These are my remaining questions prior to the July 28th 2011 Planning Commission Hearing about my Minor Use Permit application. I don’t know if I will actually get to ask them as I probably will be limited to 10 minutes of speaking time total. All answers except the bonus question are yes or no.
San Luis Obispo County Land Use Public Policy
Question 1: Is the Board of Supervisors responsible for creating the written land use public policy of San Luis Obispo County in the form of ordinances, and is the Planning Dept staff responsible for efficiently and fairly implementing that public policy?
Domestic water source – CSA-12, Water Well, or Avila Beach CSD
The next three questions depend on this quotation from section 4-6 of the LCP Framework For Planning, Section H: Local Agency Formation Commission and Special Districts:
“The definitions of the sphere of influence and sphere of service lines correspond directly to the definitions of the Urban Reserve and Urban Services Lines (respectively) in the Land Use Element.”
Question 2: According to the LCP, does the definition of the sphere of service line correspond directly to the definition of the Urban Services Line (USL)?
Question 3: According to the LCP, is a property that is inside a sphere of service line also considered to be inside an Urban Services Line (USL)?
Question 4: Is it the public policy of the Board of Supervisors that properties inside CSA-12 use community water service from CSA-12?
Minor Use Permit and Conditions of Approval
Question 5: Is the surrounding land use categories of the property on the staff report more fairly characterized as “urban neighborhoods, industrial use, and commericial use” than “open space, undeveloped”?
Question 6: Is this a more fair representation of the project history than the Planning staff report - revised Project History?
Question 7: Is this property in Ontario Ridge (and not in Mallagh Landing)? (details here)
Planning Dept Staff Requirements
Question 8: Should the Planning Dept Staff be required, at a minimum, to complete land use applications within the time frame specified by the California Permit Steamlining Act and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)?
Question 9: Should the Planning Dept staff provide the best service they can to applicants like myself, as Supervisor Adam Hill says they already do?
Question 10: Should Planning Dept staff be reprimanded or fired if they fail to process applications in a timely manner, or if they knowingly mislead applicants or the Planning Commission, or if they impose conditions of approval that have no basis in any written county land use policy?
Bonus Question – Motives of the Planning Dept (Open ended response)
Question 11: Why has the Planning Dept gone out of their way to make my getting a simple building permit as difficult as they possibly can?