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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, September 27, 2011

AGENDA
RANCHO PALOS VERDES PLANNING COMMISSION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 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. 2011-30 ______________________________________________________________________


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. SITE PLAN REVIEW (CASE NO. ZON2011-00239): 6923 Vallon Drive / Ameco Solar, Inc. (AH)
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Request: A request to delete Planning Commission Condition B, adopted in 1991 for Site Plan Review Case No. 5778, which restricts the height of the then-approved solar panels on the subject property to 22.5’. By deleting this existing condition, pursuant to the City’s current Development Code requirements for solar panels, the property owner will be allowed to replace and install new solar panels through an administrative process that limits the height to the highest existing ridgeline of the residence.

Action Deadline: November 1, 2011

Recommendation: Delete Condition of Approval B imposed by the Planning Commission in 1991 for Site Plan Review No. 5778, which restricts the height of the then-approved solar panels on the subject property to 22.5 feet in height, thereby allowing the applicant to replace and install new solar panels through the City’s current administrative process (Zoning Case No. ZON2011-00239).

2. 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:

3. MISCELLANEOUS CODE AMENDMENT (CA) (CASE NO. ZON2011-00023): City / Citywide (LM)
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Request: A request to make miscellaneous minor “clean up” amendments to the City’s Development Code in order to clarify ambiguous language, remove language discrepancies, simplify or modify certain requirements, and codify existing policy procedures and/or application requirements.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2011-__, thereby recommending approval to the

City Council for the proposed minor miscellaneous “clean-up” amendments to the City’s Development Code which clarify ambiguous code language, remove code language discrepancies, simplify or modify certain requirements, and codify existing policy procedures and/or application requirements.

4. FAR CODE AMENDMENT (CASE NO. ZON2010-00332): City / Citywide (ES)
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Request: A request to amend Title 17 of the City’s Municipal Code to develop a Floor-Area-Ratio for Residential property as a method to enact a maximum structure size.

Action Deadline: None

Recommendation: 1) Review and discuss the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) information for Residential property; and, 2) if appropriate, direct Staff to proceed with drafting an Ordinance to implement a Floor Area Ratio.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

5. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REVISION (CASE NO. ZON2011-00152): 30840 Hawthorne Boulevard (Salvation Army) / Dilday (SK)
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Request: A request to construct a 504ft² second-story addition to each of the seven two-story, single-family residential structures for the officer training staff and their families at the Salvation Army property. The proposed additions will not exceed the existing height of 22’-1”, as measured from the point where the lowest foundation or slab meets finished grade. Action Deadline: October 14, 2011

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2011-__; thereby approving a Conditional Use Permit Revision (Case No. ZON2011-00152).

6. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT REVISION (CASE NO. ZON2010-00454): 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard (City Hall) / AT&T (SK)
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Request: A request by AT&T to remove four existing 4’ antennas and install twelve new 8’ antennas in the same location on an existing monopole at the City Hall property. The request also includes the installation of new equipment within the existing lease area adjacent to the City Hall building.

Action Deadline: October 29, 2011

Recommendation: Adopt P.C. Resolution No. 2011-__; thereby approving a Conditional Use Permit Revision (Case No. ZON2010-00454).

NEW BUSINESS:

NONE

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:


7 MINUTES OF AUGUST 23, 2011
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ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON FUTURE AGENDAS:

8. PRE-AGENDA FOR THE MEETING ON OCTOBER 11, 2011
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ADJOURNMENT:

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 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.