Town of Atherton
Planning Commission
January 19,2023
6:00 PM.

Town of Atherton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting. 
Topic: Atherton Planning Commission Special Meeting 
Time: January 19, 2023, 06:00 PM Pacific Time

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Meeting ID: 860 431 8494
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.   
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Planning Commissioners: Chair Eric Lane, Randy Lamb, Nancy Lerner, Perry Narancic, Gabia Konce

Staff: Sung Kwon (Town Planner), Lisa Costa Sanders (Consulting Planner – Housing Element), Andreas Booher (Deputy City Attorney), Francesca Reyes (Office Specialist)


Public Comment limited only for items, which are not on the agenda - upto 3 minutes per person
A. Housing Element Update 2023-2031: The Housing Element has been prepared in accordance with State Law, Government Code Sections 65580 et seq., to provide housing programs to plan for the Town’s RHNA allocation of 348 new housing units during the planning period of 2023-2031 (the "Project"). 

The Draft Housing Element is available on the Town’s website:
CEQA: The consideration and adoption of the Town's initiated Housing Element (6th Cycle) is not a project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The consideration and adoption of the Housing Element is alternatively exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15002 as the adoption of the Housing Element is a planning study and will not have any impacts to the environment.  Further, to the extent the Regional Housing Needs determinations are made, the Project is further exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15283, which provides, “CEQA does not apply to regional housing needs determinations made by the Department of Housing and Community Development, a council of governments, or a city or county pursuant to Section 65584 of the Government Code. Conditions have not changed, and the amendments proposed do not change the City’s determination. A CEQA analysis will be conducted for any future zoning code amendments and/or development of specific projects when those are considered

Applicant:  Town initiated, pursuant to State Housing laws.

Location:  Townwide.

Planning Commission regular meeting will be held on January 25th at 6PM.

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 Planning Commission 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 Planning Commission meeting at the Atherton Library, 2 Dinklespiel, Station Lane, and the Town Administrative Offices, 80 Fair Oaks Lane, Atherton, CA 94027.
In compliance with SB 343, materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Town Administrative Offices, 80 Fair Oaks Lane, during normal business hours.
Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision.

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)