Support Story Pole Policy June 24 – Calabasas City Council

Update: Support Story Poles! Attend the Council meeting on June 24 at 7:00 p.m. Link to Staff Agenda:

On Wednesday, June 27, the Calabasas City Council will be reviewing  ‘amended’ story pole policy. Click on the link above and read the staff report/procedures – item #7. Do you think the city’s planning staff accurately represented direction from Council – and – correctly reflected the Planning Commission recommendations?

It doesn’t appear that they have – which leaves us asking the question – why is the planning staff afraid of story poles? Required, consistent policy and procedures that cannot be discretionarily usurped by any one person should be adopted.

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Please arrive at the beginning of the meeting as the agenda item may be moved up.

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LVHF is advocating for consistent story pole policy for development projects throughout the region. The city of Malibu has implemented an excellent story pole policy that we support being used as a template in Calabasas and Agoura Hills.

We have similarly excellent story pole policy in unincorporated county – the Local Coastal Program (LCP) as well as in the North Area Plan (NAP).

On Thursday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m., “story poles” have been agendized for the Calabasas Planning Commission. Story poles, “tell the story – of the massing, height, bulk” of a proposed development project and its impact on our communities and viewshed. Story poles are a necessity – to give the public a real glimpse into assessing the true impacts of a development project.

Computer generated drawings are a great addition, but, cannot be substituted for actual erection of story poles. Story poles are unequivocally in the public’s best interest!