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Planning Commission Meeting

December 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM


Meeting No: 19-16

Roll Call
Larry Reed
Paula Cook
Ariel Kelley
John Lowry
Greg Carr, Chair

Staff Members
Milan Nevajda
Gary Helfrich 
Arielle Kohn, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief 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
Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions
Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File Number: MJS18-0003
Staff: Gary Helfrich
Applicant: Acme Sonoma Properties, LLC; DBA Live Oak Farms 
Owner: Acme Sonoma Properties, LLC 
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Exempt from further environmental review per CEQA Guidelines Section 15183. Project is consistent with General Plan 2020 and the Section 15183 Checklist prepared for project finds no potential for significant impacts not already considered by the General Plan 2020 EIR. 


Request for a Major Subdivision of four parcels adjacent parcels located at 1108 Lohrman Lane, Petaluma: APN 048-121-003, -004, -031, and -068. These parcels total 29.54 acres and are proposed to be divided into 14 lots with the following sizes. Lot 1: 2.06 acres, Lot 2: 2.05 acres, Lot 3: 2.22 acres,  Lot 4: 2.03 acres, Lot 5: 2.34 acres, Lot 6: 2.02 acres, Lot 7: 2.04 acres, Lot 8: 2.12 acres, Lot 9: 2.03 acres, Lot 10: 2.06 acres, Lot 11: 2.06 acres, Lot 12: 2.01 acres, Lot 13: 2.07 acres, Lot 14: 2.43 acres. 


980, 1030, 1100, and 1108 Lohrman Lane, Petaluma


048-121-003, -004, -031, and -068

District: 2

Zoning for the project site is Agricultural and Residential with a residential density of 2 acres per dwelling unit. The project site is located in Class 2 (Major Natural Recharge) water availability area and the proposed lots will be served by private wells and septic systems.

Existing uses on the project site consist of 3 single family dwellings, various barns, sheds, garages, pump houses, and a certified organic farm.


Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:


Commissioner Reed
Commissioner Cook
Commissioner Kelley    
Commissioner Lowry
Commissioner Carr


Planning Commission 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.


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 call (707) 565-1947 or at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Public Appearances – The Planning Commission 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 Commission.

Items scheduled on the agenda In order to expedite the meeting, it is requested that you fill out a speaker card before speaking.

The Planning Commission 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 Planning Commission 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.

Hearing Waiver Calendar: The hearing waiver calendar lists projects proposed for public hearing waivers for informational purposes only. The listed items are not scheduled on the current or uncontested calendars. For more information on the hearing waiver item, contact the planner assigned to the project or fill out a ‘Request for Information’ card.

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.

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.

If you wish to comment on a hearing waiver item, submit your comment directly to the assigned planner prior to the “last day for public comment” date listed for each item.

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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