Planning Commission Meeting Update
October 24, 2012 Wednesday
CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Commissioners John Fowler, John Larson, Michael Multari, Charles
Stevenson, Vice-Chairperson Eric Meyer, and Chairperson Michael
Singewald was absent.
ACCEPTANCE OF AGENDA:
Accepted as presented.
Minutes of October 10, 2012, were approved as presented.
There were no public hearing items on this agenda.
COMMENT AND DISCUSSION:
Forecast – Doug Davidson provided the agenda forecast.
Workshop – Goal Setting
Doug Davidson presented the staff report outlining the budget
goal-setting process. The Commission reviewed their 2011-13
Financial Plan goals and agreed on the following goals for the
a high priority to non auto-related transportation improvements
the Economic Development Strategic Plan, including an attention to
retail uses in the downtown
a sustainable City budget and level of services by focusing
on infrastructure maintenance, new revenue sources, and Measure Y
of the Housing Element with emphasis on affordable housing
programs and homeless services.
of the updated Land Use and Circulation Element high-priority
programs as early as possible.
Chairman Draze attended the Mayor's Quarterly Luncheon and shared
that they discussed how to increase participation at Advisory Body
meetings. He also suggested that Michael Codron, Assistant City
Manager, share his presentation on homeless services some time when
the Commission has a light agenda.
Commissioner Stevenson talked about some sessions from the
recently-concluded APA conference, specifically what he learned of
the economic benefits and GIS capabilities of Way-Finding programs.
Vice-Chair Meyer shared a recent experience at Cal Poly's Science
Club with students and their visions of the future.
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.