Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:  Amy Roberts                Vice-Chair:  Jose Mendez                   Secretary:  Mike Novo


                        Paul C. Getzelman                                Cosme Padilla

                        Jay Brown                                            Aurelio Salazar, Jr

                        Amy Roberts                                        Jose Mendez

                        Luther Hert                                           Martha Diehl

                        Don Rochester                                     Keith Vandevere




A.        ROLL CALL






D.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  February 29, 2012






1.         9:00AMRichardson Lewis H/Katherine – PLN090087

            Project Planner:  Ramon Montano.  Environmental Status:  Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of a: 1) a Use Permit to place one (1) 120,000 gallon California American Company Water tank at the "Upper Rim Rock" site replacing two (2) 25,000 gallon tanks; 2) a Use Permit pursuant to 21.62.030.B in order to exceed the 15 foot height limitation of the district to allow a water tank of 18 feet high; 3) a Tree Removal Permit for the removal of a protected tree (one 8" oak tree); and 4) Design Approval.  The property is located at 24522 Rimrock Canyon Road, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Number 416‑601‑011‑000), Toro Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Continue the item to April 25, 2012.


2.         9:00AM Birnberg Diane Mix TR – PLN110474

            Project Planner:  Ashley Nakamura.  Environmental Status:  Addendum to Certified Final Environmental Impact Report.  Project Description:  Four year extension of a previously approved permit (PLN060760).  The Combined Development Permit consists of: 1) Administrative Permit and Design Approval for development in the "S" (Site Review) Zoning District to allow the construction of a 5,795 sq. ft., two‑story with basement level single family residence with an attached 562 sq. ft. garage, a 420 sq. ft. detached bedroom suite, a 598 sq. ft. guest house, a 254 sq. ft. workshop, a 257 sq. ft. pool house, swimming pool, septic system, and a 566 sq. ft. artist studio, and grading (approximately 2,664 cubic yards cut/1,122 cubic yards fill); 2) Use Permit for the removal of 11 healthy protected Oak trees, 27 trees in fair to poor condition; 3) Use Permit for development on slopes in excess of 30%.  The property is located at 8 Corral Run, Carmel (Assessor's Parcel Number 239‑101‑017‑000), Carmel Valley Master Plan Area.  Recommended Action:  Consider the Technical Addendum to the Certified Final EIR and approve the four year extension to the Combined Development Permit.


3.         9:00AM Inclusionary Housing Workshop

            Project Planner:  Marti Noel.  Environmental Status:  N/A.  Project Description:  Receive a presentation on various affordable housing issues including roles and responsibilities of the Housing Advisory Committee, potential revisions to the County’s Inclusionary Housing Administrative Manual, and General Plan policies and implementation actions.  Recommended Action:  Receive report.








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.


BREAKS will be taken approximately at 10:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


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