Planning Commission Meeting
Date: July 13, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m.
In-person Meeting Information:
Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting by calling in or by using the Zoom application:
Registration Required: No
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).
Commissioner Carr, District 1
Commissioner Reed, District 2
Commissioner Wiig, District 3
Commissioner Koenigshofer, District 5
Commissioner Deas, Chair, District 4
Scott Orr, Deputy Director
Eric Gage, Project Planner
Ross Markey, PRMD Division Manager
Tasha Levitt, Administrative Assistant
Christa Shaw, Deputy County Counsel
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) 565-1935 or email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.
Available digitally through the link in the Agenda and on the Planning Commission website. You can also email PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org or the project planner to request materials.
1:00 PM Call to order, Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance.
Board of Zoning Adjustments /Board of Supervisors Actions
Public Appearances for Non-Agenda Items
Items scheduled on the Agenda in order to expedite the meeting, please fill out a speaker card located on the back table before speaking.
Planning Commission Regular Calendar
|Applicant:||County of Sonoma|
|Env. Doc:||Environmental Impact Report|
|Proposal:||2023-2031 Housing Element Update and Final Environmental Impact Report|
The Sonoma County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) prepared for the Housing Element Update (SCH No. 2022060323) and the following components of the Housing Element Update package:
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.
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 Appearances for Agenda Items
PC hearings begin at 1:00 PM and are recorded. Agenda items begin on or after the time stated on the agenda. After a county staff project presentation and commission questions, the public hearing is then opened. The applicant may then give a 10-minute project presentation followed by public comments. The time limit for public comments is at the Chair’s discretion and is typically three 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.
Hearing Waiver Calendar
The hearing waiver calendar lists projects proposed for public hearing waivers for informational purposes only. The listed items are not scheduled on the current or uncontested calendars. For more information on the hearing waiver item, contact the planner assigned to the project or fill out a ‘Request for Information’ card.
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 PC, the hearing will be closed, and the items may be acted upon with a single majority vote.
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: PlanningAgency@sonoma-county.org. 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).
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.