MeetingThis meeting will be held via teleconference only in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-08-21 and the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home Order (revised July 30, 2021). All votes taken during this teleconference meeting will be by roll call vote, and the vote will be publicly reported.

HOW TO VIEW THE MEETING: No physical location from which members of the public may observe the meeting and offer public comment will be provided. Please view the meeting, which will be live streamed at https://malibucity.org/video and https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting.  

HOW TO PARTICIPATE BEFORE THE MEETING: Members of the public are encouraged to submit email correspondence to
planningcommission@malibucity.org before the meeting begins. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE DURING THE MEETING: Members of the public may also speak during the meeting through the Zoom application. You must first sign up to speak before the item you would like to speak on has been called by the Mayor and then you must be present in the Zoom conference to be recognized. 

Please visit https://malibucity.org/VirtualMeeting and follow the directions for signing up to speak and downloading the Zoom application.

 
Malibu Planning Commission
Regular Meeting Agenda
(to be held during COVID-19 emergency)

Monday, August 16, 2021

6:30 PM – REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
Various Teleconference Locations
YOU MAY VIEW THIS MEETING LIVE OVER THE INTERNET AT MALIBUCITY.ORG/VIDEO
Call to Order – Chair
 
Roll Call – Recording Secretary
 
Approval of Agenda
 
Report on Posting of Agenda
 
Ceremonial/Presentations

None.

 
Written and Oral Communications from the Public
 
A.
Communications from the public concerning matters which are not on the agenda but for which the Planning Commission has subject matter jurisdiction. The Commission may not act on these matters except to refer the matters to staff or schedule the matters for a future agenda.
B.
Planning Commission and staff comments and inquiries
Consent Calendar
 
A.
Previously Discussed Items

None.

 
B.
New Items
 
1.
Approval of Minutes
Recommended Action: Approve the minutes for the June 30, 2021 Special Planning Commission meeting and the July 19, 2021 and August 2, 2021 Regular Planning Commission meetings.
Staff Contact: Planning Director Mollica, 456-2489, ext. 346
4.
Continued Public Hearings

None.

 
5.
New Public Hearings
 
A.
Zoning Text Amendment No. 21-002 – Amendment to the Malibu Municipal Code to Comply with the California State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
Recommended Action: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 21-61 recommending that the City Council approve Zoning Text Amendment No. 21-002 to add Section 17.53.100 to Malibu Municipal Code Chapter 17.53 (Landscape Water Conservation and Fire Protection) regarding compliance with the State Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance and finding the action exempt for the California Environmental Quality Act.
Staff Contact: Environmental Sustainability Analyst Shen, 456-2489, ext. 376
B.
Coastal Development Permit Amendment No. 21-001 – An application to amend Coastal Development Permit 21-027 and Temporary Use Permit No. 21-005 to include additional parking and reduce hours of operation for the 39th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Carnival
Event Location: 23575 Civic Center Way, not within the appealable coastal zone
APN: 4458-022-907
Property Owner: City of Malibu
Applicant: The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu Approved Parking
Locations: 23519 W. Civic Center Way (APN 4458-022-906)
23825 Stuart Ranch Road (APN 4458-021-901)
23805 Stuart Ranch Road (APN 4458-021-173)
3542 Coast View Drive (APN 4458-021-003)
3806 Cross Creek Road (APN 4452-011-035)
New Parking Location: 23847 Stuart Ranch Road (APN 4458-021-002)
Case Planner: Assistant Planner Thompson, 456-2489, ext. 280

Item Removed from the Agenda; Applicant Withdrew Application
C.
Wireless Permit No. 21-002, Coastal Development Permit No. 20-035, Waiver No. 21-001, Variance No. 20-023, and Site Plan Review No. 20-045 – An application for a new wireless communications facility on the rooftop of an office building, including a ground-mounted backup generator on a commercially zoned parcel
Location: 28990.5 Pacific Coast Highway, not within the appealable coastal zone
APN: 4466-019-004
Applicant: Spectrum Services for Verizon Wireless
Owner: 28990 W. Pacific Coast Highway, LLC
Case Planner: Assistant Planner Eaton, 456-2489, ext. 273
Recommended Action: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 21-63 determining the project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, and approving Wireless Permit No. 21-002 and Coastal Development Permit No. 20-035 for Verizon Wireless to install a macro wireless communications facility located on the rooftop of Building B and a ground-mounted backup generator, including Waiver No. 21-001 and Variance No. 20-023 to permit a rooftop wireless communications facility more than three feet above the roof parapet and Site Plan Review No. 20-045 to install and operate a wireless communications facility in the Commercial Neighborhood zoning district located at 28990.5 Pacific Coast Highway (Verizon Wireless).
D.
Wireless Communications Facility No. 19-021, Coastal Development Permit No. 20-001, and Site Plan Review No. 21-025 – An application for a new wireless communications facility on a freestanding pole in the public right-of-way
Location: 20703.5 Pacific Coast Highway, within the appealable coastal zone
Nearest APN: 4450-007-023
Applicant: Synergy for AT&T Mobility
Owner: California Department of Transportation
Case Planner: Assistant Planner Eaton, 456-2489, ext. 273
Recommended Action: Continue this item to the September 8, 2021 Regular Planning Commission meeting.
E.
Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue Project - Coastal Development Permit No. 14-069, Conditional Use Permit No. 16-005, Variance Nos. 14-050, 14-051 and 16-009, Site Plan Review No. 14-050, Sign Permit No. 16-006, Demolition Permit No. 18-024, Initial Study No. 18-001, and Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 18-001 – An application to remove four modular buildings and redevelop the site with a two-story classroom/ administration building with a subterranean garage and basement, construct a new temple building with a basement, and associated development
Location: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, within the appealable coastal zone
APN: 4458-032-027
Owner: Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue
Case Planner: Assistant Planning Director Fernandez, 456-2489, ext. 482
Recommended Action: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 21-55 adopting Initial Study No. 18-001 and Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 18-001 and approving Coastal Development Permit No. 14-069 and Demolition Permit No. 20-024 for the removal of four modular buildings and redevelopment of the site with a two-story, 16,410 square foot classroom/administration building with two subterranean levels; one for 28 parking spaces and the second for storage, construction of a new temple building with 2,013 square foot of above-ground floor area and a basement, redevelopment of the existing surface parking lot to improve internal circulation and parking, installation of a second onsite wastewater treatment system, and a habitat restoration program for Puerco Canyon Creek to be integrated with ongoing fuel modification activities; including Conditional Use Permit No. 16-005 for the expansion of the existing religious facility; Variance (VAR) No. 14-050 to allow for non-code compliant parking spaces, reduced number of parking spaces and parking space dimensions; VAR No. 14-051 for construction within an Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area buffer zone; VAR No. 16-009 for a retaining wall over six feet in height; Site Plan Review No. 14-050 for buildings in excess of 18 feet in height but not to exceed 28 feet for flat roofs; and Sign Permit No. 16-006 for identification and building mounted signage, located in the Institutional zoning district at 24855 Pacific Coast Highway (Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue).
F.
Coastal Development Permit No. 19-052, Variance Nos. 19-047, 19-048 and 19-060, Demolition Permit No. 20-020 and Code Violation No. 19-039 - An application for an after-the-fact replacement of an existing single-family residence due to the unpermitted demolition/replacement of exterior walls in excess of 50 percent, garage addition and associated development
Location: 25429 Malibu Road, within the appealable coastal zone
APN: 4459-014-014
Owner: The Celestial Trust
Case Planner: Assistant Planning Director Fernandez, 456-2489, ext. 482
Recommended Action: Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. 21-39 determining the project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act, and approving Coastal Development Permit No. 19-052 and Demolition Permit No. 20-020 for an after-the-fact replacement of an existing single-family residence due to the unpermitted demolition/replacement of exterior walls in excess of 50 percent, including an after-the-fact replacement of the attached garage with a new garage, rear on-grade deck extension, and associated development; including Variance (VAR) No. 19-047 for construction on slopes steeper than 2.5 to 1, VAR No. 19-048 for the reduction of the required side yard setbacks and cumulative side yard setbacks and VAR No. 19-060 from the City’s geotechnical standards for factor of safety located in the Rural Residential, Two-Acre zoning district at 25429 Malibu Road (The Celestial Trust).
6.
Old Business

None.

 
7.
New Business

None.

 
8.
Planning Commission Items

None.

 
Adjournment
 
Future Meetings

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:30 p.m. Adjourned Regular Planning Commission Meeting Location TBD
Monday, September 20, 2021 6:30 p.m. Regular Planning Commission Meeting Location TBD
Monday, October 4, 2021 6:30 p.m. Regular Planning Commission Meeting Location TBD
Monday, October 18, 2021 6:30 p.m. Regular Planning Commission Meeting Location TBD

 
Guide to Planning Commission Proceedings

As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the City is under a state of local emergency, as well as states of emergency that have been declared in the County of Los Angeles, state of California, and a federal emergency declared by the President of the United States.  In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. consistent with these emergency measures, the Planning Commission meeting will be open and public but conducted via teleconference only. This way the public, the staff, and the Commission will not be physically in the same place.

The Oral Communication portion of the agenda is for members of the public to present items which are not listed on the agenda, but are under the subject matter jurisdiction of the Planning Commission.  No action may be taken under, except to direct staff, unless the Commission, by a two-thirds vote, determines that there is a need to take immediate action and that need came to the attention of the City after the posting of the agenda.  Although no action may be taken, the Commission and staff will follow up at an appropriate time on those items needing response. Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes.

Items in Consent Calendar Section A have already been considered by the Commission at a previous meeting where the public was invited to comment, after which a decision was made.  These items are not subject to public discussion at this meeting because the vote taken at the previous meeting was final.  Resolutions concerning decisions made at previous meetings are for the purpose of memorializing the decision to assure the accuracy of the findings, the prior vote, and any conditions imposed.

Items in Consent Calendar Section B have not been discussed previously by the Commission.  If discussion is desired, an item may be removed from the Consent Calendar for individual consideration.  Commissioners may indicate a negative or abstaining vote on any individual item by so declaring prior to the vote on the motion to adopt the entire Consent Calendar.  Items excluded from the Consent Calendar will be taken up by the Commission following the action on the Consent Calendar.  The Commission first will take up the items for which public speaker requests have been submitted.  Public speakers shall follow the rules as set forth under Oral Communication.

For Public Hearings involving zoning matters, the appellant and applicant will be given 15 minutes each to present their position to the Planning Commission, including rebuttal time.  All other testimony shall follow the rules as set forth under Oral Communication.

Old Business items have appeared on previous agendas but have either been continued or tabled to this meeting with no final action having been taken.  Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes.
 
Items in New Business are items which are appearing for the first time for formal action. Each speaker is limited to three (3) minutes.

Planning Commission Items are items which individual members of the Planning Commission may bring up for action, to propose future agenda items, or to suggest future staff assignments.  No new items will be taken-up after 10:30 p.m.  Not later than 10:15 p.m. at each meeting, the Commission shall determine the disposition of its remaining agenda items. If the Commission determines that remaining agenda items must be continued to a subsequent regular meeting, the Commission shall immediately take action to schedule such meeting. Each meeting of the Planning Commission shall adjourn or be continued to a time and date certain before midnight of the night that meeting began.

Planning Commission meetings are aired live and replayed on City of Malibu Government Access Channel 3 and on the City’s website at www.malibucity.org.

Copies of the staff reports or other written documentation relating to each item listed above are available electronically from the office of the Planning Department via email request sent to psalazar@malibucity.org.

The City Hall telephone number is (310) 456-2489.  To contact City Hall using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), please call (800) 735-2929 and a California Relay Service operator will assist you.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Environmental Sustainability Director Yolanda Bundy at (310) 456-2489, ext. 229.  Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADD Title II]. 


Requests to show an audio or video presentation during a Commission meeting should be directed to Alex Montano at (310) 456-2489, ext. 227 or amontano@malibucity.org. Material must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on the meeting day.