Candidate Filing Opens for Peninsula Community Planning Board

by on January 30, 2018 · 0 comments

in Ocean Beach

Deadline Is March 1st

By Don Sevrens

Want to make a difference in the Peninsula community?

The candidate filing period has opened for five of the 15 seats on the Peninsula Community Planning Board.  The deadline for filing is Thursday March 1. The election itself will be Thursday March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Point Loma Branch Library.

The planning board is an elected advisory body that has first say on important projects as well as influencing the City on important planning concepts.

“It is an interesting and satisfying way to perform a vital community service,” said Fred Kosmo, election chair.

“Leaders of the Peninsula planning board and Point Loma Association were instrumental in plugging a loophole that threatened to allow four-story buildings in all of Roseville. Some committee members are players in the FAA flight paths/ airport noise issue. Others are identifying dangerous intersections and calling them to the attention of the City.”

Ever wonder how that horrible project you dislike got approved?

“Some projects are allowed to bypass planning boards,” Kosmo explained. “The planning board has committee members working to change that.”

Board member terms are for three years. Candidates must be 18, live or own property in the district (basically the Peninsula except for Ocean Beach, and the Midway District). Candidates must have attended one regular PCPB meeting within the previous 12 months.

The candidates forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday March 1 at the branch library counts.

Applications can be downloaded on the PCPB website under the Elections tab. Email completed applications to: and The deadline for receipt of applications is on or before the March 1 Candidates Forum.

The election itself is on a proof of residency basis. Proof of residency, business operation or property ownership is required as well as photo identification. A current utility bill sent to a street address, not P.O. Box, is acceptable.

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