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CITY OF ATASCADERO

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 – 7:00 P.M.

City Hall

Council Chambers

6907 El Camino Real

Atascadero, California

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 CALL TO ORDER

 Pledge of Allegiance

 Roll Call:

Chairperson Fonzi

Vice Chairperson Jack

Commissioner O’Keefe

Commissioner Moreno

Commissioner O’Grady

Commissioner Marks

Commissioner Heatherington

Chairperson will read the decorum guidelines

 APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 Motion and Vote 

 PUBLIC COMMENT

(This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Commission on any matter not on this agenda and over which the Commission has jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to three minutes. Please state your name and address for the record before making your presentation. The Commission may take action to direct the staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.)

PLANNING COMMISSION BUSINESS

 DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS:

Prior to a project hearing Planning Commission Members must disclose any communications they have had on any quasi-judicial agenda items. This includes, but is not limited to, Tentative Subdivision Maps, Parcel Maps, Variances, Conditional Use Permits, and Planned Development Permits. This does not disqualify the Planning Commission Member from participating and voting on the matter, but gives the public and applicant an opportunity to comment on the ex parte communication.

 CONSENT CALENDAR

 Motion and Vote 

(All items on the consent calendar are considered to be routine and non-controversial by City Staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the Commission or public wishes to comment or ask questions.)

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING ON OCTOBER 7, 2008.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION

MEETING ON OCTOBER 21, 2008.

3. APPROVAL OF THE 2009 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE

PUBLIC HEARINGS

(For each of the following items, the public will be given an opportunity to speak. After a staff report, the Chair will open the public hearing and invite the applicant or applicant’s representative to make any comments. Members of the public will be invited to provide testimony to the Commission following the applicant. Speakers should state their name and address for the record and can address the Commission for five minutes. After all public comments have been received, the public hearing will be closed, and the Commission will discuss the item and take appropriate action(s).)

4.  PLN 2008-1306, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR 8705 SANTA LUCIA AVE.

 Motion and  Vote 

Property Owner: Megan & Jeramie Smith, 8705 Santa Lucia Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422

Project Title: PLN 2008-1306; Conditional Use Permit 2008-0234 for Preschool Use

Project Location:

8705 Santa Lucia Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422

(San Luis Obispo County) APN 054-073-024

Project Description: The project consists of an application to establish a Preschool for up to 30 children in a residential neighborhood. The property is currently used as a large family daycare for up to 18 children and a residence. The subject site is served by an on-site septic system.

General Plan Designation: SFR-Z

Zoning District: RSF-Z

Proposed Environmental Determination: Based on the Initial Study prepared for the project, a Mitigated Negative Declaration is proposed. The proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for public review from 11/4/08 through 11/24/08 at 6907 El Camino Real, Community Development Department from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

5.  PLN 2008-1307/ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMIT FOR 5145 EL CAMINO REAL

 Motion and  Vote 

Property Owner: Michael Hawkins, 5145 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

Project Title: PLN 2008-1307/Administrative Use Permit 2008-0042

Project Location:

5145 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

(San Luis Obispo County) APN 029-302-048

Project Description: The application consists of a request to include a set amount of changeable copy signage to an existing commercial business. This type of signage is permitted through an Administrative Use Permit (action taken by the Community Development Director) however, as this is the first request for changeable copy signage, staff would like direction from Planning Commission on this request.

General Plan Designation: General Commercial (GC)

Zoning District: Commercial Retail (CR)

Proposed Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt Section 15301.

 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS

 COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for December 16, 2008, at

City Hall, Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

Please note: Should anyone challenge in court any proposed development entitlement listed

on this Agenda, that person may be limited to raising those issues addressed at the public

hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning

Commission at, or prior to this public hearing.

 

City of Atascadero

WELCOME TO THE ATASCADERO PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Planning Commission meets in regular session on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at City Hall, Council Chambers, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Matters are considered by the Commission in the order of the printed Agenda. Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the Agenda are on file in the office of the Community Development Department and are available for public inspection during City Hall Annex business hours at the Community Development counter and on our website, www.atascadero.org. An agenda packet is also available for public review at the Atascadero Library, 6850 Morro Road. All documents submitted by the public during Commission meetings that are either read into the record or referred to in their statement will be noted in the minutes and available for review in the Community Development Department. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in a City meeting or other services offered by this City, please contact the City Manager’s Office, (805) 461-5000, or the City Clerk’s Office, (805) 461-5000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or time when services are needed will assist the City staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility to the meeting or service.

TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS

Members of the audience may speak on any item on the agenda. The Chairperson will identify the subject, staff will give their report, and the Commission will ask questions of staff. The Chairperson will announce when the public comment period is open and will request anyone interested to address the Commission regarding the matter being considered to step up to the podium. If you wish to speak for, against, or comment in any way:

You must approach the podium and be recognized by the Chairperson

Give your name and address (not required)

Make your statement

All comments should be made to the Chairperson and Commission

All comments limited to 3 minutes (unless changed by the Commission)

No one may speak for a second time until everyone wishing to speak has had an opportunity to do so, and no one may speak more than twice on any item.

If you wish to use a computer presentation to support your comments, you must notify the Community Development Department at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Access to hook up your laptop to the City's projector will be provided. You are required to submit to the Recording Secretary a printed copy of your presentation for the record. Please check in with the Chairperson before the meeting begins to announce your presence and turn in the printed copy. The Chairperson will announce when the public comment period is closed, and thereafter, no further public comments will be heard by the Council.

TO SPEAK ON SUBJECTS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA

Under Agenda item, “PUBLIC HEARINGS”, the Chairperson will call for anyone from the audience having business with the Commission to:

Please approach the podium and be recognized

Give your name and address (not required)

State the nature of your business

This is the time items not on the Agenda may be brought to the Commission’s attention. A maximum of30 minutes will be allowed for Community Forum (unless changed by the Commission).