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Code Enforcement Appeal/Abatement Hearing 

March 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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


Hearing Officer:  Michael Gogna

Note:  Hearings will not start prior to the scheduled time, however, start times may be delayed if a hearing runs longer than the allotted time.

Item Number: 1
Time:9:00 AM
File Number: VBU18-0684, VPL18-0685, VPL18-0222
Owner: Cavedale Legacy LLC C/o Peter Petroni

990 Cavedale Road, Sonoma



Staff:Michael Carey
Violation:To consider the abatement of conversion of Ag Exempt (AEX06-0044) to Commercial Kitchen.  Large events without approved Use Permit in Type 3 Cave per CBC Sec.446.
Item Number: 2
Time:10:00 PM
File Number: VBU19-0016, 0017, 0018, 0019, 0020, 0021. VPL19-0039, VPL19-0111
Owner: Gordenker Turkey Farm Inc.

101 Trinity Road (aka 103 Trinity Road), Glen Ellen (053-110-001) 12201 Sonoma Highway (aka 12201 Highway 12), Glen Ellen (053-130-009)


Andrew Lee

Violation:To consider the appeal of an administrative determination of violations for construction of a 60’x80’ metal barn, improvements to existing barn including electrical, mechanical and partitions, greenhouse, land/sea cargo container, 150,000 water tank, propane tank, in violation of SCC Chapter 7.  To also consider the appeal of the determination for the use of the property for unpermitted cannabis cultivation in violation of SCC Chapter 26 and to order abatement if said appeal is denied or withdrawn.

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 Elizabeth Koetke at (707) 565-3715 at least 72 hours prior to the hearing to make arrangements.

Administrative 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 property owner or his/her agent’s presentation.

If you wish to speak on an item which appears on this agenda, please wait for the County and the property owner’s presentations to conclude. Typically, the Hearing Officer will then open the hearing for public comment. The hearings are recorded by a stenographer and all testimony must be given through the microphone or submitted in writing. Please state your name upon approaching the microphone. Each person may speak only once and is usually granted 3 to 5 minutes. Time limits are at the discretion of the Hearing Officer.

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 owner may be given an opportunity to respond to the comments received. The Hearing Officer will close the public hearing and once the hearing is closed, no further public comments can be received. The Hearing Officer will then review the matter at hand and make a decision within 20 days from the date of the hearing.