Town of Atherton
Planning Commission
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
6:00 PM
Council Chambers
80 Fair Oaks Lane, Atherton, CA 94027


Town of Atherton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting. 

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Meeting ID: 841 5024 9099

Remote Public Comments:  

Meeting participants are encouraged to submit public comments in writing in advance of the meeting. The following email will be monitored during the meeting and public comments received will be read into the record.   

Email: [email protected]

Commission Member: Chair Eric Lane, Vice Chair Nancy Lerner, Commissioners Bob Polito, Paul Tonelli, Thom Bryant
PUBLIC COMMENTS – Public Comments can be emailed directly to Planning Commission at [email protected]

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Commission on any matter not on the Agenda that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission. State law prohibits the Commission from acting on items not listed on the Agenda except by special action of the Commission under specified circumstances. Speakers’ time is limited to three minutes. Additionally, the public may address the Commission on any subject listed on the Agenda. 
Approval of the July 26th Planning Commission minutes of meeting

Request for a Lot Line Redesignation for a proposed new residence with the front facing northwest as opposed to the southeast, at 80 Coghlan Lane, zoned R1-A (APN 070-040-600 / Permit LLR23-00001)  

CEQA: This project is categorically exempt from further CEQA review pursuant to: CEQA Section 15305, Minor Alterations to Land Use Limitations in areas with average slope of less than twenty percent, which does not result in any changes in land use or density.

Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision. 

IF YOU CHALLENGE the listed projects 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 ot the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the Public Hearing. 

If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the Town at, or prior to, the public hearing.  Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final.  Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.

Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500.  Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.  (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)

AB 2449 & AB 361:

AB 2449 reiterates standard Brown Act teleconference rules, re-codifies the rules set out in AB 361 for times of declared emergency, and also provides for relaxed teleconferencing rules when a member of the legislative body needs to attend remotely for an emergency, or other reasons supported by “just cause.”
Teleconference Rules Available January 1, 2023

A legislative body may hold a “hybrid” (partial teleconference, partial in-person) meeting without having to comply with certain procedural requirements (post agendas at teleconference locations, identify teleconference locations in the agenda, make all teleconference locations open to the public) in the following limited circumstances:
  • One or more members of the legislative body (but less than a quorum) have “just cause” for not attending the meeting in person (childcare or family caregiving need, contagious illness, physical or mental disability need, or travel while on official public business); or
  • One or more members of the legislative body (but less than a quorum) experience an “emergency circumstance” (a physical or family medical emergency that prevents in-person attendance).
The legislative body will continue to have the option to meet via teleconference by following traditional Brown Act rules of identifying, posting, and opening up their teleconference locations.