Land Use Committee

The Land Use Committee is the voice for land use issues affecting Los Osos. Land use includes developments, outdoor recreation, open space, zoning and more. We review and make recommendations regarding all minor use permit applications. We seek input from the public regarding our community’s land use priorities and goals. We research and advise regarding major ordinance and policy changes.

The Land Use Committee meets the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm on Zoom (formerly at the Sea Pines small conference room, 1945 Solano St, Los Osos).

LOCAC MEMBERS: Larry Bender, Chair, Lynette Tornatzky, Yael Korin, Sue Morgenthaler, Trish Bartel.

PUBLIC MEMBERS: Julie Tacker, Linde Owen, Paul Hershfield, Robin McPeak.

Due to the holiday on Monday, July 5, the Land Use Committee meet instead on Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The link to the recording of the meeting is:

The agenda, applications, and meeting minutes are below.

The links to the Stamback project documents are below:

The Land Use Committee met on Monday, June 7 on Zoom. The link to the recording is:

The Land Use Committee met Monday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The recording can be accessed here:

The file below is a draft checklist of County requirements for Minor Use Permits.

The Zoom link to the LUC meeting RECORDING on March 1 at 7:00 p.m. is below:

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There are 3 recordings, and they will play sequentially. You may push the indicator on the play bar ahead to skip the first one which is very short. The second recording has roll call and Zoom instructions about 4 minutes in to the 6 minute recording. The third part captures the majority of the meeting, missing only a couple of minutes at the beginning.

The Los Osos Sustainability Group gave a presentation, and for further information, access their website:

They will present at a later General LOCAC meeting as well. Check back for the date.

LOCAC’s Land Use Committee meeting February 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. was recorded. You can access this Zoom Meeting off the link below:

The access passcode is: 15*#!0ce

The documents linked below are on the agenda for the February 25 GENERAL meeting and were presented at the February 1 Land Use Committee meeting – Welton, Stamback, Papa Bear, Grijalva.

The FOUR files below this box are for the WELTON project and the County page for these files plus other information can be found at:

Direct comments or questions on the Easton application to the project manager(s):Nicole Ellis ( or Ian Landreth (

The SIX files below this box are for the STAMBACK project and the County page for these files plus other information can be found at:

Direct comments or questions on the STAMBACK application to the project manager(s): Nicole Ellis ( or Ian Landreth (

The SEVEN files below are for the PAPA BEAR FARMS, LLC project and the County page for these files plus other information can be found at:

Direct comments or questions to  Kip Morais
 ( ) 805-781-5136

The THREE files below are for the GRIJALVA project and the County page for these files plus other information can be found at:

Direct comments or questions to:
Ian Landreth ( 805-781-1298

The County responded to questions raised at the January 4 LUC meeting on their project to replace the bridge on South Bay Boulevard. See the linked document directly below. To see the County documents on the bridge construction, scroll down to the documents below the black box.

The LOCAC Land Use Committee met on JANUARY 4, 2021 – the Zoom recording is linked here:

Access Passcode: wp2mg*&1

UNDER ITEM 6 on the agenda:
Six documents for the Morro Shores Mobile Home Park are below in the documents for the December Land Use Committee meeting below the first of the three red boxes.

Link to Zoom recording December 7, 2020:

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Project documents for the Monday, December 7 meeting are are provided below these three red boxes.

This is the link to the Morro Shores Development Plan – a large file (52.8mb), it may take time to download:

Additional documents for the LUC meeting to be held on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m are below, and thet are also available off of this link:

The email from the county contained Planner contact information: “Direct comments or questions on this application to the project manager(s): Emi Sugiyama ( or (805) 788-9470,”

As part of your response to this referral, please consider the following questions:· Are there significant concerns, problems or impacts in your area of review?

• If Yes, please describe the impacts along with any recommendations to reduce the impacts in your response.
• If your community has a “vision” statement in the Area Plan – does the community feel this project helps to achieve that vision? If No, please describe.
• What does the community like or dislike about the project or proposal?
•  Is the project compatible with surrounding development, does it fit in well with its surroundings? If No, are there changes in the project that would make it fit in better?
• Does the community believe the road(s) that provide access to the site is(are) already overcrowded?
•  Does the community wish to have a trail in this location?
• If the proposal is a General Plan Amendment, does the community feel the proposed change would encourage other surrounding properties to intensify, or establish intense uses that would not otherwise occur?
• Please feel free to include information or questions other than those listed above. You may also choose to respond that you have no comments regarding the proposal.

Additional projects for December 7, 2020.

Link to Zoom meeting on November 2, 2020:

Access Passcode: p1!+9z89

Land Use Committee Meeting was Monday, October 5, 7:00 p.m..
Zoom recording link to come.

This in Friday, October 2, 2020 for the Back Bay Inn:

Referral Packages below for October 5, 2020:

Archival Information on the Back Bay Inn/Downtown Baywood Area:

Correspondence for October 5, 2020:

Zoom link to a recording of the August 31 meeting:

Password: C*J*7*uD

DOCUMENTS – for the Baywood Inn

DOCUMENTS – for the Back Bay Inn

Three new documents were submitted August 31, see three top links below.

Additional information on the Keener Lopez project:

Land Use Committee Video from July 6, 2020 
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Link to the Land Use Committee agenda and documents for Monday, July 6, 7:00 p.m. below:

Land Use Committee Audio from June 1, 2020–X6a81nAa8voKyEcraT1XmtlvUyatZ-LgbOj7
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Agendas & minutes

Projects for May/June 2020 that will be heard at the Planning Department are the four downloads above. They will be heard at the LOCAC Land Use Committee. Check the Planning Department agendas as to the date of their hearings there.

The Land Use Committee meeting scheduled for April 6 has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Audio February 3, 2020

(For archived agendas and minutes click HERE.)