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Combined Planning Commission and Planning Agency Meeting

August 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM

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

Meeting Documentation

Agenda

Roll Call
Greg Carr
Todd Tamura
Komron Shahhosseini
Ariel Kelley
Pamela Davis, Chair

Staff Members
Jennifer Barrett
Jane Riley
Arielle Kohn, Secretary  
Leslie A. Thomsen, Deputy County Counsel

The Planning Agency portion of this meeting has been cancelled. However, the Planning Commission (made up of 5 commissioners) is scheduled to hear the two items listed. The next Planning Agency meeting (consisting of all 10 commissioners) will reconvene on November 29, 2018.

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:05 PM
File Number: PLP16-0011
Staff: Amy Lyle
Applicant: County of Sonoma
Owner: N/A
Continued from: July 12, 2018
Env Doc:

Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Cal. Code Regulations, title 14, §§ 15301 (existing facilities), 15305 (minor alterations in land use limitations) and 15061(b)(3) (exempting activities where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity may have an adverse effect on the environment).

Proposal: Amend the zoning code to allow hosted rentals, agricultural farmstays and marketing accommodations in the three agricultural zones (LIA, LEA, and DA). Do not amend the General Plan to allow vacation rentals, but allow existing permitted vacation rentals to be recognized and run with the land with a minor use permit.
Location: Countywide
APNs: Various
District: All
Zoning: LIA, LEA and DIA
Continued to: This item (PLP16-0011) is continued to September 6, 2018, at or after 1:05 PM.
Action:
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:

Commissioner: Carr
Commissioner: Tamura
Commissioner: Shahhosseini
Commissioner: Kelley
Commissioner: Davis

Ayes:
Noes:
Absent:
Abstain:

Item Number: 2
Time:1:05 PM
File Number: ORD18-0006
Staff: Jane Riley
Applicant: County of Sonoma
Owner: N/A
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc: Negative Declaration
Proposal: Revisions to the Sonoma County Code to expand opportunities for housing by adopting allowances for new housing types, simplifying development standards, and better preserving existing rental housing and mobile home parks.
Location: Countywide, excluding coastal zone
APNs: Various
District: All
Zoning:

Multiple urban zoning designations

Action:
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:

Commissioner: Carr
Commissioner: Tamura
Commissioner: Shahhosseini
Commissioner: Kelley
Commissioner: Davis

Ayes:
Noes:
Absent:
Abstain:

Item Number: 3
Time:1:35 PM
File Number: ORD18-0007
Staff: Jane Riley
Applicant: Permit Sonoma
Owner: Various
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc: Exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), (General Exemption)
Proposal: Add a new Section to Chapter 40 (Sonoma Complex Fire Disaster Recovery) of the Sonoma County Code to prohibit the establishment or operation of new vacation rentals within the burn area of the October 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire.
Location:

5,138 parcels within the October 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire burn area

APNs: Multiple
Districts: Districts 1 and 4
Zoning:

Various

Action:
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:

Commissioner: Carr
Commissioner: Tamura
Commissioner: Shahhosseini
Commissioner: Kelley
Commissioner: Davis

Ayes:
Noes:
Absent:
Abstain:

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 Kohn at (707) 565-1947 or Arielle.Kohn@sonoma-county.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

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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.

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.

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