This drawing was provided with proposal documents in Tuesday's agenda.

With all the disagreement at the county board meeting Tuesday, officials could have used some yoga to ease their tensions.
After one agenda item approval, they might have a place to practice the Hindu tradition in the not-too-distant future.
County supervisors deliberated over a proposed yoga center that caused some quarreling Tuesday but board members ended up making a unanimous ruling—that the proposal is a compatible use with the Williamson Act—which allows the facility to move ahead in the county planning process.
Supervisors voted 5-0 after comments from the public and other officials to find the yoga center is compatible with agricultural uses laid out in the state’s Williamson Act. It doesn’t mean the project gets a final approval, but does mean it can move forward in the application process.
The Isha Institute of Inner Sciences is a proposal on 62.77 acres at 423 Salinas Road near San Juan Bautista. It would include 12,100 square feet for the yoga building with patios and parking areas. It also would include a 25-acre native tree preserve and what the applicant describes as a natural setting.
The same group came before the county board about a year ago and received a 4-1 rejection on a compatible use ruling, with Supervisor Robert Rivas supporting the project at the time.
Isha center organizers, who came back with revisions after the prior rejection, at Tuesday’s board meeting needed supervisors to find the facility compatible with Williamson Act agricultural uses. Supervisors agreed with some conditions, such as removing proposed fencing from the plans.
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