March 12, 2015
Robert Fabela, Esq.
Valley Transportation Authority
3331 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
RE: CEQA non-compliance of VTP 2040
Dear Mr. Fabela:
On the consent calendar of its October 2, 2014, board meeting, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) adopted Valley Transportation Plan 2040 (“VTP 2040”), the county transportation plan for Santa Clara County. VTA took that action without preparing, circulating or certifying an environmental impact report (EIR). VTA’s response to our January 30 request under the Public Records Act (request and response attached) appears to indicate that VTA took no action of any kind under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) with respect to its adoption of VTP 2040.
We write on behalf of Urban Habitat to request that VTA rescind its adoption of VTP 2040 and adopt it, with any necessary changes or mitigations, only upon certification of an EIR that complies with the requirements of CEQA…