Natomas Landing? Not Gonna Do It (Right Now)

Sources tell THE BUZZ that the controversial Natomas Landing project proposed for the west side of Natomas will be pulled from tonight’s and the Sept. 16 City Council agendas.

According to our source, developer and politician Doug Ose is realizing there is no way he will be able to pull permits for the proposed retail center at the corner of Del Paso and El Centro roads by the December building moratorium.

City Councilman Ray Tretheway has confirmed in writing that this item will not be discussed and/or acted on tonight.

Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:11 PM
To: Arredondo, Jesus
Subject: Natomas Landing

Dear Jesus,

It was great to talk with you earlier today. I wanted to take a moment to update you on the Natomas Landing Project.

Today, after meeting with the City Manager’s office and representatives from City’s Development Services Department, the Ose Family decided not to have their Natomas Landing Project heard on September 16. At this point we have not re-scheduled the hearing before the city council.

I am proposing the city re-circulate the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) with most up-to-date project description. Their final EIR based will then be based on a complete description and analysis as well as comments received during the re-circulation of the DEIR. An updated traffic analysis will be included in the DEIR. The City will then take the DEIR and current project to the city’s Planning Commission for review and a formal recommendation.

This process would allow the community to fully participate in the planning process, which will include hearings at the Planning Commission and the City Council.

I want to thank you and the many residents of Westlake for making such an extraordinary effort to evaluate and made recommendations on Natomas Landing. I look forward to your continued participation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (916) 808-7001.

Ray Tretheway
Councilmember, District 1


  1. David Hung confirmed to me in writing last week that Natomas Landing would not be on tonight’s agenda.

    Doug Ose told Capitol Public Radio ( that he’s postponing the project for a couple of years.

  2. Yep, was on Cap Radio yesterday morning

  3. THE BUZZ has to say getting information about this project in a timely manner has been near impossible. We would’ve definitely reported this last week had we known and it wasn’t for lack of trying!

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