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January 19, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

 

 

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:  Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore and Sugaya

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:08 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez- Zoning Administrator, Aaron Starr, Aaron Hollister, Kevin Guy, Diego Sanchez and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

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.         2011.0965C                                                                                   (S. Lai: (415) 575-9087)

1415 OCEAN AVENUE - south side between Granada and Miramar Avenues; Lots 063 and 064 in Assessor’s Block 6941 -Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 703.3 and 703.4, to convert vacant commercial space into a “formula retail use,” (d.b.a. Sherwin Williams) within the Ocean Avenue NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and 45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya and Miguel

               

            2.         2007.0030E                                                                    (P. MALTZER: (415) 575-9038)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13. – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing health club, swimming and tennis facility, and the existing surface parking lot on Seawall Lot 351, and construction of two residential buildings south of the Jackson Street alignment that would contain approximately 165 residential units and range in height from 4 to 12 stories.  The project would also construct a new fitness center, tennis and swimming facility, and restaurant/retail space.  The residential buildings, underground parking for up to 420 parking spaces, retail and restaurant use, fitness center, common areas and service/core space would encompass approximately 575,000 gross square feet of space.  North of the residential buildings, a new publicly accessible open space would be constructed to align with Jackson Street.  North of this open space, the new fitness center building, two swimming pools, and four tennis courts would be constructed.  The northern end of the site would contain a restaurant and publicly accessible open space.  The project site is in the RC-4 (Residential/Commercial Combined: High Density) use district and the 84-E height and bulk district.

Note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 15, 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 Environmental Impact Report

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

                                                           

3a.           2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163) 

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13  - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

 

3b.       2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                (K. GUY: (4150 558-6163) 

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot  - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for review of a building exceeding 50 feet in an RC District (Section 253), to allow a non-accessory off-street parking garage (Section 209.7(d)), to allow non-residential uses exceeding 6,000 square feet (Section 209.8(f)), to allow commercial uses above the ground floor (Section 209.8(c)), and to approve a Planned Unit Development with specific modifications of Planning Code regulations regarding bulk limitations, rear yard, and off-street parking quantities. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions 

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

           

3c.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                 (K. GUY: (4150 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot - Request to Consider jointly with the Recreation and Park Commission the establishment of a cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park, pursuant to the jointly-approved Section 295 Implementation Memo adopted in 1989. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Establish Cumulative Shadow Limit

                                (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

           

3d.       2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                 (K. GUY: (4150 558-6163)

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Request to Consider whether the net new shadow cast by the project on Sue Bierman Park will be adverse, and to authorize the allocation of the cumulative shadow limit for Sue Bierman Park to the project (Section 295). The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt Findings that Shadow is Not Adverse

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

           

3e.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                (K. GUY: (4150 558-6163) 

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13   - Request for General Plan Amendment (Section 340) to "Map 2 - Height and Bulk Plan" within the Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan of the General Plan (Section 340), to reclassify two portions of the southwestern portion of the development site from the existing 84-foot height limit to a height of 92 feet in one portion, and 136 feet in another portion. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

           

3f.        2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                (K. GUY: (4150 558-6163) 

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Consideration of a motion making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt General Plan Consistency Findings

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

           

3g.       2007.0030ECKMRZ                                                                (K. GUY: (4150 558-6163) 

8 WASHINGTON STREET - north side of Washington Street between The Embarcadero and Drumm Street; Assessor’s Block 168/Lot 58, Block 171/69, Block 201/Lot 12 and Seawall Lot 351, which includes Lot 13 - Request for Height Reclassification (Section 302) of Zoning Map HT01 to reclassify two portions of the southwestern area of the development site from the 84-E Height and Bulk District to the 92-E Height and Bulk District in one portion, and the 136-E Height and Bulk District in another portion. The project proposes to demolish the existing surface parking lot and Golden Gateway Tennis and Swim Club, and construct a new health club, residential buildings ranging from four to twelve stories in height containing 145 dwelling units, ground-floor retail uses totaling approximately 20,000 square feet, and 400 off-street parking spaces, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 9 February 23, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued to February 23, 2012

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya, and Miguel

           

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4.         ELECTION OF OFFICERS:  In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Planning Commission, the President and Vice President of the Commission shall be elected at the first Regular Meeting of the Commission held on or after the 15th day of January of each year, or at a subsequent meeting, the date which shall be fixed by the commission at the first Regular Meeting on or after the 15th day of January each year.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to 2/23/12

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya and Miguel

               

 

5.         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.

 

Commissioner Antonini:

 I wanted to mention that I was fortunate enough to be at the 49ers game. I think I saw a crowd that was the most passionate and focused that I have ever seen. Some commentators on national television commented on the enthusiasm. There were a few fans wearing New Orleans gear.  I think it is important that we are respectful to those from other cities and those rooting for other teams, because they bring revenue into our City. There is common kindness, but also we do not want to be bad hosts. There is another phenomenon that was mentioned, the fact that there is a collective identification with San Francisco. We noticed this with the Giants. It will happen again this Sunday. People come into San Francisco, even if they are not fortunate to have game tickets, because the want to be part of what is happening here. This is wonderful for business. It is particularly true on situations where games are played in the heart of cities. It is one of the reasons we have seen a number of franchises in all major sports moving their facilities from suburban locations to urban locations, simply because of this phenomenon, where people identify with the city with which the team represents. This certainly was the case when I grow up in the Livermore Valley.  I was a 49er fan. We all think of ourselves, even when we are not San Franciscans, as being San Francisco. It is important that we collectively are enthusiastic, but we [must] also be good hosts and good neighbors and good to anyone who can visit our City in all instances.

Commissioner Borden:

I support Commissioner Antonini’s comments. I wanted to ask staff a question. You have seen in the media about the Gold Dust Lounge. It has been an institution since 1931 in its location.
The reports have been that the new tenant is proposed to be a retail tenant. The existing use is a restaurant. The zoning on that spot -- would it be something we have to deal with?
It might be something that is an over-the-counter permit, but I do not know if it is something we would have an ability to weigh in on.

Scott Sanchez, Zoning Administrator:  

 I will research the matter. It is likely in a C-3 zoning district and is principally permitted. We can research it further.

Commissioner Borden:   Thank you.

Commissioner Sugaya:

 I do not remember all the facts, but there was a recent article noting that the office vacancy rate in the area of South of Market is now 0. I think they are breaking it up-- south of market appeared to  be broken into two parts, one further south toward the stadium, indicated as zero. Then closer to Market Street, there were more high-rise developments. It was around 11% or so.
The highest vacancy rates were toward Civic Center. It seemed to indicate from the article that there is a need for ongoing office space in the City.

President Miguel:

During the past few weeks, I had a number of conversations regarding redistricting in the City.
I also testified at the Board of Supervisors, Land Use hearing on the Mayor and David Chiu's Legislation regarding the 1% for art fee expansion. That item is being worked on and is slowly getting together. I have had conversations with several neighborhood groups regarding liquor licenses in Lower Polk, and Polk Street in general, and also with the Port, the Market Street Advisory Group that I chair.  I want to compliment Department staff - David Alumbaugh and Neil Hrushowy - they have been doing yeoman work on this, a fairly large group of both consultants and advisers that are not the easiest to deal with, because we are dealing with some well-earned egos, I think in this case. They have been involved in City design for many years. They are doing an excellent job on that. SPUR had an interesting noontime forum yesterday. Steve Wertheim represented the Department. It was about Regional Growth and Transportation.  It was extremely informative. I was at a meeting on Urban Habitat with the Assistant City Manager for Oakland as the keynote speaker. The President of the Oakland Planning Commission and a member of the Richmond Planning Commission both were among the graduates of this training class for people to be involved in commissions and boards in the Bay Area, particularly minorities. It was very good.

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6.             Director’s Announcements

 

Director Rahaim:

I did not expect to be up so soon. I want to acknowledge that I will be out of the office Monday through Wednesday of next week.  Bill Wycko will be in charge of the Department during that time. As I understand it, there is no report of a meeting this week for the Board of Supervisors.

 

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

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

No Report

BOARD OF APPEALS:

The Board of Appeals did meet. They had an Election of Officers. Vice President Garcia was elevated to the position of President. Commissioner Fung was nominated to be Vice President. There are two vacancies on the Board of Appeals. The mayoral appointee Rich Hills has been nominated, and there is a vacancy left from Commissioner Goh which is still vacant. There is no one nominated to fill that position. The next hearing will be on the February eighth. There was an appeal on a variance decision letter I had granted at 995 DeHaro. That was upheld by the Board of Appeals. The interesting note about that is that there was a building at the rear of the lot that had been relocated from a property on Vermont in 1949, in order to accommodate the creation of the Bayshore Freeway. I said this was an extraordinary circumstance to grant the subdivision. There was also a jurisdiction request, 234 9TH St., and the person who requested it may be here to speak at public comment. The application was subject to Section 312 about this, but she did not file D.R. during that time period. There was a question about the requirement to create mailing labels for the abutting properties. There is a question whether or not that is an appropriate requirement.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

  • The Historic Preservation Commission did meet yesterday. Prior to their meeting, the ARC Committee of the Commission met. The item of interest there was the Stow Lake Boathouse.  Basically the item had come before the Commission prior to yesterday. The Commission gave suggestions on how they could improve their project. They went back and pretty much incorporated all the suggestions of the Commission.  The Committee was pleased with what they have done so far with the boathouse.
  • The Commission also held its annual election of officers. President Chase and vice President Damkroger kept their seats for this current year. Supervisor Chiu's proposed legislation on Uses, Signs, Building Features, FAR, Parking, etc. was before the Commission for their consideration. They approved the recommendation by staff. 
  • Finally, they considered Supervisor Weiner’s proposed modifications to Articles 10 and 11.  In a two-hour hearing, they were able to get through Article 10. They continued the matter to the next hearing so they can consider the proposals for Article 11.

 

D.         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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Jackee Bryson

                        Re: 234 9th Street

                        Tim Colen

                        Re: 8 Washington Street

 

E.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

8a.        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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                            (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 17, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     Dan Frattin, representing Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Approved with staff recommended conditions

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya and Miguel

            MOTION:           18519

 

8b.       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.

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 17, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 8a

ACTION:           The Zoning Administrator closed the public hearing and stated his inclination to grant the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval.

 

9.         2011.0471C                                                                                (K. Guy:  (415) 558-6163)

1111 CALIFORNIA STREET - southwest corner at Taylor Street, Lot 020 of Assessor’s Block 0253 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to continue the existing nonconforming entertainment and assembly use of the "Nob Hill Masonic Center", and to continue operation of the existing food and beverage service uses within the Center, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 185(e) and 303, within the RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High Density) District, the Nob Hill Special Use District, and the 65-A Height and Bulk District. No interior or exterior modifications, or changes in patron capacity of the existing facility, are requested as a part of this action.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions                                     

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 17, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     Steve Vettel, Abe Ostronsky, Evelin Darroch, Matt Prieshoff, Richard Floyd, Michael Barrett, Mike Sher, Audrey Joseph, Jane Shaw, Stan Landfain, Annette Berger,  G. Anthony Phillips, Bill Terrell, Laura Lyons, Joann Desmond, Kelly  Lyons Labauve, Hiroshi Fukuda, Aaron Margold, Kathlen Smartz, Sylvia Bloomfield, Enrique Landa, Robert Varni, Stephen Patton, Amy Harmer, Paul Kelley, Aldo Callamo, Donald Humphries, David Harmer, Matt Ferriss, Matt Gilbert, Craig Gollinas, Alice Barkley, Bennett Katz, Brad Paul, J. Henry Glazer, Caroline Labauve, Elizabeth Panada, Bill Turrell, Greg Galanos

ACTION:           Approved as modified

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore and Miguel

RECUSED:       Sugaya

            MOTION:           18520

 

5:00 p.m.

 

10.        2011.1143D                                                                          (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2123 PIERCE STREET - west side between Clay and Sacramento Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0632 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.02.04.9646, proposing to construct a two-story, horizontal addition at the rear of the two-story, single-family house within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     Lisa Gerber - DR requestor, Mr. Gerber, John Kefling - representing Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Following hearing, continued to 3/15/12. Public Hearing remains open

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya and Miguel

 

11.        2011.1151D                                                                          (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

640 HAYES STREET - north side between Laguna and Buchannan Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 0806 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.12.08.6310, proposing to legalize a horizontal addition constructed without permit, and to add a new dwelling unit at the ground floor of the existing three-story, two-unit building within the RTO (Residential, Transit Oriented) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     Victor Marquez - DR requestor, Jim Warshell, Valerie Lee - Project Sponsor, Dorian Lee, Henry Hanson, Gerald Wolf,

ACTION:           Following hearing, continued to 3/15/12. Public Hearing remains open

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya and Miguel

 

12.        2011.0674D                                                                  (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078) 

19 CHILD STREET - west side of Child Street between Lombard and Greenwich Streets, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 0078 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(e), of Building Permit Application No. 2011.0822.2940 proposing the merger of existing dwelling units that would reduce the total number of dwelling units from two to one in the subject residential structure.  The project is located within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove

                         

SPEAKERS:     Dr. Ann Fong, Co-Project Sponsor, Brant McDonald, Howard M. Bobren, Antonio Clark, Jim Miller, Guido Piccinini, Antonia Clark, Jeff Sternberg, Co-Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Commission took DR & approved requiring an NSR (reviewed by City Attorney)

AYES:              Borden, Fong, Moore and Miguel

            NAYES:            Antonini

            RECUSED:       Sugaya

            DRA:                0252

 

F.         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))

 

None

 

Adjournment: 7:15 PM

 

Adopted: January 12, 2012

 
Last updated: 3/9/2012 12:00:28 PM