County staff issued a notice for hearing on the Short Term Rental (STR) ordinance. Due to conditions in Big Sur preventing accessibility to participate in this hearing, staff will be recommending continuing the hearing to a date uncertain. We have a status report and a draft of the ordinance that we will send out prior to the next hearing. County will re-notice the matter when we have a solution for full participation. Again, staff will recommend that the Commission continue the matter and request that testimony at the hearing on March 29, 2017 be limited to the question of continuance only.
Jacqueline R. Onciano
Planning Commission Secretary”
Resource Management Agency
Land Use Division
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Hello All, just read joint typhoon center weekly report and the Madden Joulian Oscillation (MJO) is not strengthening with NO pronounced signal. Moreover, the warming oceans off Peru and Ecuador-indicative of an El Nino or + ENSO- is more surface driven warmth and not being aided by upwelling of warm water from deep oceanic kelvin waves. The region could cool down to neutral sst’s soon from the feedback of clouds being generated off the warm oceans and reflecting the incoming hot solar radiation thus cooling the oceans to normal. In the short term our pattern could be drier than i was anticipating while the models have been seeing it dry to normal through mid April all along. However, long term month+ out model predictions have been off most of Winter and will be interesting to see how mid April weather dynamics set up. In the long term the positive ENSO values are very unstable from local influences (surface warmth vs deep ocean upwelling kelvin wave warmth) and we should know more by mid summer what to expect next year storm and rain wise in Central California. Nevertheless, the MJO development along the equator in the next couple months is a huge player in supporting “westerly wind bursts” around the equator, pushing the warm West Pacific water eastward and winning out against the easterly trade winds. If this begins soon subsequently moderate to strong wet El Ninos during our Winters in California almost always follow!
Cheers to mostly dry next week (March 31, Friday?), paul h
Thanks, Paul for the report. It will definitely be interesting to watch.
Love those STR’s !!