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APRIL 2016 AGENDA


Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 



(415) 407-3211

active during meeting only

WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2016 09:00 A.M.

  1.  CALL TO ORDER and ROLL CALL
  2.  AGENDA CHANGES
  3.  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 may be additional comment time available later in the day. Note: Comments made during the general public comment period regarding matters pending before the Commission do not become part of the official record for those matters. 

STATEWIDE

  1.  WETLANDS WORKSHOP.
    Staff presentation on the definition and delineation of wetlands in the coastal zone. (LK-SF) 
  2.  CHAIR'S REPORT
  3.  Selection Process for Executive Director
    Discussion and review of draft Request for Proposals for Executive Director Search Firm Services. (SH/MW/JC-SF) 
  4. ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT
    1.  Executive Director's Report
    2.  Audio and Video Streaming Services Contract for Commission Meetings
      Commission authorization for Executive Director to enter into a contract for audio-visual services and web streaming broadcast of Commission meetings. (SH-SF) [POSTPONED]
    3.  Legislative Report
      Legislative report and possible Commission action. (JA/SC-SF) 

    CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

    1.  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. 
    2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).
      See Agenda Categories .
    3. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs).
      See Agenda Categories .
      1.  City of Carmel-by-the-Sea LCP Amendment No. LCP-3-CML-16-0005-1-Part B (Medical Marijuana)
        Concurrence with Executive Director's determination that the request by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to amend the IP's land use regulations to prohibit commercial medical marijuana activities and uses is minor. (MW-SC)    
    4.  NEW APPEALS.
      See Agenda Categories . 
      1.  Appeal No. A-3-MCO-15-0068 (CDFW Elkhorn Slough Restoration, Monterey Co.)
        Appeal by Nina Beety of Monterey County decision granting permit with conditions to California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to remove approx. 1,225 Eucalyptus trees and restore native oak woodland and freshwater habitat at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Monterey County. (BO-SC)    Motion and Vote
      2.  Appeal No. A-3-PSB-15-0030 (Rozo, Pismo Beach)
        Appeal by Tarren Collins and Laurie Cummings of City of Pismo Beach decision granting permit with conditions to Ernie and Pam Rozo to demolish one-story single-family home and construct new 2-story single-family home with attached 2-car garage and secondary dwelling unit, at 388 Windward Ave., Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County. (YC-SC) [POSTPONED]
    5. 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. 
      1.  Application No. 3-15-0166 (Seaside Company, Santa Cruz)
        Application of Santa Cruz Seaside Co. to authorize September 2014 emergency breaching of San Lorenzo River allowed under emergency permit, and after-the-fact authorization of: 1) unpermitted breaching in July 2014, and; 2) exterior waterproofing of Boardwalk basement seawall, at mouth of river on Main Beach at San Lorenzo Point, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County. (RM-SC) [POSTPONED]

      NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT 

      1.  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.
      2.  CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar).
        See Agenda Categories .
      3. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs). 
        See Agenda Categories .
        1.  Sonoma County LCP Amendment No. LCP-2-SON-16-0007-1-Part A (Coastal Combining Zone Modifications)
          Concurrence with Executive Director's determination that the request by Sonoma County to amend the IP's coastal combining zone maps is de minimis. (SR-SF)   
      4. NEW APPEALS.
        See Agenda Categories . 
        1.  Appeal No. A-2-PAC-15-0046 (Blackman/O'Connell, Pacifica)
          Appeal by Victor Carmichael, The Committee to Save the Fish and Bowl and Hal Bohner of City of Pacifica decision granting permit with conditions to David Blackman and Mike O'Connell for construction of 4 detached 450 sq.ft. apartment units on vacant lot, on 4000 block of Palmetto Ave., Pacifica, San Mateo County. (PF-SF)      Motion and  Vote
      5. 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. 
        1.  Application No. A-2-SON-13-0219 (California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sonoma Co.)
          Application of California Dept. of Parks and Recreation to institute parking fee program within multiple State Park units across 35 miles of Sonoma County coast. The program includes installation of self-service automatic payment machines (charging $8 fee per day), signs, fencing, and related development (including ADA improvements) at State Parks facilities at Bodega Head, Goat Rock, Shell Beach, and Stump Beach along the shoreline of Sonoma County. (NC-SF)      Ex-Parte    Public Hearing on item     Return to Staff       Return to Commission     Motion and  Vote
      6. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
        1.  A-2-MAR-08-28-A1-EDD (Lawson's Landing, Marin Co.)
          Appeal by Lawson's Landing, Inc. of the Executive Director's determination to reject amendment application (to allow wastewater treatment system, including subsurface leach fields, in eastern portion of Area 6 designated as ESHA by the Commission) which would lessen and avoid intended effect of the Commission's permit action, at Dillon Beach, Marin County. (SF-SF) 

      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:
      The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code § 11126(e)(2)(A) and (2)(C). In addition, the Commission may consider matters which fall under Government Code § 11126(e)(2)(B) or (2)(C). The Commission may also consider personnel matters which fall under Government Code § 11126(a).
      1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
        August 2015  January 2016  February 2016
      2. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS.
      3. CONSERVANCY REPORT.
      4. SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY REPORT.
      5. SANTA MONICA BAY RESTORATION REPORT.
      6. DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT.