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CITY OF ATASCADERO PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Regular Meeting Tuesday, January 20, 2009 – 7:00 P.M.

City Hall Council Chambers 6907 El Camino Real Atascadero, California

 CALL TO ORDER

 Pledge of Allegiance

 Roll Call: Chairperson Jack Vice Chairperson O’Grady Commissioner Bentz Commissioner Moreno Commissioner Sturtevant Commissioner Vacant Commissioner Vacant

 APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 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 Dennis Schmidt and Chuck Ward.

 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 16, 2008.

 Motion and  Vote

  Motion and    Vote  

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS

2.  GENERAL PLAN INFORMATION OVERVIEW STUDY SESSION

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 February 3, 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 Planning Commission Agenda Regular Meeting, January 20, 2009 Page 3 of 3

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