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California Coastal Commission

September 10 - 11, 2014

September 2014 Agenda

Smith River Rancheria
350 North Indian Road
Smith River, CA 95567

(415) 407-3211

Phone number will only be in service when the meeting is in session.

This has been updated at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Please note: agenda items are subject to change.

[The Phone number will only be in service when the meeting is in session.]

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

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Wednesday,
September 10, 2014

9:00 a.m.

  1. CALL TO ORDER.
  2. ROLL CALL.
  3. AGENDA CHANGES.
  4. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT. Public comments will be heard at 9:00 a.m. for items not on the agenda, for no more than 30 minutes. For those unable to attend the early comment period, there will be additional comment time available later in the day.
  5. CHAIR'S REPORT.

STATEWIDE

  1. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT.
    1. Director's Report.
    2. Legislation. Legislative report and possible Commission action. (CL/SC-SF)
    3. Budget Briefing. (CL/SMH-SF)
    4. Public Education Grants. Public hearing and action on proposed targeted grant awards from sales of the WHALE TAIL License Plate. (SBL-SF) [APPROVED]
    5. Interagency Agreement. Nonpoint Source Program Contract. Authorization for Executive Director to enter into an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) for the Commission to continue implementation of the Plan for California's Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program. (ALW-SF) [APPROVED]

NORTH COAST DISTRICT

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's Arcata office at (707) 826-8950. [APPROVED]
    1. Briefing on Coastal Development Issues Related to North Coast Tribes. A presentation will be given by Commission staff and tribal representatives.
    2. Briefing on Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning. An update on the Humboldt Bay Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Project and a progress report on LCP updates focusing on Humboldt Bay sea level rise adaption will be given by the project manager and Commission staff.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  3. NEW APPEALS See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Appeal No. A-1-DNNC-14-0028 (Pappas, Del Norte Co.) [ADDENDUM] Appeal by Friends of Del Norte from decision of Del Norte County granting permit with conditions to John Pappas for permit for storage yard on north side of Elk Valley Rd. behind Crescent City Hay andFeed Store, approx. 0.1 miles east of Crescent City, Del Norte County. (CK-A) [SUBSTANTIAL ISSUE FOUND, APPROVED WITH CONDITIONS to de Novo Hearing]

ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES AND FEDERAL CONSISTENCY

  1. ENERGY, OCEAN RESOURCES and FEDERAL CONSISTENCY. Report by the Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, negative determinations, matters not requiring public hearings, and status report on offshore oil & gas exploration & development. For specific information contact the Commission's Energy, Ocean Resources, and Federal Consistency Division office at (415) 904-5240. [APPROVED]
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

Statewide

CLOSED SESSION. At a convenient time during the meeting, the Commission (CCC) will have a closed session to discuss items of pending litigation, including:

CCC v. U.S. Dept. of Navy et al. , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. v. CCC et al. , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Faber et al. v. CCC (Drakes Bay Oyster Co., RPI) , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Frank v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Arnold Land Co., LLC v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Baltimore Land Co., LLC v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Gradstein et al. v. CCC et al. (Stoloski, RPI) , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Horizontal Development LLC et al. v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A) , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
San Diegans for Responsible Planning v. CCC (City of San Diego et al., RPI) , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Steinberg v. CCC, Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)
Union of Medical Marijuana Patients v. CCC (City of San Diego, RPI) , Govt. Code § 11126(e)(2)(A)

The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code §s 11126(e)(2)(A) and (2)(C). In addition, the Commission may consider matters which fall under Government Code § 11126(e)(2)(B) or (2)(C). The Commission may also consider personnel matters which fall under Government Code § 11126(a).

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
  2. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS.
  3. CONSERVANCY REPORT.
  4. SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY REPORT.
  5. SANTA MONICA BAY RESTORATION REPORT.
  6. DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT.
  7. COMMISSION FIELD TRIP. The Commission will take a field trip at the conclusion of the meeting on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, to view areas of the coastal zone along the Del Norte County coast. The field trip will commence from the parking lot of the Smith River Rancheria, 350 North Indian Road. Several stops will be made and may include: (1) the Pacific Shores Subdivision off of Lower Lake Drive, and Kellogg Avenue; where mitigation is proposed for previously approved runway safety area development at the Del Norte County Regional Airport; (2) Lake Earl; (3) the U.S. Highway 101 crossing of the Smith River where replacement of the highway bridge is proposed; (4) the Del Norte County Regional Airport off of Dale Rupert Road; and (5) the Crescent City Harbor off of Citizen's Dock Road Way, where harbor facilities damaged by the March 2011 tsunami have been newly repaired and public access improvements newly constructed. Members of the public are invited to attend by following in their private vehicles and joining the Commission at designated stops. A more detailed itinerary will be available at a later date. For more information, please call the Commission's North Coast District office in Arcata at (707) 826-8950.

Reception

RECEPTION. At the conclusion of the Commission field trip on Wednesday September 10, or at 6:00 p.m., whichever is later, the Commission will attend a reception held at the Tolowa Event Center-Smith River Rancheria 350 North Indian Road Smith River, CA 95567. Members of the public are welcome to join the Commission; however, because space is limited, attendance will be allowed on a first come/first served basis. There will be a cost for the reception. If you wish to attend or want more information, please call the Commission's North Coast District office in Arcata at (707) 826-8950.

Please Note: This is a social event for the Commission and the public. No lobbying, distribution of materials, signage, or other communication about Commission business should occur at the event. Thank you.

Thursday,
September 11, 2014

9:00 a.m.

  1. CALL TO ORDER.
  2. ROLL CALL.
  3. AGENDA CHANGES.
  4. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT. Public comments will be heard at 9:00 am for items not on the agenda, for no more than 30 minutes. For those unable to attend the early comment period, there will be additional comment time available later in the day.

ENFORCEMENT

  1. ENFORCEMENT REPORT. Report by Chief of Enforcement on Statewide Enforcement Program. (LAH-SF)
  2. [Items 5.1 and 5.2 below share a single, combined staff report]

  3. Consent Cease and Desist Order No. CCC-14-CD-03 (Kim, Unincorporated Los Angeles Co.) Public hearing and Commission action on proposed Consent Cease and Desist Order directing and authorizing Jeff Kim to: 1) cease and desist from maintaining existing unpermitted development or undertaking further unpermitted development on property in the Santa Monica Mountains at 333 Moonrise Drive, Los Angeles County, CA and adjacent State Parks and private properties; 2) resolve associated civil liabilities; and 3) remove the existing unpermitted development. (PAA-SF)
  4. Consent Restoration Order No. CCC-14-RO-03 (Kim, Unincorporated Los Angeles Co.) Public hearing and Commission action on proposed Consent Restoration Order directing and authorizing Jeff Kim to 1) revegetate and restore impacted areas and Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area in the Santa Monica Mountains on property at 333 Moonrise Drive, Los Angeles County, CA and adjacent State and private properties; 2) resolve associated civil liabilities; and 3) provide for the additional enhancement and protection of coastal resources in the Santa Monica Mountains. (PAA-SF)

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (ORANGE COUNTY)

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Application No. 5-14-1005 (Burrows, Huntington Beach) Application of Scott and Kim Burrows to demolish wooden cantilevered deck on bay side of residential lot and construct new 40-ft. long Trex deck cantilevered 5 feet beyond bulkhead with new glass railing, located at 16761 Bolero Lane, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (EP-LB)
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Application No. 5-13-0898 (Albin, Newport Beach) Application of David Albin to remodel and add 1,694 sq.ft., 2-story single-family home with 383 sq.ft., 2 car garage consisting of new 277 sq.ft. 3rd floor resulting in 3-story, 29-ft. tall, 2,354 sq.ft. residence with 383 sq. ft. two-car garage; and request for after-the fact approval of an existing concrete patio with an approx. 3 ft. high perimeter wall extending into a 15-foot deep encroachment zone on the public beach, at 5403 Seashore Drive, Newport Beach, Orange County. (FSY-LB)
    2. Application No. 5-14-1284 (Zamboni, Huntington Beach) Application of Richard Zamboni for repairs to an existing seawall/bulkhead consisting of repair of wood piles, installation of 140 linear ft. of new sheetpile flush along vertical face of seawall footing embedded into harbor bottom, and injection of grout to fill voids behind seawall and around repaired wood piles, at 16591 Nalu Circle, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (LR-LB)
    3. Application No. 5-14-1287 (Stein, Huntington Beach) Application of Eileen Bowie Stein to repair existing seawall/bulkhead consisting of repair of wood piles, install 140 linear ft. of new sheetpile flush along vertical face of seawall footing embedded into harbor bottom, and inject grout to fill voids behind seawall and around repaired wood piles, at 16592 Nalu Circle, Huntington Beach, Orange County. (LR-LB)

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (LOS ANGELES COUNTY)

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE CALENDAR. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Application No. 5-14-1062 (Howard, Venice) Application of Sofie Howard to construct 2-story, 25-ft. high, 463 sq.ft. detached 4 car garage (utilizing 2 car lifts) with 409 sq.ft. second floor recreation room, and 411 sq.ft. roof deck, at 18 25th Avenue, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (MS-LB)
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Application No. 5-13-0927 (Marc & Creative, LLC, Santa Monica) Application of Marc & Creative, LLC to tie together 2 lots; demolish 2 single-story, single- family homes and construct 11,426 sq.ft., 39.1 ft., 3-story single-family home over basement with attached 455 sq.ft., 2-car garage and 2 additional on-site parking spaces, swimming pool and cabana, at 938 & 940 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. (SV-LB)
    2. Application No. 5-13-1370 (Landis, Playa del Rey) Application by Elaine Landis to remove existing unpermitted deck on beach in public right-of-way; construct section of Ocean Front Walk pathway in public right-of-way; and construct 672 sq.ft., 2-story addition to seward side of existing duplex, at 6505 and 6507 Ocean Front Walk, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County. (AD-LB)
    3. Application No. 5-14-0690 (City of Los Angeles, San Pedro) Application by City of Los Angeles to remove existing 70-ft. high public safety/emergency services radio communications monopole with antennas and install new 75-ft. high monopole with accessory antennas on federal land at Point Fermin, at 807 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (AD-LB)
    4. Application No. 5-14-0982 (City of Santa Monica Pier Project) Application of the City of Santa Monica to repair existing staircase on south side of Pier from parking lot to beach; install second set of identical stairs seaward; one-for one replacement of lighting fixtures (with shielding) on pier and staircases, at Santa Monica Beach and Pier, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County. (AD-LB)
    5. Application No. 5-14-0997 (Patel, Playa del Rey) Application of Mukesh Patel to construct 4-story, 45-ft. high, 5,237 sq.ft. single family home with attached 492 sq.ft. 2-car garage on vacant 5,333 sq.ft. downward sloping lot, including 942 cu.yds. of grading, at 7829 Veragua Dr., Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County. (AD-LB)
    6. Application No. 5-14-1010 (Fitzgerald, Venice) Application of Daniel Fitzgerald to construct an approximately 6,970 sq. ft. four-story single family residence over basement including four-car garage and roofdeck; improve drainage and native landscaping at rear of property adjacent to Ballona Lagoon, on vacant lot at 5115 Via Donte, Venice, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (ZR-LB)

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (ORANGE COUNTY)

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT FOR ORANGE COUNTY. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's Long Beach office at (562) 590- 5071.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  3. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. City of Newport Beach LUP Amendment Request No. LCP-5-NPB-14-0611-1 (Newport Harbor Yacht Club). Time Extension. Public hearing and action to extend 90-day time limit for Commission action up to one year on a request by the City of Newport Beach to amendment the certified Coastal Land Use Plan in order to change the land use designations for the properties associated with the Newport Harbor Yacht Club located at 711-717 and 800 West Bay Ave, and 706-708 West Balboa Blvd, from Single-Unit and Two-Unit Residential to Private Institutions. (MS-LB)
    2. City of Laguna Beach LCP Amendment Request No. LCP 5-LGB-14-0823-4 (2nd Residential Units Revised). Time Extension. Public hearing and action to extend 60-day time limit for Commission action up to one year on a request by the City of Laguna Beach to amend the certified Local Coastal Program Implementation Plan by revising Chapter 25.17 Second Residential Units, regarding noticing requirements and appeals procedure for second residential units. (MV-LB)

SOUTH COAST DISTRICT (LOS ANGELES COUNTY)

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's Long Beach office at (562) 590- 5071.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  3. NEW APPEALS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Appeal No. A-5-VEN-14-0041 (664 Sunset LLC, Venice) Appeal by Rene Kraus, Cecilia Williams, and Peggy Lee Kennedy from decision of City of Los Angeles granting permit with conditions to 664 Sunset, LLC for demolition of 2 single- family homes on single lot; lot subdivision creating 3 new lots (from 1,945 sq ft. to 2,610 sq.ft.); construction of 3 single-family homes with max. height of 30 feet and 2 enclosed parking spaces for each home, at 664 E Sunset Ave. and 607 S 7th Ave., Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (SV-LB)
  4. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES Attention: Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation. If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed. The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.
    1. Application No. 5-14-1479 (City of Los Angeles Ice Skating Project) [ADDENDUM] Application of City of Los Angeles to install recurring, seasonal ice skating venue comprised of ice rink, boards, tents, modular office units, and temporary 16-ft. high light towers, all atop temporary subfloor and deck structure approx. 68-ft. wide and 160-ft. long, for a three month period (November 1 to January 31) annually; install permanent security lighting comprised of 17, 26-ft. high poles each fitted with 4 LED fixtures, at 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Windward Plaza, Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County. (ZR-LB)
  5. REVISED FINDINGS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. Permit No. A-5-LOB-13-0246 (Silversands Properties USA, Inc./Studio One Eleven, Long Beach) Consideration of revised findings in support of the Commission's action on April 11, 2014 to deny a permit for demolition of an existing 40-room motel and construction of a seven-level, 72-room hotel with 33 residential condominium units, swimming pool, street-level restaurant, beach- level cafe and bike rental facility, at 2010 E. Ocean Boulevard, City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County. (CP-LB)

SOUTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's Ventura office at (805) 585-1800.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  3. LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
    1. County of Santa Barbara Local Coastal Program Amendment No. LCP-4-STB-14-0819-1. Time Extension. Public hearing and action on extension of time act on the County of Santa Barbara request to amend the Coastal Zoning Ordinance portion of the certified LCP. (DC-V)

SAN DIEGO COAST DISTRICT

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's San Diego office at (619) 767-2370.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.
  3. COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. See AGENDA CATEGORIES Attention: Items appearing in this section of the agenda may be moved to the Consent Calendar for this area by the Executive Director when, prior to taking up the Consent Calendar, staff and the applicant are in agreement on the staff recommendation. If an item is moved to the Consent Calendar it will be processed in the same manner as other Consent Calendar items (See AGENDA CATEGORIES) except that if that item is subsequently removed from the Consent Calendar by a vote of three or more commissioners, the item will be acted upon at the meeting in the order in which it originally appears on this Meeting Notice and in the manner Coastal Permit Applications are processed. The purpose of this procedural change is to expedite the Commission's coastal development permit process.
    1. Application No. 6-14-1048 (San Diego dredging, San Diego) [ADDENDUM] Application by City of San Diego to dredge 4,000 cu.yds. of sand at northern tip of Sail Bay in Mission Bay Park to restore area to historic depths, at Briarfield Cove, Mission Bay, San Diego, San Diego County. (AL-SD)
    2. Application No. 6-14-0177 (SD Port District fence, San Diego) Application of San Diego Port District to replace existing 950-ft. long chain link fence with decorative fencing, sidewalk improvements, and reconstruct eroded slope south of Pond 20, adjacent to Palm Ave., San Diego, San Diego County. (BL- SD)
    3. Application No. 6-14-0516 (Plastino II, LP, Encinitas) Application of Plastino II, LP to place 35 (4,000-lb.) sand bags filled with beach quality sand at 1.7:1 slope and backfill slope with approx. 1 cu.yd. of 3/8-in. crushed rock for 5-yr. period, on western bank of San Elijo Lagoon outlet, adjacent to northeast corner of existing office building, Encinitas, San Diego County. (KB-SD)

NORTH CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's San Francisco office at (415) 904-5260.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

CENTRAL COAST DISTRICT

  1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR'S REPORT. Report by Deputy Director on permit waivers, emergency permits, immaterial amendments & extensions, LCP matters not requiring public hearings, and on comments from the public. For specific information contact the Commission's Santa Cruz office at (831) 427-4863.
  2. CONSENT CALENDAR (removed from Regular Calendar). See AGENDA CATEGORIES.

STATEWIDE

  1. Agenda-Setting Briefing. Report on how the Commission's monthly meeting agenda is set. (CL/SF)
  2. Future Agenda Items. Discussion of potential future agenda items. (CL/SF)

The next meetings of the Coastal Commission are October 8-10, in Newport Beach and November 12-14, in Half Moon Bay.


Agenda Categories

Below are described the standard categories of agenda items.

ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT APPLICATIONS. If a person objects to issuance of an administrative permit or permit conditions, that person is allowed 3 minutes to request removal of the application from the administrative calendar. If four or more Commissioners vote to remove an item from this calendar, the approval is revoked, and the application will be scheduled for action at a later meeting.

COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS. The Commission may vote at the conclusion of the public hearing, or it may continue the matter to a subsequent meeting. Time limits are determined by the Chair but generally are 15 minutes combined total time per side. The applicant may reserve some time for rebuttal after the opponents speak.

CONSENT CALENDAR. Three minutes will be allowed to each side to address the Commission on whether to remove an application from this calendar. It takes 3 or more Commissioners to remove an item from the consent calendar, in which case it will be scheduled for further hearing & action at a later meeting.

ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS. Public hearing and action on proposed Cease and Desist Orders, Restoration Orders, and recordation of Notices of Violation.

FEDERAL CONSISTENCY. See time limits under COASTAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS above.

LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAMS (LCPs). LCPs consisting of a land use plan and implementation plan are prepared by local governments and provide the standards for issuing coastal permits after approval by the Commission. Copies of LCP reports are available on request from the Commission office. Oral testimony may be limited to 5 minutes or less for each speaker, depending on the number wishing to be heard. Copies of all correspondence will be provided to the Commission.

NEW APPEALS. (Note: This agenda item requires an initial determination of whether the appeal raises a "substantial issue" and may not include a de novo public hearing on the merits of the project.)

When staff recommends "substantial issue," a public hearing on the question will only be held if 3 or more Commissioners ask for it. If three Commissioners do not request a hearing on "substantial issue" the matter automatically proceeds to de novo public hearing either at this or a later Commission meeting. If staff recommends "no substantial issue," public testimony will be taken only on the question whether the appeal raises a "substantial issue." Generally and at the discretion of the Chair, testimony is limited to 3 minutes total per side.

If the Commission finds "substantial issue" and there is no staff recommendation on the merits of the project, the de novo hearing will be scheduled for a subsequent meeting.

PERMIT AMENDMENTS or EXTENSIONS. Public hearing and action on requests to amend or extend permits previously issued by the Commission.

RECONSIDERATIONS. Public hearing and action to reconsider previous actions.

REVISED FINDINGS. Public hearing and vote to approve revised findings for a previous Commission action. The only issue is whether the findings adequately reflect the Commission action. The hearing is not to reargue the merits of the prior action.

VOTING on APPLICATIONS. Hearing and action on coastal development permits continued from a previous meeting. The time limits are 5 minutes combined total time per side, and the applicant may reserve time for rebuttal.

Meeting Rules and Procedures

SPEAKER SIGN-UP & TIME LIMITS. If you wish to speak, please fill out a "Request to Speak" form and give it to a staff person. Forms are available near the door to the meeting room. Time limits are indicated on the back of speaker sign-up forms, and under 'agenda categories' later in this summary. Generally, the Chair will determine time limits for each individual speaker and for organized presentations.

SUGGESTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS. Written materials should be submitted to Commission staff no later than three working days before the hearing. In the upper right hand corner of the first page of your submittal please identify the agenda item number & your name. Please summarize your position in two or three pages. You may attach any exhibits you feel are necessary. Please note that you are discouraged from submitting written materials to the Commission on the day of the hearing, unless they are visual aids. It is difficult for Commissioners to carefully consider late submittals.

LOCATION OF MEETINGS. The Commission meets once a month in different locations of the State in order to facilitate public participation. Staff attempts, whenever possible, to schedule matters for hearings that will be relatively close to the location of a proposed development. However, legal deadlines for action may require that the hearing on an item take place in a different area than the proposed project.

NO FAXs will be accepted at the meeting site. You may be able to make prior arrangements with staff or a Commissioner to send a fax, but you will be responsible for paying the hotel or meeting site for its receipt.

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. Government Code Section 84308 requires Commissioners to disqualify themselves from voting on any matter if they have received a campaign contribution of more than $250 from an interested party. If you intend to speak on any hearing item, please indicate on your speaker slip and/or in your testimony, if you have made campaign contributions of more than $250 to any Commissioner within the last year, and if so, to which Commissioners you contributed.

CONTACTS with COMMISSIONERS. Written materials sent to Commissioners must also be sent to staff at the same time. All non-procedural communications must become part of the record. For a summary of these ex parte communication requirements, please visit www.coastal.ca.gov/roster.html#exparte.

PUBLIC STATEMENTS ABOUT ITEMS NOT ON THIS AGENDA. At the start of the meeting or those unable to attend the early comment period, there will be time for public statements about Commission work other than items that are pending before the Commission. Persons wishing to speak should fill out a sign-up slip, and limit presentations to 3 minutes. You may always submit written comments to the Commission office, and copies will be distributed to Commissioners. Please note that on the final day of the meeting, public comment will only be heard at some time prior to adjournment for the day.

WHEN WILL MY AGENDA ITEM BE HEARD? It is not possible to predict how quickly the Commission will complete agenda items or how many will be postponed to a later date. The Commission begins each session at the time listed on the Meeting Notice and considers each item in the sequence listed, except in extraordinary circumstances. The Commission may consider an item even though interested persons are not present.

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS. A written staff report is available for most items on this agenda. At the end of the agenda description the author's initials and a code indicating his/her headquarters office are identified (A=Arcata SF=San Francisco SC=Santa Cruz V=Ventura LB=Long Beach SD=San Diego). Staff reports are usually distributed 10 days before the meeting. Staff reports for any item on this Meeting Notice are generally available on the Commission's website (www.coastal.ca.gov). Paper copies are also available upon request.

VISUAL PRESENTATIONS/MATERIALS. Powerpoint presentations must be accompanied by a USB flash drive, flash memory card, or compact disk. All electronic formats must be PC compatible. Files created on a Mac might not be supported. It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties. A slide projector & laptop will be available from our audio-visual technician, and they can assist you in its use. All materials exhibited to the Commission during the hearing (slides, maps, etc.) are part of the public record and must be kept by the Commission for 60 days after final Commission action on the matter. Your materials will be returned upon written request unless needed for judicial review.

PUBLIC & ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS. Some public records for agenda items are available for inspection at the meeting, and are available in the Commission office. Please call to make an appointment to see any file you are interested in. If you decide to challenge a final decision of the Commission in Court, please request preparation of the administrative record by letter to the Administrative Records Section at the Commission office in San Francisco, and indicate in your letter a description of the agenda item and date(s) of Commission action.

CLOSED SESSION. At any time during the meeting the Commission may meet to consider personnel matters or litigation in a session closed to the public pursuant to the attorney-client privilege and statutory exemption to the Open Meeting Act (Government Code Section 11126e).

ACCESS TO HEARINGS. The hearings are wheelchair accessible. If accommodation for other disabilities is required, please call (415) 904-5200.

MORE INFORMATION. For more information about this agenda, contact one of the following staff members:

  • (Del Norte, Humboldt & Mendocino Counties) Bob Merrill (707) 826-8950
  • (Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco & San Mateo Counties) Nancy Cave (415) 904-5260
  • (Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties) Madeline Cavalieri (831) 427-4863
  • (Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, Malibu & Santa Monica Mountains) Steve Hudson (805) 585-1800
  • (Los Angeles County) Teresa Henry (562) 590-5071
  • (Orange County) Karl Schwing (562) 590-5071
  • (San Diego County) Deborah Lee (619) 767-2370
  • (Energy and Ocean Resources) Alison Dettmer (415) 904-5240
  • (Federal Consistency) Mark Delaplaine (415) 904-5280
  • (Statewide) Vanessa Miller (415) 904-5200
  • A Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available at (415) 904-5200.

The Coastal Commission is not equipped to receive comments on any official business by electronic mail. Any information relating to official business should be sent to the appropriate Commission office using U.S. Mail or courier service.

COMMISSION OFFICES
Office Address Public Number
North Coast District 1385 8 th Street, Suite 130
Arcata, CA 95521
707-826-8950
North Central Coast District 45 Fremont Street Suite 2000
San Francisco CA 94105-2219
415-904-5260
Central Coast District 725 Front Street Suite 300
Santa Cruz CA 95060-4508
831-427-4863
South Central Coast District 89 S. California Street Suite 200
Ventura CA 93001-2801
805-585-1800
South Coast District 200 Oceangate 10th Floor
Long Beach CA 90802-4325
562-590-5071
San Diego Coast District 7575 Metropolitan Drive Ste. 103
San Diego, CA 92108-4402
619-767-2370
Headquarters Office 45 Fremont Street Suite 2000
San Francisco CA 94105-2219
415-904-5200