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Planning Commission Meeting

November 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM


Meeting No.: 19-09 

Roll Call
Dick Fogg
Larry Reed  
Cameron Mauritson
Pam Davis
Paula Cook, Chair 

Staff Members
Milan Nevajda
Tony Linegar           
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.
  • Correspondence
  • Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions
  • Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

Item Number: 1
Time:1:20 PM
File: Chapter 26 Amendment - Industrial Hemp Ordinance 
Applicant: Sonoma County Department of Agriculture/Weights & Measures 
Owner: N/A
Continued from: N/A
Staff:Tony Linegar, Agricultural Commissioner 
Env Doc: Categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15307 (Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources), Section 15308 (Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment), and Section 15061(b)(3) (Common Sense Exemption). 
Proposal: Amend Chapter 26 of the Sonoma County Code to limit cultivation of industrial hemp to certain Zoning Districts, and make clarifying changes to definitions and allowed uses related to industrial hemp cultivation, processing, and extraction. Amend Chapter 37 to add certain zoning restrictions on industrial hemp cultivation in the AR (Agriculture and Residential) and RRD (Resources and Rural Development) Zoning Districts.
Location: Countywide
APN: Various
District: All
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Commissioner Fogg                    
Commissioner Reed                   
Commissioner Mauritson
Commissioner Davis                   
Commissioner Cook


Planning Commission Hearing Waiver Calendar

File: UPE19-0064
Project Name:Residential Minor Use Permit
Applicant: Greg Compton
Staff: Hannah Spencer
Location: 10440 River Road, Forestville 
APN: 082-210-016 
Project Description: Minor Use Permit to expand a replacement legal nonconforming residence (currently under reconstruction, approved by building permit number BLD17-3102) by 72 square feet, on a 3,150 square foot parcel. 
Last Day for Public Comment:

November 25, 2019 

File: UPE19-0069
Project Name:Accessory Dwelling Unit Minor Use Permit 
Applicant: Kareem Assars 
Staff: Ross Markey
Location: 1224 Sperring Road, Sonoma
APN: 142-024-007 
Project Description: Minor Use Permit to convert an existing 767 square foot office into a 920 square foot Accessory Dwelling Unit on a 1.56 acre parcel served by public water and private onsite septic system. 
Last Day for Public Comment:

November 25, 2019 

File: UPE18-0035
Project Name:Legacy Winery
Applicant: Jackson Family Investments III, LLC 
Staff: Georgia McDaniel
Location: 10075 Highway 128, Healdsburg 
APN: 132-040-013 
Project Description: Modification to an existing Use Permit (UPE08-0095) for Legacy Winery to allow for a replacement Tasting Room and replacement Winery on a 42.1 acre parcel. Pre-existing cut and cover winery/tasting room building destroyed by Kincade Fire will be reconstructed within existing footprint. 
Last Day for Public Comment:

November 25, 2019 

File: UPE17-0057
Project Name:Mixed-light Cannabis Use Permit
Applicant: Holly Mailander
Staff: Sou Garner
Location: 43495 Brushy Ridge Loop, Annapolis 
APN: 120-280-013
Project Description: A five-year limited-term Minor Use Permit for 2,500 square feet of cottage mixed-light commercial cannabis cultivation to take place within three temporary hoop houses on a 40.01-acre parcel zoned RRD, Resources and Rural Development, with a 40-acre minimum lot size (B6 40). Operations will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with delivery activities also limited to these times. There would be a maximum of two employees on site, both of whom will be 21 years of age or older. The site will be closed to the public.
Last Day for Public Comment:

November 25, 2019 

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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.

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