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MINUTES OF THE
PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING
 May 6, 2014

A regular meeting of the Planning Commission for the City of San Ramon was called to order by Chair Wallis at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the Council Chambers, 2222 Camino Ramon, San Ramon CA.

ROLL CALL

Present: Commissioners; Kerger, Marks, Viers, Vice Chair Benedetti, Chair Wallis

Absent:  None            

Staff:      Phil Wong, Planning Director; Debbie Chamberlain, Division Manager; Cindy Yee, Associate Planner; Ryan Driscoll, Assistant Planner; Bob Saxe, Interim City Attorney; Luisa Amerigo, Recording Secretary

Audience:    12

 1. CALL TO ORDER            

 2. ROLL CALL

 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE                   

4. PUBLIC COMMENTS OR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: At this time those in the audience are encouraged to address the Planning Commission on any item not already included in tonight’s agenda.  If possible, comments should not exceed five (5) minutes.

5. ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS 

Item 9.1 was moved before Item 8.1

6.  CONSENT CALENDAR (Audio 2:17)

6.1 Minutes from April 15, 2014 meeting. Approved

6.2 Adoption of Resolution 02-14 finding that the City of San Ramon’s Draft Fiscal Year 2014/2015 through Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is in conformance with the General Plan 2030.  

The motion was made by Planning Commissioner Benedetti and seconded by Planning Commissioner Kerger that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution No. 05-14.

7.  CONTINUED ITEMS AFTER CLOSING OF PUBLIC HEARING –None- (Audio 4:32)

8.  CONTINUED ITEMS – OPEN PUBLIC HEARING   (Audio 9:35)

8.1 Revised Faria Preserve Project (VTM 9342) DPA 12-310-003, MJ 12-900-002, AR 200-046 and IS 12-250-004. Staff Report by: Cindy Yee, Associate Planner.

Cindy Yee, Associate Planner gave a report and stated that the Planning Commission held its seventh public hearing and at the April 15, 2014 meeting the Planning Commission directed staff to prepare draft Conditions of Approval and a draft Resolution for approval for the Planning Commission’s consideration at the May 6, 2014 meeting.    

Pat Toohey from Lafferty Communities provided a background report on the project.

Chair Wallis opened the public comment.

Larry Tong Regional Manager with East Bay Regional Park District indicated that he is working with the applicant and that the details can be worked  through and  comply with the provisions in the Settlement Agreement.

Jim Blickenstaff – San Ramon resident stated that there are outstanding issues that need to be addressed such as the consistency with the Specific Plan, environmental issues, parking, and visual impacts.

Chair Wallis closed the public comment.

The Planning Commission reviewed the project Conditions of Approval and made revisions to the conditions.

The  motion was made by Planning Commissioner Benedetti  and seconded by Planning Commissioner Viers that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution  No. 05-14 a Resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of san Ramon approving Vesting Tentative Map MJ 12-900-002 (VTM 9342), Development Plan Amendment DPA 12-310-003, Architectural Review AR 12-200-046 and Initial Study IS 12-250-004 Filed by Lafferty Communities (Applicants, Owners)

YES:    Commissioners: Benedetti, Viers, Kerger, Marks, and Chair Wallis

NOES:   None

ABSENT:  None

ABSTAIN: None

9.  PUBLIC HEARING – NEW ITEMS (Audio 4:37)
9.1 Dougherty Valley Annexation #16. Staff Report by: Ryan Driscoll, Assistant Planner.

Ryan Driscoll,  Assistant Planner provided a report on Dougherty Valley Annexation #16, requesting recommendation to the City Council to prezone 22.89 acres consistent with the Dougherty Valley Specific Plan and Settlement Agreement to facilitate annexation to the City of San Ramon.

Chair Wallis opened the public comment. There being no speakers Chair Wallis closed the public hearing.

The motion was made by Planning Commissioner Marks and seconded by Planning Commissioner Kerger that the Planning Commission adopt Resolution No. 03-14 recommending that the City Council approve the prezoning of Dougherty Valley Annexation Area # 16.

YES:    Commissioners: Marks, Kerger, Viers, Vice Chair Benedetti, Chair Wallis

NOES:  None

ABSENT: None

ABSTAIN: None

10.  NON-PUBLIC HEARING ACTION ITEMS (Audio 2:41)

11. STUDY SESSION/COMMISSIONER LIAISON REPORT AND INTEREST  TERMS/STAFF REPORTS.
 (Audio 2:43)

12.  ADJOURNMENT There being no further discussion Chair Wallis adjourned the meeting at 9:55 p.m.  (Audio 2:53:19)

Submitted by:

Luisa Amerigo

Recording Secretary