Meeting No.: 20-03
The July 30, 2020 Planning Agency meeting will be facilitated virtually through Zoom.
In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the July 30, 2020 Planning Agency meeting will be held virtually.
Members of the Public May NOT Attend this Meeting in Person
Arielle Wright, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel
Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:
- Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone: Go to:
- Call-in and listen to the meeting: Dial +1 (669) 900-9128
Enter meeting ID: 984 1775 7097
Enter password: 442515
Email Public Comment: To submit a public comment to the Planning Agency email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org. Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to the Commissioners and Project Staff.
Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting.
Disabled 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 contact Arielle Wright at 1+ (707) 565-1947 or by email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.
The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard provisions (below) for the duration of the public health emergency.
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 +1 (707) 565-1947 or by email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.
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.
Planning Agency Report: Actions of the Board
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.
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.
Topics of Discussion
Please note, the first two topics will be staff updates to the Planning Agency on the status of planning projects of high interest. No public hearings will be held, and no actions will be taken.
- 1:05 pm Update from Staff: Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC)
Scott Orr, Deputy Director of Planning
Emmanuel Ursu, SDC Project Manager
- 1:30 pm Update from Staff: Cannabis Ordinance
Niki Berrocal, Deputy County Administrator
- 2:00 pm Planning Agency Discussion: Refresher on bylaws
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel
Link to meeting materials: https://files.sonoma-county.org/link/VJtho2EyWBA/
*The next Planning Agency meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 29, 2020
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.
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.