BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m., a public meeting will be held at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive. On the agenda is a resolution to adopt a final environmental impact report for the proposed dog park.

The environmental impact report that the Council may adopt is the Dog Park Project Final Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS-MND). The Final IS-MND is a study of the environmental impact of the project. The following is a partial list of the areas studied: aesthetics, hazards and hazardous materials, air quality, geology and soils, land use planning, noise, population and housing, public services, transportation/traffic and utilities. For additional information, residents can visit the City of Beverly Hills’ website to obtain a copy of the Dog Park Project Final Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration for the complete list and the findings.

Three comments from the Draft IS-MND against the dog park are addressed in Appendix D of the Final IS-MND. The comments are from Marcia Hollander; Michael Baum, Resch Polster & Berger LLP, who represents the Beverly Hills Synagogue, Young Israel of North Beverly Hills; and Richard Lloyd Sherman, Esq, of The Sherman Law Group, who represents the North Beverly Hills Residents Alliance. Please see the Final IS-MND for more details.

On the November 17th agenda, additional matters pertaining to the dog park include:

  • Authorization to develop a dog park contingent upon the final design and operational controls
  • An amendment of an agreement between the City and RTK Architects, Inc. for consultant design services
  • An approval of a purchase order change in the amount of $76,900 to RTK Architects, Inc. for services

For more information, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Assistant Director of Community Development/City Planner at (310) 285-1118 or