Planning & Building
James A. Bergman
Deputy Director, Permitting
Deputy Director, Policies and Programs
The EnergyWise Plan is undergoing revisions as suggested by the public. The next draft of the Plan will be released the first week of August, 2011.
We have prepared a table of all of the comments we have received and the responses to the comments.
Planning Commission hearings are tentatively scheduled for September and October 2011.
Results of Stakeholder Meetings
Stakeholders in the 4 sectors (transportation, agriculture, business & energy, and the built environment) met to discuss possible GHG (Greenhouse Gases) reduction measures.
Town Hall Event – May 13, 2010
On May 13, 2010, the County of San Luis Obispo hosted a Town Hall event to solicit input on the update of the Land Use and Circulation Element and the development of a Climate Action Plan. If you missed the May 13 Town Hall Event, review the materials.
The event’s doors opened at 6 p.m., with half an hour allotted for participant networking and sign-in/sign-up. Participants were asked to be seated at 6:30 p.m. Long Range Planning Manager Chuck Stevenson provided a brief introduction to the projects and introduced Supervisor Adam Hill. Supervisor Hill provided a "big picture" overview of the role of these planning projects for the County.
Following Supervisor Hill’s remarks, meeting facilitator Nora De Cuir introduced the evening’s agenda and led participants through an electronic polling exercise that focused on shared values. Polling covered the subjects of rural landscapes, transportation, water, and energy. Polling was followed by a short raffle of energy and water conservation kits.
The facilitator then introduced the County and consultant project management team to provide the technical overview of the Climate Action Plan and Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) update. On behalf of the County, Jamie Lopes presented an introduction to the LUCE update. Tammy Seale, on behalf of the County and consultant team, presented an introduction to the Climate Action Plan process. Each presentation focused on the purpose and scope of the respective project.
The large group of meeting participants was then briefed on the next small-group activity. An hour was spent at the five activity stations, with participants rotating between stations so that each participant visited and participated in activities at all stations.
Finally, participants were gathered back together as a large group for a raffle and concluding remarks. Participants were shown opportunities to continue to participate in the planning process through the project website and by contacting staff.
The event adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Creating Our Legacy. Sustaining Our Resources.