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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

May 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Hearing Room
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464712, -122.72334

Meeting Documentation

Agenda

Roll Call
Todd Tamura
Komron Shahhosseini
Cameron Mauritson for Ariel Kelley
John Lowry for Pamela Davis
Dick Fogg, Chair

Staff Members
Jennifer Barrett
Scott Orr
Crystal Acker
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Leslie A. Thomsen, Deputy County Counsel

Item Number: 1
Time:1:05 PM
File Number: PLP17-0005
Staff: Scott Orr
Applicant: Nancy King, Pets Lifeline Inc
Owner: Pets Lifeline, Inc.
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc: Categorical Exemption (15301 – Existing Facilities and 15302 – Replacement or Reconstruction)
Proposal:

Request for 1) General Plan Amendment from the LI (Limited Industrial) designation to the LC (Limited Commercial) designation; 2) Zone Change from M3 (Limited Rural Industrial) to C2 (Retail Business and Service); 3) Use Permit for an animal shelter; and 4) Design Review for remodeling and expansion of an existing animal shelter facility on a 0.61 acre parcel.

Location:

19686 8th St E, Sonoma

APN: 127-302-016
District: 1
Zoning:

M3 (Limited Rural Industrial) VOH (Valley Oak Habitat)

Action:
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:
Commissioner: Tamura
Commissioner: Shahhosseini
Commissioner: Mauritson
Commissioner: Lowry
Commissioner: Fogg

Ayes:
Noes:
Absent:
Abstain:

Item Number: 2
Time:2:10 PM
File Number: UPC17-0023
Staff: Crystal Acker
Applicant: Charles Wang
Owner: Johnny Wang Living Trust
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Statutory Exemption 15270, a project which a public agency rejects or disapproves

Proposal:

Request for a Use Permit for a 2,200 square foot commercial cannabis mixed light nursery within an existing 23,040 square foot greenhouse on a 5.87-acre parcel.

Location:

5000 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma

APN: 068-020-030
District: 2
Zoning:

DA (Diverse Agriculture), B6 30/3 (30-acre density with 3-acre minimum), SR (Scenic Resources – Community Separator and Scenic Corridor), VOH (Valley Oak Habitat)

Action:
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:
Commissioner: Tamura
Commissioner: Shahhosseini
Commissioner: Mauritson
Commissioner: Lowry
Commissioner: Fogg

Ayes:
Noes:
Absent:
Abstain:

ADA Accessibility: The County of Sonoma does not discriminate on the basis of disability and no person shall,by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or activities. This hearing is located in an accessible facility. If you wish to request a copy of the Agenda in an alternate format, or would like to attend this meeting and will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact Deisy Vargas at (707) 565-1947 or Deisy.Vargas@sonoma-county.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Public Appearances – The Planning Commission invites public participation regarding the affairs of the County. Any person desiring to speak on any matter which is not scheduled on this agenda may do so. Comments are limited to three minutes, or as imposed at the discretion of the Chair. Under State Law, matters presented during public appearances cannot be discussed or acted upon by the Planning Commission members.

Items scheduled on the agenda In order to expedite the meeting, it is requested that you fill out a speaker card before speaking.

The Planning Commission also invites interested persons to submit written comments and presentation which will be entered into the permanent record. Written comments and presentations may be submitted prior to the meeting by mail addressed to: Permit and Resource Management Department, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. You may also hand-deliver comments and presentations to the above address. Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the Agenda packet are available for public inspection at the above address. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Public Hearings are conducted at the time stated on the agenda, or after the stated time if another item takes longer. County staff will first give a brief report, followed by the applicant’s presentation not to exceed 10 minutes.

If you wish to speak on an item which appears on this agenda, please fill out a speaker card and drop it in the box near the staff table. You will be called by the Chair in the order received. The meetings are recorded and all testimony must be given through the microphone or submitted in writing. Please state your name and address upon approaching the microphone. Each person may speak only once and is usually granted 3 minutes. Time limits are at the discretion of the Chair. Questions raised by the public are to be directed to the Commission. At the end of the hearing, the Commission may ask staff or the applicant to respond to any questions raised during the hearing.

Please be respectful of the speakers and the varying points of view. No clapping, booing, or speaking out of turn. At the end of the hearing, the applicant will be given an opportunity to respond to the comments received. The Chair will close the public hearing and once the hearing is closed, no further public comments can be received. The Commission will then discuss the issues and make a decision by motion and roll call vote.

If you wish to speak on an item under discussion by the Planning Commission which appears on this agenda, you may do so upon receiving recognition from the Chairperson. State your name and address for the record before making your presentation. All hearings are taped. Time limitations on public testimony are limited to three minutes, or as imposed at the discretion of the Chair.

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