Dana Point Planning Commission Meeting and Study Session Tonight at 6:00pm

Dana Point Planning Commission meets tonight Monday October 13 2014 at 6:00pm.
The Planning Commission will be meeting at Dana Point Community Center.
Dana Point Community Center is located at 34052 Del Obispo Street.
The scheduled study session is a discussion on a Coastal Development Permit for South Shores Church.
The public is encouraged to attend.

For more information please link to Dana Point Planning Commission

Are You Concerned about New Dana Point Development at PCH and Del Obispo? Dana Point Planning Commission Meeting Tonight

The Dana Point Planning Commission is having a public meeting tonight at the Dana Point Community Center at 6:00pm.
The Agenda can be linked to at Agenda

The Community Center is located at 34052 Del Obispo. The public is encouraged to attend.
There are two Development projects near or at PCH and Del Obispo that are on the table tonight.
They are both mixed use residential and business projects.
One is located at 34202 Del Obispo. This is the old Mobil Home Park. It is proposed to be a 168 Condo Development with Commercial space.

The most high profile item is a Costal Development Permit for Majestic Housing and Development LCC.
They are requesting a permit to construct a 30,000 sq. foot three story high rise in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Del Prado.
The plan is for retail space on the ground floor with 111 residential Condo’s on all 3 levels. There will also be 2 levels of parking.
The plans for this development is online with the city of Dana Point.
Please link to majestic housing develoment to view their plans.

Dana Point Residents for Responsible Development have a Facebook Page up that expresses their disapproval with this plan.
This is from their site.


•The Dana Point Community Development Department is recommending approval.

•Residents do not agree with the Department’s interpretation of the Town Center Plan used to justify the variances and other exceptions.

•The fourth story of residences should be eliminated for all phases because it is not allowed in the town Center Plan and requires an unlawful variance which will set a precedent for other developers to ask for if this is approved.

•The project ‘s computation of needed parking spaces is inadequate, creating a burden to nearby residential neighborhoods; location of in lieu spaces has not been determined.

•There needs to be additional architectural improvements

•Residents deserve to see the size of these buildings through staking.

•All decorative and unnecessary features above the 40 foot limit should be eliminated.

Please plan on attending and adding your voice to the MAJORITY of residents who are telling the City that this developer needs to come up with a better plan!”

For more information on Dana Point Residents for Responsible Development that do not approve of this plan please visit their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/DanaPointResidents
I am having trouble linking from this site to their Facebook Site. Please just search for their site or type in the Facebook address. Thanks for your patience!

Laguna Beach Arts Commission Meeting Today at 5:30pm


The Laguna Beach Arts Commission Meets today, Monday September 8 2014 at 5:30 pm. The Commission meets at the Laguna Beach City Council Chambers located at 505 Forest Avenue.

The scheduled Agenda items include the following:

Art-in-Public Places – 376 Cliff Drive – Discuss and approve the installation of “Turtle Gate” by Jorg Dubin to satisfy the Art in Public Places requirement. (Auster)

Mural Installation – 1810 Ocean Way – Discuss and review an existing unpermitted mural by Carolee Merrill on a private residence that requires Arts Commission approval.

Ocean Avenue and Beach Street Public Art Project – Review, discuss and approve revisions to the project proposed by Shin Gray Studios.

For the complete Agenda please link to Agenda

To contact the Laguna Beach Arts Commission, please link here ARTS

Laguna Beach Urban Planning Coordinating Committee Meets This Morning at 8:00am


The Laguna Beach Urban Planning Coordinating Committee meets this morning, Friday September 5 2014 at 8:00am. The Committee meets at the Community Room at the Susi Q Community Center
located at 380 Third Street.
The City Manager has formed the Urban Planning Coordinating Committee for the purpose of meeting with City staff consultants, and representatives from the Planning Commission and the City Council who are working on various urban planning project. These projects presently include the Downtown Specific Plan update, Public Transit Analysis, Off-season trolley program, Laguna Canyon Road Corridor Improvement Assessment, preparation of a Mobility Complete Streets Transition Plan, the Village Entrance Project, implementation of the Parking Management Plan, and an update of the Landscape and Scenic Highways document. The Committee will help the City Manager manage and coordinate these efforts while also providing an opportunity for those working on the projects to benefit from a shared understanding of the work that is being done. This coordinated effort should also improve the dissemination of public information regarding the projects and future public input opportunities. Public attendance and observation is encouraged.

For more information please link to laguna city

City of San Clemente City Council Meeting Tonight at 6:00pm: Homelessness in San Clemente Presentation


The San Clemente City Council meets tonight, Tuesday September 2 2014 at 6:00pm.
The San Clemente City Council meets at 100 Avenida Presidio in the Council Chambers.
Tonights meeting is open to the public. Some of the agenda items scheduled are:
Orange County Sheriff Department Presentation on “Homelessness in San Clemente”.
Orange County Vector Control Presentation.
Earthquake Preparedness Presentation.
To view the complete agenda please link to:

Laguna Beach Mobility and Transit Community Workshop Tonight at 6:00pm

Photo by South OC Beaches

Laguna Beach Mobility and Complete Streets Community Workshop Meets Tonight, Tuesday August 26 2014 at 6:00 to 7:30pm. The meeting is at the Laguna Beach Community Center located at 380 Third Street. The City of Laguna Beach invites you to view and provide feedback on the refined concepts and strategies for improving mobility and transit of the City. At a community workshop in June, the City received input on preliminary ideas for the Enhanced Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan. Join your friends and neighbors at this next workshop to see how these ideas have been refined based on community feedback. The City of Laguna Beach is working on plans to create a city-wide transportation network that is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, reduces traffic congestion and provides frequent and reliable transit service between home, workplace, school, recreation and shopping for residents and visitors.

For more information please link to http://www.lagunabeachcity.net

Dana Point Planning Commission Meets Tonight at 6:00pm: Dana Point Harbor is on the Agenda


The Dana Point Planning Commission will be meeting tonight, Monday August 11, 2014 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be at the Dana Point Community Center at 34052 Del Obispo Street Dana Point.

There will be scheduled agenda items, a closed session and public comments. You can view the proposed agenda by following this link: http://www.danapoint.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14094

The link for the information on the closed meeting: http://www.danapoint.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14088

The link to the planning commission report for the coastal development permit for Dana Point Harbor http://www.danapoint.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14093

Laguna Beach Arts Commission Meeting This Afternoon at 5:30pm.

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The Laguna Beach Art Commission will be meeting today,
Monday August 11,2014 at 5:30pm.
The meeting will be held at 505 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach.
Agenda items are as follows:
A. 2014 Artist Designed Bench Competition – Discuss and approve competition guidelines. (Ballard)
B. September Sunset Serenades – Introduction schedule and update report. (Kollenda)
C. City Council Joint Meeting – Discuss agenda items for the City Council and Arts Commission joint meeting on September 16, 2014.(Mansour)
D. Police Memorial Sculpture – Update report. (Staff)

Public Communications – In order to assist the Arts Commission in the timely completion of its business, speakers are asked to limit any one of their presentations to three minutes or less. The Chairperson of the Arts Commission may extend this time for good cause. Names and, if given, addresses of speakers will be part of the official records and meeting minutes are placed on the City’s web-site.

For a complete agenda, please link here: http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=10403