Report 2012-109 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report 2012-109: City of San Diego: Although It Generally Followed Requirements for Reviewing Permits, It Could Do More to Protect Historical Resources and to Notify the Public Properly About Its Actions (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #5 To: San Diego Mayor's Office, City of

To provide the public proper notice of San Diego's decision that a project is exempt from CEQA, Development Services should retain documentation demonstrating that it posts the appeal notices in accordance with the municipal code.

1-Year Agency Response

The City has updated procedure 4.04 to direct staff to date stamp the NORA when it is physically posted and removed from the lobby and to retain that stamped and dated notice in the project file.

  • Completion Date: April 2014
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

Development Services further revised Procedure 4.04 to ensure that environmental notices are retained after posting to demonstrate the notice was posted in accordance with the municipal code.

  • Completion Date: November 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending

The city did not provide a copy of its written procedures to substantiate its claim of full implementation.


60-Day Agency Response

Development Services will revise its written procedures to ensure that environmental notices are retained after posting to demonstrate the notice was posted in accordance with the municipal code.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 10/15/2013
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2012-109

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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