CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR’S HEARING

MEETING AGENDA

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 --- MEETING TIME 5:00 PM

TELECONFERENCE

 

 

 

 

IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS), THIS PUBLIC MEETING IS HELD PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER N-29-20 ISSUED BY CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ON MARCH 17, 2020.  THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA HAS ORDERED ALL CALIFORNIANS TO STAY HOME AND AUTHORIZED PUBLIC MEETINGS TO TAKE PLACE VIA TELECONFERENCE.

 

TO PARTICIPATE BY PROVIDING AN E-COMMENT:

To better facilitate the remote meeting, members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the Director of Planning and Development Services Department.are strongly encouraged to email your comments to Danny Casillas at dcasillas@weho.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Director of Planning and Development Services Department.meeting day.

 

Note:  E-Comments received by 4:00 p.m. will be forwarded to the Director of the Planning and Development Services Department and posted on the City’s website as part of the official meeting record.

 

TO PARTICIPATE BY PROVIDING PUBLIC COMMENT BY TELEPHONE:

This option is to provide public comment via phone ONLY

 

1.     You are strongly encouraged to Email dcasillas@weho.org in advance of the Director of Planning and Development Services Department, to be added to the Public Speaker List for the meeting.  Please include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling, and which item you would like to speak on.

 

2.     Dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (the meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.)

You will be placed on HOLD in the Virtual Waiting Room until it is your turn to speak.

Dial-in:           (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID:    988 4460 6777

 

3.     PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE CALLED TO SPEAK.  Comments from the public are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.

1.       CALL TO ORDER

 

A.              Approval of Agenda

 

B.              Report on Posting of Agenda

          (This agenda was posted at: City Hall, Plummer Park, the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station, and on-line at www.weho.org )

 

2.       APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Approve the minutes of prior Planning & Development Services Department Director’s Hearing.

 

A.              November 5, 2019

 

3.       CONSENT CALENDAR.

A.       1111 HAYWORTH AVENUE

The Director will receive the first of two six-month operational reviews of the new restaurant, located at 1111 Hayworth Avenue named “Tacos Tu Madre” as conditioned in the Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP) approval on November 5, 2019. The approval required that the Director review the conditions of approval at six and 12 months following commencement of the restaurant use to determine whether additional conditions or further restrictions of hours of operation are necessary.
Applicant:   
West Hollywood Taco Shop 26, Inc., Joshua Pourgol

Owner:        LJO Properties LLC

Location:     1111 Hayworth Avenue

Planners:     Gurdeep Kaur, Assistant Planner

 

Recommendation: Receive and file with no action taken.

 

4.       PUBLIC HEARING

 

A.        8461 MELROSE AVENUE, UNIT 3

Applicant requests approval of a Minor Conditional Use Permit (MCUP 20-0001) and Administrative Permit (AP 20-0005) to allow on-site sales, service, and consumption of beer and wine (Type 41) incidental to food service at a new 991-square-foot restaurant space with 249 square feet of outdoor dining (“This or That”).

Applicant:    Irina Zhura

Owner:        The NASA Group

Location:     8461 Melrose Avenue, Unit 3

Planners:     Gurdeep Kaur, Assistant Planner

 

Recommendation: 

Staff recommends that the Director of Planning and Development Services hold the public hearing, consider all pertinent testimony, and conditionally approve the application request by adopting the following:

1) Draft Resolution No. CD 20-252: “A RESOLUTION OF THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DIRECTOR OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD CONDITIONALLY APPROVING AN ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT FOR OUTDOOR DINING AND A MINOR CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW THE SALES, SERVICE, AND CONSUMPTION OF BEER AND WINE INCIDENTAL TO FOOD SERVICE FOR AN NEW RESTAURANT LOCATED AT 8461 MELROSE AVENUE, UNIT 3, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (THIS OR THAT).”

 

5.       EXCLUDED CONSENT CALENDAR.  None

 

6.       ADJOURNMENT:  The Planning & Development Services Department Director will adjourn to a regular meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  Given the local, state and nation state of emergency, this meeting will be a teleconferenced meeting (with detailed instructions for participation included on the posted agenda).

 

 

 


 

 

AGENDA POLICIES

 

The Planning & Development Services Department Director considers a range of requests for development permits, appeals, and planning policy matters, and conducts public hearings on many of its agenda items.  Due to the number, complexity and public interest associated with many agenda items, meetings of the Planning & Development Services Director are generally lengthy.  The Planning & Development Services Department Director makes every effort to proceed as expeditiously as possible; your patience and understanding is appreciated.

 

REQUEST TO SPEAK on an item must be submitted on a Speakers Request Form and submitted to the meeting Secretary.  All requests to address the Planning & Development Services Department Director on Public Hearings items must be submitted prior to the Director’s consideration of the item.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR items will be acted upon by the Planning & Development Services Department Director at one time without discussion, unless the Director pulls a specific item for discussion.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS PROCEDURES on each Public Hearing item include presentation of a staff report; Director questions of staff; a ten (10) minute presentation by the project applicant or applicant’s representative or team, if any; Director questions of the applicant; three (3) minutes (in order to facilitate the meeting, the Director may lengthen or shorten the three (3) minute period for all speakers on a particular agenda item based on the number of persons in attendance wishing to speak or the complexity of the matter under consideration) for each member of the public wishing to speak to the item; five (5) minutes for the project applicant to respond to the public or clarify issues raised by the public; presiding Director decisions.

 

PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC should begin with the speaker stating his or her name and city of residence, followed by a statement regarding the item under consideration.  Please speak to the presiding Director.

 

PROFESSIONALS APPEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR should clearly identify their status, such as “attorney”, “paralegal”, “architect”, “designer”, or “landscape architect”.  Instances of misrepresentation of professional status may be referred to the City Attorney for possible prosecution.

 

LETTERS OR WRITTEN MATERIALS regarding agenda items may be submitted to the City Planning Division staff prior to or at the Director Hearing; written materials submitted at least eight (8) days in advance of the meeting will be included in the Director Hearing packet.  Materials submitted after the deadline may be difficult for the presiding Director to adequately review.

 

ASSIGNING OF TIME is not permitted.

 

ACTIONS OF THE PRESIDING DIRECTOR are legally binding.

 


 

 

The current Planning & Development Services Department Director’s Hearing Agenda and Staff Reports are available on-line at www.weho.org

 

 

 

APPEAL PROCEDURES

Any final determination by the Director of the Planning & Development Services Department may be appealed with just cause and such appeal must be filed within ten (10) calendar days after the Planning & Development Services Department Director’s Hearing action.  This appeal shall be made in written form to the City Clerk’s Office stating the reason for the appeal and accompanied by an appeal fee or required number of signatures.

The City Clerk, upon filing of said appeal, will set petition for public hearing before the Planning Commission at the earliest date.

If you challenge any City of West Hollywood decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues your or someone else raised at the public hearing described on this agenda, or in a written correspondence delivered to the Director of Community Development at, or prior to, the public hearing.