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Public Hearings 
 

May 24, 2012 - Joint Hearing w/Rec. Park Commission

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

&

RECREATION & PARK COMMISSION

 

Notice of Special Joint Meeting

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 24, 2012

3:00 PM

Special Meeting

 

                                                                       

PLANNING

COMMISSION:           President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden;

                                                                        Ron Miguel; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

RECREATION AND PARK

COMMISSION:              President:               Mark Buell

                                    Vice President:        Tom Harrison

                                    Commissioners:       Paige Arata, Gloria Bonilla,

                                                                  Meagan Levitan, Allan Low, Larry Martin

 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 9:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.  When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at:  linda.avery@sfgov.org

 

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

 

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings:  There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

 

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D.  Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

Accessible Meeting Policy

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American Sign Language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    

3:00 PM ____

 

ROLL CALL:

 

PLANNING

COMMISSION:           President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden;

                                                                        Ron Miguel; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

RECREATION AND PARK

COMMISSION:              President:               Mark Buell

                                    Vice President:        Tom Harrison

                                    Commissioners:       Paige Arata, Gloria Bonilla,

                                                                  Meagan Levitan, Allan Low, Larry Martin

A.                  SPECIAL CALENDAR:

 

NOTE:  The Planning Commission and Recreation and Park Commission will hold one public hearing for the public to provide testimony on all items listed below, including consideration of whether to certify the EIR.  Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission will consider action on (1) certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report; (2) adoption of findings under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"); (3) General Plan Referral; and (4) Request for Coastal Zone Permit.  The Recreation and Park Commission will consider action on approving the project and adopting the Planning Commission's CEQA findings, including the MMRP and Improvement Measures.                       

 

                        1.         2010.0016E                                                                           (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department is proposing to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility, an approximately 9.4-acre public sports field facility located at 1500 John F. Kennedy Drive, along the western edge of Golden Gate Park. The Athletic Fields currently include four grass turf athletic fields surrounded by an 8-foot-tall metal chain link fence, an approximately 25,320‑square-foot, 50‑space asphalt parking lot (including one disabled-accessible space), a restroom building, and a cargo container being used as a maintenance shed. The project would include replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of play time available on the athletic fields. With project implementation, the project site would remain in its current use as an athletic field complex within an urban park. The project site is located in a Public Use District, a Coastal Special Use District, and an Open Space Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 12, 2011.  

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

                        (Planning Commission Action)

 

2.         2010.0016E                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169) 

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act.  The project proposes to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings.

(Planning Commission Action)

 

3.         2010.0016R                                                                 (N. HRUSHOWY: (415) 558-6471)

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway;  Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 - General Plan Conformity Findings. Pursuant to Section 4.105 of the Charter and Section 2A.53 of the Administrative Code of the City and County of San Francisco, recommending General Plan conformity findings for the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and spectator seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time, and making Planning Code Section 101.1(b) findings. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt a Resolution finding the project, on balance, in conformity with the General Plan.  

(Planning Commission Action)

 

4.         2010.0016P                                                                (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 - Request for Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Section 330, to allow for the renovation of the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time.  The proposed project is located within the Local Coastal Zone, per Zoning Map Sheet CZ05, the P (Public) Zoning District and the OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  The project is not located within the coastal zone area appealable to the California Coastal Commission.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve Coastal Zone Permit.

(Planning Commission Action)

 

5.         2010.0016P                                                                        (D. MAUER: (415) 581-2542)

                        BEACH CHALET ATHLETIC FIELDS RENOVATION - west end of Golden Gate Park bounded by John F. Kennedy Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Great Highway; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 1700 – Approving The Beach Chalet Athletic Fields Renovation Conceptual Plan And Making Findings, Including Findings Of Consistency With The Golden Gate Park Master Plan And Findings Under The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The project proposes to renovate the Beach Chalet Athletic Fields facility which includes replacing the existing grass turf fields with synthetic turf, installing field lighting, renovating the existing restroom building, installing player benches and seating, and completing other modifications for parking, circulation, and spectator amenities to improve the overall conditions of the facility and increase the amount of athletic play time.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve conceptual plan and adopt California Environmental Quality Act Findings.

                        (Recreation and Park Commission Action)

 

 

Adjournment

 

 
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