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Planning Commission Agenda
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
 
  Meeting Date :  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:00 AM  
  Location :  Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 525
County Government Center
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
 
  The meeting starts at 9:00 AM with the first item and proceeds through the items in consecutive order unless otherwise noted. Staff reports on permit applications are available for review or purchase one week before the hearing by calling 454-3371. You may also view staff reports here by clicking the underlined item number below. All items are subject to continuance. No notices of continued or rescheduled hearing dates are mailed. Please contact the project planner for further information on specific applications.  
 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
1.Roll Call
2.Additions and Corrections to Agenda
3.Declaration of Ex Parte Communications
4.Oral Communications

CONSENT ITEMS
5.181130                          2400 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville 95076              APN: 051-501-16
 Proposal to complete a minor revision to the size and use of an approved building, construct school and athletic field entry gates, and to construct athletic field bleachers at Saint Francis High School.   Requires a Minor Variation to Master Occupancy Program Permit 99-0383.  

Property is located on the southeast side of East Lake Avenue, approximately 1/4 mile northeast of Holohan Road.

SUPERVISORAL DISTRICT: 4
PROJECT PLANNER: Sheila McDaniel, (831) 454-2255
EMAIL: Sheila.McDaniel@santacruzcounty.us

Staff Report   Click Here
Initial Study   Click Here
6.131132                       515 Calabasas Road, Watsonville 95076             APN: 049-091-24
 Status report to Planning Commission on first year of operation of amended permit 131132, auxiliary use of parachute landing area.

SUPERVISORAL DISTRICT: 2
PROJECT PLANNER: Jerry Busch (831) 454-3234
EMAIL: Jerry.Busch@santacruzcounty.us

Staff Report   Click Here

SCHEDULED ITEMS
7.Approval of Minutes
 To approve the minutes of the October 10, 2018 Planning Commission meeting as submitted by the Planning Department.
8.Continued from October 10, 2018: Public Safety and Hazard Management General Plan, Local Coastal Program and County Code Amendments
 A. Update and amendment of General Plan/LCP Public Safety Element and implementing Santa Cruz County Code (SCCC) Title 16 Environmental Resource Protection regulations regarding environmental review, geologic hazards, floodplain management, erosion, and fire hazards, and update and amendment of General Plan/LCP Conservation and Open Space Element to move Air Quality section to Public Safety Element. The proposed amendments related to seismic hazards, landslides, and fire hazards are intended to meet current requirements of state law which already apply to development projects. Local policies and codes would be updated but there would be no change to existing requirements. The proposed amendments related to flooding would rewrite the Floodplain Regulations in the County Code. The basic requirements would not change but the County Code would follow the “model ordinance” format of the state and FEMA. Under the new regulations more activities in flood hazard areas would require permits. New and remodeled homes in flood hazard areas would have to be elevated higher above flood hazard levels compared to existing requirements. The proposed amendments related to coastal bluffs and beaches would update the County’s policies and regulations for building in these areas to address sea level rise. New and remodeled homes on the beach would have to be elevated higher above flood hazard levels compared to existing requirements. New and remodeled homes on coastal bluffs would have to do additional geologic and engineering studies and standards would become stricter for rebuilding storm damaged structures. There would be new mitigation fees related to coastal protection structures.

B. New General Plan/LCP Noise Element relocated from Public Safety Element and new SCCC Chapter 13.15 Noise Planning. A new General Plan/LCP Noise Element would be created by moving the policies out of the Public Safety Element. New noise maps would be included for determining noise insulation requirements for new buildings. A new County Code Chapter 13.15 Noise Planning would implement the Noise Element.

C. Amendment of General Plan/LCP Land Use and Circulation Elements to establish Airport Land Use Compatibility policies consistent with state handbook, including an updated SCCC Chapter 13.12 to establish the Airport Combining Zone District, and rezoning of affected properties within two miles of Watsonville Municipal Airport. The General Plan/LCP Land Use Element and County Code would be amended to add policies and regulations required by the State Airport Land Use Planning Handbook. Properties within two miles of the Watsonville Municipal Airport would have an additional zoning designation of Airport Combining Zone District. The proposed policies and regulations would have no impact on existing structures. There would be little to no impact on new and expanded structures, but new subdivision of land would be restricted.

APPLICANT: The County of Santa Cruz
SUPERVISORAL DISTRICT: Countywide
PROJECT PLANNER: David Carlson, (831) 454-3173
EMAIL: David.Carlson@santacruzcounty.us
9.Public Hearing to develop a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the 2019 Growth Goal Report and the proposed setting of a 2019 Growth Goal of 0.5% for the unincorporated portion of the County.
 APPLICANT: County of Santa Cruz
SUPERVISORAL DISTRICT: Countywide
PROJECT PLANNER: Stephanie Hansen, (831) 454-3112
EMAIL: Stephanie.Hansen@santacruzcounty.us

Staff Report   Click Here

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
10.Planning Director's Report
11.Report on Upcoming Meeting Dates and Agendas
12.County Counsel's Report
 
 
 
  APPEAL INFORMATION
Denial or approval of any permit by the Planning Commission is appealable to the Board of Supervisors. The appeal must be filed with the required appeal fee within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission. To file an appeal you must write a letter to the Board of Supervisors and include the appeal fee. For more information on appeals, please see the "Planning Appeals" brochure located in the Planning Department lobby, or contact the project planner.

APPEALS OF COASTAL PROJECTS
(*) This project requires a Coastal Zone Permit which is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. It may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission.

(**) This project requires a Coastal Development Permit. Denial or approval of the Coastal Development Permit is appealable to the Board of Supervisors; the appeal must be filed within 14 calendar days of action by the Planning Commission. After all local appeal periods have ended (grounds for appeal are listed in the County Code Section 13.20.110), approval of a Coastal Development permit is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. The appeal must be filed with the Coastal Commission within 10 business days of receipt by the Coastal Commission of notice of final local action.

Note regarding Public hearing items: If any person challenges an action taken on the foregoing matter(s) in court, they may be limited to raising only those issues 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.

Agenda documents may be reviewed at the Planning Department, Room 420, County Government Center, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz.

The County of Santa Cruz does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and no person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or activities. The Board of Supervisors chambers is located in an accessible facility. If you wish to attend this meeting and you will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 454-3137 (TDD/TTY number is 711) at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements. Persons with disabilities may request a copy of the agenda in an alternative format. As a courtesy to those persons affected, please attend the meeting smoke and scent free.