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How Planning Commission Meetings Are Conducted

AGENDA PLANNING COMMISSION, TUESDAY, August 9, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
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. 2011-28 ______________________________________________________________________



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:


1. CODE AMENDMENT (CASE NO. ZON2010-00293): City / Citywide (SK)
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Request: A request to create a new review process for hedges above 42” in height within the front yard setback and to simplify the existing intersection visibility triangle review process.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2011-__, thereby recommending to the City Council the adoption of an Ordinance to revise Chapters 17.48.070 (Intersection Visibility Triangle) and 17.76.030 (Fences, Walls and Hedges) of Title 17 (Zoning) of the City’s Municipal Code, to 1) amend the review process for Intersection Visibility Triangle applications, and 2) establish a new process to allow hedges above 42” in height within the front yard setback of private residential properties.

CONTINUED BUSINESS:

2. SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2011-00083): 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East / Marymount College (AM)
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Request: A request to install roof mounted ventilation equipment onto the existing Cecilia Hall Classroom Building (Academic Building) serving the biology and chemistry labs. Specifically, the improvements include the installation of two roof mounted air conditioning units enclosed by an uncovered screening wall at a height of 5’-6” above the existing roof. The roof mounted mechanical equipment screening wall dimensions are proposed at 57’-0” in length by 20’-6” in width and will be finished in a color that resembles the composite roof material. Additionally, two roof mounted fume exhaust vents will be installed at a height of 11’-0” above the existing roof.

Action Deadline: September 17, 2011

Recommendation: Continue the public hearing to September 13, 2011.

(This item was continued from the May 24 and June 14, 2011 meetings)

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

NONE

NEW BUSINESS:


3. GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY FINDING (CASE NO. ZON2011-00210): APN 7572-004-032 (Cherry Hill Lane) / City (KF)
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Request: A finding of consistency with the Rancho Palos Verdes General Plan for the purchase of a vacant 0.39-acre lot on Cherry Hill Lane in the Portuguese Bend community for landslide abatement and stormwater management purposes.

Action Deadline: September 12, 2011

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2011-__, finding the City’s purchase of Assessor’s Parcel No. 7572-004-032 consistent with the General Plan (Case No. ZON2011-00210)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

4. MINUTES OF JULY 26, 2011
 
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:


5. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON AUGUST 23, 2011
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 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.