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PC Minutes 2021-02-10MINUTES PLANNING COMMISSION City Council Chambers Port Angeles, Washington 98362 February 10, 2021 6:00 p.m. REGULAR MEETING PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Chair Stanley opened the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Andrew Schwab (Chair), Benjamin Stanley (Vice-Chair), Richie Ahuja, Steve Luxton, Marolee Smith, Colin Young City Staff Present: Emma Bolin (Manager) Ben Braudrick (Associate Planner) Public Present: John Ralston PUBLIC COMMENT: John Ralston, City Resident Inquired about the Makers stakeholder engagement process. Chair Schwab closed public comments APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Commissioner Young moved to accept the minutes from the January 27, 2020 meeting. Commissioner Ahuja seconded, all were in approval with Commission Smith abstaining because she was not it attendance. ACTION ITEMS 1. Work Session: Climate Resiliency Plan Task 4 Preparation Chair Schwab asked Staff to introduce the topic to revisit the 2019 Amended Comprehensive Plan for Climate and Resiliency related Goals, Policies and Actions to prepare for the Climate Resiliency Plan’s recommended changes to the document. CED Manager Brekke provided background on what had been completed thus far since the Climate Action Consultant, Cascadia Consulting, Inc. had begun work on the planning effort including the January 26 Kick-off meeting and their interest in reaching out to an coordinating the continued efforts of the volunteer groups. Planner Braudrick introduced the City’s Climate Resiliency Plan website and the Comprehensive Plan analysis and the potential SWOT analysis methodologies that the Commission could take in reviewing and providing guidance for the Comprehensive Plan in regard to the Climate Resiliency Plan. The Planning Commission discussion began. It was generally decided that the process should not move too quickly in order to complete the task correctly, and that the SWOT analysis for each Element should include a review of what may be missing from a Climate perspective. The DocuSign Envelope ID: 02AD491C-3DD5-4320-BEDD-A616BCE6BF06 Planning Commission Minutes February 10, 2021 Page 2 Commission assigned themselves the following Chapters to review: Element Reviewer Growth Management Richie Ahuja Land Use – Residential Ben Stanley Land Use – Commercial Ben Stanley Land Use – Industrial Steve Luxton Land Use – Open Space Steve Luxton Transportation Colin Young Utilities and Public Services Richie Ahuja Housing Marolee Smith Conservation Ben Stanley Capital Facilities Andrew Schwab Economic Development Andrew Schwab Parks and Recreation Colin Young Commission Stanley volunteered to review and provide a SWOT analysis on the Conservation Element and allow the Commission to compare it to the example provided by that the consultant Cascadia Consulting, Inc. STAFF UPDATES CED Manager Bolin provided updates on the Cascadia Consulting meet and greet with the Climate Action Volunteer Group. She laid out the near term schedule with Climate Action. The Council is moving forward with an ordinance to allow hotels to provide temporary housing. The Commission might hold a public hearing on February 24th. The March 10th Planning Commission will include a Joint Public Hearing with the Department of Ecology for the Shoreline Master Program Update. The City Council ratified the City Manager singed order replace the City codes allowing for the ability for applicants to choose between 2015 and 2018 Washington Building Codes until July 1, 2021. She asked about the City email that had been provided to Commission Members. Planner Braudrick compliment the Commissioners on their participation at the Joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting and notified them of the Council strategic planning workshop that had taken place. Planner Braudrick invited the Commissioners to the Peninsula Section Planners Forum on February 22nd which will focus on housing equity and strategy. REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS Commission Young reported that he felt the Joint meeting went well and that the City Council had provided direction to the Commission to bring forward resolutions to them. It would be worthwhile to start working with Staff to organize more discussion on what should be moved forward. Commissioner Ahuja agreed about the Joint Meeting and that the Commission should discuss what they wanted to prioritize. Commissioner Stanley agreed with the previous Commissioners comments. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m. DocuSign Envelope ID: 02AD491C-3DD5-4320-BEDD-A616BCE6BF06 Planning Commission Minutes February 10, 2021 Page 3 Ben Braudrick, Secretary Andrew Schwab, Chair PREPARED BY: Ben Braudrick, Secretary DocuSign Envelope ID: 02AD491C-3DD5-4320-BEDD-A616BCE6BF06