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Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:00 P.M.

City Hall Council Chambers, 4th floor
6500 Palma Avenue
Atascadero, California 93422



CALL TO ORDER

      Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call:    Chairperson Jan Wolff
Vice Chairperson Duane Anderson
Commissioner David Bentz
Commissioner Mark Dariz
Commissioner Jerel Seay
Commissioner Dennis Schmidt
Commissioner (Vacant)

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENT

  (This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Commission on any matter not on this agenda and over which the Commission has jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to three minutes. Please state your name and address for the record before making your presentation. The Commission may take action to direct the staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.)

PLANNING COMMISSION BUSINESS

CONSENT CALENDAR

  (All items on the consent calendar are considered to be routine and non-controversial by City Staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the Commission or public wishes to comment or ask questions.)

1.
APPROVAL OF DRAFT ACTION MINUTES OF DECEMBER 6, 2016

PLANNING COMMISSION BUSINESS

OATHS OF OFFICE:

A.
Administration of Oaths of Office
Marcia Torgerson, City Clerk, will administer the Oath of Office to new Planning Commissioners Ryan Betz, Josh Donovan, and Tom Zirk.
PRESENTATION:

B.
Recognition of outgoing Planning Commission members David Bentz and Dennis Schmidt.
PLANNING COMMISSION REORGANIZATION:

C.
Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson
The Commission will select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STAFF REPORTS


2.
PLN 2016-1624, TREE REMOVAL PERMIT FOR 7710 BALBOA ROAD
Property Owner: Anthony & Elizabeth Graves, 7700 Balboa Rd., Atascadero, CA  93422
Certified Arborist: Whit’s Turn Tree Care, PO Box 1784, Templeton, CA 93465
Project Title: PLN 2016-1624 / TRP 2016-0210
Project Location:
7710 Balboa Road, Atascadero, CA 93422
APN 050-051-031 (San Luis Obispo County)
Project Description:
The applicant proposes a secondary dwelling unit using cylindrical pier footings to minimize grading and ground disturbance. The residence will be constructed about 2 feet from the base of a 24-inch valley oak tree, which the project arborist has determined will be damaged. The applicant requests a tree removal permit for the tree.

General Plan Designation: Rural Estates (RE) Zoning District: Residential Suburban (RS)
City Staff: Katie Banister, Assistant Planner, kbanister@atascadero.org, Phone: 470-3480
Staff Recommendation:
The Planning Commission adopt PC Resolution 2016-A approving Tree Removal Permit 2016- 0210.

3.
PLN 2006-1133 ANNUAL GENERAL PLAN / HOUSING REPORT

The State of California requires all cities to file an Annual General Plan / Housing Report to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the State Department of Office Planning and Research (OPR). The purpose of the Report is to monitor the implementation of the City’s General Plan Housing Element and progress toward meeting the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), as well as review the General Plan to ensure the City is meeting the goals and objectives established by the Plan.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
DISCLOSURE OF EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS:
Prior to a project hearing, Planning Commission Members must disclose any communications they have had on any quasi-judicial agenda items. This includes, but is not limited to, Tentative Subdivision Maps, Parcel Maps, Variances, Conditional Use Permits, and Planned Development Permits. This does not disqualify the Planning Commission Member from participating and voting on the matter, but gives the public and applicant an opportunity to comment on the ex parte communication.
(For each of the following items, the public will be given an opportunity to speak. After a staff report, the Chair will open the public hearing and invite the applicant or applicant’s representative to make any comments. Members of the public will be invited to provide testimony to the Commission following the applicant. Speakers should state their name for the record and can address the Commission for three minutes. After all public comments have been received, the public hearing will be closed, and the Commission will discuss the item and take appropriate action(s).)

4.
PLN 2016-1608, SIGN ORDINANCE UPDATES
Applicant: City of Atascadero, 6500 Palma Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422
Project Title: PLN 2016-1608 / ZCH 2016-0182
Project Location:
Citywide
Project Description:
The proposed project consists of minor amendments to the Title 9, Chapter 15, Signage. This Chapter is commonly known as the “Sign Ordinance.”
City Staff: Alfredo Castillo, Associate Planner, acastillo@atascadero.org, Phone: 470-3436
Proposed Environmental Determination: The project is exempt from CEQA based on Section 15061.(3) “General Rule” since CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.
Staff Recommendation:
Staff recommends that the Planning Commission adopt PC Resolution 2017-A recommending that the City Council introduce an Ordinance for first reading, by title only, to approve PLN 2016-1608 based on findings.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS AND REPORTS

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting will be on February 21, 2017 at City Hall Council Chambers, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero.

Please note: Should anyone challenge in court any proposed development entitlement listed on this Agenda, that person may be limited to raising those issues addressed at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to this public hearing.