Busy Planning Commission Meeting Tonight
Tonight, Monday, June 11, 2012, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, led by presumed council candidate Colin McCarthy, will meet at 6:00 in City Council Chambers at City Hall to dispense with some pressing matters. You can read the full agenda HERE. This commission meets only once a month, so the agendas have been full for the past few months. This may be a good sign - one that indicates that developers are finally finding funding for projects.
The agenda includes a performance by the Costa Mesa High School Madrigal Choir in celebration of the City's upcoming anniversary.
FITZY GETS A HUG
It also includes "Proclamation for Jim Fitzpatrick, Planning Commissioner". I guess that should actually be FORMER planning commissioner, since he recently resigned. We're still waiting to hear how the City Council plans to replace Fitzpatrick... maybe they'll just hold his seat open, so to speak, to see if he gets tossed from the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board or not. If he does, they could re-appoint him to his old seat on the Planning Commission. His old term expires in January of 2015. I guess if they did they'd have to take back the proclamation.
There will be Public Hearings for several items, including the proposed Third Residential Neighborhood Enhancement Program, this one set for a neighborhood in the Shalimar/Wallace area of the Westside.
GOOD-BYE TOWER RECORDS, HELLO WALGREEN'S
There is also a public hearing for the proposed demolition of the existing Tower Records Store and the placement of a Walgreen's Store near the intersection of Superior and 17th Street. This rendering shows 17th Street at the top, with Newport Blvd. and Superior Avenue at the left and right, respectively.
I-405 PROJECT STATEMENT
The Planning Commission will apparently take a specific stand on the proposed I-405 Improvement Project - most likely a negative position, which will be forwarded to the City Council. Mayor Bever has already sent a strong letter to the Orange County Transportation Authority denouncing the planned Alternative #3 plan, shown below.