Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:  Jose Mendez                Vice-Chair:  Luther Hert                     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












1.         9:00AM - September Ranch Partners - PLN110173

            Project Planner:  Valerie Negrete.  Environmental Status:  EIR.  Project Description:  Extension request of four (4) years, through November 9, 2018 for the previously approved Combined Development Permit (PLN050001) for the September Ranch subdivision project consisting of: 1) a Vesting Tentative Map for the subdivision of 891 acres into 73 market‑rate residential lots and 22 affordable housing lots (15 inclusionary and 7 deed‑restricted workforce housing lots) for a total of 95 residential lots; a 20.2 acre existing equestrian facility and accessory structures related to that use (Parcel E); 300.5 acres of common open space (Parcels A & C);  242.9 acres of public open space for donation/dedication (Parcel D); 250.7 acres of private open space (conservation and scenic easement) on each lot outside of the building envelope; 6.9 acres of open space reserved for future public facilities (Parcel B); annexation to the Carmel Area Wastewater District for sewage disposal; 2) a Use Permit for the public/commercial use of the equestrian center & stables for a maximum of 50 horses and a maximum water use of 3.0 acre‑feet per year; 3) a Use Permit for an on‑site water system including new wells, backup well(s), booster pumps, water tanks and piping for fire suppression and residents of the subdivision; 4) a Use Permit for removal of a maximum of 819 protected Coast live oaks; 5) an Administrative Permit for up to 100,000 cubic yards of grading in an "S" (Site Plan Review) Overlay Zoning District for subdivision infrastructure and improvements including, but not limited to, development of roads, water tanks, water system, and drainage detention areas; 6) a Use Permit to allow development on slopes greater than 30 percent for affordable housing on Lots 5 through 11, subdivision infrastructure and division improvements; and 7) an Administrative Permit for affordable housing, equestrian center Caretaker Unit/public office, a tract sales office and a security gatehouse.  The property is located approximately 2.5 miles east of Highway 1 on the north side of Carmel Valley Road, between Canada Way and Valley Greens Drive, Mid‑Carmel Valley area (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 015‑171‑010‑000; 015‑171‑012‑000; 015‑361‑013‑000; and 015‑361‑014‑000), Carmel Valley Master Plan area.  Recommended Action:  Approve Extension through November 9, 2018 for a previously approved Combined Development Permit


2.         9:00AM - County Of Monterey -REF120081

            Project Planner:  David Mack.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Review the 2011 Transportation Agency for Monterey County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for conformity with the 2010 Monterey County General Plan and the Local Coastal Program.  Recommended Action:  Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors


3.         9:00AM - County of Monterey - REF130010

            Project Planner:  Nadia Amador.  Environmental Status: Exempt.  Project Description:  Ordinance amending Title 20 (Monterey County Coastal Implementation Plan, Part 1, Zoning Ordinance) in order to incorporate Cottage Food Operation provisions to conform to changes in State law (AB 1616, The California Homemade Food Act).  Recommended Action:  Continue to hearing of April 10, 2013


4.         9:00AM - County Of Monterey - REF120083

            Project Planner:  Nadia Amador.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Ordinance amending Title 21 (Monterey County Zoning Ordinance, Inland Areas) in order to incorporate Cottage Food Operation provisions to conform to changes in State law (AB 1616, The California Homemade Food Act).  Recommended Action:  Continue to hearing of April 10, 2013








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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