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PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
CITY OF SAUSALITO
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
 
420 LITHO STREET 
SAUSALITO, CA 94965 
(415) 289-4128

REGULAR MEETING – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
6:30 P.M. in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS at 420 LITHO STREET, SAUSALITO

Note Telephonic Location: 3809 Ocean Boulevard, Brant Beach, New Jersey

Actions taken

Approved minutes

The Planning Commission may, at its discretion, consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed. The public may comment on any item on the agenda that has not previously been subject to public comment. To give everyone an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of different points of view, the Commission requests that members of the audience who speak: 1) Fill out a Speaker Card and submit it to staff; 2) Always address the Chair; 3) State his or her name and address; 4) State views succinctly, and; 5) Limit presentations to three minutes.

CALL TO ORDER
Chair Stafford Keegin
Vice-Chair Joan Cox
Commissioner Stan Bair
Commissioner Richard Graef
Commissioner Bill Werner

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
September 5, 2012

PUBLIC HEARINGS – Declarations regarding Planning Commissioner Public Contacts

1. HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE – INITIAL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY/NEGATIVE
DECLARATION (ENV 12-117)

Staff: Schinsing
City of Sausalito
DESCRIPTION: Review of the Planning Commission Review Draft of the Housing Element Update Initial Environmental Study/Negative Declaration (IES/ND).
RECOMMENDATION: Recommend City Council approval of the IES/ND
Late Correspondence: Lehner 09-19-12

2. HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE – GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (GPA 12-117)
Staff: Schinsing
City of Sausalito
DESCRIPTION: Amendment of the General Plan to incorporate the Housing Element Update into the General Plan.
RECOMMENDATION: Recommend City Council approval of the General Plan Amendment
Late correspondence: Headington 09-17-12

3. ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT REGULATIONS (ZOA 12-055)
Supplemental Staff Report
Staff: Schinsing
City of Sausalito
DESCRIPTION: Review of a Zoning Ordinance Amendment to add new regulations which permit new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs, aka second units, granny units or in-law units) which meet criteria in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Zoning Districts and legalize existing unpermitted ADUs which meet criteria in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 Zoning Districts. The Zoning Ordinance Amendment also deletes Zoning Ordinance Chapter 10.21 (Second Units).
RECOMMENDATION: Take public comment, review the revised regulations; make appropriate modifications; and recommend the City Council approval.

4. HARMONIA WELLNESS CENTER/2200 BRIDGEWAY (CUP 12-134)
Staff: Schinsing
John McCoy, McCoy Architecture, Inc (Applicant)
MMB First Mortgage Fund (Owner)
DESCRIPTION: Conditional Use Permit to allow a cultural center for specialized programs in personal growth and development, including fitness, nutrition and health (APN 063-110-01). Continued from the July 25, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve subject to conditions.
Late Correspondence: Denis 07-19-12, Rose 07-19-12, Runco 07-19-12, Flynn 09-18-12

OLD BUSINESS – None
NEW BUSINESS – None

COMMUNICATIONS
STAFF
PLANNING COMMISSIONERS

ADJOURNMENT -- Not later than 10:00 p.m.

APPEALS: Any decision of the Planning Commission may be appealed by filing an appeal form and the required appeal fee with the Community Development Department within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision. If you challenge a decision of the Planning Commission in court you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the hearing or on appeal to the City Council.

SPECIAL NEEDS: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (29 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title 11), if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department at 289-4128 or 289-4165. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

AGENDAS are available on the Friday prior to the Planning Commission meeting at the City Hall entrance at 420 Litho Street.

STAFF REPORTS are available for review on the Saturday prior to the Planning Commission meeting at the Sausalito Library at 420 Litho Street and at the City’s website, www.ci.sausalito.ca.us. Staff reports are also available at the Community Development Department at City Hall during normal business hours and at the Planning Commission meeting. Materials related to an item on this agenda which are submitted after the distribution of the agenda packet are available for public review at the Community Development Department during normal business hours, at the Planning Commission meeting, and at the City’s website (subject to staff’s ability to post the documents prior to the meeting).


City of Sausalito
Community Development Department
420 Litho Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 289-4128
www.ci.sausalito.ca.us  
Stafford Keegin, Chair 
Joan Cox, Vice-Chair 
Stan Bair, Commissioner
Richard Graef, Commissioner 
Bill Werner, Commissioner
Jeremy Graves, Community Development Director
Mary Wagner, City Attorney
Heidi Burns, Associate Planner 
Lilly Schinsing, Associate Planner
Alison Thornberry-Assef, Assistant Planner
Alberto Viana, Administrative Aide I

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