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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, October 6, 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.         2009.0156E                                                                         (J. BATTIS: (415) 575-9022) 

89 BELGRAVE - south side between Stanyan and Shrader Streets; Lot 072 of Assessor’s Block 2688 - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed project entailing 1) subdivision of an existing 7,500-square foot parcel into two lots, resulting in an approximately 4,200-sq ft lot with 42 feet of frontage along Belgrave Avenue containing an existing single-family residence, and a second undeveloped approximately 3,300-sq ft parcel with 33 feet of frontage along Belgrave Avenue to the west of the existing building; 2) enlarging an existing 2,270-sq ft residence by approximately 2,000 sq ft, resulting in an approximately 4,210-sq ft, approximately 37-foot-high building with two off-street parking spaces; and 3) construction of a new approximately 3,971-sq ft, 37-foot-high three-story-over two-car garage single-family residence. The project site is located within an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family (Detached Dwelling)) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The proposed project would require a variance from the minimum lot area requirements.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2011)

 

2a.        2010.0959CV                                                                     (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

147 SOUTH PARK AVENUE - south side between 3rd Street and Jack London Place, Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3775 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 814.13 and 303 to demolish an existing single family dwelling and construct as the replacement structure a four-story, two-unit multifamily dwelling with a ground floor commercial use identified as an eating establishment.   The proposal is within the South Park Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

                            (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 28, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2011)

 

2b.        2010.0959CV                                                                     (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

147 SOUTH PARK AVENUE - south side between 3rd Street and Jack London Place, Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3775 - Request for Variance under Planning Code Sections 145.1 and 306 to provide a parking entrance of 16 feet, in excess of 1/3 of the lot width, at the rear of the lot as part of the four-story, two-unit multifamily replacement structure.   The proposal is within the South Park Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 28, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2011)

 

3.         2011.0389DDD                                                                    (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2040 JACKSON STREET - north side between Laguna and Octavia Streets; Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 0591 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.11.03.4269 proposing to construct a three-story rear horizontal addition, a stair and elevator penthouse, and a roof deck on a three-story, one-unit residential building within the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve as revised

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 29, 2011)

                        (DISCRETIONARY REVIEW REQUESTS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN)

 

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

 

4.         2011.0591Q                                                                  (C. LAMORENA: (415) 575-9085)

307 PAGE STREET - southwest corner at Laguna Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0581 - Request for Condominium Conversion Subdivision to convert a four-story mixed-use building with six dwelling units and commercial space on the ground floor into six residential condominiums and one commercial condominium within a RTO (Residential Transit Oriented) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

5.         2011.0539C                                                                          (S. Young: (415) 558-6346)

2113 UNION STREET - south side of Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 0540 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.4, 303(c), and 303(i) to establish a Formula Retail Use within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to convert a vacant approximately 1000 square foot commercial space (previously occupied by “Hill & Co. Real Estate”, a real estate office) to a retail sales establishment (d.b.a. Wireless Store), a retail store specializing in wireless phones, communication devices, and accessories located on the first floor of a two-story over basement commercial building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            6.         2011.0307C                                                                         (R. Sucré: (415) 575-9108)

1156 Valencia Street - located between 22nd and 23rd Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 3635 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 726.11, 726.21 and 303 to allow a use size in excess of 3,000 sf on a lot containing greater than 10,000 sf of development. The proposed project would construct an additional 2,124 sf for use as a gymnasium and accessory office to an existing 11,148 sf building (d.b.a. Salvation Army) within the Valencia Street NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: Planning Department staff has determined that the project only requires Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 726.21 for use size in excess of 3,000 sf. The project does not require Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 726.11 for development on a lot above 10,000 sf.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

7.         2011.0571C                                                                          (B. Bendix:  (415) 575-9114)

1085 Mission Street - south side, between 6th and 7th Streets, Lot 107 in Assessor’s Block 3726 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 840.47 to add a bar to a previously approved full-service restaurant (d.b.a. AQ) within the Mixed Use – General Zoning District, and a 85-X Height and Bulk District. If granted, the Conditional Use Authorization would allow the applicant to seek a Type 47 License from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This license would permit the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for on-site consumption in association with the restaurant. The use is not identified as a formula retail use.

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.

 

8.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 7,  2011

·         Draft Minutes of Closed Session Meeting of July 14, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 14, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 21, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 28, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 15, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 22, 2011

 

9.         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

 

10.        Director’s Announcements

           

11.        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 

 

12.        2011.0172T                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

Proposed Changes to Restaurant, Video Stores, and Related Land Use Controls - The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi concerning self-service restaurants, retail coffee stores, and video stores as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff to consolidate existing restaurant definitions and controls.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would  amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Sections 710, 730, 733A, 733A.1, 790.90, 790.91, and 790.102 of the Planning Code to: (1) increase the maximum use size for Small Self-Service Restaurants in Neighborhood Commercial Districts to that of the non-residential use size limit for the district and eliminate the limit on the number of seats; (2) increase the minimum size for Large Self-Service Restaurants in Neighborhood Commercial Districts to that of the non-residential use size limit for the district; (3) principally permit Small Self-Service Restaurants and Video Stores in Neighborhood Commercial Cluster (NC-1) and Neighborhood Commercial Transit Cluster (NCT-1) Districts; (4) conditionally permit Large Self-Service Restaurants in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District; (5) require that mechanical noise and vibration from Self-Service Restaurants be confined to the premises; and (6) remove the prohibition of on-site food preparation and cooking and reheating equipment in Retail Coffee Stores; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 4, 2011)

 

13.        2005.1912E                                                                          (J. Range: (415) 575-9018)

Significant Natural Resources Area Management Plan - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report - The proposed project is the Significant Natural Resources Area Management Plan (SNRAMP). The SNRAMP contains detailed information on the biology, geology, and trails within 32 Natural Areas, 31 of which are in San Francisco and one (Sharp Park) is in Pacifica. The SNRAMP is intended to guide natural resource protection, habitat restoration, trail and access improvements, other capital projects, and maintenance activities over the next 20 years.

NOTE: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on October 17, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

            14.        2011.0294C                                                                        (B. Bendix:  (415) 575-9114)

199 LELAND AVENUE - corner of Leland Avenue and Rutland Street, Lot 016 of Assessor’s Block 6251 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83, 303, and 790.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting nine new panel antennas on the rooftop and two new equipment cabinets in the garage of an existing single-story commercial building as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is part of a wireless transmission network operated by AT&T on a Location Preference 5 (Preferred Location - Mixed Use Buildings in High Density Districts) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 28, 2011)

 

15.        2008.1395X                                                                 (K. DURANDET:  (415) 575-6816)

1501 15TH STREET - southwest corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street, Lot 054 of Assessor’s Block 3553 - Request for Large Project Authorization and exceptions for dwelling unit exposure and rear yard pursuant to Planning Code Sections 140, 134 and 329.  The project proposes new construction on a vacant lot (formerly a gas station) of a 58-foot high, five-story, mixed-use building consisting of 40 residential units and approximately 9,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial use.  The building would provide 39 off-street parking spaces.  The subject property is in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District, and a 58-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 22, 2011)

 

16a.      2011.0567XV                                                                (P. LaValley:  (415) 575-9084)

300 GRANT AVENUE (aka 272 and 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street, through-lots to Harlan Place, Lots 013 and 014 in Assessor’s Block 0287 - Request for an amendment to the conditions of approval for a previously approved Determination of Compliance under Planning Code Sections 309 and 309(j).   The proposal would amend the conditions of approval to extend the performance period for an additional three years for a previously approved project to construct a 10-story mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, approximately 16,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces, and with exceptions to allow less than required rear yard under Planning Code Sections 134(d) and 309(a)(1), to allow up to .75 parking spaces per dwelling unit under Planning Code Sections 151.1(e) and 309(a)(4), for building height exceeding 80 feet in height under Planning Code Sections 263.8 and 309(a)(10), and for exceeding bulk requirements under Planning Code Sections 270 and 309(a)(11).  The amendment proposes no changes to the design or intensity of the project as originally approved.  The subject property is located within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, and the 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:   Approval with Conditions

 

16b.      2011.0567XV                                                                (P. LaValley:  (415) 575-9084)

300 GRANT AVENUE (aka 272 and 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street, through-lots to Harlan Place, Lots 013 and 014 in Assessor’s Block 0287 - Request for three year time extension of Variances for previously approved project from dwelling-unit exposure requirements of Planning Code Section 140 and from permitted projections over streets and alleys requirements of Planning Code Section 136(c)(1).  The previously approved project is to construct a 10-story mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units, approximately 16,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 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 Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, and the 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. 

 

17.        2010.0394D                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2853-2857 BRODERICK STREET - west side between Filbert and Union Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0947 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.03.25.2839 proposing to raise the existing three-story-over-basement, two-unit building three feet to insert a two-car garage within the basement level, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve.

 

18.        2011.0547D                                                                          (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

577 SANCHEZ STREET - on the east side of Sanchez Street between 19th and Hancock streets; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3585 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.12.09.2880, proposing to add a 12-foot wide and 18-foot deep, one-car garage to the existing three-story, single-family dwelling. The proposed garage would be constructed beneath the second floor front entry patio by excavating into the front retaining wall. A garage door would be installed to cover the opening on the front retaining wall. The subject property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

 

19.        2011.0254D                                                                        (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

4205 24TH STREET - southwest corner at Diamond Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 6505 - Mandatory Staff Initiated Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.03.17.2284 pursuant to Section 317 of the Code for dwelling unit conversion, for a permit proposing to convert the vacant ground floor dwelling into commercial space and merge the space with the adjacent commercial space that was formerly occupied by a laundromat.  The new commercial space would be approximately 1,000 square-feet and occupied by a new indoor children’s play facility d.b.a. “The Little Lounge”.  The property is located within the 24th Street – Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

 

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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