agenda

SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 20, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 6:30 P.M.

 

 

Chairman Michael W. Moats

Community Development Director, Larry Appel

Vice-Chair Rodger Brown

Planning Division Manager, Peggy Woods

Commissioner Adrian Andrade

Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wendy Stockton

Commissioner Tom S. Lopez

Principal Civil Engineer, Shad Springer

Commissioner Richard Quandt

Special Districts Planning Tech, Patty Ellis

 

Recording Secretary, Kathleen Wilson

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to the requirements of Government Code Section 54954.2. By listing a topic on this agenda, the Planning Commission has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item. In addition to any action identified in the brief general description of each item, the action that may be taken shall include: a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; adoption, approval or disapproval or recommendation thereof.

Participation includes assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide an equally effective opportunity for individuals with a disability to participate in and benefit from City activities. For the hearing impaired, the City has assisted listening equipment available. For TDD (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf) service, please call 800-735-2929. In order for the City to make reasonable accommodation arrangements for the use of this assisted listening equipment, notification is required by at least 4:00 p.m. the Friday before the meeting by calling 925-0951, extension 307. This equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons. To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, call 925-0951, extension 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday before the meeting. Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, extensión 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el martes antes de la junta.

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Community Development Department, available for public inspection during City business hours. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Community Development Department during normal business hours. The Community Development Department ([805] 925-0951, ext. 244) will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

NOTICE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC. 12-35.211 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS MAY BE APPEALED TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

Next Resolution No: 2562

Next Two Regular Planning Commission Meetings: February 3, 2010 and February 17, 2010.

CALL TO ORDER:    Chairman Michael W. Moats

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

ROLL CALL:              Commissioners Adrian Andrade, Tom S. Lopez, Richard Quandt, Vice-Chair Rodger Brown and Chairman Michael W. Moats

APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF JANUARY 6, 2010.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (not to exceed a total of 15 minutes):

Each member of the audience may address the Commission on any subject within the Commission’s business. Each member of the audience and each subject is limited to discussion of three minutes or as otherwise directed by the Chair.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

1.         CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR NEWLOVE MINISTRIES, 215 WEST NEWLOVE DRIVE, U-2009-022, E-2009-030. Review of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the expansion of an existing church from 1,100 square feet to 1,690 square feet at 215 West Newlove Drive, in an R-3 (High Density Residential) zoning district, APN-117-462-018. This project is a Class 1 (Existing Facilities) categorical exemption.  No further environmental review is required.  (Planner: Neda Zayer)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve subject to the conditions as outlined in the preliminary draft of the Conditional Use Permit.

 

2.         GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR SANTA MARIA FREEWAY CENTER, 1000 EAST BETTERAVIA ROAD, GPZ-2009-002, E-2009-029. Review of a recommendation to City Council regarding an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) and a zone change for property located at 1000 East Betteravia Road. The amendment to the General Plan (Land Use) would change the land use designation from 4.68 acres of FS (Freeway Service) to 4.68 acres of CC (Community Commercial). The zone change would change the zoning from 4.68 acres of PD/FS (Planned Development/Freeway Service) to 4.68 acres of PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial), Assessor's Parcel Nos. 128-136-008 and 128-136-009. The environmental impacts of this project have been analyzed in an addendum to a Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2002-041. No further environmental review is required. (Planner: Brian Halvorson)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

 

1.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council approve the Addendum to the adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2002-041, and adopt the mitigation monitoring program for the Santa Maria Freeway Center project, GPZ-2009-002 and PD-2009-007;

 

2.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a)         Adopt a resolution amending the General Plan (Land Use) for a 4.68 acre site FROM FS (Freeway Service) TO CC (Community Commercial), as shown on Exhibit A to the Planning Commission Resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and

b)         Rezone a 4.68 acre site FROM PD/FS (Planned Development/Freeway Service) TO PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) as shown on Exhibit A to the Planning Commission Resolution, incorporated herein by reference.

 

3.         PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR SANTA MARIA FREEWAY CENTER, 1000 EAST BETTERAVIA ROAD, PD-2009-007, E-2009-007. Review of a Planned Development Permit to allow the construction of a 40,009 square foot commercial center with gas station (and car wash), drive-thru restaurant and three retail buildings in a proposed PD/C-2 (Planned Development/General Commercial) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 128-136-008 and 128-136-009. The environmental impacts of this project have been analyzed in an addendum to a Mitigated Negative Declaration, E-2002-041. No further environmental review is required. (Planner: Brian Halvorson)

a.            Staff report to be made.

b.            Questions from Commission.

c.            Applicant.

d.            Written communications.

e.            Those in favor to be heard.

f.              Those in opposition to be heard.

g.            Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.            After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

 


STAFF RECOMMENDATION:  By motion, continue the Planned Development Permit to the March 3, 2010, Planning Commission public hearing to allow the City Council to act on the pending General Plan amendment and zone change application (GPZ-2009-002).

 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

4.                  ELECTION OF OFFICERS: CHAIR, VICE CHAIR, SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE MEMBER, ALTERNATE SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE MEMBER, SECRETARY AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

            CHAIR

            VICE-CHAIR

            SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE MEMBER

            ALT SUBDIVISION COMMITTEE MEMBER

            SECRETARY

            ASSISTANT SECRETARY

5.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

6.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: January 21, 2010

Next regular Public Hearing: February 3, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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