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PC Minutes 2021-04-28MINUTES PLANNING COMMISSION City Council Chambers Port Angeles, Washington 98362 April 28, 2021 6:00 p.m. REGULAR MEETING PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Vice-Chair Stanley opened the regular meeting at 6:05 p.m. ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Benjamin Stanley (Vice-Chair), Richie Ahuja, Steve Luxton, Marolee Smith, Colin Young City Staff Present: Allyson Brekke (Director) Emma Bolin (Manager) Ben Braudrick (Associate Planner) Chris Cowgill (Assistant City Attorney) Public Present: John Ralston, LaTrisha Suggs PUBLIC COMMENT: John Ralston, City Resident Notified the Commission that he had been interviewed as a stakeholder by MAKERS. He voiced his support of Commissioner Luxton’s points for making home building easier and more efficient in Port Angeles Vice Chair Stanley closed public comments APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Commissioner Smith moved to accept the minutes from the April 14, 2021 meeting. Commissioner Young seconded, all were in approval ACTION ITEMS 1. Work Session: Climate Resiliency Plan Task 4 Preparation Discussion on continued Commissioner work on SWOT analysis review. Planner Braudrick presented the possible methods that the Planning Commission could present the information gathered from the SWOT analysis to Cascadia Consulting, Inc for incorporation into the Final Climate Resiliency Plan. Options included: 1. Take comments as appendix of the Climate Resiliency Plan; 2. Consolidate Comments with comments from the Climate Action Planning Group and the public; 3. Take comments and consolidate them into a larger matrix to evaluate holistically; and DocuSign Envelope ID: 5C72D050-F491-4F9E-853B-308D1335898F Planning Commission Minutes November 13, 2019 Page 2 4. Provide Appendix Memo to the CRP that provides both a summary and individual response with SWOTs as appendix. Vice Chair Stanley presented the Residential and Commercial Sections of the Land Use Element. Discussion followed. The Commission supported Planner Braudrick incorporating all the Elements’ SWOT analyses into a single, approachable document for greater review for consistency and patterns. 2. Action: MAKERS Code Audit Project Discuss City Council 4/27/2021 Work Session with MAKERS on HS2B 1923 code work and nominate 3 Planning Commissioners for Code Audit Project. Director Brekke presented an overview of the proposed broad changes to the City’s Municipal Code. Commission discussion followed. Vice Chair Stanley invited the Commissioners to nominate themselves if them were interested in serving on the sub-committee working with MAKERS on the code update. Director Brekke assured the Commissioners that not serving on the sub-committee would preclude them from actively engaging throughout this process. Commissioner discussion followed. Vice Chair Stanley called for a motion. Commissioner Smith made a motion to appoint Commissioners Smith, Young and Luxton to the Sub-Committee on current code revisions to be interviewed by MAKERS. Commissioner Young seconded, all were in approval. STAFF UPDATES Manager Bolin updated the Commission on the need to change the date for attendance of the Department of Commerce Short Course for Local Planning to June 21 from 6-9:00. Planner Braudrick updated the Commission on potential Planning Commissioner applications the City Council Ad Hoc nomination committee will be reviewing for the last Planning Commission seat. He also mentioned the change of date for the Peninsula Planners Forum from April 22 to May 20 from 1-4:00 pm. REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS Commissioner Smith brought the ad hoc tree board to the Commission’s attention. She would like to see if there is a possibility to have a sub-committee that focuses on trees. Commissioner Young asked if someone from Public Works could update the Commission on capital projects at a future meeting. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. Ben Braudrick, Secretary Andrew Schwab, Chair PREPARED BY: Ben Braudrick, Secretary DocuSign Envelope ID: 5C72D050-F491-4F9E-853B-308D1335898F