There are tremendous advantages to a lead consultant managing both the General Plan Update and the ongoing CEQA documentation for the process, as DP+S is experiencing in supporting the City of Shasta Lake. The background and baseline understanding that feeds the General Plan also feeds the CEQA analysis of potential environmental impacts in an efficient and cost-effective manner. DP+S is able to coordinate reviews and timing of draft documentation and environmental review processes. While the City and DP+S have been working on General Updates for several years, the combined coordination with CEQA has really skyrocketed progress to date!
Especially in town valued for its natural beauty and that strongly values volunteerism, Shasta Lake understands the importance of evaluating environmental impacts of General Plan Updates.