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Planning Agency Meeting

July 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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Roll Call

Planning Agency Commissioners

  •  First District: Greg Carr and Caitlin Cornwall
  •  Second District: Larry Reed and Todd Tamura
  •  Third District: Gina Belforte and Jacquelynne Ocaña
  •  Fourth District: Cameron Mauritson and Kevin Deas
  •  Fifth District: Eric Koenigshofer and Belén Grady

Staff Members

  •  Scott Orr, Deputy Director of Planning
  •  Cecily Condon, Project Review Manager
  •  Lisa Hulette, Grants Manager
  •  Arielle Wright, Secretary
  •  Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel                                   

Procedures

PA meetings begin at 1:00 PM and are recorded. Presentations on the scheduled topics are given, followed by commissioner questions and discussion. A public hearing is then opened and the applicant gives a 10-minute project presentation followed by public comments. The time limit for public comments is at the Chair’s discretion and is typically 3 minutes per speaker. Please state your name for the record when you are called upon. Questions raised by the public may be answered after all public comments are given. The Commission may request staff to answer questions.

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 PC, the hearing will be closed and the items may be acted upon with a single majority vote.

Public Appearances for Non-Agenda Items: Shortly after the hearing begins, the PC 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 PC commissioners. 

Public Comments

Please follow the instructions below to submit a Public Comment in writing, email or in person via Zoom. The PC invites interested persons to submit comments which are entered into the permanent record. Written comments received prior to and during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners, staff, and are available to the public via the public copies link in the calendar section of this agenda. Written comments received after the package is made public may be read into the record.

Mail Public Comments: Address letters to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Attn: Planning Agency Secretary, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and include the project number. Please note, due to the office closure under the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma receives mail once a week leading to longer than usual processing times for mailed in items.

Email Public Comments: Email comments to: PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org. Please provide your name and the project number. It is advised to email comments prior to the hearing date to give commissioners and staff review time.

Public Comments Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, may give a public comment when the Chair opens the public hearing for your item of interest. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it’s your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person).

Please Be Respectful of others and the varying points of view. No clapping, booing, or speaking out of turn.

Please Be Courteous turn off cell phones and pagers while the meeting is in session.

Disability Accommodation

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please call (707) 565-1947 or email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Materials

Available digitally through the link in the Agenda. You can also email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org or the project planner to request materials.

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    Agenda

    1:00 PM Call to order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance.

    Approval of Draft Minutes:

     Board of Zoning Adjustments, April 8, 2021

    Correspondence

    Planning Agency Report: Actions of the Board

    Commissioner Announcements

    Topics of Discussion

    View documents for all items listed digitally>>

    Please note, No public hearings will be held, and no actions will be taken.

    •     1:05 PM  Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan Update

          Lisa Hulette, Grants Manager

    •     1:15 PM  Permit Process

          Cecily Condon, Project Review Manager

    •     1:30 PM  Brown Act, Public Records Act, and Fair Process

          Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel

    *The next Planning Agency meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 30, 2021                            

    Permit Sonoma Hearing Waiver Calendar

    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 prior to the “last day for public comment” date listed for each item.

                    NONE

    Public Appearances

    The Planning Agency 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 Agency 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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