A G E N D A
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
OF THE CITY OF
"Populus felix in urbe felici"
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2006 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
7:00 P.M. ROOM 213, CITY HALL
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT:
Information concerning future Planning Commission and City Council Agendas. Update on recent City Council action on appeals, ordinances, development projects, and planning policy studies. Information on recent Architectural Review Board and Landmarks Commission actions. Update on project status and related planning matters.
5. PLANNING COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consent Calendar
6-A. May 3, 2006
6-B. July 5, 2006
7. STATEMENT OF OFFICIAL ACTION: None
8. FUTURE COMMISSION AGENDA ITEMS
Opportunity for suggestions from Commissioners regarding future discussion items, speakers and requests for information
9. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
9-A. Resolution of Intention to consider amending permitted uses, conditionally permitted uses and property development standards sections in the Zoning Ordinance to establish specified affordable housing projects as permitted uses and to exempt those projects from the established development review threshold in certain districts.
10-A. Exposition Light Rail Project Update
10-B. November Newsletter of the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) Update
11. DISCUSSION: (Public Input Permitted)
11-A. Discussion and presentation from Chamber of Commerce members and/or representatives regarding the LUCE effort, including a discussion on potential land use and circulation policies and how these policies may affect or otherwise impact the business community. (Requested by Chair Pugh)
and presentation from
11-C. Discussion regarding the parking needs and design options, including angled parking, for the City’s commercial areas and consideration of possible solutions to address identified needs and maximize on-street parking resources. (Requested by Commissioner Dad)
regarding parking needs on
11-E. Discussion regarding pedestrian safety, intersections, traffic signals and signage, and traffic impacts on pedestrians. (Requested by Commissioner Dad)
11-F. Discussion and possible recommendation to the City Council to direct City staff to prepare an amendment to the City’s Zoning Ordinance to reinstate the Design Compatibility Permit application and process for residential condominium developments. (Requested by Commissioner Dad)
11-G. Discussion to consider changes to the Planning Commission’s agenda structure to allow review and action of development projects at meetings currently reserved for long range policy discussion. (Requested by Commissioner Koning)
and discussion of a letter to the City
Council suggesting that
11-I. Discussion to consider minor administrative and discretionary adjustments to the objective standards set forth in the Zoning Code. The discussion may include consideration of specific code provisions in the Zoning Code; existing procedures to grant modifications; and, consideration of reasonable standards or processes to grant future modifications, if allowed. (Requested by Commissioners O’Day and Pugh) Continued from September 6 and October 4, 2006.
11-J. Discussion and possible recommendation to the City Council regarding a Text Amendment to require Development Review of large redevelopment/renovation projects above a specified square footage threshold and whether or not new floor area has been added. (Requested by Commissioner Dad, October 5, 2006)
11-K. Input, discussion and possible action on policies, process, materials, timeline, participation strategies and related issues pertaining to the Shape the Future 2025 and Motion by the Ocean projects.
12. PUBLIC INPUT
Please note that this agenda is subject to change up to 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. We encourage you to check the agenda 72 hours prior to the meeting.
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CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Barbara Brown, Commissioner
Darrell Clarke, Commissioner
Julie Lopez Dad, Commissioner
Jay P. Johnson, Commissioner
Hank Koning, FAIA, Commissioner
Terry O’Day, Vice-Chairperson
Gwynne Pugh, AIA, ASCE, Chairperson
Pam O’Connor, City Council Liaison
Kyle Ferstead, Commission Secretary
The Planning Commission considers a range of requests for development permits, appeals, and planning policy matters, and conducts public hearings on many of its agenda items. Due to the number, complexity and public interest associated with many agenda items, meetings of the Commission are generally lengthy. The Commission makes every effort to proceed as expeditiously as possible; your patience and understanding is appreciated.
PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURES on each public hearing item include ex parte communication disclosure by the Commissioners; presentation of a staff report; Commission questions of staff; a fifteen (15) minute presentation by the project applicant or applicant’s representative or team, if any; Commission questions of the applicant; three (3) minutes for each member of the public wishing to speak to the item; three (3) minutes for project applicant to respond to the public or clarify issues raised by the public; Commission deliberations and decision. For an appeal, the appellant, if not also the applicant, has fifteen (15) minutes to address the Commission prior to the applicant speaking and three (3) minutes to respond to public comment.
SPECIAL TIME LIMITATIONS. The Commission may limit the time of individual speakers or the total time on a particular issue. If there are more than seven (7) speakers requesting to speak on an agenda item, or if twenty (20) or more persons have requested to speak on any combination of items, the project applicant or appellant on any agenda item shall be limited to ten (10) minutes initially and three (3) minutes in rebuttal. Members of the public are permitted three (3) minutes to address the Commission except as follows: if a member of the public requests to speak on more than one agenda item, the time will be three (3) minutes for the first item and two (2) minutes for any other item unless the Commission grants by a majority vote additional time.
REQUESTS TO SPEAK on an agenda item must be submitted on a speaker's request form (“chit”) and submit it to the Commission secretary. All requests to address the Commission on public hearing items must be submitted prior to the Commission's consideration of the item.
ASSIGNING OF TIME for members of the public wishing to speak to an item is permissible within specified limits. A "representative speaker" may be allowed one additional minute of speaking time, to a maximum of five (5) additional minutes [hence, eight (8) minutes total] for each person actually in attendance who assigns his or her right to speak via a request to speak form to the "representative speaker." The project applicant, applicant’s representative or team of representatives (which may include the project architect, attorney, facilitator and all other representatives of the applicant), shall be allowed a total of fifteen (15) minutes initially and three (3) minutes in rebuttal.
PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC should begin with the speaker stating his or her name and address for the public record followed by a statement regarding the item under consideration. Please speak to the Commission as a whole.
PROFESSIONALS APPEARING BEFORE THE COMMISSION should clearly identify their status, such as "attorney", "paralegal", "architect", "designer", or "landscape architect". Instances of misrepresentation of professional status may be referred to the City Attorney for possible prosecution.
WRITTEN MATERIALS, LETTERS AND E-MAILS regarding agenda items should be submitted to the City Planning Division staff prior to the Commission meeting. All written materials, including e-mails, will be forwarded the Commission Secretary for inclusion in the public record and, if received by noon on the Monday prior to the Wednesday public hearing, shall be forwarded to the Commission in advance of the meeting. Late submissions will be place on the dais on the night of the public hearing, but might not be reviewed by the Commission.
EX PARTE COMMUNICATION DISCLOSURES. During the pendency of any quasi-judicial proceeding, no member of the Planning Commission may engage in ex parte communications with applicants, appellants or members of the public with respect to the matter which is the subject of the proceeding unless that member of the Commission discloses such communication. Prior to each quasi-judicial agenda item each Commissioner must place on the record the subject and substance of any written or oral ex parte communication including the identity of the person, group or entity with whom the communication took place.
TIME LIMITATION ON CONSIDERATION OF NEW ITEMS. The Commission shall not commence consideration of a new item on its agenda after 11:00 p.m. unless otherwise required by State or local law or unless otherwise determined by a majority vote of those Commissioners present.
CONSENT CALENDAR items will be acted upon by the Commission at one time without discussion unless a Commissioner requests discussion on an item or a member of the public has submitted a request to speak on an item. If such a request is made, the item will be heard after the balance of the Consent Calendar has been voted upon.
ACTION BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION on most matters occurs with the affirmative votes of at least four Commissioners.
DESIGN ASPECTS OF PROJECTS considered by the Planning Commission must also be approved by the Architectural Review Board. For more information on this process, contact the City Planning Division.
APPEALS of certain actions of the Commission are appealable to the City Council. For specific information on appeals, please contact the City Planning Division.
For more information regarding the Planning Commission agenda or development permit procedures and standards, please contact the City Planning Division at (310) 458-8341.
Copies of agendas and staff reports are available at the City’s Home Page on the World Wide Web using the following address:
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