of use, and will not have a significant effect on the <br /> environment. Therefore, the proposed project is within the scope of the previously <br /> adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration and no further environmental review is <br /> necessary. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS <br /> VERDES DOES HEREBY FIND, DETERMINE AND RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: <br /> Section 1: The proposed project involves 424yd3 of balanced grading to <br /> accommodate the installation of vaults associated with earth interments, 3' tall walls, <br /> and benches in the unimproved portion of Alta Vista Gardens (Area 2) at Green Hills <br /> Memorial Park. <br /> Section 2: The City Council finds that the Director's approval of the Grading <br /> Permit is warranted because pursuant to Condition of Approval No. 2.a(6) of City <br /> Council Resolution No. 2018-07, the Director may approve grading for mass installation <br /> of vaults, and Condition of Approval Nos. 1.b and 1.e allows grading to accommodate <br /> earth interments throughout the cemetery site. Additionally, the City Council finds that <br /> the City's Grading Permit process, which permits reasonable development of land and <br /> as conditioned through Resolution No. 2018-07's Conditions of Approval, is appropriate <br /> for the Director to determine that the proposed project complies with the Master Plan. <br /> Section 3: The City Council finds that the proposed project substantially <br /> complies with the Master Plan in that the proposed grading is within the maximum <br /> allowed quantity of grading and the proposed use of earth interments is permitted. The <br /> Master Plan allows the project area to be developed with earth interments, and the <br /> proposed project consists of grading to accommodate the earth interments. No <br /> buildings, including mausoleum buildings, are proposed in this area. Condition No. 6 of <br /> Resolution No. 2018-07 permits approximately 53,000yd3 of grading in Area 2. To date, <br /> a total of 16,918yd3 of grading has been conducted in Area 2 to accommodate earth <br /> interment sites. The proposed 424yd3 of grading combined with the previous 16,918yd3 <br /> of grading (total grading to date: 17,342yd3), results in a total of 35,658yd3 of grading <br /> remaining for Area 2. The proposed grading will be balanced on-site and is consistent <br /> with the findings made by the City Council for the Master Plan in that the proposed <br /> grading is within the maximum allowed quantity of grading and the proposed use is <br /> Resolution No. 2018-55 <br /> Page 3 of 6 <br />