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PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California
www.palmspringsca.gov

AGENDA
Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, this meeting may be conducted by teleconference and there will be no in-person public access to the meeting location.
  • Submit your public comment to the Planning Commission electronically. Material may be emailed to:  planning@palmspringsca.gov.  Transmittal prior to the start of the meeting is required. Any correspondence received during or after the meeting will be distributed to the Planning Commission and retained for the official record.
  • You may provide telephonic comments by calling Planning Services at (760) 323-8245 by no later than 5:30 p.m. to be added to the public comment queue. At the appropriate time, a staff member will call you so that you may provide your public testimony to the Planning Commission.
  • View the Planning Commission meeting live at the City’s website www.palmspringsca.gov/pstv, YouTube, or Channel 17 (Spectrum).
Wednesday
June 10, 2020 
 
             
5:30 PM Regular Meeting


Kathy Weremiuk, Chair
Peter Moruzzi, Vice Chair
Doug Donenfeld
Charlie Ervin
Michael Hirschbein
Paul Lewin
Maria Song

Staff Liaisons:
Flinn Fagg, AICP, Director of Planning Services
Jim Priest, Attorney

Terri Hintz, Administrative Coordinator
Rick Minjares, Engineering Associate
David Newell, AICP, Principal Planner

Pursuant to the Government Code Section 54957.5(b)(2) the designated office for inspection of public records in connection with the meeting is the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. Complete Agenda Packets are available for public inspection at: City Hall, Office of the City Clerk. Agenda and staff reports are available on the City’s website: www.palmspringsca.gov. If you would like additional information on any item appearing on this agenda, please contact the Planning Department at (760) 323-8245. 
 
It is the intention of the City of Palm Springs to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. If, as an attendee or a participant at this meeting, or in meetings on a regular basis, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner. Please contact the Planning Department, (760) 323-8245, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, to inform us of your particular needs and to determine if accommodation is feasible.

Planning Commission regular meetings are webcast live on the City's website: www.palmspringsca.gov and PSCTV Channel 17. Meetings are re-broadcast (following the meeting) on Wednesday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm.
 
             
CALL TO ORDER:
 
ROLL CALL:
 
REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA: Agenda available for public access at the City Hall exterior bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Services counter by 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
 
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA: The Planning Commission will discuss the order of the agenda, may amend the order, note abstentions and request Consent Calendar items be removed from the consent calendar for discussion.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT: This time has been set aside for members of the public to address the Planning Commission on Consent Calendar and other agenda items; and items of general interest within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission. Please note that the Planning Commission is prohibited from taking action on items not listed on the posted agenda. Three (3) minutes is allowed for each speaker. Testimony for Public Hearings maybe offered at this time or at the time of the hearing.   
 
1.   CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following routine matters may be acted upon by one motion. Individual items may be removed by the Commission for separate discussion at this time.
 
A.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  MAY 13, 2020 Click to View
 
2.   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
 
A.   VERIZON WIRELESS ON BEHALF OF DOUGLAS JONES AND TERRENCE JONES FOR AN AMENDMENT TO A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR AN EXISTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITY TO MODIFY THE APPROVED DESIGN (FAN PALM) TO A DATE PALM DESIGN FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2101 SAHARA ROAD, ZONE P, SECTION 1 (CASE NO. 5.1314 CUP AMND).   (DN)
RECOMMENDATION: 
To deny.
 
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B.   CITY OF PALM SPRINGS TO AMEND THE PALM SPRINGS ZONING CODE TO ESTABLISH A FOOD DESERT OVERLAY ZONE.  THE PURPOSE OF THE OVERLAY ZONE IS TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF GROCERY STORES IN UNDERSERVED AREAS SO AS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTHY AND AFFORDABLE FOOD (CASE 5.1507 ZTA).  (FF)   
RECOMMENDATION:  Recommend approval to City Council.
 
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3.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  NONE
 
4.   NEW BUSINESS:  NONE
 
5.   GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
 
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS: Brief general comments and/or other issues of concern from members of the Planning Commission.
 
CITY COUNCIL LIAISON REPORT:
 
PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Update the Planning Commission on important items.
 
ADJOURNMENT: The Planning Commission will adjourn to 5:30 pm, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, California.
 
 

    

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