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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, March 24, 2011

 

* * *12:00 PM* * *

(NOON)

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi Sugaya

 

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

And

The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 9:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.  When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at:  linda.avery@sfgov.org

 

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

 

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings:  There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

 

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D.  Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

 

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American Sign Language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine..

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

 

 

1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:                                                     

                        President:                                 Christina R. Olague

                        Vice-President:                          Ron Miguel

Commissioners:                                                                                                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

 

NOTE:  For the next few weeks, the Commission’s Order of Business has been altered to accommodate the new start time and honor the 1:30 p.m. noticed time for most cases.

 

 

A.         GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

1.         Commission Comments/Questions

·         Inquiries/Announcements.  Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).

·         Future Meetings/Agendas.  At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

2.         Director’s Announcements

           

3.         Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

 

            4.                                                                                                  (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

Informational Item: Update on previous entitlements for office development at 524 Howard Street (Case Nos. 84.199BEKRX and 98.843BKX).

 

5.                                                                                             (J. RAHAIM: (415) 558-6411)

Governor Brown’s Proposed Elimination of Redevelopment Agencies

 

D.            PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

 

            At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on an agenda item (item 12) that has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

 

1:30 P.M.

 

E.            CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

6.         2011.0248K                                                                   (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

Gene Friend Recreation Center - block bounded by 6th, Folsom and Harriet Streets, Lots 10, 11, 12 and 111 of Assessor's Block 3731 - Request to Consider jointly with the Recreation and Park Commission an increase of the cumulative shadow limits for Gene Friend Recreation Center as established in a jointly-approved Section 295 implementation Memo adopted in 1989, in order to accommodate new shadow cast by the 36 - 38 Harriet Street Project. The Gene Friend Recreation Center is a park referred to as "South of Market Park" in the 1989 Implementation Memo. The impacted park is located within the P (Public) Zoning District and the 45-X, 65-X, and OS Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation (Planning Commission): Adoption of the Resolution raising the cumulative shadow limit for Gene Friend Recreation Center.

(Proposed for continuance to April 21, 2011)

 

7.         2010.0128K                                                                   (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

36 - 38 Harriet Street - Request to consider, with a recommendation of the General Manager of the Recreation and Parks Department in consultation with the Recreation and Parks Commission, whether the shading or shadowing on Gene Friend Recreation Center from the proposed project will be significant or adverse, pursuant to Planning Code Section 295 (The Sunlight Ordinance). The proposed project will construct a four story, 23 unit multifamily SRO building on an existing vacant lot. The finished roof of the building would reach a height of approximately 45 feet, while the parapet would reach a height of approximately 48 feet. The project site is located within the MUG (Mixed use General) and RED (Residential Enclave District) Zoning District and the 45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation (Planning Commission): Adoption of the Motion finding that net new shadow from the project is not adverse, and authorizing the allocation of the cumulative shadow limits for Gene Friend Recreation Center to this project.

(Proposed for continuance to April 21, 2011)

 

8.         2008.0723E                                                                   (C. FORDHAM: (415) 575-9071)

1255-1275 COLUMBUS AVENUE – east side Columbus Avenue at the northwest corner of the intersection of Columbus Avenue, North Point, and Leavenworth Street; Lot 014 of Assessor’s Block 0028 – Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project is demolition of an existing 15,852-square-foot, 32-foot-tall office building built in 1954 and construction of a new 54,420-square-foot, 40-foot-tall, mixed-use building containing 20 residential units and 6,215 square feet of commercial space. The project site is located in a C-2 (Community Business District) Use District, the Waterfront Special Use District No. 2, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Proposed for Continuance to May 12, 2011)

 

F.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

 

9.         2010.0797C                                                                         (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

1799 19TH AVENUE - northwest corner of 19th Avenue and Noriega Street; Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 2030 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83, and 303 to establish a macro wireless telecommunications services (WTS) facility by replacing two omni antennas with 12 new panel antennas to be located within an expanded cupola of a building containing an automotive repair use (dba "Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change") with related equipment cabinets on the ground, as part of the AT&T wireless telecommunications network in a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-scale) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

10.        2011.0087M                                                                    (L. Langlois (415) 575-9083)

GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT- MINOR TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE COMMUNITY SAFETY ELEMENT - Request to amend the Community Safety Element by adding language to reference to the most recent Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This amendment would allow the City and County of San Francisco to qualify for additional funding for certain disaster recovery projects per California Assembly Bill AB 2140.  The Planning Commission will consider environmental findings and consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

11.        2011.0103U                                                                    (P. LAVALLEY:            (415) 575-9084)

201 VAN NESS AVENUE (aka 270-290 HAYES STREET) - block bounded by Hayes, Grove, and Franklin Streets and Van Ness Avenue, Assessor’s Block 0810, Lot 001.  Request for Sign Approval pursuant to Planning Code Section 605 to install signs in a P (Public) District on the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall.  Planning Code Section 605 requires that all applications to erect business signs in P Districts shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for approval or disapproval.  The subject property is located within a P (Public) Zoning district and a 96-S/130-G Height and Bulk district and is a non-contributing structure to the Civic Center Historic District.  The Historic Preservation Commission approved a Certificate of Appropriateness for the proposed project at their regular hearing on March 16, 2011. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

G.            CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

 

12.        2005.0869E                                                                          (J. POLING: (415) 575-9072)

121 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE/St. Anthony Foundation and Mercy Housing Project - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - Assessor’s Block 0349 Lot 001 - The proposed project would demolish a 2-story 42,468 sq. ft. building containing dining hall/philanthropic uses, and construct a 10-story, 109,375 sq. ft. building that would replace and expand the dining hall/philanthropic uses and add 90 affordable senior housing units. No off-street parking exists or is proposed. The 14,156 sq. ft. project site is located in an RC-4 zoning district, an 80-120-T height and bulk district, and the North of Market Residential Special Use District, Subarea No. 1.      

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on January 24, 2011. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

H.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

13a.      2005.0869ECV                                                            (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

121 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - southwest corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0349 - Adoption of Findings Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq. (“CEQA”) particularly Section 21081.5, the Guidelines for Implementation of CEQA, 14 California Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq. (“CEQA Guidelines”), particularly Section 15091 through 15093 and Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code for a project that proposes to demolish the existing two-story building on the property and construct a 10-story, 99-foot-high building with a dining hall/kitchen and philanthropic/social services in the basement and ground and second floors, 90 senior affordable dwelling units and approximately 21,864 square feet of non-residential interior space and no parking facilities.  The project site is located within the RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, North of Market Residential Special Use District, and 120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt CEQA Findings

 

13b.      2005.0869ECV                                                            (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

121 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - southwest corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0349 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization with exceptions as provided under Planning Code Section 249.5, pursuant to Planning Code Sections, 249.5, 253, 161(h), 253, and 303 to allow construction of a building exceeding 40 feet in a Residential District, allow elimination of off street parking, with exceptions including but not limited to exceptions from Section 249.5(c)(9) Setback Requirements, Section 249(c)(10) Rear Yards, Section 209.3(d) Establishment of a Social Service or Philanthropic Facility Above The Ground Floor, and Section 271(b) Bulk Requirements.  The project proposes to demolish the existing two-story building on the property and construct a 10-story, 99-foot-high building with a dining hall/kitchen and philanthropic/social services in the basement and ground floor, 90 senior affordable dwelling units and approximately 21,864 square feet of non-residential interior space and no parking facilities.  The project site is located within the RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, North of Market Residential Special Use District, and 120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

 

13c.      2005.0869ECV                                                             (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

121 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - southwest corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0349 - Request for Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 152 to construct a building exceeding 100,001 square feet in area without off-street loading where one off-street loading space is required.  The project proposes to demolish the existing two-story building on the property and construct a 10-story, 99-foot-high building with a dining hall/kitchen and philanthropic/social services in the basement and ground floor, 90 senior affordable dwelling units and approximately 21,864 square feet of non-residential interior space and no parking facilities. The project site is located within the RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, North of Market Residential Special Use District, and 120-T Height and Bulk District.

 

14.       2009.0646C                                                                                   (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

524 HOWARD STREET - north side between First and Second Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 3721 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 156 and 303, to allow the continued operation of an existing temporary surface parking lot within the C-3-O (SD) District and the 450-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011)

 

15.        2009.0418E                                                                   (C. FORDHAM: (415) 575-9071)

PIER 36/BRANNAN STREET WHARF - the east side of The Embarcadero, in proximity to Brannan Street and Townsend Street, Lot 034,036 in Assessor’s Block 9900 - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project involves the demolition of Pier 36, including 133,000 square feet of pile-supported decks and piles, the 35,000 square foot Pier 36 warehouse building, and 18,800 square feet of bulkhead wharf sections which runs between Piers 30-32 and Pier 38, and construction of a 57,000 square foot open space park, “the Brannan Street Wharf”, which would be approximately 830 feet long, and would vary in width from 10 feet to 140 feet. The park would consist of a raised lawn and a 2,000 square-foot craft float. The construction of the Brannan Street Wharf would require driving 269 new piles and reinforcing the adjacent seawall. The existing Pier 36 and bulkhead wharf sections 11a, 11, and 12 are historic resources. The project site is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District and 40-X height and bulk district. Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on March 28, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

16.        2010.0386C                                                                    (D. Sánchez: (415) 575-9082)

3438 Mission Street - west side of Mission Street, between Kingston Street and Cortland Avenue, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 6660 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of five panel antennas and associated equipment and having a Location Preference of 5 on a three story mixed use building as part of the T-Mobile wireless telecommunications network within the Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-3) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

17.        2010.0492C                                                                   (D. Sánchez: (415) 575-9082)

650 5th StreeT - southeast corner of Bluxome and 5th Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 3785 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 818.73 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of eight panel antennas on an existing commercial building having a Location Preference of 4 as part of the T Mobile wireless telecommunications network within the Service/Secondary Office District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

6:00 P.M.

 

I.              PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

 

            At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on an agenda item (item 18) that has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

J.             CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

 

18.        2007.1275E                                                                           (J. RANGE: (415) 575-9018)

San Francisco 2004 and 2009 Housing Element - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report The proposed project is the 2004 and 2009 Housing Elements. The Housing Element is a public policy document that addresses issues relating to housing needs for San Francisco residents. The Housing Element is prepared in response to Government Code section 65580 et seq., California housing element law, which requires local jurisdictions to plan for and address the housing needs of its population for attainment of state housing goals. The California Court of Appeals has determined the environmental document prepared for the 2004 Housing Element inadequate, and has directed the City to prepare an EIR for the 2004 Housing Element. The City must also comply with state housing element law and prepare another periodic update of the Housing Element. The City has undergone a community planning process and prepared the draft 2009 Housing Element. This EIR satisfies the City’s legal requirements for preparing an EIR on the 2004 Housing Element and also analyzes the environmental effects of the 2009 Housing Element.

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 31, 2010. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

 

K.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

19a.      2007.1275EM                                                            (K. Dischinger: (415) 558-6284) 

2009 Housing Element Update - Adopting CEQA Findings on approval of the 2009 Housing Element Update of the General Plan - and associated actions, including repealing the existing Housing Element of the General Plan, adopting the 2009 Housing Element update, and related actions.  Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

19b.      2007.1275EM                                                              (K. Dischinger: (415)558-6284)

2009 Housing Element Update - Consideration of Adopting a Resolution Amending to the General Plan - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 340 (c), the Commission will consider adopting amendments to the General Plan, including repealing the existing Housing Element of the General Plan, adopting the 2009 Housing Element update, and related actions, making Planning Code Section 101.1 findings, and recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt an Ordinance approving the amendments.  The 2009 Housing Element Update is required by State Law, and includes Part 1: Data and Needs Analysis, which contains a description and analysis of San Francisco’s population, household and employment trends, existing housing characteristics, and housing needs; Part 2: Objectives, Policies; and a series of Appendices including Implementing Programs, which sets forth actions to help address the City’s needs. 

Preliminary recommendation: Approval

 

L.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1)  responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2)  requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3)   directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Adjournment

 

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