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SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING august 7, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 6:30 P.M.

 

 

Chair Etta Waterfield

Community Development Director, Larry Appel

Commissioner Adrian Andrade

Planning Division Manager, Peggy Woods

Commissioner Rodger Brown

Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wendy Stockton

Commissioner Robert Dickerson

Principal Civil Engineer, Shad Springer

Commissioner Fred Quigley

Special Districts Planning Tech, Jim Davis

 

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.

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the Community Development Department what you need during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The Community Development Department office is at 110 South Pine Street, Santa Maria; (805) 925-0951, ext. 244. The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance. Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter. Assisted listening 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, ext. 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Monday 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, ext. 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes 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: 2627

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: August 21, 2013*

CALL TO ORDER:    Chair Etta Waterfield

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

ROLL CALL:            Commissioners Adrian Andrade, Rodger Brown, Robert Dickerson, Fred Quigley and Chair Etta Waterfield

APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF JULY 17, 2013.

 

 

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.

 

 

1.                  CONSENT CALENDAR: The consent calendar is approved with one motion. These items are read only on request of Commission members. Should anyone, including members of the public, wish to discuss or disapprove any item, it must be dropped from the blanket motion and considered as a separate item.

a.         EXTENSION OF TIME FOR A PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR DMS ELECTRIC, 2224 SOUTH WESTGATE ROAD, PD-96-17. Review of a request for an extension of time for a Planned Development Permit to begin the construction of phase II of an electric contractor's facility (7,375 square feet) located in a PD/CM (Planned Development/Commercial Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 111-400-050. (Project Planner: Brian Halvorson)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the extension of time for one year to July 22, 2014.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

2.                  AMENDMENT TO TITLE 12 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING CHAPTER 12-54 PERTAINING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES, Z-2013-0001. Review of a recommendation to City Council regarding a proposed amendment to the Santa Maria Municipal Code to establish Chapter 12-54, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; define Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; and prohibit Medical Marijuana Dispensaries from being opened or established within every zone of the City. This amendment would apply citywide. The proposed action is “not a project” under Guidelines to the California Environmental Quality Act, 14 California Code of Regulations § 15378(b)(2). No further environmental review is required. (City Attorney: Wendy Stockton)

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.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Planning Commission takes the following action:

1.      By resolution, recommend that the City Council adopt an ordinance establishing Chapter 54 of Title 12 of the Santa Maria Municipal Code (Exhibit A).

 

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

3.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

 

4.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: August 8, 2013

Next regular Public Hearing: August 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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