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Virtual Landmarks Commission Meeting August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Virtual Meeting

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Meeting Documentation


In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 August 4, 2020 Landmarks Commission meeting will be held virtually. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY NOT ATTEND THIS MEETING IN PERSON August 4, 2020 Landmarks Commission meeting will be facilitated virtually through Zoom.

Roll Call
Patricia Cullinan, First District
Stephanie McAllister, Second District
Bryan Much, Third District
Debra Watts, Fourth District
Eric Koenigshofer, Fifth District

Staff Members
Eric Gage, Planner III
Chelsea Holup, Secretary
Sheryl Schaffner, Deputy County Counsel

Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:

  1. Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone: Go to Meeting
    Password: 367828
  2. Call-in and listen to the meeting:
    Dial +1 (669) 900-9128
    Enter meeting ID: 950 8617 293
    Enter password: 367828

Public Comment Prior to the Meeting: Public Comment may be submitted via recorded voice message or email.

Voice Recorded Public Comment: To submit public comment via recorded message, please call (707) 565-6105 by 5pm Monday, August 3, 2020. State your name and the item number(s) on which you wish to speak. The recordings will be limited to three minutes. These comments may be played at the appropriate time during the hearing.

Email Public Comment: To submit an emailed public comment to the Landmarks Commission please email Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all Committee Members.

Public Comment During the Meeting Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting. EMAIL PUBLIC COMMENT: One may also email public comment to throughout the meeting. All emailed public comments will be forwarded to all members.

Disabled Accomodation: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Chelsea at (707) 565-6105 or by email by 12pm Monday August 3, ensure arrangements for accommodation. The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard provisions (below) for the duration of the public health emergency.

Item Number: 1
Time:3:00 PM
File Number: Wohler Road Bridge (Bridge No. 20C0155)
Staff: Jackson Ford
Applicant: County of Sonoma, Transportation and Public Works
Owner: N/A
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Mitigated Negative Declaration


Wohler Bridge update


Wohler Road over the Russian River


N/A, County Roadway/ Bridge

District: 4
Zoning:Resources and Rural Development (RRD) B6 20 (one dwelling per 20 acres), Floodway Combining District (F1) Floodplain Combining District (F2), Riparian Corridor with a 200 foot setback from structures and 100 foot setback from agriculture (RC200/100), Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)

No action necessary - informational only

Appeal Deadline:
Item Number: 2
Time:3:30 PM
Discussion:Consistency of Historic District signage
Item Number: 3
Time:3:45 PM
Discussion:Options and tools for notifying new property owners of Landmark and Historic District status of structures.

Other Business

  1. Reports – Commissioners
  2. Report – Staff
  3. Process Improvements
  4. Approval of Minutes- N/A

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 Brian Keefer at (707) 565-1908 or at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Public Appearances - The Landmarks 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 Landmarks Commission members.

The Landmarks 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 Landmarks 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, you will be called by the Chair. 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.

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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