Story about the poles

Policy changes help give public a better idea of building size

DISCUSSION—Story poles, like ones above in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains, depict how tall and wide a building will be before it is built. Calabasas recently altered its policy on the poles. Acorn file photoThe Calabasas Planning Commission has been granted additional powers over when and where to deploy story poles, those vertical stakes connected by banners, mesh and other materials sometimes planted on open ground that give passersby a sense of the size and scale of buildings being planned...

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