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Town of Atherton
June 23, 2021
 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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1.      ROLL CALL 

Planning Commissioners: Eric Lane, Paul Tonelli, Randy Lamb, Nancy Lerner, Perry Narancic

Staff: Stephanie B. Davis (Principal Planner), Jacob Garcia (Associate Planner), Ralph Robinson (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 –  May 26, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting.


a.  207 Atherton Avenue (APN 070-191-120) *this item was continued at the April 28, 2021 Planning Commission meeting.  Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow the location of a detached accessory building to have the same front yard setback as the main dwelling.  Atherton Municipal Code Chapters 17.15, 17.32, 17.40.

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

b.  Heritage Tree Removal Permit (HTR) – 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton (APN 070-360-100) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow for the removal of one (1) heritage Tree.  Atherton Municipal Code Chapter 8.10.

Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit.


c.  School Master Plan – 50 Valparaiso Avenue (Menlo School), Atherton (APN 070-360-070) – Request for review of the 2021 Annual Master Plan Update.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.32.050.


Recommendation: Accept the report on the 2021 Annual Master Plan Update.




7.     ADJOURN

If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.  Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final.  Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.


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

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500.  Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)