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Planning Commission Meeting

October 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM

In accordance with Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Resolution No.21-0399 the October 7, 2021 Planning Commission (PC) hearing will be conducted via videoconference only without a physical location from which members of the public may observe and offer public comment.

Webinar Information

Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting by calling in or by using the Zoom application:

Zoom Webinar: Join Meeting

  • Telephone:   1 (669) 900-9128
  • Webinar ID:  978 9132 6576
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Roll Call

  • Commissioner District 1 Cornwall
  • Commissioner District 3 Ocana
  • Commissioner District 4 Deas
  • Commissioner District 5 Koenigshofer
  • Commissioner District 2, Chair Reed

Staff Members

  • Scott Orr, Deputy Director
  • Gary Helfrich, Planner III
  • Chelsea Holup, Secretary
  • Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel

Disability 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 call (707) 565-6105 or email at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.


Available digitally through the link in the Agenda. You can also email or the project planner to request materials.  

Meeting Documentation



1:00 PM Call to order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance. 

Approval of Minutes July 15, 2021, July 26, 2021 and September 2, 2021


Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions

Commissioner Announcements

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

View documents for all items listed digitally>>

Item Number: 1
Time:1:05 PM
File Number:

Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan Update (PLP13-0014)


County of Sonoma



Cont. from:July 26, 2021
Staff: Gary Helfrich 
Env Doc:

The project is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as per Section 15265, Adoption of Coastal Plans and Programs. CEQA does not apply to activities and approvals pursuant to the California Coastal Act by any local government, necessary for the preparation and adoption of a local coastal program.


The State requires Sonoma County to develop and maintain a Local Coastal Program to regulate land use and protect coastal resources in compliance with the Coastal Act. The Revised Public Review Draft - June 2021 of the Local Coastal Plan Update was developed in response to public and agency comments on the Public Review Draft - 2019 and in response to changed conditions along the Sonoma County Coast since the certification of the 2001 Local Coastal Plan. The Local Coastal Plan currently being updated is one part of the Sonoma County three part Local Coastal Program which also includes the Administrative Manual and Coastal Zoning Code (Implementation Plan). The Local Coastal Plan Update does not become effective until certified by the California Coastal Commission.  


Various within the Fifth Disctrict

District: All Item of County Wide Importance.

All Parcels within the Sonoma County Coastal Zone, CC (Coastal Combining District). 


Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:


Commissioner District 1 Cornwall
Commissioner District 3 Ocana
Commissioner District 4 Deas
Commissioner District 5 Koenigshofer
Commissioner District 2, Chair Reed


Permit Sonoma Hearing Waiver Calendar

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 of the waiver period are available by contacting the project planner prior to the “last day for public comment” date listed for each item.



Project Name:

Fence Project


Larry and Robin Cracchiolo

Staff: Alison Hodgkin

1475 Rieblie Rd., Santa Rosa 



Project Description: Use Permit for a rear yard solid wood fence varying from 6 to 8 feet in height and 240 feet in length on a 1.51-acre parcel.
Last Day for Public Comment:

October 26, 2021


Planning Commission hearings begin at 1:00 PM and are recorded. Agenda items begin on or after the time stated on the agenda. County staff will give a presentation on the project followed by commissioner questions. A public hearing is then opened and the applicant gives a 10-minute project presentation followed by public comments. The time limit for public comments is at the Chair’s discretion and is typically 3 minutes per speaker. Please state your name for the record when you are called upon. Questions raised by the public may be answered after all public comments are given. The Commission may request staff or the applicant to answer questions, and the applicant is given the opportunity to respond to any public comments. The public hearing is then closed and no further public comments are received. The commissioners discuss the project and make a decision by motion and roll call vote.

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 Planning Commission, the hearing will be closed and the items may be acted upon with a single majority vote.

Public Appearances for Non-Agenda Items

Shortly after the hearing begins, 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. 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 commissioners.

Public Comment

Please follow the instructions below to submit a Public Comment in writing, email or in person via Zoom. The Planning Commission invites interested persons to submit comments which are entered into the permanent record. Written comments received prior to and during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners, staff, and are available to the public via the public copies link in the calendar section of this agenda. Written comments received after the package is made public may be read into the record.

Mail Public Comments: 

Address letters to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Attn: Planning Agency Secretary, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and include the project number. Please note, due to the office closure under the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma receives mail once a week leading to longer than usual processing times for mailed in items.

Email Public Comments:

Email comments to: Please provide your name and the project number. It is advised to email comments prior to the hearing date to give commissioners and staff review time.

Public Comments Using Zoom:

Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, may give a public comment when the Chair opens the public hearing for your item of interest. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it's your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person).

Please be respectful of others and the varying points of view. No clapping, booing, or speaking out of turn.

Please be courteous turn off cell phones and pagers while the meeting is in session.

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