Planning Commission Meeting Tonight
For those who will not be watching the NFL double-header tonight, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 6:00 in council chambers.
There are a couple interesting items on the agenda tonight in addition to the normal review of development proposals.
Following the Code Enforcement Update the commission will hear about and review the staff proposal for the distribution of Garage Conversion Fliers, HERE. From all reports, the use of garages as dwelling units is a BIG problem throughout the city, but particularly on the Westside and other areas where apartments and multi-unit dwellings exist. The flier approach is the first step, and the most benign, of several others considered at an earlier meeting.
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORDINANCE
Near the end of the meeting the commission will discuss a Wireless Telecommunications Ordinance, HERE, apparently spurred by the installation of a wireless telecommunication tower on the Eastside - about a block from my home, in fact. The discussion should be interesting, but nothing can be done about this tower - it's there already.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PARKING
The last item on the agenda is a discussion of Commercial Vehicle Parking on Public Streets, HERE. I'm not sure where this one came from, although Chairman Colin McCarthy gets "credit" on the staff report for dredging it up. It's unclear what he actually wants to do with this issue. I guess we'll find out tonight.