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Public Hearings 
 
June 26, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 26, 2008

1:00 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; 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.

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 11:00 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.

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 FranciscoLobbyist 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.

1:00 PM _________

ROLL CALL:

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

  • 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. 2005.0927E (T. BLOMGREN: (415) 575-9023)

36-38 Downey Street/755 Ashbury - Lots 007, 011, and 065 of Assessor's Block 1254, mid-block on Ashbury and Downey Street between Frederick and Waller Streets Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project includes a lot line adjustment between Lot 007 and Lot 065, and the relocation of the existing two-unit residential building at 36-38 Downey Street to Lot 007 (next to 737 Ashbury Street), and four off-street parking spaces from Lot 007 (next to 36-38 Downey Street). The project site is zoned RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family), and RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District in the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood. The proposed project would require approval of a lot line adjustment and the modification of an existing Planned Unit Development.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

2. 2008.0095T (T. Sullivan-Lenane: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code by adding Section 226.5: Alcohol Reduction and Safer Neighborhoods Act - Permitted Locations on New Liquor Stores and their Conditions of Operation. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 226.5 to impose a distance requirement of 500 feet or more between new off-sale liquor stores and existing liquor stores, elementary and secondary schools, public libraries, and recreation centers throughout San Francisco and establishing conditions for operation of liquor stores.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 22, 2008)

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

3. 2007.1067C: (A. Hollister: (415) 575-9078)

1164 Powell Street - southeast corner of Powell and Jackson Streets, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 0192 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to legalize an existing Small Fast Food Restaurant (d.b.a. Quickly) of approximately 450 square feet within the existing ground floor retail space. No physical expansion of the building is proposed. This site is within the CRNC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) Mixed-Use District, and a 65-N Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2008)

4. 2006.0700T (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

LOSS OF DWELLING UNIT Legislation - Code Implementation Document - Proposed implementation procedures, criteria, and application forms used to implement newly-adopted Code Section 317, requiring Planning Commission hearings for the removal of certain dwelling and live-work units. The document also sets numerical criteria, some of which are subject to administrative adjustment in response to changing economic conditions.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

(Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2008)

5. 2007.0703D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

850 Francisco Street - north side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0045 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.18.5416 proposing to revise an issued building permit application for new construction of a four-story, single family residence. The revision consists of construction of two additional basement levels within the footprint of the proposed new construction project. The property is located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve project

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 1, 2008)

(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

6. 2008.0360C (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

3242 22nd Street - north side between Bartlett and Mission Street, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 3616 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a small self-service restaurant, (dba Tortas El Primo) within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The project is also within the Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict. Planning Code Section 712.44 and 790.91, limit a small self-service restaurant to no more than 1,000 square feet in gross floor area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

7. 2008.0366C (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

870 VALENCIA STREET - west side, between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 3597 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 726.43 and 303 to allow for the establishment of a large fast food restaurant (dba Borderlands Cafe) within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

8a. 2008.0461CVP (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

4245 LAWTON STREET (aka 1600 Great Highway) - southeast corner of Great Highway; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 1895 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3(f) and 303 to allow a child-care facility for 13 or more children (dba  Sunset Co-Op Nursery School ) within a new one-story plus mezzanine structure in the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area. The existing structure is proposed for demolition and a new structure is proposed in a similar location.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

8b. 2008.0461CVP (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

4245 LAWTON STREET (aka 1600 Great Highway) - southeast corner of Great Highway; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 1895 - Request for Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Section 330.1, to authorize the demolition of an existing one-story building and the new construction of a one-story plus mezzanine building in a similar location. The new building will be occupied by the same child care facility (dba  Sunset Co-Op Nursery School ) with the same permitted occupancy as the existing structure. The Subject Property is located within the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

8c. 2008.0461CVP (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

4245 LAWTON STREET (aka 1600 Great Highway) - southeast corner of Great Highway; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 1895 - Request for Rear Yard and Parking Variances, pursuant to Planning Code Section 134 and 151, to allow the new one-story plus mezzanine building to encroach six-feet, six-inches into the 54-foot deep required rear yard and to provide no off-street parking where one off-off street parking space is required in the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

9. 2008.0444C (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

2342-2348 MARKET STREET - north side between 16th and Castro Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 3562 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 721.21, 790.130, 721.41, 790.22, 721.48, 790.38, for a use size exceeding 2,999 square feet that will accommodate an expansion of the existing bar with other entertainment (dba Jet) into the adjacent ground-floor commercial space, which is currently occupied by a campaign headquarters. The Project also includes an outdoor activity area, pursuant to Sections 721.24 and 790.70, consisting of a front smoking patio. The Subject Property is within the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

10. 2008.0481C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

378-382 18th AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street, Assessor's Block 1449, Lots 021B and 022 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 712.21 to allow a non-residential use that exceeds 5,999 square feet in area. The proposal is to connect the Golden Gate Christian Church with the adjacent vacant commercial building to the south, to be used as a community center (the Agape Community Center) in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The total use size of the combined spaces would be approximately 20,300 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

11a. 2008.0376CV (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1599 HAIGHT STREET (aka 612 Clayton Street)- southeast corner of Haight and Clayton Streets, Assessor's Block 1245, Lots 023 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 161(j) and 303 to convert the vacant second floor medical clinic offices (formerly occupied by the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic) to four dwelling units without providing the required off-street parking in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District, the Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use Subdistrict and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The existing ground floor commercial spaces are to be retained.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

11b. 2008.0376CV (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1599 HAIGHT STREET (aka 612 Clayton Street) - southeast corner of Haight and Clayton Streets, Assessor's Block 1245, Lot 023, located in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD), the Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use Subdistrict and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. USABLE OPEN SPACE AND EXPOSURE VARIANCES SOUGHT - The proposal is to convert vacant second floor medical clinic offices to four residential units. The existing ground floor commercial spaces are to be retained.

12a. 2007.1437C (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

901 ALABAMA STREET - southeast Corner of Alabama and 21st Streets, Assessor's Block 4146; Lots 034 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.4 and 303 of the Planning Code to allow the renovation and expansion of a community facility (known as "San Francisco Boys and Girls Club"), within a residential district. The site is located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

12b. 2007.1437CV (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

901 ALABAMA STREET - southeast Corner of Alabama and 21st Streets, Assessor's Block 4146; Lots 034 - Request for Variance pursuant to Section 134 of the Planning Code to expand the community facility into the required rear yard setback within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit.

C. 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.

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 agenda items that have 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.

  • CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

13. 2007.1064C (M. Woods: (415) 558-6315)

1860 LOMBARD STREET - north side between Buchanan and Laguna Streets; Lot 023 (formerly Lot 011), in Assessor's Block 0494 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a  formula retail use that is also a  large fast food restaurant (dba Subway) pursuant to Sections 303(c), 303(i), 703.4 and 712.43 of the Planning Code, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 19, 2007)

Note: On April 24, 2008, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to May 1, 2008 to allow absent commissioners the opportunity to participate by a vote of +3 -1. Commissioner Moore voted no. Commissioners Sugaya and W. Lee were absent.

Note: On May 1, 2008, without further hearing, the item was continued to May 29, 2008.

note: On May 29, 2008 the Commission passed a motion of intent to disapprove with final language on June 19, 2008 by a vote of +6 -0,

  • REGULAR CALENDAR

14. 2006.1308E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 575-9040)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report - The Redevelopment Agency and the Planning Department are proposing to adopt and implement a redevelopment program for the Visitacion Valley neighborhood to overcome adverse blighting influences, improve housing opportunities, and facilitate neighborhood-serving commercial development. The proposed redevelopment program includes adoption and implementation of a Redevelopment Plan, the Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Design for Development, a set of General Plan and Planning Code revisions, and other actions to facilitate re-use of the dormant Schlage Lock property along the east side of Bayshore Boulevard, redevelop properties along the opposite (west) side of Bayshore Boulevard, and revitalize Leland Avenue. It is estimated that the proposed Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Program would facilitate a net housing increase of up to 1,600 new units, a net retail commercial increase of up to 132,000 square feet, a net decrease in office and production/distribution/repair uses of up to 39,000 square feet, and a net increase in cultural/institutional/educational uses (community centers and library) of up to 25,000 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required.

Note: written comments will be accepted at the Redevelopment Agency's offices until the close of business on July 21, 2008.

15. 2007.0706E (V. WISE: (415) 575-9049)

1 La Avanzada Street/Sutro Tower Digital Television Project - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed project would involve conversion of the television antennas on Sutro Tower from the current combination of analog and digital to an all-digital system. Project components would include: 1) replacement of nine existing analog main antennas at the top of Sutro Tower with no more than five digital main antennas; 2) structural upgrades to the tower to enable the tower to meet Building Code wind resistance requirements for an  essential facility and to accommodate the placement of new digital television equipment on the tower; 3) removal of four digital main television antennas; 4) removal of nine analog auxiliary television antennas and installation of three digital auxiliary antennas; 5) alteration, replacement, or addition of small ancillary and accessory antennas and equipment associated with the operation of Sutro Tower broadcasters; and 6) addition of auxiliary equipment, and electrical, elevator, and public safety improvements associated with the proposed project. The project would result in an overall net reduction of approximately 14 television antennas, from 22 to 8 antennas. There would be no expansion of the tower itself or the ancillary buildings at the base of the tower.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on July 1, 2008.

16a. 2008.0001BX (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

505-525 Howard Street - south side between 1st and 2nd Streets, Lots 114 and 121 of Assessor's Block 3736 - Request for Allocation of Square Footage under the Annual Office Development Limitation Program. The proposed project is to demolish an existing one-story commercial building and construct a new 11-story building containing approximately 252,500 square feet of office uses and approximately 9,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The proposal is a modification/expansion of a previously-approved 178,000 square-foot office building for this site. The previous project was approved with other office buildings, all of which comprise the "Foundry Square" office development project. This expanded project would be the last of the four buildings to be constructed. The project site is located within a C-3-O (SD) Zoning District, and the 200-S and 350-S Height and Bulk Districts. The Planning Department has made an initial determination that 228,500 square feet of the proposed office uses would be subject to the requirements of the Downtown Park Special Fund, Housing for Large-Scale Development, and Child-Care for Office and Hotel Development Projects.

16b. 2008.0001BX (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

505-525 Howard Street - south side between 1st and 2nd Streets, Lots 114 and 121 of Assessor's Block 3736 - Request for Determination of Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (the Downtown Plan), with exceptions to the "Freight Loading and Maneuvering" Requirements and Bulk Limits. The proposed project is to demolish an existing one-story commercial building and construct a new 11-story building containing approximately 252,500 square feet of office uses and approximately 9,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space (see item above for a more complete project description). The project site is located within a C-3-O (SD) Zoning District, and the 200-S and 350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

G. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

17. 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.

H. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

18. Director's Announcements

19. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

I. 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

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

Adjournment:

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