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Public Hearings 
 

November 15, 2007

November 15, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, November 15, 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.

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

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 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, 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. 2005.0490E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 575-9040)
3500 19th STREET - northwest corner of Valencia and 19th Streets - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the construction of a 5-story, 50-foot-tall building totaling approximately 29,829 square feet, with 17 dwelling units, 17 off-street parking spaces, and about 2,852 square feet of retail space. The project site (Block 3588, Lot 012) is in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District and 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. The proposed project would require a Conditional Use Authorization.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to January 10, 2008)

2. 2005.0490C (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)
3500 19TH STREET - at the northwest corner of 19th and Valencia Streets; Assessor's Block 3588, Lot 012 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 726.11 to construct a five-story, 17-unit mixed-use development on a 10,000 square foot lot. The property is located within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District with a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions
(Proposed for Continuance to January 10, 2008)

3. 2006.1227C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
5735-5757 MISSION STREET - southeast side between Whittier and Oliver Streets Lots 038, 039, 040 of Assessor's Block 6473 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 711.11 and 711.39 to develop a lot greater than 9,999 square feet in area and to demolish residential units above the ground floor in the NC-2 Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project will demolish the three existing buildings on the property, containing 7 dwelling units, combine the lots into one parcel, and construct a new 4 story tall, mixed use building with 22 dwelling units, ground floor commercial space and underground parking.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to January 10, 2008)

4. 2007.0725C (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)
2200 MISSION STREET (AKA 3417-19 18TH STREET) - southwest corner of Mission and 18th Street; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3589 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to revise findings per Planning Commission Motion No. 16264. The 23 unit mixed-use project, currently under construction was approved as rental housing. The amendment would eliminate this requirement, within the NC-3 (moderate Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District, the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Restricted Use Subdistrict, and a 50-X/65-B Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Proposed for Continuance to January 10, 2008)

5. 2005.0893E (B. BOLLINGER: (415) 575-9024)
1650 BROADWAY - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project at 1650 Broadway includes the merger of two vacant lots (Assessor's Block 0570, Parcels 10 and 11) and construction of a new eight-story, approximately 80-foot-tall, 85,200 gross square foot (gsf) residential building with 34 units and a two-level subterranean parking garage with 49 independently accessible spaces. The 13,624-square-foot project site is located on the north side of Broadway, between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in the Pacific Heights Neighborhood and is currently being used for private parking. The project site is within a RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) use district and an 80-A height and bulk district. The project would require Conditional Use authorization for the portion of the building height above 40 feet in a residential zoning district, and a variance for rear yard modification.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration
(Proposed for continuance to January 17, 2008)

6. 2006.1354D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
1166 HAIGHT STREET - north side between Baker and Lyon Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 1235 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.10.19.5970 to install a below-grade garage to create approximately eight off-street parking spaces for a building containing twelve units located in an RM-1 (Mixed, Low Density) and 40-X Height/Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 27, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to February 7, 2008)

7. 2007.1099C (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)
30 29TH STREET - north side, between Mission Street and Tiffany Avenue, Lot 30 in Assessor's Block 6596 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 703.3, 703.4, and 781.5 for a formula retail, small self-service restaurant (Subway) in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

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 September 20, 2007
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 27, 2007
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 4, 2007
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 11, 2007
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 18, 2007
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 1, 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.
"

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

10. Director's Announcements

11. 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

12. 2007.0838C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)
1100 OAK STREET (a.k.a. 401 DIVISADERO STREET) - northwest corner of Oak and Divisadero Streets, Assessor's Block 1215, Lot 016 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 703.3 to establish a new formula retail store (d.b.a. Batteries Plus) in an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) District, the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
(Originally on the Commission's Regular Meeting calendar of September 27, 2007)
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2007)
Note: On November 1, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 -0. Commissioners Alexander and Moore were absent. Final Language November 15, 2007.

13. 2004.0194E (N. TURRELL: (415) 575-9047)
GOLDEN GATE PARK STABLE RENOVATION PROJECT - Block 1700, Lot 001 -Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. - The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) is proposing the rehabilitation of the four stables built during the Works Progress Administration (WPA), demolition of the Golden Gate Park (GGP) Grandstand and ancillary structures, construction of three additional stables, and expansion of the existing arena. The existing WPA Stables would be rehabilitated to meet current seismic and building code standards and the stalls would be reconfigured to increase their size. The number of stalls onsite would total 46 after completion of the project. The demolition of the GGP Grandstand would allow for the expansion of the arena to 130 feet by 122 feet (15,860 sq. ft.) from its current size 8,576 sq. ft. The arena would be covered and lit. Other project components include construction of a retaining wall along the south end of the expanded arena to protect the all-purpose trail running east-west on the southernmost side of the site; construction of a hay barn and feed storage building totaling 1,600 sq. ft; construction of a 200 square foot manure bunker adjacent to the hay barn; use of multiple-use paths to nearby arenas, resurfacing of pathways, road, and parking lot; landscape improvements, and installation of perimeter fencing. The goal of the Proposed Project is to bring the historic activity of horseback riding back to the GGP Stables. The project site is located within the boundaries of Golden Gate Park, Lot 1, south of John F. Kennedy Drive between Spreckels Lake, GGP Stadium, and Lindley Meadow; and east of the GGP Police Stables. The site is located within a P (Public Use) zoning district and OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.
Please note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

G. REGULAR CALENDAR

14. 1999.0536E (J. RANGE: (415) 575-9018)
CHINATOWN YMCA RENOVATION AND BUILDING ADDITION PROJECT - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed Chinatown YMCA Renovation and Building Addition Project (proposed project) is located at 855 Sacramento Street in the Chinatown neighborhood. The project site is located mid-block on the south side of Sacramento Street on the block bound by Sacramento Street to the north, Grant Avenue to the east, California Street to the south and Stockton Street to the west. The proposed project would include additions to and renovations of the existing YMCA to create a larger, integrated facility containing approximately 48,750 square feet (sf) of expanded recreation, community services and residential uses. The proposed project would include three elements: (1) extensive interior renovation of the existing three-story-over-basement/ground floor, 45-foot-tall, 25,950-sf building; (2) construction of a new three-story, approximately 39-foot 9-inch-tall, 19,350-sf east wing addition; and (3) construction of a new four-story, approximately 32-foot 4-inch-tall, 3,500-sf rear addition to the existing building along Sabin Place. The proposed project would result in a total of 25 residential hotel rooms, a new aquatic center, new wellness center and expanded community center. The Draft EIR was released October 17, 2007.
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required
Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on November 30, 2007.

15. 1996.281E (J. KUGLER: (415) 575-6925)
CENTRAL SUBWAY PROJECT- (PHASE 2 - THIRD STREET LIGHT RAIL) - Public Hearing on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) - The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) is proposing construction of the second phase of the Third Street Light Rail project. A supplemental environmental document (Draft SEIS/SEIR) has been prepared to meet the requirements of both CEQA and NEPA and analyzes updated information from the original EIS/EIR that was certified in 1998. The goal of the proposed project is to provide Muni Metro rail service from 4th and King (current terminus of Phase 1-the T-Third line) to Chinatown in a mostly subway configuration. Three alternatives are evaluated: Alternative 1-No Project/Transportation Systems Management; Alternative 2-Enhanced EIS/EIR Alignment; and Alternative 3 -Fourth/Stockton Alignment. Alternative 1 includes the T-Third Line and associated bus changes. Alternative 2 would use King, Third, Harrison, Kearny, and Geary as well as Fourth and Stockton and have two portals (Third St. for southbound and Fourth St. for northbound rail traffic) with a shallow tunnel crossing under Market Street. There would be four underground stations at Moscone, Market, Union Square, and Chinatown. Alternative 3 would operate exclusively on Fourth and Stockton Streets with a deep underground crossing of Market Street. There would be three underground stations at Moscone, Union Square/Market, and Chinatown. There are two options; Option A would go underground between Townsend and Brannan, while Option B would go underground between Bryant and Harrison (under the I-80 freeway) and have an additional surface station north of Brannan Street.
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required
Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on December 10, 2007.

16a. 2007.1207D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
519 29TH STREET - south side between Castro and Noe Streets; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 6630 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No.2007.02.26.4920, proposing to demolish a one-story over basement, single-family dwelling 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 demolition permit.

16b. 2007.1210D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
519 29TH STREET - south side between Castro and Noe Streets; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 6630 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of the replacement building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No.2007.02.26.4930, to construct a two-story over garage and basement, two-family dwelling 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 new building permit.

17. 2007.0905D (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)
1319 32ND AVENUE - west side between Irving Street and Judah Street; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 1787 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.05.08.0700, proposing construction of a two-story, horizontal rear addition to a two-story dwelling in a 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 proposed by the revised plans.

18. 2007.0920C (J. IONIN: (415) 558- 6309)
3322 FILLMORE STREET - east side between Lombard and Chestnut Streets, Assessor's Block 0492, Lot 014 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 703.3 and 703.4 to establish a new formula retail store (d.b.a. Urban Outfitters) in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2007)

19. 2007.0461C (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)
448 BROADWAY - north side between Montgomery and Kearny Streets, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 0144 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to operate a business under this application between the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM. Specifically, the project proposal is to extend the hours of operation of the subject business (dba "Broadway Express Pizza Restaurant") to 3:00 AM. No construction is proposed under this application. This site is within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2007)

20. 2007.0971C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
3571 SACRAMENTO STREET - south side between Locust and Laurel Streets; Lot 023, in Assessor's Block 1019 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 724.52 to establish a foreign language enrichment program for children, in the Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to convert a vacant retail use (formerly a women's clothing store) to a personal service use for a language enrichment program (dba Language at Play) offering classes in French, Mandarin and Spanish to children ranging in age from 1 to 10 years, as well as a retail sales component for its language program products. The proposed project will occupy the ground floor and a small portion of the basement (approximately 2,100 square feet) of a two-story building.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2007)

21 (R. DUDLEY: (415) 575-9068)
JAPANTOWN BETTER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN - Informational Presentation - The Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan is the latest area plan under the Better Neighborhoods Program. The planning effort was kicked off at a community meeting in March 2007. This presentation aims to inform the Planning Commission of the Plan's schedule and goals, as well as the emerging priorities that have surfaced through community feedback. The presentation will also serve as an update on work to date, and inform the Commission of upcoming events as the Plan moves closer to being before the Planning Commission for adoption.
Preliminary Recommendation: No action requested, informational item.

H. 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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