Supervisors appoint Piva to new citizen’s review committee
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors appointed Ramona Community Planning Group Chair Jim Piva on Wednesday to serve on a new citizen’s review committee that is designed to help the county improve its land use permitting process.
Piva was one of seven members selected by the supervisors at their April 24 meeting.
The Land Development Performance Review Committee will report to the board and “will work with county staff to develop ways to measure land use performance to show that permitting process improvements are working — making the system faster and less expensive without compromising quality,” according to the county.
Committee membership was to include people representing the building/engineering industry; the environmental community; property owners; local developers; planning and land use consultants and/or technical experts in related fields; and the county’s two largest districts, Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s District 2 and Supervisor Bill Horn’s District 5.
The seven appointees are:
•Piva, representing District 2
•Eileen Delaney, Fallbrook Community Sponsor Group member representing District 5
•Chris Brown, land-use consultant
•Doug Logan, owner of Rancho Coastal Engineering & Surveys
•Paul Smith, owner of Escondido-based construction inspection company, Inspections Made EZ
•Ted Shaw, principal with San Diego-based Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering
•Biologist Joe Thompson
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in August 2012 to establish the Land Development Performance Review Committee as one of several actions designed to help improve the land use processes for residents of the county’s unincorporated areas. Those areas cover more than 3,500 square miles and nearly two dozen communities, including Ramona.
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