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CITY OF ATASCADERO

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – 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 Jack

Vice Chairperson O’Grady

Commissioner Bentz

Commissioner Moreno

Commissioner Heatherington

Commissioner Sturtevant

Commissioner Vacant

 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

 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.)

1.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON DECEMBER 2, 2008.

 Motion and Vote 

2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL JOINT MEETING ON NOVEMBER 12, 2008.

 Motion and Vote 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL JOINT MEETING ON NOVEMBER 22, 2008.

 Motion and Vote

4.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL JOINT MEETING ON DECEMBER 17, 2008.

 Motion and Vote 

5.  APPROVAL OF TIME EXTENSION ON TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 2003-0044, 9105 PRINCIPAL (PRINCIPAL PARTNERS, LP)

 Motion and Vote

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS

6.  PLN 2008-1309, TREE REMOVAL FOR 5171 VEGA AVENUE

 Motion and  Vote 

Owner/Applicant: Thomas & Gina Carter, 6201 Monterey Court, Atascadero, CA 93422

Project Title: PLN 2008-1309 / TRP 2008-0123

Tree Removal Permit for Single-Family Residence

Project Location: 5171 Vega Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422 (San Luis Obispo County) APN 030-161-002

Project Description:

The project consists of an application to construct a 3,034 square-foot single-family

residence with a 624 square-foot attached garage and driveway on an existing lot of

record. An additional 1,024 square feet of storage area and a bathroom are located on

the bottom floor under the residence. The lot is 2.23 acres with an average 14 % slope

at the proposed building pad. An open area is proposed to be graded at the top of the

driveway for additional parking, storage, and RV parking. The proposed project will

require approximately 968 cubic yards of cut and 887 cubic yards of fill. The proposed

residence will take access from Vega Avenue and will be served by an on-site septic

system. Thirty (30) native Blue Oaks, Valley Oaks, and Live Oaks totaling 297 inches DBH are

proposed for removal.

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 Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for public review from 12-18-08

through 1-6-09 at 6907 El Camino Real, Community Development Department from 8:00

a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

PUBLIC HEARINGS - NONE

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.

(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 three 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).)

 COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND REPORTS

 DIRECTOR’S REPORT

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for January 20, 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.

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).