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Planning Commission Agenda
Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
 
  Meeting Date :  Wednesday, September 14, 2022 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
1.Roll Call
 Commissioner Gordin (Chair), Commissioner Dann (Vice Chair), Commissioner Violante, Commissioner Shepherd, Commissioner Lazenby
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.

CONSENT ITEMS
5.AB 361 Resolution
 To approve a Resolution to continue virtual Planning Commission meetings in accordance with AB 361 and amended Government Code Section 54953.

SCHEDULED ITEMS
6.Approval of Minutes
 To approve the minutes of the August 24, 2022, Planning Commission meeting as submitted by the Planning Department.

CONTINUED ITEMS
7.Continued public hearing to consider proposed ordinances and resolutions related to the Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update and provide a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.
 The Sustainability Policy and Regulatory Update is a comprehensive update to Santa Cruz County’s General Plan/Local Coastal Program and modernization of the County Code. The goal of this update is to implement new policies and code regulations that support more sustainable communities in Santa Cruz County. The project includes amendments to General Plan Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and related appendices, as well as amendments to Santa Cruz County Code Titles 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 18. The project also includes preparation of new Santa Cruz County Design Guidelines, map amendments for 10 key opportunity sites, and map amendments for 13 parcels to correct existing mapping errors. The proposed amendments to the General Plan, amendments to County Code Chapter 12.01 and Titles 13, 15, 16 and 18, and 11 of the proposed map amendments are also amendments to the County’s Local Coastal Program.

APN List of Proposed Zoning Map/General Plan Land Use Map Amendments Click Here

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: County-Wide
PROJECT PLANNER: Daisy Allen, (831) 454-2801
EMAIL: Daisy.Allen@santacruzcounty.us

Staff Report   Click Here

Replacement Pages   Click Here

Additional County Code Amendments   Click Here

Public Comments   Click Here

Planning Commission Recommended General Plan Edits From 9/14 meeting   Click Here

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