OB Planning Board Agenda – Alcohol Permits and a Remodel on Santa Monica – Wed. March 1st

by on February 28, 2017 · 2 comments

in Culture, Economy, Environment, Ocean Beach

4655 Santa Monica – view from the street.

The Ocean Beach Planning Board has a few spicy items to juggle at their upcoming monthly meeting, held this Wednesday, March 1st, over at the OB Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Avenue.

Future Little Miss Brewing Co.

Alcohol Permits

One of the more juicy agenda items on the agenda is a Board review of an application for a new alcohol permit for OB’s latest beer pub – which hasn’t opened yet – Little Miss Brewing Company, at 4861  Newport Ave.

The taproom that is moving into the space where Smart Clips Salon and Parker’s gift shop used to be.

A second alcohol related item is a review of the results of an application for alcohol sales at the OB Shell station located at the very busy intersection of Voltaire and Sunset Cliffs. Alcohol is already sold at the mini-market across the street. And People’s sells organic wine. And Chris’ sells booze right down Sunset Cliffs from the Shell.

Aerial view of 4655 Santa Monica Ave.

4655 Santa Monica Rehab and Add-On

Yet, the most earthy part of the Board’s agenda is a permit application for a remodel and small addition of 350 square feet with a roof deck to an already existing house – a house that is only 975 square feet large – at 4655 Santa Monica Ave.

The project is just right up the hill from the OB Rec Center where the Board will be meeting. The Board will vote to either recommend or deny the application (or if a problem will punt it back to the owner/developer).

Sub-Committee on Short Term Vacation Rentals to Be Formed

Also on the agenda is an action item to form a sub-committee on short term vacation rentals.

By Laws Modifications and Election Stuff

The Board will review a proposal to modify the bylaws to allow Board applicants to collect signatures – a requirement for candidacy – from areas outside the planning district they’re running in.

OB has 7 planning districts and the Board is made up of 2 reps from each district. But at times, there’s not an eligible candidate available to represent a particular district, so applicants from outside the district are appointed to fill the empty seat. A modification will allow those persons to collect signatures from other areas – such as the one they reside or have business or property in.

And often someone appointed to a district who lives outside it will end up running for a seat in their own district once a vacancy appears.

On the other hand, OB has distinct districts – and it’s always good to have those living or owning business in the districts to be acquainted with those representing them. OB isn’t that big.

And More

Of course, there’s always the reports of the various reps of the politicos who represent OB.

Here is the official agenda:

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Dave February 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm

I’d be curious to see what the Santa Monica addition actually looks like, but it actually sounds quite modest in scope compared to some of the things we’ve seen come through in recent years.


Debbie March 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

Why not give every business an alcohol permit…that way it would be one less stop to shop:-)

Uber wiped out the need for taxi medallions so why not get rid of permits for alcohol?


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