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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

September 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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

Meeting Documentation


Meeting No: 19-12

Roll Call
Larry Reed
Komron Shahhosseini
Ariel Kelley
Pam Davis
Greg Carr, Chair

Staff Members
Milan Nevajda
Everette Louie
Derik Michaelson
Cecilia Jaroslawsky
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Leslie Thomsen, 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 Minutes – N/A
  • Correspondence
  • Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions
  • Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures

Board of Zoning Adjustments Regular Calendar

Item 1 (UPC17-0082) has been continued to a date uncertain and will be re-noticed prior to any future hearings.

Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File Number: UPC17-0082
Staff: Everett Louie
Applicant: CL5, LLC
Owner: Bennett Rosa, LLC
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Categorically Exempt under CEQA Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land).


Request for a use permit for 5,000 square feet specialty outdoor cannabis cultivation on a 4.9-acre parcel. The project site is currently operating under the Penalty Relief program.


4065 Grange Road, Santa Rosa 95404



District: 1

Resource and Rural Development District (RRD), B6 40/10 Combining District, Riparian Corridor Combining Zone (RC50/50, RC100/50), Scenic Resources Combining District (SR)


Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Item Number: 2
Time:2:50 PM
File Number: UPE09-0071 (UPE18-0031)
Staff: Derik Michaelson
Applicant: Dean Bordigioni
Owner: Bordigioni Family Winery
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Mitigated Negative Declaration, adopted May 17, 2012 for the approved project. This review is not a project pursuant to CEQA.


Review of updated noise and traffic reports and adopt an amended condition of approval setting specific days and hours for 30 previously approved special events in the Phase II winery expansion under Use Permit UPE09-0071, located on a 34-acre parcel on Highway 12 at Oakmont Drive.


6687 Highway 12, Santa Rosa



District: 1

LIA (Land Intensive Agriculture); B6-60 (60-acre density); SR (Scenic Resource - Corridor and Community Separator)


Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Item Number: 3
Time:3:30 PM
File Number: PLP18-0053
Staff: Cecilia Jaroslawsky
Applicant: Ashley Smith, Epic Wireless Group, LLC (on behalf of AT&T)
Owner: Starrett Enterprises INC.
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Categorical Exemption, Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, CEQA Guidelines Section 15303


Request for a Use Permit for a Major Freestanding Commercial Telecommunications Facility, including a new 150-foot unmanned lattice-style tower, (topped by a six-foot lightning rod) and 12 tower-mounted antennas to be located in a 1,200-square-foot lease area on a 136.8-acre vacant parcel.


19075 Highway 116, Monte Rio



District: 5

Rural Residential (RR 5), Combining District (B6 5), Local Guidelines Combining District (LG/116) and Scenic Resources Combining District (SR).


Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

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 Arielle Wright 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. 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 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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