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February 10, 2005

February 10, 2005

 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 10, 2005

2:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:    Dwight Alexander; Michael J. Antonini,Shelley Bradford Bell,
Kevin Hughes, Sue Lee; William L. Lee, Christina Olague

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:      None

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT SUE LEE AT 2:10 p.m.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:   Dean Macris – Interim Director of Planning; Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator; Amit Ghosh; Neil Hart; Steve Gordon; Alicia John-Baptiste; Geoffrey Nelson; Elaine Tope; Ann Marie Rogers; Nora Priego – Transcription Secretary; Linda Avery – Commission Secretary

 

  • CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

 

             1a.        2001.0249EKCV                                                                    (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

                         605 KEARNY STREET - west side between Sacramento and Commercial Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 0226 - Determination of Compliance under the California Environmental Quality Act, as described in the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration for the addition of one four-story residential unit to an existing 2-story commercial building.   Conditional Use authorization is required for the construction of a building greater than 35 feet tall in this zoning district.  Both parking and a rear yard/site coverage variances would be required and will be considered concurrently by the Zoning Administrator. Required open space would be provided on a rooftop terrace. The site is in the Chinatown Community Business (CCB) Zoning District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District.

                         Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the CEQA Findings

                         (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 18, 2004)

NOTE: On December 9, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to February 10, 2005 by a vote of   +6 –0.  Commissioner William Lee was absent.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):    None

ACTION:            Without hearing, item continued to February 24, 2005

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

             1b.        2001.0249EKCV                                                                  (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

                         605 KEARNY STREET - west side between Sacramento and Commercial Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 0226 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization   for a building exceeding 35 feet in height. The proposal is to add one four-story dwelling unit to an existing one-story commercial building on a small, approximately 700 square foot, 29.5-foot deep lot.  The commercial unit on the ground floor would remain. The building would be 50 feet in height with the proposed addition.  The addition, like the existing commercial building, would cover the entire small site.  No parking would be provided.  Both parking and a rear yard/site coverage variances would be required and will be considered concurrently by the Zoning Administrator. Required open space would be provided on a rooftop terrace. The site is in the Chinatown Community Business (CCB) Zoning District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District. 

                         Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                         (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 18, 2004)

NOTE: On December 9, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to February 10, 2005 by a vote of   +6 –0.  Commissioner William Lee was absent.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):    None

ACTION:            Without hearing, item continued to February 24, 2005

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

             1c.        2001.0249EKCV                                                                    (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

                         605 KEARNY STREET - west side between Sacramento and Commercial Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor's Block 226 - Request for a Variances for rear yard/site coverage and parking for a building. The proposal is to add one four-story dwelling unit to an existing one-story commercial building on a small, approximately 700 square foot, 29.5-foot deep lot.  The commercial unit on the ground floor would remain.  The addition, like the existing commercial building, would entirely cover the small lot, where 75% maximum site coverage is permitted as of right. No parking is proposed, where one new space is required. The site is in the Chinatown Community Business (CCB) Zoning District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District. 

                         (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 18, 2004)

NOTE: On December 9, 2004, following public testimony, the Zoning Administrator continued the matter to February 10, 2005.

              (Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):    None

ACTION:            Without hearing, item continued to February 24, 2005

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

2.          2004.1190D                                                                         (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

1523 21ST AVENUE - west side, Kirkham & Lawton & Church, Lot 003, Assessor’s Block 1867 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2004.04.19.1671, to construct a two-story horizontal addition to the rear of the existing single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with modifications.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):    None

ACTION:            Without hearing, item continued to March 3, 2005

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

3.          2004.0876C                                                                        (G. NELSON:  (415) 558-6257)

2000 VAN NESS AVENUE - northeast corner at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Jackson Street; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0595 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of six (6) antennas and related equipment cabinets on the roof of an existing 100-foot tall commercial structure, known as the Medical Arts Building, as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District.  Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

             (Proposed for Continuance to March 10, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):    None

ACTION:            Without hearing, item continued to March 10, 2005

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

4.          2005.0007D                                                                  (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2506 UNION STREET -   north side between Scott and Divisadero Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0945 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2004.07.15.8925 proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of the existing single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

             (Proposed for Continuance to March 17, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):    None

ACTION:            Without hearing, item continued to March 17, 2005

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

B.          COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

  1. Consideration of Adoption:
  2. Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 9, 2004

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:             Approved

AYES:                Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

  • Draft Minutes of Planning Director Subcommittee for December 16, 2004

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:             Approved

AYES:                Antonini, S. Lee

EXCUSED:          Bradford Bell

 

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 16, 2004

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:             Approved

AYES:                Antonini, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

EXCUSED:          Alexander and Bradford Bell

 

  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of January 6, 2005

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:             Approved

AYES:                Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 6, 2005

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:             Approved

AYES:                Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

             6.         Commission Comments/Questions

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

 

PLANNING DIRECTOR SEARCH - The Planning Commission will meet in closed session pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b) and Government Code Section 54957(b)(1) to review resumes of candidates for the position of Director of Planning, discuss setting up interview schedules, and discuss the schedule for nominating and forwarding to the Mayor a list of candidates for appointment to the position of Director.

 

ACTION:      The Commission voted +7 –0 not to disclose information from the Executive Session

Other Commission Matters:

 

Commissioner Antonini:

Re:   Thank You

- He thanked Interim Director Macris for providing the Commission with the 2001/2003 Housing Inventory Summary Report that contains the good news that housing has increased.

 

Re:   Calendar

- The last few weeks, the calendar has been light.

- It would be good for Commissioners to know what the process is of projects getting on calendar.   With this information the Commissioners can help to move things along.

 

Commissioner W. Lee:

Re:    2000 Census

- He is under the understanding that the Planning Department is not using the 2000 census.   Is the Commission required to adopt the 2000 Census?

 

City Attorney Judy Boyajian responded:

- She does not know the answer to that but will be investigating and will provide this information to the Commission.

 

Re:   Mayor’s Office of Community Development

- The Mayor is looking for a neighborhood vitality index.   Are there issues on this?

 

Interim Director Macris responded:

- He will find out more from them and what they expect from the department.   He will report back later.

 

Commissioner Hughes:

Re:   Housing Inventory

- He thanked staff for providing this inventory.

 

Re:   Soundness Report Requirements

- Is this on the calendar sometime in the near future?

 

Zoning Administrator responded:

- This is scheduled for February 24, 2005.

 

Commissioner William Lee:

- Is the Planning Department required by charter to produce an annual report?

- He does not recall that there has ever been an annual report.

 

Zoning Administrator responded:

- He believes that there was one issued in 2003.

- He will look into this to see if there was one in 2004 or if there will be one in 2005.

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.          Director’s Announcements

Interim Director reported:

Re:   Chinatown Economic Development Group

- He called a meeting regarding some funds that were allocated to them.

- He will take some steps with the controller’s office to discuss this.

- There are steps to be taken to resolve the issue of the money to be transferred to the City.

 

Zoning Administrator Reported:

Re:   Putting Zoning Administrator Determination Letters on the Planning Department Website

- He will start putting these letters on the web.

- He issues about 15 to 20 letters a week.

- Within two to three weeks they will be appearing on the Planning Department website.

 

Commissioner William Lee:

Re:   724 Van Ness Avenue

- Can staff comment on the status of this project?

 

Zoning Administrator Reported:

- The project was presented at the Commission to be marketed to the students of the Culinary Academy and Civil Service.   The commission did not place any conditions on the project.

- He issued a letter stating that he did not tie the project to a specific income rate.

- He did consult with the City Attorney.

 

Commissioner Antonini:

Re:   724 Van Ness Avenue

- The determination has been rendered and there is an appeal.

- When will this be decided and the project move forward?

 

Zoning Administrator responded:

- He feels it will happen within two months.

 

8.          Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

BOS – None

 

BOA – None

- Last week there was a request to rehear the Avalon Ballroom on Sutter Street.

- The Board overturned him.

- He just received new information that in his estimation does not meet the Board of Appeals standards.

- He is the only one that can request a rehearing [at the Board], and he’ll be doing so.

 

D.          GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.   With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

Charles Marsteller

Re:   724 Van Ness

- He thanked the Zoning Administrator and the Commission for the review of 724 Van Ness.

- He does not want to kill a project but it is important to make sure that the developers are clear that they need to adhere to the requirements of the law.

- The hearing is scheduled for March 30, 2005.

 

Jeremy Paul

Re:   1244-1268 Sutter Street

- There is no considerable public opposition of the conversion of the space.

- There are many letters of support.

- The proposal is to change the use from a ballroom use to an arts use.

- There will be no office use here.

 

David Lupo

Re: 787 Brannan Street Project

- He apologized for his comments last week.

- Cassidy Construction and John McInerney Construction have been caught on a job on Webster Street where they failed to pay prevailing wages on a Redevelopment project.   They are currently settling this.

- The Board of Supervisors thought that it would be worthwhile to add that the project sponsor will assure completion of the offsite affordable housing and have insurance on construction defects.   This was placed there because he had submitted proof that the contractor had previously worked with faulty construction [material].

 

Re:   Avalon Ballroom

Carol Anton

- She is a creative designer.

- She loves working in San Francisco and loves the Avalon Ballroom building.

- She urges the Commission to let them work in a wonderful building like that.

name unclear

- She has an arts degree.

- She is happy to have a job where she can be creative.

- She currently works in a basement that has limited light and is looking forward to moving up to the Avalon Ballroom.

Michelle Schmitz

- She presented her artwork.

- She hopes the Commission will approve so she can move to the Avalon Ballroom to work on her artwork.

name unclear

- She does embroidery design.

- She has limited space, light and oxygen.

- She hopes that the Commission will approve their moving to that space.

Stephanie Hemo

- She is a freestyle textile designer for American Pacific.

- She mixes a lot of colors and looks forward to work under natural light.

Marisa Jacoby

- She is a freelance designer.

- She also works for American Pacific.

- It is very difficult to work in a place that has limited lighting.

- She hopes the Commission will consider them and their move to the Avalon.

Kelly Jung

- She is a designer.

- She came from Korea as a painter.

- She has been able to stay and work in San Francisco as a designer.

- She hopes to move up to a space that is very environmentally friendly for designers.

Steven Tai

- He works for American Pacific as a painter.

- The place where he works now is not good because there is limited light and oxygen.

- He hopes the Commission will allow them to work in the ballroom instead of working in a basement.

 

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

                                                                                                                    (D. MACRIS: (415 558-6411)

             9.         PLANNING DEPARTMENT’S PROPOSED WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET FOR FY 2005-2006 – Consideration of approval of a draft resolution adopting the Planning Department’s Proposed Work Program and Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006.

 

SPEAKER(S):

Kate White – Housing Action Coalition

- They strongly support the priorities of the Work Plan and Budget.

- She thanked staff for their good work.

- There are questions regarding this.

- There needs to be more accountability for the work that has not been completed.

- Too many of the work plan items are not completed.

- She hopes that the new CAO will help with this accountability.

- She would like to see a new Better Neighborhoods Plan.

- She would like to have the opportunity to sit down with staff and discuss the issues they have.

Nilka Julio – Local 21

- She feels that there is something missing with this budget.

- The parallel process that is currently being undertaken by the Mayor’s Office and their office regarding the UCP (Union City Partnership). 

- The objective of the UCP is “to identify best practice methods and processes to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of work groups and work processes and to reduce costs and improve services”

 

ACTION:            No Action Required by the Commission.  Discussion will continue on February 24, 2005.

 

10.                                                                                                  (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

UC BERKELEY EXTENSION REUSE POLICY GUIDE: INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION - Informational presentation to review the recently released Planning Department document: "A Policy Guide to Considering Reuse of the UC Berkeley Extension Laguna Street Campus," and a brief overview of the Guide's place in the Better Neighborhoods Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan process.  Staff will brief the Commission on the contents of the Guide and issues surrounding the possible redevelopment of this six-acre parcel bounded by Hermann, Buchanan, Laguna and Haight Streets.

             Preliminary Recommendation: No Action

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Patricia Walkup

- She has lived directly across from this site since 1992.

- She is very please to see that things are going to be changing.

- She is pleased that the Market/Octavia area is being developed.

- Everything that is contained in the reports presented is very good.

- Since she has lived there, the streets in this area have been very busy.

- She hopes that Laguna will remain a busy street.

- If there are about 500 housing units, it is important to be careful to not provide a lot of parking.   Since the parking will just increase the congestion.

- She would like to see more retail.

(+) Jason Henderson

- He moved to this neighborhood because of the spirit of the Better Neighborhoods Plan.

- This is an excellent plan.

- As the Commission considers this, public transportation should not be left out.

- Something that wasn’t included in the plan is the bike network.

- The neighbors around this site are supportive of infill housing and density.

- City Carshare should be included also.

(+) Robin Levitt

- He lives in Hayes Valley.

- It is important to put some guidelines in place.

- This site should be developed consistent with the Better Neighborhoods Plan.

- He thanked staff for putting this together.

- He agrees with the previous speakers.

- It would be good to develop this area that is pedestrian oriented, with retail that is consistent with the neighborhood, etc.

- He urged staff to be more “heavy handed” with the parking requirements.

(+) Paul Olson

- He lives near the UC Extension site.

- He is pleased with the work that staff has done.

- He supports the policy presented today.

- A lot of the things being considered today are very important.

- He urged pro-active zoning to provide the ability to have the best use of the site.

(+) Kate White – Housing Action Coalition

- They are very thrilled and excited about the plans for this location.

- They would like to see the policy guidelines very involved with the evolution and development design of this site.

- The Commission and the public have a unique opportunity to have everyone agree with less parking.

- They will be working with their members to take advantage of the City Carshare, Bike Network, etc.

(+) Roger Brandon

- There are not too many parks or community centers in the area.

- It would be a shame to use this site just for housing.   Although it is good to have housing, but having a balance would be better.

(+) Tess Welburn

- She lives in the Hayes Valley area.

- She is grateful of this plan.

- This document helps the neighbors to start thinking of what else they might want in the area.

- It is important to have everyone involved.

- More public use, open space and public housing are important concerns.

(-) Mary Miles

- The document neglected to add the designated purpose of a public plan.

- There is a “universe” of opportunity of what can be constructed in the area.

- There is no place to park in various areas and most people in San Francisco own cars and drive them.

- The document misrepresents all the CEQA requirements for a project of this magnitude.

(+) Jack Robertson

- On behalf of Mercy Housing, he thanked staff for working with them to come up with a plan that is world class.

- They are familiar with the development process and the sensitivity of it.

- They look forward to coming back to the Commission with a specific plan that the Commission can approve.

(+) Azalia Merrill

- She has a concern about the people that work in this neighborhood; that they have the first opportunity for jobs.

- There are a number of people who are out of work.

- The parking issue is a problem because many people do own cars.

- Traffic is also a concern, especially for pedestrians.

- Has the possibility of unbundling parking been offered to the residents?

- It is not possible to force people not to own cars.

 

ACTION:            Informational presentation only.  No action required.

 

11.         2004.1008D                                                                       (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

91 BENNINGTON STREET - north side between Cortland and Eugenia Avenues, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 5666 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Permit Application No. 2004.0602.5366; the proposal is to expand the existing ground floor retail business (Red Hill Books) which will significantly reduce the square footage of the dwelling unit located behind the retail space and result in the de facto removal of that unit and substitution for a smaller unit. The subject property is zoned NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                                                             Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2005)

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Mark Lenzel – Project Architect

- He is available for questions.

(+) Miranda Culpit – Manager of Red Hill Books

                         - She has 300 signatures and various letters in support of the expansion.

 

(+) Terry Milmne

- One of the things that make the neighborhood civilized is the bookstore.

- Because the building is not radically changing, it is only improving the site.

 

ACTION:            Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project

AYES:               Alexander, Bradford Bell, S. Lee, W. Lee

ABSENT:           Antonini, Hughes and Olague

 

12.        2004.1246D                                                                             (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

2716-2718 PINE STREET - north side between Divisadero and Broderick Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1028 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.10.05.5956S, proposing to merge three dwelling units to two dwelling units in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the application.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Susan Mokeada

- She has been working with the Project Sponsor for two years.

- She did a walk through of the entire property and there was one kitchen.

- The project sponsor purchased the property as a two unit building.

- She hopes that the Commission will approve this project to correct the records.

(+) Patrick Kuhner

- He purchased the property a few years ago.

- When the property was sold to them it was two units.

- The tax records indicate that there were two units.

- He and his family purchased this property as a first home.

 

ACTION:            Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the merger.

AYES:               Antonini, Bradford Bell, S. Lee, W. Lee

NAYES:             Alexander, Hughes and Olague

 

13.         2004.1091C                                                                         (S. Young:  (415) 558-6346)

1639 IRVING STREET - south side between 17th and 18th Avenues; Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 1772 -  Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 730.42 of the Planning Code to convert approximately 1000 square feet of vacant commercial retail space located at the ground floor of an existing three-story commercial building, to a full-service restaurant (primarily serving Asian inspired snacks and desserts) in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project will involve tenant improvements that include a small dining area with a capacity of serving approximately 25 customers, preparation area, and service counter.  No exterior modifications will be made to the existing building envelope. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Sean Te

- He is the owner of the restaurant.

- This is a very good location for the restaurant.

- He lives one block away.

ACTION:            Approved

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

MOTION:            16947

 

14.                                                                                                   (L. AVERY: (415) 558-6407)

PLANNING COMMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS - The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss and possibly amend their rules and regulations.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(Commission Secretary Avery read into the record the following letter from Ms. Sue Hestor pointing out that on the last page the proposed for adoption states 021004 should be 021005:)

David Pilpel

- He will be happy to look over the section of the Commission Rules with regard to Discretionary Reviews and Conditional Uses.

- It is a good idea to put in the Rules that the burden to get a Conditional Use requires four votes of Commission; and the burden falls on the DR requestor to get four votes to take DR by the Commission.

Sue Hestor

- This voting section needs to be revised and in writing before the Commission votes on it because it has a real impact.

- The rehearing policy has evolved with the times so it is important that the Commission discusses it and makes determinations.

- These issues need to be “flagged” for the public because they are very important.

- She would like to have a rule on when documents are released to the public.

 

ACTION:            Adopted proposed changes with the exception of Article IV, Section 6.

AYES:               Alexander, Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

 

F.          PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

 

(1)   responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2)   requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3)   directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Sue Hestor

Re: Conditions Discussion on James Lee

- Foundation issues keep coming up with this engineer.

- She submitted a letter on this matter.

- There should be an evaluation of plans while at the Department of Building Inspection.

 

Re:   724 Van Ness

- All Mr. Sanger has to do is withdraw the appeal and the project goes forward.

- There is no truth that there will be another hearing on this.

 

David Pilpel

Re:   Broadcasting Meeting

- He hopes this Commission will be broadcast on television again.

 

Re:   Ethics Commission

- The Commission finally adopted the Permit Processing Code of Conduct at their last meeting.

- He would like to have the status of this.

 

Zoning Administrator responded:

- Internal guidelines were done last year and were forwarded to the Ethics Commission.

- He knows that there is a later law that came from the Permit Expediting Act.

- He would like to speak to Mr. Pilpel after the meeting on this issue.

 

Adjournment: 6:25 p.m.

 

 

THESE MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2005.

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Antonini, Bradford Bell, Hughes, S. Lee, W. Lee, Olague

ABSENT:           Alexander

 

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