A G E N D A
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA
"Populus felix in urbe felici"
SATURDAY, October 9, 2004
K EN EDWARDS CENTER
1527 Fourth Street, #104, Santa Monica
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. PLANNING COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
6. DISCUSSION: [Note: There is no staff report associated with this Discussion Item.]
Public Input Permitted
6-A. Discussion of the Circulation Element, Land Use Element and Zoning Ordinance Update, including, but not limited to: Project Schedules; Public Participation; Planning Commission Role; Policy Issues; Data Resources; General Plan Requirements; Scope of Work; Request for Proposals; Consultant Proposal (Dyett & Bhatia); and, other Relevant Background Material, Articles and Reports. Development of Recommendations to the City Council Regarding the Circulation Element, Land Use Element and Zoning Ordinance Update.
No other business will be conducted at this Special Meeting.
Note: The Ken Edwards Center is wheelchair accessible. If you have any disability-related accommodation request, please contact (310) 458-8341, or TDD Number: (310) 458-8696 at least 5 days prior to the meeting. All written materials are available in alternate format upon request.
Santa Monica Blue Bus Lines #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 and #9 serve the Ken Edwards Center. Parking is available in the Ken Edwards Center Parking Structure and in the City Structures on Fourth Street.
CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
Barbara Brown, Commissioner
Darrell Clarke, Chairperson
Julie Lopez Dad, Commissioner
Jay P. Johnson, Commissioner
Terry O’Day, Commissioner
Gwynne Pugh, 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
No smoking in the Ken Edwards Center.