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Meeting Agenda
Day 1

Wednesday, December 15, 2021-- 9:00 a.m.

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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1. CALL TO ORDER and ROLL CALL
2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
 
Commission consideration and possible vote on the election of officers and representatives to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
3. VIRTUAL MEETING PROCEDURES
4. AGENDA CHANGES
5. 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.
6. Chair's Report
Statewide
7. 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 and possible action on pending legislation. (JA/SC-SF) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
 d. Local Government Working Group Sea Level Rise Adaptation and LCP Update Documents.
  ReportExhibits    
  
Consideration and possible adoption of documents prepared by the Commission's Local Government Working Group to support improved sea level rise adaptation and LCP update processes. (JA-SF) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
8. ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR
 a.Application No. 4-21-0311 (Jacobs, Ventura)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of Rachel Jacobs to replace 758 sq.ft. concrete deck with new 830 sq.ft. wood deck, replace 210 sq. ft. floating dock and gangway with new 280 sq. ft. floating dock and gangway, and install 2 new 14-in. diameter concrete piles within Ventura Keys waterway for boating related purposes, at 3057 Seahorse Ave., Ventura, Ventura County. (WD-V) Submit Comment
 b.Application No. 5-21-0453 (2751 & 2801 PCH, LLC, Newport Beach)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of 2751 & 2801 PCH, LLC to remove three floating dock fingers and three 16” concrete guide piles, replace three 16” concrete guide piles, relocate one 14” concrete guide pile and remove two gangways. One existing gangway and landing will remain. The project also includes: installation of ADA ramp and landing and widening of headwalk, at 2751 & 2801 PCH, LLC, Newport Beach, Orange County. (FSY-LB) Submit Comment
9. Consent Calendar        Motion and Vote
 a.Application No. 5-21-0558 (Michaelson, Venice)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of Andrea Michaelson to demolish two-story, 1,865 sq.ft. single-family home and construct new three-story, 30’ high, 4,382 sq.ft. single-family home with roof deck and three onsite parking spaces, at 212 Sherman Canal, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (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.) (JD-LB) Submit Comment
 b.Application No. 5-21-0776 (Global Franchise Group and City of Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co.)
  

Report

Exhibits    
  Application of Global Franchise Group and City of Santa Monica to demolish 440 sq.ft. take-out restaurant and construct 16.5-ft.-high, 660 sq.ft. take-out restaurant in same location along Santa Monica Beach Promenade to meet ADA accessibility requirements for employees, at 1633 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. (ES-LB) Submit Comment
 c.Application No. 5-20-0445 (JT & LT NB, LLC, Newport Beach)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of JB & JT NB, LLC to demolish single family home and construct three-story, 2,762 sq.ft., single-family home with 442 sq.ft. two-car garage. Proposed project also includes: 1) reinforce seawall by utilizing tiebacks connecting existing seawall to new concrete deadman; 2) increase height of existing seawall to 10.9’ NAVD88; 3) install new privacy fence walls along North and South property line walls; 4) install rear yard hardscape; and 5) install rear yard trench drain directing runoff to perforated drainpipe to retain run-off on site. Only bayward portion of project is within Commission’s original jurisdiction, at 619 36th Street, Newport Beach, Orange County. (FSY-LB) Submit Comment
10.
Consent Calendar (removed from Regular Calendar)       
Motion and Vote
Enforcement
11. Enforcement Report
 Report by Chief of Enforcement on Statewide Enforcement Program. (LAH-SF)
South Coast District (Los Angeles County)
12. Deputy Director's Report For Los Angeles County
 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 Comment
13.Local Coastal Programs (LCPs)
 a. City of Long Beach LCP Amendment No. LCP-5-LOB-21-0064-1 (Interim Housing).
  ReportExhibits    
  Public hearing and action on request by City of Long Beach to amend the Implementation Plan to update regulations relating to interim housing uses, and if the Commission does not take a final action, possible action to extend the deadline for final Commission action on the amendment. (DZ-LB) Submit Comment
 b. City of Long Beach LCP Amendment No. LCP-5-LOB-20-0058-3 (Short-Term Rentals).
  ReportExhibitsCorrespondenceExparte  
  
Public hearing and action on request by City of Long Beach to amend the Implementation Plan to add short-term rental regualtions. (DZ-LB) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote  Revised Vote
Items 14b and 15a (Appeal No. A-5-SNP-19-0136 and Application No. A-5-SNP-19-0136/5-20-0153) below will have a combined hearing and items 14c and 15b (Appeal No. A-5-SNP-19-01524 and Application No. A-5-SNP-19-01524/5-20-0152) below will have a combined hearing.
Public Comment on combined items 14b, 15a, 14c, & 15b
Return to Staff
Return to Commission
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
 
Items 14d and 14e below will have a combined hearing.
 
14.New Appeals
 a. Appeal No. A-5-VEN-21-0070 (North Venice Boardwalk, LLC, Venice)
  

Report

ExhibitsCorrespondence   
  
Appeal by Margaret Molloy from City of Los Angeles decision granting permit with conditions to North Venice Boardwalk, LLC for construction of new, 2-story, 2,165 sq.ft. addition and 3 new parking spaces to existing, 1-story, 3,288 sq.ft. restaurant with 16 parking spaces, in addition to after-the-fact authorization of construction of new 918 sq.ft. storage area, on 4 ocean-front lots at 205-213 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CS-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
 b. Appeal No. A-5-SNP-19-0136 (Poola, San Pedro, Los Angeles)
  ReportExhibits    
  Appeal by Noel Gould, et. al., from City of Los Angeles decision granting permit with conditions to Raman and Vani Poola for construction of new 2-story, 26' high,3,695 sq.ft single family home with 921 sq.ft detached garage, 1,154 sq.ft. roof deck, and rear yard deck and spa on vacant blufftop lot at 1305 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (VL-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
 c. Appeal No. A-5-SNP-19-0152 (Murthy, San Pedro, Los Angeles)
  ReportExhibits    
  Appeal No. A-5-SNP-19-01524 (Murthy, San Pedro, Los Angeles)Appeal by Noel Gould, et. al., from City of Los Angeles decision granting permit with conditions to Krishna and Nirmala Murthy for demolition of 1,302 sq.ft. single-family home and construction of new 2-story, 26' high,3,548 sq.ft single family home with 665 sq.ft detached garage, 1,124 sq.ft. roof deck, and rear yard deck on blufftop lot at 1307 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (VL-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
 d. Appeal No. A-5-RPV-21-0076 (Automated License Plate Readers, Lunada Point) A
  ReportExhibitsCorrespondence   
  Appeal by Commissioners Turnbull-Sanders and Escalante from City of Rancho Palos Verdes decision granting permit with conditions to Flock Safety for installation of two sets of automated license plate reader camera systems, including poles up to 12’ high, and signage, within the City's public right-of-way, at Lunada Pointe Homeowners Association near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive West and Marguerite Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County. (JP-LB) Submit Comment
 e. Appeal No. A-5-RPV-21-0077 (Automated License Plate Readers, Portuguese Bend)
  ReportExhibitsCorrespondence   
  Appeal by Commissioners Turnbull-Sanders and Escalante from City of Rancho Palos Verdes decision granting permit with conditions to Flock Safety for installation of four sets of automated license plate reader camera systems, including poles up to 12’ high, and signage, within the City's public right-of-way, at West Portuguese Bend Homeowner Association near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive South & Seacove Drive/Barkentine Road/ Clipper Road/Packet Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County. (JP-LB) Submit Comment
15.Coastal Permit Applications
 a. Application No. A-5-SNP-19-0136/5-20-0153 (Poola, San Pedro, Los Angeles)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of Raman and Vani Poola to construct new 2-story, 26' high,3,695 sq.ft single family home with a 921 sq.ft detached garage, 1,154 sq. ft. roof deck, and rear yard patio and spa, and restore the bluff face with native vegetation on a vacant blufftop lot at 1305 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (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.) (VL-LB) Submit Comment
 b.Application No. A-5-SNP-19-01524/5-20-0152 (Murthy, San Pedro, Los Angeles)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of Krishna and Nirmala Murthy to demolish an existing 1,302 sq.ft. single-family home and construct new 2-story, 26' high,3,548 sq.ft single family home with 665 sq.ft detached garage, 1,124 sq.ft. roof deck, and rear yard patio, and restore bluff face with native vegetation on blufftop lot at 1307 W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (VL-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
 c. Application No. 5-20-0597 (Franco, Hermosa Beach)
  ReportExhibits    
  
Application of Sandra and Walter Franco to convert two-story, 29 ft. high, 3,402 sq.ft., 11-unit apartment with no onsite parking spaces into two-story, 29 ft. high, 3,402 sq.ft., 9-room hotel with 2 low-cost rooms, new 1,201 sq. ft. rooftop deck, and 2 parking spaces, at 66 11th Street, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (CS-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. 5-20-0656 (Reed, Venice)
  ReportExhibits    
  
Application of Nanette Reed to remodel two-story, 24 ft. high, 1,688 sq.ft. single-family home and construct new, 2-story 519 sq.ft. addition with maximum 27 ft. height and 3 onsite parking spaces on canal-fronting lot, at 408 Sherman Canal, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (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.) (CS-LB) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote 
 e. Application No. 5-21-0467 (Reinis, Hermosa Beach)
  ReportExhibits    
  
Application of Richard Reinis to demolish an existing 1,734 sq. ft. duplex and construct a 2,289 sq. ft., 2-story single-family residence with an attached two-car garage, a roof deck, and an attached 674 sq. ft. ADU at 626 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County. (VL-LB) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
16.Permit Amendments
 a. Permit Amendment Application No. 5-12-263-A1 (Coastal Dunes Improvement Project, Los Angeles/El Segundo Dunes)
  ReportExhibits    
  Request by Los Angeles World Airports to amend CDP No. 5-12-263, which authorized removal of road segments and habitat restoration within the Los Angeles/El Segundo Dunes, to implement a revised ecological landscape plan and modify the landscaping condition to continue habitat restoration and maintenance activities in the Coastal Dunes Improvement Project area and update restoration success criteria at 8901 S. Pershing St., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (DZ-LB) Submit Comment
South Coast District (Orange County)
17. Deputy Director's Report
 Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, local government acceptance of modifications for LCP certification, 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 Comment
18.Local Coastal Programs (LCPs)
 a. City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. LCP-5-DPT-20-0047-1 (Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan).
        
  Public hearing and action on request by City of Dana Point to amend the Land Use Plan (LUP) and the Implementation Plan (IP) of the certified LCP to allow for two hotels and to 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. (SA-LB) Submit Comment

 b. City of Dana Point LCP Amendment No. LCP-5-DPT-21-0059-5 (Doheny Village, Dana Point) Time Extension.
  Report     
  
Public hearing and action to extend time limit for action for one year on City of Dana Point’s request to modify and add provisions to the Land Use Element of the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, both of which are components of the City of Dana Point Local Coastal Program, commonly known as the “1996” LCP. The purpose of this amendment is to preserve and enhance the eclectic combination of commercial, light industrial, and residential mix of uses in the Doheny Village area. (FSY-LB) Submit Comment
 c. City of Laguna Beach LCP Amendment No. LCP-5-LGB-20-0052-2 (Downtown Specific Plan Update).
  ReportExhibits    
  
Public hearing and action on request by City of Laguna Beach to amend the Implementation Plan (IP) of the certified LCP to comprehensively update the Downtown Specific Plan and to amend provisions in Sections 25.16.050 (Minimum requirements for artists’ working and living units) and 25.40.010 (Downtown Specific Plan) of the City’s Zoning Code (Title 25). Downtown Specific Plan Area, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MA-LB) Submit Comment
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
 d. City of Newport Beach LCP Amendment No. LCP-5-NPB-20-0025-1, Part C.
  ReportExhibits    
  Public hearing and action on request by City of Newport Beach to amend the Implementation Plan (IP) of the certified LCP to modify development standards for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs) in Newport Beach, Orange County (AS-LB)Submit Comment
19.New Appeals
 Please note: Items 20b and 21a below will have a combined hearing
20.Coastal Permit Applications
 a. Application No. A-5-LGB-19-0017 (Estafanous, Laguna Beach)
        
  Application of Emil Estafanous to remodel and add 337 sq.ft. of interior area, 68 sq.ft. of elevated decks and new pedestrian entry feature to 2,140 sq.ft., three level single family home, and add air conditioning unit, and landscaping on blufftop lot, at 31893 Circle Drive, Laguna Beach, Orange County. (MV-LB) Submit Comment 
 b. Application No. 5-19-1296 (City of Newport Beach, Orange Co.)
  ReportExhibits    
  Application of City of Newport Beach for beach nourishment in Newport Bay using up to 75,000 cu. yds. of suitable dredge material, and proposed Eelgrass Protection and Mitigation Plan for eelgrass impacts, Newport Beach, Orange County. (MR- LB) Submit Comment
21.Federal Consistency
 a. Consistency Certification No. CC-0007-21 (City of Newport Beach, Orange Co.)
  ReportExhibits    
  Consistency Certification for maintenance dredging around existing docks and off-shore disposal of up to 75,000 cu. yds. of dredge material a year, including proposed Eelgrass Protection and Mitigation Plan for eelgrass impacts, at Lower and Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, and at ocean disposal site LA-3 located 4 miles southwest of the entrance to Newport Harbor, Orange County (MR-LB) Submit Comment
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:
  Adamski, et al. v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Aqualegacy Development LLC v. CCC, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Environmental Defense Center, et al. v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes v. CCC, et al. (Case 16CV-0160), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes v. CCC, et al. (Case 20CV-0100), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes v. CCC, et al. (Case 17CV-0267), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes v. CCC, et al. (Case 20CV-0402), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes v. CCC, et al. (Case 21CV-0214), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of Oceano Dunes v. California Department of Parks and Recreation, et al. (21CV-0275), Govt Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Friends of the Canyon v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Lopez, et al. v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Misenum, LLC, et al. v. City of San Diego, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  North County Transit District v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Pappas, et al. v. State Coastal Conservancy, et al., Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  The Samuel Lawrence Foundation v. CCC (Case No. 19STCP05431), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  The Samuel Lawrence Foundation v. CCC (Case No. 20STCP02957), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Shear v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Stanger v. CCC (Paz et al, RPIs), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Stanger v. CCC (2416 Frey LLC, et al.), Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  Wall v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
  North Coast Railroad Authority, Abandonment Exemption in Mendocino, Trinity, and Humboldt Counties (Proceeding before the Surface Transportation Board), 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
22.
Approval of Minutes
23.Commissioners' Reports
24.Commission Sub-Committee Reports
25.Conservancy Report
26.Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Report
27.Santa Monica Bay Restoration Report
28.Deputy Attorney General's Report
 
Future Meetings:
The next meetings of the Coastal Commission will be February 9-11, 2022, March 9-11, 2022 and April 6-8, 2022.