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June 26, 2014

Regularly, amendments and updates are made to ordinances and policies to address recently discovered errors, address new state statutes, add new uses and directives or to add clarification language to address interpretation issues.

The following are current Advance Planning Projects, including Policy and Ordinance Development Projects (PODs):

Agriculture Promotion Program

Design Review Compliance Checklists

Site Implementation Agreement

Alpine Form Based Code

Ramona Form Based Code

 

Wind Energy Ordinance

Equine Ordinance Amendments

Property Zoning Cleanup 2013

Digital Billboards

 

Topic:

 

POD 13-003 – Zoning Ordinance Update No. 30 and County Code Amendments

 

Summary:

 

This Policy and Ordinance Development project (POD 13-003) is an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and the County Code.  Proposed amendments will include the addition of definitions, and minor revisions to various sections of the ordinance.  This action also proposes to make minor changes to the County Code including minor revisions to the Noise Ordinance and the addition of a new chapter related to Reasonable Accommodation.   An amendment to the County’s Defense and Indemnification Agreement is also proposed.

 

 

Status:

 

Public Review of draft Ordinances and Negative Declaration: June 26 to August 11, 2014

Planning Commission: Summer/Fall 2014

Board of Supervisors: Fall 2014

 

 

Links:

 

Draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Draft County Code Amendment

Draft Defense and Indemnification Agreement

Negative Declaration

Summary of Proposed Amendments

 

Contact:

Heather Lingelser (858) 495-5802

Email: heather.lingelser@sdcounty.ca.gov

Written comments should be sent to Planning and Development Services, 5510 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 to the attention of Heather Lingelser.

 

Topic:

 

POD 14-001 - Agriculture Promotion Program

 

Summary:

 

On June 26, 2013 (7), the Board directed staff to look at reducing regulations and providing more opportunities for agricultural ventures, to further support small-scale agricultural operations and promote agricultural tourism throughout the unincorporated portions of the County.  In response to the Board’s direction staff has drafted a work plan for a program promoting local agriculture through changes to regulations in zoning.  An analysis of the Zoning Ordinance indicates that there are opportunities to update and amend regulations to keep agricultural regulations in line with current trends and expand opportunities for farmers and ranchers.

 

Additional information on the project webpage:

Agriculture Promotion Program

 

Status:

 

Planning Commission: March 7, 2014

 

Board of Supervisors: Summer 2014

 

Contact:

 

Carl Stiehl (858) 694-2216

Email: Carl Stiehl

 

 

Topic:

 

POD 13-014 - Property Zoning Cleanup 2013

 

Summary:

 

Countywide cleanup rezone to correct minor property owner requests, errors and oversights in zoning related to the General Plan Update.

 

For additional information see the project page

 

Status:

 

Planning Commission: February 28, 2014

 

Board of Supervisors: April 30, 2014

 

Contact:

 

Carl Stiehl (858) 694-2216

Email: Carl Stiehl

 

 

  

Topic:

 

POD 12-008 Digital Billboards

 

Summary:

On September 26, 2012 the Board of Supervisors directed staff to work with local billboard operators, local community planning groups and any other interested parties to investigate options that would change the County's sign ordinance to allow the conversion of traditional billboards to digital LED billboards throughout the unincorporated areas of the County and report back to the Board in 120 days.

 Revised ordinance options shall include the prohibition of animation and not allow an increase in the number of billboards that already exist; and shall explore an appropriate conversion ratio of existing traditional billboards to digital billboards addressing impacts such as light pollution and driver safety.

 

Link:

 

Digital Billboard BOS Report and attachments

 

Contact:

 

Heather Lingelser (858) 495-5802

Email: Heather Lingelser

  

  

Topic:

 

Ramona Form Based Code POD 11-010

 

Summary:

 

PDS Advance Planning staff is in the process of finalizing a Form Based Code (FBC) for the community of Ramona.  The new code introduce new zoning/design criteria that will encourage and promote the village character within the Ramona Town Center while revitalizing their economic capabilities.  Unlike traditional zoning which separates land uses and regulates individual uses on a property, a FBC deemphasizes uses and puts greater emphasis on regulating building appearances within given neighborhoods.  FBC also take into account the buildings’ relationships to one another, the public streets and the streetscape.

As part of PDS’s ongoing outreach efforts, a draft of the FBC for Ramona is available for a 30-day public review from July 5 through August 5, 2013.  Comments on the Ramona FBC should be addressed to Joe Farace by email at joseph.farace@sdcounty.ca.gov.  Written comments should be sent to Planning and Development Services, 5510 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 to the attention of Joe Farace.

 

 

Status:

 

Planning Commission: May 16, 2014

 

Board of Supervisors: Summer 2014

 

 

Links:

 

Notice of Public Review

 

Ramona Form Based Code

 

Zoning Ordinance Changes

 

 

Contact:

 

Joe Farace (858) 694-3690

Email: Joe Farace

 

 

  

Topic:

 

Alpine Form Based Code, POD 11-012

 

Summary:

 

PDS Advance Planning staff is in the process of finalizing a Form Based Code (FBC) for the community of Alpine.  The new code introduce new zoning/design criteria that will encourage and promote the village character within the Alpine Village Core while revitalizing their economic capabilities.  Unlike traditional zoning which separates land uses and regulates individual uses on a property, a FBC deemphasizes uses and puts greater emphasis on regulating building appearances within given neighborhoods.  FBC also take into account the buildings’ relationships to one another, the public streets and the streetscape.

As part of PDS’s ongoing outreach efforts, a draft of the FBC for Alpine is available for a 30-day public review from July 5 through August 5, 2013.  Comments on the Alpine FBC should be addressed to Marcus Lubich by email at Marcus.lubich@sdcounty.ca.gov.  Written comments should be sent to Planning and Development Services, 5510 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 to the attention of Marcus Lubich.

 

Status:

 

Planning Commission: May 16, 2014

 

Board of Supervisors: Summer 2014

 

Links:

 

Notice of Public Review

 

Alpine Form Based Code

 

Zoning Ordinance Changes

 

 

Contact:


Marcus Lubich (858) 694-8847

Email: Marcus.Lubich

 

   

Topic:
Equine Ordinance Amendments, POD 11-011

 
Summary:

 

POD 11-011 was directed by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors to update the Zoning Ordinance, Departmental Policies and Forms with regard to Commercial Equine Uses. 

Additional information: Equine Ordinance Page

 

Status:

 

Planning Commission:  June 14, 2013

 

Board of Supervisors:  September 11, 2013



 

Contact:
Carl Stiehl (858) 694-2216

Email: Carl Stiehl

 

      

Topic:
Design Review Compliance Checklists, POD 11-005

 
Summary:

 

On October 23, 2013, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Zoning Ordinance Amendment (POD 11-005) that created a new design review checklist procedure.  These new design review checklists contain clear, objective design standards based on the community design guidelines that have been adopted for each community.  Projects that comply with a design review checklist receive a waiver to the Site Plan Permit process.

The new procedure required the creation of design review checklists for each of the eight communities with existing Community Design Guidelines, which include Alpine, Bonsall, I-15 Corridor, Lakeside, Spring Valley, Sweetwater, and Valley Center.

The Ramona Design Review Checklist will be processed concurrently with the Ramona Town Center project.

 

Status:

 

Planning Commission:  August 16, 2013 (5)

 

Board of Supervisors:  October 23, 2013 (1)


 

Links:

 

Adopted Zoning Ordinance Amendments (Ord. No. 10296),
effective November 22, 2013

Adopted County Administrative Code Amendments
(Ord. No. 10297)
, effective December 22, 2013


Design Review Checklist Instructions
Alpine Design Review Checklist
Bonsall Design Review Checklist

Fallbrook Design Review Checklist
I-15 Design Review Checklist
Lakeside Design Review Checklist Commercial
Lakeside Design Review Checklist Industrial
Lakeside Design Review Checklist Multifamily
Lakeside Design Review Checklist Town Center

Spring Valley Design Review Checklist
Sweetwater Design Review Checklist
Valley Center Design Review Checklist

 

Contact:

Marcus Lubich (858) 694-8847

Email:  Marcus Lubich


 

     

Topic:


Wind Energy Ordinance, POD 10-007

 

Summary:

 

Wind Energy Ordinance and General Plan Amendment
The Wind Energy Ordinance and General Plan Amendment was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 15, 2013.  The project is an amendment to the County of San Diego Zoning Ordinance consisting of clarifications, deletions, and revisions to provide an updated set of definitions, procedures, and standards for review and permitting of wind turbines and meteorological testing (MET) facilities. The project also includes a General Plan Amendment to modify the Boulevard Community Plan to allow more flexibility for large wind turbine projects and an amendment to the Borrego Springs Community Plan to allow more flexibility for small turbine projects.  

 

History:


Wind Energy NOP Public Review:  September - October 2010

Wind Energy Draft EIR Public Review: November - December 2011

Planning Commission Hearings: April 13, April 27, May 11, May 18, July 20 & October 5, 2012

Board of Supervisors Meetings: May 8, 2013 & May 15, 2013

 

Links:

 

November 2011 Wind Energy Ordinance draft  Environmental Impact Report and General Plan Amendment

 

Planning Commission Agenda and Staff Report April 13, 2012

 

April 2012 Wind Energy Ordinance draft Environmental Impact Report with draft response to comments

 

May 11th Workshop Agenda and Staff Report 

 

July 20th PC Staff Report

 

October 5th PC Staff Report

  Attachment A

  Attachment B

 

May 8 and May 15, 2013 Board of Supervisors Meeting Report

 

 

Contact:


Matt Schneider (858) 694-3714

Email:  Matthew.Schneider@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

      

Topic:
Site Implementation Agreement, POD 08-006

 
Summary:
This Policy and Ordinance Development project (POD 08-006) is an amendment to the County Regulatory Code that introduces a new framework for a Site Implementation Agreement (SIA). The SIA would serve the function of a companion permit, in most instances, for subdivision maps.  The SIA would assist in assuring the implementation of project requirements (i.e. conditions) associated with the development of subdivisions, mitigation of identified impacts, and on-going requirements after map recordation.

 
Status:
Public Review: March 21, 2013  – April 22, 2013

 
Link:
Draft County Code Ordinance Amendment

 
Contact
Joe Farace (858) 694-3690

Email: Joe Farace

 

 

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