Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, August 13, 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






D.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  July 30, 2014






1.         9:00 am - Hatfield Dean C Jr TR/Stone Karolyn I TR - PLN140407

            Project Planner:  Steve Mason.  Project Location:  66 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley.  Assessor’s Parcel No(s):  197‑021‑005‑000.  Permit Type:  Permit Extension.  Planning Area:  Carmel Valley Master Plan.  Environmental Status:  Previously Approved Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Five-year extension of a previously approved (PLN030221) and previously extended (PLN090170) Use Permit for a cottage industry (micro brewery).  No changes to the parameters of the Use Permit as previously approved and extended.  Recommended Action:  Approve Extension.


2.         9:00 am - State Of California - PLN140315

            Project Planner:  Steve Mason.  Project Location:  Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, West side of Highway 1, Carmel.  Assessor’s Parcel No:  243‑121‑001‑000.  Permit Type:  Combined Development Permit.  Planning Area:  Carmel LUP.  Environmental Status:  Previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of: (1) Coastal Administrative Permit and Design Approval to extend and improve the Lace Lichen Trail within the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve; and (2) Coastal Development Permit to remove seven (7) small diameter (less than 6") Monterey Pine trees and native vegetation; and (3) Coastal Development Permit for development within 750 feet of a known archaeological resource.  Recommended Action:  Consider Mitigated Negative Declaration and Adopt Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan and Approve Project.


3.         9:00 am - Doud John P - PLN140516

            Project Planner:  Elizabeth Gonzales.  Project Location:  37940 Elm Ave, Greenfield (Ranch 1917).  Assessor’s Parcel No(s):  419‑501‑006‑000 and 419-501-007-000.  Permit Type:  Use Permit.  Planning Area:  Central Salinas Valley.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:  A Use Permit to allow an annual, single day Country Music Concert (Saturday, September 27, 2014 this year, 12:00 pm ‑ 10:00 pm) for up to 4,500 people, not exceeding eight (8) days for set up and cleanup, and not involving construction of permanent facilities.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


4.         9:00 am - Monterey County SPCA Inc - AT&T Mobility - PLN130543

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Project Location:  1002 Highway 68, Salinas.  Assessor’s Parcel No(s):  173‑011‑009‑000.  Permit Type:  Use Permit.  Planning Area:  Greater Monterey Peninsula.  Environmental Status:  Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Use Permit and Design Approval to allow a Wireless Communications Facility for AT&T Mobility on a 20‑foot high monopole, designed as a bay leaf tree, with 12 antennas and a 300 square foot area for ground equipment.  Recommended Action:  Adopt the Negative Declaration and Approve Project.


G.        OTHER MATTERS:  Reappointments and Resignations - Land Use Advisory Committees:






Big Sur LUAC - Mary Trotter



Greater Monterey Peninsula - Philomene Smith

Carmel Highlands - Said “Jack” Meheen; Adam Jeselnick



North County Coastal - Christine Herron

Carmel Valley - John Anzini; Judy MacClelland; Charles Franklin




Del Monte Forest- Rod Dewar; June Duran Stock; Lori Lietzke




Greater Monterey Peninsula - Darlene Berry; Tamara Harris; Ron DeHoff




North County Coastal - David Evans;Warren Church; Margie Kay




South Coast - Harry Harris




South County - Ed Buntz




Spreckels NDRC - Scott Henningsen




Toro - Bonnie Baker; Kerry Varney; Mark Kennedy










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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