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April 2012 Agenda

Ventura City Hall Council Chambers
501 Poli Street
Ventura, CA 93001
(415) 407-3211


8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012

1.  CALL TO ORDER.

2.  ROLL CALL.

3.  AGENDA CHANGES.

4.  GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT. At some time prior to adjournment for the day, public comment will be heard for items not listed on today’s agenda.

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (Orange County)

5.  DEPUTY DIRECTOR’S REPORT FOR ORANGE COUNTY. 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.

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

7. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs) See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.  City of Laguna Beach LCP Amendment No. LGB-MAJ-1-11 (Flood, Major Remodel & Sustainability). Public hearing and action on request by City of Laguna Beach to amend the Implementation Plan to allow development on nonconforming lots and additions to legal nonconforming structures without a variance; establish/clarify what constitutes a ‘major remodel’ and redefine the term ‘kitchen’; update the floodplain/hazards ordinance; change grading/construction material hauling hours, modify threshold for development requiring design review, modify design review noticing requirements, exempt elevator shafts from floor area calculation, update residential development guidelines, and revise City hedge height claim process. (MV-LB)

 Motion and Vote

b.   City of Huntington Beach LCP Amendment No. HNB-MAJ-2-11 (Signs, Flooding, & Design Review). Time Extension. Public hearing and action to extend 60-day time limit for Commission action up to one year on a request by the City of Huntington Beach to amend the certified Implementation Plan of the City’s certified Local Coastal Program. The amendment requests to modify the certified the Implementation Plan by: making changes including changes to the sign ordinance; updating the flood ordinance; modifying the scope and composition of the Design Review Board; allow emergency shelters in industrial districts; making changes to the zoning map outside the coastal zone; and amending the definition of “kennel”. The amendment would apply throughout the City of Huntington Beach coastal zone. (MV-LB)

 Motion and Vote

8. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.  Appeal No. A-5-LGB-12-67 (Ratner, Laguna Beach)Appeal by Commissioners Brennan & Stone from decision of City of Laguna Beach granting permit with conditions to Bruce C. Ratner for substantial demolition, modifications and upper level addition to existing 6,135 sq. ft. residence and pool/spa on 8410 sq. ft. oceanfront lot, at 24 Lagunita Drive, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (JDA-LB)

 Motion and Vote

9. 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. 5-09-105 (Norberg Family Trust, Laguna Beach)Application of Norberg Family Trust for addition to single-story single family home consisting of 307 cu.yds. cut/fill grading to construct semi-subterranean, 860 sq.ft. new lower level within footprint of existing residence to include 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room plus 326 sq.ft. utility/storage room; addition of lower level paved patio with outdoor spa and shower, outdoor half spiral stair to access new lower level; repairs to 355 sq.ft. wood balcony deck; plus interior remodel of existing home, at 86 South La Senda (Three Arch Bay), Laguna Beach, Orange County. (LR-LB)

b.   Appeal No. A-5-DPT-05-306 (Safari, Dana Point)Application of Mehrdad Safari to construct 14,017 sq.ft., 2-story, single-family home, 9-car parking garage, 2 separate 1-story accessory buildings totaling 3,407 sq. feet, and landscape/hardscape on vacant 14.66 ac. lot; construction of retaining walls and grading to remediate landslides along Caribbean Drive and grading to prepare site for development consisting of 15,452 cu.yds. cut, 9,402 cu.yds. fill and 6,050 cu.yds. export to location outside of coastal zone; creation of on-site 700 sq.ft. wetland mitigation and native habitat due to grading, at 32354 Caribbean Drive, Dana Point, Orange County. (FSY-LB)

 Motion and Vote

10. 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. 5-07-163-A (Hammond, Laguna Beach)Request by Mark S Hammond for addition of 185 sq.ft. wood deck and gas fire feature at landward side of lot, construct wood and decomposed granite, at-grade patio in place of previously approved water feature at seaward side of home, and construct concrete stairs at northwest corner of site adjacent to home to accommodate fire access, at 58 N La Senda (Three Arch Bay), Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) [WITHDRAWN]

b.   Permit No. 5-82-291-A4 (S.H.C. Laguna Niguel, L.L.C., Dana Point)Request by S.H.C. Laguna Niguel, L.L.C. for remodel and addition of Ritz-Carlton Hotel consisting of adding 29,796 sq.ft. meeting space; conversion of existing meeting space and infill areas into 24 new guest rooms and 2 new casitas, and enhancing hotel’s exterior hardscape, landscape, pool, and guestroom patio areas, at 1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, Orange County. (FSY-LB)

 Motion and Vote

Future Meetings: The next meetings of the Coastal Commission are May 9-11 in Marin County and June 13-15 in Huntington Beach.