Planning Commission Meets Tonight

Looking on the agenda for the Tustin City Planning Commission tonight, the issue of Tattoo Parlor regulation has returned. This issue was tabled at the last meeting of the Commission for what Chairman Jeff Thompson referred to as “time management” issues (Maybe he had to make an Angels game later). The Commission is expected to approve the ordinance as recommended in the Agenda Report. Unless you are just vehemently opposed to body are facilities, this is a non-issue. The Commission and staff have done a good job of insuring the safety of our residents while facilitating possible purveyors of the art to practice their craft.

In regular business, the Commission will approve the minutes of their workshop on non-conforming structures that was held before their last meeting. I have been waiting for these minutes as there was no video available, for some reason, and the whole discussion is a mystery. OK, not really, as there was an agenda, the meeting was an open meeting and the public was allowed to attend. Also, there should be a transcript of the discussion around which we may ask the city for. We’ll keep you posted.

Unfortunately, we will not have those minutes before the commission acts on Agenda Item 5, regarding non-conforming structures. This ordinance has the potential to change the face of Old Town Tustin historical residences. The issue came to the forefront because of the Fairbanks property. Although that property has been specifically excluded, every other structure in Old Town has the potential to be affected. In looking over the agenda reports and verbatim minutes of a city council meeting held on the matter, it appears the intention may be to place the burden of proof regarding non-conforming and alleged illegal structures on the homeowner. Hopefully, the planning commission will scrutinize this ordinance before sending a recommendation to the city council. Every resident of Old Town should attend this meeting.

Everything else appears to be run of the mill stuff. It should be a quick meeting. As always, we will report to you, one way or the other.

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About Jeff Gallagher

I am a retired peace officer from the 2nd largest law enforcement agency in Orange County. I live in and love Tustin where my family and I have resided for the past 22 years. I am a highly moderate libertarian that despises hardcore Republicans, Democrats and anyone else who is not willing to compromise for the good of the people.

Posted on September 27, 2011, in Local Government, orange county, Politics and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Planning Commission Meets Tonight.

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