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Planning Commission Meeting

Date: February 17, 2022

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

Registration Required: No

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Roll Call

Commissioner District 1 Carr

Commissioner District 2 Gilardi

Commissioner District 4 McCaffery

Commissioner District 5 Koenigshofer

Commissioner District 3, Ocana Chair

Staff Members

Scott Orr, Deputy Director

Georgia McDaniel, Staff

Chelsea Holup, Secretary

Jennifer Klein, Chief Deputy County Counsel

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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) 565-6105 or email at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.


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Item No.: 1

Time: 1:05 PM

File: ORD16-0001

Applicant: County of Sonoma

Owner: N/A

Cont. from: June 3, 2021

Staff: Georgia McDaniel

Env. Doc: Exempt from CEQA (Section 15308 and 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines)

Proposal: Consideration of amendments to the County Code, Chapter 26, adding standards for new winery visitor serving uses on lands zoned Land Intensive Agriculture, Land Extensive Agriculture, and Diverse Agriculture, outside of the coastal zone.

Location: Various

APN: Various

District: All

Zoning: Various


Appeal Deadline:

Resolution No.:


Commissioner District 1 Carr

Commissioner District 2 Gilardi

Commissioner District 4 McCaffery

Commissioner District 5 Koenigshofer

Commissioner District 3, Ocana Chair





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.

File: UPE19-0065

Project Name: N/A

Applicant: Hogan Land Services

Staff: Claudette Diaz

Location: 4450 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

APN: 035-052-009

Project Description: Request for a Use Permit for a six-foot solid wood fence located within the required front yard setbacks (corner lot), within a designated Scenic Corridor on a 1.43 acre parcel.

Last Day for Public Comment: February 22, 2022

Meeting Documentation



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.

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. Your name, will be announced when it’s your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person). The meetings are recorded and all in person testimony must be given through the microphone. Please state your name 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.

If you wish to comment on a hearing waiver item, submit your comment directly to the assigned planner prior to the “last day for public comment” date listed for each item.

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.