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Cultural Heritage Committee Meeting Update

November 28, 2011                        Monday                                       5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL:      Committee Members Hemalata Dandekar, John Fowler, Jaime Hill, Buzz Kalkowski, Bob Pavlik, Vice-Chair Enrica Costello, and Chair Jeff Oliveira

STAFF:                Senior Planner Phil Dunsmore and Community Development Director Derek Johnson

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

MINUTES:  Minutes of October 24, 2011, were approved as presented

PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS:

1.    City-Wide.  CHC 103-11; Review Certified Local Government (CLG) application; City of San Luis Obispo, applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore) 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommend the City Council approve the application and certification agreement for the Certified Local Government program.

         ACTION:  Moved by Fowler/Costello to recommend the City Council approve the application and certification agreement for the Certified Local Government (CLG) program (7:0).

2.     City-Wide.  CHC 134-11; Review design and location of new signs to identify Old Town, Chinatown, and Downtown Historic Districts; City of San Luis Obispo, applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the item with specific direction on design changes and comments on sign locations as appropriate.

ACTION:  Moved by Fowler/Pavlik to ask staff to complete additional community outreach, research potential sign locations, incorporate CHC design comments, and continue the item to the regular January CHC hearing (7:0).

3.     City-Wide.  CHC 48-11; Continued review of updates to the Historic Resources Inventory; City of San Luis Obispo, applicant.  (Phil Dunsmore)

         RECOMMENDATION:  Receive public and committee testimony, discuss initial survey results, and continue the item to the regular December CHC hearing.

        The CHC did not take a formal action on item 3.

COMMENT AND DISCUSSION:

4.     Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast – Staff discussed the potential agenda for the December hearing and provided an update on the wall reconstruction at the La Loma Adobe noting that staff may be returning to discuss the adobe in the near future to determine how the new walls should be weatherproofed.  Staff also provided a copy of the first Historic newsletter that is currently being mailed to residents within historic districts and historic properties.

5.     Committee

Commissioner Kalkowski discussed efforts in the East Railroad neighborhood and suggested the use of a neighborhood character designation to preserve the architectural character of the area.  He also discussed the potential of the Sunset Drive-in to be placed on the City's Master List of historic resources.  Commissioner Costello and Fowler noted that they would not be available for the December hearing.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.




 

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