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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 
May 10, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, May 10, 2007
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander
Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;
Hisashi Sugaya

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.

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THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH 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 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 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: Dwight S. Alexander
Commission Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;
Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

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. 2004.1245E (R. SCHOHN: (415) 558-5985)
300 GRANT AVENUE - Assessor's Block 0287, Lots 013, 014 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The 10,500 square-foot project site is located at 300 Grant Avenue (aka 272-290 Sutter Street) on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street in the Financial District neighborhood. The proposed project would involve the demolition of two buildings containing approximately 35,600-square feet of retail space and construction of an approximately 114,354 gross square foot, 12-story, 130-foot tall building containing up to 56 residential units, 15,000 square feet of retail space, and 34 to 40 off-street parking spaces. The retail entrance to the proposed project would be at the corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street, while the residential lobby entrance would be at the corner of Grant Avenue and Harlan Place. Access to the parking garage would be from Harlan Place off Grant Avenue. The site is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) within an 80-130-F height and bulk district, and the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration
(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 3, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2007)

2a. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for review under Planning Code ("Code") Section 309 of the construction of a new, 12-story mixed-use building containing approximately 56 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage, requiring the authorization of exceptions to Code standards for height above 80 feet, building bulk, rear yard, and off-street parking, as well as the granting of Variances of Code standards for usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 3, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2007)

2b. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for Variance of Planning Code standards for usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure in conjunction with the construction of a new, 12-story mixed-use building containing approximately 56 dwelling

units, approximately 15,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 3, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2007)

3a. 2006.0616BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
120 HOWARD STREET - northwest corner at Spear Street, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 3717 - Request for review by the Planning Commission under Planning Code Section 309 of a four-story addition to an existing eight-story building (with a partial ninth floor) requiring exceptions to Planning Code standards for freight loading and building bulk, in C-3-O (Downtown Office) and C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office - Special Development) Districts and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2007)

3b. 2006.0616BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
120 HOWARD STREET - northwest corner at Spear Street, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 3717 - Request for allocation of office space by the Planning Commission under Planning Code Section 321 in conjunction with a four-story addition to an existing eight-story building (with a partial ninth floor). This project requires the allocation of approximately 67,310 square feet of office space. The site is in C-3-O (Downtown Office) and C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office - Special Development) Districts and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2007)

4. 2006.0070ET (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)
CONTROLS FOR LOSS OF DWELLING UNITS - a proposed ordinance amending the Planning Code, adding Section 317, requiring a Planning Commission hearing for any project that would eliminate existing legal dwelling and live-work units through mergers, conversions, or demolitions, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. On November 2, 2006, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 17334, an intent to initiate a Planning Code amendment stipulating mandatory discretionary review of or Conditional Use for all residential merger, conversion, demolition and replacement building permit applications.
(Continued indefinitely on January 11, 2007, and re-advertised for this date)
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution recommending adoption of the proposed amendment.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2007)

5. 2005.0351E (V. WISE: (415) 558-5955)
700 VALENCIA STREET - Lot 001 of Assessor's Block 3588, bounded by Valencia, 19th, Lapidge and 18th Streets - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of an existing building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building totaling approximately 22,662 square feet. The building would include nine dwelling units, nine parking spaces and one commercial unit. Vehicular access to the garage would be via 18th Street. Access to the commercial unit would be at the corner of Valencia and 18th Street and along Valencia Street. The project site in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial zoning district and is within a 50-X height and bulk district. The project site is in the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area and is subject to the Housing/Mixed Use Guidelines.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

6. 2007.0297D (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
700 VALENCIA STREET - southwest corner of Valencia Street and 18th Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3588 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.04.14.0087 proposing to construct a new 50-foot tall structure where a small car sales structure currently sits. The new structure would contain nine dwelling units, nine off-street parking spaces and approximately 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail. The property is within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve the project as proposed.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

7. 2006.1182Q (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
420-428 VALLEJO STREET - north side between Kearny and Montgomery Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 0133 - Public hearing, under Article 9 of the Subdivision Code, to determine consistency of a proposed five-unit Condominium-Conversion Subdivision with the General Plan, located in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes - Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

8. Consideration of Adoption -
· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 1, 2007.
· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of March 29, 2007.
· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of April 5, 2007.
· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of April 6, 2007.

9. Commission Comments/Questions
· Inquiries/Announcements. Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
· Future Meetings/Agendas. At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

10. Discussion of the allocation of a $28,000.000 potential surplus for next year's budget.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

11. Director's Announcements

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


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. 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.

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

13. 2006.0734C (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)
3192 16TH STREET - north side between Guerrero and Valencia - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 726.48 and 790.38 for Other Entertainment within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The existing bar use, d.b.a. "Double Dutch", formerly known as "Cama", will not change. The new owner is seeking authorization for recorded amplified music and a DJ. Hours of operation will remain 5pm to 2am. No physical expansion or increase in exterior dimensions of the existing building is proposed.
Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)
Note: On January 11, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued this matter to 4/12/07 and required the project sponsor to do a sound study. The public hearing will be reopened if new material/information is put before the Commission for consideration.
NOTE: On April 12, 2007, without a hearing the matter was continued to 5/10/07.

G. 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.

14. 2007.0084D (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)
75 FOLSOM STREET - south side between Spear and Steuart Streets; Lots 021, 022 & 023 (units no. 905, 906 & 907) in Assessor's Block 3744, "Hill Plaza"- Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, for Building Permit Application no. 2007.0116.1750. The merger would reduce the number of legal dwelling units from 67 to 65. The property is located within the RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Residential Mixed Use) District and an 80 / 200-R Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

H. REGULAR CALENDAR

15. 2007.0256C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
1800 POLK STREET - northeast corner at Washington Street, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 0597 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to add live entertainment to an existing retail coffee store (dba "It's A Grind") of approximately 1,900 square feet in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The live entertainment will consist of book and poetry readings, magic acts, musical performances, etc. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

16. 2006.0766EX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
345 STOCKTON STREET - west side between Post and Sutter Streets, Lot 16 in Assessor's Block 295, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Zoning District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Review under Planning Code Section 309 of the renovation of an existing building (Grand Hyatt Hotel) involving a reconfiguration of the lobby and outdoor public plaza area.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

17a. 2005.1062BV (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)
650 TOWNSEND STREET - north side of Townsend Street between 7th Street and 8th Street, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 3783 - Request for office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to authorize 375,151 square feet of office space. The proposal is to convert approximately 269,680 square feet of business service and approximately 105,471 square feet of exhibition space to office space within the existing building. The existing 269,680 square feet of office space and 30,730 square feet of retail space would remain. No new construction is proposed. The project site is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, and 65-X/100-X Height & Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2007)
17b. 2005.1062BV (M. GLUECKERT (415) 558-6543)
650 TOWNSEND STREET - north side of Townsend Street between 7th and 8th Streets, Lot 009 in Assessors Block 3783 - Off-Street Parking Variance Sought - The building would contain 644,831 square feet of office space and 30,730 square feet of retail space. The proposed use would require a total of 1,373 parking spaces on the site. Currently, the site provides up to 971 parking spaces, via on-site parking and through the use of a valet parking system. A variance is required for the parking deficit of 402 spaces. The project site is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, and 65-X/100-X Height & Bulk District.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2007)

18. 2006.1340D (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)
2219 BRYANT STREET - east side between 20th and 21st Streets, Assessor's Block 4087, Lot 037 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.04.25.9790, proposing a vertical addition to an existing two-story single-family dwelling, adding one dwelling unit and one additional off-street parking space, located in a RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

19. 2007.0192D (M.GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)
1933 MISSION STREET - east side of Mission Street between 15th Street and 16th Street, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 3553 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of building Permit Application No. 2007.02.06.3532 to maintain operation of an existing Medical Cannabis Dispensary (d.b.a. "Patients and Caregivers"). The subject building is a four-story building with ten residential units and one commercial space on the ground floor within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-B Height & Bulk District. No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

20. 2007.0125D (K.CONNER: (415) 575-6914)
270 OCEAN AVENUE - north side between Meda Avenue and Delano Avenue; Lot 010A in Assessor's Block 3211 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.07.18.6852, proposing construction of a new four-story six-unit residential building on a vacant lot in a NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and 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 April 26, 2007)

21. 2007.0041DD (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)
1369 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 9th and 10th and Streets; Lot 068 in Assessor's Block 3519 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.1025.6052, proposing to convert an existing ground floor commercial dance studio in an existing three-story two-family dwelling over commercial space. The project is in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with conditions.

22. 2006.0949DDDDDDD (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
376 EUREKA SREET - west side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 2749 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.08.30.1650, proposing to raise the building two-feet to construct a ground floor garage and construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear, located in a 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 as proposed.

23. 2006.0922I (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
1001 POTRERO AVENUE - east side between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 4151 - Public Hearing on the proposed Update to the 1987 Institutional Master Plan (IMP) for the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center (SFGHMC). Since 1987, there have been several developments on the SFGHMC campus including but not limited to construction of two new floors for the Statewide AIDS Research Laboratory on the Pathology Building in 1990, construction of the 98,000 square-foot San Francisco Behavior Health Facility on the northern end of the campus in 1992, and the construction of the 5,500 square-foot Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center adjacent of 22nd Street in 2004. More recently, SFGHMC proposes to construct and operate a medical helipad on the rooftop of the existing Main Hospital building and to build a new acute care hospital in compliance with California Senate Bill (SB) 1953 on the campus. SB 1953 mandates that all acute care buildings meet established seismic standards by 2013. A full IMP that reflects the proposed new acute care hospital development and its impacts will be prepared in the near future and be submitted separately from this update. This item is for receipt of public testimony only; no action is required. The property is in the P (Public) Use District and a 105-E Height and Bulk District.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2007)

I. 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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