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Planning Commission - Board of Supervisors

Planning Commission

January 2003

Receive direction from the Planning Commission regarding the Land Use Framework, Regional Maps, Population Forecast, Draft Regional Goals and Policies, and Equity Mechanisms associated with General Plan 2020. Another purpose is to receive direction from the Planning Commission on the distribution of residential land use within the unincorporated County through a community map review process.

August 2003

Receive direction from the Planning Commission regarding land use designations for residential properties that were referred back to staff during a series of Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors hearings on GP2020 held between January 31 and June 25 of this year.

February 2005

Receive direction from the Planning Commission on commercial and industrial designations and resolution of special study areas. As earlier Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor actions have endorsed the residential land use distribution, this hearing is not intended to consider changes to other residential land uses. Another purpose of this hearing is to receive direction on proposed revisions to the Land Use Framework and on Planning Criteria used to develop countywide commercial and industrial proposals.

July 2006

Receive direction on a Circulation Element (CE) road network that is needed to support future land use development within the unincorporated County, and to establish a framework for CE road standards. Board direction is also needed for the proposed August 2006 Draft Land Use Map, which includes modifications made to the June 2005 Draft Land Use Map needed to balance land use with circulation plans.

November & December 2009

In November and December of 2009, Initiated hearings on the General Plan Update Draft Text, Land Use Maps. Road Network, Community Plans, Implementation Plan and Conservation Subdivision Program. The Hearings were on November 6, 19 & 20 and December 4th, 2009

February 19, and March 12, 2010

The Hearings on the General Plan Update were continued on February 19th and March 12, and issues were discussed through a series of Fact Sheets included in the staff report.

April 16, 2010

At the conclusion of the Planning Commission Hearing on April 16, 2010 the Planning Commission Recommended approval of the General Plan Update to the Board of Supervisors, with the direction for staff to prepare a Transfer of Development Rights Program and bring it back to the Planning Commission prior to the Board of Supervisors. Summaries of Each of the Planning Commission Hearings up from November 6, 2009 to April 16, 2010.

July 9 & August 20, 2010

Presented the Zoning Ordinance Consistency Review changes to individual properties, as well as revisions to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, and Resource Protection Ordinance to ensure consistency with the General Plan Update.  Also presented at this hearing was the draft Transfer of Development Rights Program Working Concept, directed to be developed by the Planning Commission on April 16, 2010.  This page also contains the materials that were presented to the Planning Commission on August 20, 2010.

 

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Board of Supervisors

May 2003

Receive Board endorsement for the direction taken by the General Plan 2020 update on the following products: Planning Concepts, Draft Regional Goals and Policies, Land Use Framework, Regional Structure Map, Regional Land Use Distribution Map (December 2002 Working Copy Map and related Population Forecast), and Statements of Legislative Intent.

August 2003

Draft policy to resolve conflicts for applications that are currently in process, commonly referred to as “pipelining”.

Resolution to the conflict of purpose with some members of the Interest Group.

September 2003

Receive Board direction for staff recommendations on 183 residential property referrals identified during Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors hearings on GP 2020 held from January 31 through June 25, 2003.

May 2004

Review information on traffic forecasts for the eight scenarios, to review updated information on groundwater conditions, and to receive Board direction for staff recommendations on a residential land use distribution map.

May 2005

Receive direction from the Board of Supervisors on commercial, industrial and other non-residential land uses. This includes evaluation of staff recommendations on revised land use designations, planning criteria for commercial and industrial land uses, revisions to the land use distribution maps for non-residential uses, and completion of planning efforts for three of the five special study areas.

August 2006

Receive direction on a Circulation Element (CE) road network that is needed to support future land use development within the unincorporated County, and to establish a framework for CE road standards. Board direction is also needed for the proposed August 2006 Draft Land Use Map, which includes modifications made to the June 2005 Draft Land Use Map needed to balance land use with circulation plans.

July 23, 2008

Staff provided a project update to the Board of Supervisors on July 23, 2008.  The update includes a report on the progress to date and highlights key issues that staff has identified relating to the completion of the project.  At the update hearing, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to remove a Specific Plan from the Valley Center Referral Map.  This action resulted in a one month delay on some near term project deadlines, however the project remains on the overall schedule for completion in Fall 2010.  An updated Valley Center Referral Map is on the General Plan Update Website under Land Use Alternatives.  The Statement of Proceedings are now posted (Item 23) and Video of the Hearing is available on the County Television Network Website.

May 13, 2009

Staff provided a project update to the Board of Supervisors on May 13, 2009.  The update included a report on the progress to date and highlights key issues that staff has identified relating to the completion of the project.

October 20, November 10, December 8, 2010

The General Plan Update initiated hearings at the Board of Supervisors on October 20, which was continued to November 10 and December 8, 2010.  After  following nine hearings that were held by the San Diego County Planning Commission from Nov. 6, 2009 through August 20, 2010.  The Commission made its final recommendations for approval of the General Plan Update Aug. 20.  In total, the Board heard approximately 19 organized presentations and from 172 individuals. Following public testimony, the Board discussed the project and directed staff to review issues raised during the hearings, including property-specific requests, and return to the continued hearing Feb. 9, 2011, with additional information and research. Video of each of the hearings is available from the Clerk of the Board

February 9, 2011

During the previous public hearings on October 20, November 10, and December 8 regarding the proposed General Plan Update, staff was asked by the Board of Supervisors to return with additional information regarding specific identified issues including staff analysis for the 230 property-specific requests that were submitted via verbal or written testimony or referred to staff by the Board of Supervisors. 

March 16, 2011

This staff report contains responses to questions raised by the Board on February 9, 2011 and refinements to the previous February 9, 2011 staff report based on public and staff review.

April 13, 2011

This staff report contains staff’s review of the property owner requests classified as a “moderate” and “major” in the March 16th 2011 staff report, to determine if there are any staff recommendation land use alternatives that would reduce them to “minor” changes.

August 3, 2011

Based on direction from the Board on April 13, the August 3 documents contain a number of changes to the General Plan Update that were considered “minor” because they were consistent with the General Plan Update guiding principles and did not require recirculation of the Environmental Impact Report. As directed by the Board, the August 3 report also contains all final documents necessary to make a decision on the General Plan Update.

January 9, 2012

On Aug. 3, the Board of Supervisors adopted the General Plan Update. Following adoption of the plan, the Board voted to schedule a workshop to review the Property Specific Requests that were submitted during the General Plan Update hearings but not included in the adopted plan. These requests were submitted during public testimony on the General Plan Update and evaluated in the March 16 staff report. Approximately 137 specific requests were analyzed by staff for the workshop and the analysis is now available to the public.

June 20, June 27, July 25, and September 12, 2012

During a workshop held January 9 through January 11, 2012, the Board of Supervisors considered over 137 private property owner requests to modify the County of San Diego’s General Plan land use designations. 56 requests were referred back to staff by the Board for further evaluation. Actions directed by the Board varied between requests but included steps such as determining if a modified request was available that could be consistent with the General Plan Guiding Principles, obtaining community planning group input, determining what larger study areas (if any) required consideration in making changes to the plan, notifying potentially affected property owners, and developing workplan options for amending the General Plan. These reports respond to Board direction related to the private property owner requests.

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