MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY OF TEMECULA PLANNING COMMISSION SEPTEMBER 20, 2006 CALL TO ORDER The City of Temecula Planning Commission convened in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, in the City Council Chambers of Temecula City Hall, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula, California. Chairman Guerriero thanked Ms. Craig for the prelude music. ALLEGIANCE Commissioner Carey led the audience in the Flag salute. ROLL CALL Present: Absent: Commissioners: Carey, Telesio, Harter, Chiniaeff, and Chairman Guerriero. None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS No public comments. CONSENT CALENDAR 1 Minutes RECOMMENDATION: 1.1 Approve the Minutes of September 6, 2006. 2 Director’s Hearing Case Update RECOMMENDATION: 2.1 Approve the Director’s Hearing Case Update for August. MOTION: Commissioner Chiniaeff moved to approve the Consent Calendar. Commissioner Harter seconded the motion and voice vote reflected unanimous approval.
PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS New Items 3 Planning Application No. PA06-0258, a proposed Municipal Code Amendment to amend the type of activities currently allowed for weekend promotional events at automobile and truck dealerships and to eliminate the sunset clause of the Master Temporary Use Permit process
Associate Planner West provided a PowerPoint Presentation, highlighting on the following: • • Background Auto Dealership Proposal.
In response to Commissioner Chiniaeff, Associate Planner West stated that the purpose of the Sunset term was to go for one year to determine the effectiveness of the program, and that since the results have been favorable staff would recommend eliminating the Sunset provision. The Planning Commission expressed concern with the removal of the Sunset provision, and noted that due to the applicant’s request for increased canopies, banners, jolly jumps, and the addition of wind flags, the Planning Commission would recommend keeping the Sunset provision for a couple of years in order to evaluate the results of the new proposed requests. In response to the Planning Commission, Director of Planning Ubnoske noted that she will apprise the City Council of the Commission’s desire. At this time, the public hearing was opened. Mr. Isaac Lizarrga, applicant, spoke in favor of proposed Amendment to the Development Code, advising that the wind flags would not be more than four per street frontage and will not exceed 37.5 square feet with a maximum height of 15-feet. Mr. Lizarrga noted that the proposed changes to weekend promotional events would allow dealerships to be more competitive. At this time, the public hearing was closed. MOTION: Commissioner Telesio moved to approve staff recommendation subject to the City Council considering keeping the Sunset provision for a period of three-years. Commissioner Chiniaeff seconded the motion and voice vote reflected unanimous approval. PC RESOLUTION NO. 06-58 A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TEMECULA RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF TEMECULA AMENDING CHAPTER 17.04 OF THE TEMECULA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW MINOR WEEKEND PROMOTIONAL EVENTS FOR AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK DEALERSHIPS” (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. PA06-0258)
COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS Commissioner Carey stated that due to construction at the corner of Ynez and Overland Road and possible danger to the public, temporary fencing should be installed. In regard to parking at BJ’s restaurant on the corner of Ynez and Overland Road, Director of Planning Ubnoske noted that more parking spaces will be opened up within the next few weeks. Director of Planning Ubnoske noted that the pillar at Hooter’s Restaurant will be repainted an off-white color. For the Planning Commission, Senior Planner Papp stated that he will speak with the City Attorney regarding amending the cell tower ordinance process to go have it go through planning review. Director of Planning Ubnoske noted that she will discuss the right-turn lane, westbound on Overland Road with the Public Works Department. PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT Ms. Ubnoske stated that the Junior Planner position will take place on Monday, September 11, 2006. Chairman Guerriero and Commissioner Chiniaeff volunteered to work on a subcommittee regarding the mall expansion. ADJOURNMENT At 6:35 p.m., Chairman Guerriero formally adjourned to October 18, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula.
___________________________ Ron Guerriero Chairman
____________________________ Debbie Ubnoske Director of Planning