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MINUTES OF THE
PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

 June 17, 2014

A regular meeting of the Planning Commission for the City of San Ramon was called to order by Vice Chair Benedetti at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers, 2222 Camino Ramon, San Ramon CA.

ROLL CALL

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

Absent: Chair Wallis, Commissioner Viers              

Staff: Phil Wong, Planning Director; Debbie Chamberlain, Division Manager; Lauren Barr, Senior Planner; Bob Saxe Interim City Attorney; Luisa Amerigo, Recording Secretary.

Audience:     

 1. CALL TO ORDER             

 2.  ROLL CALL (Audio 00:07 )

 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.

5ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS                         

6.  CONSENT CALENDAR (Audio 1:42)

6.1 Minutes from May 20, 2014 meeting. Approved

7.  CONTINUED ITEMS AFTER CLOSING OF PUBLIC HEARING –None- (Audio 2:26)

8.  CONTINUED ITEMS – OPEN PUBLIC HEARING   - None – (Audio 2:27)

9.  PUBLIC HEARING – NEW ITEMS – (Audio 2:30)
9.1 Development Agreement Amendment (DA 14-850-001)-Chevron Park. Staff Report by: Debbie Chamberlain, Division Manager.

Item 9.1 and 9.2 were heard together.

Debbie Chamberlain, Division Manager provided a summary stating that Sunset Development is requesting approval of an amended development agreement for the properties Bishop Ranch and Chevron Park.

Vice Chair Benedetti opened the public hearing. Vice Chair Benedetti closed the public hearing.

It was moved by Planning Commission Kerger to approve Resolution No. 07-14 and seconded by Planning Commission Marks recommending approval of the Sixth Amendment to that portion of the Chevron Park Annexation and Development Agreement by and between Sunset Building Company, LLC and the City of San Ramon Assigned to and Assumed by Sunset Building Company, LLC relative to the City Center project as amended. 

9.2 Development Agreement Amendment (DA 14-850-002) Eight Amendment to the Bishop Ranch Annexation and Development Agreement by and between Sunset Building Company, LLC and the City of San Ramon.  Staff Report by: Debbie Chamberlain, Division Manager

It was moved Planning Commission Marks to approve Resolution No. 08-14 and seconded by Planning Commission Kerger recommending approval of the Eighth Amendment to Annexation and Development Agreement by and between the City of San Ramon and Sunset Development Company, Granada Sales, Inc., SDC 7, Annabel Investment Company, Sunset Land Company, LLC and Alexander Properties known as Bishop Ranch as amended.

YES:       Commissioners: Marks, Kerger, Vice Chair Benedetti   

NOES:     None

ABSENT:  Chair Wallis, Commissioner Viers

ABSTAIN:  None

9.3 AT&T Wireless Facilities at Ryan Industrial Court.  DPA 13-310-002, LUP 13-500-002, AR 13-200-021. Staff Report by: Shinei Tsukamoto, Associate Planner. . (Audio 9:07)

Shinei Tsukamoto, Associate Planner provided a summary stating that the applicant is requesting approval of Development Plan Amendment, Land Use Permit, and Architectural Review applications to establish a new wireless telecommunication facility with a 66-ft. tall faux tree tower behind the San Ramon Valley Bible Church building.

Pete Shubin from Sequoia Development Services representing AT&T Mobility stated that they worked hard with staff to come up with different faux tree samples, branches, shape of tree, to maintain a natural look.

Vice Chair Benedetti opened the public hearing.

Jan Hamill owner of San Ramon Valley Dance Academy stated that she was concerned about the health risk from the RF (Radio Frequency) exposure from the proposed wireless telecommunication facility.   

Ed Broome Director of Facilities for San Ramon Valley Bible Church stated they had the same health risk concern and were assured by Sequoia Development Services that it does falls below the standards that are established. Mr. Broome also added he was in favor of the faux tree tower.

It was moved by Planning Commission Marks and seconded by Planning Commission Kerger  to approve Resolution No. 06-14 approving Development Plan Amendment (DPA 13-310-002), Land Use Permit (LUP 13-500-002), and Architectural Review AR 13-200-021 as amended.

YES:   Commissioners: Marks, Kerger, Vice Chair Benedetti  

NOES:  None

ABSENT: Chair Wallis, Commissioner Viers

ABSTAIN: None

10.  NON-PUBLIC HEARING ACTION ITEMS (Audio 50:10)

11. STUDY SESSION/COMMISSIONER LIAISON REPORT AND INTEREST   TERMS/STAFF REPORTS.  
(Audio 50:11)

12.  ADJOURNMENT There being no further discussion Chair Wallis adjourned the meeting at7:55 p.m.  (Audio 50:20)

Submitted by:

Luisa Amerigo
Recording Secretary