Virtual Meeting - See Agenda  
for Participation Information  
City of Santa Rosa  
Planning Commission  
Meeting Minutes - Final  
Thursday, June 9, 2022  
4:30 PM  
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL  
Chair Weeks called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.  
Planning Commission Roll Call:  
Present 4 - Chair Karen Weeks, Commissioner Jeffrey Holton,  
Commissioner Jeff Okrepkie, and Commissioner Patti Cisco  
Absent 3 - Vice Chair Julian Peterson, Commissioner Charles  
Carter, and Commissioner Vicki Duggan  
Housing Authority Roll Call:  
Present 6 - Chair Diane Test, Commissioner Jeffrey Burke,  
Commissioner Wayne Downey, Commissioner Thomas LaPenna,  
Commissioner Scott McWhorter, and Commissioner Yvonne  
Rawhouser  
Absent 1 - Vice Chair Jeffrey Owen  
2. STUDY SESSION  
2.1  
STUDY SESSION - DRAFT 2023-2031 HOUSING ELEMENT REVIEW  
BACKGROUND: Study Session to review the draft 2023-2031 Housing  
Element. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the  
draft Housing Element and receive public comment before the draft is  
submitted to the State Housing and Community Development  
Department. The Housing Element includes a housing needs  
assessment, evaluation of the existing housing element, housing site  
inventory analysis, fair housing assessment, potential and actual  
government constraints analysis, analysis of the Growth Management  
Ordinance, and housing implementation goals, policies, and programs  
to support housing production, housing affordability, and housing for  
special needs populations, among other topics. This presentation will  
include an analysis of how the City will meet objectives of the Regional  
Housing Needs Allocation.  
The Housing Element will come back for final action in January 2023,  
after the review by the State Housing and Community Development  
Department has been completed.  
PRESENTING PLANNER: Amy Lyle  
Chair Weeks opened the joint Planning Commission/Housing  
Authority study session.  
Staff and the consultant team presented.  
Staff and the consultant team responded to Commissioner inquiries.  
Chair Weeks opened public comment.  
George McKinney shared concerns regarding the Housing Element.  
Carol Pence shared concerns regarding the Housing Element.  
Crystal Antoine shared concerns regarding the Housing Element.  
Gregory Fearon spoke regarding the Housing Element.  
Margaret DeMatteo spoke shared concerns regarding the Housing  
Element.  
Duane DeWitt shared concerns regarding the Housing Element and  
the outreach done for the General Plan Update.  
Deborah McKay requested that hard copies be made available to  
the community.  
Chair Weeks closed the public comment period.  
Staff responded to Commissioner inquiries.  
Housing Authority Commissioners provided comments and  
feedback.  
Planning Commissioners provided comments and feedback.  
ADJOURN SPECIAL JOINT MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND  
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND RECONVENE TO THE PLANNING  
COMMISSION SCHEDULED ITEMS.  
Chair weeks closed the joint Planning Commission/Housing Authority study  
session at 6:46 p.m.  
Chair Weeks recessed the meeting at 6:46 p.m. and reconvened the  
meeting at 6:52 p.m.  
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
None.  
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS  
Duane DeWitt spoke regarding public outreach.  
5. COMMISSION BUSINESS  
5.1 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE  
Chair Weeks read aloud the Statement of Purpose.  
5.2 COMMISSIONER REPORTS  
None.  
5.3 OTHER (i.e. VICE CHAIR ELECTION, NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS)  
None.  
6. DEPARTMENT REPORTS  
Staff Liaison Hartman presented.  
7. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION BY COMMISSIONERS  
None.  
8. CONSENT ITEM(S)  
None.  
9. SCHEDULED ITEM(S)  
9.1*  
PUBLIC HEARING - CHERRY RANCH DEVELOPMENT - PLANNING  
PROJECT - 930 FRESNO AVE - PRJ20-018  
BACKGROUND: The proposed Cherry Ranch Subdivision project  
requires the adoption of an Addendum to the Southwest Area Projects  
Subsequent Environmental Impact Report, approval of a Minor  
Conditional Use Permit for the construction of a small lot subdivision,  
and approval of a Tentative Map for the creation of 67 lots to  
accommodate residential development. The project proposes to  
construct 67 single-family dwellings - 62 single-family attached (duplex)  
dwellings and five single-family detached dwellings - in a small lot  
subdivision proposed to be located at a currently undeveloped parcel.  
PROJECT PLANNER: Conor McKay  
PRESENTING PLANNER:Monet Sheikhali  
Ex Parte Disclosure: None.  
Planner Monet Sheikhali presented.  
Staff and Applicant Representatives responded to Commissioner  
inquiries.  
Chair Weeks opened and closed the Public Hearing at 7:23 p.m.  
A motion was made by Commissioner Okrepkie, seconded by  
Commissioner Cisco, to waive reading of the text and adopt:  
RESOLUTION NO. PC2022-010 ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE  
PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA ADOPTING AN  
ADDENDUM TO THE SOUTHWEST AREA PROJECTS SUBSEQUENT  
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (STATE CLEARINGHOUSE NO.  
2002092016) FOR THE CHERRY RANCH SUBDIVISION, LOCATED AT 930  
FRESNO AVENUE - ASSESSOR'S PARCEL NUMBER(S) 035-101-004 -  
FILE NUMBER PRJ20-018  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
4 -  
Yes:  
Chair Weeks, Commissioner Holton, Commissioner Okrepkie and  
Commissioner Cisco  
3 -  
Absent:  
Vice Chair Peterson, Commissioner Carter and Commissioner  
Duggan  
A motion was made by Commissioner Okrepkie, seconded by  
Commissioner Cisco, to waive reading of the text and adopt as  
amended:  
RESOLUTION NO. PC2022-011 ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE  
PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA MAKING  
FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS AND APPROVING A CONDITIONAL  
USE PERMIT FOR THE CHERRY RANCH SUBDIVISION, A 67-UNIT  
RESIDENTIAL SMALL LOT SUBDIVISION - LOCATED AT 930 FRESNO  
AVENUE, APN 035-101-004 - FILE NUMBER PRJ20-018  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
4 -  
Yes:  
Chair Weeks, Commissioner Holton, Commissioner Okrepkie and  
Commissioner Cisco  
3 -  
Absent:  
Vice Chair Peterson, Commissioner Carter and Commissioner  
Duggan  
A motion was made by Commissioner Okrepkie, seconded by  
Commissioner Cisco, to waive reading of the text and adopt:  
RESOLUTION NO. PC2022-012 ENTITLED: RESOLUTION OF THE  
PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA APPROVING A  
TENTATIVE MAP FOR THE CHERRY RANCH SUBDIVISION, TO  
SUBDIVIDE A 6.87-ACRE PARCEL INTO 67 LOTS, LOCATED AT 930  
FRESNO AVENUE, APN 035-101-004 - FILE NUMBER PRJ20-018  
The motion carried by the following vote:  
4 -  
Yes:  
Chair Weeks, Commissioner Holton, Commissioner Okrepkie and  
Commissioner Cisco  
3 -  
Absent:  
Vice Chair Peterson, Commissioner Carter and Commissioner  
Duggan  
10. ADJOURNMENT  
Chair Weeks adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.  
Approved on: June 23, 2022  
s/Michelle Montoya  
Recording Secretary