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CITY OF ATASCADERO

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, August 4, 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 Moreno

Commissioner Bentz

Commissioner Colamarino

Commissioner Schmidt

Commissioner Sturtevant

Commissioner Ward

 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

 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 JUNE 16, 2009.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL JOINT MEETING ON THE

HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE ON JUNE 16, 2009.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS

3.  PLN 2009-1334, TREE REMOVAL PERMIT FOR 9305 PISMO AVE.

 Motion and Vote 

Property Owner: City of Atascadero, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

Certified Arborist: A&T Arborists, PO Box 1311, Templeton, CA 93465

Project Title: PLN 2009-1334 / Tree Removal Permit 2009-0132

Project

Location:

9305 Pismo Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422

APN 031-362-003 (San Luis Obispo County)

Project Description:

A request to remove two (2) valley oaks and two (2) black walnuts totaling 76

inches DBH to assist renovations to the Atascadero Zoo entrance and general

facilities.

4.  SOLAR POWER FINANCING PROGRAM STAFF PRESENTATION

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 August 18, 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

business hours at the Front Counter of City Hall, 6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 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. Commission meetings are video taped and audio recorded, and may be reviewed by the public. Copies

of meeting recordings are available for a fee. Contact the City Clerk for more information (470-3400).

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
if you need special assistance to participate in a Citymeeting or other services offered by this City, please contact the City Manager’s Office or the City Clerk’s Office,

both at (805) 470-3400. 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 SUBJECTS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA

Under Agenda item, “PUBLIC COMMENT”, the Chairperson will call for anyone from the audience having business

with the Commission to approach the lectern and be recognized.

1. Give your name for the record (not required)

2. State the nature of your business.

3. All comments are limited to 3 minutes.

4. All comments should be made to the Chairperson and Commission.

5. No person shall be permitted to make slanderous, profane or negative personal remarks concerning any

other individual, absent or present.

This is when items not on the Agenda may be brought to the Commission’s attention. A maximum of 30 minutes will

be allowed for Public Comment Portion (unless changed by the Commission).

TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEMS (from Title 2, Chapter 1 of the Atascadero Municipal Code)

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 lectern. If you wish to speak for, against or comment in any way:

1. You must approach the lectern and be recognized by the Chairperson.

2. Give your name (not required).

3. Make your statement.

4. All comments should be made to the Chairperson and Commission.

5. No person shall be permitted to make slanderous, profane or negative personal remarks concerning any

other individual, absent or present.

6. All comments limited to 3 minutes.

If you wish to use a computer presentation to support your comments, you must notify the Community Development

Department at 470-3402 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Digital presentations brought to the meeting on a

USB drive or CD is preferred. Access to hook up your laptop to the City's projector can also 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 Recording Secretary 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 Commission.