The OB Planning Board will be hosting a “Candidates’ Forum” at its monthly meeting this Wed., March 5th. This will give candidates for the Board running for the March 11 election a chance to address the community.
The Board meeting will start at 6pm sharp and is held in the meeting room at the OB Rec Center, 4826 Santa Monica Ave. on this Wednesday. Scheduled for 7pm, the Candidates Forum may be especially important as a number of people are running as “write-in” candidates, individuals not on the official ballot.
Also on the agenda is the 4766 Brighton Avenue project, a somewhat controversial project proposing two 2-story houses upon the demolition of the old, single-story house on a 5,000 square foot lot. The Project Review Committee of the Board failed to either approve or deny the project and punted it to the full Board to consider. A number of neighbors registered their complaints about the project at that meeting.
Board members had suggested to the developer several ideas on how to improve the design so as to not block out sunshine and light of neighbors. The developer promised to alter his drawings for this meeting, pledging to incorporate some of the suggested changes.
(Here’s the latest review of the different planning districts within OB. And here’s the link to the OB Planning Board website on its annual election.)
Here’s the official agenda: