See Upcoming Events Section Below. Other Recent Activities (including meetings overview) now on “Recent Activities” page
NCAC Needs volunteers!!
Note that the date (April 25) for applying as a candidate for NCAC positions has passed . However, there are still some delegate and alternate positions open, which can be filled by appointment (and a vote of the NCAC). So, if you have any interest in being on the NCAC, and involved with your nearby community, here are the Openings:
Additionally, we welcome residents to join our committees — Land Use, Transportation/Traffic and Outreach.
If you have any questions about which area you live in, the area maps are on our “About/Area Maps” page.
NCAC meetings and Recent Items:
The November NCAC meeting was held on 15 November 2023, via Zoom. Link to the video from the meeting is HERE.
Items covered during the meeting included:
- Update on the Chumash Marine Sanctuary and the Wind Farm Program. Community input on the wind farm program.
- Update on the skate park
- Update on storm repairs – park stairs, seawalls, roads
- Continuing saga of abandoned Harvey St. house
- Plans for storm repair work on both parks and personal property
- Here are the latest links to NOAA's Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary:
The Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/chumash-heritage/
Here's a link to the 5 boundary proposals: https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/chumash/2023-chnms-boundary-alternative-maps.pdf
Here are links to the designation process:
Summaries of recent meetings and other activities may be found on the "Recent Activities" page, while meeting minutes may be found on the "Minutes of Meetings" page.
Following a recent meeting, county planner Kip Morais reached out to the Parks Department after the meeting and got this:
Based on discussions with planning staff on other storm damaged infrastructure along coast, per County regulations – emergency permits may be issued to implement temporary stabilization measures, and may require additional permits i.e. grading/ encroachment permit(s) as applicable. We determine this in consultation with Coastal Commission staff and other dept staff. After the emergency ceases, and within 30 days of issuance, a proper Minor Use Permit / Coastal Development permit application shall be submitted to have the improvements carefully reviewed in compliance with the County coastal codes and policies. This may result in possible removal and/or alterations of the improvement installed.
An emergency permit will not speed up the process for implementing the ultimate long term project, it is just a way to stabilize vulnerable infrastructure temporarily until a permanent fix can per fully designed permitted and implemented. The coastal accessways do not meet the criteria for an emergency permit. Here is the full code section below:
About the North Coast Advisory Council
San Luis Obispo County established interactive advisory councils serving as information conduits for unincorporated areas of the county. The North Coast Advisory Council (NCAC) was formed in 1996. The area covered by the NCAC ranges from Harmony going north to the Monterey County line, from the ocean going east to Rocky Butte.
Objectives: The NCAC is the North Coast community’s connection to decision-makers in county government on issues such as land use, planning, traffic and circulation, policing and code enforcement.
Our Mission: Establish an organization representative of the people of the North Coast Area in matters of civic interest, and to represent the community before all bodies, public and private, where the subject is appropriate to the objectives of the NCAC.
Council Members: NCAC members are elected by their neighbors to serve seven geographical voting areas in Cambria and one in San Simeon. These elected members serve two year terms. The Council also appoints representatives for business, agriculture, environment and Latina/Latino interests.
New Brochures (Mar 2022)
NCAC Printable Brochure (English)
NCAC Printable Brochure (Spanish)
See the NCAC Governing documents (by-laws, etc.) on the “About/Governing documents” page
If you have an interest in being a delegate, alternate, or on a committee, Contact us.
If you have interest in being either a delegate, alternate, or member of one of the NCAC committees, contact Karen Chrisman (Outreach Committee Chair), Brian Glusovich (NCAC Chair), or any of the NCAC delegates or committee members (see "About" page on website) or send email to outreach@NCACSLO.org
Contact Info for the SLO County Sheriff’s office
See the County Sheriff’s contact page, https://www.slosheriff.org/contact.php to contact various divisions of the Sheriff’s office
For Emergencies, as always, call 911
For non-emergencies, or if you’re unsure about what type of report to submit, call the sheriff’s dispatch at (805) 781-4550
For non-emergencies, The Public Safety Citizens Service Portal is available at http://report.citizenserviceportal.com/home/agency?agencycode=sloso . This will lead you to the most appropriate area for your online report (e.g., vandalism, graffiti, etc.)
The Cambria Community Healthcare District (CCHD) is conducting outreach sessions twice a month at Farmers Market. Hands-only CPR will be demonstrated at each session. This could well be a lifesaving skill, and is very easy to learn.
SLO County Building & Planning Websites (See additional SLO County codes/documents on the “About/Governing documents” page)
- SLO Home — https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/
- North Coast Area Plan -- Goals for Development within the North Coast Area
- Planning & Building – Minor Use Permits — https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/How-to-Apply-for-a-Permit-in-Unincorporated-SLO-Co/Land-Use-Zoning/Land-Use-Permits/Apply-for-a-Land-Use-Permit/Minor-Use-Permit.aspx
- Building & Construction, Unincorporated Areas — https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/How-to-Apply-for-a-Permit-in-Unincorporated-SLO-Co/Building-Construction.aspx
- Permit Info, by address (don’t use “exact phrase”) — https://energov.sloplanning.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/search
- Building Codes — https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Grid-Items/Codes-and-Ordinances.aspx