Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, July 31, 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






D.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  June 26, 2013






1.         9:00AM - Gores Sam TR - PLN130031

            Project Planner:  Joe Sidor.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  CONTINUED FROM JULY 10, 2013.  Amendment to modify the architectural design of a previously approved Combined Development Permit (PC93112) which consisted of: 1) a Coastal Development Permit to allow a 3,300 square foot single family dwelling with a 1,280 square foot attached garage, well, septic system, grading (1,600 cubic yards), a 15,000 gallon water tank, and satellite dish; and 2) a Coastal Development Permit for an 850 square foot Caretaker's quarters with a 586 square foot attached garage.  As amended, the Combined Development Permit would consist of: 1) a Coastal Development Permit to allow the construction of a 4,877 square foot two‑story single family dwelling with a 592 square foot attached garage, driveway and motorcourt, pool, 602 square feet of deck area, well, and grading (approximately 3,120 cubic yards of cut and 2,060 cubic yards of fill); and 2) a Coastal Development Permit to allow the construction of an 850 square foot Caretaker's Unit, with a 522 square foot attached garage, 364 square feet of deck area, septic system and driveway.  The property is located at 47062 Clear Ridge Road, Big Sur (Assessor's Parcel Number 419‑271‑005‑000), Big Sur Coast Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project.


2.         9:30AM - County Of Monterey (Development Evaluation System) - REF120030

            Project Planner:  Anna Quenga.  Environmental Status:  Statutorily Exempt per Section 15262.  Project Description:  Conduct a workshop to consider concepts for a Development Evaluation System for the unincorporated inland areas of the County that would evaluate and score certain development pursuant to Policy No. LU‑1.19 of the 2010 General Plan.  Recommended Action:  Conduct a workshop and provide direction to staff.


G.        OTHER MATTERS:  Land Use Advisory Committee Reappointment/Resignations


                        Big Sur LUAC

                                    Steve Beck, Dan Priano, S. Richard Ravich


                        Carmel Highlands LUAC

                                    Peter Davis, Barbara Rainer, Don Wald


                        Carmel Valley LUAC

                                    Janet Brennan, Neil Agron, David Burbidge


                        Del Monte Forest LUAC

                                    Sandy Getreu, Kimberly Caneer, Joella Szabo


                        Great Monterey Peninsula LUAC

                                    Joy Jacobs


                        South Coast LUAC

                                    John Handy


                        South County LUAC

                                    Bart Bartosh, Melissa Duflock, Carla Martinez, Will Taylor


                        Spreckels NDRC

                                    Scott Henningsen


                        Toro LUAC

                                    Michael Weaver, Michael Mueller, Beverly Bean, Robert Reiger, Lauren Keenan



                        Carmel Valley LUAC – Douglas Pease

                        Greater Monterey Peninsula LUAC – Larry Reierson

                        North County Non-Coastal LUAC – Steve Snodgrass






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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