This agenda has been
prepared for the orderly progression of Planning Commission business.
The Planning Commission is very interested in hearing your comments and
encourages your participation in the meeting. These agenda instructions
are intended to familiarize you with how the meeting will be conducted,
what to expect and how to most effectively participate in the process.
Detailed staff reports on the items contained in this agenda are available
from the Planning Department the Friday before the meeting and are posted
for public viewing immediately prior to the meeting in the hallway outside
the chambers. The Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department is
located at City Hall at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes.
The Department's public counter hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The telephone number is (310) 377-6008.
the Agenda: The Planning Commission agenda is divided into the following
This section consists of routine items, which, unless a request has
been received from the public, a Commission member or Staff to remove
a particular item for discussion, are enacted by one motion of the Planning
Continued Business: This section consists of items that were held over
from a previous Planning Commission meetings and for which a decision
has not yet been made.
Public Hearings: This section is devoted to noticed public hearings which
have not been previously heard by the Commission.
New Business: This section is for items that do not require a noticed
public hearing. Pursuant to adopted Planning Commission procedure, the
Commission will, except under exceptional circumstances and with the consent
of the majority of the Commission, adjourn its meetings on or before 12:00
a.m. and not consider new business items after 11:00 p.m., with any unfinished
business being continued to the next regular, adjourned, or special meeting.
Audience Comments: This part of the agenda is reserved for making comments
on matters which are NOT on the agenda. Comments must be limited to matters
within the jurisdiction of the Planning Commission. Due to State law,
no action can be taken on matters brought up under Audience Comments.
If action by the Commission is necessary, the matter may be placed on
a future agenda, or referred to Staff, as determined by the Commission.
Agenda Items; Unless the Chairperson in his or her discretion should
direct otherwise, the order of the presentation is generally as follows:
of staff report, including any environmental analysis or recommendation.
(b) Questions of staff by members of Planning Commission.
(c) Public hearing opened.
(d) Presentation of the applicant(s) or appellant(s).
(e) Presentation of persons in favor of the requested action.
(f) Presentation of persons in opposition to the requested action.
(g) Rebuttal comments by the applicant(s) or appellant(s), if requested.
(h) Closing comments by staff.
(i) Public hearing closed.
How to Speak on
an Item; In
order to speak on an item, please completely fill out a Request to Speak
form and return it to the recording secretary. These half-sheet forms
(which are printed on colored paper) are available on the table in the
hallway outside the chambers or from the recording secretary, who is seated
on the left-hand side of the dais (the table with the blue skirt at the
front of the meeting room), next to the light timer. Requests to speak
on an item must be submitted to the recording secretary prior to the completion
of the remarks of the first speaker on the item. No request forms to speak
on the particular item will be accepted after that time.
After your name is
called by the recording secretary, please approach the lectern and speak
clearly into the microphone. The height of the microphone may be adjusted
by hand if necessary. Before beginning your comments on the item, please
state your name and address for the record.
The length of time
that each person is allowed to speak on individual items is determined
by the Chairman and is usually based on the number of speakers on the
particular item. Normally, the applicants and appellants are limited to
a five (5) minute presentation and a three (3) minute rebuttal (if requested).
All other persons are generally limited to three (3) minutes per person.
Submittal of Written
Correspondence: You may submit written evidence to the
Planning Commission through the Director of Planning, Building and Code
Enforcement and request that the Commission receive copies of the submitted
materials prior to the meeting. Written comments submitted prior to 12:00
Noon on the Tuesday one week before the scheduled Planning Commission
meeting will be included with the Staff Report (for agenda items) or with
the agenda packet (for non-agenda items), which the Commissioners receive on
the Wednesday before the scheduled meeting. This provides the Commissioners
with the most opportunity to review the comments before the public hearing
discussion. Written comments submitted to the Department after 12:00 Noon on
the Tuesday before the meeting will be distributed to the Planning
Commission at the meeting. Written comments distributed to the Planning
Commission at the meeting may not be effective, as the Commission may not
have enough time to absorb its content.
Conduct at the
Planning Commission has adopted a set of rules for conduct during Planning
Commission meetings. Although it is a very rare occurrence, the Chairperson
may order from the Planning Commission Chambers any person(s) who commit
the following acts with respect to a regular or special meeting of the
1. Disorderly, contemptuous
or insolent behavior toward the Commission or any member thereof, which
interrupts the due and orderly course of said meeting.
2. A breach of the peace, boisterous conduct or violent disturbance,
which interrupts the due and orderly course of said meeting.
3. Disobedience of any lawful order of the Chairperson which shall include
an order to be seated or refrain from addressing the Commission.
4. Any other interference with the due and orderly course of the meeting.
Your cooperation in
making the Planning Commission meeting run smoothly and fairly for all
participants in greatly appreciated.