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Combined Board of Zoning Adjustments and Planning Commission Meeting

May 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Hearing Room
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

Meeting Documentation


Roll Call
Dick Fogg
Todd Tamura
Komron Shahhosseini
Ariel Kelley
John Lowry, Chair

Staff Members
Milan Nevajda
Eric Gage
Crystal Acker
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Deputy County Counsel

  • 1:00 PM Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance. Please Be Courteous - Turn off cell phones and pagers while the meeting is in session.
  • Approval of Minutes – N/A
  • Correspondence
  • Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors Actions
  • Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File Number: PLP16-0006
Staff: Eric Gage
Applicant: County of Sonoma
Owner: N/A
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15308 (Actions by regulatory agencies for the protection of the environment).


Amend the General Plan to apply the Scenic Landscape Unit designation to approximately 3,108 parcels, and adopt an ordinance amending the Zoning Database to add the SR combining district to the same parcels to implement the Scenic Landscape Unit designation and policies, consistent with exhibits and attachments herein. Remove Scenic Landscape Unit designation applied in error to Highway 101 right of way.


North County



District: 1 and 4



Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Board of Zoning Adjustments: Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:2:00 PM
File Number: UPC17-0036
Staff: Crystal Acker
Applicant: KJM Data and Research, LLC.
Owner: N/A
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Categorically exempt per Section 15301(a) (Existing Facilities), as an existing facility involving negligible expansion of use in an existing industrial building involving only interior


Request for a five-year limited term use permit for: 1) 15,390 square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation and 96 square feet of indoor wholesale nursery cultivation (total canopy area 15,486 square feet utilizing tiered racking systems), 2) 2,270 square feet of propagation, and 3) on-site processing of site-grown plants, non-volatile manufacturing, and distribution/ transportation within a total leased area of 23,111 square feet within an existing 103,043 square foot industrial building on an 11.3-acre Heavy Industrial zoned (M2) property. The applicant is currently operating 1,824 square feet of indoor cultivation and non-volatile manufacturing under the Penalty Relief program.


256 Sutton Place, Suite 104, Santa Rosa



District: 5

Heavy Industrial (M2), Riparian Corridor 100-foot development setback (RC100/25), Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)


Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

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 Arielle Kohn at (707) 565-1947 or at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Public Appearances – The Board of Zoning Adjustments 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. Public Comments on items not listed on the agenda may be held from 1:05 PM to 1:25 PM with the balance of comments at the end of the agenda. Comments may be 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 Board of Zoning Adjustments 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 Board of Zoning Adjustments 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 Sonoma, 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 Board of Zoning Adjustments after distribution of the Agenda packet are available for public inspection at the above address. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.

Uncontested Calendar – All items listed on the uncontested calendar are considered to be routine. The Chair will open the public hearing on all items simultaneously. If no one from the public addresses the Board, the hearing will be closed and the items may be acted upon with a single majority vote.

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.

Agenda Posting – Public engagement is an important part of the County of Sonoma’s permitting and land use decision making process. You are invited to view the online meeting agendas for upcoming meetings and attend public meetings to participate in this public process. The Planning Agency, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting agendas are posted at least 3 days prior to public meetings. When possible, we aim to post them further in advance.

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 others 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.

Contact Information

Arielle Wright
Permit & Resource Management Department
County of Sonoma
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Meeting Location

Board of Supervisors Chambers

575 Administration Drive

Room 102-A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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