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Board of Zoning Adjustments Meeting

Date: September 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 - 5:59 p.m.

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Hearing for the Board of Zoning Adjustments, part of the Sonoma County Planning Agency, discussing applications for Use Permits, Zoning Variances, and Coastal Development Permits.

The Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (and as needed).



Roll Call

Caitlin Cornwall, District 1
Larry Reed, District 2
Kevin Deas, District 4
Eric Koenigshofer, District 5
Jacquelynne Ocaña, Chair, District 3

Staff Members

Scott Orr, Staff, Deputy Director
Adam Sharron, Staff, Planner I
Liz Goebel, Secretary
Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel


Available digitally through the link in the Agenda. You can also email or the project planner to request materials.

1:00 PM Call to order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Minutes 05/12/2022, 05/26/2022, 06/02/2022, 08/25/2022


Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors Actions

Commissioner Announcements

Board of Zoning Adjustments Regular Calendar

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Item No.: 1
Time: 1:05 PM
File: UPE01-0181
Applicant: Ghilotti Construction Company, Inc.
Owner: Investor’s Development Company
Cont. from: 08/25/2022
Staff: Adam Sharron
Env. Doc: Mitigated Negative Declaration
Proposal: Request for a Use Permit to legalize a contractor’s equipment and materials storage yard and periodic processing of asphalt, cement, concrete, and soil, including the use of crushing equipment, on approximately 18 acres of a 19-acre parcel. The application will address a 2016 settlement agreement between the applicant and the County.
Recommended Action: Staff recommends that the Board of Zoning Adjustments adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the request, with conditions, for a contractor’s equipment and materials storage site, soil stockpile, and periodic processing of broken asphalt and concrete materials for recycling.
Location: 304 Todd Rd., Santa Rosa
APN: 134-171-050 and 134-171-049
District: Five
Zoning: Limited Rural Industrial (M3), Valley Oak Habitat (VOH)
Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No.:


Commissioner Cornwall
Commissioner Reed
Commissioner Deas
Commissioner Koenigshofer
Commissioner Ocaña





Permit Sonoma Hearing Waiver Calendar

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 of the waiver period are available by contacting the project planner prior to the “last day for public comment” date listed for each item.

No hearing waivers for September 22, 2022

Disability 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 call (707) 565-1947 or email at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.


BZA hearings begin at 1:00 PM and are recorded. Agenda items begin on or after the time stated on the agenda. County staff will give a presentation on the project followed by commissioner questions. A public hearing is then opened and the applicant gives a 10-minute project presentation followed by public comments. The time limit for public comments is at the Chair’s discretion and is typically 3 minutes per speaker. Please state your name for the record when you are called upon. Questions raised by the public may be answered after all public comments are given. The Commission may request staff or the applicant to answer questions, and the applicant is given the opportunity to respond to any public comments. The public hearing is then closed and no further public comments are received. The commissioners discuss the project and make a decision by motion and roll call vote.

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 BZA, the hearing will be closed and the items may be acted upon with a single majority vote.

Public Appearances for Non-Agenda Items

Shortly after the hearing begins, the BZA 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 BZA commissioners.

Public Comment

Please follow the instructions below to submit a Public Comment in writing, email or in person via Zoom. The BZA invites interested persons to submit comments which are entered into the permanent record. Written comments received prior to and during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners, staff, and are available to the public via the public copies link in the calendar section of this agenda. Written comments received after the package is made public may be read into the record.

Mail Public Comments:

Address letters to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Attn: Planning Agency Secretary, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and include the project number. Please note, due to the office closure under the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma receives mail once a week leading to longer than usual processing times for mailed in items.

Email Public Comments:

Email comments to: Please provide your name and the project number. It is advised to email comments prior to the hearing date to give commissioners and staff review time.

Public Comments Using Zoom:

Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, may give a public comment when the Chair opens the public hearing for your item of interest. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it's your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person).

Please be respectful of others and the varying points of view. No clapping, booing, or speaking out of turn.

Please be courteous turn off cell phones and pagers while the meeting is in session.