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Planning Commission Meeting Update

March 13, 2013                   Wednesday                             6:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

ROLL CALL:      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:    Minutes of February 27, 2013, were approved as amended.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There were no comments from the public.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.     City-Wide.  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)

RECOMMENDATION:  Continue the item to March 27, 2013.

ACTION:  Moved by Larson/Singewald to continue the item to March 27, 2013 (7-0).

2.     City-Wide.  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)

RECOMMENDATION: 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.

ACTION:  Moved by Commr. Multari, seconded by Commr. Stevenson, to support direction regarding neighborhoods as follows (7:0): 

In 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:

1)  To provide support to local groups of residents who wish to organize for civic and social purposes; and

2)  To work toward those features of good neighborhoods that were expressed by residents in almost all areas of the city, namely:

a.    Pride of ownership and property maintenance

b.    Complete network of pedestrian connections

c.    Sense of safety

d.    Low crime rates

e.    Safe streets for various modes of circulation

f.     Strong neighborly relations

ACTION:  On 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).

ACTION:  On 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:

3.    Staff

a.  Agenda Forecast – Staff presented the agenda forecast.

4.     Commission

ADJOURNMENT – 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.

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