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Public Hearings 
 

October 20, 2005

October 20, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, October 20, 2005
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Sue Lee
Vice-President:  Dwight S. Alexander
 Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell; Kevin Hughes;
William L. Lee; Christina Olague

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.

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp
Or
View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.
And/or
the re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

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 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, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.

 

1:30 PM   _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President:          Sue Lee 
 Commission Vice-President:  Dwight S. Alexander
Commissioners:                      Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell; Kevin  Hughes;  William L. Lee; Christina Olague


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. 2004.0196D              (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
101 POPPY LANE - north side past Diamond Street.  Assessor's Block 6713 Lot 056 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.2004 0915 4254 to construct new three story, single family dwelling on a vacant interior lot, in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.   
  Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and modify the project.
  (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)
(Proposed for Continuance to October 27, 2005)
  
  2.  2005.0796T                               (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)
C-3 DISTRICT PARKING CONTROL MODIFICATIONS - Consideration of an Ordinance amending San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 151, 151.1, 154, 155, 155.5, 166 and 167 to impose new requirements in C-3 Zoning Districts regarding permitted off-street parking and loading, allowed off-street freight loading and service vehicle spaces, bicycle parking, car sharing, to separate parking costs from housing costs and adopting environmental findings and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.
  Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
  (Proposed for Continuance to October 27, 2005)

                                                                                               (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)
3. 425 FIRST STREET (ONE RINCON HILL) - Motion to Waive Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Impact Fees per Section 318.3(f) - The Planning Commission approved a project at 425 First Street on August 4, 2005, that includes approximately 710 dwelling units. Planning Code Section 318.3(b)(i) requires payment of $11.00 per net occupiable square foot of residential development for the Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Fund prior to issuance of site permit. The project construction is divided into two phases, the first of which would require a payment of approximately $4,580,000. The project sponsor has entered into a Waiver Agreement with the City, to the satisfaction of the Planning Department and City Attorney, to secure the formation of a Community Facilities (Mello-Roos) District and to take all necessary steps to support the construction of a portion of the public improvements, equal to the value owed by the sponsor, and described in the Planning Code 318.6 and in the Rincon Hill Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation:
  (Proposed for Continuance to October 27, 2005)

 4. 2005.1270DDD           (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6332)
4231-33 24TH STREET - south side between Diamond and Douglass Streets, Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 6505 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.19.9187, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition on a nonconforming mixed-use building, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending
(Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2005)

5. 2004.0646E                         (R. DEAN: (415) 558-5980)
263-265 DOLORES STREET - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration - construction of three-unit residential building. The proposed project is the construction of a new four-story, three-unit residential building to the rear of an existing three-story, three-unit residential building.  The project would result in a total of six off-street parking spaces provided at ground-level in the new building.  The project would require demolition of an existing carport/storage structure.  The proposed project site is located on the eastside of Dolores Street between 15th and 16th Streets, Assessor's Block 3556, Lot 30.  The project site is located in the RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and within the 40-x Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)
  (Proposed for Continuance to December 8, 2005)

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

9. Discussion of Dwelling Unit Mergers

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.

E. CONSENT CALENDAR
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

 10. 2004.0895C                                        (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
4 CRAUT STREET - south side (at Mission and Trumbell Streets, Assessor's Block 5868 Lots 006 and 007) - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1 to develop a lot greater than 10,000 square feet in area in a NC-2 district.  The Project would construct a three-story mixed-use building with 18 dwelling units and 1,500 square feet of commercial space.  The subject property is 14,076 square feet in area.  This project lies within a NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

F. REGULAR CALENDAR 

 11a. 2004.1272DDV           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
600 KANSAS STREET (AKA 2111 18TH STREET) - west side south of 18th Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 4029 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.01.21.3730, proposing to convert the existing single-family dwelling at 600 Kansas Street into a two-family dwelling following the subdivision of an exisitng lot into two lots, with off-street parking provided on the newly created adjacent lot, subject to granting of a pakring variance by the Zoning Administrator; in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary review and approve the building permit as it has  been submitted.
  (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)

 11b. 2004.1272DDV           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
600 KANSAS STREET (AKA 2101-2103 18TH STREET) - west side south of 18th Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 4029 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.01.21.3740, proposing to construct a new two-family dwelling on a newly created lot at the southwest corner of Kansas and 18th Streets following the subdivision of an existing lot into two lots; in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary review and approve the building permit as it has  been submitted.
  (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)

 11c. 2004.1272DDV                       (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
600 KANSAS STREET (AKA 2111 18TH STREET) - west side south of 18th Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 4029 - Request for Parking and Rear yard Variances to subdivide a 5,000 square-foot lot into two lots, with an existing single-family dwelling on one 2,950 square-foot-lot fronting solely on 18th Street and a proposed new two-family dwelling to be built at the corner on a 2,050 square-foot lot.  The rear yard for the existing building would  be provided within a 15-foot setback on the east side (between the existing and proposed buildings) and no off-street parking would be proposed for this lot, requiring both rear yard and parking variances; in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
  (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)

 12. 2005.0672DDD                         (R. CRAWFORD: (415)  558-6358)
324 LIBERTY STREET - north side between Church and Sanchez Streets.  Assessor's Block 3605, Lot 042A  - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005 0502 1301 to remove an existing rear deck and construct a one story addition to the rear, in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.   
Preliminary Recommendation:  Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Project.

13. 2005.0751D               (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
733 27TH AVENUE - west side between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.05.12.3640, proposing to construct a new third floor, a rear horizontal addition and a side horizontal addition to the existing two-story, two-unit building 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 project.

 14. 2005.0270D          (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)
655 43RD AVENUE - west side between Anza and Balboa Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 1586 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.08.03.0516, proposing to construct a two-level horizontal addition at the first and second floors, two-level decks, and egress stairs at the rear of a three-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 
    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.
  
 15. 2005.0622D                        (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
19 ROSEWOOD DRIVE - northeast side between Brentwood Avenue and Ravenwood Drive; Lot 035 in Assessor's Block 3039 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.03.21.7964, proposing to alter and add to the existing two-story over basement, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

 16. 2004.0603D           (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6332)
195 MIRALOMA DRIVE - east side at Yerba Buena Avenue, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 2973A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.04.05.9206, proposing to construct a horizontal addition that would partially infill the courtyard at the rear of a single-family dwelling and construct a horizontal addition at the garage level at the front of the building, located in a RH-1(D) [Residential, House, One-Family (Detached)] District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed
  
17a. 2005.0810D           (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6332)
1070 SANCHEZ STREET - west side between 24th and Elizabeth Street, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 3654 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2004.05.27.5002, proposing to demolish a one-story over garage single-family dwelling, located in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition.

17b. 2004.0811D                        (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6332)
1070 SANCHEZ STREET, west side between 24th and Elizabeth Street, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 3654 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.05.27.5004, proposing to construct a three-story over garage two-family dwelling, located in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications

18. 2005.0258D          (D. WASHINGTON: (415) 558-6443)
74 WHITNEY STREET - west side of Whitney Street. Assessor's Block 6654 Lot 020 - Request for Discretionary Review to construct a new third-story to an existing two-story single family residence in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district. 
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

19. 2004.0876C          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
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 Sections 209.6 and 303 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, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure.
  Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
  (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 6, 2005)
 
20.  2001.1149E                    (P. MALTZER: (415) 558-5977)
SUNOL/NILES DAM REPLACEMENT PROJECT - Consider authorizing the Environmental Review Officer to take supplemental public testimony at an additional hearing on the Draft EIR for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Sunol/Niles Dam Replacement Project in a jurisdiction outside the City and County of San Francisco.  The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing on the draft EIR on December 1, 2005.  The Planning Commission may also authorize the Environmental Review Officer to hold additional public hearings, as provided in San Francisco Administrative Code Sections 31.05 and 31.14.  Because the Sunol/Niles Dam Replacement Project will affect the area in and around the Sunol Valley, which is near the city of Fremont in Alameda County, the Environmental Review Officer recommends holding an additional public hearing in Fremont and is requesting authorization from the Planning Commission to do so.
Preliminary recommendation:  Authorize the Environmental Review Officer to conduct an additional public hearing on the Draft EIR for the Sunol/Niles Dam Replacement Project in Fremont, CA.

21. 2005.0301L  (M. LUELLEN:  (415) 558-6478)
2151 VAN NESS AVENUE, ST. BRIGID CHURCH - southwest corner of Van Ness Avenue and Broadway.  Assessor's Block 0575, Lot 15  - The proposal is to designate the property as City Landmark No. 252.  Constructed between 1902 and 1904, St. Brigid Church was built in a "Richardsonian Romanesque Revival" style over several phases.  The subject property is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District, and an 80-D Height and Bulk District.  Request for the Planning Commission to adopt a resolution approving the designation of St. Brigid Church and recommending to the Board of Supervisors that they approve the designation that they initiated on April 1, 2005.
   Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a resolution supporting landmark designation.

 22. 2004.0027E                          (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)
900 MINNESOTA - Public Hearing Draft Environmental Impact Report - The proposed project would include the development of approximately 142 residential units, approximately 6,300 gross square feet (gsf) of office space, about 2,100 gsf of café space, and a 168-space underground parking garage on an approximately two-acre site in San Francisco's Central Waterfront district. The project site is located on the northern half of the 900 block of Minnesota Street, between 20th and 22nd Streets, at the street addresses of 900, 910-12 Minnesota Street and 833 Indiana Street (Assessor's Block 4106; Lot 27). The project site, which is currently unoccupied, consists of six buildings totaling approximately 144,000 square feet; a surface parking area; and three gardens and other landscaping, that make up the C. Schilling & Co. Wine Cellars complex, a contributor to the Dogpatch Historic District. The site was most recently the headquarters of the Esprit de Corp. clothing company. The proposed project would be developed through adaptive reuse of two large brick buildings, demolition of four structures, and new construction. The portion of the project site for which new development is proposed is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, and the southwestern portion of the site is within an RH-3 (Residential, House Three-Family) District. The site is also located within the Central Waterfront Better Neighborhoods Plan Area, and the Dogpatch Historic District.
  Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required.  Public hearing to receive comments only.
Note:  Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m., on October 25, 2005
  
6:00 P.M.

23. 2005.0524T                                                          (S. DENNIS: (415) 558-6314)
BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PLUS TEXT AMENDMENTS  - Consideration of an ordinance  [Board of Supervisors File Number 050601] which would   establish   a   "Better   Neighborhoods   Planning and Implementation Process" by  (a) adding Chapter 36 to the Administrative Code  in  order to set forth uniform procedures for  developing  comprehensive neighborhood plans, (b) amending Administrative  Code  Section  3.4  to  provide  for integrated budget  documents,  and (c) adding Section 312A to the Planning Code regarding discretionary review for projects located within plan areas.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Modifications
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 6, 2005)
NOTE:   On August 4, 2005, following public testimony, the commission president directed that this item be calendared for discussion at all commission hearings through September 15, 2005 with possible action on September 15, 2005.
NOTE: On September 15, 2005, the commission continued the item to October 6, 2005 by a vote +4 -0.  Commissioners Hughes, Olague, W. Lee were absent. 
 
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:

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