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FEBRUARY 2007 AGENDA

CATAMARAN RESORT HOTEL
3999 MISSION BLVD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92109
(858) 539-8700

This has been updated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2007.

  

9:00 A.M.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007

1.  CALL TO ORDER.

2.  ROLL CALL.

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT

3.  CONSENT CALENDAR.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.     Motion and Vote

aApplication No. 5-06-373 (Nesis, Venice)  Application of Elly Nesis to convert 2,100 sq. ft., one-story medical office bldg. with two parking spaces to walk-up restaurant (no-seating) and retail use, at 1501 Pacific Avenue, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (TH-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

bApplication No. 5-06-389 (McKernan, San Clemente)  Application of Steffen McKernanto remodel existing single-family residence by demolishing 309 sq.ft. of living space and adding 513 sq. ft. of living space and a 569 sq. ft., two-car garage, resulting in a 4,708 sq. ft., 15-ft. high, one-story, single-family residence with 569 sq. ft., two-car garage, at 232 Trafalgar Lane, San Clemente, Orange County. (RT-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c. Application No. 5-06-425 (Carpentier, San Clemente) Application of Michael & Lisa Carpentier to remodel  existing single-story,  4,131 sq. ft. single-family residence on canyon lot with addition of 1488 sq. ft., a second attached two-car garage and a roof deck, at 2450 South Ola Vista, San Clemente, Orange County. (LR-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

d. Application No. 5-06-430 (Scheel, San Clemente)  Application of Norman Frank Scheel to demolish single-story, 2,032 sq. ft. single-family residence on canyon lot and construct new 4,514 sq. ft., 16-ft. high, single-story residence with basement/garage, roof deck and front (street-side) landscape improvements.  Approximately 955 cu. yds. of grading (740 c.y. cut and 215 c.y. fill) are proposed for basement/garage excavation and site preparation, at 512 Avenida La Costa, San Clemente, Orange County. (LR-LB)[APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

e. Application No. 5-06-463 (Brooks, Venice)  Application of Paul Brooks to demolish one-story single-family residence and detached garage, and construct three-level, 30-ft. high (with 38-ft. high roof access structure) 3,600 sq. ft. single-family residence with attached two-car garage on canal-fronting lot, at 232 Carroll Canal, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

f.  Application No. 5-06-466 (Groening, Venice)  Application of Deborah Groening to demolish two-story, 2,051 sq. ft., single-family residence, and construct three-story, 30-ft. high, 1,620 sq. ft., single-family residence with attached two-car garage on canal-fronting lot, at 239 E Howland Canal, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB)[APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

g. Application No. 5-06-473 (Bjelajac, Playa Del Rey)  Application of Keith Bjelajac for vacation of an irregular-shaped portion, approximately 1,900 sq. ft., of Vista Del Mar Lane, adjacent to Lots 7, 8, and 9, at Vista Del Mar Lane at Fowling, Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

h. Application No. 5-06-484 (Plourde, Venice)  Application of Christopher & Noel Plourde to demolish one-story, 1,056 sq. ft. single-family residence, and construct two-story, 28-ft. high, 1,589 sq. ft., single-family residence with attached two-car garage on 2,250 sq. ft. lot on walk street, at 118 Wavecrest Avenue, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

i. Application No. 5-07-002 (City of Los Angeles, San Pedro) Application of City of Los Angeles to construct  new 645 ft., 21-in. diameter storm drain, catch basin, maintenance holes and junction structure to connect to existing storm drain along Shepard Street, to limit groundwater infiltration along Point Fermin coastal bluffs, at Carolina Street, between Shepard Street and Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES AND WATER QUALITY

4.  ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and WATER QUALITY REPORT.  Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. (AJD-SF)

5. NEW APPEALS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.


 Items 5a and 5b below share a single, combined staff report.

 Return to Item 
 
 Motion and Vote 

a. Appeal No. A-3-SLO-06-053 (Cambria Community Services District, San Luis Obispo Co.)  Appeal by Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter, San Luis Obispo County Land Watch, and Commissioners Shallenberger and Wan from decision of County of San Luis Obispo granting permit with conditions to Cambria Community Services District to allow geotechnical and hydrogeologic testing for a proposed desalination facility, at San Simeon State Beach, County of San Luis Obispo. (TL-SF) [TO CONTINUE]

b. Application E-07-001 (Cambria Community Services District, San Luis Obispo Co.) Application of Cambria Community Services District to allow geotechnical and hydrogeologic testing for a proposed desalination facility, at San Simeon State Beach, County of San Luis Obispo. (TL-SF) [TO CONTINUE]

6. REVISED FINDINGS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.



 Items 6a and 6b below share a single, combined staff report.

 Motion and Vote 

a. Application No. E-05-005 (California-American Water Company) Granted permit with conditions to California-American Water Company for pilot desalination facility at Moss Landing Power Plant, Moss Landing, County of Monterey (TL-SF). [TO CONTINUE]

b. Application No. A-3-MCO-06-384 (California-American Water Company) Granted permit with conditions to California-American Water Company for pilot desalination facility at Moss Landing Power Plant, Moss Landing, County of Monterey (TL-SF). [TO CONTINUE]

SOUTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

7.  DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT.  Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public.  For specific information contact the Commission's Ventura office at (805) 585-1800.

8.  CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See  AGENDA CATEGORIES.    Motion and Vote

9. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs) Major.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a. City of Santa Barbara LCP Amendment SBC-MAJ-1-06 (Discretionary Review Process Improvements).  Public hearing and action on request by the City of Santa Barbara to amend the Implementation Program portion of its LCP to: restructure sections of the ordinance; incorporate a Staff Hearing Officer to review certain coastal development permits; standardize noticing; revise procedures for secondary dwelling units; revise the suspension and appeals process; add provisions for issuance of administrative emergency permits; and add and modify coastal exclusion categories in the City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County. (MCH-V) [POSTPONED]

b. City of Santa Barbara Categorical Exclusion Order No. E-06-1.  Public hearing and action on categorical exclusion order to exclude demolition and reconstruction of single family residences in the designated non-appeal zone from coastal permitting requirements within the City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County.  (MCH-V) [POSTPONED]

c. County of Santa Barbara LCP Amendment No. MAJ-1-05-B (Height Calculation). Public hearing and action on request by County of Santa Barbara to amend its LCP to revise the methodology for determining the height of structures, Santa Barbara County. (SLG-V)  [POSTPONED]

10. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  Attention:  Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed.  The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a.  Application No. 4-05-144  (Sharma, Malibu)  Application of Anil Sharma to construct two story, 27-ft. high, 7,645 sq. ft. single family residence with attached 724 sq. ft. three-car garage, pool, septic system, re-grade/restore as-built approximate 446 sq. ft. secondary building pad, including 7,820 cu. yds. of grading (2,150 cu. yds. of cut and 775 cu. yds. of fill, and 4,895 cu. yds. of as-built cut grading) and as-built access driveway with turnaround located at 23244 Paloma Blancha Drive, Malibu, Los Angeles County  (JCJ-V)[APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

 Motion and Vote 

b. Application 4-06-022 (Parker, Los Angeles County).  Application of Andrew and Arlette Parker to construct two story 1,152 sq. ft. single family residence with attached 470 sq. ft. garage, retaining walls, driveway, and turnaround at 19942 Valley View Drive, Topanga, Los Angeles County. (MCH-V) [moved to consent calendar - APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c. Application No. 4-06-071 (Farmer, Santa Monica Mountains) Application of Ed & Barbara Farmer to construct two-story, 29 ft. high, 5,018 sq. ft. single family residence with attached three-car garage, swimming pool, 626 sq. ft. pool house, driveway, turnaround, retaining wall, septic system, and approximately 10,330 cu. yds. of grading at 1747 Decker Road, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County. (LF-V) [moved to consent calendar -APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

d. Application No. 4-06-086 (Ventura Port District, Ventura & Oxnard) Application of the Ventura Port District for annual maintenance dredging of Ventura Harbor with up to 700,000 cu. yds. of material to be placed at seven deposition locations in the cities of Ventura and Oxnard, Ventura County. (LF-V) [moved to consent calendar - APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

eAppeal No. A-4-MAL-06-096 (Silver, City of Malibu) Application of Kimberly and Arthur Silver to construct 11,158 sq. ft. single-family residence, 5,550 sq. ft. basement, and alternative onsite wastewater treatment system on blufftop lot at 24950 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, Los Angeles County. (DC-V)  [POSTPONED]

11. PERMIT AMENDMENTS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  An Amendment below may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed like other Consent Calendar items (See above) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of 3 or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner material amendments are processed.

a.  Permit No. 5-83-703-A1 (Geffen, City of Malibu)  Application of David Geffen to construct various improvements including a concrete slab, storage area, gates, private beach stairs, extend cantilevered deck, an offer to dedicate public lateral access easement, and offer to pay $125,000 to the California Coastal Conservancy, located at 22126 Pacific Coast Highway, City of Malibu, Los Angeles County. (JCJ-V) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

 Motion and  Vote
Amending  Motion and  Vote 

b. Permit No. 4-95-126-A1 (McDonald, Los Angeles Co.) Application of Robert McDonald to re-design and increase square footage, footprint, and grading of previously approved residence involving construction of 6,200 sq. ft., 28-ft. high residence with attached 805 sq. ft. garage, driveway, retaining walls, orchard, septic system, temporary construction trailer, and approximately 3,900 cu. yds. of grading (3,000 cu. yds. cut, 900 cu. yds. fill, 2,100 cu. yds. export) located at 2245 McReynolds Road, Malibu, Los Angeles County. (DC-V) [moved to consent calendar - APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c.  Permit No. 4-00-147-A1 (Parker, Los Angeles Co.). Application of  Tim and Kerry Parker to construct 20-ft. long, 6-ft. high wrought iron electric gate across roadway at 2240 Latigo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County.   (SLG-V)  [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

 Motion and Vote 

d.  Application No. 4-03-017-A1 (Matise, Santa Monica Mountains) Application of John & Ann Matise to revise project plans to eliminate guest house, pool, and previously approved 704 sq. ft. three car garage and construct 451 sq. ft. guest house with attached 204 sq. ft. garage in approximately the same location, relocate and reconfigure previously approved driveway, reconfigure and enlarge previously approved motor court, relocate previously approved 704 sq. ft. garage, incorporate design changes to previously approved residence within same footprint, and reduce grading from approximately 3,400 cu. yds. to approximately 1,840 cu. yds. at 24738 W. Saddle Peak Road, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County. (LF-V) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

 Motion and Vote 

11.5 LONG RANGE DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

a. UCSB Notice of Impending Development No. 1-07 (Batting Cages). Public hearing and action on Notice of Impending Development by the University of California at Santa Barbara for replacement of two existing batting cages with a new 6,172 sq. ft. enclosed batting cage and bullpen facility and expansion of another existing batting cage by 1,019 sq. ft. near Caesar Uyeska Baseball Stadium on the Main Campus of U.C. Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County (MCH-V). [APPROVED]

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT

12.   DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT.  Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public.  For specific information contact the commission's Long Beach office at (562) 590-5071. 

13.  CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See  AGENDA CATEGORIES Motion and Vote

14. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs) Major.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a. Laguna Beach LCP Major Amendment 1-04.  Public hearing and action on request by the City of Laguna Beach to amend the certified Local Coastal Program (LCP) and update its ordinances within the City’s certified Implementation Plan that were approved by the City but not submitted for action by the Coastal Commission.  The amendment is to make consistent the City’s version of the Implementation Plan and the certified version of the Implementation Plan; also, amend LUP change to fuel modification guidelines and combine previously submitted, LCP amendments 1-05 and 2-05 which revises the parking and noise ordinances. (MV-LB) [WITHDRAWN]

15. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  Attention:  Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed.  The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.

a. Application No. 5-06-255 (Singh, Newport Beach)  Application of Harpreet Singh to demolish existing one-story commercial building and construct new 5,150sq. ft., two-story mixed use building with residential unit above ground level commercial use 28-ft. above grade with thirteen (13) parking spaces, hardscape and landscape.No grading is proposed,at 510 E Balboa Blvd., Newport Bech, Orange County. (FSY-LB) [moved to consent - APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

b. Application No. 5-06-338 (Emery, Newport Beach) Application of Rodney Emery to demolish existing single family residence and construct new 4,944 sq. ft., 24-ft. high, 3-story (including basement level) single family residence with attached, 3-car garage, 225 cu. yds. of cut are proposed to accommodate the basement level.  The subject site fronts on Newport Harbor, at 8 Beacon Bay, Newport Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) [moved to consent - APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

c.  Application No. 5-06-396 (AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Inc., Hermosa Beach)  Application of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Inc. for 4-day (7/19/07-7/22/07) beach volleyball tournament, to include concession booths and approximately 16 courts (includes 3,500-seat stadium court), free admission on 7/19, admission charged on 7/20, 7/21 and 7/22, on beach, between 1200 &1300 Blocks of The Strand, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County. (RT-LB) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]

 Motion and  Vote 
Amending  Motion and Vote
Amending  Motion and  Vote 
 

16. PERMIT AMENDMENTS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.  An Amendment below may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation.  If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed like other Consent Calendar items (See above) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of 3 or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner material amendments are processed.

a.  Permit No. 5-05-417-A1 (Municipal Water District Of Orange County & CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation, Dana Point)  Request by Municipal Water District Of Orange County to extend the term of use of groundwater monitoring well MW1, which is installed 3 feet below ground surfaceon the sandy beach, to December 2010, and permanently authorize use of groundwater monitoring well MW2, which is installed in landscaped area inland of beach, at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Orange County. (KFS-LB)[APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS]

 Motion and Vote 

b. Permit No. 5-91-141-A6 (Seaview Restaurants, Inc. & L.A. County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors, Pacific Palisades)  Request by Seaview Restaurants, Inc. & Los Angeles County Dept. of Beaches & Harbors to continue use of existing public beach parking lot and beach front public viewing deck for shared restaurant use for five year period; allow on-site and beach catered events; install  8 ft. wide by 9.5 ft. high by 27 ft. long metal storage container; and redesign parking lot exit to allow right-hand turns only onto Pacific Coast Highway, at 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Will Rogers State Beach /Gladstone’s Restaurant, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [POSTPONED]

17. REVISED FINDINGS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.  Application No. 5-06-42 (Pacific Jewish Center, LA/Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey, Venice)  Application of Pacific Jewish Center for approval with conditions to attach 20 ft.-high, 1 5/8” diameter pole extenders to County information signs at 19 locations at street ends on Ocean Front Walk between Catamaran and Via Marina (Venice); stretch 200 lb test monofilament line (fishing line) between existing street lights and pole extenders between Seaside Way, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey entry channel fence; install 1” x 10” streamers on line in vicinity of least tern nesting area to increase visibility for birds; conduct weekly inspections, remove downed line and repair breaks as required, at existing light poles and 19 lifeguard signs at street ends on beach and at Ocean Front Walk between Seaside Way, Santa Monica and Via Marina, at Street Lights Between Seaside Way, Santa Monica To Via Marina, Venice; Pole Extenders Attached To County Lifeguard Signs At 19 Street Ends At Ocean Front Walk/Speedway  Between Catamaran & Via Marina, L A/Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey, Venice, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB) [TO CONTINUE]

 Motion and Vote 

 STATEWIDE 

CLOSED SESSION. At a convenient time during the meeting, the Commission (CCC) will have a closed session to discuss items of pending litigation, including:

CCC et al. v. Trancas Property Owners Assn. et. al. [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]
City of Malibu, Geffen v. Access for All, CCC et al. [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]
Coastal Law Enforcement Action Network et al. v. CCC (Pacific Gas & Electric Co., RPI) [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]
Coastal Law Enforcement Action Network et al. v. CCC (Pacific Jewish Center, RPI) [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]
Habitat for Hollywood Beach v. CCC (County of Ventura et al., RPI) [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]
Marsh v. CCC [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]
Riley et al. v. County of Monterey et al. (California American Water Co., RPI) [Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A)]

The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A) and (2)(C). In addition, the Commission may consider matters which fall under Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B) or (2)(C).

18. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

19. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS.

20. CONSERVANCY REPORT.

21. SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY REPORT.

22. DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT.

23. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT including report on legislation.

a. Annual Report of the Conservation/Open Space OTD Program.  Report on the Status of Conservation & Open Space Offers to Dedicate Easements. (LF-SF)

b. Annual Report of the Public Access OTD Program.  Report on the Status of Public Access Offers to Dedicate Easements. (LL-SC)

c. Approval of 2008 Meeting dates.