A G E N D A
REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
"Populus felix in urbe felici"
WEDNESDAY, January 7, 2004
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
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 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. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
5-A. July 23, 2003
5-B. August 6, 2003
5-C. August 20, 2003
5-D. September 3, 2003
5-E. December 3, 2003
5-F. December 17, 2003
6. STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL ACTION: Consent Calendar
7. PUBLIC HEARINGS: Continued from December 17, 2003
7-A. Development Review Permit 02DR013, Conditional Use Permit 02CUP013, and Variance 02VAR022, 3300 Olympic Boulevard. Application for Development Review Permit 02DR013, Conditional Use Permit 02CUP013, and Variance 02VAR022 to allow an automobile dealership in conjunction with an existing automobile repair facility. The Development Review permit is required for construction of more than 7,500 square feet of new floor area, the Conditional Use Permit is required for automobile dealerships located in the Light Manufacturing and Studio District, and a Variance has been requested to provide 14 of the required parking spaces in a tandem configuration. [Planner: Jonathan Lait, AICP] APPLICANT: RTK Architects. PROPERTY OWNERS: 6400 LLC and 3300 Jaguar LLC.
Public Input Permitted
8-A. Discussion regarding how the Commission manages its caseload, schedules meetings, and sets reasonable time-limit expectations for its agendas. Requested by Commissioner O’Day via e-mail on December 16, 2003.
8-B. Adoption Of Resolution Amending The Rules Of Order, Specifically Rule 3 To Add A Category To The Agenda’s Order Of Business For Commissioner Announcements, And To Amend Rule 30 To Establish A Procedure For The Receipt And Distribution Of Written Communications.
9. FUTURE COMMISSION AGENDA ITEMS
A. Planning Commission Caselist
B. Cumulative Projects List
C. Current Projects List
11. PUBLIC INPUT
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CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Barbara Brown, Commissioner
Darrell Clarke, Chairperson
Julie Lopez Dad, Commissioner
Arlene Hopkins, Commissioner
Jay P. Johnson, Commissioner
Terry O’Day, Commissioner
Kevin McKeown, City Council Liaison
Suzanne Frick, Director of Planning & Community Development Department
Barry Rosenbaum, Senior Land Use Attorney
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.
REQUESTS TO SPEAK on an item must be submitted on a speaker's request form 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.
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.
PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURES on each public hearing item include presentation of a staff report; Commission questions of staff; a fifteen minutes presentation by the project applicant or applicant’s representative or team, if any; Commission questions of the applicant; four minutes for each member of the public wishing to speak to the item; three minutes for project applicant to respond to the public or clarify issues raised by the public; Commission deliberations and decision.
PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC should begin with the speaker stating his or her name and address 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.
LETTERS OR WRITTEN MATERIALS regarding agenda items may be submitted to the City Planning Division staff prior to or at the Commission meeting; written materials submitted in advance of the meeting will be given to the Commission on the night of the public hearing.
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 additional minutes (hence, nine 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."
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 our Planning Counter,
Room 111 of City Hall, and through the City’s Home Page on the World Wide Web using the following address: http://www.smgov.net or
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