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Planning Commission Meeting Update

January 12, 2011                 Wednesday                              6:00 p.m. 


ROLL CALL:      Commissioners Michael Boswell, Michael Draze, Eric Meyer, Airlin Singewald, Charles Stevenson, Vice-Chairperson Mary Whittlesey, and Chairperson Michael Multari


MINUTES:  Minutes of December 8, 2010, were approved as presented.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Barry Vanderkellen of SLO Community Foundation announced that they are in the process of acquiring the property at 550 Dana Street to house their offices.  If successful, the building will also have meeting rooms on the first floor that will be available for use by community groups.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:  There were no public hearing items.


1.    Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast

Doug Davidson provided an agenda forecast for the January 26th meeting to include review of the Skate Park Use Permit and a rezone and General Plan amendment for the property at 313 South Street.

b.  Review Workscope and Prop. 84 grant funding for updating the Land Use Element and Circulation Element (Kim Murry)

Kim Murry provided a brief presentation of the Proposition 84 grant objectives and the next steps that need to occur before an update to the Land Use and Circulation Elements can be started. 

2.     Commission

a.  Review state of Climate Action Plans in California and Nationwide (Michael Boswell)

Commissioner Boswell provided an overview of Climate Action planning efforts including types of plans (visionary versus implementation); common content of plans; need for long-term commitment in order to see results; monitoring; and approaches to various strategies.

b.  Commissioners discussed the Community Budget Forum held the previous evening.  Chair Multari expressed concern that actions taken at the state level will severely impact our local economy due to the high incidence of state employment in the area and that economic recovery will be further in the future than is being characterized.

c.  Chair Multari asked for clarification of “lots for sale” signs at the corner of Los Osos Valley Road and Foothill.  Staff committed to follow up with County staff for further information.

ADJOURNMENT – Meeting adjourned at 7:30 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.

Text Box: The City of San Luis Obispo is committed to include the disabled in all of its services, programs and activities.  Please contact the City Clerk or staff liaison prior to the meeting if you require assistance.



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