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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting


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

Staff Members
Scott Orr
Eduardo Hernandez
Marina Herrera
Crystal Acker
Arielle Wright, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel

Members Of The Public May Not Attend This Meeting In Person

In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the June 25, 2020 Board of Zoning Adjustments hearing will be held virtually.

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:

  3. Call-in and listen to the meeting:

    Dial +1 (669) 900 9128
    Enter meeting ID: 967 9715 3362
    Enter password: 529523


Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File Number: PLP20-0020
Applicant: Milestone Housing Group, LLC
Owner: Robert Sherwood & Greg Baker; Shashikant Singapuri
Continued from: N/A
Staff: Eduardo Hernandez
Env Doc:

Exempt under Section 15061(b)(3) and 15194(b)-(d)


Application for Closure of a Mobile Home Park under Section 26-92-090


171 Siesta Way, Sonoma



District: 1
Zoning:R2 B6 10DU/AC (Medium Density Residential, 10 units per acre)
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Item Number: 2
Time:1:45 PM
File Number: UPE16-0099
Applicant: Myles McMonigle Myles
Owner: William McMonigle and Constance Kopriva
Continued from: N/A
Staff: Marina Herrera
Env Doc:

Mitigated Negative Declaration


Request for a Use Permit for a winery with an annual production capacity of 8,000 cases, an appointment only tasting room, and four agricultural promotional events per year on an 18.03 acre parcel.


21301 Cassidy Ranch Road, Sonoma



District: 1
Zoning:Diverse Agriculture (10 acre residential density) and combining zones for Floodway (F1), Floodplain (F2), Riparian Corridor (RC100/25), Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Item Number: 3
Time:2:30 PM
File Number: UPE18-0090
Applicant: David Matheson
Owner: Escalante-Sonoma, LLC
Continued from: N/A
Staff: Crystal Acker
Env Doc:

Categorical Exemption: Section 15301 (Existing Facilities), as an existing golf club facility involving negligible expansion of use and no new construction.


Request to revise the current Use Permit (PLP03-0076) membership allocation of 319 golf members to allow 225 additional members at the Sonoma Golf Club, consisting of 100 additional golf members and 125 new “club” members. Club memberships would allow access to all club amenities except the golf course, including dining, bocce ball, pool, and tennis court facilities. No physical changes to the existing golf club facility and no changes to operating hours or number of approved special events are requested.


17700 Arnold Dr, Sonoma



District: 1
Zoning:Recreation and Visitor Serving Commercial, Riparian Corridor 50-foot Development Setback, Scenic Resource – Arnold Drive Scenic Corridor (K RC50/25, SR)
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:


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.


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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