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Planning Agency Meeting

February 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Board of Supervisors Chambers

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

The Planning Agency is made up of the Commissioners on both the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments. The Planning Agency also holds joint meetings. Topics can include discussion of planning issues, policies, new information, and staff review of the status of certain programs or projects.

Disabled Accommodation

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) 565-1947 or at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.


Meeting No.: 19-01

Roll Call
Greg Carr
Dick Fogg
Larry Reed
Todd Tamura
Paula Cook
Komron Shahhosseini
Ariel Kelley
Cameron Mauritson
Pamela Davis
John Lowry

Staff Members
Traci Tesconi
Jane Riley
Georgia McDaniel
Tim Ricard
Kyle Rabelino
John Mack
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, 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
    • BZA Draft Minutes 1-24-19 (Fogg, Tamura, Kelley, Lowry)
    • BZA Draft Minutes 2-14-19 (Tamura, Mauritson, Lowry)
  • Planning Agency Report: Actions of the Board

Topics of Discussion / Staff Members

  • 1:05-1:35 PM – Comprehensive Planning Work Plan Update
    Jane Riley, Permit Sonoma
  • 1:35-2:10 PM – Winery Event Policy Update
    Georgia McDaniel, Permit Sonoma
  • 2:10-3:00 PM – Cannabis Information on Odor/Security Plans
    Tim Ricard, Economic Development Board; Kyle Rabellino, Permit Sonoma; John Mack, Permit Sonoma
  • 3:00-3:30 PM – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Requirement
    John Mack, Permit Sonoma
  • 3:30-4:00 PM – Public Hearing Format/Public Comment Period
    Planning Agency Discussion and Vote

The next Planning Agency meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 30, 2019

  • Topic: SB 743 (Vehicle Miles Traveled) 

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.

Contact Information

Meeting Location 

Board of Supervisors Chambers

575 Administration Drive

Room 102-A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Permit Sonoma

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