Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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.         9:00 AM - Monterey County Planning Commission - PD070806

            Project Description:  Planning Commission Nominating Committee presents nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair.  Recommended Action:  Elect new Chair and Vice-Chair.


2.         9:00 AMGrandeur Ventures – PLN130297

            Project Planner:  David Mack.  Environmental Status:  Categorically Exempt.  Project Description:  Use Permit and Design Approval to clear code enforcement case (13CE00048) for unpermitted           grading of slopes in excess of 25% for the installation of a driveway across a recorded access easement and for the unpermitted remodel of an existing single family dwelling.  The project also includes restoration of additional unpermitted grading on slopes in excess of 25%.  Colors and materials consist of: white (windows), dark chocolate (doors), aluminum (railing), and kiln (residence).  The property is located at 26135 Zdan Road, Carmel Valley (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 416‑071‑005‑000, 416‑071‑004‑000, and 416‑071‑003‑000), Greater Monterey Peninsula Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


3.         9:00 AMEssick James H Jr/Virginia R TRS – PLN130747

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:  Categorically Exempt.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit consisting of: 1) Coastal Administrative Permit to allow the construction of a 5,132 square foot single family dwelling with a 1,126 square foot attached garage, 136 square foot mudroom, 519 square foot storage loft above the garage, 107 square foot entry portico, and 48 square foot breakfast porch. The project includes a 243 square foot conservatory, 192 square foot shop, 5 foot high garden wall, 6 foot high wood fence and entry gate, emergency generator, enclosed trash area and 1,040 cubic yards of associated grading (40 cubic yards cut, 1,000 cubic yards fill); 2) Coastal Development Permit to allow the removal of 28 dead trees (27 Monterey Pine/1 Oak); and 3) a Design Approval.  The property is located at 3336 Ondulado Road, Pebble Beach (Assessor’s Parcel Number 008‑302‑027‑000), Del Monte Forest Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


4.         10:00 AMCounty of Monterey – Title 19 (Inland Subdivision Ordinance and Title 21 (Inland Zoning) – REF100058

            Project Planner:  Nadia Amador.  Environmental Status:  Categorically Exempt.  Project Description:  Ordinance amending Title 19 (non‑coastal subdivision ordinance) and Title 21 (non‑coastal zoning ordinance) of the Monterey County Code to establish notification and hearing procedures to address inactive land use discretionary permit applications.  Recommended Action:  Recommend Approval to Board of Supervisors


5.         10:00 AMCounty of Monterey – Ridgeline Development – REF130052

            Project Planner:  Grace Bogdan.  Environmental Status:  Statutorily Exempt.  Project Description:  Hold a public workshop to consider and provide direction to staff on amending Section 21.66.010 of Monterey County Code related to ridgeline development, pursuant to Monterey County 2010 General Plan Policies OS‑1.3 through OS-1.6.  Recommended Action:  Conduct workshop and provide direction to staff.


6.         10:00 am - County of Monterey – Traffic Impact Fee - REF130108

            Project Planner:  Saba Engineer.  Project Description:  Hold a Public Workshop to consider and provide direction to staff on implementing a Countywide Traffic Impact Fee program pursuant to Monterey County 2010 General Plan Policies C-1.2.c and C-1.8.  Recommended Action:  Conduct workshop and provide direction to staff.








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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