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Planning Commission Meeting Update

January 8, 2014                      Wednesday                             6:00 p.m.


ROLL CALL:      Commissioners John Fowler, Ronald Malak, Michael Multari, William Riggs, Charles Stevenson, Vice-Chairperson John Larson, and Chairperson Michael Draze


MINUTES:  Minutes of December 11, 12, and 16, 2013, were approved as amended.



1.     1060 Osos Street.  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)

RECOMMENDATION:  Adopt the attached resolution denying the use permit.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Fowler, seconded by Commr. Multari, to deny the use permit per the staff recommendation with the addition of Finding #7. (6:1Riggs dissenting).

2.     City-Wide.  GPI/ER 15-12:  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 project:

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 community members.

RECOMMENDATION:  Receive community and Commission member comments regarding the scope of the EIR.

ACTION:  Comments from members of the public and the Commission were received.


3.    Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast – Doug Davidson presented the agenda forecast for the upcoming meetings:

1)  Next 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.

2)  February 12, 2014 – Housing Element update from Tyler Corey and Johnson Avenue School District project Draft EIR.

3)  February 26, 2014 – Two tract map modifications in the Margarita area.

4.    Commission

a.  Commissioners 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.

b.   Commr. 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 clarification.

ADJOURMENT:  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.

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