Archive for October, 2011
October 25th, 2011
Prior to the meeting we submitted some documentation:
At times the meeting got heated, with Dave and Jonathan talking over each other. Jonathan refused to even discuss the possibility that the border of CSA-12 is a USL – which is our main argument. Dan Carl seemed a little more open minded.
Jonathan as much as admitted that the Planning Dept staff and the Coastal Commission staff had worked together to remove the section of the LCP that we had referenced in our original arguments to the SLO Planning Commission back in August of 2010.
When we first argued our position we used this section of the LCP:
Then, while my permit application was slowly getting processed at the SLO Planning Dept, someone pushed though an amendment to the LCP (without informing us) that removed the part that my argument depended on. Both the SLO Board of Supervisors AND the entire Coastal Commission had to approve that amendment. So now this part of the LCP looks like this:
Notice that the language equating a CSA’s sphere of service to a USL has disappeared – and this happened while my application was waiting for the SLO Planning Dept to process. My permit should have been done no later than December, 2010 – but the Planning Dept delayed it long enough to amend the LCP in April 2011, so that the argument I made in August 2010 was no longer valid because the language I depended on was removed.
This is a very dirty trick – and it was done by the SLO Planning Dept and the Coastal Commission staff working together!
So Dave Watson asked the Coastal Commission staff at this meeting that, if the prior version of the LCP was still in effect, would the border of CSA-12 be considered a USL? Both staff members refused to answer – but I think the mere fact that they removed that part of the LCP proves that my argument is correct – or else why would they bother to remove it?