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Planning Commission Special Meeting

Date: November 10, 2021

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

Registration Required: No

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Roll Call

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

Staff Members

Scott Orr, Deputy Director
Gary Helfrich, Planner III
Chelsea Holup, Secretary
Verne Ball, 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) 565-6105 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 October 7, 2021


Board of Zoning Adjustments/Board of Supervisors Actions

Commissioner Announcements

Planning Commission Regular Calendar

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Item Number: 1
Time: 1:05 PM
File Number:

Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan Update (PLP13-0014)


County of Sonoma



Cont. from: July 26, 2021
Staff: Gary Helfrich
Env Doc:

The project is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as per Section 15265, Adoption of Coastal Plans and Programs. CEQA does not apply to activities and approvals pursuant to the California Coastal Act by any local government, necessary for the preparation and adoption of a local coastal program.


The State requires Sonoma County to develop and maintain a Local Coastal Program to regulate land use and protect coastal resources in compliance with the Coastal Act. The Revised Public Review Draft - June 2021 of the Local Coastal Plan Update was developed in response to public and agency comments on the Public Review Draft - 2019 and in response to changed conditions along the Sonoma County Coast since the certification of the 2001 Local Coastal Plan.

Sonoma County Planning Commission will resume the virtual public hearing opened on July 26 2021 to receive public comment and consider recommendations on the Public Review Draft of the Local Coastal Plan to the Board of Supervisors in which all interested persons are invited to attend and provide comments. The Planning Commission will review the Local Coastal Plan on an element by element basis and anticipates considering the Public Safety, Public Facilities, and Circulation and Transit Elements at this meeting, as well as consider policy options for noise, vibration, and lighting for incorporation into various elements of the Local Coastal Plan.

The Planning Commission will review and recommend elements of the Local Coastal Plan at subsequent meeting of this continued hearing on a monthly basis. As of the date of this agenda, future meetings are anticipated for December 9, 2021, January 13, 2022, February 3, 2022, March 3, 2020, and April 7, 2022. At the conclusion of each meeting, the Planning Commission will announce elements to be considered at the next scheduled meeting.


Various within the Fifth District.


All Item of County Wide Importance.


All Parcels within the Sonoma County Coastal Zone, CC (Coastal Combining District).

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

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


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: None
Project Name:
Project Description:
Last Day for Public Comment:

Meeting Documentation


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 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Public Appearances – The Planning Agency invites public participation regarding the affairs of the County. As this is a Special Meeting of the Planning Agency, public comment will be limited to matters listed on the Agenda for this Special Meeting. Public comment on each agenda item will be held at the identified location.

If you wish to speak on an item which appears on this agenda, please notify staff at the offsite locations. You will be called by the Chair to speak. The Special Meeting will be recorded and all testimony must be given through the recording device or submitted in writing. Please state your name and address when speaking. 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 Chair. At the end of the hearing, the Commissioners may ask staff or the panelists 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. As the Special Meeting is an information item, the Agency will not make a decision by motion and roll call vote.