Archive for November, 2011
November 9th, 2011
Now that I am dealing with the Coastal Commission I need to figure out why the Local Coastal Program was changed, and who is responsible for the change. I didn’t know who I should contact, so I asked the Chairman of the SLO Planning Commission for help via email.
Carlyn forwarded my email to Warren Hoag, the manager of Ryan Hostetter. And after 10 days, I got this letter today:
In his letter Warren Hoag explains that this change to the LCP was done back in 2008 in a document called the “Strategic Growth Amendments LRP2005-00013 (Exhibit B Coastal Zone)”. Here is a copy of that document that was circulated for comments by the public:
And here is the actual legislative editing version of the document that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on April 28th, 2009
The problem is that the language of the LCP that I depended on for my appeal was not changed in the version of LRP2005-00013 that was circulated to the public, but it was changed in the Legislative Editing version that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors. What happened?
November 21st, 2011
Here is a press release from the SLO Planning Dept:
This is a 46,000 sq. ft. office building out by the airport, and it was approved in 36 days. To quote the press release:
“This process highlights how a permit can be processed quickly when the major environmental and infrastructure issues have been resolved up front and when County priorities enable its staff to expedite permits.”
On the one hand, I am happy for the company involved. On the other hand I am pissed off that everyone doesn’t get this kind of treatment. It is infuriating that my approaching two year delay in getting a permit is completely at the whim of the Planning Dept employees.
To Adam Hill’s credit – his quote in the press release is this:
Adam Hill, County Supervisor for the district in which this project is located, said “This is exactly the sort of success I envisioned when I helped to initiate the economic development strategy: keeping our employers here so they can grow here. Now let’s make this the rule rather than the exception.”