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The following Planning Commission agenda includes text only version of the staff reports associated with the business matters to be brought before for the Planning Commission at its Regular Meeting of this date. Changes to the staff reports may be necessary prior to the actual Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission may elect to delete or continue business matters at the beginning of the Planning Commission Meeting. Additionally, staff reports attachments, including but not limited to, pictures, plans, drawings, spreadsheet presentations, financial statements and correspondences are not included. The attachments are available for review with the official agenda package at the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Department.

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How Planning Commission Meetings Are Conducted

AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY,TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 2010

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010
FRED HESSE COMMUNITY PARK, 29301 HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M.
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SCHEDULING NOTES

REQUESTS TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMUNIITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF THE REMARKS OF THE FIRST SPEAKER ON THE ITEM. NO REQUEST FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT TIME.

PURSUANT TO ADOPTED PLANNING COMMISSION PROCEDURE, UNLESS THE PLANNING COMMISSION AGREES TO SUSPEND ITS RULES, NO NEW BUSINESS WILL BE HEARD AFTER 11:00 P.M. AND NO ITEM WILL BE HEARD PAST MIDNIGHT. ANY ITEMS NOT HEARD BECAUSE OF THE TIME LIMITS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CONTINUED TO THE NEXT COMMISSION AGENDA.

NEXT P.C. RESOLUTION NO. 2010-33
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CALL TO ORDER:

FLAG SALUTE:

ROLL CALL:

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

COMMUNICATIONS:

City Council Items:

Staff:

Commission:


COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE (regarding non-agenda items):

CONSENT CALENDAR:

NONE

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

NONE

PUBLIC HEARINGS:


1. HEIGHT VARIATION, GRADING & EXTREME SLOPE PERMIT (CASE NO. ZON20090-00170): 54 Rockinghorse Road / Colaruotolo (LM)
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Request: A request to construct an after-the-fact 71 square foot addition to the first floor and a 2,343 square foot basement beneath the existing 3,478 square foot residence. The overall height of the residence will measure 24’-0” as measured from the highest existing ridgeline (elev. 217.93’) to the lowest finished grade adjacent to the foundation/slab (elev. 193.93’). The project also includes a new deck in the rear yard that will extend a maximum of 6’-0” beyond the top of a previously existing extreme slope. Additional after-the-fact grading approval for a new retaining wall with a maximum height of 20’-0” along the south property line and 1,799 cubic yards of cut and fill is required for the construction of the basement and fill in the rear yard.

Action Deadline: November 13, 2010

Recommendation: Review the project proposal, open the public hearing, discuss the merits of the project, continue the public hearing to December 14, 2010 to allow additional soils testing results to be reviewed by the City Geologist and direct the applicant to reduce the retaining wall along the south property line to a maximum height of 8’-0”, as measured from the low side of the all and 6’-0”, as measured from the high side of the wall (Case No. ZON 2009-00170).

2. FLOOR AREA RATIO CODE AMENDMENT: City (ES)
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Request: A request to review the possibility of establishing a maximum structure size for Residential property through a Floor-Area-Ratio (FAR).

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Review and discuss the four alternatives presented by Staff for establishing a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) or some other similar maximum structure size; and, direct Staff to proceed with drafting an Ordinance to implement the preferred alternative along with the appropriate environmental documentation.

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

NONE

ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

3. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON NOVEMBER 9, 2010
           
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 7:00 P.M. at Hesse Park.
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Americans with Disabilities Act: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please call the Community Development Director at 310 544-5228 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Notes:
1. Staff reports are available for inspection at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard during regular business hours, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Monday – Thursday and 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on Friday. The agenda and staff reports can also be viewed at Hesse Community Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard during the Planning Commission meeting.

2. Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at the front counter of the Planning Division lobby at City Hall, which is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes during normal business hours as stated in the paragraph above.

3. You can also view the agenda and staff reports at the City’s website www.palosverdes.com/RPV.

4. Written materials, including emails, submitted to the City are public records and may be posted on the City’s website. In addition, City meetings may be televised and may be accessed through the City’s website. Accordingly, you may wish to omit personal information from your oral presentation or written materials as they may become part of the public record regarding an agendized item.