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Community Plan Hearing Postponed; Tentatively Set for July 29

On Monday, June 30, the City Council voted to postpone its hearing of the Ocean Beach Community Plan.

The postponement was in reaction to late comments received from California Coastal Commission staff, who recommended many small changes to the Plan. Ultimately these revisions should help to ensure that the Plan receives quicker certification from the Coastal Commission in the future. However, the late timing of the comments means that City Planning staff need more time to evaluate the recommended changes and revise the Plan prior to the City Council hearing.

The City Council has tentatively rescheduled the OB Community Plan hearing for Tuesday, July 29. However, this is dependent upon the completion of revisions. If issues arise with any Coastal Commission comments that cause further delay, the City Council may need to postpone the hearing again.

Continue to monitor this email list for further updates. For more information, including the Coastal Commission’s recommended revisions, please visit oceanbeachplanning.org/resources/communityplan.

Update 2 to Hearing Dates for OB Community Plan

The hearing schedule for the updated Ocean Beach Community Plan has been updated again. The plan, which is currently undergoing revision and review by city staff, is now scheduled to be considered on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 30 (2 pm): Smart Growth & Land Use Committee (agendas)
  • Thursday, May 22 (1 pm): Historic Resources Board (agendas)
  • Thursday, May 29 (9 am): Planning Commission (agendas)
  • Tuesday, July 1 (time TBD): City Council (agendas)
  • Date/Time TBD: California Coastal Commission (agendas)

Because revisions are still in progress, these dates are tentative and will not be confirmed until the agendas are published. Be sure to check the agendas using the links above a few days before the scheduled meeting.

Updated Hearing Dates for OB Community Plan

The hearing schedule for the updated Ocean Beach Community Plan has been modified as follows: The April 24 appearance before the Historic Resources Board has been postponed, and the April 30 Smart Growth & Land Use Committee hearing has been modified to a discussion item. The plan, which is currently undergoing revision and review by city staff, is now scheduled to be considered on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 24 (1 pm) Date/Time TBD: Historic Resources Board (agendas)
  • Wednesday, April 30 (2 pm): Smart Growth & Land Use Committee (agendas)
  • Thursday, May 15 (9 am): Planning Commission (agendas)
  • Tuesday, June 24 (time TBD): City Council (agendas)

Because revisions are still in progress, these dates are tentative and will not be confirmed until the agendas are published. Be sure to check the agendas using the links above a few days before the scheduled meeting.

OBPB Certifies New Board and Officers for 2014-2015 Term

At its April meeting, the Ocean Beach Planning Board certified its election results, appointed new members, and elected officers for the 2014-2015 term.

The March 2014 election results were certified as follows:

  • District 2: Drew Wilson
  • District 3: Peter Ruscitti
  • District 6: John Ambert

With vacancies in several districts, the Board also appointed two members:

  • District 4: Seth Connolly
  • District 5: Jane Gawronski

Finally, the Board elected its officers for the 2014-2015 term:

  • Chair: Peter Ruscitti
  • Vice Chair: John Ambert
  • Secretary: Scott Therkalsen
  • Treasurer: Drew Wilson

For more details on specific seats and terms, see the 2014-2015 Term Roster.

Vacancies still remain in District 1 and District 7. If you are interested in seeking appointment, please see Serving on the Board.