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File #: 08-0642    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/22/2008 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/3/2009 Final action: 3/18/2014
Title: Development Services Department recommending the Board take the following actions: (1) Approve a series of workshops to provide direction on General Plan implementation, policy interpretation, and identify potential policy amendments, as set forth in Attachment A; (2) Accept the prior General Plan policy interpretations made by the Planning Commission, itemized in Attachment B; and (3) Discuss and consider the Department's recommendation to not establish an ad hoc General Plan implementation committee but to use a workshop process instead. (Refer 12/9/08, Item 37) FUNDING: No funding necessary.
Attachments: 1. AD-HOC-Implementation-Plan.PDF, 2. BOS report April 29 2008.pdf, 3. Permits Evaluation and Recommended Tasks Report.pdf, 4. Org charts.pdf, 5. Minutes from 3-25-08.pdf, 6. email from Joshua Wood att'd 5-5-08.pdf, 7. Letter from S. Taylor att'd 5-5-08.pdf, 8. Building Permits5-9-08 by S. Taylor att'd 5-12-08.pdf, 9. Power Point presentation att'd 5-13-08.pdf, 10. Interoffice memo from L. Gill att'd 5-16-08.pdf, 11. Planning Services Discretionary.pdf, 12. Planning Services Descretionary Page 1 att'd 8-1-08, 13. Planning Services Discretionary page 2 att'd 8-1-08, 14. Updated Planning Stats att'd 8-1-08 att'd 8-1-08, 15. ActionItemsFinal att'd 9-26-08, 16. Board Memo - Ad Hoc Committee att'd 9-26-08, 17. RecommendationsFinal att'd 9-26-08, 18. Review Process att'd 10-3-08.pdf, 19. Updated Planning Statistics att'd 10-3-08.pdf, 20. Letter rcvd from S. Taylor 10-31-08 (Mail).pdf, 21. REPORT att'd 12-2-08, 22. Atchmnt A Wkshp Schedule for 02-03-09, 23. Atchmnt B Interpretations for 2-03-09
Related files: 10-0270, 11-0356, 09-0304, 09-0310, 09-0393, 09-0579, 07-1576, 09-0571, 11-0346, 09-0844
Title
Development Services Department recommending the Board take the following actions:
(1) Approve a series of workshops to provide direction on General Plan implementation, policy interpretation, and identify potential policy amendments, as set forth in Attachment A;
(2) Accept the prior General Plan policy interpretations made by the Planning Commission, itemized in Attachment B; and
(3) Discuss and consider the Department's recommendation to not establish an ad hoc General Plan implementation committee but to use a workshop process instead. (Refer 12/9/08, Item 37)

FUNDING: No funding necessary.
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Background: Nearly four years has passed since the voters ratified the 2004 General Plan. Since that time the County has adopted a number of the implementation measures, initiated changes to the policies, and has worked towards implementing the plan. However, much work still needs to be done. The purpose of this agenda is to begin a discussion between the Board and Planning staff which will lead to clear direction regarding the remaining implementation measures, problems that have been identified with various policies, and how the County can move forward under the plan given the current budget and staffing constraints.

Staff has brought to the Board periodic updates regarding implementation status. The most recent of these was in the fall of 2008. While the Board concurred with staff’s recommendations regarding its priorities for the remainder of this fiscal year, it is apparent that there are concerns about some of the policies, that the Department's ability to complete some of the expected tasks may be compromised due to staffing reductions, and there may be some measures that no longer should be implemented as articulated in the adopted Implementation Program.

Additionally, on December 9, 2008 the Board directed staff to return on January 26, 2009 to discuss the procedure for General Plan policy interpretations; consider adoption of a General Pl...

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