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Planning Commission Meeting

Date: February 16, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m.

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The Planning Commission conducts public hearings and makes decisions on applications for subdivisions, mining permits, and legislative policy matters such the General Plan, Specific Plans, and Zoning changes.

The Planning Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month (and as needed).

Roll Call

Commissioner Cornwall, District 1
Commissioner Reed, District 2
Commissioner Ocana, District 3
Commission Koenigshofer, District 5
Commission Deas, Chair, District 4

Staff Members

Scott Orr, Deputy Director
Chris Wendt, Planner
Alisa Sanders, Secretary
Christa Shaw, Deputy County Counsel

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.


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 Planning Commission: November 3, 2022; November 4, 2022; November 17, 2022


Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions

Commissioner Announcements

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

View documents for all items listed digitally »

Item No.: 1
Time: 1:05 PM
File: PLP20-0009 Wildwood Retreat
Applicant: Leif Glomset
Owner: The Wildwood Conservation Foundation
Cont. from: N/A
Staff: Chris Wendt
Env. Doc: N/A
Proposal: Request for 1) concurrence in staff’s determination that the project is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Government Code section 51119 and CEQA Guidelines § 15264, and 2) recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to approve a request for zone change from RRD (Resources and Rural Development) to TP (Timberland Production); located on a +/- 210- acre parcel located at 20111 Old Cazadero Road, Guerneville, APN 106-230-007 & -008. Supervisorial District 5.
Recommended Action: The Permit Resource and Management Department (Permit Sonoma) recommends that the Planning Commission adopt a resolution that (1) concurs in staff’s determination that the project is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Government Code section 51119 and CEQA Guidelines § 15264, and (2) recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve the request for zone change from RRD (Resources and Rural Development) to TP (Timberland Production), after such time as the Board may adopt an ordinance correcting codification errors and reinstating resorts as a conditionally allowed use in the TP District.
Location: 20111 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville
APN: 106-230-008; 106-230-007
District: District Five
Zoning: RRD B6 160, RC50/50
Action: Commissioner Koenigshofer motioned to continue the item to a date certain of February 23, 2023 at 1p.m. Seconded by Commissioner Cornwall and approved with a 5-0-0 vote.
Appeal Deadline: Not applicable
Resolution No.: Not applicable


Commissioner Cornwall, District 1 - Aye
Commissioner Reed, District 2 - Aye
Commissioner Ocana, District 3 - Aye
Commission Koenigshofer, District 5 - Aye
Commission Deas, Chair, District 4 - Aye

Ayes: 5
Noes: 0
Absent: 0
Abstain: 0

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.



Planning Commission 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 Planning Commission, 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 Planning Commission 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 Planning Commission commissioners.

Public Comment

Please follow the instructions below to submit a Public Comment in writing, email or in person via Zoom. The Planning Commission 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.