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Dec 23, 2005

Calif. County Delays Action On 1896 Subdivision Map

San Luis Obispo County supervisors Tuesday delayed a decision to allow a developer to use a map recorded in 1896 for developing a 10.6 acre tract with 13 homes the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported.

In delaying the action county supervisors cited two factors:
  • City of Paso Robles officials and neighbors of the project may not have been adequately notified
  • Concern of the precedent such an action would have.

As posted previously, the decision has ramifications far beyond the property in question. It is believed that there are hundreds of such, "antiquated subdivision maps." Validating such maps would allow property owners to use to the old maps in developing their property and greatly restrict planning official's ability to regulate the new developments.