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Cancelled: Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

June 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Board of Supervisors Chambers

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


Roll Call
Todd Tamura
Paula Cook
Cameron Mauritson
John Lowry
Dick Fogg, Chair

Staff Members
Scott Orr
Arielle Wright, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel


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

During the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order additional accommodations for digital file review and time extensions of the waiver period are available by contacting the project planner.

File Number: UPE18-0036
Project Name:Charlie’s Acres
Staff: Marina Herrera
Applicant: Tracy Vogt

3201, 3205 and 3281 Napa Road, Sonoma


126-102-016 & 017

Project Description:

Request for a Use Permit for a ±3,280 square foot Education Center in support of the existing farm animal rescue, open daily from 10AM to 4PM with a maximum of 20 daily visitors and quarterly agricultural promotional events with a maximum of 50 guests located on an approximately 32 acre parcel.

Public Comment:

July 6, 2020

File Number: UPE20-0006
Project Name:Use Permit for a single family dwelling within the Limited Commercial Zoning District.
Staff: Gary Helfrich
Applicant: Brady Amiot

860 Grove Street, Sonoma



Project Description: Use Permit for a single family dwelling within the Limited Commercial Zoning District on a 16,100 square foot lot served by Valley of the Moon Water and public sewer and accessed via an existing unpaved driveway directly off of Grove Street in Sonoma. The site is currently developed with a 512 square foot, single-story dwelling and a detached 720 square foot barn.
Public Comment:

June 25, 2020

File Number: UPC18-0055
Project Name:Use Permit for Gas Hill Cannabis Solutions Cooperative, Inc.
Staff: Sou Garner
Applicant: Carolina Siemering

2599 Laughlin Road, Windsor



Project Description: Request for Use Permit to allow a cannabis processing facility in a existing, 4,200 square foot AG Exempt barn, no cultivation or additional structures are proposed on a 28 acre parcel, currently in use as vineyard land.
Public Comment:

June 29, 2020

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 staff at (707) 565-1947or 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.  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.

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575 Administration Drive

Room 102-A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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