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Planning Commission Meeting

February 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Board of Supervisors Chambers

575 Administration Drive
Room 102A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464779, -122.725614

Meeting Documentation

Agenda

Roll Call
Paula Cook
Cameron Mauritson
Pam Davis
Larry Reed, Chair

Staff Members
Milan Nevajda
Mark Franceschi
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief 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 2019 Minutes:

  • Board of Zoning Adjustments: 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/13

Correspondence
Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions
Commission Discussion –
Sonoma Developmental Center Specific Plan Scope and Planning Advisory Team

Planning Commission Regular Calendar
This Item (Ord20-0001) is Continued to a Date Uncertain

Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File Number: ORD20-0001
Staff: Mark Franceschi
Applicant: County of Sonoma
Owner: N/A
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Exempt under Section 15061 (b)(3) of the CEQU Guidelines

Proposal:

Amendments to Sonoma County Code Chapter 26 (the “Zoning Code”) Section 26-88-252 (Cannabis Enforcement) including but not limited to adding an alternative civil penalty for unpermitted cannabis activity, removing the “three strikes penalty”, clarifying that cannabis violations are immediately subject to civil penalties, and making other procedural, clarifying, and technical amendments.

Location:

Countywide, except Coastal Zone

APN:

Various

District: All
Zoning:

No Action – This Item Is Continued To A Date Uncertain

Action:

Appeal Deadline:

Vote:
Commissioner Cook
Commissioner Mauritson
Commissioner Davis
Commissioner Reed

Ayes:
Noes:
Absent:
Abstain:

Permit Sonoma Hearing Waiver Calendar

Note: This calendar serves only to notify the public of hearing waiver projects. The projects listed below are NOT on the current agenda.

File Number: PLP20-0002
Project Name:Farfan & Miller Rebuild
Staff:

Jennifer Faso

Applicant: Tim Farfan and Craig Miller
Location:

665 Hwy 1, Bodega Bay

APN:

100-110-006

Project Description: Request for a Use Permit and Design Review to allow the demolition and rebuild of a duplex that was destroyed by fire. There will be no increase in size to the original footprint. The property is located in both the Coastal Commission and County of Sonoma jurisdiction. The Coastal Commission will process the Coastal Permit.
Public Comment:

February 10, 2020

File Number: UPC19-0009
Project Name:DPC SF Cannabis Cultivation
Staff: Crystal Acker
Applicant: Robert Watson
Location:

3500 Westach Way, Sonoma

APN:

135-061-024

Project Description: 5-year limited term Use Permit for 2,400 square feet of outdoor cannabis cultivation and 240 square feet of outdoor propagation. No structures are involved with the operation. The operation will not include employees, but will be run solely by the Applicant/Operator. All processing will be conducted off-site by a third party. The request is a renewal of a current zoning permit (APC18-0033) for the same operation, located on a 4.97-acre parcel.
Public Comment:

February 10, 2020

File Number:

UPC19-0010

Project Name:Sutro Ventures Cannabis Cultivation
Staff: Crystal Acker
Applicant: Jesse Enghelram
Location:

3500 Westach Way, Sonoma

APN:

135-061-024

Project Description: 5-year limited term Use Permit for 2,400 square feet of outdoor cannabis cultivation and 240 square feet of outdoor propagation. No structures are involved with the operation. The operation will not include employees, but will be run solely by the Applicant/Operator. All processing will be conducted off-site by a third party. The request is a renewal of a current zoning permit (APC18-0036) for the same operation, located on a 4.97-acre parcel.
Public Comment:

February 10, 2020

ADA AccessibilityThe 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 Wright at (707) 565-1947 or Arielle.Wright@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. 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 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.

This hearing body 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 this hearing body 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.

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.

If you wish to speak on an item under discussion by this hearing body 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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Arielle Wright
Permit & Resource Management Department
County of Sonoma
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Board of Supervisors Chambers

575 Administration Drive

Room 102-A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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