San Luis Obispo
The airport land use commission is being asked to sign off on a proposed zone change that would eventually allow a tire dealer to move to the site where the Starlight Cafe now sits closed.
The change in zoning is being processed by the City of San Luis Obispo and affects the 3.77-acre property on Calle Joaquin Road that currently also is home to Motel 6 and AAA Auto Insurance. Those businesses would not leave.
America Tire Company wants to move on to the Starlight Cafe site, according to Pam Ricci of the city planning department.
The land use body will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the county government center, 1955 Monterey St., to act on the request.
— Bob Cuddy
Arroyo Grande officials will hold the first of three budget workshops Thursday to get public input on draft goals presented by city staff.
The goals will be used to develop the city’s two-year budget for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13.
The second workshop will focus on a presentation of budget strategies, and the final workshop will be to present the recommended budget.
The first meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Women’s Club and Arroyo Grande Community Center, located at 211 Vernon St. The second workshop will be March 24 at 6 p.m. at the same location; the third workshop will be at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 215 E. Branch St.
For more information, call 473-5400.
— Cynthia Lambert
Arroyo Grande’s swinging bridge closed Monday for construction at the Village Green/Centennial Park in the Village.
The project is expected to last about 40 days, said Doug Perrin, director of the city’s Recreation and Maintenance Services.
The work will include improvements to the existing gazebo and lawn area; extending the creek-side path sidewalk; redesign and relocation of planters; creation of a brick area to recognize sponsors and a pedestal for a centennial commemorative plaque; installation of a flag pole; relocation of the existing electrical service; and relocation of existing benches.
The Arroyo Grande City Council on Jan. 25 awarded the $216,722 contract to Maino Construction.
— Cynthia Lambert