The County Planning and Building Department has prepared a Public Review Draft of a proposed reorganization and consolidation of the Land Use and Circulation Elements (LUCE) of the County General Plan. The reorganized and consolidated LUCE will benefit the public and the County by:
- Saving time and costs when plans are updated in the future
- Enabling updates to area plans for an entire region at one time, making for more effective planning for land use and transportation and water resources
- Consolidating the goals, policies, programs, and information for communities into seperate plans, making the LUCE easier to use
This proposal does not involve changes or updates to general plan goals, policies, programs, data, or statistics. In addition, there will be no change in the effect of planning area standards.
This proposal consists of the following major parts:
- The 11 existing inland planning areas are consolidated and reorganized into four new inland planning areas (map) based largely on watershed boundaries.
- The plans for the four new planning areas are combined into a single document called The Area Plans.
- Community plans are proposed for urban areas and villages.
- Standards for development (planning area standards) in the Land Use Ordinance (LUO) are reorganized into rural and urban/village standards according to the new planning areas.
You can access the public review drafts for each of these documents by clicking on the links below:
For more information about the LUCE reorganization, please click on the following links to see the proposed LUCE organization chart and to read frequently asked questions (FAQs).
We welcome your written comments on this proposal by mail or e-mail. Is the reorganized and consolidated LUCE easier to use than the existing LUCE? Is it easier to find the information you are interested in?
Please submit your comments by March 8, 2013.
To submit by mail:
San Luis Obispo County Planning & Building Department
Attn: Airlin Singewald or Karen Nall
976 Osos Street, Room 200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
To submit by email:
Karen Nall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Airlin Singewald: email@example.com
There will be additional opportunities to comment after the next draft of this proposal--the Public Hearing Draft--is released and during public hearings to be held by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
For more information, please contact:
Karen Nall, 781- 5606, firstname.lastname@example.org or Airlin Singewald, 781-5198, email@example.com