Fallbrook CPG to continue virtual meeting for December
Last updated 12/2/2021 at 11:23pm
Village News Reporter
The Dec. 20 meeting of the Fallbrook Community Planning Group will be virtual rather than in person.
The planning group’s Nov. 15 meeting discussed the possibility of a return to in person meetings, but a 10-3 vote with two members not able to participate approved the motion to continue meeting remotely.
“I’m just trying to find a solution that fits everybody,” said planning group chair Eileen Delaney.
A 13-0 vote Nov. 15 approved continuing virtual committee meetings. “It doesn’t preclude us from meeting for site tours,” Delaney said.
Planning group member Victoria Stover works for the State of California as a health care worker and is under significant restrictions if she has personal contact with others. “I have to write everybody I am with on a list and send it to the state,” she said.
The information Stover must provide the state includes health information about her contacts. “There are just things that I am not willing to ask you guys,” she said.
Court decisions may be more favorable to Stover, and she may also be able to escape the healthcare industry by the end of the calendar year. “By Dec. 31 that could no longer be an issue for me,” she said.
In-person communication has advantages. “It’s easier to have discussions,” Delaney said.
An in-person meeting allows for inspection of an applicant’s plans. “That has been so much better in person,” said planning group member Steve Brown. “Interested parties have always been able to attend and do attend.”
Planning group member Roy Moosa noted that applicants and other members of the public are separated from the planning group members at in-person meetings while they are on the same set of squares for virtual meetings. “I actually think that’s to the advantage of the applicant to be virtual,” he said.