Planning Director to Retire After 22 Years

Robert Stanley

Robert Stanley will retire from his position as La Cañada Flintridge’s director of Community Development at the end of April, he wrote in an email Wednesday.
“I will definitely miss being part of this city and helping to maintain the high standards for the community,” said Stanley, who started working for LCF in September 1996 and took over as director in January 1998.
He leads the city’s busiest department. At last week’s State of the City address, then-Mayor Michael Davitt shared some statistics about the Community Development Department’s workload in the previous year: 1,724 plan checks, 439 code enforcement cases and 37 planning cases while responding to an average of 1,100 customer service requests per month. Continue reading “Planning Director to Retire After 22 Years”

City Moves Toward Permanent Accessory Dwelling Ordinance

The city is working on a permanent ordinance to levy rules on accessory dwelling units (such as guest houses) in San Marino after enacting an urgency ordinance to extend the interim one passed in December.
The new regulations are in response to mandates passed by the state legislature. Both the state assembly and state senate voted last year to restrict how municipal and county governments can regulate accessory dwelling units, or ADUs.
“Recognizing the importance of ADUs in addressing California’s severe housing crisis, these amendments help reduce development barriers and expand potential capacity to build ADUs,” Mayor Dr. Richard Sun explained in an emailed statement. Continue reading “City Moves Toward Permanent Accessory Dwelling Ordinance”