Public Invited to Comment on Costco

Have more thoughts on the plans for a new Costco store? The pub­lic will have another chance to com­ment tonight as the Ukiah City Coun­cil con­sid­ers items related to the project. Among them — because the project’s Envi­ron­men­tal Impact Report found that it will have “sig­nif­i­cant and unavoid­able impacts,” the coun­cil must adopt a State­ment of Over­rid­ing Con­sid­er­a­tions declar­ing that the store’s pos­i­tive ben­e­fits, like jobs and rev­enues, will out­weigh its neg­a­tives, like traf­fic and air qual­ity. If items are approved by the coun­cil tonight, then the store’s Site Devel­op­ment Per­mit will go before the Ukiah Plan­ning Com­mis­sion next month.