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MAY 2007 AGENDA

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This has been updated at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2007. 
 

9:00 A.M.

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2007

1. CALL TO ORDER.

2. ROLL CALL.

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT

3. CONSENT CALENDAR.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a. Application No. 5-07-73 (Sivilla, Venice)  Application of Armando Silvilla to demolish one-story, 808 sq. ft., single-family residence on 3,600 sq. ft. lot, and construct three-level, 30-ft. high, 3,966 sq. ft. duplex with attached four-car garage, at 2403 Ocean Avenue, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

b. Application No. 5-07-102 (City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica)  Application of City of Santa Monica to construct new 2,507 sq. ft. restroom facilities and 190 sq. ft. commercial space; convert 395 sq. ft. of commercial space to storage space, convert 651 sq. ft. restroom area into storage; remove temporary 180 sq. ft. restroom trailer and 1,000 sq. ft. storage trailer; and prior to and during construction, for summer period, add temporary restroom trailer, at 320 Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (L.A. COUNTY)

4. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT.  Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public.  For specific information contact the commission's Long Beach office at (562) 590-5071.

5. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

6. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  Attention:  Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed.  The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a. Application No. 5-06-412 (Western Los Angeles County Council, BSA, Catalina)  Application of Western Los Angeles County Council, BSA to remove two timber piers and docks and replace with two new timber piers (a 192-ft. long, 15 ft. wide, L-shaped docking pier, and a 63-ft. long, 12 ft. wide swimming pier platform), a 20’ x 80’ landing barge, and associated floating docks and gangways using total of 61 untreated hardwood piles, at Camp Emerald Bay, Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB)  [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to the consent calendar]

b. Application No. 5-06-478 (Hermosa Office Condo Partners, LLC, Hermosa Beach) Application of Hermosa Office Condo Partners, LLC to demolish hamburger restaurant and donut shop and construct 3-story (over subterranean parking structure), 30-ft. high, 18,496 sq. ft. mixed use commercial condominium complex consisting of 33 office condominium units, restaurant, and snack shop with 34 on-site parking spaces, at 1429 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County. (GB-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to the consent calendar]

c. Application No. 5-07-32 (Waingrow, Pacific Palisades)  Application of Diane Waingrow to construct 1,140 sq. ft., 21 ft-high, one story with split levels, accessory building with 300 sq. ft. deck, on 19,144 sq. ft. canyon lot, at 1014 Maroney Lane/929 Las Lomas Avenue, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County. (GB-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to the consent calendar]

d. Application No. 5-07-54 (King Harbor Yacht Club, Santa Catalina)  Application of King Harbor Yacht Club to install temporary (June 15-October 1) 131-ft. long, 6-ft. wide T-shaped floating dock secured with weights and anchors (no piles), at Little Fisherman's Cove, Santa Catalina, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to the consent calendar]

e. Application No. 5-07-87 (Santoro, Playa Del Rey)  Application of Mark & Suanne Santoro to construct 5,416 sq. ft., 3-story, single-family residence, with attached two-car garage and swimming pool, at 7811 W. Veragua Drive, Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to the consent calendar]

7. FINDINGS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a. Application No. 5-06-42 (Pacific Jewish Center, L A/Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey, Venice)   Application of Pacific Jewish Center for approval with conditions to attach 20 ft.-high, 1 5/8” diameter pole extenders to County information signs at 19 locations at street ends on Ocean Front Walk between Catamaran and Via Marina (Venice); stretch 200 lb. test monofilament line (fishing line) between existing street lights and pole extenders between Seaside Way, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey entry channel fence; install 1” x 10” streamers on line in vicinity of least tern nesting area to increase visibility for birds; conduct weekly inspections, remove downed line and repair breaks as required, at existing light poles and 19 lifeguard signs at street ends on beach and at Ocean Front Walk between Seaside Way, Santa Monica and Via Marina, Venice, Cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, at Street lights between Seaside Way, Santa Monica to Via Marina, Venice; Pole Extenders attached to county lifeguard signs at 19 street ends at Ocean Front Walk/Speedway  between Catamaran and Via Marina, L A/Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey, Venice, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [Findings APPROVED]

STATEWIDE

8. FEDERAL CONSISTENCY REPORT.  Report by the Division Supervisor on Negative Determinations issued by the federal consistency staff and status report on other major non-energy federal consistency matters. (MPD-SF)

a. Presentation by Port of Los Angeles.  Dr. Ralph Appy, Director of Environmental Management at the Port of Los Angeles, will present information on Batiquitos Lagoon restoration project in San Diego County, and on endangered California least tern nesting and foraging activities in Port of Los Angeles. (LJS-SF)

9. FEDERAL CONSISTENCY.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a. CD-014-07 (Bureau of Land Management, Humboldt Co.)  Consistency determination by Bureau of Land Management for construction of three log/boulder fish habitat structures in the Mattole River Estuary, Humboldt Co.  (LJS-SF) [APPROVED]

b. CD-083-05 (U.S. Forest Service, Brazil Ranch)   Update on status of development and implementation of public access plan for Brazil Ranch property, south of Bixby Creek in Big Sur on the Los Padres National Forest. (MPD-SF) [POSTPONED]

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES AND WATER QUALITY

10. ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and WATER QUALITY REPORT.  Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. (AJD-SF)

a. Santa Barbara County LCP Amendment STB-MIN-2-07 (Minor, Height Exemptions) Concurrence with Executive Director's determination that request by Santa Barbara County to amend the County’s Coastal Zoning Ordinance to exempt certain types of oil and gas development structures from height limits (when it is technically infeasible to adhere to the height limits) is a minor amendment. [APPROVED]

11. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

12. FINDINGS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

There is a single, shared staff report for items 12a and 12b below.


a. Application No. E-05-005 (California-American Water CompanyGranted permit with conditions to California-American Water Company for pilot desalination facility at Moss Landing Power Plant, Moss Landing, County of Monterey (continued from February 14, 2007) (TL-SF). [POSTPONED]

b. Application No. A-3-MCO-06-384 (California-American Water Company) Granted permit with conditions to California-American Water Company for pilot desalination facility at Moss Landing Power Plant, Moss Landing, County of Monterey (continued from February 14, 2007). (TL-SF) [POSTPONED]

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (ORANGE COUNTY)

13. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

14. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

For item 14a below, there is an appendix to the staff report available here posted on Wednesday, May 9.

a. City Of Huntington Beach LCP Amendment No. HNB-MAJ-1-6. (Parkside/Shea Homes)  Proposed LCP amendment to certify approximately 50-acre area which was previously deferred certification, designating 38.4 acres as low density residential, 8.2 acres as parkland, and 3.3 acres as conservation. The amendment would effect both the LUP and Implementation Plan portions of the LCP. The project is located adjacent to and west of Graham Street, north of Wintersburg Garden Grove flood control channel, and south of Kenilworth, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) [TO CONTINUE]

b. City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. DPT-MAJ-2-06.   Proposed IP amendment would modify height regulations for residences built on hillside lots, establishes restrictions on residential roof decks, building mass, floor area ratio, maximum building lot coverage, building height above a street, and change required to driveway slopes.  In addition, the amendment establishes new public hearing and story-pole staking requirements for all applications for three-story residential structures whether or not those projects require a Coastal Development Permit, Dana Point, Orange County. (FSY-LB) [APPROVED]

15. NEW APPEALS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

There is a single, shared staff report for items 12a through 12f below.

a. Appeal No. A-5-LGB-07-107 (City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach) Appeal by Sandra Siani & Commissioners Sara Wan & Patrick Kruer from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting coastal development permit 06-74 to replace temporary, seasonal lifeguard tower on the beach with permanent lifeguard tower, at Divers Cove/Picnic Beach, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (RT-LB) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo Hearing TO CONTINUE]

b. Appeal No. A-5-LGB-07-108 (City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach) Appeal by Sandra Siani & Commissioners Sara Wan & Patrick Kruer from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting coastal development permit 06-76 to replace temporary, seasonal lifeguard tower on the beach with permanent lifeguard tower, at Bird Rock Beach, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (RT-LB) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo Hearing TO CONTINUE]

c. Appeal No. A-5-LGB-07-109 (City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach)  Appeal by Sandra Siani & Commissioners Sara Wan & Patrick Kruer from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting coastal development permit 06-77 to replace temporary, seasonal lifeguard tower on the beach with permanent lifeguard tower, at Sleepy Hollow Beach, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (RT-LB) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo Hearing TO CONTINUE]

d. Appeal No. A-5-LGB-07-110 (City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach) Appeal by Sandra Siani & Commissioners Sara Wan & Patrick Kruer from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting coastal development permit 06-78 to replace temporary, seasonal lifeguard tower on the beach with permanent lifeguard tower, at Thalia Street, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (RT-LB) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo Hearing TO CONTINUE]

e. Appeal No. A-5-LGB-07-111 (City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach) Appeal by Sandra Siani & Commissioners Sara Wan & Patrick Kruer from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting coastal development permit 06-79 to replace temporary, seasonal lifeguard tower on the beach with permanent lifeguard tower, at Oak Street Beach, Laguna Beach, Orange County.  (RT-LB) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo Hearing TO CONTINUE]

f.  Appeal No. A-5-LGB-07-112 (City of Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach) Appeal by Sandra Siani & Commissioners Sara Wan & Patrick Kruer from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting coastal development permit 06-80 to replace temporary, seasonal lifeguard tower on the beach with permanent lifeguard tower, at Goff Cove, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (RT-LB) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, de novo Hearing TO CONTINUE]

16. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  Attention:  Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed.  The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a. Application No. 5-06-382 (The Athens Group, Laguna Beach) Application of The Athens Group for after-the-fact approval for the placement of approximately 5,500 sandbags and other drainage control devices, replacement of approximately 500 sandbags, and 2-year maintenance provision allowing for future replacement of sandbags and drainage control devices, at Northern Terminus of Driftwood Drive, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (RT-LB) [WITHDRAWN]

b. Application No. 5-07-11 (Eddy Bashoor Investments, San Clemente) Application of Eddy Bashoor Investments to demolish vacant structure most recently used as a hostel and construct 6,569 sq. ft., 25 ft.-high, two-story, 6-unit, multiple-family residential apartment building with basement/garage parking with 16 parking spaces and landscape improvements. Approximately 1,875 cu. yds. of cut are proposed for basement/garage excavation and site preparation, at 233 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, Orange County. (LR-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c. Application No. 5-06-300 (Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach) Application of Crystal Cove State Park, Resource Management Department to construct 5 ft. wide by 204 ft. long boardwalk to create new pedestrian access point from highway to park's internal trail network.  Approximately 573 sq. ft. of native vegetation will be removed and approximately 9,100 sq. ft. area around new boardwalk will be restored with coastal sage scrub, at 8471 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (KS-LB)  [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to consent calendar]

17. PERMIT AMENDMENTS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  An Amendment below may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed like other Consent Calendar items (See above) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of 3 or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner material amendments are processed.

a. Permit No. 5-03-78-A (Buchanan, Huntington Beach) Request by Greg & Anne Buchanan to replace bulkhead repair material from high density polyethylene (HDPE) to vinyl ester resin.  Also revise bulkhead maintenance and monitoring special condition to reduce frequency inspection, at 16822 Baruna Lane, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB)  [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS, moved to consent calendar]

b. Permit No. 5-05-428-A1 (County of Orange, Huntington Beach) Request by County of Orange to replace four (4) wooden piles and repair six (6) other piles in Bent 15, which support the bridge, at Edinger Avenue Bridge, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (FSY-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS,  moved to consent calendar]

18.  DISPUTE RESOLUTION. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a. Permit No. 5-07-127-EDD (Piedmont Cove Homeowners Association, Huntington Beach)  Appeal by Piedmont Cove Homeowners Association of the Executive Director’s rejection of amendment request to coastal development permit P-79-5948 to allow spa equipment within required public access walkway along bulkhead in Huntington Harbour, and to allow vehicular and pedestrian gates along vertical accessway., at Piedmont Circle & Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) [Request for Appeal DENIED]