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April 22, 2020
6:00 p.m.


This meeting is compliant with the Governors Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 4, 2020 allowing for deviation of teleconference rules required by the Brown Act. The purpose of this is to provide the safest environment for staff and the public while allowing for public participation. The meeting will be held by tele or video conferencing. The public may participate via Zoom Meeting.

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Planning Commissioners: Eric Lane, Paul Tonelli, Randy Lamb, Nancy Lerner, Perry Narancic
Staff: Stephanie B. Davis (Principal Planner), Jake Garcia (Assistant Planner), Sally Bentz Dalton (Town Arborist)

2.         PUBLIC COMMENTS (only for items, which are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES –  March 25, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting.


a)   Lot Line Re-designation- 48 Gresham Lane (APN 059-303-320)– Request for a Lot Line Re-designation to allow for re-designation of the front property line designation pursuant to Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.32 and 17.20.

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission continue this item to the June 24, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.

b)  Special Structures Permit- 147 Laurel Street (APN 061-370-320)– Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow a habitable basement under an accessory building pursuant to Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.32 and 17.40.

Recommendation: That the Planning Commission continue this item to the May 27, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.?

c)  Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration, Heritage Tree Removal Permit and Tree Protection Zone (TPZ)- 1 Edge Road (APN 061-252-010)– Request for consideration of a consider adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and approval of a Heritage Tree Removal Permit associated with the request for the removal of eight (8) heritage  trees and Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) exception associated with two (2) heritage trees to remain pursuant to Atherton Municipal Code Sections 8.10, 15.32.100, and 17.32.

Recommendation: That the planning commission adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit and Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) exception.

4-22-2020 Staff Presentation
4-22-2020 Applicant Presentation


6.         STAFF REPORTS

7.         ADJOURN

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Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision.

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