The OB Planning Board held their monthly meeting Wednesday night, May 4th – and they were presented with the grand, final version of the OB Community Plan, they appointed two new people to the Board, approved one project on Bacon and decided not to vote on a controversial project at Abbott and Muir.
Two new people were appointed to the Board. Vivian McCardle, a resident of Del Monte Avenue, was appointed to District 1. McCardle is active in the wild parrot group, SoCal Parrots – and the recent spate of shootings is what has motivated her to get involved in the community. When asked, one of her biggest concerns is that Airbnb, the short-term vacation rental giant, is not being taxed enough. She had polled residents in the district and some of their biggest complaints were noise, lack of parking, street sweepers that don’t show up.
The other appointee was William Corwin, who identified himself with environmental activists at OB People’s Food Co-op. Corwin was appointed to District 2. One of his biggest concerns is the cutting down or over-trimming of trees in the right-of-way, especially along some of OB’s business streets. When queried about OB’s floor area ratio of 0.70, Corwin said he supported it and would “fight for it”.