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File #: 13-0331    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/30/2013 Final action: 9/30/2013
Title: Community Development Agency, Development Services Division, recommending the Board consider the following related to the public notification of land development applications and hearings: 1) Direct staff to return with a final draft Resolution of Intent to start the process to change the County Code; 2) Direct staff to initiate adoption process for an amendment to Resolution 61-87; 3) Direct staff to develop a policy for early notification for large residential subdivisions; and 4) Direct Development Services Division to expand new County development project information on the County website. FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. 5A - Public Notification BOS Memo 9-30-13, 2. Public Comment received 9-30 no.4.pdf, 3. Public comment received 9-30 no.4-5-6.pdf, 4. 4A-Staff Memo 07-30-13, 5. 4B - Public Notice PPT-BOS.pdf, 6. A - Ordinance 17 13-0331.pdf, 7. B - Title 16 13-0331.pdf, 8. C - Links Title 16 & Title 17 3-0331, 9. D - Public Comment 4-2-13
Title
Community Development Agency, Development Services Division, recommending the Board consider the following related to the public notification of land development applications and hearings:
1) Direct staff to return with a final draft Resolution of Intent to start the process to change the County Code;
2) Direct staff to initiate adoption process for an amendment to Resolution 61-87;
3) Direct staff to develop a policy for early notification for large residential subdivisions; and
4) Direct Development Services Division to expand new County development project information on the County website.
 
FUNDING: General Fund.
Body
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact or Net County Cost associated with this item.
 
Background
On April 2, 2013, the Board of Supervisors discussed the need to improve policies for public notice of land development applications and hearings.  Current laws and practices require direct mailing to all owners of real property within 500 feet of a new land development project.  On August 6, 2013 the Board held a public hearing and discussed options identified in Staff Memo dated July 30, 2013.  The Board provided direction to return in five weeks with more specific recommendations on expanding the County public notice procedures.
The attached memo to Board (Attachment 5A) provides a discussion and recommendations on expanding the County public notice procedures.
Recommendation
Staff recommends the Board:
1. Direct staff to return with a final draft Resolution of Intent to start the process to change the County Code;
2. Direct staff to initiate adoption process for an amendment to Resolution 61-87;
3. Direct staff to develop a policy for early notification for large residential subdivisions; and
4. Direct Development Services Division to expand new County development project information on the County website.
 
Action to be Taken Following Approval
Staff to implement Board direction.
 
Contact
Kim Kerr, Acting Director
Community Development Agency