Planning Commission Meeting Update
March 13, 2013 Wednesday
CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commissioners John Fowler, John Larson, Michael Multari, Airlin
Singewald, Charles Stevenson, Vice-Chairperson Eric Meyer, and
Chairperson Michael Draze
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
The agenda was accepted as presented.
Minutes of February 27, 2013, were approved as amended.
There were no comments from the public.
GPI 12-13: 2013 Annual Report on General Plan program
implementation; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development
Dept., applicant. (Continued to March 27, 2013, Planning
Commission meeting) (James David)
Continue the item to March 27, 2013.
Moved by Larson/Singewald to continue the item to March 27, 2013
GPI 15-12: Land Use & Circulation Elements Update: Status update
and discussion of neighborhood boundaries, vision statement, and
guiding principles; City of San Luis Obispo – Community Development
Dept., applicant. (Cont. from February 27, 2013, Planning
Commission meeting) (Kim Murry)
Review Task Force recommendations and provide recommendation to the
City Council regarding neighborhood boundaries and areas, Vision
Statement, and principles to guide development of alternatives for
the Land Use and Circulation Elements update.
Moved by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, to support
direction regarding neighborhoods as follows (7:0):
San Luis Obispo, neighborhoods are organic. Their sizes and shapes
vary with the nature of issues and with the perspective of the
person considering his or her neighborhood. Neighborhood boundaries
are affected by one's perceptions of how places are linked along
psychological, social, and physical dimensions.
Neighborhoods, therefore, should be self-defining, fluid, and
changeable over time.
The roles of the City with regard to neighborhoods should be:
provide support to local groups of residents who wish to organize
for civic and social purposes; and
work toward those features of good neighborhoods that were expressed
by residents in almost all areas of the city, namely:
Pride of ownership and property maintenance
Complete network of pedestrian connections
Sense of safety
Low crime rates
Safe streets for various modes of circulation
Strong neighborly relations
motion by Commr. Multari, seconded by Chairperson Draze, to
recommend the acceptance of the Vision Statement as it is presented
with the consideration that changes could be considered at a later
date. (6-1 Fowler voting against).
motion by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, to endorse
the Task Force recommendation to use the existing Land Use and
Circulation Element goals as Guiding Principles and forward this
recommendation to the City Council (7-0).
COMMENT AND DISCUSSION:
Forecast – Staff presented the agenda forecast.
The meeting adjourned at 7:48 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.