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See  Upcoming Events Section Below. Other Recent Activities (including meetings overview) now on “Recent Activities” page

NCAC Needs volunteers!!

Note that the date 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:

  • Agricultural representative

  • Area 8 (Lodge Hill, Top of the World) Alternate

  • Business alternate

  • Hispanic alternate

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.

Events

NCAC meetings and Recent Items:

  • The last regular NCAC monthly meeting was on Wednesday, 21 February 2024, via Zoom. Agenda for the meeting is on "Meeting Agenda" page. Video of the meeting is available via YouTube at this LINK. Minutes of the meeting will be on the "Minutes of Meetings" page when they are available. Below are some items discussed at the meeting:

    • The county Board of Supervisors is investigating an Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) for SLO county. While the initial BOS meeting on this has passed, residents are still able to pass comments on the IRC to the BOS. Links on the website provide for comments to the BOS.

    • SLOCOG and SLO county Public Works have both expressed concern about Cambria roadways and the increasing number of deer strikes in the area. The  issue of deer strikes along Hwy 1 in Cambria is being raised by community members who are advocating the Transportation and Wildlife resources community for a timely solution. Here is the SLOCOG 5 year investment plan, which will be voted upon within the county. LINK

    • AT&T is requesting the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to allow AT&T to do the following:

      • Application 23-03-002: regarding the application of AT&T California to Withdraw its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation

      • Application 23-03-003: regarding the application of AT&T California for Relief from its Carrier of Last Resort Obligation

      • Instructions on the NCAC website provide info on presenting comments to the California Public Utilities Commission

      • Supervisor Gibson indicated that, as this is a California Public Utilities Commission responsibility, his office has no direct involvement.

    • The SLO planning commission is meeting on Thursday, 22 February at 9AM. One of the discussion topics will be the Cambria Christmas market. Note that the county recommendation is for a 15 year permit duration, while staff recommends a 10 year duration. NCAC will attend the Planning Commission meeting, with a series of recommendations which were voted on at the regular NCAC meeting. These recommendations included:

      • Move the shuttle pick-up location off Main St. 

      • Limit the duration of the market to Christmas Day (not till New Years)

      • Offer complimentary passes to Cambria residents

      • Expand the Christmas Market website to better identify local businesses

      • Limit permit duration to 10 years.

    • 2024 agenda and related documents have been posted to the website and available for your review: Agenda and Item Documents Link.  

  • The last NCAC Land Use Committee Meeting was held, via Zoom, on Monday 12 February 2024 at 1PM.  Referral to be discussed is for the Przybyslawski Minor Use Permit/CDP at 2675 Sherwood Drive in the community of Cambria; link to the plan is HERE

  • Several people have indicated, over the past months, an interest in NCAC’s newsletter. In fact, we have a page where people can subscribe to the newsletter, and to any of four specific areas of interest. Unfortunately, because of a lack of people-power, we’ve been unable to get this newsletter going. In fact, we are removing the page from our website. As you may know, we’re currently suffering from a lack of volunteers for various positions. More information on this decision, and alternative sources for NCAC and community info, see the "Recent Activities" page. 

  • Note that some recent links have been added below. These include items which CCSD has sent to various committees for study. Also, we've provided links to allow interested parties to comment on the proposed Morro Bay Windfarm project. 

  • The county Board of Supervisors is investigating a Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) for SLO county. While the initial BOS meeting on this has passed, residents are still able to pass comments on the IRC to the BOS. You can send a message for all Board members at:   boardofsups@co.slo.ca.us  (be sure to put IRC in the subject line). 

  • Also, AT&T is requesting the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to allow AT&T to do the following:

    • Application 23-03-002: regarding the application of AT&T California to Withdraw its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation

    • Application 23-03-003: regarding the application of AT&T California for Relief from its Carrier of Last Resort Obligation

    • Please visit apps.cpuc.ca.gov/c/A2303002 to submit a public comment about AT&T California’s application to withdraw its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier designation.

    • Please visit apps.cpuc.ca.gov/c/A2303003 to submit a public comment about AT&T California’s application for relief from its Carrier of Last Resort Obligations.

  • The Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) is considering incorporation (becoming a city). In order to fully understand the pros and cons of this, there are some file links to look at:

    • Report on Revenue Enhancement for the Cambria Community Services District, Available HERE​​

    • Pros and Cons of Incorporation, available HERE.

    • Current CCSD Budget (FY 2023/24), available HERE

  • The last NCAC monthly  (January) meeting was on 17 January 2024; Video recording from the meeting is  HERE. The meeting covered a number of subjects, including:

    • Water Reclamation Facility – CCSD General Manager McElhennie and Jim Green, Utilities Department Manager

    • Status of Public Works repairs from earlier (including early 2023) storms – especially including the situation on Pine Knolls drive

    • Guest speaker – Amanda Davis and Sheri Hafer from REACT (Responsible Energy Adaptation for California’s Transition) – provided an alternative view to the Central Coast Wind Project. Link to the REACT presentation on Wind Farms is HERE. Additional links have been added, to allow residents to comment on the Morro Bay Windfarm project. These include:

      • Coastal Commission review of MBWEA -- HERE

      • California Offshore Wind Fact Sheet from the CA Energy Commission -- HERE

    • Update on fire insurance (CFSFG)

    • Update on proposed and approved plans for bicycle/walking paths in Cambria (NCAC Transportation – Kermit Johansson)

    • Any update from county re storm damage repair (e.g., Lampton Park, seawall at Harvey/Sherwood, Leffingwell Landing, etc.)

    • Meet the new Fire Chief

    • Video of the meeting and minutes (when available) will contain info on above subjects

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:

Emergency Permit  https://library.municode.com/ca/san_luis_obispo_county/codes/county_code?nodeId=TIT23COZOLAUS_CH23.03PERE_23.03.045EMPE 

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.)

Healthcare Notes

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)

Link to County Code on Residential Vacation Rentals

23.08.165 – Residential Vacation Rentals

Map of Licensed SLO County Vacation Rentals

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