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November 2012 DRAFT AGENDA

SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM – EAST WING
1855 MAIN STREET
SANTA MONICA, CA 90401
(415) 407-3211

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Please note: agenda items are subject to change.


9:00 a.m.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

1.  CALL TO ORDER.

2.  ROLL CALL.

3.  AGENDA CHANGES

4.  GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT. Public comments will be heard at 9:00 am for items not on the agenda, for no more than 30 minutes. For those unable to attend the early comment period, there will be additional comment time available later in the day.

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (Los Angeles County)

5.  ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.  Application No. 5-12-226 (Briles, Long Beach)Application of Richard & Keanna Briles to remove 184 sq.ft. L-shaped dock float and replace with 29'x 6' rectangular dock float in same place using existing davits on vertical seawall, and install new 3'x 4' landing and new gangway, at 149 Rivo Alto Canal, Long Beach, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB)

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

a. Application No. 5-12-216 (Lieber, Venice, Los Angeles Co.)Application of Christine Lieber to demolish 1-story, 1,056 sq.ft. single-family home and detached garage on canal fronting lot, and construct 2-story, 29-ft. high, 2,905 sq.ft. single-family home with attached 2-car garage, at 403 Howland Canal, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB)

b. Application No. 5-12-223 (924 PBR LLC, Santa Monica) Application of 924 PBR LLC, to remodel 3-story, 5,567 sq.ft. single family home by adding second story balcony, adding 23 sq. feet to existing 737 sq.ft. accessory cabana, remodel pool, and remove portion of wooden fence and other encroachments on State Beach, at 924 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB)

c. Application No. 5-12-225 (City of Santa Monica Municipal Pier Replacement) Application of City of Santa Monica to replace portion of Santa Monica Municipal Pier, including portion of pier platform and wood piles. Replace wood piles with concrete piles, at Santa Monica Pier (near 1640 Ocean Front Walk), Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB)

d. Application No. 5-12-233 (Grand Prix Association of Long Beach & City of Long Beach, Special Events and Film Bureau) Application of Grand Prix Association of Long Beach & City of Long Beach, Special Events and Film Bureau for 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 19-21, 2013), including installation and removal of temporary facilities for traffic and public accommodations, at Pacific Terrace Area bordered By Ocean Blvd on North, Long Beach Marina on South, L.A. River on West, The Villa River on East, Long Beach, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB)

SAN DIEGO COAST DISTRICT

7.  CONSENT CALENDAR. See AGENDA CATEGORIES Motion and Vote

a. Application No. 6-11-85 (SeaWorld, San Diego) Application of SeaWorld San Diego to demolish 5,000 sq.ft. freshwater aquarium building and remodel and convert 4,700 sq.ft. gift shop into 2,300 sq.ft. retail stores and 1,952 sq.ft. culinary services, at 500 SeaWorld Dr., Mission Bay Park, San Diego, San Diego County. (AL-SD)

b. Application No. 6-12-63 (Fletcher, San Diego)Application of Ronald Fletcher to demolish 1-story, 650 sq.ft. office/commercial building and construct 2-story, 22-ft. high, 1,066 sq.ft. single-family home with attached 252 sq.ft., 1-car garage and carport on 1,250 sq.ft. lot, at 729 Salem Court, Mission Beach, San Diego, San Diego County. (AL-SD)

NORTH CENTRAL 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 San Francisco office at (415) 904-5260.

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

10. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.   Appeal No. A-2-MAR-11-29 (Freedomhowler, Marin Co.)Appeal by Stacey Henderson from decision of County of Marin granting permit with conditions to Shea Freedomhowler for after-the-fact authorization of 199 sq.ft. greenhouse, at 175 Poplar Road, Bolinas, Marin County. (JM-SF) [WITHDRAWN]

11. 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. 2-12-19 (City of Pacifica Parking Fee Program) Application of City of Pacifica to install 3 parking meter ticket machines and implement parking fee program at north and south parking lots of Pacifica State Beach, Pacifica, San Mateo County. (KG-SC)

 Motion and  Vote
 
b. Application No. 2-06-017 (Altman, Marin Co.) Application of Daniel Altman and Avi Atid to renovate the historic Marshall Tavern into a 5-unit bed and breakfast overnight facility with additional  manager’s unit and parking, along and over (on pilings) Tomales Bay at 20105 and 20125 Highway One in unincorporated Marshall area Marin County. (LK-SF)

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

a.  City of Pismo Beach LCP Amendment No. PSB-1-11 (Sign Regulations). Concurrence with the Executive Director's determination that the request by City of Pismo Beach to amend the LCP's sign regulations is minor. (KK-SC)

b.  City of Capitola LCP Amendment No. CAP-1-12 Part 1 (Reasonable Accommodations). Concurrence with Executive Director's determination that proposed modifications to City of Capitola certified LCP, to amend the LCP to allow procedures for reasonable accommodations, are minor. (SC-SC)

c.  City of Capitola LCP Amendment No. CAP-1-12 Part 3 (Parking Requirements). Concurrence with Executive Director's determination that proposed modifications to City of Capitola certified LCP, to amend the LCP pertaining to parking requirements for single room occupancy units, are minor. (SC-SC)

d.  City of Capitola LCP Amendment No. CAP-1-12 Part 4 (Sidewalk Signs). Concurrence with Executive Director's determination that proposed modifications to City of Capitola certified LCP, to amend the LCP pertaining to the use of sidewalk signs in the Central Village, are minor. (SC-SC)

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

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

a.  City of Capitola LCP Amendment No. CAP-1-12, Part 2 (Emergency Shelters). Public hearing and action on request by City of Capitola to amend the LCP to allow emergency shelters in the IP (Industrial Park) zone, Capitola, Santa Cruz County. (SC-SC)

 Motion and Vote
 
b.  City of Seaside LCP Amendment No. SEA-1-11 (Complete LCP). Public hearing and action on request by City of Seaside to update the certified Land Use Plan and to certify an Implementation Plan, thus comprising an entire LCP for the City. (MW-SC) [POSTPONED]

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (Orange County)

15.  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.

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

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

a.  City of Newport Beach LUP Amendment No. NPB-MAJ-1-11 Public hearing and action on request by City of Newport Beach to amend its certified LCP to change the land use designation of several locations from Two-Unit Residential (RT) to Mixed-Use Vertical (MU-V) for properties at 6904 and 6908-6936 West Coast Highway; change Two-Unit Residential (RT) to General Commercial (CG) for property at 6480 West Coast Highway; change from Multiple Unit Residential (RM) to Mixed-Use Vertical (MU-V) for properties at 3363, 3369 and 3377 Via Lido and 3378 Via Oporto; and change from Two-Unit Residential (RT) to Mixed-Use Horizontal (MU-H) for property at 105 15th Street. (FSY-LB) 

 Motion and Vote

18. 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. 5-12-124 (Schwary, Newport Beach) Application of Mr. & Mrs. Dennis and Joanne Schwary to reposition an existing 10'x14' wood pier platform from its current location 18' seaward of the bulkhead to directly adjacent to the bulkhead requiring removal of 2 existing 7-ft. wide T-piles and installation of 1 new 3-ft. wide T-pile and 2 new anchor piles for support and requiring a 4'x4' pier extension to accommodate new layout resulting in a 16 sq.ft. increase of water coverage.  No changes to existing gangway or floating dock proposed, at 755 Via Lido Soud, Newport Beach, Orange County. (LR-LB)
 
 Motion and  Vote

[Items 18b and 18c below share a single, combined staff report.]

b.   Application No. 5-12-177 (Abell & Helou, Newport Beach) Application of John Abell IV & Carol Helou to remove dock system with 5'x21' pier, 4'x24' gangway, 12'x20' float, and 4, 12-in. piles, and install new, 8.5'x20' pier, 4'x 25' gangway, 12'x20' float and 1, 16-in. and 2, 12-in. piles, at 2218 Channel Rd., Newport Beach, Orange County. (JDA-LB)

c.   Application No. 5-12-178 (Abell & Helou, Newport Beach)Application of John Abell IV & Carol Helou to install 10'x17' pier and pier platform, 3.5'x24' gangway, 22'10' floating dock, and 1, 16-in. pile and 2, 12-in. piles, at 2222 Channel Rd., Newport Beach, Orange County. (JDA-LB)

d.  Application No. 5-12-214 (Advanced Group 99-D (AERIE), Newport Beach)Application of Advanced Group 99-D, Limited Partnership to demolish existing wood pier, 22' gangway, 10 – 14" diameter steel guide piles and 490 sq.ft. double-U shaped floating dock with capacity for up to four 40' boats and construction of new wood pier, 10'x14' pier platform and repair existing concrete piles to support new wood pier, new 44' long gangway supported by 4 new 14" diameter steel piles and 3,194 sq.ft. 8 slip floating dock (including one guest slip) supported by 16 new concrete guide piles (9"– 16" diameter, 24" inch diameter); new slips range in size from 40'-55' and one 120' long slip resulting in approximately 2,654 sq.ft. of direct and indirect impacts to eelgrass at 101 Bayside Place, 201-205 and 207 Carnation Ave., Newport Beach, Orange County. (LR-LB)

SAN DIEGO COAST DISTRICT

19.  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 San Diego office at (619) 767-2370.

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

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

a. City of San Diego LCP Amendment No. SAN-MAJ-4-11-A (Community Gardens). Public hearing and action on request by City of San Diego to amend its certified Implementation Plan to expand the number of zones where a community garden could be developed by right and establish regulations for the development and operation of community gardens. (DNL-SD) 

 Motion and Vote

 Motion and Vote
 
b.  City of San Diego LCP Amendment No. CCP-MAJ-4-11-B (2006, 2007 and 2010 Centre City Amendments). Public hearing and action on request by City of San Diego to amend its certified Land Use Plan to adopt new Downtown Community Plan and amend the Centre City and Marina Planned District Ordinances of its certified Implementation Plan. The proposed amendment includes six separate sets of revisions occurring in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012 to the Downtown Community Plan, Centre City Redevelopment Plan and Planned District Ordinances. (KB-SD)
 
22. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

a.   Appeal No. A-6-ENC-11-73 (Gordon, Encinitas) Appeal by Commissioner Mitchell & Brennan from decision of City of Encinitas granting permit with conditions to Matthew Gordon for removal of portions of private unpermitted access stairway constructed on bluff face leading from blufftop to beach, retention of portions of unpermitted stairway and retaining walls, and construction of replacement railroad ties and retractable staircase element on upper bluff, at 876 & 878 Neptune Ave., Encinitas, San Diego County. (ES-SD) [POSTPONED]

23. 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.  Appeal No. A-6-NOC-11-86 (San Diego Master Storm Water Maintenance Program) Appeal by Commissioners Brennan & Stone, Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation& San Diegans For Open Government from decision of City of San Diego granting permit with conditions to City of San Diego Transportation and Storm Water Department for multi- year master permit for clearing of sediment and vegetation and maintenance of various drainages to provide flood control, at various drainages within coastal zone, San Diego, San Diego County. (LJM-SD)  Motion and Vote

b.  Application No. 6-12-40 (22nd District Agricultural Association, Del Mar)Application of 22nd District Agricultural Assoc. for Phase I of South Overflow Lot (SOL) salt marsh restoration to include: 2.41 acres of salt marsh habitat, 0.55 acre of high marsh habitat, and 0.22 acre of upland transition habitat in SOL, and 1.07 acres of salt marsh habitat and 0.39 acre of upland transition habitat along northern bank of San Dieguito River (East Berm) at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, San Diego County. (ES-SD)     Motion and Vote

24. 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. 6-07-21-A (Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation,San Diego) Request by Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation to amend permit for lagoon mouth opening to revise special conditions to allow as-needed openings of lagoon inlet for an additional 5 years and to revise criteria to authorize openings, at mouth of the Los Penasquitos Lagoon at North Torrey Pines Road (Highway 101), North City, San Diego, San Diego County. (TR-SD)

25. PORT MASTER PLAN.

a.   Application No. PSD-MAJ-43-11 (San Diego Marriott) Public hearing and action on request by the Port District to amend its certified Port Master Plan to revise the text and project list within the Centre City Embarcadero Planning District 3 for the San Diego Marriott leasehold situated between the Convention Center and Hyatt Regency to accommodate the demolition and reconstruction of Marriott Hall; expand and improve Marina Walk between Harbor Drive and the embarcadero and replace an existing marina parking lot and restrooms with an outdoor event area to be identified as Marina Terrace, at San Diego, San Diego County. (DL-SD)
 
 Motion and  Vote

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (Los Angeles County)

26.  DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT FOR LOS ANGELES 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.

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

28. 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. 5-12-79 (City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works (DPW), Bureau of Engineers, Playa Del Rey) Application of City of Los Angeles DPW, Bureau of Engineers to permanently authorize construction allowed under emergency permit (5-12-189-G) for 5 bulkheads to reinforce portions of existing roadway that collapsed, or are in immediate danger of collapsing, due to soil erosion and undermining of roadway. The project will include precast lagging panels, 4 to 6 subgrade piles per each location, backfilling, pavement repairs, pedestrian and vehicular guardrails, at Vista Del Mar (various locations between Napoleon St. & Imperial Hwy.), Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB)

29. 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. 5-07-124-A (City of Santa Monica, Civil Engineering)Request by City of Santa Monica, Civil Engineering for extension of current permit for 29,700 sq.ft. natural turf to reduce beach parking lot runoff and provide beach green for recreation. The beach green and adjacent asphalt area will continue to be used for parking during peak beach use periods, at 2030 Barnard Way, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. (AP-LB)

SOUTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

30.  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.

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

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

a.  County of Ventura LCP Amendment No. MAJ-2-12 (Phase I Update). Public hearing and action on request by Ventura County to amend its certified Coastal Zoning Ordinance with comprehensive code updates, land use clarifications, permit processing procedures updates, and spelling and grammar corrections. (SG-V)
 
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote

Future Meetings: The next meetings of the Coastal Commission are December 12-14 in San Francisco and January 9-11, 2013 in Central Coast.