Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:  Jay Brown                    Vice-Chair:  Matthew Ottone  Secretary:  Mike Novo


                        Paul C. Getzelman                                Cosme Padilla

                        Jay Brown                                            Aurelio Salazar, Jr

                        Amy Roberts                                        Juan Sanchez

                        Matthew Ottone                                   Martha Diehl

                        Don Rochester                                     Keith Vandevere




A.        ROLL CALL












1.         9:00AM - ALVAREZ SALVADOR M & HERMELINDA M - PLN090423

            Planning Area:  North County Area Plan.  Project Planner:Valerie Negrete.  Environmental Status:   Categorically Exempt.  Project Description:  Use Permit and Design Approval to rebuild a third 1,800 square foot legal non‑conforming single family dwelling damaged by fire with an approximate 1,707 square foot single family dwelling including an approximately 425 square foot garage and a 125 square foot porch, two new retaining walls of 48 linear feet and 35 linear feet; colors will consist of beige/sandstone exterior and grey/black composite shingles.  The property is located at 17449 B McGuffie Road, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Number 129‑011‑004‑000), North County Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


2.         9:00AM - URIBE DON A - PLN040707

            Planning Area:  Cachagua Area Plan.  Project Planner:  Craig Spencer.  Environmental Status:  Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Use Permit to: 1) Clear a violation (CE040207) involving the removal of 47 protected trees; and 2) To allow new development including the removal of an addition 20 protected trees for the construction of a new 2,700 square foot one‑story single family dwelling with a 1,349 square foot attached garage, a 720 square foot detached pole barn, a new 5,000 gallon tank, a new septic system, and approximately 2,000 cubic yards of grading.  The property is located at 39007 Tassajara Road, Carmel Valley (Assessor's Parcel Number: 418‑311‑007‑000) Cachagua Area.  Recommended Action:  Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan and Approve Project.


3.         10:00AM - STATE OF CALIFORNIA - PLN100393

            Planning Area:  Big Sur Coastal Zone.  Project Planner:  Joe Sidor.  Environmental Status:  Categorically Exempt.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of:  1) a Coastal Development Permit to allow development within the Big Sur Critical Viewshed; 2) a Coastal Development Permit to allow development within 100 feet of environmentally sensitive habitat (Big Sur River); 3) a Coastal Development Permit to allow development on slope greater than 30 percent; 4) a Coastal Administrative Permit to allow the construction of an approximately 3,125 square foot flexible rock slope revetment, including grading consisting of approximately 400 cubic yards of fill; and 5) Design Approval.  The project site is located at post‑mile 46.8, Highway 1 and Pfeiffer‑Big Sur State Park (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 419‑031‑002‑000 and 000‑000‑000‑000), Big Sur, Coastal Zone.  Related to PLN100027 (Emergency Permit).  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


4.         10:30AM - R & L LAND COMPANY #1 - GPZ060004

            Planning Area:  North County Non-Coastal.  Project Planner:  Bob Schubert.  Project Description:  Workshop to discuss proposed General Plan Amendment from Farmlands to Commercial and Rezoning from F/40 (Farmlands, 40 acre minimum) to LC (Light Commercial) for a 12.651 acre parcel.  The property is located at 1500 Salinas Road (Assessor's Parcel Number 117‑062‑027‑000), Moss Landing, North County Non‑Coastal zone.  Recommended Action:  Conduct Workshop and Provide Preliminary Direction to Staff.


5.         11:00AM - HARPER CANYON REALTY LLC - PLN000696

            Planning Area:  Toro.  Project Planner:  Taven M. Kinison Brown.  Environmental Status:  Environmental Impact Report prepared.  Project Description:  Harper Canyon (Encina Hills) Subdivision Proposal. The proposal is a Combined Development Permit request consisting of: 1) A Vesting Tentative Map for the subdivision of 344 acres into 17 residential lots ranging in size from 5.13 acres to 23.42 acres on 164 acres with one 180-acre remainder parcel; 2) Use Permit for the removal of approximately 79 coast live oak trees over six inches in diameter for road and driveway construction; 3) Use Permit for development on slopes in excess of 30 percent; 4) a Use Permit for the expansion of a public water system; 5) grading for net cut and fill of approximately 2,000 cubic yards; and Design Approval.  The project is located north of San Benancio Road, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 416‑611‑001‑000 and 416‑ 611‑002‑000), east of Highway 68, Toro area.  Recommended Action:  Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (SCH: 2003071157); Adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations; Approve a Combined Development Permit subject to the Findings and Evidence and Conditions of Approval; and Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan.Continue project to September 29, 2010.








The Recommended Action indicates the staff recommendation at the time the agenda was prepared.  That recommendation does not limit the Planning Commission’s alternative actions on any matter before it.


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