Sizeable Increase In Online
Permits Highlights PDS Building Annual Statistics
PDS Building Services Divisionís annual statistics
reflect growing popularity of online permit processing.
Building permits issued online increased more than 170%
during the 2014-2015 County fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, and
accounted for nearly 53% of the roughly 13,000 building permits issued
overall. In the previous fiscal year, online permits represented
about 24% of the overall total.
Through the Countyís Accela Citizen Access portal, PDS
offers online application and issuance for several minor residential
permit types, including roof-mounted solar photovoltaic systems.
Other PDS Building statistics of note for the fiscal
The total number of
building permits issued increased 21%
672 permits were issued
for new single-family dwellings, also a 21% increase
The average wait time
at County Permit Center counters was less than 25 minutes
For residential and
commercial projects requiring submittal, the average turnaround
time for initial review was 18 days
PDS Gets Active!
In 2014, the County was awarded a California Active
Transportation Program grant to develop an Active Transportation Plan
(ATP). The ATP will update and integrate these existing County plans
New Pedestrian Gap
Analysis: existing conditions for sidewalk and pathway networks
The ATP is expected to take about two years to develop.
PDS will kick it all off with a public outreach effort this fall.
Staff will begin to engage stakeholders in order to obtain their
feedback on the plansí development. Community Planning and Sponsor
Groups will also be contacted for their input and participation.
Community residents and any other interested individuals or groups are
also encouraged to visit the ATP project website and contact
Everett Hauser, Project Manager, at 858-694-2412 or via email at email@example.com
for any additional information or questions. The ATP grant is funded
and administered by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
Neighborhood Blight Removed!
A neighbor contacted PDS Code
Compliance about a property nearby that had a large amount of trash
and junk in the yard. The property owner was also allowing someone to
live in an RV which is not allowed under County Code.
made a site visit and spoke with the property owner. Everything got
cleaned up in less than 30 days and the RV moved!
Land Use/Environmental Planner I
Bronwyn may be a familiar face to
some of you as she has been working as a consultant in the Project
Planning Division since March 2014. Bronwyn now joins PDS as a Land
Use/Environmental Planner I, with over 6 years of planning
experience. She earned her Bachelorís degree in Planning at the
University of Auckland. Weíre happy to welcome Bronwyn permanently to
our PDS team.
Land Use/Environmental Planner I
Leanne joins PDS as a Land
Use/Environmental Planner I in the Geology section of the Project Planning
Division. She has more than 15 years of experience in the
environmental and engineering consulting industry. Leanne earned her
Bachelorís degree in Geology from San Diego State University. With
her knowledge and experience, Leanne is sure to be a valuable
addition to PDS and the Project Planning Team.
Did You Know?
was discovered in the Cuyamaca Mountains in
1870. Towns and encampments of Coleman City, Branson City, Eastwood,
Julian, and Banner sprang up to support miners and the gold rush.
First a mining camp called Stonewall (1873-1876), and then the company
town of Stratton (1887-1888) which was renamed Cuyamaca
City (1888-1906). At its peak, Cuyamaca
City had a population of 500 and served the Stonewall Mine. The town
was abandoned after mining operations ceased, and few traces of it
exist. The site of the town now lies within Cuyamaca
Rancho State Park.