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Planning Commission Agenda
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
 
  Meeting Date :  Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:30 AM  
  Location :  Remote Public Hearing
Remote Public Hearing
Remote Public Hearing
Remote Public Hearing, CA 95060
 
 
  IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20, ISSUED MARCH 17, 2020, THIS WILL BE A REMOTE HEARING.THERE WILL BE NO PHYSICAL LOCATION AVAILABLE FOR THIS HEARING, BUT ACCESS TO THE HEARING AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT WILL BE POSTED ON THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT'S WEB PAGE AT WWW.SCCOPLANNING.COM.

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE REMOTE HEARING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT MICHAEL LAM, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, AT 831-454-3371 OR MICHAEL.LAM@SANTACRUZCOUNTY.US

The meeting starts at 9:30 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
0.Instructions for Participating
 To participate in the Planning Commission meeting, you may connect with us via the Zoom teleconference link or via telephone. Please visit the Planning Department Home Page one week prior to the hearing date for the meeting link and phone number (sccoplanning.com).

For participants who wish to provide testimony via the Zoom link, when the public hearing is opened for the item you wish to provide testimony on, please “remotely” raise your hand by pressing the “hand” icon on your computer screen. When your name is called, a pop-up will appear to “unmute”. Accept the pop-up to unmute.

For participants who wish to provide testimony via telephone, when the public hearing is opened for the item you wish to provide testimony on, please “remotely” raise your hand by pressing *9 on your telephone. When you are called on to speak, you must unmute yourself by pressing *6 on your telephone.  When called upon, please limit your remarks to the time limit allotted.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
+1 669 900 6833  //  +1 346 248 7799

Phone Conference ID: 885 1871 7533
1.Roll Call
2.Additions and Corrections to Agenda
3.Declaration of Ex Parte Communications
4.Oral Communications
 Planning Commission will hear brief (2-minute maximum) statements regarding items not on this agenda.

SCHEDULED ITEMS
5.Approval of Minutes
 To approve the minutes of the April 14, 2021 Planning Commission meeting as submitted by the Planning Department.

Draft Minutes   Click Here
6.Public hearing to review and provide recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on proposed updates to the Park Dedication and Public Access Requirements section of County Code as part of updates to the County policies related to park land dedication or in-lieu fees and an associated CEQA Notice of Exemption. The recommended updates are intended to make these policies consistent with Sections 66477 and 66000 – 66008 of the California Government Code and County General Plan/Local Coastal Program policies related to park acreage provision including Objectives 7.2, 7.3, and 7.4. Amendments to Sections 13.030.050, 15.01 and 15.05 are coastal implementing and will require Coastal Commission certification after County adoption.
 SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: County-Wide
PROJECT PLANNER: Will Fourt, (831) 454-7910
EMAIL: Will.Fourt@santacruzcounty.us

Staff Report   Click Here

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