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Meeting Agenda
Day 1

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -- 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Hearing
Procedures in English & Spanish


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As a result of the Covid-19 emergency, and the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20-and N-33-20, this Coastal Commission meeting will occur virtually through video and teleconference. The Coastal Commission is conducting the meeting virtually to avoid a public gathering and protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 5 @ 4:00 pm
1. CALL TO ORDER and ROLL CALL
2. VIRTUAL MEETING PROCEDURES
3. Agenda Changes
4. General Public Comment
 Public comments that are not related to any of the items specifically listed on the agenda will be heard at approximately 9:00 am, for no more than one hour. At the discretion of the Chair, speakers may be given up to 2 minutes. Due to the transition to a virtual meeting platform, the Coastal Commission at this time will not allow for the ceding of time from one speaker to another speaker. Note: You may address the Commission on a specific topic one time only each month. Please submit a request to speak by 5:00 pm the day before the hearing to assist with meeting management sign up. We will stop taking speaker requests by 8:30 am on each day of the meeting. Please see the Coastal Commission’s Virtual Hearing Procedures memo for submitting a request to speak.
5. Chair's Report
Statewide
6.Executive Director's Report
 a. Executive Director's Report
  Report      
  Submit Comment
 b.Commission Correspondence
  Consideration and potential action on Commission correspondence. Submit Comment
 c. Legislative Report
  Report      
  Status report and possible action on pending legislation. (JA/SC-SF) Submit Comment
 d. Public Education Grant Program
  Report      
  
Public hearing and Commission action on proposed awarding of targeted WHALE TAIL grants. (CP/AKF-SF) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
 e. 2021 Schedule of Meeting Dates and Locations
  Report
  
For discussion and possible action. (JA-SF) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
Enforcement
7. Enforcement Report
 Report by Chief of Enforcement on Statewide Enforcement Program. (LAH-SF)   
 South Coast District (Orange County)
8. Consent Calendar     Motion and Vote
 a.Application No. 5-19-0218 (Beach House LLC, Seal Beach)
  ReportExhibitsAddendum    
  Application of Beach House LLC to renovate existing 15’2” tall, 868 sq.ft. restaurant with 1,897 sq.ft. outdoor patio area and 522 sq.ft. covered patio, resulting in restaurant with parapet walls and 22’6” in tall tower, at 15 1st St., Seal Beach, Orange County. (AY-LB) Submit Comment
9.
Consent Calendar (removed from Regular Calendar)
Motion and Vote
   
South Coast District (Orange County)
10. Deputy Director's Report
 Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, and on comments from the public relating to the Deputy Director's report. For specific information contact the Commission's Long Beach office at (562) 590-5071. Submit Comments
11.Local Coastal Programs (LCPs)
 a. City of Laguna Beach LCP Amendment No. (LCP-5-LGB-19-0074-1 (Short-term Lodgings/Rentals)
  ReportExhibitsExparteCorrespondence   
  
Public hearing and action on request by the City of Laguna Beach to amend the Implementation Plan (IP) portion of the certified Local Coastal Program (LCP) by making changes to Chapters 25.23 Short-Term Lodging, 25.10 R-1 Residential Low Density Zone, 25.12 R-2 Residential Medium Density Zone, 25.14 R-3 Residential High Density Zone, and 25.43 Village Community Zone at Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MA-LB) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
 b. City of Laguna Beach LCP Amendment No. (LCP-5-LGB-19-0139-1) (Parking)
  ReportExhibitsAddendumCorrespondence   
  
Public hearing and action to amend Implementation Plan (IP) portion of the certified LCP affecting the following sections of Title 25 the City’s Zoning Code (one of the components of the certified IP): Chapter 25.08 Definitions: Section 25.08.018 regarding the definition of “intensity of use”; Chapter 25.52 Parking Requirements: Sections 25.52.004, 25.52.006, 25.52.012 regarding various parking standards; Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
 c. City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. (LCP-5-DPT-20-0047-2) Time Extension
  Report      
  Public hearing and action to extend time limit for Commission action up to one year for certification of City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. 19-003 which would amend the Land Use Plan (LUP) and the Implementation Plan (IP) of the certified LCP to allow for two hotels and modify the allotted square footage for visitor serving commercial uses in Planning Area 3 of the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan in Dana Point, Orange County. (CP-LB) Submit Comment
12.Coastal Permit Applications
 a. Application No. A-5-DPT-18-0046 (Joe Lancor, AIA (c/o Cannon’s Restaurant), Dana Point)
  Appeal of City of Dana Point granting permit with conditions to Joe Lancor, AIA to demolish 10,400 sq.ft. restaurant (Cannon’s) and construct 44,164 sq.ft. 100-room resort hotel, with restaurant, café, spa, and associated parking facilities on coastal bluff lot overlooking Dana Point Harbor, at 34344 Green Lantern, Dana Point, Orange County. (FSY-LB) Submit Comment
 b. Application No. 5-19-1284 (Sommerville, Laguna Beach)
  ReportExhibits     
  Application of William Sommerville to remodel 3,120 sq.ft. single-family home on bluff-top lot, including: (1) conversion of 105 sq.ft. covered entrance on landward side of residence into bathroom; (2) new spa within existing footprint of pool; (3) new windows/doors; and (4) replace existing patio hardscape, at 3 N. La Senda Dr., Laguna Beach, Orange County. (AS-LB) Submit Comment
 c. Application No. 5-20-0006 (Marquita LLC and City of San Clemente, San Clemente)
  ReportExhibits     
  
Application of Marquita LLC and City of San Clemente for: (1) coastal bluff repair/stabilization (across 3 lots at 257, 259, and 261 W. Marquita) consisting of 13,475 cu.yds. of cut and 8,714 cu.yds. of fill for complete bluff reconstruction by benching bluff for placement of compacted fill, bluff drainage improvements and restoration of native vegetation; (2) demolition of single-family home and construction of 2-unit 25-ft. tall, 8,179 sq.ft. condominium, with 966 sq.ft. 4-car garage and 1,906 sq.ft. in decks, pool/spa, and bluff top drainage improvements at 259 W. Marquita; (3) and after-the-fact request for approval of unpermitted development at toe of bluff consisting of construction of wood retaining wall and grading of landslide material at bluff toe, in San Clemente, Orange County. (LR-LB)  (NOTE: The Commission's enforcement division has opened an investigation into potential Coastal Act violations associated with this item and site, as is explained further in the staff report.) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
 d. Application No. 5-20-0224 (Braff, Laguna Beach)
  ReportExhibitsAddendum    
  Application of David Braff to  remodel existing main house, increasing square footage by 34 sq. feet, resulting in 3,198 sq.ft. single-family home (with no change in height, foundation or structural roof elements); and remodel guest house with no change to 554 sq.ft., 21-ft. height, foundation, or structural roof elements on oceanfront, bluff top lot, at 40 No. La Senda, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) Submit Comment
 e. Application No. 5-20-0247 (SGV Property Fund, LLC, Sunset Beach)
  ReportExhibits     
  Application of SGV Property Fund, LLC to construct 4,577 sq.ft., 3-story, 35-ft. high single-family home with attached 462 sq.ft., 2-car garage, on vacant beachfront lot, at 16641 So. Pacific Ave., Sunset Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) Submit Comment
13.Permit Amendments
 a. Permit No. 5-01-097-A2 (Moe, San Clemente)
  Request by John & Cheryl Moe to amend previously approved permit for after-the-fact (ATF) hardscape improvements including 34 cu.yds. cut and fill, 3-ft. wide sloped decomposed granite path with wood border, access steps, garden planter walls, backfilled 2-ft. tall keystone wall, fencing, and flattened/graded patio area.  Proposed new development includes approx. 480 sq.ft. wood deck/flagstone/artificial turf patio area, native plantings, and request for modification of development area setback at 229 Avenida Alessandro, San Clemente, Orange County. (LR-LB) (NOTE: The Commission's enforcement division has opened an investigation into potential Coastal Act violations associated with this item and site, as is explained further in the staff report.) Submit Comment 
 b. Permit No. 5-18-0875-A1 (Peter’s Landing Marina, Huntington Beach)
  ReportExhibitsAddendum    
  
Request by Peter’s Landing Marina to amend previously approved permit to establish public fishing improvements, pocket marsh enhancement, and eelgrass planting; within the marina at 17145 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) (NOTE: The Commission's enforcement division has opened an investigation into potential Coastal Act violations associated with this item and site, as is explained further in the staff report.) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
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:
  City of Del Mar v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Clayton, et al. v. Peterson, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc. v. CCC, et al. (San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District, et al., RPIs), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A) (See Agenda Item Th6a)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc. v. CCC, et al. (San Luis Obispo County, et al., RPIs), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A) (See Agenda Item Th6a)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc., et al. v. CCC, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A) (See Agenda Item Th6a)
  Harbaugh v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Lindstrom v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Martin’s Beach I, LLC v. Ainsworth, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Mary Jack, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al. (Marco Place, RPI), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  McCarthy v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Samuel Lawrence Foundation v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Spotlight on Coastal Corruption v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Spotlight on Coastal Corruption v. Kinsey, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Stanger v. CCC (2416 Frey, et al., RPIs), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Stanger v. CCC (Paz, et al., RPIs), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
 The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Sections 11126(e)(2)(A) and (2)(C). In addition, the Commission may consider matters which fall under Government Code Section 11126(e)(2)(B) or (2)(C). The Commission may also consider personnel matters which fall under Government Code Section 11126(a).

Statewide
14. Approval of Minutes (June 2020) (July 2020)
Motion and Vote
15. Commissioners' Reports
16. Commission Sub-committee Reports
17. Conservancy Report
18. Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Report
19. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Report
20. Deputy Attorney General's Report