Planning Commission Meeting Update
January 8, 2014 Wednesday
CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commissioners John Fowler, Ronald Malak, Michael Multari, William
Riggs, Charles Stevenson, Vice-Chairperson John Larson, and
Chairperson Michael Draze
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Minutes of December 11, 12, and 16, 2013, were approved as amended.
A 185-13: Request to modify the existing non-alcoholic Night Club
Use Permit to allow alcohol and consider granting a PCN (Public
Convenience Necessity) for a new liquor license (beer and wine) in
the downtown including a statutory exemption under CEQA; C-D-H zone;
Ryan Bendicto, applicant. (Doug Davidson)
Adopt the attached resolution denying the use permit.
Moved by Commr. Fowler, seconded by Commr. Multari, to deny the use
permit per the staff recommendation with the addition of Finding #7.
General Plan Land Use and Circulation Elements Update:
The City of San Luis Obispo (City) will prepare a Program
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City of San Luis Obispo
Land Use and Circulation Elements Update. The link below provides a
description of the background of the Land Use and Circulation
Elements (LUCE) Update process and a description of the proposed
The Planning Commission hearing represents a public scoping meeting
to present the project and the EIR process and to receive comments
and suggestions regarding the scope and content of the EIR from
Receive community and Commission member comments regarding the scope
of the EIR.
Comments from members of the public and the Commission were
COMMENT AND DISCUSSION:
Forecast – Doug Davidson presented the agenda forecast for the
meeting, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – Initiation of Specific Plan
Amendments of the Orcutt area, specifically the property surrounding
Righetti Hill. Staff asked the Commission about their position on
site visits with the client.
12, 2014 – Housing Element update from Tyler Corey and Johnson
Avenue School District project Draft EIR.
26, 2014 – Two tract map modifications in the Margarita area.
Draze, Multari, Stevenson, and Fowler respectfully declined the
opportunity for the special site visit on Righetti Ranch. Assistant
City Attorney Visveshwara advised Commissioners who do choose to
attend a site visit with an applicant to receive the information and
to keep comments to a minimum.
Commissioners Malak, Riggs, and possibly Larson, expressed
interest in a site visit if accompanied by City staff.
Draze announced he will recuse himself for the February 26, 2014,
meeting on the Chevron Tank Farm project and possibly the tract map
in the Margarita area.
Commr. Fowler asked staff if, during the Chevron project, we
would present financial information. Doug Davidson indicated that
Phil Dunsmore, the project planner, would need to provide
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Any writings or
documents provided to a majority of the Planning Commission
regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public
inspection in the Community Development, 919 Palm Street, during
normal business hours.