Friday, December 05, 2014

Sober Living Home Issues Top Agenda

LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission, "guided" by Chairman Jim Fitzpatrick, meets for their final time this year on Monday, December 8, 2014 with an agenda that is certain to provide some controversy.  You can read it HERE.  The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall.  Although they will only hold one meeting this month, this highest paid Planning Commission in Orange County will get their full $400 per month stipend... Merry Christmas, guys!

CONSENT CALENDAR ISSUES
Right off the bat the Consent Calendar - items that theoretically can be considered without discussion with one vote - includes a couple items that might generate a request for separate review/discussion before the vote.

ORDINANCE POTPOURRI
#2, HERE, is an update on the smart phone app, Costa Mesa Connect and Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, Sober Living Ordinance(s) for R2 and R3 zones and recent motel inspection data.  Lots of information in there that will probably get some attention from members of the public.

SOBECA TRAFFIC AND PARKING
#3, HERE, is the discussion of the SOBECA Traffic and Parking Study.  According to the staff report, there's now too much of the former and not enough of the latter.  Attendees might wish to hear this issue expanded upon, too.

SCOOTER SALES REMOVED FROM AGENDA
There are five (5) public hearings on the agenda, but the first one, HERE, involving Scooter Sales, has been removed for later consideration.

LAWSUIT CENTRAL!
Public Hearing #2, HERE, should be very interesting.  It's the denial of a request for Reasonable Accommodation by Yellowstone Recovery.  Lawyers all over town are smiling...

BIG CHURCH EXPANDS TO COSTA MESA
Public Hearing #3, HERE, is the request by Saddleback Church to use a big chunk of space in the building at 1901 Newport Blvd. for church meeting and administrative purposes.  That 207 page staff report provides enough information and conditions for the staff to recommend approval.

SMALL DEVELOPMENT
Public Hearing #4, HERE, is a 3-unit detached residential development at 1817 Viola Place that includes a handful of variances, administrative adjustments and minor modifications.  I thought our Small Lot Ordinance was supposed to do away with all that stuff!
AND ANOTHER ONE...
The final Public Hearing, #5, HERE, is for a 5-unit residential development at 2661 Orange Avenue.  This, also, includes variances and divides the 19,800 square foot lot into five (5) fee simple lots.
NEXT MEETING NEXT YEAR
The Planning Commission will next meet on January 12, 2015 to begin another year of rampant development throughout the city.

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2 Comments:

Blogger zennymoon said...

Costa Mesa the city that is screwed with, screwed over and just plained screwed...over 60% rentals and more coming; proliferation of sober living homes; prison realignment intermingled; high density and now the final nail i. our coffin.....marijuana. Im sure some are drooling over their opportunities to run and be part of this crap and death of city, surrendered to everyone but the residents, homeowners....all we need is a casino in Fairview Park, disgusted in Costa Mesa...

12/05/2014 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike McNiff said...

Well, we get who we vote for. People really blew it this time. Loved the comment in the Pilot about the guy already lamenting his Righeimer vote and saying he would not have voted for him ... over the coats! Not high density development, or the 60th, or the DG path, or any of the myriad other things. It was the coats that made him regret it.

We are so, so screwed. Now they are just going to bury us.

12/06/2014 12:44:00 PM  

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