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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

Date: July 09, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 11:59 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Registration Required: No

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The July 9, 2020 Board of Zoning Adjustments meeting will be facilitated virtually through

In accordance with Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20 the July 9, 2020 Board of Zoning
Adjustments hearing will be held virtually.

Members of the public may not attend this meeting in person.

Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the two following methods:

  1. Join the Zoom meeting application on your computer, tablet or smartphone:
    Go to:
  2. Call-in and listen to the meeting:
    Dial +1 (669) 900-9128
    Enter meeting ID: 981 3648 7196
    Enter password: 995314

Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting.

Disabled Accommodation: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Arielle Wright at (707) 565-1947 or by email by 12pm Wednesday, July 8 to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

The rules for public observation and comment supersede and replace the standard rovisions (below) for the duration of the public health emergency.


Roll Call
Richard Fogg
Paula Cook
Cameron Mauritson
John Lowry
Todd Tamura, Chair

Staff Members
Scott Orr
Marina Herrera
Tricia Stevens
Arielle Wright, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel

  • 1:00 PM Call to order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance. Please Be Courteous - Turn off cell phones and pagers while the meeting is in session.
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors Actions
  • Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures
Item Number: 1
Time: 1:20 PM
File Number: UPE19-0062(PDF) 192.MB
Staff: Marina Herrera
Applicant: Epic Wireless Group, dba AT&T Mobility LLC
Owner: Elizabeth Blanchard Hanlein Trust, et al.
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Categorical Exemption, Section 15303, New Construction of a Small Structure


Request for a Use Permit for a Major Freestanding Commercial Telecommunications Facility, including a 135-foot high faux tree monopole (mono-pine), associated ground equipment cabinet, and a 30KW generator with 190-gallon diesel fuel tank for the purpose of backup emergency power, located within a 900 square foot lease area, enclosed by a six foot high fence on a 311 acre parcel.


5651 Bohemian Hwy., Camp Meeker



District: 5
Zoning: Split Zoned: Land Extensive Agriculture (LEA – 120 acre density) Resources and Rural Development (RRD – 120 acre density) Accessory Dwelling Unit Exclusionary Zone (Z) Biotic Habitat (BH) Riparian Corridor (RC50/50, 50 foot setback) Scenic Resource (SR – Scenic Corridor)
Item Number: 2
Time: 1:45 PM
File Number: UPE16-0086 (PDF) 64.6 MB
Staff: Tricia Stevens
Applicant: Kevin Skiles
Owner: Solstice, LLC
Continued from: N/A
Env Doc:

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)


Use Permit and Design Review for a lodging, recreation and event facility.


3890 Old Redwood Hwy, Santa Rosa



District: 4

Resource and Rural Development, 20-acre density (RRD 20), Riparian Corridor (RC), Scenic Resource (SR), and Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)

Permit Sonoma Hearing Waiver Calendar

Note: This calendar serves only to notify the public of hearing waiver projects. The projects listed below are NOT on the current agenda.

During the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order additional accommodations for digital file review and time extensions of the waiver period are available by contacting the project planner.

File Number: UPE19-0075
Project Name: Geyserville Intermediate Freestanding Commercial Telecommunications Facility
Staff: Marina Herrera
Applicant: Complete Wireless Consulting Inc., dba AT&T Mobility
Project Description:

Request for a Use Permit for an Intermediate Freestanding Commercial Telecommunications Facility, intended to replace the existing 37-foot high monopole, with a 90-foot high monopole, associated ground equipment including, a 30 KW diesel generator, and 190 gallon diesel fuel tank for the purpose of backup emergency power, located within a 300 square foot lease area, enclosed by a 6 foot fence, located on a 3.91 acre parcel.


25050 HWY 1, Jenner; Salt Point State Park



Last day for Public Comment:

July 28, 2020

ADA Accessibility – The County of Sonoma does not discriminate on the basis of disability and no person shall, by reason of a disability, be denied the benefits of its services, programs, or activities. This hearing is located in an accessible facility. If you wish to request a copy of the Agenda in an alternate format, or would like to attend this meeting and will require special assistance in order to participate, please contact staff at (707) 565-1947 or at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Public Appearances – The Board of Zoning Adjustments invites public participation regarding the affairs of the County. Any person desiring to speak on any matter which is not scheduled on this agenda may do so. Comments may be limited to three minutes, or as imposed at the discretion of the Chair. Under State Law, matters presented during public appearances cannot be discussed or acted upon by the Board of Zoning Adjustments members.

Items scheduled on the agenda – In order to expedite the meeting, it is requested that you fill out a speaker card before speaking.

The Board of Zoning Adjustments also invites interested persons to submit written comments and presentation, which will be entered into the permanent record. Written comments and presentations may be submitted prior to the meeting by mail addressed to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. You may also hand-deliver comments and presentations to the above address. Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Board of Zoning Adjustments after distribution of the Agenda packet are available for public inspection at the above address. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday, 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.

Uncontested Calendar – All items listed on the uncontested calendar are considered to be routine. The Chair will open the public hearing on all items simultaneously. If no one from the public addresses the Board, the hearing will be closed and the items may be acted upon with a single majority vote.

Public Hearings are conducted at the time stated on the agenda, or after the stated time if another item takes longer. County staff will first give a brief report, followed by the applicant’s presentation not to exceed 10 minutes.

Agenda Posting – Public engagement is an important part of the County of Sonoma’s permitting and land use decision making process. You are invited to view the online meeting agendas for upcoming meetings and attend public meetings to participate in this public process. The Planning Agency, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting agendas are posted at least 3 days prior to public meetings. When possible, we aim to post them further in advance.

If you wish to speak on an item which appears on this agenda, please fill out a speaker card and drop it in the box near the staff table. You will be called by the Chair in the order received. The meetings are recorded and all testimony must be given through the microphone or submitted in writing. Please state your name and address upon approaching the microphone. Each person may speak only once and is usually granted 3 minutes. Time limits are at the discretion of the Chair. Questions raised by the public are to be directed to the Commission. At the end of the hearing, the Commission may ask staff or the applicant to respond to any questions raised during the hearing.

Please be respectful of others and the varying points of view. No clapping, booing, or speaking out of turn. At the end of the hearing, the applicant will be given an opportunity to respond to the comments received. The Chair will close the public hearing and once the hearing is closed, no further public comments can be received. The Commission will then discuss the issues and make a decision by motion and roll call vote.