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San Miguel Community Plan Update

San Miguel Community Plan

Public Review Draft

The Public Review Draft document (released June 19, 2013) can be accessed at the following links:

Individual Chapters (smaller file sizes)

Other Documents

Commenting

Use this online form to submit your comments.

Background

The County Planning and Building Department and the City and Regional Planning Department at California Polytechnic State University are teaming up to update the San Miguel Community Plan. The last comprehensive update to the community plan was in 1981. When adopted by the County, the plan will help shape new growth, enhance the quality of life, and bring new vitality to San Miguel. The San Miguel Community Plan update is a comprehensive, community-based. The plan will address these general areas: 
  • community vision, goals, and needs
  • population growth
  • mix of housing types and densities
  • land use needs and desires
  • transportation needs, including a traffic and circulation analysis
  • infrastructure needs and financing
  • economic development opportunities and alternatives
  • public and health services
  • commercial and residential multi-family design standards
  • opportunities for attracting new employment centers
  • protection of important agricultural lands and activities in the surrounding area
  • protection of important plant and animal habitats in the surrounding area
  • ways to implement the plan and programs

What's New? 

Camp Roberts Joint Land Use Study  (JLUS)

The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a collaborative effort between the military and local government.  The main goal is to avoid land use conflicts on land surrounding a military installation, in this case, Camp Roberts.  The JLUS is separate from the San Miguel Community Plan, but the two documents will need to be coordinated with one another. Click here to visit the JLUS website.

Water

San Miguel overlies the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin.  The basin is large, and extends from San Ardo to south of Atascadero, and as far east as Cholame.  The basin has been certified at a Level of Severity III (the most serious level), which indicates that the basin is at or approaching its "perennial yield."  

Community Plan Update Progress 

As of February 25, 2013

1 General Plan Authorization DONE!
2 Administrative Draft (Cal Poly) DONE!
3 Technical Study Proposals DONE!
4 Prepare Technical Studies In Process
5 Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report DONE!
6 Draft Community Plan Released to the Public June 2013
7 Environmental Scoping Meeting Summer 2013
8 Draft Environmental Impact Report Late 2013
9 Planning Commission Hearings Late 2013
10 Board of Supervisors Hearings Early 2014
 

Opportunities for Input

The County's aim is for the San Miguel Community Plan Update to be a consensus-driven community-supported plan that will encourage future economic growth.  In addition to the three workshops conducted by Cal Poly students in 2010 and 2011, there will be several additional opportunities to provide feedback:

  • Public Comment on the Public Review Draft Community Plan. A workshop and environmental scoping meeting are planned for Summer 2013. Written comments are also welcomed.
  • Summer 2013 Scoping Meeting. Once the "Notice of Preparation" for the Environmental Impact Report is ready, a scoping meeting will be held in San Miguel to give residents an opportunity to contribute information about potential environmental impacts and alternative land uses.
  • Participation through San Miguel Forward. The Board of Supervisors relies on input from the San Miguel Advisory Council (SMAC) in considering plans and policies that affect the town. The Advisory Council has formed a subcommittee – San Miguel Forward Collaborative. Information is available at http://www.discoversanmiguel.com. If you are interested in the future of your town, consider participating in San Miguel Forward meetings, or perhaps volunteer to start a subcommittee focused on a particular topic or issue.
  • Commenting on the Environmental Impact Report. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is expected to be released in early 2014. Any written comments submitted on the EIR will receive a written response to be published in the Final EIR.
  • Commenting during the Hearings. After all the preceding steps are complete and the Community Plan is ready for hearing, you will have opportunities to provide both written and oral comments before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors take action.

You can also submit comments in writing, by email, or by fax at any time.   

Contact:

Michael Conger, Long Range Planning
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, Calif.  93408
phone:  (805) 781-5136
fax:  (805) 781-5624
email:  mconger@co.slo.ca.us

We are also developing a list of people interested in receiving communications about the San Miguel Community Plan.  If you would like to be included, please provide us with your email address.