By Jim Shilander
At a meeting honoring the recently completed work of the General Plan Advisory Committee last Tuesday, members of the committee pressed the three members of the City Council present to fulfill a promise to meet with the body before the Council makes its own decisions on what would be in the General Plan.
Alan Korsen, one of two chairman of GPAC, told the council members present that after the Advisory Commission finishes its work revising the General Plan, members of GPAC would like to meet with the Council to discuss the reasoning behind their initial decisions.
“We’ve been promised that almost since the very beginning,” Korsen said.
Chief among the concerns, Korsen noted, was the Planning Commission’s rejection of GPAC’s proposed two-story height limit for downtown San Clemente. There were also a number of other, smaller issues, Korsen said, such as GPAC’s limit on drive-thru restaurants. Korsen said the body simply wanted to make the reasons behind their initial decisions understood by the council.
City manager George Scarborough indicated that it was likely that any meeting between the two bodies would not take place until 2013, though he and members of the City Council did say that a meeting would indeed take place.