Planner Danna Ortiz presented the Commissioners with a lengthy list of: allowed uses, conditional uses, primary uses, secondary uses, nonconforming uses, and even a number of unacceptable uses. The various Commissioners debated among themselves whether hotels, campgrounds, self-storage units, medical marijuana centers, gas stations, or warehouses should be included, excluded, or precluded. Restaurants with drive-up windows got turned down, as did residential housing as a primary use. Some Commissioners wanted clarity, with all acceptable uses spelled out, while another Commissioner opted for all uses to be considered conditional, so as not to, “give away any cards to developers.” The Staff spoke in favor of adhering to an edict of being “business friendly.” The IGA, LPA, and EDC were all discussed. Likewise PUD’s, ADU’s, and of course the Comp Plan. It was all quite “illuminating.” Now it will be up to Planner Ortiz to sift through all the data and compile something the PCDC can recommend to the BOT.
Perhaps the most noteworthy development, as the big hand inched ever closer to 9:45 p.m. (that’s daylight savings time of course), was the determination that the PCDC may not be able to seat a quorum for their March 28 meeting, when a scheduled public hearing about medical marijuana was supposed to take place. Oh that will go down well around town, I’m sure. Stay tuned, travel schedules change, and if a trip to the Middle East can be avoided, all systems are go.