Advisory council seeks volunteer to fill alternate slot

ktanner@thetribunenews.comFebruary 9, 2013 

The Cambria-area planning advisory group hopes to fill an empty seat on the council soon, so one area of Cambria can have its full roster of representatives, one regular member and one alternate.

North Coast Advisory Council Area 5 is comprised of the area between Main Street and Highway 1. Alternate member volunteers have to live within that area and be at least 18 years old.

The current regular member for that area is Roland Soucie.

At the council’s Jan. 16 meeting, Bruce Fosdike was confirmed as the alternate member for another Cambria neighborhood, Area 7, which includes the Top of the World and mid-Lodge Hill neighborhoods and is bounded by Ardath and Pineridge drives, Strawberry Canyon, Benson Avenue, one block of Wales Road and Berwick Drive. 

Fosdike replaces Amanda Rice, who resigned from the council because she’s now a member of the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors.

Fosdike retired in 2009 from his career as a Cal Fire training officer in San Luis Obispo. The Fosdike family moved to Cambria from Cayucos that same year.

The council recommends actions to 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson and, through his office, to other county agencies and departments. NCAC members review items ranging from countywide land-use regulations to where and how to put up a home, business, cellular phone tower or stop signs.

The unpaid advisors serve two-year terms and serve on specific committees, such as land use or traffic. Members can serve more than one term.

For maps and the most current NCAC meeting agendas and minutes, go to For details, attend the next NCAC meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Rabobank, 1070 Main St.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct the name of the Area 5 representative.

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