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Agricultural Policy Advisory Commission Agenda
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
 
  Meeting Date :  Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:30 PM  
  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

Staff reports are available for review or purchase by calling 454-3156 one week before the hearing. You may also view staff reports here by clicking on 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.Call to Order
2.Approval of Minutes and Modifications
 (a) Approval of the May 21, 2020 APAC minutes Click Here
(b) Additions/Corrections to Agenda
3.Review of APAC correspondence
 a. 2019-2020 Agricultural Policy Advisory Commission Biennial Report  Click Here
b. 2021 First District-Doron Comerchero Appointment  Click Here
c. 2021 Second District Reappointments to various County Advisory Bodies  Click Here
d. 2021 Fifth District Reappointments to various County Advisory Bodies  Click Here
4.APAC Commissioner Presentations
5.Staff Presentations
 (a) Updates from the Agricultural Commission’s Office
(b) Updates from the Staff Planner
6.Oral Communications

SCHEDULED ITEMS
7.211042                            Buena Vista Landfill       APN: 052-021-33
 Study Session to discuss a proposal to build a solid waste transfer station at the Buena Vista Landfill to meet State mandates.  The project includes re-aligning Harkins Slough Road to the northeast to keep all recycling and solid waste activities on internal facility roads and maintain a public road on the outer perimeter of the facility. The project requires amendment to the General Plan and Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan designation from AG (Agriculture) to P (Public Facility) and Rezoning of a portion of the parcel from CA-AIA (Commercial Agriculture- Airport Combining District) to PF-AIA, removal of Type 3 Agricultural Resource land designation, an Agricultural Buffer Reduction Determination to reduce the required 200-foot agricultural buffer setback to approximately 40 feet, and a Coastal Development Permit.

The County owned and operated Buena Vista Landfill (1231 Buena Vista Drive); Site Development area is located on the southeast side of the intersection of Buena Vista Drive and Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville

Department of Public Works Project Manager: Nicole Steel, 454-5139; Nicole.steel@santacruzcounty.us
Planning Department Staff: Sheila McDaniel, 454-2255; Sheila.mcdaniel@santacruzcounty.us

Staff Report  Click Here
 
 
 
  ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
The Commission will receive oral communications regarding any item of interest to the public before or after consideration of any item. Oral Presentations may be limited to 5 minutes and may address an item on the agenda or may be separate subject matter, which is not on the agenda, provided that the subject matter is within the Commission's jurisdiction. This Commission may not take action or respond immediately to any presentation, which involves a subject, which has not been duly noticed in accordance with the State Brown Act, but the Commission may choose to follow-up at a later time.

APPEALS
In accordance with Section 18.10.340 of the Santa Cruz County Code, any interested person may appeal an action or decision taken under the provisions of such County Code. Appeals to the decisions of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Commission are made to the Board of Supervisors. Appeals to the Board shall be taken by filing a written notice of appeals with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors no later than fourteen calendar days following the date of the hearing from which the action was taken. The Clerk of the Board shall send notice of such appeal to the Planning Department within one day of filing of the appeal.

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 meeting room 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.