Pismo Beach forming group to advise city on Chapman Estate

The Chapman House overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach.
The Chapman House overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

The city of Pismo Beach is accepting applications until 5 p.m. Jan. 10 for six vacancies on the Chapman Estate Advisory Commission, which will recommend regulations and uses for the property, and use of estate funds.

The City Council recently accepted the Chapman Estate as a gift from the late Clifford Chapman. The estate, at 1243 Ocean Blvd., becomes city property on Dec. 31.

The advisory commission will have a specific membership: one person from the Shell Beach Improvement Group; a San Luis Obispo Symphony board member; a San Luis Obispo Arts Council member; a neighborhood resident (defined as Cliff Avenue, Vista del Mar Avenue and Shell Beach Road); either a Shell Beach Garden Club member, or a student or staff member from Cal Poly’s Landscape Architecture or Horticulture and Crop Science departments; and one at-large member.

People interested in serving on the commission should mail applications to 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 or email ecano@pismobeach.org.

The council will interview and make appointments at a Jan. 21 meeting.

There also are vacancies on a Chapman Estate Task Force that will work with the commission to develop a framework for events at the estate.

For information on the task force, call Planning Manager Carolyn Johnson at 773-7043.