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Planning Commission Agenda
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
 
  Meeting Date :  Wednesday, November 12, 2014 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
 Chair Shepherd, Vice-Chair Hemard, Commissioner Guth, Commissioner Garcia, Commissioner Dann
 
2. Additions and Corrections to Agenda
 
3. Declaration of Ex Parte Communications
 
4. Oral Communications
 Planning Commission will hear brief (5-minute maximum) statements regarding items not on this agenda.
 

CONSENT ITEMS
5. Approval of Minutes
 To approve the minutes of the October 8, 2014 Planning Commission meeting as submitted by the Planning Department.
 
6. Approval of Minutes
 To approve the minutes of the October 22, 2014 Planning Commission meeting as submitted by the Planning Department.
 

CONTINUED ITEMS
7. Public hearing to consider amendments
 to County Code Section 13.10.694 (Vacation Rentals) to 1) expand and refine portions of the ordinance regarding adding bedrooms to or increasing the size of an existing vacation rental, local contact information, violations, and 2) apply the Live Oak Designated Area vacation rental regulations and limitations to a portion of the Seacliff/Aptos area. County Code Chapter 13.10 is a coastal implementing ordinance.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT:  Countywide
PROJECT PLANNER:  Steve Guiney, 454-3182
EMAIL:  Steven.Guiney@santacruzcounty.us
 

SCHEDULED ITEMS
8. Public hearing to consider amendments
 to County Code Sections 13.10.215, 13.10.475-478, and Chapters 17.10 and 17.12 to reduce the requirement to provide affordable housing from 40 percent to 15 percent for properties in the “R” combining district and when properties are rezoned from non-residential uses to residential uses, to delete the requirement for rental housing projects to provide on-site affordable housing (inclusionary units), to authorize imposition of affordable housing impact fees on residential and non-residential development, to reduce the requirement to provide affordable housing from 35 percent to 15 percent for congregate housing, to modify provisions for alternatives to on-site requirements, to allow density bonuses for inclusionary units, and to make additional miscellaneous changes to conform with recent amendments to state law.  Chapter 13.10 is a coastal implementing ordinance.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT:  Countywide
PROJECT PLANNER:  Julie Conway, 454-5162
EMAIL:  Julie.Conway@santacruzcounty.us
 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS
9. Planning Director’s Report
 
10. Report on Upcoming Meeting Dates and Agendas
 
11. 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.