City Council Will Address Tattoo Parlors, SONGS Concerns
by Adam Townsend
Published : May 16, 2011
CALIFORNIA – The San Clemente City Council is slated to decide Tuesday where tattoo parlors will be allowed in the city.
City staffers put the item on the agenda in response to a business owner who wanted to open a tattoo parlor in a space on Del Mar. The Planning Commission shot down the idea on the grounds that a tattoo shop was too dissimilar to other businesses on the street.
The business owner’s attorney contacted the city to further discuss the matter, according the to agenda staff report. As a result, the city attorney suggested that the council specifically address the issue with some code amendments.
The staff report states that the space the tattoo parlor owner wanted to occupy was subsequently leased to someone else, rendering the point moot in this specific case, however.
Also at the meeting will be a presentation by opponents of the continued operation of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Gary Headrick, the founder of the local San Clemente Green environmental group, had asked the council to add some space on the agenda to allow nuclear plant opponents to formalize their concerns in a cohesive series of specific points.
Also on the agenda:
The council is set to extend the lease of the concession stand at the end of the San Clemente Pier for another year. The leaseholder is Randy Raneses.
U-Haul on Pico Avenue wants to improve and enclose its storage facility on Calle Lago, a narrow cul-de-sac off North El Camino Real, across from the Miramar Theater. The council will hold a public hearing on the matter.
The city will tweak its water use plan. State law requires all water providers to cut their water use by 20 percent by 2020. The city has already met that goal, moving from an average of 186 gallons per person, per day in the mid-1990s through 2005 to about 148 gallons per person, per day in 2010.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers, 100 Ave. Presidio.
Source : San Clemente Patch