Can Osos handle nearly 100 new homes? Educate yourself and weigh in!
LOCAC is asking everyone who is concerned to educated and attend the Board of Supervisors meeting either by Teams or in person on October 31, 2023. Info here on how to join.
The Los Osos Community Advisory Council (LOCAC) heard about the Anastasi project (additional info here) for the first time at our September 28, 2023 LOCAC meeting. This is a project that usually doesn’t go through to LOCAC, which is why it was a surprise. After the presentation, there were a number of questions and concerns voiced about this project, which dates back to a 1989 vesting tentative map. The Anastasi project can be a win-win project if the County is willing to address a few concerns from LOCAC. The major concerns are listed below:
Per all 3 of the LO water purveyors, the LO water basin is in managed overdraft. On August 25, 2021 all 3 water purveyors signed a letter addressed to SLO County Department of Planning and Building stating that on page 5 states “recent monitoring data and the Basin Metrics both indicate that Basin conditions as a whole are static or worsening”. This letter was to deny ADU’s in LO which can be up to 1,500 SF.
- How can GSW 4 month after signing the above document, give Anastasi a will serve letter for 97 homes
- The will-serve letter from GSW requires the developer to pay for infrastructure and a new well. A new well will not bring new water to LO.
- How can the County who participates with BMC and the Coastal Commision allow a will-serve letter to be given when neither the BMC or CCC believes there is an adequate water supply.
- No where in all the BOS attachments and documents state that the 200 people in LO waiting to build will go first prior to this development. (attachment 8)
The Coastal Commission is not lifting Special Condition 6 in the foreseeable future. Special Condition 6 can’t be lifted until there is proof of an adequate water supply. Additional sewer hook-ups are not allowed until Special Condition 6 has been satisfied by the Coastal Commission. This means this project can’t meet the criteria needed to be voted on by the BOS.
Revisions to the map made in 2017 included storm drains and affordable housing (attachment 3). Why did the County not update the map to become a modern development like elsewhere in SLO County (Righetti Ranch).
- The 1989 Anastasi map has zero parks, green space or safe routes to schools.
- This development is on the LOVR corridor, what steps will be taken to protect pedestrians, cyclists and school children when you add approximately 400 people and 200 additional cars.
- The 1989 map doesn’t show the easement or multiple wells on this parcel that belong to ST water.
- The needs of LO are affordable housing, multi-family housing and parks
- How can the County allow 15 extensions when the subdivision map act states that a vesting tentative map expires in 24 months and allows 6 one year extensions. This project has had 15 extensions over 30 years.
- This project never came to LOCAC or the community of LO
Water Rights An Issue?
Pattern of behavior between S and T Water and GSW has been occurring since 1990. It’s a David and Goliath story. GSW has absorbed ST water territory twice now. First with the Monarch subdivision and now with the Anastasi project. Both times the same players have been involved. There is a PUC Court case pending on who is responsible to provide water to this parcel. Can this 1989 map be approved if we don’t even know who has the water rights?