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March 2010 Agenda

Santa Cruz County
Board of Supervisors Chambers
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 588-4112

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This has been updated at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

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9:00 a.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

1.  CALL TO ORDER.

2.  ROLL CALL.

3.  GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT.  Public comments will be heard at 9 a.m. for no more than 30 minutes.  For attendees who are unable to attend the early comment period, there will be a second comment period prior to or after the lunch break.  Agenda items will begin or resume after public comment.

4. COMMISSION FIELD TRIP. The Commission will take a field trip to view Arana Gulch and La Bahia in the City of Santa Cruz, and other sites in the Santa Cruz County coastal zone beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m. and returning at 12 p.m. The Commission would reconvene at 1:45 p.m. Potential sites include Capitola-by-the-Sea, Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz Harbor, and West Cliff Drive. Because space will be extremely limited, members of the public may follow in their private vehicles or meet the Commission along the route of the field trip where stops will be scheduled to discuss issues. A map of the route and an itinerary of stops for the field trip will be available online or at the Commission’s Santa Cruz office before the field trip.  For more information please call the Santa Cruz office at (831) 427-4863.

CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

5.  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 Santa Cruz office at (831) 427-4863.

6. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

7. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIESAttention:  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. 3-09-068 (City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co.) Application of City of Santa Cruz to implement the Arana Gulch Master Plan for the 67.7 ac. City-owned greenbelt property. Project includes management and restoration of habitat areas; improvements to existing trail system, including paved multi-use path (some over existing trails, some new); construction of new bridge over Hagemann Gulch; interpretive displays and trail signage; installation of fencing, including to allow limited cattle grazing, at Arana Gulch just inland of the Santa Cruz Harbor in Santa Cruz County. (SC-SC) [TO CONTINUE]
 
 Public Comment on Item
 
 Return to Commission
 
 Motion and  Vote

[An addendum has been appended to the staff report for item 7b below on March 10.]

b.  Application No. 3-10-003 (Pebble Beach Co., Monterey Co.) Application of Pebble Beach Co. to construct new pedestrian trail segment and improve existing trails to connect Del Monte Forest trail system to Carmel Beach as part of the California Coastal Trail (includes trail and new stairway improvements in the Forest, and decomposed granite walkway along North San Antonio Ave., new boardwalk, and new stairway access in City of Carmel) near the Carmel gate into the Del Monte Forest, Carmel, Monterey County. (KM-SC) [APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS]
 
 Motion and  Vote

NORTH COAST DISTRICT

8.  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 Eureka office at (707) 445-7833.

9. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

10. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.   Humboldt County LCP Amendment No. HUM-MAJ-1-8 (Samoa Town Plan). Public hearing and action on extension of time limit to act on request by Humboldt County to amend the certified Local Coastal Program to redesignate and rezone the industrial designation of the town to a mix of residential, commercial, open space, natural resources and business park uses and extend the urban limit line within the approximately 173 acre Samoa town site on the Samoa Peninsula west of Humboldt Bay (RSM-E) [APPROVED]

 Motion and Vote
b.   Humboldt County LCP Amendment No. HUM-MAJ-3-9 (Race Investments, LLC). Public hearing and action on request by County of Humboldt to amend the Certified Implementation Plan to rezone 45-acre portion of a 151-acre property located off of Mitchell Road, east of Eureka from Coastal Commercial Timberland (TC/F, R) to Timberland Production Zone with Flood Hazard Area, Streams and Riparian Corridor Protection combining zones (TPZ/F, R). (MBK-E) [APPROVED WITH MODIFICATIONS]
 
 Motion and Vote
 
 Motion and Vote

11. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS.  See AGENDA CATEGORIESAttention:  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. Appeal No. A-1-MEN-08-15 (Bower Limited Partnership, Mendocino Co.) Appeals by Environmental Commons, Lori Hubbart & Julie A. Verran from decision of County of Mendocino granting permit with conditions to Bower Limited Partnership for construction of 285-ft. long retaining wall to connect to proposed 70-ft. long retaining wall on adjacent lot to the south (APN 145-261-05), and associated drainage improvements including installation of 414-ft. length of drainpipe, storm drain manhole, and 6-ft. stormwater treatment structure, at 39200 South Highway One, Gualala, Mendocino County. (RSM-E) [POSTPONED]

12. 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. 1-83-270-A (Bower Limited Partnership, Mendocino Co.) Request by Bower Limited Partnership to replace 70-ft. long wood retaining wall with 390-ft. long retaining wall that extends across subject property and adjacent property to the north (APN 145-261-13), at 39250 South Highway One, Gualala, Mendocino County. (RSM-E) [POSTPONED]