Planning Commission 
October 22, 2019
7:00 PM

City Hall Council Chamber
330 W.
20th Avenue
San Mateo CA 94403
Mike Etheridge, Chair
Ellen Mallory, Vice Chair
John Ebneter
Ramiro Maldonado
Margaret Williams


Pledge Allegiance

Roll Call 

All matters listed under the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion without discussion. If discussion is desired, that item may be removed and considered separately.

Planning Commission – Meeting Minutes Approval

Approve the Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting of September 24, 2019


During the public comment period, members of the public may speak on general items of interest within the Commission's jurisdiction that are not on the agenda.  Each member of the public may speak for a maximum of three minutes with a maximum of 15 minutes for the entire public comment period. The Chair shall determine whether the matter is within the Commission's jurisdiction. The Commission shall not act on or discuss any matters raised during the public comment period, which are not on the agenda, but shall refer such matters to staff for review and/or request such matters be placed on a future agenda

Planning Commission decisions are final unless appealed to the City Council in accordance with Section 27.08.090 of the San Mateo Municipal Code. The time within which judicial review of any final decision may be sought is governed by Code of Civil Procedure section 1094.6. If any person challenges a Planning action in court, they may be limited to raising only those issues raised at the public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Mateo, at or prior to, the public hearing. Some public hearings will be automatically referred to City Council and those will be indicated below.

866 Viewridge Drive - Single-Family Dwelling Design Review (SFDDR) and Special Use Permit (SUP) (PA-2016-074)

That the Planning Commission approve PA-2016-074 866 Viewridge Drive - Single-Family Dwelling Design Review and Special Use Permit by making the following motions:

A.  Find the project exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act as a Class I Section 15301 Section (l)(1) “Existing Facilities” and Class 3 Section 15303 (a) “New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures” Categorical Exemptions based on the findings attached as Attachment 1; and
B.  Approve the Single Family Dwelling Design Review (SFDDR) for the construction of a new one-story, single-family residence and a Special Use Permit (SUP) for demolition of 100 percent of the existing structure’s exterior walls and new roof structures based on the Findings for Approval in Attachment 1 and subject to the Conditions of Approval in Attachment 2.

Commission Members and Staff report on their various assignments and Commission requests for scheduling future items


Any supplemental material distributed to the Planning Commission after the posting of the agenda will be available for public review in the Planning Division Office.

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