Quick Planning Commission Meeting
If you blinked you may have missed the Costa Mesa Planning Commission meeting Monday night. Playing with a short deck - Chairman Rob Dickson and Commissioner Tim Sesler were absent and two items were bounced from the agenda earlier - the meeting lasted just short of 55 minutes.
MATHEWS RAN THE SHOW SHORT-HANDED
With Vice Chair Jeff Mathews at the helm, he and commissioners Colin McCarthy and Stephan Andranian made quick work of the remaining three items on the agenda.
During Public Comments four people spoke - five if you count one fella who took two bites at the apple.
An unidentified woman spoke on sober living homes and told the commissioners that denizens of Eastside sober living homes currently infest the Mariners Library.
During Commissioner Comments McCarthy wondered if the trail along side the Costa Mesa Country Club could be cleaned up - and suggested the country club be contacted.
Andranian observed about the recent rescue of a blind 14-year-old bulldog rescued by members of the Costa Mesa Fire Department from a hole in the ground. See the Daily Pilot story HERE.
NORTH COSTA MESA SPECIFIC PLAN
Public Hearing #1, the tidying up of the North Costa Mesa Specific Plan proceeded without public comment and passed on a 3-0 vote in quick fashion. Principal Planner Minoo Ashabi did the heavy lifting on this item and the next one.
FOURTH AMENDMENT TO HOME RANCH
Public Hearing #2, the 4th amendment to the Home Ranch Development Agreement which, similar to #1, brings that plan into conformity with the General Plan, took about the same amount of time. It also passed, 3-0.
OAK AND COAL CUP
Public Hearing #3, the Conditional Use Permit for serving alcoholic beverages past 11:00 at the new restaurant at 333 E. 17th Street, Oak and Coal, which replaces the Fish and Chips store that had been there for decades, also moved quickly. The operator told the commissioners there would be no alcohol sold without food. It passed on a 3-0 vote.
ADJOURNED UNTIL NEXT WEEK!
Mathews closed the meeting at approximately 6:55 p.m. - that must be some kind of a record - adjourned it to the next meeting IN A WEEK! Now, that's unusual! Can you say "Sober Living Appeals"?