Welcome to LOCAC

Please have a look at the latest Safety News from SLO County:

https://www.readyslo.org/en/idex.aspx

LOCAC will resume two meetings using the Zoom platform,
the Land Use Committee and the regular monthly LOCAC meetings.
UPDATE: The Trees & Landscaping Committee
is resuming meeting on Monday, July 13.
Look for information on the
Trees & Landscaping webpage.

You may still participate directly using the link below in the blue box for instructions on how to provide direct input to County Planning.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, the public may participate in meetings via teleconference and/or electronically. There will be no physical meetings. 

Please see the agendas for the access Zoom web address and phone numbers.

July 6, 2020, County Planner Cory Hanh presented the Draft Housing Element Update to our Community Plan at LOCAC’s Land Use Committee meeting. Review his presentation: http://locac.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Presentation-Public-Review-Draft.pdf

NEW Opportunity to Comment:
The PUBLIC HEARING DRAFT and the
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
components to the Community Plan

have been released.
The link to those documents:

https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/LosOsosPlan.aspx

The PLANNING COMMISSION hearing is scheduled for July 9, 2020

ALSO to be heard, the Public Hearing Draft
of the Los Osos VACATION RENTAL Ordinance.
Find the link off of this page:
https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Forms-Documents/Plans/Community-Plans/Los-Osos-Community-Plan-Update-Files/Residential-Vacation-Rentals-Ordinance.aspx

The County is Now Holding ONLINE Hearings for Upcoming Projects.
YOU MAY PARTICIPATE DIRECTLY.

LOS OSOS COMMUNITY PLAN
Request for PUBLIC COMMENT by June 26, 2020.
LINKS to Documents on which to comment.

The draft can be located through a link in an article and also through the 
Cannabis page under Additional Resources.

Public Input
The Public Hearing Draft of the Cannabis Phase III Ordinance Amendments (Inland and Coastal) is available for review as a downloadable PDF. The revisions are highlighted with strikeouts (deleted text) and underlines (added text). 

Submit written comments for review by the Planning Commission by 
June 24, 2020 to the attention of:
Kip Morais, Planner II, via email kmorais@co.slo.ca.us.

Hard copy correspondence can be sent to the following address:
Department of Planning & Building
ATTN: Phase III Cannabis Ordinance Amendments/Kip Morais
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Timeline
June 25, 2020 – Review by Planning Commission
August 18, 2020 – Review by Board of Supervisors

To Public Agencies in San Luis Obispo County:

Dear Partner:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on a draft habitat conservation plan (HCP) and environmental assessment for operation and maintenance of existing Southern California Gas Company pipelines in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties.
Information on how to comment:

May 18, 2020 – The County has sent a memo to all Community Advisory Councils on proposed changes to County Codes Title 23 (Coastal Areas – which we are in) and Title 22 (the rest of the County). This change is necessary due to a change in California law, which in turn requires how a county will comply with the new law. Read the memo here, the proposed changes and find the contact information for where to send your comments.

Ministerial Permits

Permits that are over-the-counter and that do not come to LOCAC can be found here.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LOCAC in-person meetings will not resume until the County gives permission for groups of people to hold meetings.

The LOCAC election has been postponed to a future date when LOCAC will be able to meet—following the County guidelines. When that date is known, candidates and the public will have the opportunity to share their views with the election to follow shortly after.

The Los Osos Community Advisory Council is the voice of the community for all land use issues affecting Los Osos. We are an 11 member volunteer group that advises the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, the County Planning Commission, and County staff on land use planning, trees & landscaping, traffic and circulation and other important issues that affect Los Osos. LOCAC is also a voice for protecting Morro Bay and the sensitive environment surrounding our community.

Who Serves on LOCAC?

LOCAC has two elected representatives from each of four residential districts within Los Osos. The term of office is four years. Only persons who live within the residential district may vote for the candidates from that district. A public election is held in even-numbered years for half the elected seats. The District 2 Supervisor appoints the other three members whose terms are two years (odd-numbered years). There is no limit to the number of terms a member can serve. The new members are seated and officers are elected by the Council each year at the end of the May LOCAC meeting.

Each LOCAC member is expected to be a member of at least one committee in addition to participating in the monthly general meeting. A LOCAC member who is not an officer can expect to spend approximately 6-8 hours per month on LOCAC business.

Announcements

Interested in serving on LOCAC Board! Every district will have an open seat for the upcoming election!

It’s election season for the Los Osos Community Advisory Council. We have one seat up for election in each of the 4 districts. To know which district you live in please visit our map. Members serve 4 year terms, sit on at least one sub-committee and help steer the future of Los Osos. 

Elections will be held on May 16th at the old Los Osos Schoolhouse in the Park  from 9am – 4pm. If you are unable to be present to vote on that day you may submit an absentee ballot between April 24th and May 15th. (More info on that soon.)

Who can apply to be a candidate? 

Anyone living in Los Osos that is over 18 years of age. 

How to apply? 

Each candidate must turn in a signed agreement form and Candidate statement of no more than 200 words. Once received the election committee will verify applicants information. Official candidates will be announced at our April 23rd LOCAC meeting. 

Download membership application HERE, Or, pick up a copy at a LOCAC meeting. 

Turn in the signed application form along with a candidate statement:

Via email: info@locac.info 

Via mail: PO Box 7170, Los Osos CA 93412

Or by dropping it off at our LOCAC general meeting 

Deadline to apply is March 26th, 2020.
Candidate statements and applications must be turned in by March 26th, 2020.