TOWN OF CORTE MADERA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
|PROJECT NAME: ||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS, MODIFICATION OF SECTION 18.02.090 – APPLICATION (RELATED TO THE TOWN’S ZONING ORDINANCE). |
|APPLICABILITY: ||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA|
|MEETING DATE: ||TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 |
|TIME AND PLACE: ||6:30 P.M., VIDEO CONFERENCE (SEE BELOW REGARDING HOW TO ACCESS THE MEETING)|
|SUBJECT: ||CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO INTRODUCE AND CONDUCT FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 18.02.090 (APPLICATION) OF THE CORTE MADERA MUNICIPAL CODE TO 1) MAKE THE TOWN’S ZONING ORDINANCE INAPPLICABLE TO TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY; AND 2) ADD A NEW PLANNING REVIEW PROCEDURE FOR PROJECTS ON TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY.|
|APPLICANT: ||TOWN OF CORTE MADERA|
|PROJECT CONTACT: ||ADAM WOLFF, DIRECTOR, PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT email@example.com (415) 927-5064|
On Tuesday September 1, 2020 at 6:30pm via video conference, the Corte Madera Town Council will hold a Public Hearing to review information, receive public comments, and consider introduction of a proposed Municipal Code Amendment prepared by the Town of Corte Madera.
The proposed Ordinance would amend Section 18.02.090 of the Town of Corte Madera Zoning Ordinance to: 1) Make the Town’s Zoning Ordinance inapplicable to Town-owned property; and 2) add a new planning or land use review procedure for proposed projects on Town-owned property.
The proposed ordinance is necessary in order to enable the Town Council to assert appropriate control over Town resources, balance policy interests and to allow the Town of Corte Madera Town Council to make final determinations on matters related to land use, zoning compliance, environmental review, and design. Currently, pursuant to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance (Title 18 of the Town’s Municipal Code), the Town’s Planning Commission is the decision-making body on such matters unless a project is appealed to the Town Council.
The proposed Ordinance would require that projects on Town-owned property be reviewed by the Planning Department (minor reviews) or the Planning Commission (major reviews), who would make recommendations via report to the Town Council for consideration. The Town Council would make final determinations. The same public noticing and outreach process (including public meetings) that is currently utilized by Town staff and the Planning Commission would be required.
The Planning Department recommends that the proposed municipal code amendments are not subject to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 because the proposed Municipal Code amendments only modify the administrative process by which Town projects are reviewed and therefore, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment.
HOW TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE AND PROVIDE COMMENT AT THE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 TOWN COUNCIL MEETING:
- The meeting will be held via video conference. To access the guidelines for viewing and participating in the video conference go to: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/910/Town-Council-Meetings
- You may also submit written comments prior to the public hearing by contacting the project contact (listed above).
- Staff reports are usually available by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained from the project contact (listed above).
- If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this NOTICE, or in written correspondence delivered to the Town of Corte Madera at, or prior to, the public hearing. All written responses will become part of the public record (Government Code Section 65009(b)).
I do hereby certify that the foregoing Notice of Public Hearing was duly processed according to the California Government Code and the Corte Madera Municipal Code.
Adam Wolff, Director, Planning and Building Department
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Planning Division at 415-927-5064. Notification two business days (the Friday before the meeting) prior to the meeting will enable the Town to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.