Environmental Documents

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a California law that requires development projects to submit documentation of their potential environmental impact. In general, CEQA applies to any land use activity, but there are many details the City reviews in determining if a project falls under CEQA or not. The City first prepares an initial study, assessing whether a project may have significant environmental impacts. If the initial study determines there may be significant impacts, the City hires an outside consultant to prepare an Environmental Impact Report. If there are not significant impacts, the City prepares a Negative Declaration. If the project has significant environmental impacts that may be mitigated to a level of less than significant, then the City prepares a Mitigated Negative Declaration. Environmental Documents in circulation are open for public comment.

Projects Currently Under Review

Archived CEQA Documents

The directory below provides access to recently archived CEQA documents.  If you are unable to locate a project and/or document, please contact our office for assistance.

The City of Milpitas’ Climate Action Update is designed to be as a comprehensive roadmap to continue addressing the challenges of climate change and keep the City on its path to carbon neutrality by 2045. The CAP Update is the product of extensive and ongoing engagement with residents, businesses, local government, and other organizations and stakeholders. These extensive community engagement efforts have resulted in locally based and context-specific strategies, measures, and actions designed to achieve the City’s climate objectives while simultaneously enhancing the quality of life for Milpitas’s residents, workers, and visitors.

The Draft Climate Action Plan Update is now available for public review. Let us know what you think by sending any comments on the document to ClimateAction@milpitas.gov. The City will be accepting comments until June 10, 2022.  To learn more about the Climate Action Plan, please visit https://www.milpitas.gov/climate-action-plan/ and https://climateactionmilpitas.org/home.

Public Review Draft Climate Action Plan Update

Public Review Draft Appendix A – GHG Inventory and Forecast

Public Review Draft Appendix B – GHG Matrices

Public Review Draft Appendix C – Resilience Plan

Addendum to the Milpitas General Plan EIR for the Milpitas Climate Action Plan Update – June 2022

La Quinta Hotel – 1000 Jacklin Road

Negative Declarations (Mitigated Negative Declarations) – In Circulation:

Notice of Intent to Adopt –  La Quinta Hotel

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration 

Home 2 Suites – 1301 California Circle

Negative Declarations (Mitigated Negative Declarations) – In Circulation:

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration


Notice of Intent to Adopt – Home 2 Suites

Notice of Completion – Home 2 Suites

Element-Aloft Hotel – Northwest Corner of Alder Drive and Barber

Negative Declarations (Mitigated Negative Declarations) – In Circulation:

Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

Notice of Completion – Element-Aloft HotelInitial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration