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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 
July 1, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 1, 2004

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Sue Lee
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Kevin Hughes; William L. Lee

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/sfgtv

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION

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 1660 Mission Street, 5th 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, 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 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.

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 impairrments 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 Donna Hall, 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 Donna.Hall@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, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Shelley Bradford Bell

          Commission Vice-President: Sue Lee

          Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Kevin Hughes; William L. Lee

A. 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.

      1. 2004.0370C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          3640 BALBOA STREET - north side between 37th and 38th Avenues; Lot 005F in Assessor's Block 1580 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 161(j) of the Planning Code to allow the construction of two dwelling units without off-street parking. The proposal is to create a second story within an existing 20-foot tall commercial structure and to add two additional floors to the building, resulting in an approximately 40-foot tall, four-story building. The two top floors will each contain a dwelling unit. The newly created commercial floor will be approximately 1500 square feet and will be considered a Business or Professional Service use per Section 711.53 of the Code. The subject property is within an NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          (Proposed for Continuance to July 15, 2004)

      2. 2004.0251C (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

          2298 MARKET STREET - north side between Noe and Sanchez Streets, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 3560 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to the following sections of the Planning Code: 721.41 to establish a bar; 721.48 to provide other entertainment; 721.27 for extended hours within the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          (Proposed for Continuance to July 22, 2004)

      3. 2003.1243EZXC (A. LIGHT (415) 558-6254)

          418-420 JESSIE STREET - north side between 5th and Mint Streets, Lot 6, in Assessor's Block 3704 -- Request for 1) adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings related to Mitigated Negative Declaration; 2) a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning of the site from a "P" (Public) Zoning District to a C-3-G (Downtown, General) Zoning District; 3) a Determination of Compliance under Section 309 of the Planning Code with exceptions; and 4) a Conditional Use authorization to permit non-accessory parking. The project lies within a P (Public) Zoning District, and within a 90-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is to rehabilitate the subject property (part of the historic Hale Brothers Department Store National Register of Historic Places site and formerly a San Francisco Fire Department firehouse) by seismically upgrading the building's structural system, and repairing/restoring/rehabilitating the historic façade. The use of the existing building would be converted from warehouse space on the upper levels and the former firehouse use on the lower two levels to approximately 25 residential units with ground floor retail (accessed from Jessie Street) and parking (accessed from Stevenson Street). Open Space would be provided by a combination of private balconies (located on a side façade) and a common roof terrace. The project would also include a vertical addition to the rear portion of the non-historic 1950s horizontal fire station addition to the east of the historic portion of the structure. This vertical addition would rise three levels above the rooftop of the existing non-historic horizontal addition, and would not be significantly visible from the front Jessie Street façade.

          (Proposed for continuance to August 5, 2004)

          4a. 2004.0032D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

                43 HAMILTON STREET - east side south of Silver Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 5919 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.10.17.9296 proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition.

                (Continued fro Regular Meeting of May 27, 2004)

                (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

          4b. 2004.0033D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

                43 HAMILTON STREET - east side south of Silver Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 5919 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.10.17.9298 proposing the construction of a two-story single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve new construction.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2004)

                (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

          5a. 2003.1061D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

                133 ST. MARY'S AVENUE - south side, west of Mission Street; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 6722 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.07.22.0097 proposing the demolition of a fire-damaged one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 20, 2004)

          (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

          5b. 2004.0104D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

                133 ST. MARY'S AVENUE - south side, west of Mission Street; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 6722 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.22.0093 proposing the construction of a three-story, two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District

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

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 20, 2004)

            (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      7. Director's Announcements

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

D. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

      At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

      9. 2003.1208C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          2601 MISSION STREET - southeast corner at 22nd Street, Lot 69 in Assessor's Block 3637 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 790.80 to replace nine antennas that are now on the southern and western walls at the roofline with nine antennas that would be located on the middle portions of western, southern, and eastern walls approximately 77-feet above grade. These antennas are part of an existing Wireless Telecommunications Services facility operated by AT&T Wireless. The site is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 50-X / 65-B Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to the WTS Facilities Guidelines, the project is a Preference 2 Location Site, an existing site on which a legal wireless telecommunications facility is currently located.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 3, 2004)

          NOTE: On April 15, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to June 3, 2004, instructing the Project Sponsor to provide better coverage maps. The vote was +5 -0. Commissioners Feldstein and Hughes were absent.

          NOTE: On June 3, 2004, the Commission continued the matter to July 1, 2004.

      10. 2003.1099C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

          1601-1611 NORIEGA STREET - south side between 23rd and 24th Avenues, Lot 051 in Assessor's Block 2060 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.83 by Nextel to install three (3) antennas on the rooftop and associated equipment within the basement of a mixed-use building located in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X 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 5 site as it is a mixed-use building within a high-density (NC-2) district.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 24, 2004)

          NOTE: On June 24, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +4 -1. Commissioner Antonini voted no. Final Language July 1, 2004.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

      11a. 2003.0304CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

          829 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 4th and 5th Streets, a through lot to Shipley Street; Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3752 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 207.5, 263.11, 271, and 157 to construct a nine-story, mixed-use building with up to 69 dwelling units at a density of one unit per 147 square feet of lot area under Section 207.5, to construct an 85-foot-tall building (with a 16-foot-tall mechanical penthouse) in the 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District under Section 263.11, to exceed the bulk limits at the 50-foot height by 60 feet in length and 54 feet diagonally (by 48 feet in length and 42 feet diagonally at the 65-foot height) under Section 271; and to provide parking exceeding accessory amounts (with up to 62 spaces for project residents) under Section 157. On the ground floor, garage access would be provided at Shipley Street, and up to 5,000 gross square feet of retail space would be provided with access from Folsom Street. The proposed project would also require a rear yard modification and a variance from dwelling unit exposure requirements. The site is within an RSD (Residential/Service) South of Market Mixed-Use District, and a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications and conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2004)

          NOTE: On May 27, 2004, the Commission passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote +5 -1. Commissioner S. Lee voted no. Final Language July 1, 2004. Public testimony remains open on any new information.

      11b. 2003.0304CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

                829 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 4th and 5th Streets, a through lot to Shipley Street; Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3752 - Requests for Variances. The proposal is to construct a nine-story, mixed-use building with up to 69 dwelling units, up to 5,000 gross square feet of ground floor commercial space and a 62-space parking garage. A rear yard modification is sought under Section 134(e) to provide rear yard open space within an inner court and on a 7th floor setback of 10-15 feet along Shipley Street. A variance is sought from dwelling unit exposure requirements, as the horizontal dimensions of the inner court do not meet the requirements for an open area as defined under Section 140(a)(2) for dwelling unit exposure, and 27 of the 70 units have no exposure other than this inner court. The site is within an RSD (Residential/Service) Mixed-Use District, and a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2004)

          NOTE: On May 27, 2004, Zoning Administrator has left the public hearing open and continued the item to July 1, 2004.

      12. 2004.0292C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          301 CLEMENT STREET - southwest corner of Clement Street and 4th Avenue; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 1436 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 186.1(a), 186.1(b), 303, 716.26 and 716.49 of the Planning Code to allow the expansion of a non-conforming financial service use, the Washington Mutual Bank, into an adjacent vacant retail space on the ground floor and the installation of a new Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at the sidewalk of 301 Clement Street, in the Inner Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      13a. 2002.1036ECV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

          651 - 655 GEARY STREET - south side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 20 in Assessor's Block 318, in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District Number One, and in an 80-130-T Height and Bulk District - Consideration of findings related to the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration ("FMND") of Environmental Impact prepared for the demolition of an existing two-story building and its replacement with a 13-story building containing up to 41 dwelling units, office, career training and retail space without off-street parking, and adopting the FMND, the mandatory mitigation measures contained therein, and a "Mitigation Monitoring Program".

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 17, 2004)

      13b. 2002.0460ECV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

          651 - 655 GEARY STREET - south side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 20 in Assessor's Block 318, in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District Number One, and in an 80-130-T Height and Bulk District - Request for authorization of a Conditional Use for height over 40 feet in an "R" District, non-residential space above the ground story in an "RC" District , and no residential-serving off-street parking (when up to ten spaces would be required), in conjunction with construction of a new, 13-story building containing approximately 41 dwelling units, approximately 16,467 gross square feet ("gsf") of training space on the first two floors and in the basement for the Career Resources Development Center ("CRDC") and approximately 1,500 gsf of ground-floor retail space.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 17, 2004)

      13c. 2002.1036CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

          651 - 655 GEARY STREET - south side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 20 in Assessor's Block 318, in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District Number One, and in an 80-130-T Height and Bulk District - Off-street parking Variance sought in conjunction with the construction of a new, 13-story building containing approximately 41 dwelling units, approximately 16,467 gross square feet ("gsf") of training space on the first two floors and in the basement for the Career Resources Development Center ("CRDC") and approximately 1,500 gsf of ground-floor retail space with no commercial-serving off-street parking provided (when up to 30 spaces would be required).

      14. 2003.0313C (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

          2243-2247 MARKET STREET - south side between Noe and Sanchez Street, Lot 19 in Assessor's Block 3559 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 721.48 to allow the establishment of a live D.J. entertainment use ("Other Entertainment" as defined by Section 790.38) in an existing bar and restaurant that will be operated under the name Lime (formally known as Lalo's). The subject property is located in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      15. 2004.0348C (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)

          520 COLUMBUS AVENUE - north side between Stockton and Green Streets, Lot 4, in Assessor's Block 117 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to operate a small "self-service restaurant" (ice cream parlor). The project lies within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District, and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This proposal is to reopen "Ben & Jerry's" ice cream parlor at 520 Columbus Avenue, which is across the street from its former location at 543 Columbus Avenue. The proposed ice cream parlor, which is classified as a small self-service restaurant under the provisions of Article 7 of the Planning Code, will occupy an existing, approximately 850 square-foot retail space formerly occupied by a mobile phone retail store. "Ben & Jerry's" will serve ready-to-eat ice cream deserts. Although the majority of the ice cream consumption is anticipated to take place off-site, the proposed ice cream parlor will provide five tables and ten seats to be utilized by patrons of the store. No exterior changes, other than signage, are proposed. Per Section 722.44 of the Planning Code, a Conditional Use authorization is required for small self-service restaurants in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 17, 2004)

      16. 2002.1303C (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

          1275 - 1301 INDIANA STREET - (AKA 1280 Minnesota Street) - a through lot facing both Indiana Street and Minnesota Street between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 4228 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 215(c) and 304 for a Planned Unit Development consisting of up to 71 dwelling units, up to 153 off-street parking spaces, approximately 18,500 square feet of Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) use, and approximately 5,000 square feet of retail use, within an M-2 ( Heavy Industrial) District. Exceptions to the Planning Code for rear yard configuration (as regulated by Planning Code Section 134), density (as regulated by Planning Code Section 215), and how height is measured (as regulated by Planning Code Section 102.12) are being proposed as part of the Planned Unit Development. The site is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone as designated in Planning Commission Resolution 16202.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

5:30 P.M

      17. (M. CHION: (415) 558-6314)

          RE-OPEN CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF INTERIM RULES FOR THE MISSION IN THE EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS: (generally bounded by Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez, Guerrero, and Division Streets).Public hearing on consideration of adoption of interim policies or a resolution of intent to adopt interim zoning controls that would establish areas for Housing and Mixed Use, PDR, and Housing/PDR in the Mission. The Housing and Mixed Use zoning overlay will encourage residential development; the PDR zoning overlay will primarily support production, distribution and repair activities; and the Housing/PDR zoning overlay will promote a mix of residential and other uses while preserving existing PDR space. The initiation of interim zoning controls would require the adoption of a resolution of intent to initiate that will enable the publication of a formal notice for a future public hearing at which hearing the Planning Commission would consider the adoption of interim controls.

          NOTE: On March 25, 2004, Commission President Bradford Bell re-opened the consideration of interim rules for the Mission area of the Eastern Neighborhoods.

          NOTE: On June 3, 2004, without a hearing, the Commission continued the matter to July 1, 2004.

G. 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))

Adjournment:

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

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