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City of Santa Barbara 


STAFF HEARING OFFICER 
AGENDA 
DECEMBER 16, 2020 
9:00 A.M. STAFF: 
This Meeting Will Be Conducted Electronically Susan Reardon, Staff Hearing Officer/Senior Planner 
As Described Below Mary Ternovskaya, Commission Secretary 





IN ORDER TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PRIORITIZE THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH AND WELL- 
BEING, THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ISSUED EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20, WHICH 
ALLOWS THE STAFF HEARING OFFICER TO HOLD MEETINGS VIA TELECONFERENCES OR OTHER 
ELECTRONIC MEETING FORMAT WHILE STILL MEETING THE STATE’S OPEN AND PUBLIC MEETING 
REQUIREMENTS. AS A PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTION, THE DAVID GEBHARD PUBLIC 
MEETING ROOM WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THE STAFF HEARING OFFICER MAY 
PARTICIPATE ELECTRONICALLY. THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES AND 
WELCOMES PUBLIC PARTICIPATION DURING THIS TIME. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS AVAILABLE 
THROUGH THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS: 


TELEVISION COVERAGE: This meeting will be broadcast live on City TV-Channel 18 and online at 


SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityTV. See SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CityT VProgramGuide for a rebroadcast schedule. An 
archived video of this meeting will be available at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHOVideos, 


ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION: Join Meeting Electronically at: 
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You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is 
recommended. You can also select the option to use your telephone, but you must use the Go To Webinar 
software to interact with the meeting. Select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar and call in using the 
numbers below: 

+1 (631) 992-3221 

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Oral comments during a meeting may be made by electronic participation only. 


WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comments may also be_ submitted via email to 
SHOSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov prior to the beginning of the SHO Meeting. All public comments submitted 
via email will be provided to the SHO and will become part of the public record. If you have any questions please 
contact the SHO Secretary at SHOSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or 805.564.5470, extension 3308. You may 
also submit written correspondence via US Postal Service (USPS); addressed to SHO Secretary, PO Box 1990, 
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. However, please be advised, correspondence sent via USPS may not be 
received in time to process prior to the meeting and email submissions are highly encouraged. 


PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment on matters not listed on the agenda will occur at the beginning of the 
meeting. Members of the public wishing to speak must “raise their hand” in the GoToWebinar platform by 


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selecting the virtual hand icon, which is generally located on most devices in the upper right hand corner of the 
screen. When persons are called on to speak, their microphone will be activated and they will be notified to 
begin speaking. Each speaker will be given a total of 2 minutes to address the SHO. Pooling of time is not 
allowed during general public comment. The time allotted for general public comment at the beginning of the 
meeting is 30 minutes. The SHO, upon majority vote, may decline to hear a speaker on the grounds that the 
subject matter is beyond the SHO’s subject matter jurisdiction. 


PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS: Members of the public wishing to speak on this matter must 
“raise their hand” in the GoToWebinar platform by selecting the virtual hand icon during the presentation of that 
item. The “raise hand” icon is generally located on most devices in the upper right hand corner of the screen. 
When persons are called on to speak, their microphone will be activated and they will be notified to begin 
speaking. Each speaker will be given a total of 2 minutes to address the Council. Pooling of time is not permitted 
during meetings conducted electronically. 


If you want to be listed as an interested party on an item you have the following options available to submit a 
request: 1. Submit an e-mail request to SHOSecretary@SantaBarbaraCA.gov, 2. Call the SHO Secretary at (805) 564- 
5470, ext. 3308, or 3. Submit a written request via US Postal Service (USPS); addressed to SFDB Secretary, PO 
Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990. You will need to provide your Name, Email Address, Mailing 
Address, and the project number (PLN) you want to be added to. 


AGENDAS, MINUTES, REPORTS, & PUBLIC RECORD WRITINGS: Documents relating to agenda items are 
available for review online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHO. You may contact City Planning staff at (805) 564-5578 
for general questions about the status of a case. 


PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE: The order of presentation after the Staff Hearing Officer introduces an item 
is as follows: 1. Staff Presentation (3 minutes)*; 2. Applicant Presentation (5 minutes)*; 3. Public Hearing’; 4. 
Additional response by Applicant/Staff (5 minutes)*; 5. Staff Hearing Officer questions and comments; 6. Staff 
Hearing Officer consideration of Findings and Conditions of Approval; and 7. Action taken by the Staff Hearing 
Officer. * Time may be extended or limited by the Staff Hearing Officer. 


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If you need services or staff assistance to attend or participate in this 
meeting, please contact the SHO Secretary at (805) 564-5470, extension 3308. If possible, notification at least 
48 hours prior to the meeting will usually enable the City to make reasonable arrangements. Specialized 
services, such as sign language interpretation or documents in Braille, may require additional lead time to 
arrange. 


APPEALS: Decisions of the SHO may be appealed to the Planning Commission. In order to promote social 
distancing and protect the health and wellbeing of the public, Community Development will no longer be 
accepting appeals over the counter. For further information and guidelines on how to appeal a decision to the 
Planning Commission, please contact the Planning staff at (805) 564-5578 as soon as possible. Appeals and 
associated fee must be submitted in writing, via email to PlaanningCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov and by 
first class mail postage prepaid within 10 calendar days of the meeting that the SHO took action or 
rendered a decision. Appeals and associated fee post marked after the 10" calendar day will not be 
accepted. 


NOTE TO INTERESTED PARTIES: Only those persons who participate through public comment either orally or 
in writing on an item on this Agenda have standing to appeal the decision. Grounds for appeal are limited to 
those issues raised either orally or in written correspondence delivered to the review body at, or prior to, the 
public hearing. 


NOTICE: On Thursday, December 10, 2020 this Agenda was posted on the outdoor bulletin board at the 
Community Development Department, 630 Garden Street and online at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/SHO. 
NOTICE OF LINKED DIGITAL PLANS 


Hyperlinks to project plans are provided in the agenda. If the project plan is available, you will see the address 
in the agenda displayed as a blue underlined text. To view the project plans, simply click on the blue underlined 
address. 


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I. PRELIMINARY MATTERS 


A. 


B. 


G. 


Requests for continuances, withdrawals, postponements, or addition of ex-agenda items. 
Announcements and appeals. 


1. Announcement of Staff Hearing Officer decision on a Coastal Development Permit for 
a project at 246 Palisades Drive (PLN2020-00402). 


The project consists of a proposal to convert the existing 407-square-foot, two-car 
garage to a detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) pursuant to California 
Government Code §65852.2. No parking is required for the ADU. Two tandem 
uncovered parking spaces in the existing driveway are proposed to serve the existing 
primary residence. Approval of an “as-built” driveway gate is also requested. The 
existing 1,215-square-foot one-story residence is proposed to remain. The 6,075- 
square-foot parcel is zoned E-3/S-D-3 (One-Family Residence/Coastal Overlay) and 
is located in the Non-Appealable Jurisdiction of the Coastal Zone. A Coastal 
Development Permit is required because the new ADU is detached from the main 
residence. The discretionary application required for this project is a Coastal 
Development Permit (CDP2020-00020) to allow the proposed development in the 
Non-Appealable Jurisdiction of the City’s Coastal Zone (SBMC §28.44.060). 


Comments from members of the public pertaining to items not on this agenda. Due to 
time constraints, each person is limited to two minutes. 


ll. PROJECTS 


A. 


APPLICATION OF GEBRAN ESBER, 1236 W MICHELTORENA STREET, APN 041- 
101-009, RS-6 (SINGLE UNIT RESIDENTIAL) ZONE, GENERAL PLAN 


DESIGNATION: LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (PLN2020-00436) 


The 14,166 square-foot site is currently developed with a 1,106 square foot, 3-story single 
family residence with an attached 457 square foot 2-car garage. The proposed project 
involves a proposal to abate violations in ENF2018-00963, including permitting an as- 
built sunroom, garage door, kitchen bay window, and interior alterations. The project 
includes demolition of an as-built gas fireplace, removal of as-built exterior stairs at the 
north and west sides of the residence, and removal of an as-built skylight at the second 
floor den. The project also includes a second floor bedroom addition and a first floor 
addition to the kitchen area. The project site is located in the Hillside Design District with 
an average slope of 70%. The proposed total of 1,936 square feet of development is 46% 
of the maximum guideline floor to lot area ratio (FAR). 





The discretionary application under the jurisdiction of the Staff Hearing Officer required 
for this project is an Interior Setback Modification to allow for the as-built sunroom and 
cantilevered deck to encroach into the northern interior setback. (SBMC §30.20.030 and 
SBMC §30.250.030.B). 


The Environmental Analyst has determined that the project is exempt from further 
environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines 
Section 15301 — Existing Facilities. 


Case Planner: Ted Hamilton, Assistant Planner 
Email: THamilton@SantaBarbaraCA.gov Phone: (805) 564-5470, ext. 5541 


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APPLICATION OF MARK MORANDO, APPLICANT FOR FRANCISCO VASQUEZ, 
217_VOLUNTARIO STREET, APN _ 017-260-016, R-M ZONE (MULTI UNIT 
RESIDENTIAL) ZONE, GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION: MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY 


RESIDENTIAL (PLN2020-00436) 


The project consists of a proposal for a new multi-family development using the Average 
Unit Density Incentive Program (AUD). The project will include the demolition of an 
existing 691 square foot one story dwelling unit, 421 square foot detached garage, and 
85 square foot shed, and the construction of a 2,204 square foot two-story duplex and a 
2,854 square foot two-story triplex. An existing 1,072 square foot (3-bedroom) dwelling 
unit is proposed to remain unchanged. The proposed unit mix will include one 3-bedroom 
unit, four 2-bedroom units and one 1-bedroom unit. The project will result in six dwelling 
units totaling 6,145 square feet, with an average unit size of 1,024 square feet. The 
proposed density on this 12,500 square foot parcel will be 21 dwelling units per acre on 
a parcel with a General Plan land use designation of Medium-High Density Residential, 
15-27 dwelling units per acre. There will be a total of five parking spaces provided in 
attached garages totaling 1,088 square feet, and one uncovered space. Two fruit trees 
will be removed and new landscape, hardscape, fencing, and trash enclosure is 
proposed. Grading will consist of 140 cubic yards of excavation and 25 cubic yards of fill. 
This project will address violations identified in Zoning Information Report ZIR2015- 
00485. 


The discretionary application under the jurisdiction of the Staff Hearing Officer required 
for this project is an Open Yard Modification to allow for open yard area that does not 
meet the minimum size requirements or standards and location requirements for single 
residential units (SBMC §30.140.140 and SBMC §30.250.030.B). 


Case Planner: Kelly Brodison, Associate Planner 
Email: KBrodison@SantaBarbaraCA.gov Phone: (805) 564-5470, ext. 4531 


ADJOURNMENT