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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, June 23, 2011

12:00 PM

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.

 

 

12:00 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:                                                     

                        President:                                 Christina R. Olague                                           

                        Vice-President:                          Ron Miguel

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

 

A.                  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.

 

1.         2011.0399C                                                                             (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

401 GROVE STREET - southwest corner at Gough Street, Lot 036 of Assessor’s Block 0808 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow development on a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet, and to approve a Planned Unit Development, with specific modifications of Planning Code regulations regarding rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, bay window dimensions, and height measurement, within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and the 40-50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish an existing surface parking lot and construct a new five-story mixed-use building containing approximately 63 dwelling units, 5,000 square feet of ground floor commercial uses, and 37 off-street parking spaces within an underground garage.  In 2008, a Conditional Use Authorization and Planned Unit Development were approved for the property for the construction of a new building containing 61 dwelling units, 10,000 square feet of ground floor commercial uses, and 39 off-street parking spaces. The project to be considered on June 23, 2011 includes a modified program of uses and a revised design.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Modifications

                        (Proposed for Continuance to July 14, 2011)

 

2.         2011.0238C                                                                               (S. Lai:  (415) 575-9087)

2390 MARKET  STREET – northeast corner of Market and Castro Streets, Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 3562 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 721.83 to establish a new wireless telecommunication services facility by adding nine antennas and associated equipment within the existing clock tower of a retail building with a maximum height of 38 feet tall, as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within the Upper Market Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and 65-B Height and Bulk District.  

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

B.         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

 

 

 

           

3.         2010.0182T                                                                        (E. LOVEJOY: (415) 575-9026)

INTENTION TO INITIATE COMMISSION-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO A PROPOSED PLANNING COMMISSION POLICY FOR STANDARDS FOR BIRD-SAFE BUILDINGS  - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments are intended to a) reduce building-related hazards for San Francisco’s resident and migrant bird species; b) establish consistent building standards for creating bird-safe buildings; and c) provide certain exemptions from these requirements. The proposed Ordinance would amend the Planning Code to create a new Section, 139 Standards for Bird-Safe Buildings; and would amend other sections, including Section 145.1; and adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code and schedule a public hearing on or after July 14, 2011 to consider the amendments.

 

4.         2011.0250C                                                                      (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

1453 VALENCIA STREET - east side between 25th and 26th Street, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 6530 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a 1,350 square foot massage establishment (d.b.a. La Nee Thai Massage Therapy) in the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) Zoning District and 55-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

5.         2011.0364D                                                                (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1333 JONES STREET - west side between Clay and Washington Streets; Lot 036 in Assessor’s Block 0215C - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(e), of Building Permit Application No. 2011.03.30.3104, proposing to merge two owner occupied dwelling units in a condominium building into one owner occupied unit and reduce the number of units in the building from 129 to 128.  Both units are now and will remain occupied by the owner and their family in the RM-4, Residential Mixed High Density District and 40X Height and Bulk District

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

6.         2011.0212C                                                                         (A. Putra:  (415) 575-9079)

2109 MARKET STREET (aka 210 Church Street) - southwest corner of Market and Church Streets, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 3543 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.3, and 303 to allow a formula retail use (d.b.a. Good Feet) selling custom arch support insoles within the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, and a 40-X/50/55-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

Adoption of Commission Minutes – Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission.  Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

 

7.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June, 2, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 9, 2011

 

8.         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.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

9.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

E.         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.

 

F.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

11.          2009.0291EKMRSXZ & 2010.0275EKMRSZ     (M. JACINTO/ K. GUY: (415) 575-9033/ 558-6163)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS -
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Expansion and Fire Station No. 1 Relocation and Housing Project – Informational Hearing. The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 28) to
935 Folsom Street (Assessor Block 3753, Lot 140). The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 35,000-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Block 3753, Lot 27), demolition of the existing 12,000-square-foot, 2-story-with-mezannine Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street, and vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third and 670 and 676 Howard Street to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third site, on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way to house the museum’s expanding art collections, and to create galleries to display the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection. The proposed expansion would connect to the existing museum and accommodate expanded gallery, public and support spaces, a publicly-accessible renovated ground-floor, expanded restaurant, a new Howard Street entrance, and a relocated ticketing area on the second floor with galleries and support spaces on the floors above. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street (formerly used for apparel manufacturing and commercial laundry, currently vacant) would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story plus mezzanine replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street. At-grade parking would be provided for 15 vehicles on the site. On the southern portion of 935 Folsom Street, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. 670 Howard Street is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I/500-I Height and Bulk District. 676 Howard Street is located in a P (Public) and a 320-I/500-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street parcel is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) Use District and an 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District, and the SOMA Youth and Family Special Use District. The projects are subject to the California Environmental Quality Act and would require a determination of compliance with the Downtown Plan; vacation of Hunt Street and conveyance to SFMOMA; rezoning of 676 Howard Street from P to
C-3-S; amendment of the Disposition and Development Agreement with the Redevelopment Agency; lot merger; rezoning of 935 Folsom Street from MUR to P; lot subdivision; design approval for a new public building (Arts Commission); and demolition and building permits.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only; no Commission action.

 

12.        2010.0641M                                                                       (S. EXLINE; (415) 558-6332)

2011 RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE ELEMENT UPDATE - Consideration of a Resolution of intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan. Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, consideration of a Resolution of intention to initiate an amendment to the San Francisco General Plan, a proposed revision of the Recreation and Open Space Element. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan, and schedule a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed General Plan amendment.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

13a.      2011.0089CVX                                                                         (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH  STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously approved Conditional Use authorization. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

13b.      2011.0089CVX                                                                        (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously granted Variance. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

 

13c.      2011.0089CVX                                                                        (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

55 9TH STREET - east side between Market and Mission Streets; Lot 066 in Assessor’s Block 3701 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previous Determination of Compliance with Planning Code Section 309. Specifically, the amendment proposes to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 17-story building containing approximately 260 dwelling units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses, and approximately 113 off-street parking spaces. The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved. The subject property is located within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and the 200-S Height and Bulk District. Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

14.        2011.0293C                                                                    (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

430 Bush Street - north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 0270 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 227(i) and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of 11 antennas and associated equipment mounted on the rooftop of the subject building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 2 Site (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) within the C-3-R (Downtown, Retail, Commercial) Use District and an 80-A130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

15.        2011.0008C                                                                       (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

450 HARRISON STREET - corner of 1st Street, Lot 031 of Assessor’s Block 3748 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 827.31, 303, and 890.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 9 new “dual band” antennas and 5 new equipment cabinets on the rooftop of the existing 3 story “Sailor’s Union” building which is approximately 75 feet tall.  The project site is within a RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) Zoning District and a 85/400-R Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is part of a wireless transmission network operated by AT&T on a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

16.        2008.1218C                                                                               (S. LAI:  (415) 575-9087) 

70 Gold Mine Drive - north side, cross street Diamond Heights Boulevard, Lots 033 and 034 in Assessor’s Block 7520 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 157, 204.5, 209.1, 303 and 317, to demolish a single-family house and a detached garage, to merge lots 033 and 034, to construct three new dwelling units, and to allow one parking space above the amount allowed as –of-right, within the RH-1 Zoning – Residential House, One Unit per Lot and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 5, 2011)

 

5:00 PM

 

            17.        2011.0559TZ                                                                          (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

INTENTION TO INITIATE DEPARTMENT-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE, ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS RELATED TO EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 302, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Administrative Code, and Zoning Map. The amendments are intended to a) improve the City’s ability to implement the goals, objectives, and policies of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, b) make technical corrections to the Code, c) update land use tables in the Eastern Neighborhoods, d) clarify language for affordable housing tiers and the use of historic buildings in the UMU District, e) clarify permitted modifications for Large Project Authorizations in the Eastern Neighborhoods. Planning Code sections proposed for amendment include Sections 102.5, 121.8, 134, 135, 140, 145.1, 145.5, 151.1, 157.1, 207.1, 218, 227, 231A, 249.36, 249.37, 249.38, 329, 352, 411.3, 419.2, 419.5, 423.5, 607.2, 726, 734, 734.69, 734.69A, 734.69B, 735.1, 735.69, 735.69A, 735.69B, 736.69, 736.69A, 736.69B, 781.5, 803.3, 803.8, 803.9, 814.31, 814.49, 840, 841, 842, 843, 890.49, 890.54.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code, Administrative Code, and Zoning Map, and schedule a public hearing to consider the amendments.

 

            18.        2011.0105T                                                                 (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

Amending Planning Code Inclusionary Housing controls to Add New Alternative in Market and Octavia Plan Area  [BOS FILE NO. 11-0085] - Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 415.5 to provide for a new land dedication alternative in the Market and Octavia Plan Area in lieu of payment of the Affordable Housing Fee; and adding Section 415.10 to provide for the requirements of such land dedication; and making various findings including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 101 and 302 findings, and General Plan consistency findings.  The Commission will consider the proposed Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Dufty, which would amend the Planning Code as described with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 9, 2011)

 

G.         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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