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Guest Speaker Michael Powers Consultant personal background overviewot agency QBCAG Overview of Complex project Regional Growth Forecast Components Results Challenges What is a region STARS Reading regions are a state of mind but there are 6 regional categories understanding a matter of place regions have fuzzy edges help us define and understand thingsgt very important even tho we dont prac it that much distinguishing regions from one another l ecosystem sometimes hard to de ne boundary yellowstone political decision of estb a national park imp be its the very first national park political boundaries with ecosystem surrounding it how to manage animals 2 the regional authority de ned by law or policy or some political decision made to estb this boundary TVA llap area going to be redeveloped purpose was to generate energy from dams restoration protection of floods multipurpose political entity has political boundaries with a little bit of watershed thrown in for the hell of it regional entities have been estb by law but they dont have authority of the same places ex lTA Air Quality Control District Coastal Commission 3 the vernacular region vernacular designs that fit into the natural situation ex culture 82 architecture Midwest hard to de ne what states are included in the Midwest Region physical and cultural region and how they interact 4 bioregions and watersheds bioregions smaller region than watersheds ex Appalachian l lighlandsn Boreal Forest Arctic Rocky ltns CA Coastetc can be on a big scale continent or small scale topography ppl appreciate bioregions more be can relate to a smaller region watersheds 5 cultural areas ethnic regions 8zhomelands map with a cross called the Bible Belt indicator known that it is in the South 6 nodes of global exchange been with us ever since the Columbian Exchange U942 when trade routes were used can exchange diseases crops goodsetc globalization of the world in terms of trade Sixth Extinction book thru globalization we now have a post pangia exchange of so much stuff that we are all the same ex relationship of keg cities and how theg exchange certain things ex Bag Area is made up of 4 subregions North East and South Bag and the peninsula Coastal Act as an ex of regional planning lpowerpoint air land and water interface Wrightsville Beach NC got a natural process lex season Oxnard Shores was subdivided in to beach lots in the 50s lO years later ventura countg built a harbor and a break water to prevent surges lost sand drift then houses were really close to houses Need For state and local collab planning home rule local authority to regulate land use control vs state role giving state control History of coastal act big battle called the failure gears legislation trging to be introduced to state legislature to do something about protecting the coastline compromise on the bill sgmbol of the pelican pelican be of DDT couldn39t reproduce Purpose of the Coastal Commission temporarg bill that was suppose to last 4 gears must prepare a plan for the entire coastline of CA and has to be completed bg a certain date hurrg bc evergone is going to trg tojump in and develop belore plan is set up regulatorg sgstem divided state into regional commission took control of coastal zone and evergone was shut out all files go to coastal commission for review general attitude going to approve development and then blame Coastal Commission for not allowing dev see slideshow to see how the counties were divided up into coastal commissions planning area larea to protect watershed and regulatorg area lstrict regulation for dev close to shore Coastal Act of 1976 State Law CA Coastal Act of I976 set up a CA Coastal Mgmt Drogram created a Coastal Commission lstate wide and regional partnered the CA Costal Commission with local gov to come up with a grand design to protect the coastline everg local gov needs to come up with a LCD lwill talk about later in the course bottom up approach instead of top down which is states to cities Coastal Act Policies public Access recreation marine env coastal env dev port and industrial dev Public Access ensure access for the people to the coast Maximum of public access to the beach posted Recreation for all ang uses in the coastal zone has to be coastal dependent no gas station next 0 the beach safetg and propertg rights vertical access access from front of the beach horizontal access along the coast itself safetgzjust bc gou have the right 0 access it does not mean gou can trash it protect resources get more into later low moderate income housing facilities idea that evergone should be able 0 enjog living along the coast gt need affordable housing but got 00 expensive over the gears Recreation and Visitor Serving Facilities Drioritg Use of Coast lex coastal dependent like a nuclear plant hotel restaurant boating brings in a lot of monegl fisherman also need the coast Marine Env protect wetlands restrict dredging protect shoreline and beaches from erosion how do you protect resources from over use Coastal Env protect coastal lands limit urban expansion into farmlands buffer zones btwn citg and farmland protect coastal timberlands Development new dev into serviced areas not allowed to dev outside of where gou have gour services high prioritgz coastal dependent public use explained above minimize risks hazardous industrg or Location protect visual qualitg lpublics rights to enjog the view Venice article not an incorp citg incorp within the citg limits of LA venice is part of coastal region for la ppl of venice want to get more control over their coastal planning decisions instead of letting LA have control over their place read lo eee lhe dgnamie naiure of lhe eoaelal aei and how eoaeial polieiee are implemenled Reading For Fulton ehanged some pages from egllabueeehedule when alllting aboui regional planning in CA 4 eiiiee have regional planning powere BCDC eelb lo proieel lhe SF Bag regulaie land use around ihe SF Bag grandaddg of regional planning eommi eee Coaeial Commieeion TRDA Tahoe Regional planning Ageneg bfwn NV and CA DELTA power lo prepare a plan bul nol for land use CC tool kit video of PBS of Miami coastline the min an idea comes up have to think about mitigati dont know all the boxes but an appreciation of each step and an example understanding the process itself is the most important each city has their own snake Planning Staff is composed of citizens Planning Commission watches over the staff The Snake 1 add to rst stepgt Do Diligence know easements and dead bodies and etc find out about quotland minesquot before doing something to it full cost vs flat cost recovery however much time a planning commissioner spends on the project full cost the developer gets billed in full lGoleta rule flat cost flat rate billed to developer 88 rule 2 Application review application formally reviewed shows what you need lex traffic study tree study archaeological study need a story with package too in CA have 30 days to find out if app is approved or not new app review staff meeting every week planning staff would go over apps staff visits project location 3 Environmental Review 4 Report and Action Where Planning Commission meetings and public hearing occurs public hearing to get citizen input on the project and find out things you wouldn39t know otherwise may end up not going through with project or changing it look at staff report describes project and gets into the issues results of CEQA analysis findings most important is if the plan consistent with the general plan zoning ordinance etc planning commission site visit dev provide info about the project and not to sell it neighbors lobbying or protesting w quot quotquot39DiFl nEg JIi39Eiquot au 7 7Ei5 ma asRuuIquotnaF wquot w39w 4 ow up at the hearing 5 Final design and plan check building division for building permits highlighted on snake visual lots of fees impact buildings around such as schools 6 Construction going on parallel with final design and plan check when there are mitigation measures related to the project they hold a pre construction meeting construction workers there sub construction worker various dept like building inspector and mitigation monitors 93 makes sure the contractor is qualified to do thejob talk with project team to make sure they understand all the measures they need to do ex dust control where to put machinery building code requires checks at various stages of the project ex floor electrical water etc mandates from state that are unfunded but required 7 Post Construction Planning Commission Hearing Assignment Criteria Sole Job of Planning Commissioner four levels 8 elements for effective hearing commission 4cardinal sins not bringing things to a vote commission waste peoples time OPR planning commission book section about quotAn important lesson be preparedquot Recipe for an effective planning commission critique website can you feel the difference from being there in person vs on tv will you be able to identify whose talking on tv PROJ ECT REVIEW PROCESS 1 2f zLtcAno Do VIUGENCEE 2 APPLICATION RE VIEW NREE 2 lnlormal 5 Conucxwitand P39 R quot quot Ptnn Subrntnal P 39 Pquot N p 9A Ruponso lrornl M Cash at d C0 Fyoposu Mada fsvquotI09monl 39 n 3939 quot CW Comt7PRC rp one kg to Pmmm Awalsctgirm Dmnmtmq W83 v 7 mic EVEN setImcuo1tmtoI39El 2quot quot seam gc rgd39quot WVW33 30 R1 N R jquot quot ABFUHLC M Sito39 Vgitlnm Written cmEk wsyuacs Izoume MID ggmsmu cmm I IRE HNCNTIN lN39l39M t l39DW quotquot c39 mEE 1 avenue Pttmmta count 3 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 4 REPORTamp ACTION K HOUIO upoticauor Dotormmo 539 E Stat L EV t 39quotL 0 Pquotr3 To 1 ts Li quot quot 39 H37w new 1 1 T 7 no 0 quotquotquotquotquot quotY Conoctiom A M Su Sm W16 sAl1gan I lq m gUb muu L 1 pm A tcauon 2 rnpfole 5 FINAL DESIG PLAN CHECK Ct39tyArtornoy Plunnno panm C I A N Othomgency D3 quotRNquot ra39 n quot 39 aquotsquot com em gt f quotquot quotquot 39 H M mew t39quot39tat I I I Q LAFCO De an Renew Moa c m Donut Eoa Coastal 3 Final Heamq om Commtaston APDf0V DJ 1 39 39 Final womng Drawtnq T Prepared for c ndtions submmatto I uqiation D UC Monttonnq Findwor 39 Dr 39 m n f fquot jfn 39quot 39quot c39 quot39 39t quot quot quotquot 5 quotquot co m 1 l I Trmsoonaoonat Public Works Parkmo Dwon tnsoecmn 8IdoIFiro Code Baud omppeal Dion 0 gmdtos 41 3 Engineering I Cross Ion Control I Environmentnl Centre 1 6 cousmucnon L zsumood u 393 RIVISIDHS IO Canthcmg tgatfcg Pmnut Issued Pquotcg39 n3 quot Construction L AD uobrnog 1quot Intat Insoocuony t ogmcy L 1 1 In 39 Cguitgg jlullty war Ravtsaons to M am pm 1 Approved Hum stamps mm PmsAppmvad 39 39 39quot39d Bonds hold or chased Zoning Enforcement Btonntll Flvolllla Solar Inc octtout4 ro Zon ln9ctm39 t Ion Ropotu Code Entorcemanl Bldg Fin 7 POST CONSTRUCTION I City of Arcata Planned Development Permit Irrocess Preapplication meeting Planning Building Public Works Env Services and Fire Departmentstaff give inputon 39tFie pro39ect code requirements CEQA requirements and application materials H Applicant contacts staff for land use information and determination of feasibility Egt Referral is sent to other City departments Staff reviews application for and Agencies with jurisdiction or relevant concerns for comments and requirements initial Study if necessary H completeness including review of the Preliminary Design Review Meeting Design Review Commission gives initial comments 1 Application is submitted 0 See attachment quotAquot Wetlands and Creeks Parks and Recreation Input and Recommendations from Committees Chen Space Ag ricultural Advisory if necessary staff holds an interdepartmental review meeting Historic Landmarks Transportation Safety V J necessary if this has not already been decided Determination of what type of environmental document is city staff and Committee comments are forwarded to the applicant i Environmental impact I Negative Declaration 1 Lconsultant is hired i 39 K Staff works with the applicant and the EIR Adm39quot 5Va Ve consultant if necessary to make sure that all 39deTltlfY necessary Draft Em comments are addressed either through project mitl98ti0n changes additional studies additional V information mitigation measures or conditions of Staff Review of approvaquot Admin Draft B 39 Draft Mitigated Environmental Document is circulated Negative Dm EIR o Document goes to relevant local agencies lt Declaration City departments and the state clearinghouse see gure 42page 77 of the CEQA Deskbook attachment Bquot The public is noticed of the document review period t Staff works with the applicant and the EIR consultant R if necessary to make sure that all comments are addressed either through project changes additional studies additional information mitigation measures or conditions of approval Final EIR is prepared Mitigated Negative Declaration is completed H Public Hearing is noticed H 1 Staff Report I and the project along with draft ndings and conditions of approval Staff summarizes the project and issues that have arisen Also gives a recommendation on the environmental document Distributed to Commission members City staff the applicant agencies that have commented and those who request it v Planning Commission City Council Design Review Commission 12l20Weeks L Tlmellnes are based on completeapsslltzatlon submittaals and timely response to requests for additional lnfonnallon p o Revlewmaybeleclumaddeperlc ng onlhe complexity and location ofproleal whlch adds aminimum39of4 weakslaothe o If an EIR is required pmieol timellnes will be substantially Increased 83quot Ducl1iml1t Va I Le gislatl39ve39 Decision Rezone Annexation GP I Nf etc SS39quot2 39 39 quot33 1quot 5g39qrgtvgtglt qj Od Z V 53 gt r c39vilw Pl39m cs 39 Initial 3tudy 9 to 1 U amp z o 8 2 3 lt 39vlt139lt f f 2 FE39 L ampi amp39 l DRAFT City of Napa Planning Division Discretionary Review Process Projects Requiring Planning Comrnission andor City Council Approval First Contact Basic regulatory information and process requirements Transmitted to applicant Application handoutslbrochuresl checklistsguidelines provided as needed PreApplication process and schedule discussed 7 Submittal lnadeguate Staff rejects at counter and advises applicant of required submittal materials that will be needed for acceptance PreAppicalion or Formal Application Submitted at CDD Counter Counter staff conducts preliminary review for basic submittal requirements project file opened and given to Sr Planner File Closed E If no further action by applicant win reasonable time no cahon i sent and file closed partial refund issued Application Incomplete Notification letter sent to applicant win 30 days of submittal date describing materials needed for complete application gt Courtesy Pre Application Meetinq Department representatives attend Plng Eng maybe others No charge for one meeting N otify applicant Initial CDD ff Review Application preliminarily reviewed by CDD staff at Friday meeting to determine completeness and major issues Planner assigned Apt cation Complete I IDR Referral Application referred to Departments amp Agencies for g No Further Contact 3 Applicant E decides not to E file an application IDRApplicant Meeting Optional At the request of the F project review and applicant or staff a identification of issues and Subse Uent meeiin with requirements written DR q 9 response Applicant Response to Sgff Comments L W A Applicant Revises No Changes to the Application Application either or Staff environmental and project review analysis and recommendation V Hearing Process Begins Note This owchart and the time frames shown do not apply to projects that require the preparation of an EIR This flow chart and the time frames shown may be altered in the event of an appeal by the applicant or others CVocuments and SettingscaedL0cal SettirigsTemp0rary Internet F ilesC0itent IE57ALQ5F80Fl0wchartReviewPr0cesswithchanges2 I d0c email UCSB l35B and subject De nition of Sus S E8 N94 F7 env equity economy natural step 7 generations Scale Reading from Bartusca reading Readings Fulton Chap 18 23 24 23 tsunamis tires earthquakes 24 skim pop trends from before problem of scale Randolph 2012 th ink about idea of visioning quotold wine in a new bottlequot Wheeler 2013 intluence and results Santa Monica look at table avoidance and mitigation can be part of category of tool kit chap 6 tools for sus planning chap 7 CC talks about scale international national regional local state neighborhood and site mitigation is reducing emissions adaptation is living with change tools for sus planning section Visioning subletting best practices standards and benchmarkers sus seattle be of the people indicators for sus comm table lex animals carbon calc birth weight how to become an env planner association of collegiate schools of planning lists accredited programs in US and Canada AM Planning Assoc join apa as a student rates are cheap Start tool kit now 5 folders 1 as miscellaneous Randolph Chap 3 ppt Planning and the Vision thing think about process and idea of visioning decision grid from Craven 4 diff options in dealing with 00 Land use and 00 our sprawling patterns of land use have created an automobile and petroleum culture that is major source of GHG emissions mitigate and adapt Land use and env protection 2 how we use and dont use the land evergthing boils down to land use some headings are the same as in readings hint as to how to categorize tool kit Env Innovative Drac in Env Land Use Planning FUTURE General Plan Analysis Assignment due May 6 know the role of the general plan lesp of CA review chap 6 of fulton general plan lecture slides dont read the whole thing get a feel for it CA gov Of ce of planning and Research purelg reference not going to be tested on Example of state of the art plans use set of plans as reference and readings to see if general plan could be better if it were to be redone go to website of citg or countrg and find general plan on the website if not successful then go to google might have a problem downloading analgsis map look at monitoring report too analgzie 2 elements in detai I need land use element or comm dev 82 2 whatever gour interested in ex housing find an implementation program for general plan sometimes have a chart showing which dept is responsible for that element More readings Godschalf 20l2 Sus Places Role of Comp Plan pg l20 5768 chap 7 action element driver to implement plan monitoring the plan is verg imp indicators benchmarllts targets snapshot of how sus a comm is also how implementing the gen plan Kaiser and Godschalk ll995 tree visual representation of the evolution of the gen plan in the U9 rngrnt hgbrid plans brought the best of each and put them together comparison of plan tgpes table PLATO part 4 common sense adequacg questions that help to see how successful general plan is ldont have to use all of them the ones most relevant to what gou are trging to do Baer Chart pggtgt8 picllt 2 that mag work for gou starts with adequacg of context Fulton Chap 6 pg I39 test for adequate general plan dont answer them all April 8 readings visit SPK Chap 596 regional planning Coastal Act Stars Guest Speaker Dianne Meester Black Countg of Santa Barbara assistant planning director this presentation will not be on midterm quoturbanizationquot film will be on 2nd midterm Powerpoint quotCoastal Policies Local Coastal Programs LCP Local Plans Zoning Regsquot LCD program 82 a plan local gov required to have one Heart of the Coastal Act is the LCD lCl939s Addressing land use conflicts where gou get gour grant moneg Major Steps in lCl9 process over 92 of CA has gone through LCD process Certification ofLClO39s 82 Zoning Regs lreturn of local land use control Ex coastal zoning ordinance for Oxnard mobile home parks mobile home parks mostlg retirees long term plan was to convert it to high densitg coastal projects established a mobile home park coastal ordinance to allow affordable housing in a coastal zone quotquotquotRemember that gou adopt general plans but certify LCP39squotquotquot Monitoring Implementation of CA Coastal Act ln l99l review under Section 309 of the Federal Coastal Zone Mgmt Act identi ed quotCumulative lmpactsquot quotWetlandsquot and quotCoastal Hazardsquot as major issue areas most in need of improvement in CA39s Coastal Mgmt plan in l992 the CCC adopted a strategg to implement required periodic review leverg 5 gears of certi ed local coastal programs from compliance with Coastal Act policies lChap 3 the Coastal Commission initiated a regional method of oversight to improve the assessment of Cumulative lmpacts generated continued coastal development and called it the Regional Cumulative Assessment Project lReCAP started in Santa Cruz then Santa lVlonica Malibu and SLO lpicked for political reasons Montereg and Santa Cruz successful effort biodiversitg is substantial SLO ReCAP periodic review final coastal commission recommendations 2l recommendations to improve procedural aspects of LCD implementation l44 recommended corrective actions in ll coastal resource areas issue areas new dev 82 public service agricultural resources coastal hazards etc Future of Coastal CA global warming citg of Ventura is verg vulnerable to sea level rise public access and recreation adequate space for our population competing for other coastal dependent uses protecting natural resources protecting historical resources fort brag and mendecino planning institutions matter zacharg smith quotwe often understand what the best short and long term solutions to env probs are get the task of implementing these solutions is either left undone or is completed too latequot Review for midterm change page numbers from randolph l20l2 how to become an env planner a CA Gov Office of Planning and Research OUR l urban strategg for CA document talked about the priorities in the beginning 2 update of review draft been 35 gears since first doc skim focus on quotlooking to the futurequot lcompare this to 3 priorities Citg of 90 General Plan look at table Godschalk pg l20 comprehensive plan lmarin countg pg 5768 implementation component Wheeler l20l3 planning process over all Santa Monica Kaiser and Godschalk Criteria for General Plan Analysis integrate this into the general plan write up PLATO common sense adequacg table in the back Fulton chap 6 table Guest Speaker Mike Powerszno figures or statistics Stars regions Venice article prob not going to ask a question on it Guest Speaker Jan process of self The Snake the planning commissioner39s book and Solnif source of criteria to include in planning analysis Midterm is 225p rs total Guest Speaker J ett Lambert Communitg development Director Citg of Ventura presentation will be posted on GauchoSpace New Agenda for today on Gauchospace Readings Fulton and Shigleg Chap 7 ll62I68 Crawford Paul Intro and Ventura Case Study What are form based codes watch video bg Bill Spikowski rst 59 mins is about codes on the East Coast traditional zoning us form based codes Good Example of a form based code is City of Livermore Development Code get a feel for what39s in it dont memorize Downtown Ventura Plan state of the art Form based codes Presentation understand dynamic btwn buildings and public domain compare and contrast to where you grew up benetits what is a transect treating diff parts of gour citg organize zoning to reflect situation highest densitg to lowest densitg T6 diff than dealing with resource areas Speci c Zones neighborhood mixed use Tl natural T2 rural T3 neighborhood ladjacent to dt T4 neighborhood ldt T5 urban center T6 urban core Planning Commission Meeting Due May 20 Morning session or afternoon see enough to write a report Make sure its a planning meeting not a rewards ceremony try to get access to the staffing report for moreinformation dontyjust paste agenda on assignment give a description about the project talk about how the staff handled the report how did planning commission handle agenda provided how did an applicant or citizen handle themselves any support staff Tool Kit Project a should be collecting information no analysis otherthan quality of data collecting can include studies newspaper articles throw current newspaper articles into a folder g Prof Wack will put articles on Gauchogpace but cant use them in your tool kit last midterm question is how are you doing on your tool kit project about 30 points how have you organized your data in terms of folders table of contents with chapters each chapter is a folder name of folder chapter name turning in a copy in class and on Gauchospace Spiffy cover annotated table of contents write up examples will be posted examples of things turning in 57 pages i if really care about something on the internet make it a pdf Guest Speaker Chris Stephens County of Ventura Planners Toolkit GP Zoning ordinance CEQA quotSoiI without water is just dirtquot Ventura has lots of groundwater which seeps into the soil and makes the top soil fertile Whats the plan did studies to forecast how much growth pop will grow today 830000 people How can we save it Greenbelt Agreements btwn county and cities that cities would not annex addition property county promised not to dev it as urban land 7 greenbelts exist in Ventura County Land Conservation Program county agrees to reduced a property tax and the property owner agrees to continue farming Guidelines for orderly development urban dev should only exist within incorporated cities unincorporated parts should be left for rural and ag very strict guidelines on what meets an quoturbanquot detinition Ventura Tomorrow Plan cities and counties got together and used the same strategies lwater pop etc Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee every proposal goes through this commission Right to Farm p farmers are shielded from complaints as long as they use good farming practices requires mandatory disclosure to folks moving into a nearby property SOAR Measures two forms county a vote is required for proposed general plan land use changes in Ag or Open Space area cities a vote is required for proposed developmentannexations outside of estb urban limit lines Challenges Ahead Wafer FarmworkersFarmworker Housing Land Conservation Act Ag Urban Interface The evolution of Agriculture