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Cultural Heritage Committee Meeting Update

March 25, 2013                         Monday                                           5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Committee Members Thom Brajkovich, Hemalata Dandekar, Jaime Hill, Patti Taylor, (1 Position Vacant), Vice-Chair Bob Pavlik, and (Chair-Position Vacant)

STAFF:                Phil Dunsmore, Senior Planner

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Joe Carotenuti discussed the importance of history over physical architecture and noted that the historical accounts of San Luis Obispo are often overlooked for architectural significance.

ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:  Agenda was accepted as proposed.

MINUTES:  Minutes of February 25, 2013, were approved as written.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS:

1.     City-Wide.  CHC 41-13; Discussion of appropriate review authority for development projects on historic properties within historic districts; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development Dept., applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore)

       RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the Cultural Heritage Committee endorse the attached review matrix. 

         ACTION:  No formal action was taken – item was continued to a date uncertain.

2.     City-Wide.  CHC 31-12; Review progress report for the Historic Context Statement project; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development Dept., applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore)

RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend the Cultural Heritage Committee take testimony and provide feedback on the context statement.

ACTION:  No formal action was taken – item was continued to a date uncertain.

COMMENT AND DISCUSSION:

3.    Staff

a. Staff noted the April discussion regarding the Chevron remediation and development project at the Tank Farm Road property.

4.     Committee – The Committee expressed the need for a dedicated full-time staff for historic preservation activities that would supplement the Administration Department's Natural Resources Manager and Economic Development Manager.

ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:50 p.m.


 

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