Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:    Luther Hert              Vice-Chair:    Martha Diehl               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.         9:00 AM - Sonoma Lane LLC - PLN130553

            Project Planner:  Ramon Montano.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of: 1) A Coastal Development Permit for a Lot Line Adjustment between two contiguous legal lots of record resulting in an equal exchange of 839 square feet between  Lot A of approximately 0.459 acres (Assessor’s Parcel Number 241 311 006 000) and Lot B of approximately 0.327 acres (Assessor’s Parcel03 Number 241 311 005 000),  to correct a non conforming side setback for the residence by increasing it from 10 feet to 20 feet on the west side of Lot A; 2) A Variance to maintain an existing legal non-conforming setback of 16 feet on the east side of lot A, maintain an existing site coverage of 18% and allow the relocate of existing deck area; 3) A Coastal Administrative Permit to allow the development of a 120 square foot long access road and staging area located on parcel B (grading less than 100 cubic yards of cut and fill); a Coastal Development Permit to allow development within 750 feet of a known archaeological resource; and Design Approval to increase second story floor are from 2,413 square feet to 2,561 square feet and reduce the floor area on the third floor from 716 square feet to 665 square feet; and replace all exterior siding, doors, windows and roof materials; colors and materials: siding cementitious panel (gray), all windows and doors to be replaced with dark bronze anodized aluminum framed windows and doors, wood decks (natural redwood), railings (stainless steel) roof metal standing seam (dark grey).The contiguous properties are located west Highway 1, (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 241-311-005-000 and 241-311-006-000), at 175 Sonoma Lane and, Carmel Highlands, Carmel Area Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone..  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


2.         9:00 AM - Burnstein Joel Barry/Marilyn R Remark - PLN140055

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:  An ordinance to amend Section 21.08.060 of Title 21 (Non‑Coastal Zoning Ordinance) of the Monterey County Code to rezone two five- acre parcels from the “F/40‑D” [Farmlands, 40 acre minimum with a Design Control Overlay] zoning classification to the “F/B‑6‑D” [Farmlands with a Building Site and Design Control Overlay] zoning classification, upon finding that the ordinance is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act. The rezoning is required to satisfy Condition No. 8 of Resolution No. 12‑032 (PLN110145). The properties are located at 645 and 655 River Road, Salinas (Assessor's Parcel Number 167‑081‑002‑000), Toro Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Recommend adoption to the Board of Supervisors


3.         9:00 AM - AT&T Mobility (Monterey Peninsula Country Club) - PLN130010

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:            Use Permit and Design Approval to allow a new unmanned wireless communication facility consisting of an 80‑foot tall "snag" monopole with 6 AT&T panel antennas mounted inside the monopole and space for 2 additional carriers to co‑locate on the monopole, a 498 square foot equipment shelter that includes space for AT&T and two additional carriers, two GPS antennas installed on the roof of the equipment shelter and 12 remote radio units inside the equipment shelter.  The monopole will be designed to look like a Monterey Pine tree "snag"; colors and materials of the equipment shelter will match the existing Monterey Peninsula Country Club buildings.  The property is located at 3000 Club Drive, Pebble Beach (Assessor's Parcel Number 007‑371‑011‑000), Greater Monterey Peninsula Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


4.         9:30 AMCounty of Monterey – Right to Farm Ordinance – REF130040

            Project Planner:  Nadia Amador.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:  Right‑to‑Farm ordinance amending Chapter 16.40 (Protection of Agricultural Activities) of the Monterey County Code in order to implement General Plan Policy No. AG‑1.9, which requires increased protection from nuisance claims through strengthening of the "Right‑to‑Farm" ordinance.  Recommended Action:  Continue hearing to April 9, 2014.



5.         10:00 AM - County Of Monterey – Energy and Water Efficiency Landscape Ordinance - REF110056

            Project Planner:  Anna Quenga.  Environmental Status:  Statutory Exemption.  Project Description:  Workshop to discuss and consider the proposed Water and Energy Efficiency Landscape Ordinance (REF110056) for the unincorporated areas of the County of Monterey to reduce water and energy consumption through landscape design and techniques. The purpose of the workshop is to seek public input and receive direction from the Planning Commission.  Recommended Action:  Continue workshop to April 9, 2014.



            Appointment to Carmel Unincorporated/Carmel Highlands Land Use Advisory Committee – Robert Littell.

            Appointment to Carmel Valley Land Use Advisory Committee – Michael Addison






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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