Town of Atherton
Planning Commission
Wednesday, April 26, 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]


Planning Commissioners: Chair Eric Lane, Vice Chair Randy Lamb, Nancy Lerner, Perry Narancic, Bob Polito 

Staff: Sung Kwon (Town Planner), Radha Hayagreev (Senior Planner), Robert Ovadia (Public Works Director) 

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. 
April 26th Planning Commission Minutes of Meeting
Request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the renovation of the existing locker room facilities and 364 sq. ft. building addition for locker room accessibility upgrades, spa, and related amenities at Menlo Circus Club at 190 Park Lane (APN 070-214-080) Permit number CUP23-00002   
CEQA: This project is categorically exempt from further CEQA review pursuant to both Section 15301 (Existing Facilities)

Request for a Tree Protection Zone Exception for three tree exceptions of 6.5x for a 39-inch oak tree to build a detached 1,132 sq. ft. ADU, 5.9x for a 53” oak tree and 1.7x exception for a 46-inch oak tree for a tennis court at 240 Oak Grove Avenue (APN 061-290-050) Permit number PTPZ23-00002

CEQA: The proposal has been determined to be exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to CEQA Section 15303, New Construction of Conversion of Small Structures.  

Request for a Construction Timeline permit penalty appeal regarding the delays in construction of a new 15,500 sq. ft. three-story custom home at 76 Ridge View Drive (APN 073-181-450) Permit number APL23-00001

CEQA: This project is categorically exempt from further CEQA review pursuant to Section 15301 (Existing Facilities)

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.