Up to this point, the County has relied on their CUP code and permit process for just about all wireless projects. Their draft ordinance attempts to balance the influx of CUP applications, neighborhood concerns of proliferation, and the Federal Government’s ongoing winnowing of local agency control.READ MORE »
Planning Issues In Depth
What’s that big ‘sucking’ noise you ask? Well, it might (still) be Ventura stealing all the planners from Santa Barbara! Our POTM features public and private movement in the industry… from retirements to appointments to JOBS! YAY JOBS!READ MORE »
San Jose engages students to place art in urban areas to fight blight; an article by Juan Borrelli, AICP, who is a City Planner in San Jose and Planning Historian. Juan invites you to follow him on Facebook, where he leaves a vivid trail of public art and elongated pennies, amongst other items of interest.READ MORE »
The California Air Pollution Control Officers Association has announced the approval of a new greenhouse gas emission reduction credit protocol that recruits ranchers in the fight against climate change. Anne Coates from the Cachuma Resource Conservation District says that, “It was a big deal to get them to accept it for carbon credits.”READ MORE »
In a case of “be careful what you wish for,” the Supreme’s take up a case that could pose drastic changes – if not damages – on the affordable housing marketplace. But, some feel that “People need to get over this idea that just because they weren’t trying to hurt people that they weren’t hurting people…” Note, the full article is behind WSJ’s paywall.READ MORE »
“Uber also is exploring using its fleet of drivers to transport goods and services in addition to people. The company has tested deliveries of items including ice cream, flu shots and fresh meals …” Yes, but can local developers purchase Uber in-lieu traffic impact credits?READ MORE »
Used to be the longest ‘straw’ controlled the water. So for many, SB-1168 and AB-1739 catch CA law up to where the rest of the Western US is with proactive groundwater basin management planning. But for some, it’s a whittling away of that bundle of protected property rights.
Developers, municipalities, other government agencies and various stakeholders combine to create a Land Bank which will protect and preserve over 853-acres of critical CTS habitat forever.
The City seeks to update its 1957 code by making it more ‘user friendly,’ clarify decision making and respond to non-conforming situations, amongst other improvements.
In our long overdue POTM update, we have public and private sector movement and promotions, from Ojai to Santa Maria