Design review board seeks applicants to fill vacancy

Ramona Design Review Board is seeking applicants to fill a community at-large position on the board.

The board meets the fourth Thursdays of eachmonth. Of the nine members on the board, one is from the Ramona Community Planning Group, one represents the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, and the others are from the community at-large.

The vacancy was created when Chris Anderson, who was the planning group’s representative, did not run for another term last fall on the RCPG. Jim Cooper, who joined the design review board as a member at-large last year, won a seat on the planning group in the November 2012 election. The planning group then approved him to be its representative to the design review board. That left a community at-large position open. Anderson has indicated that she is interested in serving in that position.

Anyone who wants to be considered for the seat is asked to attend the board’s April 25 or May 30 meetings. The meetings start at 7:30 p.m. in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.

Candidates must live, maintain a business, own property or be employed in the Ramona planning area to be considered for appointment to the board.

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 board nominations 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.

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

   
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