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CITY OF ATASCADERO

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, December 16, 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 Vacant

Vice Chairperson Jack

Commissioner Vacant

Commissioner Moreno

Commissioner O’Grady

Commissioner Vacant

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

A.  ADMINISTRATION OF OATH OF OFFICE

Marcia Torgerson, City Clerk, will administer the Oath of Office to new Planning

Commissioners Brian Sturtevant and David Bentz.

B.  SELECTION OF INTERIM CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON 

  Motion and Vote

The Commission will select an interim Chairperson and Vice Chairperson to serve until

February 1, 2009, when a permanent Chairperson and Vice Chairperson will be selected

as required by Section 2-9.08 of the Atascadero Municipal Code.

City of Atascadero Planning Commission Agenda Regular Meeting, December 16, 2008

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 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

(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.)

NONE

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).)

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

1.  PLN 2008-1299, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR 8600 SANTA CRUZ RD. 

  Motion and Vote

Property Owner: Robert & Johanna Friedrichsen, 8600 Santa Cruz Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422

Project Title: PLN 2008-1299 / Conditional Use Permit 2008-0235

Project

Location:

8600 Santa Cruz Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422

APN 050-081-015 (San Luis Obispo County)

Project

Description:

The proposed project includes an application to construct a two-story 1,456 sq. ft. workshop

with a loft, which exceeds the 50% of the size of main residence.

The project was continued from the October 21, 2008, Planning Commission hearing for

clarification and is now rescheduled for hearing.

General Plan Designation: Rural Estate (RE)

Zoning District: Residential Suburban (RS)

Proposed

Environmental

Determination:

Class 3 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Section 15303, New

Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) exempts construction and location of limited

numbers of new, small facilities or structures, including accessory structures such as garages.

City of Atascadero Planning Commission Agenda Regular Meeting, December 16, 2008

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NEW BUSINESS:

2.  PLN 2008-1294 / TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP FOR 5455 BAJADA AVE.

  Motion and Vote

 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS

 COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for January 6, 2009, 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.

Property Owner: Matt & Sarah Cameron, 5455 Bajada Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422

Project Title: PLN 2008-1294 / Tentative Parcel Map 2008-0094

Project

Location:

5455 Bajada Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422

APN 028-311-038, 040 (San Luis Obispo County)

Project

Description:

The project consists of an application to subdivide an existing 2.03 gross acre lot into two

(2) lots, approximately one (1) acre each. Parcel 1 is proposed at 1.02 gross acres and

0.96 net acres. Parcel 2 is proposed at 1.01 gross acres and 0.95 net acres. Proposed

Parcel 1 has a 14.25% average slope and is currently developed with a single-family

residence, detached garage, and barn. The existing residence is designated as a Historic

Colony Home. This home is proposed to remain and will not be physically affected by the

proposed lot split. Proposed Parcel 2 has average slope of approximately 15.26% and is

currently undeveloped. Both sites contain multiple native oak trees. No native trees are

proposed for removal. A building envelope is included on Proposed Parcel 2 towards the

rear of the property. The subject site will be served by City sewer.

General Plan Designation: SFR-Y

Zoning District: RSF-Y

Proposed

Environmental

Determination:

This project qualifies for a Class 15 categorical exemption which exempts Minor Land

Divisions.

City of Atascadero Planning Commission Agenda Regular Meeting, December 16, 2008

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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 ina 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 of

30 minutes will be allowed for Community Forum (unless changed by the Commission).