Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, July 25, 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:  June 13, 2012






1.         9:00AM - California‑American Water Company - PLN110373

            Project Planner:  Bob Schubert.  Environmental Status:  Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.  Project Description:  Workshop to discuss Combined Development Permit (formerly PLN080052) consisting of: 1) Use Permit for the removal of the San Clemente Dam and related improvements; 2) Use Permit for the removal of the Old Carmel River Dam and related improvements; 3) Use Permit for development on 25% slopes; and 4) Use Permit for the removal of protected trees.  The project includes road improvements on the construction access route along Cachagua Road and the Jeep Trail.  The property is located in the San Clemente Dam Region, at the confluence of the Carmel River (River Mile 18.5) and San Clemente Creek, approximately 15 miles southeast of the City of Carmel‑by‑the‑Sea and 3.7 miles southeast of Carmel Valley Village (Assessor's Parcel Number 417‑051‑004‑000; 417‑051‑005‑000; 417‑051‑001‑000; 417‑251‑002‑000‑M), Greater Monterey Peninsula Area Plan and Cachagua Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Conduct a workshop and provide direction to staff.


2.         9:00AM - South County Housing Corporation - PLN100446

            Project Planner:  Taven M Kinison Brown.  Environmental Status:  Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  The Camphora Apartment Replacement Project consists of: 1) An ordinance to rezone the subject parcel   from "F/40" [Farmland, 40 acres per unit] zoning to"F/40”- “AHO” [Farmland, 40 acres per unit- Affordable Housing Overlay] zoning; and 2) a Use Permit to allow for the demolition of 44 substandard farm worker housing units; and the construction of 44 new farm worker housing units, consisting of 22 two‑bedroom (880 square foot) and 22 three‑bedroom (1,138 square foot) garden apartments; a 4,300 square foot community building with a meeting room, office, storage, laundry room and computer lab; a half court basketball area, two turf‑covered play areas, a tot lot, barbecue patio and seating area, extensive landscaping, solar panels placed on the covered parking areas; grading of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of cut and 4,500 cubic yards of fill; and connection to the City of Soledad sewer infrastructure.  The property is located at 32101 McCoy Road, Soledad (Assessor's Parcel Number 257‑031‑005‑000), Central Salinas Valley Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Recommend to the Board of Supervisors to adopt the Negative Declaration, adopt the Ordinance and approve the Use Permit.


3.         9:00AM -County Of Monterey -REF110058

            Project Planner:  Craig Spencer.  Environmental Status:  The workshop is exempt.  Project Description:  Hold a workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Green Building Standards Code (Chapter 18.12 of the Monterey County Code) to implement 2010 Monterey County General Plan Policy OS‑10.12 and provide direction to staff.  Recommended Action:  Conduct a workshop and provide direction to staff.




                  BIG SUR LUAC – Mary Trotter

                  SOUTH COAST LUAC – Harry Harris; Ken Harlan

                  CARMEL UNINCORPORATED/HIGHLANDS LUAC – Said Meheen; Michael Hirst; Adam Jeselnick

                  CARMEL VALLEY LUAC – Charles Franklin; Judy MacClelland; John M. Anzini

                  DEL MONTE FOREST LUAC – June Stock; Lori Lietzke; Sandra Verbanec; Rod Dewar

                  GREATER MONTEREY PENINSULA LUAC – Ron DeHoff; Philomene Smith; Tamara Harris; Darlene Berry

                  NORTH COUNTY-COASTAL LUAC – David Evans; Edwardo Centeno

                  NORTH COUNTY-NON-COASTAL LUAC – D L Grier; Emily Tafoya; Michael Dodd

                  SOUTH COUNTY LUAC – Edward Buntz

                  TORO LUAC – Mark Kennedy; Kerry Varney; Bonnie Jean Baker

                  SPRECKELS NDRC – James Ross Riley; Lochlan McVicar



            Big Sur LUAC – Barbara Layne

            Carmel Unincorporated/Highlands LUAC – Dr. Karyl M. Hall and Al Weber

            Removal of Greg Burch from the North County Coastal LUAC.  He has moved out of area.






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.


DOCUMENT DISTRIBUTION:  Documents relating to agenda items that are distributed to the Planning Commission less than 72 hours prior to the meeting are available for public inspection at the front counter of the Resource Management Agency – Planning and Building Services Departments, Monterey County Government Center , 168 W. Alisal Street, 2nd Floor, Salinas, CA.  Documents distributed by County staff at the meeting of the Planning Commission will be available at the meeting.


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