A columnist goes off the deep end in reporting on the San Luis Obispo's planning department: "City planning is an oxymoron." [Link corrected.]
"In a recent boldor baldmove, planners in San Luis Obispo [CA] decided to make a few discreet and momentous changes to the city's general plan, gutting language that provided some of the document's strongest municipal environmental shields... When the revised general plan and its eviscerated conservation element appeared before the planning commission several weeks ago for approval, an opposing front materialized, ready for war." Editor's note: Thanks to Matt Lyons for the updated link.
Thanks to Chris Steins
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