Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

Needles, CA: Summary and voting results from the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

A Needles Planning Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Needles Planning Commission Meeting was broadcast live and recorded at ZachNews on Facebook.

** Here is a summary and the voting results that occurred during the meeting: **

**** Old Business: ****

– Agenda Item #6(A):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against approval of a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park, located at 4418 My Place Road, Needles, CA, also known as Assessor’s Parcel Number 0660-251-38.

This agenda item has been continued to the July 3rd, 2019 meeting.

– Agenda Item #6(B):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against amendment of the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Zoning Sections Creating a Mixed use Overlay Zone.

This agenda item has been continued to the July 3rd, 2019 meeting.

**** New Business: ****

– Agenda Item 7(C):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against a General Plan Amendment From a Medium Density Residential designation to Highway Commercial at 3353 Needles Highway designation, also known as APN 0660-101-32.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-19-2019 PC approval of a General Plan Amendment from a Medium Density Residential designation to Highway Commercial at 3353 Needles Highway designation, also known as APN 0660-101-32.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 6-1 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-19-2019 PC approval of a General Plan Amendment from a Medium Density Residential designation to Highway Commercial at 3353 Needles Highway designation, also known as APN 0660-101-32. Needles Planning Commission Member Bob Rath voted “No” on this agenda item.

– Agenda Item 7(D):

Application for a Conditional Use Permit for a two-phase, three-building cultivation facility in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at 3353 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-101-32 and the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-19-2019-2 PC recommending approval for a two-phase, three- building cultivation facility in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at 3353 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-101-32 and the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-19-2019-2 PC recommending approval for a two-phase, three- building cultivation facility in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at 3353 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-101-32 and the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

– Agenda Item 7(E):

Application for a Conditional Use Permit for a marijuana distribution facility, in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at 3353 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-101-32 and the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-19-2019-3 PC approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a marijuana distribution facility, in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at 3353 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-101-32 and the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-19-2019-3 PC approval of a Conditional Use Permit for a marijuana distribution facility, in the C-3 Highway Commercial zone, located at 3353 Needles Highway, also known as APN 0660-101-32 and the adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

– Agenda Item 7(F):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Section 96.08 “Dwelling Units” adding “Accessory Dwelling Unit” and Section 96.00 “Table of Permissible Uses.”

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-4 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Section 96.08 “Dwelling Units” adding “Accessory Dwelling Unit” and Section 96.00 “Table of Permissible Uses.”

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-4 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Section 96.08 “Dwelling Units” adding “Accessory Dwelling Unit” and Section 96.00 “Table of Permissible Uses.”

– Agenda Item 7(G):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article IV Section 94 Adding “Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities.”

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-5 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article IV Section 94 Adding “Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities.”

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-5 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article IV Section 94 Adding “Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities.”

– Agenda Item 7(H):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Rescinding Article VII Section 97.01 “Affordable and Elderly Housing Bonus” and Replacing it with a New Section 97.01 “Density Bonus and Related Incentives and Concessions Program.”

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-6 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Rescinding Article VII Section 97.01 “Affordable and Elderly Housing Bonus” and Replacing it with a New Section 97.01 “Density Bonus and Related Incentives and Concessions Program.”

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 5-1 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-6 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Rescinding Article VII Section 97.01 “Affordable and Elderly Housing Bonus” and Replacing it with a New Section 97.01 “Density Bonus and Related Incentives and Concessions Program.” Needles Planning Commission Member Barbara L. Beard voted “No” on this agenda item.

– Agenda Item 7(I):

A public hearing to consider all evidence and testimony for or against an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article XII Section 112.06 Adding “Emergency Shelters and Supportive and Transitional Housing” and Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses.”

Approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-7 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article XII Section 112.06 Adding “Emergency Shelters and Supportive and Transitional Housing” and Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses.”

Members of the Needles Planning Commission voted 4-2 to approve the Findings of Facts and Resolution No. 06-05-2019-7 PC recommending approval of an amendment to the Needles Municipal Code (NMC) Article XII Section 112.06 Adding “Emergency Shelters and Supportive and Transitional Housing” and Section 96.01 “Table of Permissible Uses,” with additional information; that Eagles Pass area is designated for an emergency shelter area and that Residential 3 Zone can be use for transitional housing. Needles Planning Commission Members Linda Kidd and Barbara L. Beard both voted “No” on this agenda item.

**** Board Requests: ****

Members of the Needles Planning Commission:

**** City Manager Report: ****

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels:

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Cindy Semione, Secretary to the Board, at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 327.

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