Permit fees for Dan De Vaul's Sunny Acres won't be waived, supervisors say

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday declined to waive permit fees to correct unpermitted construction on Dan De Vaul’s ranch at 10660 Los Osos Valley Road just west of the San Luis Obispo city limits.

County planners had recommended the denial for the three structures, which planners said were either built or altered without permits. They cited the so-called stucco barn, a dairy barn and fieldworker bathrooms.

De Vaul conceded the structures were illegal, but said they were put up with the intention of helping the homeless. He asked supervisor if they were trying to “bury Sunny Acres.”

Supervisors invoked what they called a long history of uncooperative behavior by De Vaul toward the county. He has claimed that the county is intransigent and has singled him out.

The unanimous vote followed a brief hearing.