Design board seeks applicants

Anyone interested in serving on the Ramona Design Review Board is asked to attend the board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.

The terms of three of the nine board members end in September and two of the members, Carole Wylie and Reed Settle, have said they are not seeking another term. Wylie has been a member of the board for 18 years.

Chair Debi Klingner’s term also expires in September. Klingner said she would like to remain on the board.

Design Review Board candidates must live, maintain a business, own property or be employed in the Ramona planning area to be considered for appointment. Terms are for three years. Members represent the community at large.

The board is advisory to the San Diego County Department of Planning and Land Use and is a required step in the development approval process for the following types of projects in the Ramona Community Planning Area: all commercial development, industrial development, multi-family residential development on land zoned for more than 7.3 dwelling units per acre, and some major use permits.

Board members review project site planning, architecture, landscape design and details such as signage and lighting.

All nominations to the board will be reviewed by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. In selecting candidates, emphasis is given to those with backgrounds in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, fine arts and construction.

The board meets the last Thursday of the month.

The other six members on the board are Chris Anderson, Carol Close, Rob Lewallen, Evelyn McCormick, Greg Roberson and Daniel Vengler.

More information about Ramona’s design review guidelines is online at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/docs/DRB/R-GUI.pdf. Other information about the group is at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/docs/FS_Ramona_DRB.pdf.

   
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